Bright Future

Insight Outcomes: Clairiere Looks Poised for a Big 2022

Only two races were profiled this week and they featured opposite ends of the spectrum: a returning Grade I winner and a colt just kicking off his career. One is slated to face a champion next while the other will meet winners for the first time. However, they have a common thread as both are by Hill 'n' Dale's leading sire Curlin. Wednesday's Insights: GISW Clairiere Returns at Fair Grounds 7th-Fair Grounds, $56,000, Alw (NW3$X)/Opt. Clm ($80,000), 3-16, 4yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16m, 1:43.21, ft, 6 1/2 lengths. After closing out...

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Curlin Colt Kicks Home Impressively at Gulfstream

9th-Gulfstream, $53,000, Msw, 3-19, 3yo, 1m, 1:35.48, ft, 4 3/4 lengths. BRIGHT FUTURE (c, 3, Curlin--Sophia's Song {SW & GSP, $155,892}, by Bellamy Road) was the less fancied of a pair of Todd Pletcher-trained Curlin newcomers at 4-1, and broke well before eventually backing off and allowing his stablemate Gasoline (Curlin) to establish the early lead. The blaze-faced chestnut bided his time in third off the inside behind soft splits, and ranged up to re-engage Gasoline approaching the straight. He put away that foe pretty easily in upper stretch, and...

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Saturday's Racing Insights: Pletcher Unveils Pair of Curlin Colts

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 9th-GP, $60K, Msw, 3yo, 1m, post time: 4:38 p.m. GASOLINE (Curlin) debuts Saturday for owners Harrell Ventures LLC and China Horse Club and trainer Todd Pletcher. The homebred son of leading sire Curlin, who gets 13% debut winners, is the first foal out of Yellow Agate (Gemologist), winner of the GI Frizette S. to cap an undefeated juvenile season. The China Horse Club purchased Yellow Agate as a yearling for $210,000 from the 2015 Keeneland September Sale and campaigned her throughout her racing career. She...

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