Insights: Saturday, Aug. 3


Into Mischief | Lee Thomas

2nd-WO, C$71K, Msw, 2yo, 6f (AWT), post time: 1:33 p.m. ET
RED STORM RISEN (Stormy Atlantic) ships in from Fair Hill for trainer Graham Motion as the 5-2 morning-line pick. The Sam-Son homebred is out of the the MSP Strike Red (Smart Strike), who debuted with a 5 1/2-length victory over the local turf course and posted three wins and a stakes placing from just five trips to the post. Strike Red is a full-sister to MSP Red Strike and a half to GSP Scarlet Butterfly (Theatrical {Ire}), in turn the dam of four stakes horses, including 2013 Wonder Where S. winner Smartfly (Smart Strike). Smart Strike's Canadian Horse of the Year Soaring Free appears under the third dam. TJCIS PPs

3rd-SAR, $90,000, Msw, 2yo, 7f, post time: 2:10 p.m. ET
Spendthrift Farm's WAYNE O (Into Mischief), a $750,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling purchase, will look to continue the hot streak of his sire when he makes his debut here for trainer Steve Asmussen. Out of Silky Serenade (Unbridled's Song), the bay colt is a half-brother to last year's GI Darley Alcibiades S. winner and 'TDN Rising Star' Restless Rider (Distorted Humor).

Shug McGaughey saddles Phipps homebred Amends (Uncle Mo) for his first trip to the post. Out of Guilty Verdict (Medaglia d'Oro), he is a grandson of champion Smuggler (Unbridled) and a great grandson of champion Inside Information (Private Account). TJCIS PPs

6th-SAR, $90,000, Msw, 3/up, 6 1/2f, post time: 3:56 p.m. ET
Courtlandt Farms' UP AND ONWARD (Tapit), a $600,000 KEESEP yearling, debuts for trainer Mark Hennig. The bay colt is the first foal out of Grade I winner Let Faith Arise (Kafwain).

Dallas Stewart sends out Charles Fipke's homebred firster Ekati's Verve (Tale of Ekati), a full to GI Preakness S. runner-up Tale of Verve and to graded stakes winner Verve's Tale, while Chad Brown saddles Shadwell Stable's debuting Mubarmaj (Curlin). The $375,000 Keeneland September yearling is a half to graded stakes winner Sacristy (Pulpit), dam of this year's GI Santa Anita Oaks runner-up and 'Rising Star' Flor de La Mar (Tiznow).

Shortleaf Stable is represented by the debuting Somes Sound (Ghostzapper), who was a $375,000 Keeneland September yearling. The Jimmy Jerkens trainee is out of stakes winner Glacken's Gal (Smoke Glacken) and is a half-brother to the dam of multiple Grade I winner Mitole (Eskendereya) and to graded stakes winner Live Lively (Medaglia d'Oro). TJCIS PPs

1st-DMR, $61,000, Msw, 2yo, f, 6f, post time: 5:00 p.m. ET
ECLAIR (Bernardini) topped this year's inaugural Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale when bringing a final bid of $420,000 from bloodstock agent Donato Lanni on behalf of Sarah Kelly. The filly worked the sale's bullet furlong of :10 1/5. Just three days after the sale, her half-sister Limari (Medaglia d'Oro) closed to be third in the GIII Old Forester Mint Julep S. TJCIS PPs

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