By Stefanie Grimm
Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency
1st-CD, $120K, MSW, 2yo, 5f, 12:45 p.m.
Todd Pletcher takes the wraps off SUMMONYOURCOURAGE (Practical Joke), a $500,000 KEESEP purchase by Repole Stable and St Elias Stable. The colt is out of a half-sister to GSW Seeking the Sky, who herself went on to produce GI Metropolitan H. winner Sahara Sky (Pleasant Tap). Another half-sister to his dam, Seeking Gabrielle (Forestry), produced GI Kentucky Derby winner and current Darley stallion Nyquist (Uncle Mo). Summonyourcourage enters this off a half-mile breeze from the gate at Belmont in :48.05 (2/24) May 20 and picks up Tyler Gaffalione for his debut.
Also making his career bow is Justafever, a colt from the first crop of Triple Crown champion Justify. The bay is out of stakes-placed Nina Fever (Borrego) and is a half-brother to GI Frizette S. winner Nickname (Scat Daddy), who was purchased for $3 million by Kerri Radcliffe at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Justafever worked four furlongs from the gate at Churchill Downs in :47.60 (2/20) May 18. Jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. gets the ride for trainer Michael Maker. TJCIS PPs