Dec. 21 Insights

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Mr. Monomoy | Coady

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PLETCHER UNVEILS PRICEY CARPE DIEM

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency

6th-GP, $50K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 2:30 p.m. ET

Todd Pletcher saddles $550,000 KEESEP buy CARPE OMNIOUS (Carpe Diem) in this debut. The bay boasts a series of bullet drills leading up to this unveiling, including a five-panel move in 1:01 2/5 (1/4) at Palm Beach Downs Dec. 16. His dam is a half to English Highweight Lucky Story (Kris S.) and G1SW Dr Fong (Kris S.). Pletcher sends out another first timer in Texas Swing (Curlin). The $275,000 KEESEP purchase is out of a full-sister to MGISW sire Colonel John (Tiznow) and the dam of GSW & MGISP Comical (Into Mischief). Kiaran McLaughlin saddles a newcomer for Godolphin in Spa City (Street Sense), who is a son of MGSW Sara Louise (Malibu Moon). TJCIS PPs

EXPENSIVE CURLIN DEBUTS IN NOLA

8th-FG, $45K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 4:23p.m.

Frank Fletcher went to $525,000 to acquire F F ROCKET (Curlin) at OBS April after he breezed in :10 2/5 and he makes his career bow in this test. His dam is MGSP Mekong Delta (Stormy Atlantic), a full-sister to Canadian champion Leonnatus Anteas. TJCIS PPs

MR. MONOMOY LOOKS TO FOLLOWS UP ON ‘RISING STAR’ DEBUT

13th-FG, $46K, Opt. Clm. ($50K), 2yo, 1m 70yds, 6:48p.m.

MR. MONOMOY (Palace Malice) looks to build on his ‘TDN Rising Star’-worthy graduation last out as he faces winners for the first time here. Rallying from well back to be fourth in his six-panel unveiling at Keeneland Oct. 19, the $60,000 KEENOV buy romped by 5 1/2 lengths next out sprinting at Churchill Downs Nov. 16 and tries two turns for the first time here. The bay is a half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl (Tapizar). TJCIS PPs

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