Friday's Insights: Full-Sis to Caledonia Road Debuts at Belmont


Caledonia Road | Horsephotos

4th-BEL, $90K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, post time: 2:20 p.m. ET
Vegso Racing Stable homebred CELESTIAL (Quality Road), a full-sister to champion 2-year-old filly and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies heroine Caledonia Road, kicks off her career for Hall of Famer Bill Mott. She RNA'd for $700,000 as a FTKSEL yearling last year and is drawn widest of all in post nine.

Magnier, Tabor, Smith and Westerberg's Sweet as Pie (Tapit), a $490,000 FTKSEL yearling produced by a full-sister to GISW Streaming (Smart Strike), debuts for Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher. Her third dam is the legendary bluehen mare Better Than Honour (Deputy Minister). The 2-1 morning-line favorite has been assigned the rail. TJCIS PPs

6th-KEE, $84K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6f, post time: 3:55 p.m. ET
SOCIAL MATRIX (Jimmy Creed), a $500,000 FTKSEL yearling and a half-sister to champion 2-year-old filly and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies heroine British Idiom (Flashback), takes on a full field in this debut run for Brad Cox. The OXO Equine colorbearer worked five furlongs from the gate in 1:01 3/5 (28/53) at Churchill Downs Oct. 2. TJCIS PPs

8th-SA, $61K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6f, post time: 7:29 p.m. ET
Hall of Famer Bob Baffert unveils $750,000 KEESEP yearling graduate BROCADE (Into Mischief). The half-sister to MSP Kansas Kis (Constitution), owned by Sarah Kelly and Jane Wiltz, worked four furlongs from the gate in :47 4/5 (2/40) at Santa Anita Sept. 24. The Into Mischief over Tiznow cross is also responsible for GSW & MGISP Comical. Aqua Julia (Exaggerator), a half-sister to GISW Mushka (Empire Maker), debuts for Richie Baltas. TJCIS PPs

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