Saturday Insights: Karen With an I Flies Beholder's Colors on Debut


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8th-SA, $67k, Msw, 3yo/up, f, 6f, 8:00 p.m. ET
Four-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder (Henny Hughes) will be represented by another firster at the races, this time via Karin With an I (Curlin). The daughter of the supermare debuts a few days after her 4-year-old half-brother Q B One (Uncle Mo)'s third-place effort at second asking here Mar. 27 for their shared connections of Spendthrift Farm and trainer Richard Mandella. Karin With an I worked the day before that race, posting a six-furlong move over the main track in 1:14.20 (4/7). My Kentucky Girl (American Pharoah), a $475,000 Keeneland September grad, also takes to the track for the first time for Tommy Town Thoroughbreds and Jonathan Wong. She is a half-sister to $700,000 KEESEP '19 grad Big City Momma (Quality Road) and stakes-placed Life On the Road (Street Sense). TJCIS PPs

8th-GP, $60k, Msw, 3yo, f, 7f, 3:01 p.m. ET
Gainesway Stable homebred Easy to Love (Empire Maker) debuts on a packed Saturday undercard at Gulfstream, and the half to Grade I winner Lukes Alley (Flower Alley) will be facing a field made up of mostly fellow firsters. Given half-siblings' successes on both surfaces–'TDN Rising Star' Arrifana (Curlin) was GSP and a stakes winner on dirt; Lukes Alley had graded wins on both turf and all-weather–plus a swift series of morning drills, the dirt shouldn't be a hindering factor. Todd Pletcher sends out $390,000 KEESEP buy Inventing (Union Rags) for the partnership of Repole Stables and Woodford Racing. She hails from the female family of good two-turn dirt females in GI Kentucky Oaks heroine Secret Status (A.P. Indy), GISW and last year's GI Breeders' Cup Distaff runner-up Dunbar Road (Quality Road), and Private Mission (Into Mischief), who took last year's GIII Torrey Pines S. and GII Zenyatta S. Wish You Well (American Freedom) will try to justify her connection's $550,000 FTFMAR (:10) faith in her at first asking. The half to GSW Chanteline (Majesticperfection) and SW Kell Paso (Divine Park) goes to post for George Weaver. TJCIS PPs


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