June 10 Insights: Pair of Promising Euro-Breds Highlight Gulfstream Baby Race

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Two juveniles bred in Europe who debut for top barns headline this turf sprint Wednesday in Hallandale, led by Wesley Ward trainee AMANZI YIMPILO (IRE) (No Nay Never). By an emerging star stallion, the chestnut was picked up for $300,000 at Keeneland September and signaled her readiness for this unveiling with a best-of-64 bullet half-mile breeze around dogs on the Palm Meadows turf in :47 4/5 May 30. She hails from the female family of champion Darshaan (GB) (Shirley Heights {GB}) and MG1SW Dar Re Mi (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}). Going out for e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Saffie Joseph is Tik Tok Famous (GB) (Belardo {Ire}). Bought for 110,000 guineas at Tattersalls October, the bay looks to become the first North American winner for her freshman sire (by Lope de Vega {Ire}), an Irish champion and MG1SW. She is the first foal to race out of a half-sister to 2011’s European champion 2-year-old filly Elusive Kate (Elusive Quality), while her third dam is G1SW Regal State (Affirmed), who in turn produced MGISW Pleasantly Perfect (Pleasant Colony). Todd Pletcher also looks to have a chance with Repole Stable’s Lady Quintessa (Munnings). A $140,000 KEESEP buy, she is a half-sister to MGISW Belle Gallantey (After Market) and shares a third dam, champion Meadow Star (Meadowlake), with recently-deceased superstar Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song). TJCIS PPs

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