Vindictive, a 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo owned by Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stable LLC and LNJ Foxwoods, registered the highest maiden Beyer Speed Figure of the year thus far at Saratoga on July 28.
The colt won a hard-fought stretch battle with Pipeline, winning the 1 1/8-mile contest by a head in a very good 1:49.51. Pipeline was the pacesetter, with Vindictive never more than two lengths from the lead before he wore down the frontrunner in the final sixteenth.
Vindictive earned a Beyer of 96 in what was his second lifetime start. He was third in his June 12 debut at a one-turn mile at Belmont Park. The bay colt is trained by Todd Pletcher.
Vindictive, who cost $200,000 as a Keeneland yearling, is out of multiple stakes winner Exotic Bloom and is a half-brother to $3 million earner and Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Stopchargingmaria.