Aug. 8 Insights

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Monomoy GirlSarah Andrew

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PRICEY INTO MISCHIEFS HEADLINE SPA BABY RACE

5th-SAR, $72K, Msw, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 2:26p.m.

Todd Pletcher unveils Shadwell Stable's $425,000 KEENOV buy MUTASAABEQ (Into Mischief) in this test. Out of a half-ssister to MGSW Cool Cowboy (Kodiak Kowboy), he enters off a best-of-50 half-mile in :46 2/5 at the Spa Aug. 1. Bob LaPenta and Peter Brant teamed up to acquire Bottle Rocket Man (Into Mischief) for $350,000 at KEESEP and he debuts here. His dam is a half-sister to MGSW & MGISP sire Munnings (Speightstown) and MSW & GSP Munnings Sister (Speightstown). TJCIS PPs

 

WELL-BRED JUVENILES FACE OFF IN SARATOGA

6th-SAR, $72K, Msw, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 3:02p.m.

Chad Brown sends out another Into Mischief firster for Bob LaPenta and Peter Brant–this time in partnership with Woodford Racing–in $475,000 KEESEP buy SECRET POTION. The bay is out of Caxambas Pass (Tiznow), a half-sister to MGISWs Point of Entry (Dynaformer) and Pine Island (Arch). This is also the family of MGISW Guarana (Ghostzapper). Bill Mott unveils Mike Rutherford homebred American Monarch (American Pharoah). The bay is out of GSP Front Range (Giant's Causeway), a daughter of MGISW Lakeway (Seattle Slew) and a half-sister to SW Sluice (Seeking the Gold), who is the dam of GISW Mushka (Empire Maker). Mott also saddles first timer Esperanto, from the first crop of Tourist. The Don Alberto homebred is from the family of Canadian Horse of the Year Wonder Gadot (Medaglia d'Oro) and Grade I winners Hard Not to Love (Hard Spun) and Secret Spice (Discreet Cat). L and N Racing's $150,000 KEESEP purchase Hidden Enemy (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) also debuts in this spot. The bay is a son of GISW Acoma (Empire Maker), whois a half-sister to GISW Arch (Kris S.) and the dam of dual champion Covfefe (Into Mischief). TJCIS PPs

SPENDTHRIFT HOMEBRED MAKES CAREER BOW AT ELLIS

4th-ELP, $43K, Msw, 2yo, f, 5 1/2fT, 3:14p.m.

Spendthrift homebred MISS MALIBU (Into Mischief) makes her first tip to the post Saturday at Ellis. Out of MGSW & GISP Malibu Pier (Malibu Moon), the bay is a half to SW & GISP Coasted (Tizway) and GSP Malibu Stacy (Tizway). TJCIS PPs

 

HALF TO MONOMOY GIRL DEBUTS IN SOCAL

10th-DMR, $55K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 9:30p.m.

SUPERMAN SHAQ (Shackleford), a half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl (Tapizar), makes his career bow in this spot for trainer Peter Miller. Gary Barber purchased the chestnut for $550,000 at OBS April, which was rescheduled to June, after breezing in :20 3/5. His champion sibling Monomoy Girl won five Grade Is last year and recently took the GII Ruffian S., earning over $3-million. Their dam Drummette (Henny Hughes), purchased by Bridlewood for $1.85-million in foal to Mastery at the 2018 FTKNOV sale, also produced GII Risen Star S. victor Mr. Monomoy (Palace Malice). Bob Baffert unveils yet another pricey youngster in Spielberg (Union Rags), a $1-million KEESEP purchase. His dam is a half to a trio of stakes winners in Outplay (Bernardini), Raconteur (A.P. Indy) and Katerbug (Pulpit). This is also the family of MGISW Clear Mandate (Deputy Minister) and top-level scorers Strong Mandate (Tiznow) and Dream Deal (Sharpen Up {GB}). John Shireffs saddles another well-related firster by Union Rags in Waspirant. The Wygod homebred is out of MGISW millionaire Life is Sweet (Storm Cat). This is also the \fs21softlinefamily of champion Sweet Catomine (Storm Cat). TJCIS PPs

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