July 2 Insights

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La Verdad | Coglianese

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency

HALF TO LA VERDAD DEBUTS AT ELLIS

4th-ELP, $37K, Msw, 2yo, 5f, 3:14p.m.

FUEGO CALIENTE (Will Take Charge), a half-brother to the late champion La Verdad (Yes It’s True), makes his career bow in this spot for Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen. His fleet-footed half-sister won 11 black-type races and an Eclipse Award over her lengthy career for Linda Rice, earning over $1.5-million. The bay succumbed to colic in May after producing her fourth foal, a colt by Into Mischief. Out of SP Noble Fire (Hook and Ladder), the Three Chimneys homebred is also a half to GSW & GISP Hot City Girl (City Zip) and GSP Noble Freud (Freud). TJCIS PPs

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