Speaker's Corner

Sunday Insights: Juveniles from Prominent Families Have a Lot to Live Up To

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency COLTS FROM FLAMBOYANT FAMILIES READY TO SHINE  8th-BEL, 63K, Msw, 2yo, 7f, post time: 4:47 p.m. EDT A $470,000 Keeneland September yearling for the partnership of Peter Brant and Robert LaPenta, Chad Brown's MILES D (Curlin) is the first foal of an unraced Bernardini mare who hails from the exceptional Personal Ensign (Private Account)'s immediate family. That Broodmare of the Year's Breeders' Cup-winning and -producing daughter My Flag (Easy Goer) is Miles D's granddam. The depth of this family seems limitless, but the graded winners...

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Second Chances: Speaker's Corner

In this continuing series, TDN's Senior Editor Steve Sherack catches up with the connections of promising maidens to keep on your radar. How much buzz was there ahead of Speaker's Corner (c, 2, Street Sense-Tyburn Brook, by Bernardini)'s debut run on closing day at Saratoga? Considering patient Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott's two-for-48 record with debuting juvenile runners sprinting in dirt maiden special weights at the Spa the past five seasons (stat courtesy DRF Formulator), the Godolphin homebred was nonetheless hammered down as the 3-5 favorite facing eight rivals...

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