Saturday's Insights: Charlatan Half-Brother Gets Going at Gulfstream


Authenticity (right) is the dam of Charlatan and the debuting Bennyfromthebronx | Horsephotos


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5th-Gulfstream, $55K, Msw, 3yo, 1m, post time: 1:24 p.m. ET
Given his name, it might be more fitting if Peter Brant's BENNYFROMTHEBRONX (Tapit) were making his first trip to the races at the Jersey Shore, but instead, the half-brother to GISW 'TDN Rising Star' and recent Saudi Cup runner-up Charlatan (Speightstown) gets his career started at Gulfstream Park Saturday afternoon. The bay, a $300,000 Keeneland September acquisition, is the latest to the races from his dam, two-time graded winner and three-time Grade I-placed Authenticity (Quiet American), who is also responsible for SW Hanalei Moon. The colt's third dam is Gallagher's Stud's Appealing Missy (Lypheor {GB}), who produced SW & GSP Statement (Seattle Slew) and the stakes-placed dam of GSW & GISP New York-bred Rahys' Appeal (Rahy). The Chad Brown trainee will have to deal with second-time starter Collaborate (Into Mischief), who was profiled in Steve Sherack's Second Chances column earlier this week. TJCIS PPs

Well-Related Shadwell Firster Kicks Things Off…
1st-Gulfstream, $55K, Msw, 3yo, f, 7f, post time: 11:30 a.m. ET
Trainer Todd Pletcher takes the wraps off Shadwell homebred SIBAAQ (Bernardini) in the Saturday lid-lifter in Hallandale. The Apr. 20 foal is out of the unraced Sablah (Distorted Humor), whose son Takaful (Bernardini) became a 'TDN Rising Star' with an eight-length debut romp in late 2016 and later–reinvented as a one-turn horse–took out the 2018 GI Vosburgh S. Sablah is also the dam of Haikal (Daaher), a maiden winner at second asking whose marquee victory came in the GIII Gotham S. in 2019. European champion Shadayid (Shadeed) and 2001 G1 English 1000 Guineas heroine is Sibaaq's third dam. TJCIS PPs

Oaklawn Debutant the Product of Champions…
9th-Oaklawn, $86K, Msw, 3yo, 6f, post time: 5:25 p.m. ET
Storm Song (Summer Squall), the Eclipse Award-winning juvenile filly of 1996, and Uncle Mo, champion of his generation in 2010, are the dam and sire, respectively, of Aaron Sones's homebred MY FAVORITE UNCLE. The May-foaled dark bay is a half-brother to GISP Trojan Nation (Street Cry {Ire}); MGSP Balladry (Unbridled's Song); and to the dam of the legendary European stayer and MG1SW Order of St George (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and GSWs Angel Terrace (Ghostzapper) and Asperity (War Chant). Lazaretto (Hard Spun) is a son of the fleet MSW Mother Ruth (Speightstown), a $420,000 purchase by Highland Yard out of the 2016 Keeneland January Sale. A half-brother to GSW Yuvetsi (Bodemeister), Lazaretto is bred on the same cross over Gone West-line dams responsible for this sire's GISWs Spun To Run and Out for a Spin and three other of Hard Spun's 41 worldwide graded/group winners. TJCIS PPs

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