Friday Insights: Expensive Catalina Cruiser Filly Gets Going For Gargan

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1st-BAQ, $90k, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f, post time: 1:05 p.m. ET
SHINY LURE (Catalina Cruiser) was hammered down to Jonathan Thorne's Thorndale Farm for $320,000 at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, making her the most expensive of her sire's 68 youngsters reported as sold that season (86 through the ring). Debuting with Lasix for the usually patient Danny Gargan barn, the chestnut is out of 2009 GII Forward Gal S. winner Frolic's Dream (Smoke Glacken), whose daughter Bode's Dream (Bodemeister) was a dual stakes winner as a juvenile. Frolic's Dream is also the dam of Grade III-placed Wyeth (Candy Ride {Arg}). Making a belated first career start is Refuse to Lose (Union Rags), a half-sister to Australian MGSP and Canadian GSP Victory Kingdom (Aus) (Animal Kingdom), whose dam Victory Party is a Yankee Victor half-sister to Into Mischief and Beholder. TJCIS PPs

3rd-CD, $120k, Msw, 2yo, f, 5f, post time: 1:43 p.m. ET
D J Stable and trainer Mark Casse have been on a roll of late with juvenile firsters and look to stay hot with ACHIEVE (Justify). A $525,000 of last year's Keeneland September Sale, the Apr. 20 foal is out of a winning full-sister to MGSP Stellar Sound (Tapit) and a half to SW Smart As Me (Malibu Moon) and GISP 'TDN Rising Star' Luminance (Tale of the Cat). The four-time Grade I-winning third dam Versallies Treaty (Danzig) produced GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner George Vancouver (Henrythenavigator) and GSW/GISP Saarland (Unbridled). Tracy Farmer's La Cara (Street Sense) is out of a full-sister to MGISW To Honor And Serve (Bernardini) and GISW Angela Renee (Bernardini) and a half to SW/GISP Elnaawi (Street Sense). Under the third dam is dual-surface Group 1 winner Mozu Ascot (Frankel {GB}). Anakarina (Vekoma) is kin to MGSW & MGISP Hoist the Gold (Mineshaft) as well as SP Mucho Macho Girl (Mucho Macho Man). TJCIS PPs

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