I’mgonnabesomebody took a narrow lead at the top of the stretch and repelled the challenges of both Rio King and Tripoli to win the $100,000 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields by two lengths on Monday, 29 May.
The five-year-old gelding provided his sire, Will Take Charge, with his second Stakes winner of the long holiday weekend, joining Miss Yearwood, who captured the Keertana Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
I’mgonnabesomebody, who entered the race off a four-month layoff, showed no signs of rust as he broke alertly and allowed himself to be settled just behind the leading duo of Mastering (Street Sense) and American Farmer. I’mgonnabesomebody edged ahead of American Farmer into second, right off the flank of Mastering, who led the field onto the backstretch.
I’mgonnabesomebody continued to press Mastering as the field swept through the far turn before taking a narrow lead at the top of the stretch. The blaze-faced chestnut was all heart as he turned back bids from Rio King and Tripoli to win easily.
Bred in Kentucky by Elm Tree Farm LLC, I’mgonnabesomebody is out of the mare Brown Rice, a Stakes-placed daughter of Big Brown. Brown Rice is out of the Multiple Stakes-placed mare, Saffronista, winner of the OBS Championship Stakes and Runaway Marcie Stakes.
Will Take Charge is completing his first season at Darley Japan in 2023. Winner of the Eclipse Award as Champion 3-year-old colt in 2013, he is the sire of There Goes Harvard, winner of the 2022 G1 Hollywood Gold Cup and G1 Kentucky Oaks third-place finisher, Will’s Secret. In addition to I’mgonnabesomebody and Miss Yearwood, Will Take Charge is also represented in 2023 by Princess Bettina, winner of the Listed China Doll Stakes.