Mar. 27 Insights

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Keertana, dam of American Heiress |  Horsephotos

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CASSE UNVEILS WELL-BRED WAR FRONT ON FL DERBY UNDERCARD
1st-GP, $55K, Msw, 3yo, 1mT, 11:30p.m.
The blue-blooded WAR BOMBER (IRE) (War Front) makes his career bow in this spot for trainer Mark Casse. The colt is a full-brother to Group 1 winner and Irish highweight Lancaster Bomber, who was twice second at the Breeders' Cup; and a half-brother to French, Irish and German highweight Excelebration (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}); MGSW Mull of Killough (Ire) (Mull of Kintyre); MSW Shivalik Showers (Ind) (Dancing Forever); and to the dam of MSP Fauci (Malibu Moon). TJCIS PPs

PRICEY PHAROAH FILLY MAKES CAREER BOW
7th-GP, $55K, Msw, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT, 2:27p.m.
Spendthrift Farm went to $675,000 at Keeneland September to acquire AMERICAN HEIRESS (GB) (American Pharoah)–after which MyRacehorse joined as partner–and she debuts here for Todd Pletcher. Out of MGSW Keertana (Johar), she is a half-sister to GSW Ticonderoga (Tapit). Her dam is a half to GSW & GISP Diversy Harbor (Curlin) and MGSW & GISP Snow Top Mountain (Najran). TJCIS PPs

FULL-SIBLING TO VASILIKA DEBUTS IN NOLA
8th-FG, $55K, Msw, 3yo, 5 1/2fT, 5:23p.m.
SAMYAZA (Skipshot) heads to the post for the first time in NOLA Saturday and he has some big shoes to fill. The chestnut is a full-brother to two-time Grade I winner and earner of over $1.8-million Vasilika, who went from claimer to eight-time graded winner and close runner-up in the Breeders' Cup. She summoned $1.5-million from Japan's Katsumi Yoshida at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Steve Asmussen unveils another firster with a talented relative in Americaredwhiteblue (American Pharoah). He is out of a GSP half-sister to MGISW Curalina (Curlin). TJCIS PPs

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