11th-GP, $60K, Msw, 3yo, 1mT, 5:14 p.m. ET
Juddmonte, Winchell Thoroughbreds and Bridlewood Farm's PRINCIPE D'ORO (Medaglia d'Oro), a $650,000 KEESEP yearling and half-brother to 'TDN Rising Star' and GIII Allaire DuPont Distaff Match Series S. heroine Spice Is Nice (Curlin), draws the fence in this grassy debut run for Todd Pletcher. The 7-2 morning-line favorite was bred by B. Flay Thoroughbreds.
Pletcher also campaigned the dark bay's dam, the Bobby Flay colorbearer and 'TDN Rising Star' Dame Dorothy (Bernardini) to a win in the 2015 GI Humana Distaff S. Dame Dorothy RNA'd for $3.1 million at the 2019 KEENOV sale. Her Uncle Mo colt sold for $1.6 million to Robert and Lawana Low, the second most expensive lot, at last summer's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale.
Principe d'Oro is bred similarly to Medaglia d'Oro's GISWs Plum Pretty, Bolt d'Oro and Dickinson, who were produced by daughters of A.P. Indy.