Chad Brown

Feb. 14 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency WELL-BRED WAR FRONT DEBUTS IN HALLANDALE 1st-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT, 12:40 p.m. Shug McGaughey saddles a blue-blooded first timer in Joe Allen homebred TRACY FLICK (War Front). Her GSP dam Stay the Night (Arch) is a daughter of MSW & MGSP Louve Royale (Ire) (Peintre Celebre). This is also the family of European Highweight Loup Sauvage (Riverrman); French Highweight Loup Solitaire (Lear Fan); MGSW Loup Breton (Ire) (Anabaa); and GSW Copper Bullet (More Than Ready). The Flying Pharoah (American Pharoah) debuts in...

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The TDN Kentucky Oaks Top 10 for Feb. 11

In the month since we last served up a TDN Kentucky Oaks Top 10, there have been a number of stakes for 3-year-old fillies, but not a lot of movement on our list. Sun Path (Munnings) drops off the list after a disappointing fourth-place finish in the Silverbulletday and we'll wait to include Girl Daddy (Uncle Mo) until she has her first official workout in 2021. Moonlight d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro) came out of last weekend looking like the top threat from the West after her win in the GIII Las...

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Quality Road Filly Best in Salty Gulfstream Maiden

6th-Gulfstream, $40,000, Msw, 2-7, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:11.68, ft, 3 lengths. BOSTON POST ROAD (f, 3, Quality Road--Lemon Bay, by Bernardini), whose one breeze available to view on XBTV was enough to conclude that she possessed some ability (4f, :50.60, 13/18, Video), was given a 3-1 chance facing a particularly well bred group of sophomore fillies Sunday. Away on top, the dark bay allowed a foe to take command but she kept that one honest through an opening quarter of :22.68 before poking a head in front into a :46.72...

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Risk Taking Adds to Big Day for Medaglia d'Oro in Withers

Klaravich Stables' Risk Taking (Medaglia d'Oro) added to a big Saturday afternoon for his leading sire, who just minutes earlier had been represented by promising GIII Las Virgenes S. winner Moonlight d'Oro, in Aqueduct's GIII Withers S. Tracking from a midpack sixth as Jerome S. winner Capo Kane (Street Sense) showed the way through fractions of :24.02 and :48.71, the 9-5 favorite made his move on the outside along the home turn beneath Eric Cancel and blew away the frontrunner by midstretch to kick away an impressive 3 3/4-length winner....

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Sunday Racing Insights: Hyped-Up Bezos Makes First Start for Avengers

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 5th-SA, $61K, Msw, 3yo, 6 1/2f, 4:03 p.m. ET The day has finally arrived for the buzzed-about Bezos (Empire Maker) to kick off his career for Bob Baffert and the powerful ownership conglomerate nicknamed The Avengers. The $400,000 KEESEP yearling has been working so well at Santa Anita that he was bet down to 26-1 in the GI Kentucky Derby future pool that closed Jan. 24 without having yet made an afternoon appearance. His tab includes a :59.40 (1/39) gate breeze Jan. 21 in which...

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Capo Kane Back for More in Withers

Bing Cherry Racing and Leonard Liberto's Capo Kane (Street Sense), a romping 6 1/4-length winner of the one-mile Jerome S. at Aqueduct Jan. 1, will look to add a furlong and a graded race to his resume in the GIII Withers S. at Aqueduct Saturday. Trained by Harold Wyner, the bay colt was runner-up in his seven-furlong debut at Parx Oct. 28. He graduated by a front-running 4 1/2 lengths going one mile and 70 yards at Parx Nov. 25 and had everything his own way when loose on the...

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Saturday's Racing Insights: Pletcher Barn Sending Them Out in Droves

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 7th-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, 6f, 3:10 p.m. Todd Pletcher sends out a pair of flashy firsters in what looks like a particularly salty maiden event. Dupuis (Distorted Humor) will carry the same Robert and Lawana Low silks as his stablemate Colonel Liam (Liam's Map), winner of last month's GI Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational S. A $165,000 FTKOCT yearling, Dupuis topped the OBS July 2-year-old sale at $700,000 off of a :10 flat work. The Apr. 30 foal hails from the family of Florida speedsters...

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Candy Ride Filly Cruises at Tampa

6th-Tampa Bay Downs, $21,500, Msw, 1-31, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:37.04, fm, 5 3/4 lengths. GOLDEN PLUME (f, 3, Candy Ride {Arg}--Nebraska Tornado {MG1SW-Fr, G1SP-Eng, $655,044}, by Storm Cat) sat the trip and kicked away in the stretch for a promising first appearance. Pounded down to 3-5 favoritism, the homebred grabbed a spot in third at the fence as a longshot sped far clear. She advanced willingly and in hand as the frontrunner started to tire heading for home, seized the lead at the top of the lane with no resistance...

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Jan. 31 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency BROWN UNVEILS PRICEY KINGMAN COLT 5th-TAM, $22.5K, Msw, 4yo/up, 1 1/16m,T 2:44p.m. Chad Brown unveils another expensive European import for Peter Brant in ST. JOE LOUIS (GB) (Kingman {GB}), a 500,000gns TATOCT acquisition. His second dam is SW Miss Pinkerton (GB) (Danehill), who is the dam of GSW Precious Ramotswe (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}). This is also the family of European Highweight and MG1SW Golden Horn (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}). TJCIS PPs   JUDDMONTE BLUEBLOOD DEBUTS AT TAMPA 6th-TAM, $22.5K, Msw, 3yo, f, 1mT, 3:15p.m. Juddmonte...

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Jan. 30 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency PLETCHER, BROWN SADDLE INTRIGUING FIRSTERS 7th-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, 1 1/16m, 2:44p.m. Chad Brown unveils Christine and Phil Hatfield's ARISTON (Flatter) in this event. The $500,000 FTSAUG buy is a full to GSW Plainsman and a half to GSP Liam (Liam's Map). Their dam is a half to MGSW Southdale (Street Cry {Ire}). Todd Pletcher also saddles an interesting first timer in Avenue (Quality Road). Out of GSP Magic Union (Dixie Union), the $450,000 KEESEP acquisition is a half to GSP Tizamagician (Tiznow). TJCIS PPs...

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Half-Brother to Justify Primed for Gulfstream Debut

He has bred a Triple Crown winner, but John Gunther has yet to have his first superstar as an owner. He's hoping that may soon change. Gunther is the owner and breeder of Stage Raider (Pioneerof the Nile), a half-brother to Triple Crown winner Justify (Scat Daddy), who will make his debut in Saturday's sixth race at Gulfstream. And while no one is predicting that Stage Raider will win the Triple Crown, both Gunther and trainer Chad Brown are optimistic that the 3-year-old colt has above average talent. "He seems...

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Expensive Into Mischief Firster Game Maiden Winner at Gulfstream

3rd-Gulfstream, $40,000, Msw, 1-9, 3yo, 6f, 1:11.92, ft, head. LAMUTANAATTY (c, 3, Into Mischief--Gypsy Lou, by Elusive Quality) opened his account with a game maiden victory on debut at Gulfstream Saturday. The slight 5-2 favorite was off a tad slowly after brushing the gate from his inside draw as Dr. Duke (Ghostzapper) caught a flyer. The Shadwell colorbearer made up for it quickly, however, and was along to sit a pressing second off that one from the outside. Traveling smartly on the far turn, Lamutanaatty was in control of the...

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