Insights on the American Racing Scene for Thursday, Sept. 13

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2nd-KD, $130K, 2yo, 6 1/2fT, post time: 2:55 ET

John C. Oxley went to $450,000 at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream for BLOCKBUSTER (Medaglia d’Oro) after the juvenile breezed a quarter-mile in :21 3/5. The dark bay shares a second dam, dual champion Silverbulletday (Silver Deputy), with GISW and freshman sire Shakin It Up (Midnight Lute). Under GSW third dam Rokeby Rose (Tom Rolfe) are GISW Forest Secrets (Forest Wildcat) and Rumor Has It (Awesome Again), who pulled off a 59-1 shocker in the GIII Kentucky Cup Turf S. on this course in 2008. Frank L. Jones, Jr.’s homebred firster Pico Entry (Point of Entry) also has a sibling with local success, being a half to GSW Sweeping Paddy (Paddy O’Prado), who earned ‘TDN Rising Star’ honors when breaking her maiden by 12 1/4 lengths at this oval two years ago. The bay is also kin to MGISP ‘Rising Star’ Cherry Wine (Paddy O’Prado) and SW C. S. Incharge (Take Charge Indy), while second dam Sweeping Story (End Sweep) is a half-sister to Canadian champion and 2001’s GI Metropolitan H. hero ExcitingStory (Diablo). Jersey Agenda (Jersey Town) is easily his sire’s most-expensive horse to sell at auction thus far in 2018, returning to breeder Chuck Fipke for $250,000 after breezing a furlong in :10 flat at OBS April. The colt brings significant grass pedigree on the damside, being out of a full-sister to MGISW turfer Riskaverse (Dynaformer). Dual champion Havre de Grace (Saint Liam) and MGISW Tonalist (Tapit) also appear under MGSP third dam Toll Fee (Topsider). TJCIS PPs

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