July 4 Insights

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War Front

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PLUM PRETTY COLT DEBUTS AT GULFSTREAM

7th-GP, $47K, Msw, 3yo/up, 6 1/2f, 3:00p.m.

Whisper Hill Farm homebred PLUM FUNNY (Distorted Humor), a son of MGISW Plum Pretty (Medaglia d’Oro), makes his career bow in this test for Ralph Nicks. Mandy Pope paid $4.2-million for GI Kentucky Oaks victress and millionaire Plum Pretty at the 2012 Keeneland November Sale. She has produced one winner from two foals of racing age and her recent foals include the juvenile filly Plum Awesome (Curlin) and a yearling colt by Arrogate. St. George Stable homebred Mascabroni (Hard Spun) also debuts here. His second dam is GISW Love Lock (Silver Ghost), dam of MSW Love Locket (Thunder Gulch), who in turn produced MSW Ghost Locket (Ghostzapper). TJCIS PPs

 

MCGAUGHEY UNVEILS BLUE-BLOODED WAR FRONT FILLY

6th-LRL, $40K, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/6mT, 3:10p.m.

The regally bred ONE WAY PASSAGE (War Front) heads to the post for the first time here for Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey. Bred by Joe Allen and Emory Hamilton and racing under their colors, the dark bay is a half to MGSW & MGISP Hungry Island (More Than Ready); GSW Soaring Empire (Empire Maker); GSP Tokyo Time (Medaglia d’Oro); and the dam of GISW Preservationist (Arch). Their second dam is GISW Chic Shirine (Mr. Prospector) and this is also the family of GISWs Verrazano (More Than Ready), Serra Lake (Seattle Slew), Somali Lemonade (Lemon Drop Kid), Harmonize (Scat Daddy) and Keen Ice (Curlin). TJCIS PPs

 

SEA THE STARS COLT MAKES CAREER BOW AT ELLIS

4th-ELP, $37K, Msw, 2yo, 1mT, 3:14p.m.

Stonestreet Stables went to 500,000gns to acquire THE RIGHT STUFF (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) at the Tattersalls October Sale last term and he debuts in this spot for trainer Wesley Ward. His dam is a half to Italian Group 1 winner Sudan (Ire) (Peintre Celebre) and his third dam Special Happening (Relaunch) was a GSW & GISP on these shores. Dane Kobiskie saddles another firster of interest in Brew Pub (Street Sense), a $310,000 FTSAUG buy. His second dam is Canadian champion Ginger Brew (Milwaukee Brew), who is a half-sister to MGSW Bourbon Bay (Sligo Bay {Ire}). TJCIS PPs

SON OF PERFECT SHIRL GETS STARTED AT WOODBINE

10th-WO, $123.2K, Msw, 3yo/up, 7fT, 5:48p.m.

Charles Fipke homebred SHIRL’S SPEIGHT (Speightstown) looks to open her account at first asking at Woodbine Saturday. His dam is fellow Fipke homebred and GI Breeders’ Cup F/M Turf heroine Perfect Shirl (Perfect Soul {Ire}), who is a half-sister to MGISW Shakespeare (Theatrical {Ire}), MGSW Lady Shakespeare (Theatrical {Ire}) and SW & MGSP Fantastic Shirl (Fantastic Light). TJCIS PPs

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