Saturday’s Insights: $975K Candy Ride Colt Debuts at Gulfstream

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Money Moves at two

Photo courtesy Wavertree Stables

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1st-AQU, $68K, Msw, 3yo, 6.5fT, 1:00 p.m. ET
Gary Barber and ERJ Racing LLC’s PATROL (Liam’s Map) debuts for trainer Mark Casse. The second highest-priced juvenile of 2019 for Liam’s Map (the sire’s third highest-priced 2-year-old overall last year), the grey was secured for $350,000 at Keeneland last April. Dylan Davis gets the mount. TJCIS PPs

2nd-FG, $50K, Msw, 3yo, 9f, 1:29 p.m. ET
Triple Crown nominated AIRSTREEM (Tapit), a half-brother to champion and Classic heroine Rachel Alexandra (Medaglia d’Oro), closed from off the pace to be fourth going six furlongs in the Fair Grounds mud Dec. 28. Trained by Steve Asmussen, who also conditioned the colt’s famous sister, Airstreem will be ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr. TJCIS PPs

5th-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, 6f, 2:04 p.m. ET
Bob LaPenta and Bortolazzo Stable’s MONEY MOVES (Candy Ride {Arg}) debuts for Todd Pletcher. A $975,000 purchase by agent Steve Young at OBS last April–the priciest of 19 Candy Ride juveniles last year–the colt is out of MSW & GSP Citizen Advocate (Proud Citizen), who holds the distinction of having earned black type on dirt, turf and synthetic. Citizen Advocate, whose half sister Come a Callin (Dixie Union) produced champion Caledonia Road (Quality Road), hails from the female family of Grade I winners Hymn Book (Arch) and Data Link (War Front). TJCIS PPs

7th-FG, $50K, Msw, 3yo, 6f, 3:59 p.m. ET
MALAHINI (Curlin) gets his start for e Five Racing and trainer Mark Casse. Out of four-time graded winner ‘TDN Rising Star’ Kauai Katie (Malibu Moon), the Stonestreet-bred colt was purchased for $825,000 at Keeneland September. He will be partnered by Julien Leparoux. Godolphin also offers a one-two punch in the form of Mystic Guide (Ghostzapper) and Olson (Midnight Lute), who worked in a crisp :47.60 (2/148) at the Fair Grounds Feb. 8. The former is out of multiple Grade I-winning Music Note. Sumaya US Stable offers up firster Amani’s Eagle (American Pharoah), out of four-time Chilean Group 1 winner Amani (Chi) (Morning Raider {Ire}, who also finished third in the GI Clement L. Hirsch S. at Del Mar. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the bay will be ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr. TJCIS PPs

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