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Into Mischief - Assets of War, by Lawyer Ron
2016, B, Height: 16

"I cannot remember a 2-year-old starting off his career with two more brilliant performances. It is extremely rare to see a horse like Instagrand... I have seen a number of these youngsters, such as Graustark, Hoist the Flag, Raise A Native, and Danzig. All came out like gangbusters, running a hole in the wind. Ironically, all became top-class sires."

Steve Haskin

"I do not use the term often, but that’s a freak."

Kurt Hoover, TVG

"He is immensely gifted. He sure does have that 'Wow' factor."

Steve Haskin, Bloodhorse

Dominating son of Into Mischief
  • Led gate to wire to win the Best Pal S. (G2) by 10 1/4 lengths in just his second start, stamping himself the favorite for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)
  • Undefeated at two: Named a TDN Rising Star after winning his debut MdSpWt winner by 10 lengths, running 5 furlongs in :56 flat and the last furlong is :11.19, stopping the clock only .32 of a second off the track record
  • Extremely precocious: $1.2 million Gulfstream purchase after breezing in :10 flat - highest-priced colt of the sale and his sire's first seven-figure sale
  • Placed in the Gotham S. (G3) in his 3YO debut, earning a 5 Ragozin and finishing just behind multiple G1 winner Mind Control
  • Set the pace in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), his two-turn debut, placing just behind Champion 2YO & Breeders' Cup winner Game Winner, earning a 95 Beyer
  • In his first four starts, he earned a 10, 8, 5, 8 on the Ragozin scale and 104, 103, 102, 100 on Equibase
  • A++ TrueNicks
  • By leading sire Into Mischief, the heir to the Storm Cat line
  • From the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Irish Smoke and Book Review
  • First book of mares included Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) champion BLUE PRIZE (ARG), G1 winner/5-time SW CONCRETE ROSE, consistent Graded stakes performer/G1-placed BRILL, and INDIAN MISS, dam of Champion Sprinter MITOLE and G1 winner HOT ROD CHARLIE. First foals in 2022

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By: Alan Porter

A $1,2,000,000 two-year-old in training purchase, Instagrand was a debut winner by 10 lengths going five furlongs in 56:00, and followed up with 10¼ lengths victory in the Best Pal Stakes (G2), demonstrating himself to be one of the most spectacular juvenile colts to represent the sensational Leading Sire, and twice Leading Sire of Two-Year-Olds, Into Mischief.

Into Mischief has sired the brilliant Goldencents out of a mare by Banker’s Gold, and four stakes winners, including multiple grade one winner Practical Joke, out of mares by Distorted Humor (sire of Flower Alley, Sharp Humor, Drosselmeyer, Maclean’s Music and Jimmy Creed). Banker’s Gold and Distorted Humor are both sons of Forty Niner, a stallion who could also be introduced through mares by Coronado’s Quest, Editor’s Note, End Sweep, Jules, Luhuk, Gold Fever, Roar (broodmare sire of an Into Mischief stakes winner), Trippi (broodmare sire of an Into Mischief graded winner) and Twining

The Into Mischief cross with mares from the Gone West branch of Mr. Prospector has also been a very successful one. Grade one winner Mia Mischief and graded winners Engage and Mischievous Alex are out of mares by Speightstown (sire of Munnings); daughters of Mr. Greeley have supplied grade one winner Authentic and stakes winner More Mischief; from a mare by Grand Slam, Into Mischief sired graded winner Strict Compliance, and he has graded winner Somebeyay out of a mare by Grand Slam son, Limehouse. There are also Into Mischief stakes winners out of mares by Gone West sons Elusive Quality (sire of Quality Road) and Proud Citizen.

Into Mischief has crossed well with mares from the Fappiano line particularly through Unbridled, who appears as broodmare sire of his brilliant daughter Covfefe. There are three stakes winners out of mares by Unbridled’s Song, as well graded winner Maximus Mischief out of a mare by his son, Songandapyaer, and a stakes winner out of a mare by his three-quarters brother, Malabar Gold. There is also a stakes winner out of a mare by Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister). A son of Into Mischief has a stakes winner out of a mare by Broken Vow, and Grindstone and his son Birdstone are also worth considering. Out of a mare from the Cryptoclearance branch of Fappiano Into Mischief has graded stakes winner Conquest Enforcer out of a mare by Victory Gallop, and twp stakes winners out of  mares by Candy Ride (sire of Twirling Candy).

Into Mischief has graded winner Golden Mischief out of a mare by Mr. Prospector son, Carson City, and graded winner Gas Station Sushi out of a mare by Carson City son Five Star Day, which also suggests daughters of City Zip, Pollard’s Vision or Cuvee. Into Mischief has sired stakes winners out of daughters of Mutakddim and Bob and John (both by Seeking the Gold, also sire of Petionville and Cape Town), and graded stakes winner Miss Mischief out of a mare by Lemon Drop Kid (by Kingmambo). Overall, almost any strain of Mr. Prospector might prove positive here, but we can note that Into Mischief also has a graded winner out of a mare by Line in the Sand, and stakes winners out of mares by Thunder Gulch and Pulling Punches (by Two Punch, also sire of Smoke Glacken). 

Looking at the Northern Dancer line, Instagrand is out of a mare by a grandson of Danzig, and since this strain has done well under Into Mischief, it could well pay to cross This includes graded winner Can The Man out of a mare by Danzig himself and stakes winners out of mares by Lil’s Lad and Polish Numbers. There are numerous other sources of Danzig that would appeal here, including Belong to Me (who looks particularly interesting), Hard Spun, War Front and Exchange Rate.  

Into Mischief’s graded stakes winner Vyjack is out of a mare by Stravinsky, a son of the Northern Dancer horse, Nureyev. Other sources of Nureyev include Fasliyev, Spinning World, Theatrical and Atticus. He is also emerging as an option for the Medaglia d’Oro branch of Sadler’s Wells – a three-quarters brother to Nureyev – with a stakes winner out of a mare by Medaglia d’Oro (by El Prado) and another out of a mare by that horse’s son, Warrior’s Reward. This would suggest trying mares by other El Prado sons, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller. From another branch of Northern Dancer, Into Mischief graded scorer Go Google Yourself out of a mare by Deputy Minster, and another stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s son, Mr. Purple. It is also possible to introduce Deputy Minster through Silver Deputy, Awesome Again, Touch Gold, Deputy Commander, Salt Lake, Dehere, French Deputy, Forest Camp, Ghostzapper, Posse and Badge of Silver.

Into Mischief’s talented son, Vicar’s In Trouble, is one of two stakes winners out of a mare by Vicar, a son of Wild Again, and from the line of Into Mischief’s sire, Harlan’s Holiday, there are stakes winners out of mares by Wild Again himself as well as Milwaukee Brew and Wild Rush. This strain could also be brought in through Offlee Wild and Whiskey Wisdom. There is also an Into Mischief stakes winner out of a mare by Mazel Trick, by Phone Trick, from the Clever Trick branch of Wild Again’s sire, Icecapade, a three-quarters relative to Northern Dancer.

Looking at mares from the A.P. Indy line we can note millionaire Owendale out of a mare Bernardini (sire of Stay Thirsty and To Honor and Serve) and a stakes winner out of a mare by the similarly-bred Tapit (sire of Constitution, Tapizar and Trappe Shot). There are also stakes winners out of mares by Aptitude and Congrats (a brother to Flatter), which additionally suggests daughters of such as Pulpit – the sire of Tapit and also of Sky MesaMalibu Moon and Mineshaft (sire of Dialed In and Discreetly Mine). A.P. Indy is a son of Seattle Slew and Into Mischief also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Capote (sire of Boston Harbor).

From the Relaunch line, Into Mischief has sired graded winner Comical out of sister to Colonel John, a a son of Tiznow, and a son of Into Mischief is sire of multiple graded winner Mr. Money out of a mare by Tiznow (also sire of Tiz Wonderful and Tizway). From this line, Into Mischief also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back), and a stakes winner out of a mare by Skywalker (sire of Bertrando and grandsire of Officer).

Into Mischief’s spectacular daughter Gamine is out of a mare by Kafwain, and he also has graded winner  One Liner out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Cherokee Run, and a stakes winner out of a mare by another son of that horse, Yonaguska. Into Mischief’s sire, Harlan’s Holiday sired Champion Shanghai Bobby out of a mare by Orientate (by Mt. Livermore, also sire of Housebuster and Peaks and Valleys), who is also broodmare sire of graded winner Wildman Jack by a son of Into Mischief. There is also a stakes winner by Into Mischief out of a mare by Blushing Groom son, Rahy.  

line Into Mischief is sire of grade one winner Audible out of a mare by Gilded Time, from the Damascus line, and also has a graded winner Mischievous Mama out of a mare by Afternoon Deelites, who is also by that line and by Private Terms, a son of Private Account (who is available through Corporate Report, Personal Flag, Unaccounted For, Secret Hello and Valley Crossing). We can also note that Into Mischief has a graded winners Dayoutoftheoffice and Frank’s Rockette out of mares by Indian Charlie (sire of Uncle Mo).

Pedigree for INSTAGRAND

Printable Blood-Horse Stallion Register Page | Dosage: DP = 0-1-1-0-0 (2) DI = 3.00 CD = 0.50
b. 2005
b. 1999
dkb/br. 1989
b. 1992
b. 1996
br. 1986
b. 1990
ch. 2010
ch. 2003
b. 1992
b. 1995
ch. 1990
ch. 1980
ch. 1984
INSTAGRAND modified: 8/3/2022

Performance Record for INSTAGRAND

Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 2 2(1) 0 0 $144,000
3 4 0 0 2(2) $161,100
4 3 0 0 1 $11,660
Totals 9 2(1) 0 3(2) $316,760

Won at 2
  • Best Pal S. (G2) at Del Mar (6f, by 10 1/4 lengths, defeating Sparky Ville, Synthesis, Owning, Mason Dixon).
  • A maiden special weight at Los Alamitos (5f, by 10 lengths in career debut, defeating No Treble, Pullfromthecloud, Macwinnon, Dark Prince, Mr Bingley).
3rd at 3
  • Santa Anita Derby (G1) at Santa Anita (8.5f, to Roadster, Game Winner, defeating Nolo Contesto, Synthesis, More Ice).
  • Gotham S. (G3) at Aqueduct (8f, to Haikal, Mind Control, defeating Much Better, Family Biz, Tikhvin Flew, Knicks Go, Not That Brady).
3rd at 4
  • An allowance race at Santa Anita (8f, to Justinian, California Street, defeating Platinum Equity, Federal Case, Potantico).
2018 2019 2020
Invest (7,500) (21,250) (21,250)
Reduction in tax 50,000
Federal Tax Rate 0.34 17,000 0 0
Value of two Breedings - 20,000 20,000
Net (Cost) Benefit 9,500 (1,250) (1,250)
Cumulative (Cost) Benefit 9,500 8,250 7,000
  • * Spend $7,500 in Year 1
  • * Receive $17,000 Tax Benefit in Year 1 based on executed Promissory Note
  • * Receive two breedings per year for the first four breeding seasons
  • ** After three years, net cash benefit of $7,000 + plus potential for Four Live Foals

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