Oct. 22 Insights: Expensive Debuters Assemble at Keeneland Post-Dowager

Phantom Speed, from the family of recently retired Forte (pictured), debuts at Keeneland Sarah Andrew


8th-KEE, $100k, Msw, 2yo, 6 1/2f, 4:44p.m. ET
After the turf marathon mares dazzle the Kentucky crowd in Keeneland's GIII Dowager S. a race prior, the juveniles will take to the main track to open their dockets in this maiden dash led by Pin Oak Stud's PHANTOM SPEED (Arrogate) from the rail. A $700,000 KEESEP purchase, the grey is a half-brother to GSW Biddy Duke (Bayern) who hails from the extended female family of juvenile champion MGISW Forte (Uncle Mo); Japanese Triple Crown winner, three-time champion MG1SW Contrail (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}; champion juvenile filly, MGISW Folklore (Tiznow); and two-time champion MGISW Essential Quality (Tapit).

To his immediate inside breaks Legalize (Constitution), a $500,000 OBSAPR purchase this past spring for a large partnership led by Twin Brook Stables, Belladonna Racing, Nice Guys Stables, and West Point Thoroughbreds, et. al, who is a half-brother to SW Workaholic (Sky Mesa); MSP Fouette (Nyquist); and GSP Tomato Bill (More Than Ready). This is the direct female line of GI Kentucky Oaks victress Summerly (Summer Squall).

Call Protection (Good Samaritan), a $340,000 pick up for Klaravich Stables at OBSAPR, will head to post for Chad Brown while the Heiligbrodt and Spendthrift Farm color-bearer Skelly Road (Mitole) will look to get his connections into the same winner's circle that 'TDN Rising Star' Booth (Mitole) did earlier in the meet. Ethan Energy (Uncle Mo), a homebred half-brother to MGSW Royal Charlotte (Cairo Prince) for Stonestreet will head out from the barn of Brad Cox. TJCIS PPs

3rd-GP, $50k, Msw, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 1:50p.m. ET
Going to post for MyRacehorse and Mathis Stables, $375,000 OBSAPR grad Here's the Kicker (Liam's Map) will start her career in the sunshine state against a field of seven. Out of a half-sister to GISW Patternrecognition (Adios Charlie) and MSW Florida Fuego (Kantharos), the Todd Pletcher trainee hails from the family of GISW Battle of Midway (Smart Strike) and MSW & MGSP Moretti (Medaglia d'Oro). This is the extended family of champion female sprinter MGISW Musical Romance. TJCIS PPs

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