The Phoenix Thoroughbreds owned Little Menace claimed his first stakes success, dominating the Grand Prairie Derby at Lone Star Park from start to finish on Saturday, June 29.
Stretching out to the one and one-sixteenth mile trip for the first time the son of Spendthrift Farm’s Into Mischief relished every inch of the journey to pull out a comfortable win. Jockey Stewart Elliott used all of his experience as he took the colt into the early lead. From the front, the rider was able to dictate the pace, slowing the fractions to suit his mount. Once in the stretch, Little Menace kicked for home and after a furlong and a half battle with Sir Rick, he was able to pull away with the race chart recording a three and a quarter length victory.
“He broke decent enough and put himself there on his own. It allowed me to sit on him and let him get comfortable which allowed us to have plenty to finish off with.”
Now the Little Menace is proven over two turns Phoenix Thoroughbreds and Steve Asmussen have a few more option on the table for the talented colt