Yearling Grad Sutton Impact Shows Stakes Quality at Oaklawn Park

February 4, 2018 – Sutton Impact sped to his second straight wire-to-wire victory in the 7th at Oaklawn Park, a 6-furlong Allowance contest.

Racing in the colors of M & M Racing, Sutton Impact broke inward from post 9 but had his course quickly corrected by jockey David Cohen. The pair rocketed to the front and held a 4-length advantage at the top of the Oaklawn Park stretch. They coasted home from there, crossing the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front, stopping the clock in 1:09.89.

The final clocking is just .04 seconds off the final time of the $125,000 King Cotton Stakes at the same distance one race later.

Sutton Impact isn’t the only Stakes-quality runner in his family. His Super Saver half–sister Super Allison won the 2016 New York Oaks and earned over $150,000. She’s being offered by South Point Sales as Hip #470 at the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale on February 6.

A 4-year-old gelding by Tizway, Sutton Impact was bred by Felicia & Doug Branham and sold by South Point Sales for $45,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September Yearling sale. He’s now won 3 of his 8 starts and bankrolled $92,109. He broke his Maiden gate-to-wire in his debut last April at Santa Anita before being sent off as the fourth choice in the Grade 3 Lazaro Barrera Stakes.

Sutton Impact is among the 5 South Point Sales graduates to find the winner’s circle during the early weeks of 2018.

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