Insights on the American Racing Scene: Oct. 12, 2018

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4th-KEE, $67K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6f, post time: 2:45 p.m. EDT
Town and Country Racing homebred VOMBA (Candy Ride {Arg}) is out of a full-sister to SW & MGSP Great War Eagle (Storm Cat), whose dam Cash Run (Seeking the Gold) caused a major upset in defeating Chilukki (Cherokee Run) and Surfside (Seattle Slew) at odds of 32-1 in the 1999 GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. The filly’s Grade I-winning third dam Shared Interest (Pleasant Colony) was also responsible for Cash Run’s half-brother Forestry (Storm Cat) and the dam of GSW Golden Spikes (A.P. Indy). TJCIS PPs

6th-BEL, $75K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, post time: 4:14 p.m. EDT
FORTIN HILL (Mucho Macho Man) has made no fewer than four trips through a variety of sales rings, first when he sold in utero for $10K at KEENOV in 2015 before fetching $12K at KEEJAN in 2017. Knocked down for $170K at KEESEP several months later, he breezed a quarter mile in :20 4/5 and was purchased by OXO Equine’s Larry Best for $575K at this year’s OBSMAR sale. That was just the second most expensive juvenile for this sire this year. Mucho Gusto, a $625K FTMMAY grad, became a ‘TDN Rising Star’ at first asking at Los Alamitos Sept. 20. Mutakaamil (Tapit) is a half-brother to 2016 GIII Gotham S. winner Shagaf (Bernardini) and is out of a stakes-winning daughter of MGISW Habibti (Tabasco Cat). The latter is the dam of MGSW Eldaafer (A.P. Indy). TJCIS PPs

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