Feb. 8 Insights

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EXPENSIVE SPEIGHTSTOWN DEBUTS AT TAMPA

4th-TAM, $27K, Msw, 3yo, 1m 40yds, 1:46p.m.

WinStar and China Horse Club signed the $750,000 ticket on EXTRAORDINARY (Speightstown) at Keeneland September and breeder Stonestreet Stables stayed in as a partner on the colt, who debuts in this spot for Rodolphe Brisset. The chestnut is out of four-time graded winner and MGISP millionaire Fiftyshadesofhay (Pulpit), a $1.3-million purchase by Stonestreet at the 2014 KEENOV sale. Let's Go Stable and Repole Stables also send out a Stonestreet homebred for his career bow in Giocare (Curlin). The $300,000 KEESEP buy is out of a half-sister to champion Afleet Alex (Northern Afleet). Christophe Clement unveils Robert Evans homebred Wind Ridge (Tonalist), a half to Grade III winner Lonely Road (Quality Road). TJCIS PPs

 

PLETCHER UNVEILS PRICEY EMPIRE MAKER

7th-TAM, $27K, Msw, 3yo, 6 1/2f, 3:20 p.m. ET

Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable's $800,000 KEESEP buy SILVER MAKER (Empire Maker) makes his career bow in this test for Todd Pletcher. The bay is a half to GI Alabama S. victress Eskimo Kisses (To Honor and Serve) and GISP Silver Ride (Candy Ride {Arg}). His second dam is Hall of Famer Winning Colors (Caro {Ire}). Pletcher also unveils Sempre Fi (Carpe Diem), purchased by WinStar and China Horse Club for $240,000 at OBS April after breezing in :10 1/5. The dark bay is out of SW Charlie Papa (Indian Charlie) and from the family of GISW Joyful Victory (Tapit). Tim Hamm saddles a well-bred first timer in Three Chimneys Farm and Blazing Meadow Farm's Mr. Burning Man (Bernardini). The gelding is out of a daughter of GSW & GISP Promenade Girl (Carson City), dam of MGISW Cavorting (Bernardini), GSW Moon Colony (Uncle Mo) and MGSP Thirstforlife (Stay Thirsty). SF, Starlight, Madaket and partners are represented by a first timer here in Saratogian (Empire Maker). His dam is a daughter of GISW Fantastic Look (Green Dancer) and a half to GISW Designed For Luck (Rahy). TJCIS PPs

 

NO PAROLE OVERWHELMING FAVORITE IN LA-BRED STAKES

3rd-DED, $100K, LA Bred Premier Night Prince S,, 3yo, (S), 1m, 7:08p.m.

'TDN Rising Star' NO PAROLE (Violence) looks to continue his domination of fellow Louisiana-breds as he navigates two turns for the first time in Saturday's LA-Bred Premier Night Prince S. Graduating by 14 1/4 lengths against state-breds in his six-panel unveiling at Fair Grounds Dec. 15, earning a 90 Beyer Speed Figure, the bay dominated LA-breds again, this time by 13 1/4 lengths, next out over that track and trip in the mud Jan. 11.

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