Insights on the American Racing Scene for May 17, 2018

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By Brian DiDonato

2nd-BEL, $100K, Msw, 2yo, 5f, 2:04 p.m. ET
Todd Pletcher-trained newcomer OUTSHINE (Malibu Moon) is 4-5 on David Aragona’s morning line. A $260,000 KEENOV weanling, he was acquired for $625,000 at Keeneland September, making him the third-most-expensive Malibu Moon yearling sold at auction last year. Out of multiple stakes-placed turf sprinter Life Lesson (Unbridled’s Song), Outshine is a full-sister to $750,000 weanling and speedy two-time winner Bowie. The Malibu Moon-Unbridled’s Song cross has been an extremely potent one, responsible for Grade I-winning ‘TDN Rising Stars’ Magnum Moon and Moonshine Memories. TJCIS PPs

3rd-CD, $47K, Msw, 2yo, 5f, 5:58 p.m. ET
Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen is particularly deadly in the Churchill Downs spring baby races, and here he’ll unveil a full-brother to his versatile and hard-knocking GI Nearctic S. and GII Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint hero Regally Ready (More Than Ready) in the form of SIR TRUEBADOUR. The $300,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga grad will carry the colors of Whispering Oaks Farm. His second dam is European GSW/MG1SP Vilikaia (Nureyev). This is the family of G1SW Macoumba (Mr. Prospector), the dam of top sire Malibu Moon. TJCIS PPs

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