Oct. 10 Insights

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American Pharoah  Sarah Andrew

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WELL-BRED TRIO DEBUT AT BELMONT

3rd-BEL, $63K, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 7fT, 1:26p.m.

Michael Tabor’s THE GIRL HERSELF (American Pharoah) is one of three blue-blooded fillies making their career bow in this test. Out of Grade I winner Circle of Life (Belong to Me), the bay is a half to Grade I-winning sire Circular Quay (Thunder Gulch) and MGSP The Roundhouse (Fusaichi Pegasus). Juddmonte homebred Nubian (Pioneerof the Nile) also looks to open her account here. The bay is a daughter of European champion Special Duty (GB) (Hennessy). This is also the family of GI Breeders’ Cup mile victor Expert Eye (GB) (Acclamation {GB}) and MGISWs Sightseek (Distant View) and Tates Creek (Rahy). Klaravich Stables’ 325,000gns TATOCT purchase Counterparty Risk (Ire) (Australia {GB}) debuts here for Chad Brown. Her second dam is GSW Steel Princess (Ire) (Danehill), who produced GISW Sarah Lynx (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) and GSW Sugar Boy (Ire) (Authorized {Ire}). TJCIS PPs

 

PLETCHER UNVEILS MILLION-DOLLAR BABY

6th-BEL, $63K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 3:03 p.m.

Repole Stable, St. Elias Stable and the Coolmore contingent teamed up at Keeneland September to acquire a $1-million son of Got Lucky (A.P. Indy) named OVERTOOK (Curlin) and he debuts here for that Grade I-winning mare’s conditioner Todd Pletcher. The colt hails from the family of Grade I winners Imagining (Giant’s Causeway), Super Saver (Maria’s Mon), Callback (Street Sense), Bluegrass Cat (Storm Cat) and Girolamo (A.P. Indy); as well as MGSW & GISP Daydreaming (A.P. Indy).

“He’s a well-made horse. He’s a good moving well-balanced kind of horse so he wasn’t hard to pick out,” Pletcher said. “He’s a colt that we’ve seen improve steadily all summer. Obviously, he’s bred to be a two-turn horse. Hopefully he finishes up well and builds off of this.”

Also making his first start here is Chiefswood Stables homebred Weyburn (Pioneerof the Nile). The Jimmy Jerkens trainee boasts a string of speedy worked, capped by a best-of-49 half-mile in :47 1/5 at Belmont Oct. 3. A half-brother to GSW Yorkton (Speightstown), he hails from the family of champion Sky Beauty (Blushing Groom {Fr}). TJCIS PPs

 

RISING STAR LOOKS TO REPEAT IN LEXINGTON

5th-KEE, $71K, Alw, 3yo/up, 6f, 3:18 p.m.

China Horse Club and WinStar may have another superstar on their hands in ‘TDN Rising Star’ NASHVILLE (Speightstown), who tries winners for the first time here. The $460,000 KEESEP purchase went wire-to-wire in his unveiling in the Saratoga slop, devastating the field by 11 1/2 lengths and earning a gaudy 91 Beyer Speed Figure. He enters off a pair of bullet drills, most recently covering three furlongs in :36 1/5 (1/4) at Keeneland Oct. 5. TJCIS PPs

 

MCGAUGHEY SADDLES EXPENSIVE TAPIT FIRSTER

7th-BEL, $63K, Msw, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 3:40 p.m.

Shug McGaughey sends out first time starter COLLISION COURSE (Tapit) for Courtlandt Farms. The $675,000 KEESEP buy is out of SW & MGSP Blue Violet (Curlin). Juddmonte Farm homebred Connagh’s Quay (Flintshire {GB}) debuts off back-to-back bullet works, most recently breezing a half-mile in :48 4/5 (1/16) over Saratoga’s Oklahoma training track Oct. 4. A half to stakes-place Boule (Exchange Rate) and Module (Harlan’s Holiday), the bay is out of an unraced daughter of MGISW Tates Creek (Rahy). This is also the family of MGISW Sightseek (Distant View), European champion Special Duty (GB) (Hennessy) and GI Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Expert Eye (GB) (Acclamation {GB}). Mossarosa’s River Redemption (Pioneerof the Nile) also makes his initial trip to the post here. Out of SW Cuff (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the bay is from the family of G1SW Nayarra (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) and GSW & MG1SPGustav Klimt (Ire (Galileo {Ire}). TJCIS PPs

 

WELL-RELATED FILLY MAKES CAREER BOW AT KEENELAND

6th-KEE, $70K, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16mT, 3:51 p.m.

Amerman homebred ZOOLOGY (Animal Kingdom) debuts for Brian Lynch in this test. The dark bay is a half-sister to Grade I-winning turfer Coffee Clique (Medaglia d’Oro), GSW Admission Office (Point of Entry) and MGSP Royal Fury (Langfuhr). Chad Brown saddles another intriguing firster in Red Light Racer (Medaglia d’Oro). The $525,000 KEESEP purchase is out of SW & MGISP Street Girl (Street Hero). TJCIS PPs

 

HALF TO DONNA VELOCE DEBUTS AT KEENELAND

7th-KEE, $70K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 4:24 p.m.

Bret calhoun unveils a half-sister to Grade III winner and MGISP ‘TDN Rising Star’ Donna Veloce (Uncle Mo) in PEACE BROKER (War Front). Their second dam is GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Cash Run (Seeking the Gold). Klaravich Stables went to $475,000 at KEESEP for Equal Pay (Quality Road) and she debuts here for Chad Brown. She is out of the unraced mare Street Rumor (Street Sense), who is a half to stakes-placed Valiancy (Tale of the Cat) and Havana Moon (Malibu Moon). TJCIS PPs

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