Mar. 20 Insights

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Wonder Gal | Sarah Andrew

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INTRIGUING MAIDENS FILL LA DERBY UNDERCARD

2nd-FG, $75K, Msw, 3yo, 1 1/16m, 12:48p.m.

Three Chimneys Farm and Harrell Ventures teamed up to acquire ROAD BIBLE (Pioneerof the Nile) for $610,000 at Keeneland September and he debuts in this event. The bay is the first foal out of MSW & MGISP Wonder Gal (Tiz Wonderful), who hails from the family of Grade I winner Force the Pass (Speightstown) and MGSW Social Queen (Dynaformer). TJCIS PPs

 

5th-FG, $75K, Msw, 3yo, 6f, 2:13p.m.

Steve Asmussen unveils Sumaya U S Stables homebred BEDUIN FIGHTER (War Front) here. He is out of the unraced Mineshaft mare Joyfully, who is a half-sister to MGSW Divine Oath (Broken Vow) and GSW Auntie Joy (Uncle Mo). OXO Equine's $600,000 KEENOV acquisition Koolhaus (Nyquist) makes his second trip to the post in this race after rallying strongly to be third in his track-and-trip unveiling Feb. 16. His dam is a half-sister to beloved champion Lady Eli (Divine Park) and MGSW Bizzy Caroline (Afleet Alex). TJCIS PPs

 

6th-FG, $75K, Msw, 3yo, 1mT, 2:42p.m.

Juddmonte homebred SNOW HOUSE (Twirling Candy) makes his career bow in this test. The bay is out of a daughter of European champion Special Dity (GB) (Hennessy). This is also the family of MGISWs Sightseek (Distant View) and Tates Creek (Rahy); and GI Breeders' Cup Mile victor Expert Eye (GB) (Acclamation {GB}). TJCIS PPs

 

7th-FG, $75K, Msw, 3yo, f, 6f, 3:12p.m.

Brad Cox saddles a first timer with a big pedigree in Bridlewood Farm homebred SPEIGHTHARMONY (Speightstown). The chestnut is out of a daughter of blue hen Leslie's Lady (Tricky Creek), who produced four-time champion and future Hall of Famer Beholder (Henny Hughes); Grade I winner and top stallion Into Mischief (Harlan's Holiday); and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf victor and young sire Mendelssohn (Scat Daddy). Phil Bauer unveils a newcomer with a strong family in Played Hard (Into Mischief). The $280,000 KEESEP buy is out of Well Lived (Tiznow), a full-sister to MG1SW Well Armed and the dam of Grade I winner American Patriot (War Front); and a half to GSW Witty (Distorted Humor). TJCIS PPs

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