Saturday’s Racing Insights: 1/2 to GISW McKinzie Debuts at Santa Anita


Map Maker, debuting in Santa Anita’s 5th race, is a half to Whitney winner McKinzie

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6th-KEE, $71K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 3:51 p.m. ET
Mt. Brilliant Stable LLC and Ing Orrin’s Ursula (Tapit) gets a start for Michael Stidham. Out of Debonnaire (GB) (Anabaa), the grey is a half-sister to Australian Group 1-winner Hartnell (GB) (Authorized {Ire}), victorious in 13 races–four at the highest level–and an earner of over $5 million. Stonestreet Stables LLC is also represented by firster Palio Flag (Curlin). Trained by Chad Brown, the $350,000 KEESEP purchase is a half-sister to recent stakes winner Great Sister Diane (Will Take Charge). TJCIS PPs

6th-WOX, $71K, Msw, 2yo, 7f, 3:56 p.m. ET
Trainer Mark Casse unveils first-time starter Mine That Star (Pioneerof the Nile), a $775,000 KEESEP purchase by John Oxley. The bay is out of Mining My Own (Smart Strike), famously responsible for Mine That Bird (Birdstone), the championship 2-year-old colt in Canada in 2008 before returning the next season to annex the GI Kentucky Derby and finish second and third, respectively, in the GI Preakness and GI Belmont S. She also produced three-time Grade I winner Dullahan (Even the Score), an earner of over $1.7 million. TJCIS PPs

8th-BEL, $75K, Msw, 2yo, 7f, 4:40 p.m. ET
Into Mischief offers up a pair of pricey firsters, including $750,000 KEESEP buy Turnagain Tide. Campaigned by Larry Bests’ OXO Equine and trained by Chad Brown, the bay has been working forwardly of late, including a solid five-furlong bullet move in 1:01 at Belmont Oct. 5. Also representing the sire is Ashaar, a $650,000 KEESEP purchase for Shadwell Stable. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, the bay is a half-brother to Mendip (Harlan’s Holiday), a three-time group winner in Dubai. The non-winning dam Well Spring (Coronado’s Quest) is a daughter of dual Grade I-winning Chaposa Springs (Baldski). TJCIS PPs

5th-SAX, $50K, Msw, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 5:40 p.m. ET
Summer Wind Equine’s Map Maker (Liam’s Map) debuts for Bob Baffert. The filly is out of Grade II-scorer Runway Model (Petionville), who already has a multiple Grade I winner under her belt in the form of McKinzie (Street Sense). Earner of over $2 million, McKinzie–also trained by Baffert–annexed the GI Whitney S. in August. The hombred capped a solid work schedule with a recent four-furlong move in :48 4/5 Oct. 9. TJCIS PPs

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