Saturday's Insights: Pricey Uncle Mo Colt Debuts at Big A


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6th-Aqueduct, $80k, Msw, 2yo, 6f, post time: 2:15 p.m. ET

Bob LaPenta, Gainesway and Bridlewood Farm's ALL MO (Uncle Mo) debuts for trainer Jonathan Thomas. The $450,000 KEENOV weanling turned $900,000 KEESEP yearling is a half to stakes winner and graded placed Fusaichi Red (Fusaichi Pegasus). TJCIS PPs

4th-Churchill, $85k, Msw, 2yo, 1 1/16m, post time: 2:27 p.m. ET

Andrew Farm and For the People Racing's BUGLE OF WAR (War Front), a $400,000 KEESEP yearling, debuts for trainer Eddie Kenneally. The colt is out of Group 1 placed Princess Sinead (Ire) (Jeremy). Larry Jones sends out Fox Hill Farms firster Galilee (Pioneerof the Nile). A $475,000 KEESEP yearling purchase, the bay colt is a half-brother to Grade I winner Cupid (Tapit), as well as graded winners Ashley's Kitty (Tale of the Cat) and Heart Ashley (Lion Heart). D J Stable's Dolder Grand (Candy Ride {Arg}), an $800,000 OBS April purchase, returns to the maiden ranks following a third-place finish in the Sept. 20 GI Summer S. TJCIS PPs

4th-Del Mar, $57k, Msw, 1m, post time: 4:59 p.m. ET

China Horse Club and WinStar Farm's EDITOR IN CHIEF (Curlin), a $650,000 FTSAUG yearling, makes his first trip to the post for trainer Bob Baffert. The gray colt is out of the unraced Tapas (Tapit), who is a half-sister to MGSW Justwhistledixie (Dixie Union), dam of graded winners New Year's Day (Street Cry {Ire}) and Mohaymen (Tapit). China Horse Club purchased Tapas for $1.3 million at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton November sale. C R K Stable's Parnelli (Quality Road) has opened his career with runner-up efforts behind highly accomplished foes, debuting with a second behind 'TDN Rising Star' Superman Shaq (Shackleford) at Del Mar Sept. 6, behind GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up Hot Rod Charlie (Oxbow) at Santa Anita Oct. 2, and behind $1-million yearling Spielberg (Union Rags) at this track and trip Nov. 1. Qatar Racing and Three Chimneys Farm's North Pole (Pioneerof the Nile), a $1.05-million KEESEP yearling, makes his third trip to the post. Second sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs at Del Mar in his Aug. 16 debut, the colt faded to eighth going 6 1/2 furlongs at Santa Anita Oct. 24. TJCIS PPs

8th-Fair Grounds, $47k, Msw, 2yo, f, 6f, post time: 5:31 p.m. ET

Trainer Steve Asmussen sends out firster MORNING FROST (Frosted) for owners Alex and JoAnn Lieblong. The gray filly was a $550,000 KEESEP yearling purchase and is out of graded placed Live for Now (Tiznow), a half-sister to champion Point Given (Thunder Gulch). TJCIS PPs

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