Nysos leaves rivals in his wake in a powerhouse performance to win the G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes

Three-year-old Nyquist colt wins going away to remain perfect in three starts

Nysos continued his domination of the California three-year-old crop with a scintillating seven-and-a-half length romp in Santa Anita’s G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

It was the second straight Graded Stakes win for the son of Nyquist, who captured the G3 Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar last time out. Nysos remains undefeated in three career starts.

Nysos was off a step slowly and as a result, was forced to settle further back off the pace than he had in prior starts. Jockey Flavien Prat kept Nysos relaxed early, content to let Wine Me Up, Scatify and Mc Vay set a swift pace through the early stages. Nysos began closing on the leaders on the far turn, making a bold move while racing three-wide.

The race was over at the top of the stretch, as Nysos took command and began to draw off, eventually winning by seven-and-a-half lengths while still under a hand ride.

Bred in Kentucky by Susie Atkins, Nysos is out of the mare, Zetta Z, an unraced daughter of Bernardini. Nysos was purchased by his current connections for $550,000 at the 2023 OBS April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The colt is a half-brother to the Stakes-placed filly, Attabe (Distorted Humor), and hails from the immediate family of G1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner, Unbridled Elaine and of Graded Stakes winners, Etched (G2 Meadowlands Cup), Emotionless (G2 Champagne Stakes in Eng.) and Out Of Bounds (G3 Sham Stakes).

Nyquist enters the year off a stellar 2023, which saw him represented by such stars as the filly Randomized, winner of the G1 Alabama and Slow Down Andy, winner of the G1 Awesome Again Stakes. Nyquist was also represented by G2 Mother Goose winner Xigera and G2 Amsterdam winner, New York Thunder.

Nyquist will stand the 2024 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for $85,000, stands and nurses.