Sunday Insights: $675K Uncle Mo Debuts at Gulfstream

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GISW Lochte, a half-brother to first-time starter Shaftesbury | A Coglianese

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3rd-GP, $50K, Msw, 2yo, 5f, 1:05p.m.
Repole Stable, St. Elias Stable, Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith's SHAFTESBURY (Uncle Mo) kicks off his career for Todd Pletcher, who already owns 16 training titles at the South Florida oval. Out of the stakes-winning Lemon Kiss (Lemon Drop Kid), the $675,000 KEESEP yearling purchase is a half-sibling to Grade I-winner Lochte (Medaglia d'Oro). TJCIS PPs

7th-GP, $50K, Msw, 2yo, f, 7f, 3:08p.m.
Todd Pletcher sends out a pair of wel-bred first-time starters, led by Charles Fipke's UNBRIDLED D'ORO (Medaglia d'Oro). The homebred is a the first foal out of GI Ballerina S. heroine Unbridled Forever (Unbridled's Song), herself a daughter of GI Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Forever (Lemon Drop Kid). Pletcher also saddles Shadwell homebred Zaajel (Street Sense). Dam Asiya (Daaher) is responsible for dual graded placed Ajaaweed (Curlin). Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott is represented by James Karp's first-time starter Mail Order (Liam's Map). The Ontario-bred is a $300,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale graduate, the co-third highest priced yearling of 78 offspring by the sire sold in 2019. TJCIS PPs

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