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Union Rags's Carillo, named a 'TDN Rising Star' on debut in January, returns at Churchill | Coglianese

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7th-CD, $120K, Msw, 2yo, 1m, post time: 3:50 p.m. ET
Joseph Murphy's WOLFE COUNTY (Medaglia d'Oro) is the latest foal to the races for the stakes-placed Dawn Raid (Vindication) making him a half-brother to 2016 GI Preakness S. and GI Haskell Invitational S. hero and WinStar sire Exaggerator  (Curlin). Dawn Raid is herself a half-sister to MGSW and Sovereign Award winner Embur's Song (Unbridled's Song). He squares off with fellow debutant Monologue (Runhappy), a half-brother to SW & GISP Endless Chatter (First Samurai) and to SW & G1SP Whitecliffsofdover (War Front). The colt's dam Orate (A.P. Indy) is a full-sister to the late MGSW/GISP Pulpit, while the deeper female family includes champion Minardi (Boundary) and his half-brother Tale of the Cat (Storm Cat). TJCIS PPs

RanJan-Bred Firster Goes Out For Walsh Barn…
6th-CD, $120K, Msw, 2yo, 6 1/2f, post time: 3:18 p.m. ET
MEAN JAKEY (Violence) cost owner Mike McCarty $340,000 at the 2020 Keeneland September sale, making him the third-priciest of his successful sire's 66 yearlings (88 ring) reported as sold last year. Bred by Jan Vandebos's RanJan Racing Inc. and trained by Steve Asmussen, the February foal is a half-brother to La La Chrysaor (Speightstown), who has two victories and five minor placings from nine starts to date on the competitive Japan Racing Association circuit. TJCIS PPs

'Rising Star' Returns to Action…
11th-CD, $127K, Allowance, 3yo/up, 1 1/8m, 5:58 p.m. ET
CARILLO (Union Rags) overcame a rough start and a wide passage on the turn going Aqueduct's one-turn mile Jan. 8 and ran on strongly to become a 'TDN Rising Star' just days before being offered as part of the Paul Pompa Jr. dispersal at Keeneland January. Purchased by Lauren Carlisle on behalf of Greg Tramontin, Joel Politi and Brittlyn Farm for $875,000, Carillo was a distant 10th when last seen in the GII Risen Star S. Feb. 13. The colt's dam Proper Mad (Bernardini), whose half-sister Private Mission (Into Mischief) won this year's GIII Torrey Pines S., was hammered down for $260,000 at the January sale, while her full-sister Gift List is responsible for GISW Dunbar Road (Quality Road). TJCIS PPs

Brant Debuter Looks To Keep Sire Perfect in U.S….
6th-BEL, $90K, Msw, 2yo, f, 7fT, post time: 3:36 p.m. ET
Bidding on behalf of owner Peter Brant, bloodstock agent Demi O'Byrne went to 300,000gns ($411,561) for LONGRIDGE FELL (IRE) (Ribchester {Ire}) at last year's Tattersalls October Sale. The May foal is a half-sister to the current stakes winner Parchemin (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) and is out of a half-sister to SW & MGSP Pelerin (Ire) (Shamardal) and SP Masarah (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}). Ribchester's lone U.S. starter to date, Stonestreet's 350,000gns TATOCT purchase Ruthin (Ire), became a 'TDN Rising Star' on Keeneland debut last April. Among the competition is the debuting Magic Light (Curlin), a homebred half-sister to the late 'Rising Star' Battle of Midway (Smart Strike) and to MSW/MGSP Moretti (Medaglia d'Oro). TJCIS PPs

Pricey Into Mischief Colt Debuts at Gulfstream…
7th-GP, $45K, Msw, 2yo, 5 1/2f, post time: 3:58 p.m. ET
SO DETERMINED (Into Mischief) fetched $875,000 from bloodstock agent Jacob West, bidding for Repole Stable and St Elias Stable, at KEESEP last fall, the joint fourth-highest price among 80 (110 ring) of this phenomenal sire's offspring to sell last year. The Florida-bred is out of the unraced Mimi's Tiz (Tiznow), who was purchased by Loren Nichols for $47,000 in foal to Will Take Charge at KEENOV in 2017. Mimi's Tiz is a daughter of Mimi's Bling (Bernstein), also the dam of SW Summer House (Tiznow). TJCIS PPs

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