Saturday Insights: Matareya Half-Sister Favored on Debut

Methodology is a half-sister to MGISW Matareya | Coady


11th-CD, $120k, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 7f, post time: 5:58 p.m. ET
METHODOLOGY (Uncle Mo) is the latest foal to the races out of Grade III winner Innovative Idea (Bernardini), who took her career debut in 2014 who has since gone on to become the dam of Matareya (Pioneerof the Nile), victorious in the GI Acorn S. for the Brad Cox barn last season and a latest upset winner of the GI Derby City Distaff on the Kentucky Derby undercard May 6. Innovative Idea is a daughter of MGSW/GISP Golden Velvet (Seeking the Gold), whose other produce include GSW Lucullan (Hard Spun), MSP Embossed (Medaglia d'Oro) and SP Soft Touch (Uncle Mo). Godolphin acquired MGSW third dam Caress (Storm Cat)–a full-sister to Bernstein–for $3 million at the 2000 Keeneland November Sale. The competition includes Cheyenne Stables' Driana (Kantharos), a $525,000 FTSAUG acquisition who was a big second to Lady Irene (Kantharos–Leslie's Lady) on her 5 1/2-furlong unveiling May 20. TJCIS PPs

2nd-MTH, $57.5k, Msw, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, post time: 1:07 p.m. ET
OMAHA GIRL (Omaha Beach), a daughter of MSP Anchorage (Tapit), is a half-sister to a pair of 2-year-old debut winners, including the SP Chip Leader (Giant's Causeway), as well as the Grade III winning turf marathoner Abaan (Will Take Charge). A $400,000 KEESEP purchase by Kerri Radcliffe on behalf of Amo Racing/Omni Horse, the Mar. 20 foal hails from the extended female of Broken Vow. TJCIS PPs

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