Insight Outcomes

Insight Outcomes: 'Rising Star' Andiamo a Firenze is the Whole Package

With runners this week from New York to Kentucky and in between hailing from exceptional families, Insights was treated to a 'Rising Star' performance and other top-notch victories ready to fire the imagination. It's a good bet a number of these winners--and even those whose debuts weren't quite as fruitful on first attempt--will be heard from again. THURSDAY'S INSIGHTS: Full to Good Magic Debuts at Belmont 4th-Belmont, $90,000, Msw, 6-2, 3yo/up, 6f, 1:10.98, my, 2 1/4 lengths. Third time was a charm for the gelded CAPONE (g, 3, Classic Empire--Hit...

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Insight Outcomes: Owen Leaps to Victory, Realm Looks Regal

Juveniles kicked off Friday's card at Churchill and put on a display for their young sires, while turf fillies did the same for established sires at Delaware the day prior. Despite our featured horses not winning, each gave hints of bigger things down the road and the actual winners weren't too shabby either. THURSDAY'S INSIGHTS: Kitten's Joy Homebred Debuts at Delaware 3rd-Delaware, $40,750, Msw, 5-26, 3yo/up, 1m 70ydsT, 1:41.58, fm, 1 3/4 lengths. Alex Campbell, Jr. homebred Come On Kitty Cat (Kitten's Joy) was featured, but it was favored second-timer...

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Insight Outcomes: Adora Steals the Show at Woodbine

It was all Woodbine this past weekend for Insights, with one filly winning impressively first out and another finishing a bang-up third. Each hails from a storied breeding program and will likely improve with some added distance off their sprint debuts. SATURDAY'S INSIGHTS: $450k Into Mischief Firster Debuts At Woodbine 2nd-Woodbine, C$92,730, Msw, 5-14, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f (AWT), :52.41, ft, 4 3/4 lengths. The Sam-Son legacy continues to deliver as ADORA (f, 2, Into Mischief-Southern Ring {MGSW-Can, SP-USA, $343,998}, by Speightstown) burst onto the racing scene at Woodbine. Bred...

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Insight Outcomes: 'Rising Star' Strobe on Derby Undercard, Efficiency Romps at Belmont

Those who tried to beat traffic by leaving Churchill Downs after the Derby but before the last race Saturday missed a 'TDN Rising Star', while Belmont had an 11-length victor in the slop a few hours prior. Each may have debuted late, but could make some noise while the season progresses as additional members of this year's outstanding 3-year-old crop. THURSDAY'S INSIGHTS: Godolphin Debuts Well-Bred Tapit Colt at Belmont 6th-Belmont, $90,000, Msw, 5-5, 3yo/up, 7f, 1:23.38, fast, 1 1/2 lengths. A former claimer beat a slew of well-regarded, not...

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Insight Outcomes: Love Reigns Supreme

With juvenile racing heating up, three of our featured horses this past week won, all on debut. In addition, Coolmore Ireland's U S Navy Flag became the first freshman sire of the season to record a 'TDN Rising Star' on American soil, although fellow freshman Kessaar (Ire) got one a fortnight previously at Newmarket. TUESDAY'S INSIGHTS: Well-Related Goldencents Firster Right To the Races 3rd-Parx Racing, $47,208, Msw, 4-26, 2yo, 2f, :23.27, ft, 1 length. FERRARI KID (c, 2, Goldencents--Catch the Flag, by A.P. Indy) won this baby sprint at first...

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Insight Outcomes: Firsters Simply Super and Talkin Pharoah Duel

As Keeneland winds down and Derby week visibly looms on the horizon, it was quiet on the Insights front this past week, with just two races highlighted and one of the major contenders scratching. Previous GI Kentucky Derby winners Super Saver (2010) and American Pharoah (2015) had juveniles step up with a stretch battle in their career debuts. WEDNESDAY'S INSIGHTS: Tapit Half to Dual GISW Debuts at KEE 4th-Keeneland, $58,964, Msw, 4-20, 2yo, 4 1/2f, :52.33, ft, 1 1/2 lengths. With the featured Magic Tap (Tapit)--a half to MGISW and...

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Insight Outcomes: Under Oath Is a 'Rising Star', Mo Town's First Winner

From a new 'TDN Rising Star' to the first winner for a freshman sire, races highlighted in Insights were full of intrigue this past week. In addition, a runner-up at Keeneland on Saturday had such a spectacular gallop out that he'll be one to watch next out.  Wednesday's Insights: Well-Related Duo Debut at Keeneland 1st-Keeneland, $75,320, Msw, 4-13, 2yo, 4 1/2f, :53.09, gd, 1 3/4 lengths. How fitting to see Motown record label founder Berry Gordy honored with namesake MR. GORDY (c, 2, Mo Town--Sky Trail, by Congrats) getting Coolmore's...

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Insight Outcomes: Mendez Upsets Well-Bet Ward Baby in Keeneland Debut

On an action-packed stakes weekend, insights were relatively light, featuring an upset of perennial 2-year-old powerhouse Wesley Ward in the Keeneland meet opener Friday and the unveiling of a $1.25-million purchase on the Aqueduct turf Saturday. Friday's Insights: Laoban Full-Sister Debuts at Keeneland 1st-Keeneland, $60,904, Msw, 4-8, 2yo, 4 1/2f, :53.16, ft, 5 lengths. The annual tradition of Wesley Ward dominating Keeneland's April 2-year-old races early and often was immediately interrupted by emerging California juvenile trainer Luis Mendez--starting his first-ever horse at Keeneland--and Flavien Prat thanks to five-length winner KING...

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Insight Outcomes: Maracuja, Mendenhall, More Hint at Bright 2022

An abundance of well-bred runners went to post this week with some very satisfying visits to the winner's circle. A Grade I winner kickstarted her 2022 campaign with a win before facing tougher company, while a number of first-time starters ran with promise, perhaps foreshadowing bigger things down the road. Thursday's Insights: Mandy Pope Starts Pair at Oaklawn 4th-Oaklawn, $90,000, Msw, 3-31, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16m, 1:44.99, gd, head. Regally bred SALUTE THE FLAG (f, 4, Curlin--Private Ensign {GSP, $124,384}, by A.P. Indy) gamely wore down a loose-in-the-stretch late leader...

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Insight Outcomes: Half to Gronkowski and More 'Set Sail'

It was a stellar week of racing, but not a single 'Insighted' horse won! That's racing. All runners appeared to come back well with bright futures ahead. A number of other new winners stepped up, including the first of five Saturday Fair Grounds scorers for the dynamic duo of Steve Asmussen and Joel Rosario, as well as a sharp-looking LNJ Foxwoods homebred at Santa Anita. Wednesday's Insights: $1.1-Million Filly Debuts for Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm 5th-Gulfstream, $53,000, Msw, 3-23, 3yo, f, 1m, 1:37.63, ft, 5 1/4 lengths. It was...

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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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Insight Outcomes: Gina Romantica Stars at Tampa

This week featured three busy days of profiled runners, with Into Mischief's Gina Romantica the undisputed headliner of the "Insighted" horses. Two others to keep an eye on are a pair of Upstart fillies: Micro Share, who won at Santa Anita, and Green Up, who was victorious at Gulfstream. Micro Share had been a subject of Insights earlier in her career and Green Up was named a 'TDN Rising Star' based on a facile romp. Friday's Insights: Into Mischief Filly Stretches Out for Baffert 4th-Santa Anita, $67,000, Msw, 3-11, 3yo,...

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