Sunday’s Racing Insights: Well-Bred Juveniles Debuting All Over


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2nd-BEL, $80K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6f, post time: 12:55 p.m. ET
Several well-bred firsters will look to run down the likes of morning line favorite Exact (Competitive Edge), who was second over track and trip Sept. 18. Allen Stable and Shug McGaughey unveil Cafe Society (Empire Maker), a $135,000 KEESEP yearling turned $475,000 OBSAPR 2-year-old off a :10 flat breeze. Dam Full Tap (Tapit) was carrying Cafe Society when she brought $375,000 at the 2017 Keeneland November sale. The three-time winner, who was third in her Saratoga unveiling at two, is out of SW Miss Challenge (More Than Ready) and from the family of MGSW sprinter Ventana (Toccet). Juddmonte homebred Obligatory (Curlin) is out of SW Uno Duo (Macho Uno), a stakes-winning half to G1SW Etoile Montante (Miswaki), who in turn produced MGSW Starformer (Dynaformer). This is also the female family of Juddmonte’s 2020 GII Fair Grounds Oaks winner and GI Alabama S. and GII Black-Eyed Susan S. runner-up Bonny South (Munnings). Salt Plage (Quality Road) is half of an Alpha Delta Stables/Linda Rice entry. She’s out of GSW French Satin (French Deputy), already the dam of GSW Long Haul Bay (Quality Road), SW/GSP Midnight Transfer (Hard Spun) and SW Scilly Cay (Fed Biz). French Satin is half to MGISW Lion Heart (Tale of the Cat). Entry mate Nisbet Beach (Fed Biz) is out of a half to MGSW Sara Louise (Malibu Moon). Hit the Woah (Vancouver {Aus}), a $150,000 KEESEP buy, is out of a half to Japanese Grade I winner Mozu Superflare (Speightstown) and GSW sprinter Sacristy (Pulpit). Another half to the dam produced G1 South Australian Derby winner Qafila (Aus) (Not a Single Doubt {Aus}). TJCIS PPs

6th-KEE, $70K, Msw, 2yo, 7f 184 ft., post time: 3:51 p.m. ET
Beatbox (Pioneerof the Nile), the sixth-priciest yearling at Keeneland September last year at $2.1 million, makes a much-anticipated debut amid a field of well-bred newcomers. Bred by Three Chimneys Farm, who still owns the colt with e Five Racing, the May foal is a half to ‘TDN Rising Star’, MGISW and fellow Chad Brown trainee Guarana (Ghostzapper); and precocious SW and ‘Rising Star’ Magic Dance (More Than Ready). His second dam is GI Breeders’ Cup Distaff heroine Pleasant Home (Seeking the Gold). Flaxman Holdings homebred Tiwanaku (Tapit). His dam took the 2012 GI Jenny Wiley S. over the local lawn before bringing $1.3 million there the following November. War Machine (War Front) is half to GISW juvenile Sweet Loretta (Tapit). The $575,000 KEESEP RNA’s SP dam Ithinkisawapudycat (Bluegrass Cat) was purchased for $2.2 million in foal to Constitution at the 2016 Keeneland November sale. Ithinkisawapudycat is half to Canadian champion 2-year-old filly and local GI Darley Alcibiades S. heroine Spring in the Air (SpringAt Last). TJCIS PPs

10th-SA, $55K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, post time: 8:45 p.m. ET
The week of racing concludes at Santa Anita with a heat for juvenile fillies led by a pair of Bob Baffert trainees. Private Mission (Into Mischief), a $750,000 FTSAUG yearling buy for Baoma Corp., is out of SW Private Gift (Unbridled)–a $2.3-million 2008 Fasig-Tipton November purchase in foal to A.P. Indy. Private Gift has produced SW/GSP Secret Someone (A.P. Indy) as well as the dam of GISW Dunbar Road (Quality Road). She is a half to GI Kentucky Oaks heroine Secret Status (A.P. Indy). Private Mission’s impressive morning activity includes a :59 3/5 (2/16) spin from the gate Sept. 23 (XBTV Video). Godolphin homebred Frosteria (Frosted), meanwhile, Grade I-winning sprinter and 2007 GI Breeders’ Cup Distaff runner-up Hystericalady (Distorted Humor). That near $2.4-million earner sold the same November as Private Gift, across town, for $3 million at Keeneland. Hystericalady’s best runner to date has been the long-winded GSW and GISP turfer Lady Montdore (Medaglia d’Oro). Frosteria prepped for this with a work inside of MGISP maiden stablemate Spielberg (Union Rags) that saw the pair accidentally hook up with another duo in the stretch. Frosteria was credited with four furlongs in :47 flat (2/61, XBTV Video). TJCIS PPs

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