By Stefanie Grimm
Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency
4th-BEL, $90K, MSW, 3yo/up, f, 6f, 2:32 p.m.
Godolphin takes the wraps off 3-year-old filly AMARETTI (Bernardini) Sunday. The homebred is out of the Smart Strike mare Caramel Snap, herself a half-sister to MGISW and Darley stallion Frosted (Tapit) and from the family that produced MGISW Midshipman (Unbridled's Song) and MGISP Solomini (Curlin). Amaretti is a half-sister to GII Lexus Raven Run S. winner Caramel Swirl (Union Rags). She's been working over the Belmont training track, going five furlongs from the gate in a bullet 1:00 2/5 (1/11) May 14 and three furlongs in :36 3/5 (2/5) May 28. Jockey Jose Ortiz picks up the ride for trainer Bill Mott.
Just to her outside is Quotabelle (Distorted Humor), a $325,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga purchase campaigned by StarLadies Racing, Mathis Stable and Glen Hill Farm. She is out of a daughter of two-time champion and Hall of Famer Ashado (Saint Ballado), who earned over $3.9 million. TJCIS PPs
10th-CD, $120K, MSW, 3yo/up, 7f, 5:26 p.m.
Also flying the royal Godolphin blue is first-time starter CONCERTED (Hard Spun), who hails from the Brad Cox barn A half-brother to MGSW Shared Sense (Street Sense), he is out of a half-sister to a pair of graded stakes performers in Penwith (Bernardini), who took the GII Royal Delta S., and Centring (A.P. Indy), third in both the GI Personal Ensign S. and the GI Beldame Invitational S. Concerted boasts a speedy worktab at Keeneland, including a pair of bullets May 17 and May 23. He most recently went four furlongs at that oval in :48 4/5 (3/24) May 30. TJCIS PPs