Pedigree Insights for Oct. 24

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Classier last year at Keeneland | Keeneland Photo

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4th-MTH, $45K, Msw, 2yo, 1mT, 2:09 p.m. ET
Proxy (Tapit) is the latest foal out of versatile Panty Raid (Include), a highest-level winner on turf and synthetic and Grade II winner on the dirt. A $2.5-million Fasig-Tipton November buy in 2008, Panty Raid’s 3-year-old daughter Micheline (Bernardini) broke her maiden in the course-and-distance Sorority S. last September. More recently, the fellow Godolphin homebred and Mike Stidham trainee took the Sept. 10 Dueling Grounds Oaks at Kentucky Downs before finishing a close second in Keeneland’s GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. a month later. Chad Brown-trained firster Empire of the Sun (Pioneerof the Nile), a $250,000 KEESEP buy, is out of GSW Brownie Points (Forest Wildcat). She’s a half to hard-knocking Stidham trainee and near millionaire MGSW/GISP Synchrony (Tapit) as well as GSW Chocolate Kisses (Candy Ride {Arg}). TJCIS PPs

10th-KEE, $70K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 6:03 p.m. ET
Macron (Frosted) makes his first start in the regular meet’s final race for Steve Asmussen and the Heiligbrodts. The half-brother to Grade I-winning turfer Egg Drop (Alphabet Soup) was a $210,000 KEESEP acquisition and $420,000 OBS March buyback after a sharp :10 flat breeze. Juddmonte homebred Mandaloun (Into Mischief) is out of the Irish Group 2 winner Brooch (Empire Maker). His second dam was a precocious 2-year-old stakes winner and full  to Irish Group 1 winner and middle-distance highweight Emulous (GB) (Dansili {GB}). Calumet Farm’s Kentucky Pharoah (American Pharoah) was entered and scratched from a rained-off route on Thursday (he was already entered in this spot before that one came off the grass). Calumet paid $200,000 for dam Strut the Course (Strut the Stage), Canada’s 2014 champion older mare and a dual Grade II winner on the lawn, at KEENOV ’16. This is her first foal. Americanrevolution (Constitution) was a $275,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga buy by WinStar Farm and China Horse Club. He’s out of a half-sister to MGSW Gouldings Green (Charismatic) as well as the SW/GSP dam of three-time two-turn graded stakes winner Silver Dust (Tapit). Farther down the chestnut’s page are MGISW Stop Traffic (Cure the Blues) and her MGISW son and sire Cross Traffic (Unbridled’s Song). Conditioner Rodolphe Brisset sent out debut winner Eucharist (Flatter) for WinStar here Oct. 4. TJCIS PPs

9th-SA, $55K, Msw, 2yo, 6 1/2f, 8:07 p.m. ET
Bob Baffert and the powerful conglomerate of SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Golconda Stables, Siena Farm and Robert Masterson will be represented here by rail-drawn Classier (Empire Maker). The $775,000 KEESEP buy is out of a half-sister to the dam of French and U.S. GSW/MGISP Homerique (Exchange Rate). His third dam produced Group 1 winner White Moonstone (Dynaformer). Classier prepped for this with a head-turning six-furlong gate work in 1:12.40 (XBTV Video) on Monday. North Pole (Pioneerof the Nile) cost $1,050,000 at the same September sale. The Simon Callaghan trainee was second on debut at Del Mar Aug. 16. His multiple stakes-winning dam Uptown Twirl (Twirling Candy) is a half to champion juvenile Classic Empire (Pioneerof the Nile) and was purchased for $1,075,000 at Keeneland November by North Pole’s breeder and co-owner Three Chimneys Farm days after Classic Empire took the 2016 GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile over this same strip. Union Soldier (Union Rags), a $650,000 September grad, goesturf to dirt and sprint to route off a late-closing sixth-place debut run at Del Mar Sept. 7. His GSW dam Sky Girl (Sky Mesa) is a half to champion and MGISW Abel Tasman (Quality Road), who was trained first by Callaghan and then by Baffert. TJCIS PPs

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