Sunday Insights: Big Prices And Big Pedigrees On Display

Prince of Monaco | Fasig-Tipton Photo


2nd-LRC, $45K, Msw, 2yo, 5f, 4:33 p.m.

Facing a field of entirely first-time starters, PRINCE OF MONACO (Speightstown) drew the enviable outside gate for his afternoon debut for trainer Bob Baffert and the prolific ownership group known as the 'Avengers'. Purchased for a coll $950,000 as a yearling out of last year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale, the dark bay colt is out of Medaglia d'Oro mare Rainier, herself a half to MSW/MGSP Laurie's Rocket (Bluegrass Cat) and to the dam of MSW/GSP Necker Island (Hard Spun). This is also the family of GI Frizette S. winner Adieu (El Corredor). Prince of Monaco enters off a best-of-61 work two back June 23 and Juan Hernandez gets aboard for his unveiling. TJCIS PPS

3rd-ELP, $70K, Msw, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:43 p.m.

In Kentucky, Isle of Hope (Quality Road) debuts on the turf as a homebred for Clearsky Farms and trainer Brad Cox. Out of MGSW/GISP Justwhistledixie (Dixie Union), she is a half-sister to a quartet of successful runners including GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile hero New Year's Day (Street Cry {Ire}), MGSW Mohaymen (Tapit), GSW/GISP Enforceable (Tapit), and GSW Kingly (Tapit). TJCIS PPS


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