Aug. 2 Insights



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5th-ELP, $37K, Msw, 2yo, 7f, 3:42p.m.

KING FURY (Curlin) is the most expensive of the several well-related juveniles making their career bows in this test as a $950,000 FTSAUG purchase. He is the first and only foal out of the late Grade I winner Taris (Flatter), a $2.35-million FTKNOV buy. His second dam Comedy, a $1.5-million KEENOV buy, also produced SW & MGSP Theatre Star (War Front). Dale Romans unveils the latest offspring out of blue hen C.S. Royce (Unbridled's Song), who has been very good for his stable, in Loumo (Uncle Mo). The colt is a half-sister to GI Preakness S. runner-up Cherry Wine (Paddy O'Prado), GSW Sweeping Paddy (Paddy O'Prado) and SW C.S. Incharge (Take Charge Indy). Whitham Thoroughbreds homebred Milliken (Into Mischief) is out of another very productive mare. Ivory Empress is also the dam of MGSW & GISP McCraken (Ghostzapper), GSW Four Graces (Majesticperfection) and MGSP Bondurant (War Front). Ian Wilkes saddles that colt, as well as $340,000 KEENOV buy Bourbon Thunder (Quality Road), who is out of a half-sister to GISW Summer Colony (Summer Squall). TJCIS PPs



6th-SAR, $72K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6f, 4:04p.m.

Peter Brant went to $575,000 at KEESEP to acquire MO DEAN (Uncle Mo), who makes her first trip to the post in this test. Her dam is a half-sister to GSW Mo Tom (Uncle Mo), SW & MGISP Beautician (Dehere), MGSW Red Ruby (Tiznow) and SW Bella Castani (Big Brown). Woodslane Farm homebred Malibu Curl (Curlin) also debuts in this spot. She hails from the family of MGISW A.P. Indian (Indian Charlie), MGSW Doctor Mounty (Street Sense) and GSW Tiz Shea D (Tiznow). TJCIS PPs



7th-DMR, $55K, Msw, 2yo, f, 5f, 8:00p.m.

Richard Mandella unveils a pricey daughter of Medaglia d'Oro in MOONLIGHT D'ORO. Her second dam is GSW Moonlight Sonata (Carson City), who is the dam of graded winners Wilburn (Bernardini) ands Beethoven (Sky Mesa) and stakes winner & GSP LA Appasionata (Bernardini). Fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer saddles another intriguing firster in Frosted Blue (Frosted). Out of GISP Sister Girl Blues (Hold for Gold), she is a half-sister to GSW & MGISP Firing Line (Line of David). He also hails from the family of Grade I winners Bowie's Hero (Artie Schiller) and Sharp Azteca (Freud). TJCIS PPs

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