Richard Golden’s homebred Clever Mind made an auspicious career debut Oct. 21 at Laurel Park, rallying from last to capture the $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery by 2 lengths.

Clever Mind wins 2017 Maryland Million NurseryA Graham Motion-trained juvenile son of Northview Stallion Station’s freshman sire Buffum, Clever Mind is out of Two’s Cozy, dam of 2016 Maryland-bred champion steeplechaser Top Striker. Clever Mind was offered at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling sale, but returned home a $100,000 RNA.

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