Saturday's Racing Insights: Fancy Fillies Get Going at Ellis


Palm Cottage as a foal | Katlyn Lamp, Sagamore

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Some particularly well-bred and expensive sophomore fillies are set to debut Saturday at Ellis Park. Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt, Madaket Stables and Spendthrift Farm's confidently named Upandcomingstar (Into Mischief) has been prepped for this by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen. The $500,000 KEESEP yearling is out of 2010 GIII Azeri S. winner Freedom Star (Street Cry {Ire}).

Larry Best's OXO Equine, meanwhile, will be represented by Brad Cox-trained Palm Cottage (American Pharoah). A $575,000 buy herself in September, she's out of MSW miler type Walkwithapurpose (Candy Ride {Arg}), who has already produced two stakes horses including SW Where Paradise Lay (Into Mischief). Her second dam is a full to GISW Schossberg (Broad Brush).

Clawback (Candy Ride {Arg}), meanwhile, was a $325,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga grad. The granddaughter of 1996's champion grass mare Wandesta (GB) (Nashwan) is half to two stakes-placed runners. South Georgia (Union Rags) is the first foal out of MGSW/GISP House Rules (Distorted Humor). TJCIS PPs


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