Insights: Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018

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2nd-SAR, $85K, Msw, 3yo/up, 6f, post time: 1:33 p.m. ET
The only first-time starter here is ASDAAF (Medaglia d’Oro), who will be unveiled by trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. The Shadwell homebred is a half-brother to GISW and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Takaful (Bernardini) from a deep European family including third dam Shadayid (Shadeed), a champion and G1SW in both England and France. TJCIS PPs

3rd-SAR, $85K, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 5 1/2fT, post time: 2:07 p.m. ET
Several first-out starters here interspersed with more seasoned competitors. Phipps Stable homebred COVER MODEL (War Front) makes her debut for trainer Shug McGaughey. The sophomore is a half-sister to GISW Imagining (Giant’s Causeway). Their dam is MGSW Daydreaming (A.P. Indy), whose full siblings include GISW Girolamo and GSW Accelerator, as well as the dams of GI Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver (Maria’s Mon) and GI Haskell Invitational winner Bluegrass Cat (Storm Cat). The deep Phipps family also includes GISWs Rhythm (Mr. Prospector), Dance Number (Northern Dancer), and Private Account (Damascus). Another homebred in the field, Arnold Zetcher’s Stylishly (Speightstown) is out of MGSW Always a Princess (Leroidesanimaux {Brz}), who is a half-sister to MGISW Gabby’s Golden Gal (Medaglia d’Oro). There’s also $700,000 OBSMAR juvenile Rarities (City Zip), a full sister to MGISW Palace, who debuts for Kaleem Shah and Graham Motion. TJCIS PPs

5th-SAR, $85K, Msw, 2yo, f, 1 1/16mT, post time: 3:15 p.m. ET
A number of well-bred firsters will be unveiled here, none more imposing than Phillips Racing Partnership homebred TIP AT TAPIT (Tapit), a daughter of SW & MGSP Ellie’s Moment (Kris S.), making her a full sister to GISW Time and Motion and two other stakes horses. Second dam GSP Kelley’s Day (Graustark) produced MGISW Brian’s Time (Roberto) and is from the extended family of champions Sunshine Forever (Roberto) and Ryafan (Lear Fan), MGISWs Memories of Silver (Silver Hawk) and Winter Memories (El Prado {Ire}), and sires Dynaformer (Roberto), Offlee Wild (Wild Again), and Darby Creek Road (Roberto). Tip At Tapit is trained by James Toner. TJCIS PPs

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