Saturday’s Insights: Well-Bred Homebreds Debut

|

Shagaf | Lauren King

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency

4th-Churchill Downs, Msw, 2yo, 6f, post time: 12:35 p.m.
Mike Rutherford’s homebred BIG LAKE (American Pharoah) debuts for trainer Steve Asmussen. The chestnut colt is the first foal out of Resistivity (Student Council), who was third in the 2014 GII Forward Gal S. Brad Cox saddles Godolphin firster Essential Quality (Tapit), a son of graded placed Delightful Quality (Elusive Quality). TJCS PPs

5th-Saratoga, $72k, Msw, 2yo, 7f, post time: 2:01 p.m.
Shadwell Farm’s homebred MUNQAD (War Front), a half-brother to GIII Gotham S. winner Shagaf (Bernardini), debuts for trainer Todd Pletcher. Olympiad (Speightstown), a $700,000 KEESEP yearling purchase for Grandview Equine and Cheyenne Stables, will look to improve on his third-place effort in his six-furlong debut at Saratoga Aug. 1. Trainer Shug McGaughey sends out Courtlandt Farms homebred firster Greatest Honour (Tapit). The bay colt is out of Tiffany’s Honour (Street Cry {Ire}), a daughter of blue hen mare Better Than Honour (Deputy Minister). TJCIS PPs

Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up for the daily PDF or alerts.