Gr.1 Metropolitan Handicap (aka The Met Mile) winner Mitole has been acquired by Spendthrift Farm and will enter stud in 2020.
The three time Gr.1 winner was campaigned by the Heiligbrodts and trainer Steve Asmussen, Mitole asserted himself as one of the best horses in training with a seven-race win streak dating to his 3-year-old campaign. After a breakout six-furlong allowance win in 1:09:16 at Oaklawn Park, Mitole began a run of six wins where he earned triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures.
Mitole took aim at graded stakes company next, impressively capturing the Gr.3 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap before back-to-back grade 1 wins in the Churchill Downs Stakes and Met Mile, in which he defeated grade/group 1 winners McKinzie, Thunder Snow, Promises Fulfilled, and Firenze Fire while stopping the timer in 1:32.75 and earning his second 108 Beyer.
An earner of more than US$2 million, Mitole is by Eskendereya, who's also the sire of 2017 Met Mile winner Mor Spirit another Spendthrift stallion.
Mitole was bred in Kentucky by Edward Cox Jr. and hails from the Indian Charlie mare Indian Miss.