Sunday Insights: Seven-Figure Colt Gets Going at Santa Anita


American Admiral at KEESEP in 2019 | Keeneland photo


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6th-SA, $61K, Msw, 3yo/up, 1m, post time: 6:50 p.m. ET
Dixiana Farms-bred AMERICAN ADMIRAL (American Pharoah) was purchased by Hunter Valley Farm for $340,000 at Keeneland November in 2018 and fetched $1.3 million from Jamie McCalmont on behalf of M.V. Magnier and Sarah Kelly at KEESEP the following fall. That price was the richest of 70 of his sire's second-crop yearlings to sell in 2019, bar the sales-topping $8.2 million Mandy Pope paid for the half-sister to Beholder (Henny Hughes) and Into Mischief (Harlan's Holiday). The colt's stakes-winning second dam Alchemilla (Deputy Minister) was a daughter of champion Althea's full-sister Aquilegia (Alydar), whose produce include GSW & MGISP Bertolini (Danzig) and SW Amelia (Dixieland Band), dam of GSWs Rabbit Run (Tapit) and Asakusa Genki (Stormy Atlantic); MGSW & GISP Rainha da Bateria (Broken Vow); GSW & GISP Kindergarden Kid (Dynaformer); GSW Assateague (Stormy Atlantic); and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up He's Had Enough (Tapit). TJCIS PPs

Glen Hill Debuts Cleverly Named Filly at GP…
7th-GP, $47K, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 5fT, post time: 3:56 p.m. ET
Glen Hill Farm's Craig Bernick is also a member of the board of directors for the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, an organization that champions issues of importance to the Thoroughbred industry. Several months ago, TIF proposed the idea of making information, such as past performances, available to the betting public at no cost, and the aptly named FREE DATA (War Front) makes her first trip to the races Sunday. The gray filly is a daughter of former 'TDN Rising Star' Cassatt (Tapit), winner during her racing days of the GIII Monmouth Oaks before being purchased by Bernick's Elevage for $2.5 million in foal to Curlin at the 2016 Fasig–Tipton November sale. Free Data's third dam, MSW Justenuffheart (Broad Brush), was a half-sister to Kitten's Joy (El Prado {Ire}) and produced champion Dreaming of Anna (Rahy), the dam of GSW Dreamologist (Tapit), the late GISP Fast Anna (Medaglia d'Oro) and SP Big Dreaming (Declaration of War); GSW Lewis Michael (Rahy); and MGSW & GISP Justenuffhumor (Distorted Humor). TJCIS PPs

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