Oct. 25 Insights

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Royal Tryst as a yearlingChristie DeBernardis

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BROWN & KLARAVICH UNVEIL LATEST EUROPEAN IMPORT

5th-BEL, $80K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6fT, 2:49p.m.
Klaravich Stables’ 400,000gns TATOCT purchase MILESTONE PAYMENT (IRE) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) makes her career bow in New York for trainer Chad Brown Saturday. Out of SW & MGSP Boastful (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}), the gray is a half-sister to stakes winner Stage Play (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}). Their dam is a half to Irish Highweight Lesson in Humility (Ire) (Mujadil), who is the dam of GSW & GISP Tiger Moth (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Jack Swain went to $250,000 to acquire Actually (Speightstown), a filly from a deep Alexander-Groves family, who debuts in this test. A half-sister to MGSW Campaign (Curlin), the chestnut hails from the family of two-time champion Covfefe (Into Mischief); Grade I winners Arch (Kris S.) and Acoma (Empire Maker); as well as graded winners Festival of Light (A.P. Indy) and Albiano (Harlan’s Holiday). TJCIS PPs

PAIR OF RISING STARS FACE OFF IN CHURCHILL ALLOWANCE

5th-CD, $87K, Opt. Clm. ($75K), 2yo, 1 1/16m, 3:03 p.m.
A pair of ‘TDN Rising Stars’ STAYIN’ OUT LATE (Tapit) and Superman Shaq (Shackleford) face off while trying winners for the first time at Churchill. Trained by Steve Asmussen, Stayin’ Out Late went wire-to-wire to graduate by 7 3/4 lengths in his sprint debut at this venue Sept. 18. Out of GSW Graeme Six (Graeme Hall), the chestnut is a full to GSW Delightful Joy; and a half to SW Seymourdini (Bernardini) and GSW Cali Star (Street Cry {Ire}). A $230,000 FTKOCT yearling purchase, Superman Shaq summoned $550,000 at OBS April after breezing in :20 3/5. Off the board in his career bow at Del Mar Aug. 8, the chestnut graduated decisively in a 5 1/2-panel event there Sept. 6. Superman Shaq’s biggest claim to fame, however, is that he is a half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl (Tapizar). He is also a half to GSW and fellow ‘Rising Star’ Mr. Monomoy (Palice Malace). TJCIS PPs

FIRST FOAL OUT OF CAVORTING DEBUTS AT CHURCHILL

6th-CD, $85K, Msw, 2yo, f, 1 1/16m, 3:36 p.m.
CLAIRIERE (Curlin), the first foal out of three-time Grade I winner, multi-millionaire and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Cavorting (Bernardini), debuts in this test for trainer Steve Asmussen. A daughter of GSW Promenade Girl (Carson City), Cavorting is a half-sister to GSW Moon Colony (Uncle Mo) and MGSP ‘TDN Rising Star’ Thirstforlife (Stay Thirsty). TJCIS PPs

 STONESTREET BLUE-BLOOD MAKES CAREER BOW BENEATH TWIN SPIRES

7th-CD, $85K, Msw, 2yo, f, 1 1/16mT, 4:06 p.m.
Stonestreet Stables homebred LA BURNETT (Bernardini) makes her first trip to the post in this event for Mark Casse. Barbara Banke’s operation purchased the filly’s dam Comedy (Theatrical {Ire}) for $1.5-million in foal to Tapit at the 2015 KEENOV sale. She has already produced the likes of the late Grade I winner Taris (Flatter), MSW & GSP Theatre Star (War Front) and SW Stoweshoe (Flatter). TJCIS PPs

MCPEEK SADDLES ‘ROYALLY’-BRED FIRSTER

11th-CD, $85K, Msw, 2yo, 7f, 6:06 p.m.
Recent GI Preakness S.-winning trainer Ken McPeek saddles a well-bred first timer in ROYAL TRYST (Medaglia d’Oro). The $500,000 KEESEP buy is out of Belle Watling (Pulpit), who was purchased by Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm for $1.05-million with this colt in utero at the 2017 KEENOV sale. Her previous produce includes MGSW War Story (Northern Afleet) and GSW & MGISP Land Over Sea (Bellamy Road). This is also the family of champion Epitome (Summing) and MGSW Essence of Dubai (Pulpit). TJCIS PPs

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