Zaajel

Clairiere and Travel Column Face Off Once Again in FG Oaks

Blue-blooded Clairiere (Curlin) and pricey yearling purchase Travel Column (Frosted) boast one win each from their two prior match-ups and one will break the tie Saturday in the GII Fair Grounds Oaks. Clairiere came out on top by a gutsy neck in their last meeting in NOLA in the GII Rachel Alexandra S. Feb. 13. Out of MGISW Cavorting (Bernardini), the Stonestreet Stables homebred won on debut going 1 1/16 miles at Churchill Downs Oct. 25 and was second to Travel Column next out in that track's GII Golden Rod...

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The TDN Oaks Top 10 for March 4

  It wasn't that long ago that the picture for the 3-year-old fillies seemed pretty straightforward. Vequist (Nyquist) was the clear leader of the division and there appeared to be a handful of other top fillies that could challenge her supremacy. Has that ever changed. Vequist did nothing right in her 3-year-old debut in the Davona Dale S., finishing ninth, 26 lengths behind the winner. Second choice Millefeuille (Curlin) didn't fare much better, finishing seventh. The winner, Wholebodemeister (Bodemeister), paid $107.60. Meanwhile, GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies runner-up Dayoutoftheoffice (Into...

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MGSP Gold Standard; 1/2 to Zaajel Added to Fasig-Tipton Ky Winter Mixed

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued two additional supplemental entries to its 2021 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale; Maqboola (Tamayuz), a half-sister to last weekend's GIII Forward Gal S. winner Zaajel (Street Sense) and MGSP Gold Standard (Medaglia d'Oro). Catalogued as hip 670, the former is also a half-sister to Ajaaweed (Curlin), runner up in the GII Remsen S. at two, and the GIII Sam F. Davis S. at three. A multiple winner herself, Maqboola is offered in foal to Champion GOOD MAGIC by Hunter Valley Farm, agent. Gold Standard, offer as hip 671,...

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Street Sense Filly Runs to Short Odds in Forward Gal

Shadwell's Zaajel leap-frogged over her allowance condition into graded stakes company for Saturday's GIII Forward Gal S., but the move proved no problem for the daughter of Street Sense. A runaway 7 1/4-length winner in her career debut going seven furlongs at Gulfstream Dec. 20, she had been posting a steady string of works since, including a sharp five-furlong move in a bullet :59.93 at Palm Beach Downs Jan. 23. The well-backed 3-5 choice to make it two straight here, she didn't make the greatest of exits, relegating herself to...

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'Competitive' Affair in Forward Gal

John Minchello's Competitive Speed (Competitive Edge) will put her three-race win streak on the line when she makes her debut in graded company in Saturday's GIII Forward Gal S. at Gulfstream Park. "This is going to be a big test, but I think she can make it," trainer Javier Gonzalez said. "She's doing good and she is one of those horses that is never going to make you look bad," he added. "I think she's going to run a very good race." Competitive Speed, sixth facing open maidens in the...

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Sunday Insights: $675K Uncle Mo Debuts at Gulfstream

3rd-GP, $50K, Msw, 2yo, 5f, 1:05p.m. Repole Stable, St. Elias Stable, Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith's SHAFTESBURY (Uncle Mo) kicks off his career for Todd Pletcher, who already owns 16 training titles at the South Florida oval. Out of the stakes-winning Lemon Kiss (Lemon Drop Kid), the $675,000 KEESEP yearling purchase is a half-sibling to Grade I-winner Lochte (Medaglia d'Oro). TJCIS PPs 7th-GP, $50K, Msw, 2yo, f, 7f, 3:08p.m. Todd Pletcher sends out a pair of wel-bred first-time starters, led by Charles Fipke's UNBRIDLED D'ORO (Medaglia d'Oro)....

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