Aug. 23 Insights

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EXPENSIVE DAUGHTER OF JACARANDA DEBUTS AT THE SPA

3rd-SAR, $72K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6f, 2:20 p.m.

Peter Brant went to $925,000 at KEESEP for AMERICAN WEST (Curlin), the second foal and first to make the races out of GSW Jacaranda (Congrats), who makes her career bow in this test. Jon Clay's Alpha Delta Stable went to $2 million to acquire Jacaranda, in foal to Candy Ride (Arg), at the 2016 FTKNOV sale. The Grade III winner is a half-sister to MGISW and hot young sire Constitution (Tapit) and GSW Boynton (More Than Ready). Their GSP dam Baffled (Distorted Humor)–who summoned $1.8-million at last year's FTKNOV sale after bringing $3.5-million at the 2016 renewal of that auction–is a half-sister to GISW Emcee (Unbridled's Song) and GSW Surfer (Distorted Humor). TJCIS PPs

 

ASMUSSEN SENDS OUT INTRIGUING PAIR OF FIRSTERS AT ELLIS

3rd-ELP, $46.2K, Msw, 3yo/up, 1m, 2:46p.m.

Steve Asmussen sends out a pair of interesting firsters in Stonestreet homebred MOLIERE (Curlin) and $875,000 KEESEP buy Hard Ten (Uncle Mo). Barbara Banke's operation went to $1.5 million to acquire Moliere's dam Comedy (Theatrical {Ire}) in foal to Tapit at the 2015 KEENOV sale. She is also the dam of GISW Taris (Flatter), who brought $2.35-million at FTKNOV the year prior; and stakes winners Theatre Star (War Front) and Stoweshoe (Flatter). Hard Ten is a son of Peruvian champion Morena (Per) (Privately Held), who is also the dam of GI Belmont S. and GI Arkansas Derby victor Creator (Tapit). TJCIS PPs

 

SON OF BETTER LUCKY MAKES CAREER BOW AT THE JERSEY SHORE

6th-MTH, $47.5K, Msw, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 3:09 p.m.

Mike Stidham unveils a son of MGISW Better Lucky (Ghostzapper) in TAPWOOD (Tapit). A dual Grade I winner and millionaire, Better Lucky is also the dam of GSP Kentucky Wildcat (Tapit). Her dam, GSW Sahara Gold (Seeking the Gold), is a daughter of GI Breeders' Cup Sprint heroine Desert Stormer (Storm Cat). TJCIS PPs

 

CASSE UNVEILS PRICEY CANDY RIDE

5th-WO, $126.8K, Msw, 2yo, 7fT, 3:16 p.m.

D J Stable's $800,000 OBSAPR purchase DOLDER GRAND (Candy Ride {Arg}) makes his first trip to the post in this test. Breezing in :10 1/5 on the OBS synthetic, the dark bay is a half to GSP Battalion Runner (Unbridled's Song) and Oceanwave (Harlan's Holiday); and SP Tiznoble (Tiznow) and Late Nite Mischief (Into Mischief). His dam is a full-sister to GISW and sire Tapizar (Tapit). Casse also unveils Gary Barber's $385,000 FTKOCT purchase American Great (American Pharoah). Her second dam is MGSW Stylish (Thunder Gulch). TJCIS PPs

 

LATEST OFFSPRING OF TAKE CHARGE LADY HITS THE TRACK

3rd-DMR, $55K, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f, 6:00 p.m.

AS TIME GOES BY (American Pharoah) will be the latest offspring by blue hen and top racemare Take Charge Lady (Dehere) to hit the track Sunday in her debut for trainer Bob Baffert. She displays a speedy worktab typical of a member of that Hall of Famer's barn, most recently breezing a best-of-69 half-mile in :47 flat at Del Mar Aug. 17. A three-time Grade I winner and multimillionaire, Take Charge Lady proved equally talented in the breeding shed, producing the likes of champion Will Take Charge (Unbridled's Song); Grade I winner Take Charge Indy (A.P. Indy); and the dam of champion Take Charge Brandi (Giant's Causeway) and MGISW Omaha Beach (War Front). TJCIS PPs

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