Insights: Thursday Jan. 4


9th-GP, $51K, OC 75k/N1X, 3yo, f, 1m, post time: 4:37 p.m ET
‘TDN Rising Star’ Fly So High (Malibu Moon), a visually impressive maiden winner at second asking going a one-turn mile with first-time Lasix at Aqueduct Nov. 16, takes on winners for the first time here. Fly So High’s dam Quiet Flight (Quiet American), winless in four career starts for owner/breeder Edward P. Evans, brought $600,000 from Mt. Brilliant at the 2011 KEENOV sale. This is the same female family of Horse of the Year Saint Liam (Saint Ballado) and GI Breeders’ Cup Classic hero Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}). Fly So High, a $675,000 yearling purchase by Phipps Stable at the 2016 KEESEP sale, is trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey. She is the 4-5 morning-line favorite. TJCIS PPs

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