Nov. 5 Insights: Half to Grade I Winner Big World Debuts in Florida

Curlin Sarah Andrew


1st-AQU, $85k, Msw, 2yo, f, 6fT, 12:20p.m. ET
The lone firster in the field, Team Spoor's CURLIN'S GIRL (Curlin) will open her tab in this maiden baby dash on the back of a string of bullet works. Starting Oct. 7, when she went five furlongs in 1:01.88, she flashed speed Oct. 14 going five panels in :59.44 (1/6); Oct. 23 in company with $475,000 KEESEP grad Shop Lifting (Into Mischief)–who ran second by a head on her debut at Saratoga to GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies victress Just F Y I (Justify)–in  1:01.22 (1/8); and most recently Oct. 31 in company with maiden winner Vino Rouge (Vino Rosso) when the pair went four furlongs in :47.69. Trained by Anthony Dutrow, Curlin's Girl hails from the female family of MGSW Purely Cozzene; GISP Erica's Smile; and MGSP Tigre Di Slugo (Smiling Tiger). TJCIS PPs.

5th-GP, $50k, Msw, 2yo, f, 1m 70 AWT, 2:49p.m. ET
On the rail and carrying the St Elias Stable colors, JOYFUL LASS (War Front) makes her career debut going long over the synthetic track. The half-sister to GISW Big World (Custom for Carlos) and that one's full-sister SP Gracida, she also has three other winning siblings. Joyful Lass was a $300,000 KEESEPT pick up from breeders KatieRich Farms, and is trained by Todd Pletcher.

To her outside is Bass homebred and stablemate Ravenna (Quality Road). Out of an unraced half-sister to GISW Stormello (Stormy Atlantic) and his full-sibling GSW My Best Brother, her dam Italia can also claim GISP Cherry Lodge (Bernardini), that one's full-sibling GSW Gala Award; GSP Greatest Game (Giant's Causeway) and the dam of Canadian champion 2-year-old filly GSW Curlin's Voyage (Curlin) as a half-relation. This is a busy, international female family with group or graded runners in Japan, England, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and the UAE as well as black-type earners in France and Hong Kong. MGSW The Pamplemousse (Kafwain) makes an appearance as well. TJCIS PPs.

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