Friday’s Insights: Full-Brother to Constitution Debuts at Belmont

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Baffled | Fasig-Tipton photo

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8th-Belmont Park, Msw, $63k, 2yo, 1 1/16m, post time: 4:14 p.m.
Bridledwood Farm and Don Alberto’s homebred CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (Tapit), a full-brother to multiple Grade I winner Constitution, debuts for trainer Todd Pletcher. Bridlewood and Don Alberto partnered to purchase the gray colt’s dam Baffled (Distorted Humor), in foal to Tapit, for $3.5 million at the 2016 Fasig November sale. Don Alberto bought out the parnership for $1.8 million at last year’s Fasig November sale. The mare’s yearling filly by Medaglia d’Oro sold to Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm for $1.1 million at last month’s Keeneland September sale.

Pletcher also saddles Chuck Fipke’s homebred firster Morethansoultitle (More Than Ready). The chestnut is out of a half-sister to graded winner Seeking the Title (Seeking the Gold), dam of Grade I winner Seeking the Soul (Perfect Soul {Ire}).

Shug McGaughey sends out Courtlandt Farm’s Ten for Ten (Frosted), a $410,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase, who stretches out following a runner-up effort in his six-furlong debut Sept. 7 at Saratoga. TJCIS PPs

3rd-Keeneland, Msw, $70k, 2yo, 6f, post time: 2:12 p.m.
Trainer Steve Asmussen saddles Three Chimneys Farm’s firster EMPRESS CATHERINE (Nyquist). The dark bay filly, a $385,000 Fasig Saratoga yearling purchase, is out of the unraced Asian Empress (Empire Maker), a full-sister to Grade I winner Acoma and a half to the dam of champion Covfefe (Into Mischief). TJCIS PPs

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