Arcadia, CA (January 14, 2019)-Mr. Big‘s Big Score an upset winner of the 2017 GIII Transylvania S., hadn’t competed outside of stakes company since his successful debut at two. He was last been seen finishing a late-running fourth in the GIII Seabiscuit H. at Del Mar Nov. 24, and was 7-5 against a field in which every participant had most recently competed at the graded level.
In his usual spot at the back of the pack early, the dark bay advanced along the inside but found no running room as they entered the lane. Completely buried until mid-stretch, Joel Rosario finally worked him to the far outside and he responded with a rush to get up by a half-length over La Ken (Arg) (Easing Along).
The winner’s now 3-year-old half-sister Mucho Unusual (Mucho Macho Man) was second in a pair of Cal-bred stakes last season. He has a yearling full-brother and his dam was bred again to Mr. Big last term.
His lifetime record is 17-4-4-3, $635,372 and he was bred by his owner George Krikorian.