Saturday Insights: Well-Bred Siblings to Graded Winners Debut

Don the Jeweler (HIP 564) sells for $875,000 at KEESEP Keeneland


2nd-GP, $60k, Msw, 3yo, f, 7f, 12:40p.m. ET
This contest kicks off the first of two maiden special weights on the Hallendale card with smartly regarded firsters. Breaking from the far outside, Blini (Tapit) has graded stakes winning shadows to outrun: full-siblings Iron Fist, MGSW, $1,104,199; Anchor Down, GISP & MGSW, $734,254; and half-sister Sweet Lulu (Mr. Greeley), GISW, $693,600. Her dam Successful Outlook (Orientate) is a third generation graded stakes runner and producer. To her inside, there is a Calumet owned and bred half-sister to SW, $865,921, Pingxiang (Speightstown) named Peligroso (Honor Code) going for conditioner Jack Sisterson. The Albaugh Family Stables send out $500,000 KEESEP purchase Tiffany's Mo (Uncle Mo), a half to GSP Threes Over Deuces (Flat Out). Todd Pletcher conditions Falconet (Uncle Mo), the first foal for GISW Birdatthewire (Summer Bird) and the formidable partnership of Klaravich Stables and Chad Brow will unveil $280,000 KEESEP acquisition Signal from Noise (Arrogate). TJCIS PPs


4th-GP, $60k, Msw, 3yo, 7f, 1:40p.m. ET
OXO Equine's $675,000 KEESEP prize Mendenhall (Pioneerof the Nile) debuts under Bill Mott's tutelage. A half to stakes winners Balandeen (Bernardini) and Matwakel (California Chrome), this is the family of Canadian Champion 2-year-old filly Deputy Jane West (Silver Deputy). The royal blue silks of Godolphin are represented by their homebred Town Branch (Street Sense), a full sibling to GSW Speaker's Corner. A $300,000 OBSAPR (:20 3/5) buy, Super Quality (Competitive Edge), and $240,000 EASOCT graduate Hidden Plan (Street Sense), half to GSW Cordmaker (Curlin), round out the field. TJCIS PPs


8th-GP, $62k, Alw, 4yo/up, 1m, 3:40p.m. ET
Stage Raider (Pioneerof the Nile), half-brother to Triple Crown Champion Justify (Scat Daddy) and ill-fated GSW The Lieutenant (Street Sense), makes his return to the races here against an experience field. Second on debut to Prevalence (Medaglia d'Oro), who's also in the field, the colt's 10 3/4 length maiden breaking Apr. 10 score at Keeneland earned him 'TDN Rising Star' honors. He punctuated that title with a three length win against allowance company May 14 at Belmont Park before being given a nine month freshening. He's been set at 7-2 morning line odds for his return. TJCIS PPs


2nd-SA, $67k, Msw, 3yo, 6f, 3:28p.m. ET
The connections of Medina Spirit (Protonico) send out $1.7 million FTFMAR purchase (:10 1/5) Taiba (Gun Runner), the second most expensive to hail from the Gulfstream 2-year-old auction behind $2.6 million stablemate Bletchley Park (Nyquist). Taiba is MSW Needmore Flattery (Flatter)'s second foal to the races. The flashy Tenth Street Don (Practical Joke), $240,000 at OBSAPR (:10 1/5), goes to post for trainer Vladimir Cerin. TJCIS PPs


2nd-AQU, $80k, Msw, 3yo, 1m, 1:20p.m. ET
By far the most expensive horse in the race, $875,000 KEESEP procurement Don the Jeweler (Into Mischief) debuts in the colors of Peter Brant, and is conditioned by Chad Brown. He's out of a half-sister to MGISW Include Me Out (Include) and GISW & MGSW Check the Label (Stormin Fever), both of whom have produced winners. The female family claims at least 14 graded and stakes quality horses. TJCIS PPs

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