Feb. 22 Insights

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Liam’s Map | Asuncion Pineyrua

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INTRIGUING FIRSTERS IN HALLANDALE

3rd-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, 7f, 1:04p.m.

LIAM’S POINT (Liam’s Map) has been a buzz horse off his breezes leading up to this unveiling. The Todd Pletcher pupil displays several bullet drills at Palm Beach Downs and in his most recent five panel move in 1:01.80 (3/6), he worked in company highly regarded ‘TDN Rising Star’ Spice is Nice (Curlin) (XBTV video). The bay is a half-brother to Grade I winner Sam’s Sister (Brother Derek) and SW Sensitive (Divine Park). TJCIS PPs

4th-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, 1mT, 1:34p.m.

George Arnold unveils a half-brother to his MGSW Morticia (Twirling Candy) in UNCLE FESTER (Liam’s Map) in this test. Jimmy Jerkens saddles a daughter of Group 1winner Announce (GB) (Selkirk) for Gainesway in Reliability (Tapit). Also, Don Alberto homebred Senzazione (Bernardini), who is out of a half-sister to European champion Sharmadal (Giant’s Causeway), debuts here. TJCIS PPs

VIOLENCE RISING STAR FACES WINNERS

8th-GP, $51K, Msw, 3yo, 7f, 3:34 p.m. ET

VIOLENTY CITY (Violence) earned the ‘TDN Rising Star’ tag for a sharp debut victory at Gulfstream Jan. 11 for trainer Ian Wilkes, who is known more for patience than debut winners. The $330,000 KEESEP buy looks to take his record to two in a row Saturday in Hallandale. TJCIS PPs

BAFFERT UNVEILS ANOTHER PRICEY COLT

4th-SA, $55K, Msw, 3yo, 1m, 5:00 p.m. ET

Bob Baffert has a barn full of pricey, well-bred colts and he unveils yet another Saturday in Spendthrift’s FANTASTIC DAY (Medaglia d’Oro). The $500,000 FTSAUG buy is out of MGSW Indescribable (Pleasant Tap), who is a half-sister to GSW Micromanage (Medaglia d’Oro). The bay enters off a best-of-37 bullet half-mile in :47 1/5 in Arcadia Feb. 16. TJCIS PPs

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