May 27 Insights: $750K Verrazano Filly Debuts in Tampa Finale

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 9th-TAM, $20K, Msw, 3yo, f, 1mT, 5:00 p.m. ET Bridlewood Farm went to $750,000 at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga in 2018 to secure COMPLETED (Verrazano), the highest price ever paid at auction for a progeny of the 2013 GI Wood Memorial S. and GI Haskell Invitational hero, and the Jonathan Thomas trainee makes her career debut on turf in the last of nine races Wednesday at Tampa. A half-sister to multiple Grade I-winning 'TDN Rising Star' Separationofpowers (Candy Ride {Arg}) and turf SW Empire of War (Declaration...

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Thursday’s Racing Insights: Soldado Looks for Second Straight at Gulfstream

9th-GP, $52K, OC62k/N2X, 4yo/up, 6f, 5:07 p.m. Soldado (Verrazano), an impressive front-running optional claiming winner with a 97 Beyer Speed Figure in his Feb. 6 comebacker for Todd Pletcher, looks to put them back-to-back in Hallandale. The $80,000 FTKTUR yearling turned $8,000 EASMAY juvenile (How Steve Young Found the Bargain of the Year, by Bill Finley) debuted with a promising decision at this distance at Gulfstream last February over subsequent City of Laurel S. winner and GII Amsterdam S. third 'TDN Rising Star' Honest Mischief (Into Mischief), but disappointed in...

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