All American Derby Qualifier: Myst Fit
Gray Gelding, Separatist-Mystifying by Mr Jess Perry
Race Record: 9-5-1-1 $151,453
Breeder: Dr. Steve Burns
Owner: Newman Cattle Co. and Bobby Simmons
Trainer: Trey Wood
Jockey: Ricky Ramirez
Qualifying time: :21.561
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RACE RECORD: Third or better in seven of nine career starts, and five of six this year, Myst Fit earlier this year won the Oklahoma Derby (G3). He contested the Rainbow Derby, a race that also featured Hold Air Hostage, Duponte and Magestic Eagle.
BREEDER: Dr. Steve Burns is one of the sport’s leading breeders; this year, he sits at No. 6 on the list of breeders by money earned. Based at his Menifee, California, Burns Ranch, where he stands a battery of stallions that includes Walk Thru Fire, Foose and Favorite Cartel. He has bred the earners of more than $13.5 million, including champions Separate Fire and Haulin Pass.
OWNER: Newman Cattle and Bobby Simmons partner on a few horses, including Myst Fit, and the partnership has earned more than $166,000.
TRAINER: Trainer Trey Wood continues the family tradition of training winning horses. Since 2006, he has saddled the earners of more than $13.8 million, including 13 Grade 1 wins. Earlier this year, he trained Tough To Bee to co-win the Ruidoso Derby (G1) and Bodacious Eagle to win the Leo Stakes (G1).
QUALIFYING JOCKEY: Champion jockey Ricky Ramirez has ridden the earners of more than $27.2 million, including Grade 1 horses Miss Racy Jess, Tres Friends, Bodacious Dash and High Plains Perry.
PEDIGREE: Leading stallion Separatist is a 20-year-old son of Chicks Beduino. A three-time champion on the track, he has sired the earners of more than $23.8 million, including champions like DM Shicago, Moonist and Inseperable.
Mystifying is a 9-year-old daughter of Mr Jess Perry. A half-sister to stakes winner Austiana, Mystifying has produced two winners from three starters. Their dam, Megamystery, is a full-sister to the 1981 mare Meganette ($657,620).