BLAME’s Grade 1-placed Mucho became his sire’s newest stakes winner on Saturday after a victory in the Challedon Stakes by a length.
Racing over six furlongs on the Pimlico dirt with Reylu Gutierrez aboard, Mucho was the first to the front before he settled into second on the new leader’s hip.
As they crossed into the final quarter mile, Mucho upped the pressure and wore the leader down late to take over command in the final sixteenth. There was no challenge against him and Mucho used that distance to build up a small margin on the field, finishing first by a length for owners WSS Racing and 4 G Racing.
Trained by John Alexander Ortiz, Mucho took his earnings to $503,029 with his sixth win in 25 career starts. The Claiborne and Adele B. Dilschneider-bred has won at least one race each of his four years on the track with his seven placings led by a close second in the 2018 Hopeful Stakes (G1).
Mucho is the second stakes winner for his winning dam Extent after FIRST SAMURAI’s Iowa Oaks (G3) winner Size. In all, Extent has produced six winners from seven to race. Extent is also a half-sister to stakes winners Cease and Total and the dam of FLATTER’s multiple stakes winner Sower and LEA’s stakes winner Vast.
Bred 3 x 3 to the great broodmare Bound, Mucho also sees Grade 1 winner Archipenko and Grade 3 winner Carve in addition to his sire BLAME under his third dam.
The horse is the 34th worldwide stakes winner for BLAME to take his percentage to 7.82% stakes winners after already contributing to his 16.11% stakes performers percentage.