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WELL-BRED CURLIN FILLY DEBUTS AT OAKLAWN
5th-OP, $60K, Msw, 3yo, f, 6f, 3:41p.m.
Steve Asmussen unveils a blue-blooded filly in Hill 'n' Dale and Stretch Run homebred CASUAL (Curlin). Out of MGISW and millionaire Lady Tak (Mutakddim), the chestnut is a half-sister to SW & GSP Japanese runner and millionaire A Shin Spartan (Zensational and SW Melody Lady (Unbridled's Song), who is the dam of SW & GSP Buy Sell Hold (Violence). TJCIS PPs
PLETCHER UNVEILS EXPENSIVE LIAM'S MAP
8th-GP, $45K, Msw, 3yo/up, 1mT, 3:52p.m.
Todd Pletcher trained the exceptionally talented Liam's Map, who concluded his career with a pair of top-level scores, so it is only fitting that he saddles his most expensive offspring COLONEL LIAM in his debut. A $50,000 KEESEP buy, the gray blossomed into a $1.2-million OBS April purchase, the second-highest of that auction, after breezing in a snappy :20 4/5. Out of the unraced Bernardini mare Amazement, Colonel Liam's second dam is MGISW millionaire and turf distaffer Wonder Again (Silver Hawk). TJCIS PPs