Saturday Insights: Expensive OBS March Grads Square Off


Eda | ThoroStride photo


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2nd-SA, $61K, Msw, 2yo, f, 5f, post time: 4:35 p.m. ET
A pair of stablemates acquired about three hours apart at this year's OBS March Sale face off Saturday at Santa Anita. EDA (Munnings), bred by one of the sire's most fervent supporters Nate McCauley, was knocked down for $240K as a Keeneland September yearling last fall and was snapped up by Susan and Charles Chu's Baoma Corp. for $550K in Ocala after breezing an eighth of a mile in :10 flat. The Apr. 5 foal is out of a winning half-sister to Aegean (Northern Afleet), a Wesley Ward-trained speedster who won her first two career starts, including a defeat of the boys in the GIII Kentucky Juvenile S. Eda was the most expensive of her sire's 18 juveniles sold this season. Censorship (Tonalist) is the latest produce out of SW & GSP La Grange (Curlin), the dam of MGSP Whiskey Bound (Afleet Alex) and a half-sister to MSP Magic D'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro) and to the dam of MSW & GSP Wendell Fong (Flat Out) and MSW Ruffenuff (Dialed In). Sold for just $10K at KEESEP, she also covered her furlong in :10 flat and fetched $300K from owners Pegram, Watson & Weitman, the priciest of nine Tonalist juveniles reported as sold this winter and spring. TJCIS PPs

Uncle Mo Firster Dealt High Draw…
11th-CD, $100K, Msw, 3/up, f/m, 5.5fT, post time: 5:58 p.m. ET
PATHETIQUE (Uncle Mo) cost Rigney Racing $450K at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale and is the first produce from Dothraki Queen (Pure Prize), who won the 2015 GII Pocahontas S. over this main track before finishing second in the GI Darley Alcibiades S. and a longshot third to Songbird (Medaglia d'Oro) in that year's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Keeneland. Dothraki Queen was scooped up by China Horse Club International for $950K at FTKNOV in 2016. Pathetique hails from the female family of GI Kentucky Oaks winner Blushing K. D. (Blushing John), GSW/GISP Sovereign Award winner Ambitious Cat (Storm Cat), Hong Kong Horse of the Year Electronic Unicorn (Housebuster) and SW February Storm (Storm Cat). TJCIS PPs

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