By J.N. Campbell
1st-AQU, $85K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 12:20 p.m. ET.
Whisper Hill Farm purchased LESLIE'S ROSE (Into Mischief) for $1.15 million at last year's Keeneland September Sale. Bred by John D. Gunther & Eurowest Bloodstock Services, the Todd Pletcher trainee's younger half-sister and stablemate Bo Derek (Speightstown) sadly passed away after making her second start back in January for Siena and WinStar Farms at Gulfstream Park.
Second dam MGSP Wildwood Flower (Langfuhr) produced GI Florida Derby champ Materiality (Afleet Alex) and GI Kentucky Oaks runner-up My Miss Sophia (Unbridled's Song), who is responsible for 'TDN Rising Star' and GI Coolmore Turf Mile S. hero Annapolis (War Front). Digging a little deeper under the third dam, we find the dam of GI Travers S. victor Afleet Express (Afleet Alex) and GI Alabama S. heroine Embellish the Lace (Super Saver).
Also lining up for her unveiling is another grad from that same Keeneland September in $775,000 Juddmonte buy and Chad Brown trainee, Woven Red (Tapit). Out of GSP Ruby Lips (Hard Spun), who herself just sold to Blandford Bloodstock for $500,000 at Keeneland November while in-foal to Constitution, the gray filly is a half-sister to MGSW Lone Rock and GSW Gerrymander (Into Mischief). Woven Red's yearling half-brother by Constitution went for $450,000 to Belladonna Racing at this year's Keeneland September Sale. Ruby Lips counts as a half-sibling MSW Like A Gem (Tactical Cat), dam to MGISW Hard Not To Like (Hard Spun). TJCIS PPS
7th-CD, $120K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 3:50 p.m. ET.
Godolphin homebred Decatur Street (Street Sense), a half-brother to GII Lexus Raven Run S. winner Caramel Swirl (Union Rags), debuts for trainer Bill Mott. His second dam GSW Fast Cookie, who is a half-sister to Champion 2-year-old colt and perennial top sire Midshipman (Unbridled's Song), is responsible for GI Whitney S. hero Frosted (Tapit) and GIII Go for Wand H. victress Indulgent (Bernardini). TJCIS PPS
4th-DMR, $61K, Msw, 3yo/up, 6f, 4:58 p.m. ET.
Bred by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, Judge Miller (Curlin) makes his first start for Muir Hut Stables and trainer Mark Glatt. The '21 Keeneland September purchase for $550,000 is out of MGISW Cavorting (Bernardini), who Stonestreet acquired for $360,000 at the Keeneland November Sale in 2012. Her first produce of record is Judge Miller's full-sister, MGISW Clairiere (Curlin). TJCIS PPS
5th-DMR, $61K, Msw, 2yo, f, 5fT, 5:28 p.m. ET.
Talla Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds are part-owners in Scarlet Avenue (Street Sense), who makes her first start Sunday afternoon for trainer John Sadler. The $800,000 Keeneland September buy includes among her extended female family, GIII Las Virgenes S. winner Moonlight d'Oro and GSW Grand Sonata (Medaglia d'Oro). TJCIS PPS