Sunday Insights: Daughter of Oaks Winner Debuts at Spa


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Bobby Flay's MEZCAL (Pioneerof the Nile), the first foal out of 2016 GI Kentucky Oaks winner Cathryn Sophia (Street Boss), makes her debut in the seventh race at Saratoga Sunday. The 3-year-old filly, a $625,000 KEESEP yearling, is trained by Todd Pletcher. Bridlewood Farm and Don Alberto Corp. purchased Cathryn Sophia, with this filly in utero, for $2.3 million at the 2017 Keeneland November sale.

Courtlandt Farms' Big City Momma (Quality Road), a $700,000 KEESEP purchase, will look to improve on a third-place effort in her six-furlong debut at Belmont May 6 for trainer Shug McGaughey, while Bill Mott saddles Summer Wind Equine firster More Moonshine (Malibu Moon). Out of Unenchantedevening (Unbridled's Song), the sophomore is a full-sister to Grade I winner Moonshine Memories and a half to stakes winner and graded placed Indian Evening (Indian Charlie). Whisper Hill Farm homebred Perfect Grace (Tapit), a daughter of champion Havre de Grace (Saint Liam), makes her third trip to the post following a pair of runner-up efforts at Gulfstream for trainer Ralph Nicks.


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