Sunday's Insights: Pricey Quality Road Filly Among Interesting Group at GP

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Glen Hill Farm's Customer Driven (Quality Road) is one of a number of well-related firsters signed on here. She is out of MGSW and GISP House Rules (Distorted Humor), who was second by a neck in the GII Gulfstream Park Oaks here in 2014. House Rules was carrying Customer Driven when she brought $750,000 from WinStar Farm at the 2019 Keeneland January sale as part of the dispersal of JV Shields, Jr. Glen Hill subsequently picked up Customer Driven for $470,000 as a KEESEP yearling. House Rules is out of Argentinian MGSW/MG1SP GI Juddmonte Spinster S. third Teamgeist (Arg) (Mutakddim), who also produced MGISP Win the Space (Pulpit).

Brian Lynch will send out two in Jim and Susan Hill homebred Frozen Solid (Frosted) and William K. Werner's I Cross My Heart (Practical Joke). The former is out of Canadian champion grass mare Solid Appeal (Successful Appeal), who in turn is a half to GI Cotillion S. heroine It Tiz Well (Arch); while the latter was an $80,000 September yearling turned $200,000 OBS March juvenile off a :10 1/5 breeze.

St George Stables and trainer Fausto Gutierrez also have a pair of homebreds signed on. Oaxaca (Speightstown) was a $135,000 KEENOV in utero purchase out of a daughter of GSW/GISP Vision in Gold (Medaglia d'Oro). Omixochitl (More Than Ready)'s dam, who is a half to MGSW/GISP Tom's Ready (More Than Ready), cost $175,000 at the same auction.

Lay the Groundwork (Speightstown) will garner attention given she's conditioned by Chad Brown for top owner Klaravich Stables. The $125,000 KEESEP by is out of a stakes-placed mare from the family of GSWs High Velocity, Masseuse, Royal Artillery and Green Mask. Veterans Highway (Quality Road)'s dam is a stakes-placed full-sister to Japanese multiple Group 2 winner A Shin Top (Tale of the Cat) and half to MGISW General Quarters (Sky Mesa). TJCIS PPs

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