Sunday Insights: Medaglia d’Oro Firster From Classic Family Gets Started

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Paintsville’s dam is a close relative of champion Peeping Fawn | Racing Post photo

By Alan Carasso

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10th-CD, $95K, Msw, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, post time: 5:36 p.m. EST
Michael and Reiko Baum homebred PAINTSVILLE (Medaglia d’Oro) is a son of Reaching (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), a half-sister to European champion 3-year-old filly and four-time Group 1 winner Peeping Fawn (Danehill), in turn the dam of SW & MG1/GISP September (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and MGSP Sir John Hawkins (Henrythenavigator). The Baums acquired Reaching for $675K in foal to Frankel (GB) at KEENOV in 2013. The late March foal’s third dam is Blush With Pride (Blusing Groom {Fr}), whose GSW/MGISP daughter Better Than Honour (Deputy Minister) dropped GI Belmont S. winners Rags to Riches (A.P. Indy) and Jazil (Seeking the Gold), as well as Breeders’ Cup Marathon winner Man of Iron (Giant’s Causeway) and GSW/G1SP Casino Drive (Mineshaft). Paintsville is bred 3×3 to Sadler’s Wells. TJCIS PPs

9th-DMR, $52K, Msw, 2yo, 1mT, post time: 7:30 p.m. EST
ROYAL ACT (American Pharoah) cost C R K Stables $500K as a Keeneland September yearling last fall and is out of a daughter of Grade III-winning turf distaffer Grand Charmer (Lord Avie), the dam of SP Skinflint (Super Saver) and of Flirtatious (A.P. Indy). The latter was responsible for 2006 Eclipse Award-winning 3-year-old filly Wait a While (Maria’s Mon), a three-time Grade I winner on the grass, but also third in the GI Kentucky Oaks. Grand Charmer is a half-sister to Private Feeling (Belong to Me), dam of two-time champion and MGISW Lookin At Lucky (Smart Strike) and MGSW Kensei (Mr. Greeley). TJCIS PPs

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