Friday Insights: Expensive Curlin Colt Debuts for Courtlandt at the Big A

Corporate Power at Keeneland last September | Keeneland photo


1st-AQU, $85k, Msw, 2yo, 6 1/2f, post time: 12:20 p.m ET
CORPORATE POWER (Curlin) is the second foal to race out of Road to Victory (Quality Road), winner of the GII Golden Rod S. at two and placed in the GII Mother Goose S. the next season. The mare was acquired by Stonestreet for $1.45 million in foal to War Front at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale, and while that debut-winning colt Willakenzie was bought back for $575,000 at Keeneland September, Corporate Power was hammered down to Don Adam's Courtlandt Farm for $925,000 at the same auction last fall. The female family includes Group 1 winner Moanin (Henny Hughes), current leading freshman sire in Japan by winners with 35. Juddmonte homebred Sardis (Into Mischief) is a half-brother to GIII Cecil B. DeMille S. winner Verbal (Flintshire {GB}) and GSP Toledo (Into Mischief) and is out of a half-sister to MSW/MGSP Seismic Wave (Tapit) and to the dam of this year's G3 Ballyroan S. runner-up Valiant King (GB) (Roaring Lion). TJCIS PPs

5th-AQU, $70k, Msw, (S), 2yo, 1m, 2:15 p.m. ET
JUDGE RULES (Tapit) makes his first trip to the races for owner/breeder Barry K. Schwartz and trainer Christophe Clement. A May 18 foal, the bay looks to become the third winner from as many to the races for the owner's Princess Violet (Officer), who was second to Untapable (Tapit) in the 2014 GI Mother Goose S. and posted a career-best effort in taking the 2015 GI Madison S. at Keeneland. TJCIS PPs

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