Sunday's Racing Insights: Bernardini Homebred Debuts At Keeneland

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6th-KEE, $90K, Msw, 2yo, f, 7f, 3:40 p.m. ET
In a wide-open maiden special weight at Keeneland, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider homebred GRINNING (Bernardini) makes her debut for trainer Riley Mott. The first foal out of Tickle (Distorted Humor), her second dam is a full-sister to champion older horse and GI Breeders' Cup Classic hero Blame and a half to the dam of GSW Carve (First Samurai).

The Stoneway Farm-bred Shiloh's Mistress (Vino Rosso) also makes her first start. A $235,000 Keeneland September buy, the Michael McCarthy trainee's dam is a half-sister to three-time GIII Arlington H. victor Rahystrada (Rahy) and is responsible for GII Falls City H. heroine Ahh Chocolate (Candy Ride {Arg}).

The D. Wayne Lukas-trained firster Happy Talk (Arrogate) was purchased for $175,000 during Keeneland September. The gray filly is a half-sister to GII Jim Dandy S. winner Laoban (Uncle Mo) and her extended female family includes MGISW I'm a Chatterbox (Munnings). TJCIS PPS

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