Saturday's Insights: City Of Light Colt On Verge Of Churchill Debut

Cusp, hip 209 | Fasig-Tipton


11th-CD, $120K, Msw, 3yo/up, 6 1/2f, 5:58 p.m.
Consigned by Denali Stud at the '21 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling sale, CUSP (City of Light) went to OXO Equine for $725,000. Trained by Paulo Lobo, the bay colt's dam Swingit (Victory Gallop) also produced MGSW Travel Column (Frosted) and MGISP Neolithic (Harlan's Holiday).

He lines up opposite the widely-drawn WinStar homebred and Brad Cox trainee Paddington (Curlin), whose GISP dam Sea Island (Pulpit)–out of GISP Resort (Pleasant Colony)–counts GII Peter Pan S. hero Sightseeing as a full-brother. TJCIS PPS

5th-BEL, $90K, Msw, 3yo/up, f, 1 1/16thT, 3:03 p.m.
Peter Brant's Double Dream (Curlin), from Chad Brown's shedrow, is out of Enchanted Rock (Giant's Causeway), who is also responsible for Grade I & Group 1 winner Verrazano (More Than Ready) and GII Risen Star S. victor El Padrino (Pulpit). Second dam GISW Chic Shirine (Mr. Prospector), a full-sister to champion older mare & MGISW Queena, heads a female family which includes Grade I winners such as Serra Lake (Seattle Slew), Keen Ice (Curlin), Preservationist (Arch) and Olympiad (Speightstown). TJCIS PPS

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