Saturday's Insights: Expensive Quality Road Colts Square Off at Gulfstream


Prime Factor | Keeneland photo

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2nd-Gulstream Park, $50k, Msw, 2yo, 6f, post time: 12:35 p.m.
Todd Pletcher saddles firster PRIME FACTOR (Quality Road) for China Horse Club and WinStar Farm. The bay colt was a $900,000 purchase at last year's Keeneland September sale. He is out of Haylie Brae (Bernardini), a half-sister to graded-winning freshman sire Speightster and a granddaughter of blue hen mare Classy 'n Smart (Smarten). Christophe Clement sends out Shel Evans's Broadway (Quality Road), a $500,000 purchase at last year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale. The juvenile is the first foal out of Etiquette (Tapit), a half-sister to graded winner Pleasant Prince (Indy King) and from the family of Canadian champion Holy Helena. TJCIS PPs

7th-Gulfstream Park, $50k, Msw, 2yo, 1m, post time: 3:08 p.m.
Godolphin's ALEXANDER VALLEY (Medaglia d'Oro) makes his first trip to the post for trainer Bill Mott. Purchased for $2.15-million at the 2019 Keeneland September sale, the bay colt is the first foal out of Grade I winner Tara's Tango (Unbridled's Song). TJCIS PPs

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