Feb. 9 Insights




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6th-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, f, 6 1/2f, 3:04p.m.

Michael and Katherine Ball went to $900,000 at KEESEP to acquire SCONSET (Tapit) and she makes her first trip to this post for Ben Colebrook in this test. Her unraced dam Lucky Number (Smart Strike) is a half to Grade I winner Got Lucky (A.P. Indy). Her graded stakes-winning third dam Get Lucky (Mr. Prospector) is responsible for MGSW & MGISP Daydreaming (A.P. Indy), dam of GISW Imagining (Giant’s Causeway); GISW Girolamo (A.P. Indy); MGSW & GISP Accelerator (A.P. Indy); and the dams of GI Kentucky Derby hero Super Saver (Maria’s Mon) and GISWs Callback (Street Sense) and Bluegrass Cat (Storm Cat).

Shadwell Stable paid $800,000 for the Summer Wind-bred Prairie Wings (Tapit) at Keeneland September and she also debuts in this spot for Kiaran McLaughlin. A half-sister to GSW & MG1SP Storm the Stars (Sea the Stars {Ire}), the chestnut’s dam Love Me Only (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells) is a half to the great Giant’s Causeway (Storm Cat) and MGSW You’resothrilling (Storm Cat), dam of European champion Gleneagles (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), MG1SW Happily (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), G1SW Marvellous (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), MGSW & GISP Taj Mahal (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and GSW & G1SP Coolmore (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).

Ken McPeek saddles another expensive firster in $600,00 FTSAUG buy American Model (Bayern), who was scratched from last term’s Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale after breezing in :10 3/5. Out of GSP American Story (Ghostzapper), the chestnut is a half to MGISW American Gal (Concord Point), who was purchased by Mandy Pope for $3-million at the 2018 FTKNOV Sale, and SW & MGSP Americanize (Concord Point). American Story is a half to G1SW Reynaldothewizard (Speightstown) and MGISW Seventh Street (Street Cry {Ire}), dam of GSW Lake Avenue (Tapit) and GISP Marking (Bernardini).

Todd Pletcher unveils a half-sister to Grade III winner Gas Station Sushi (Into Mischief) in Starlit Daydream (Can the Man). TJCIS PPs


8th-FG, $40K, Msw, 3yo, f, 5 1/2fT, 4:53 p.m. ET

Marketing Mix carried the famed orange and black silks of Leonard Lavin’s Glen Hill Farm to a pair of top-level successes and over $2-million in earnings. Her daughter GLOBAL BRAND (War Front) will try to follow in her dam’s hoofprints for Lavin’s grandson Craig Bernick, who now runs the family’s stable, in her career bow Sunday for Tom Proctor, who also conditioned her dam. Also debuting in this spot is Gary Broad’s $250,000 KEESEP purchase Dawn’s Dancer (Curlin), a half-sister to GISW Drill (Lawyer Ron).  TJCIS PPs

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