Saturday Insights: $625k OBS Grad Makes First Start At Delaware

Constitution | Sarah Andrew


5th-DEL, $38K, Msw, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 2:30 p.m.
AMERICAN WAR HERO (Constitution) will make his first start for owner Boardshorts Racing. The dark bay colt brought $165,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Yearling Sale in July before running a furlong at 10.1 during the breeze show and then pinhooked for $625,000 at the OBS March Sale. The Graham Motion trainee is out of GISP Libby's Tail (Tiz Wonderful) who also produced a yearling colt by Improbable that went for $135,000 at the Keeneland September Sale to Michael Rullo. TJCIS PPS

5th-CD, $120K, Msw, 2yo, f, 1m, 2:48 p.m.
At Churchill on Saturday, Ken McPeek debuts Thorny (Violence), a $325,000 Keeneland September buy out of SP Boule (Exchange Rate). She was in-foal with the dark bay filly when she sold to Rhianon Farms at the Keeneland Novemeber Sale in 2020 for $160,000. Out of an extended female family which includes MGISW Tates Creek (Rahy) and her son, Australian multiple group stakes winner Spirit Ridge (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), Boule counts GIII W.L. McKnight hero Tide of the Sea (English Channel) as a half-brother.

Also entered is Coffeepot Stables' Starina (Candy Ride {Arg}), who will take her first crack at racing for trainer Wayne Catalano. The chestnut filly out of SW Rebridled Dreams (Unbridled's Song) is a half-sister to GI Toyota Blue Grass S. victor Carpe Diem (Giant's Causeway), GII Fair Grounds Oaks heroine Farrell (Malibu Moon) and to the dams of current in-training runners SW Salute the Stars (Candy Ride {Arg}) and SW Wonderful Justice (Justify). TJCIS PPS

4th-SA, $61K, Msw, 2yo, 6 1/2f, 5:30 p.m.
Santa Anita is underway and there we find homebred Bolt At Midnight (Bolt d'Oro) on debut for Ruis Racing. The dark bay colt's third dam, who is a full-sister to MGISW Seeking the Gold (Mr. Propsector), is responsible for GII Gotham S. winner Survivalist (Danzig).

Just to his outside, is Bartholdy (Mendelssohn) owned by Kaleem Shah. The $300,000 OBS April grad includes among her extended female family MGSW Chocolate Ride (Candy Ride {Arg}), GI Hollywood Starlet S. victoress Killer Graces (Conagree), and GI Hollywood Gold Cup S. hero There Goes Harvard (Will Take Charge). TJCIS PPS

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