Friday's Racing Insights: Justify Colt Debuts For Gandharvi At Santa Anita

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6th-SA, $54K, Msw, 3-5yo, 5 1/2f, 6:30 p.m. ET.
PARENTING (Justify) debuts for Gandharvi LLC., who purchased the colt at last year's OBS April Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale for $750,000. The Bob Baffert trainee's dam is a half-sister to Canadian champion turf male El Tormenta (Stormy Atlantic) and GSW Zero Tolerence (Mizzen Mast).

The other half of the Baffert uncoupled entry is first time starter Middleburg (Tapit). A $485,000 buy for SF Bloodstock, Starlight and Madaket at the 2022 Keeneland September Sale, the gray is out of MGSW Selcourt (Tiz Wonderful), who was herself purchased by Breeze Easy for $800,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Fall Mixed Sale.

Finally, Fausto (Mastery) heads to the post for his unveiling under the care of John Shirreffs. The bay's unraced dam counts as half-brothers GI Kentucky Derby longshot champ Giacomo (Holy Bull) and GI Santa Anita Derby hero Tiago (Pleasant Tap). TJCIS PPS

1st-KEE, $84K, Msw, 2yo, f, 5 1/2fT, 12:30 p.m. ET.
Wesley Ward homebred Saturday Flirt (Mendelssohn) hails from a strong female line. The filly's second dam, GSW Letgomyecho (Menifee), produced GIII Gotham S. victor J Boys Echo (Mineshaft), GI H. Allen Jerkens S. winner Echo Town (Speightstown) and champion 2-year-old filly Echo Zulu (Gun Runner). TJCIS PPS

 

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