Rodolphe Brisset

Saturday's Racing Insights: Bros to Champions Make Second Starts

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 11th-KEE, $79K, Msw, 3yo, 7f, 6:38 p.m. ET A pair of Pioneerof the Nile brothers to high-profile champions look to go one better off of runner-up debuts to close out the Keeneland card Saturday. John Gunther homebred Stage Raider (Pioneerof the Nile) is half to none other than Triple Crown winner Justify (Scat Daddy) as well as the ill-fated GSW The Lieutenant (Street Sense). A $950,000 Keeneland September RNA, the Chad Brown trainee was beaten 8 1/2 lengths by super impressive 'TDN Rising Star' Prevalence...

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Wednesday Insights: Blue-Boooded Tapit Colt Debuts at Churchill

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 9th-CD, $85K, Msw, 3yo/up, 6f, 5:06 p.m. ET Blue-blooded CENTRIFUGE (Tapit), a $700,000 KEESEP yearling purchase, makes his belated debut for Rodolphe Brisset. The half-brother to dual Grade I-winning and sophomore sire Honor Code (A.P. Indy) is out of SW Serena's Cat (Storm Cat), a daughter of multiple-stakes winning Serena's Tune (Mr. Prospector) and a granddaughter of 1995 Champion 3-year-old Filly and Hall of Famer Serena's Song (Rahy). Serena's Cat, a $1.4-million KEENOV purchase in 2003, is also responsible for Noble Tune (Unbridled's Song), a...

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Sunday's Racing Insights: $500K Blame Colt Debuts at Churchill

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 7th-CD, $79K, Msw, 3yo/up, 1m, 4:08 p.m. ET SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables and Fred Hertrich III's BEACON HILL (Blame) debuts for trainer Rodolphe Brisset. The dark bay, who realized a $500,000 final bid at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling sale, was the highest priced yearling out of 27 sold by his sire in 2018. Dam My Mammy, already responsible for the colt's full stakes-winning sibling Sweet Victory and stakes-placed Ferdinanda (Giant's Causeway), is a half-sister to Grade I-winner Bandini (Fusaichi Pegasus) and Group 3...

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Sunday's Insights: Rising Star Resurfaces at Gulfstream

11th-GP, $46K, Alw, N1X, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f, 5:57 p.m. ET AURELIA GARLAND (Constitution) was the first of what would be 29 winners from her phenom sire's first crop last term, and she'll finally look to pick up where she left off here, almost exactly a year since her head-turning unveiling. The $185,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga grad aired by five lengths at Belmont last May for Wesley Ward to garner the 'TDN Rising Star' distinction, but has since been transferred to Rodolphe Brisset. Third in her debut race was Sweet Melania (American...

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Speightstown's Extraordinary Romps in Hallandale

EXTRAORDINARY (c, 3, Speightstown--Fiftyshadesofhay, by Pulpit) finished fourth on debut in what proved to be a live race at Tampa Feb. 8, which has produced a trio of other next-out winners. Bet down to 2-1 from a 6-1 morning-line quote, the $750,000 KEESEP purchase dueled for early control through a :23.55 first quarter and a :46.29 half-mile. Taking control approaching the far turn, Extraordinary rolled clear in the lane to win for fun in 1:36.88. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0. O-WinStar Farm, China Horse Club & Stonestreet Stables; B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY);...

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Feb. 28 Insights: Pricey Pharoah Debuts Against FL Breds

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 5th-GP, $44K, Msw, (S), 3yo, 1m, 3:03p.m. WinStar Farm and China Horse Club's $600,000 KEESEP purchase FREEDOM FORCE (American Pharoah) makes his career bow against fellow Florida-breds in this spot. The chestnut is a half-brother to MGISW millionaire Iotapa (Afleet Alex) and SW & GSP Saintly Joan (Northern Afleet). The Rodolphe Brisset trainee enters off a bullet five furlongs in 1:00 flat (1/8) at Palm Meadows Feb. 19. Todd Pletcher saddles another intriguing runner in this test in Mathis homebred Roman Empire (Empire Maker). Off...

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Feb. 8 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency EXPENSIVE SPEIGHTSTOWN DEBUTS AT TAMPA 4th-TAM, $27K, Msw, 3yo, 1m 40yds, 1:46p.m. WinStar and China Horse Club signed the $750,000 ticket on EXTRAORDINARY (Speightstown) at Keeneland September and breeder Stonestreet Stables stayed in as a partner on the colt, who debuts in this spot for Rodolphe Brisset. The chestnut is out of four-time graded winner and MGISP millionaire Fiftyshadesofhay (Pulpit), a $1.3-million purchase by Stonestreet at the 2014 KEENOV sale. Let's Go Stable and Repole Stables also send out a Stonestreet homebred for his career...

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