Sunday’s Racing Insights: Keeneland Card Features Intriguing Babies

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4th-KEE, $70K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 2:50 p.m. ET
Pricey Rising Empire (Empire Maker) is one of two signed on here for Larry Jones. The $275,000 Keeneland September yearling blossomed into a $700,000 OBSAPR juvenile after a powerful :10 1/5 breeze. He’s half to the long-winded GSW and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Rocketry (Hard Spun). Fox Hill Farms Inc.’s Trump Card (Nyquist) is out of a precocious mare who earned a big figure for a June 2-year-old debut before finishing third in Saratoga’s GIII Schuylerville S. He was a $210,000 KEESEP grad. Cool Quest (Frosted), who cost $10,000 more at the same auction, is half to hard-knocking Canadian champion grass horse Grand Adventure (Grand Slam), who did take the GIII Summer S. as a juvenile. TJCIS PPs

5th-KEE, $71K, OC ($75K), 2yo, f, 6f, 2:50 p.m. ET
TDN Rising Star‘ Inject (Frosted) looks to atone for a duel-and-fade eighth-place run in the GIII Pocahontas S. on the stretch out and quick turnaround at Churchill Sept. 3. In her prior start, the daughter of GISW Appealing Zophie (Successful Appeal) and half to GI Belmont S. winner Tapwrit (Tapit) aired by six lengths going short at Ellis Aug. 15. The $390,000 KEESEP buy earned a strong 82 Beyer Speed Figure for her unveiling. Feeling Mischief (Into Mischief), a daughter of precocious GSP True Feelings (Latent Heat), is half to this year’s GIII Robert B. Lewis S. runner-up Royal Act (American Pharoah) and from the family of champion 3-year-old filly Wait a While (Maria’s Mon). She’s been off since an eight-length procession on debut at Colonial Downs Aug. 3 and ships in from trainer Michael Campbell’s Arlington Park base. TJCIS PPs

10th-KEE, $70K, Msw, 2yo, f, 1m, 6:18 p.m. ET
Reiko and Mike Baum’s Illiogami (Tapit) makes her first start here for trainer Rusty Arnold. The $400,000 KEESEP buy is out of talented turfer Odeliz (Ire) (Falco), a Group 1 winner in France and Italy who was also a close second in the 2014 GI E. P. Taylor S. at Woodbine. Candace O (Declaration of War) is a full to 2018 GIII With Anticipation S. hero Opry. Information Mosaic (Bernardini), a $125,000 September pick-up, is out of GSP Artemis (Empire Maker). Her third dam is La Gueriere (Lord At War {Arg}), who annexed the 1991 GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. here before producing the likes of GISW Icon Project (Empire Maker) and the dam of Munnings. TJCIS PPs

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