Insights: Jan. 17


9th-OP, $71K, OC ($35k)/N2X, 4yo/up, 6f, 6:10 p.m. ET
'TDN Rising Star' UNION JACKSON (Curlin) seeks his third-straight victory here. The son of fellow Stonestreet colorberarer and Grade I winner Hot Dixie Chick (Dixie Union) finished second in his Churchill unveiling Sept. 18, and aired by 7 3/4 lengths at Keeneland Oct. 10. He paired up 96 Beyer Speed Figures for a first-level allowance victory back in Louisville Nov. 27, and blew out three furlongs Friday in :38 flat. TJCIS PPs

9th-SA, $56K, Msw, 3yo, f, 6 1/2fT, 7:30 p.m. ET
CELESTIAL SMILE (Tiznow), a $1.1-million KEESEP yearling in 2014, makes her debut for trainer Graham Motion and Dr. Christoph Berglar's Narola Stable. The dark bay is out of GSP Countess Lemonade (Storm Cat), who is a half-sister to European champions Duke of Marmalade (Ire) (Danehill) and Ruler of the World (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Her deep female family also includes A.P. Indy, Lemon Drop Kid, et al. The French stakes-placed Countess Lemonade was acquired by agent James Delahooke on behalf of Bobby Flay for 700,000gns at the 2010 Tattersalls December sale. She hit the board in the GIII Athenia S. for Flay and trainer Todd Pletcher the following year. TJCIS PPs

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