Direct Deceit Snares the Catlaunch!

Mike Annechino

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Zamaiko Photography

Fresh off of a claim just 8 days ago, trainer/owner Edwin Vizcarrondo’s Direct Deceit rolled down the stretch to capture the Catlaunch Stakes for Accredited Ohio Breds in 1:46:62 for the 1 and 1/16 miles over a good Thistledown track. Piloted by Angel Diaz, the son of Twinspired out of the Outrageouslyfunny mare Funnys Approval defeated Mobil Solution by 2 lengths with Firsthand Justice another half length back in third.

Direct Deceit sat behind the pack into a rocky first turn that featured some bumping and banging then moved 4-5 wide down the backstretch before engaging Mobil Solution turning for home and pulling away. The Bobby Rankin bred 6 year old gelding notched his first stakes triumph and crossed the $200,000 mark in lifetime earnings.

A full field of 11 entered the starting gate for today’s stake. The total earnings of the field is now more than $2.5 MILLION which would be an average of $230,000 per horse! This demonstrates once again the incredible value and opportunity owning an Ohio Bred – and particularly an Accredited Ohio Bred – represents!

The OTBO is conducting its Annual Mixed Sale at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on October 15th at 2 PM. Over 90 horses are entered in the sale including many young prospects who could some day win the Catlaunch themselves! Come out and buy yourself a winner!!!

Congratulations to all the winning connections.

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