Sunday's Racing Insights: Juvenile Colts Out in Full Force


L to R: Ron Winchell, Steve Asmussen & Three Chimneys's Goncalo Torrealba celebrate after Gun Runner is named 2017 Horse of the Year | Horsephotos

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3rd-CD, $100K, Msw, 2yo, 5f, post time: 1:43 p.m. ET

A Winchell Thoroughbreds/Steve Asmussen coupled entry receive a tepid 3-1 morning line nod in this salty looking special weight. Totalizer (Candy Ride {Arg}) is out of GSP Taxable (Tapit) from the family of GI Kentucky Oaks heroine Summerly (Summer Squall). Chileno (Gun Runner), co-owned with co-breeder Three Chimneys, was a $375,000 Keeneland September yearling. His MG1SW dam Wapi (Chi) (Scat Daddy) was Chile's champion 3-year-old filly of 2016. Wapi's now 3-year-old Curlin colt, who remains unraced, was the $1.5-million co-topper at FTSAUG '19. This same team campaigned Horse of the Year and promising freshman sire Gun Runner.

Dale Romans also has two runners. Officer Nick (Frosted), a $225,000 KEESEP yearling, is out of a full-sister to GI Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic heroine Unrivaled Belle (Unbridled's Song), who in turn produced brilliant champion Unique Bella (Tapit). Romans's other representative Southern Sense (Street Sense) cost $65,000 at the same auction, and is out of a half-sister to Mutakddim from a super deep female family.

Almuahed (Candy Ride {Arg}) was a $110,000 KEESEP RNA turned $180,000 OBS April grad off a :21 3/5 breeze. His second dam is GISW Dream of Summer (Siberian Summer), making his dam a half to highest-level winners Creative Cause (Giant's Causeway) and Vexatious (Giant's Causeway) as well as GII Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby hero Destin (Giant's Causeway).

Condemn (Medaglia d'Oro) is from a typically deep family developed by his owner/breeders Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm. The colt's second dam is MGSW/MGISP Cheery (Distorted Humor), the dam of two-turn MGISW Elate (Medaglia d'Oro). TJCIS PPs


3rd-BEL, $90K, Msw, 2yo, 6fT, post time: 2:02 p.m. ET

Trainer Graham Motion has a pair of newcomers for this juvenile turf dash. Powerful Force, by fast-starting freshman Practical Joke, was a $300,000 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream grad after a :10 1/5 breeze. His second dam was a stakes-winning juvenile who in turn produced GSW/GISP 2-year-old Concave (Colonel John) and SW/GSP Peisinoe (Yes It's True). Evan Harlan (Temple City) is out of a half-sister to MGISW turfer and fellow Motion trainee Miss Temple City (Temple City), as well as GSW Pricedtoperfection (Temple City). TJCIS PPs


6th-MTH, $47.5K, Msw, 2yo, 5f, post time: 2:32 p.m. ET

Robert and Lawana Low's Uninvited Guest (Distorted Humor) was a $400,000 Keeneland September yearling out of SW and GSP Interrupted (Broken Vow), who is a half to 2019 GI TVG Pacific Classic S. hero Higher Power (Medaglia d'Oro) and MGSW sire Alternation (Distorted Humor). Summer Wind Equine paid $575,000 for Interrupted at the 2018 Keeneland November sale while she was carrying Uninvited Guest. Down Cold (Mastery) is half to speedy GI Breeders' Cup Sprint and G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen winner Secret Circle (Eddington). He was a $35,000 Keeneland September yearling turned $125,000 OBS April juvenile following a steady :10 2/5 breeze with a solid gallop out. Fight Your Corner (Frosted) went for $15,000 last September and $55,000 this March (:10 1/5). His dam is a half to graded winners Salute the Sarge (Forest Wildcat) and Chelokee (Cherokee Run). TJCIS PPs

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