Oct. 23 Insights


CurlinSarah Andrew


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1st-BEL, $80K, Msw, 2yo, f, 1m, 12:20p.m.

PLUM AWESOME (Curlin), the latest offspring of GI Kentucky Oaks victress Plum Pretty (Medaglia d'Oro), makes her career bow in this spot for Todd Pletcher. Mandy Pope purchased dual Grade I winner and millionaire Plum Pretty for $4.2-million at the 2012 KEENOV sale and she has produced one winner from three to race thus far. Also debuting in this test is Gary and Mary West homebred Wedding Band (Candy Ride {Arg}), who is out of an unraced half-sister to Hall of Famer and four-time Eclipse winner Curlin (Smart Strike). Juddmonte homebred Millefeuille (Curlin) makes her second attempt here for Bill Mott. A close second on debut over track and trip Sept. 26, she breezed a bullet five furlongs in 1:01 flat (1/5) over a sloppy Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Oct 16. The bay's second dam is Grade I winner Honest Lady (Seattle Slew), who is responsible for Grade I-winning sire First Defence (Unbridled's Song) and stakes winners Honest Mischief (Into Mischief), Phantom Rose (Danzig) and Honest Quality (Elusive Quality). TJCIS PPs



10th-BEL, $80K, Msw, 2yo, 1mT, 5:20 p.m.

Bill Mott saddles a well-bred firster in Juddmonte homebred HACHURE (Tapit). The chestnut is a half-brother to Group 1 victor Announce (GB) (Selkirk), GSW & G1SP Mexican Gold (Medaglia d'Oro), MGSP Straight Thinking (Mizzen Mast) and stakes-placed Wessex (Unbridled's Song) and Vanburgh (First Defence). This is also the family of European champion Zafonic (Gone West) and GSW & MG1SP Zamindar (Gone West). TJCIS PPs

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