Sunday Insights: Ellis Park Maidens Highlight Sunday Card

A colt from the family of MG1SW Baaeed debuts Sunday for Shadwell | Scoop Dyga


5th-ELP, $70K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 2:45 p.m.

Shadwell's MUAZARAH (Into Mischief) leads a battle of the homebreds in Sunday's fifth race at Ellis Park. The Todd Pletcher trainee is out of a half-sister to the dam of a pair of prolific European runners in MG1SW Baaeed (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), who debuted at Shadwell Stud this season, and MG1SW Hukum (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}).

Just to his outside, Unreasonable (Honor Code), racing in the Calumet Farm colors, is out of a half to both GISW Geri (Theatrical {Ire}) and MGSW/MGISP A.P. Arrow (A.P. Indy).

One of a pair of starters for Steve Asmussen, Black Iron (Constitution) is a joint venture for breeders Doug and Felicia Branham and Winchell Thoroughbreds. The colt's third dam is responsible for MGISW and leading sire Quality Road (Elusive Quality).

The only colt not racing for his breeders, The Process (More Than Ready) was a $370,000 Keeneland September purchase last year. His half-brother, Confidence Game (Candy Ride {Arg}), took this year's GII Rebel. S. and he is out of a half-sister to the great Zenyatta (Street Cry {Ire}) and to MGISW Balance (Thunder Gulch). TJCIS PPS

7th-ELP, $70K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 3:50 p.m.

The most expensive buy of this field, Awesome Road (Quality Road) was a $600,000 yearling at Keeneland and is a half to SW/GISP Endless Chatter (First Samurai) as well as SW/G1SP Whitecliffsofdover (War Front). His dam is a half to MGSW and late sire Pulpit (A.P. Indy) while his extended family includes GSW/MGISP and sire Tale of the Cat (Storm Cat).

Just to his inside is another Calumet homebred in Loma Paloma (Mineshaft) whose dam is a half to SW and young sire Nashville (Speightstown).

Beyond Stoked (Into Mischief) brought $450,000 at this year's OBS March Sale and races for Boardshorts Stables and trainer Brian Lynch.

Rounding out the group to the outside is Chryso Alogo (Bolt d'Oro), a Brad Cox trainee whose dam is a full-sister to GSW Shumoos and a half to SW/GSP Steady On (Pioneerof the Nile). He brought a final bid of $400,000 from a lengthy ownership group that includes Qatar Racing LLC and Spendthrift Farm at last year's Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga Select Yearling Sale. TJCIS PPS

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