Thursday Insights: Terranova Saddles Gun Runner Firster at Tampa

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8th-TAM, $31,500, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 3:48 p.m.

William Mack's GIANT'S FIRE (GUN RUNNER), a $510,000 KEESEP yearling purchase, makes his first trip to post for trainer John Terranova. The chestnut colt is out of an unraced half-sister to multiple Group 1 placed Mad About You (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}). Also debuting is Godolphin homebred Exacting (Ghostzapper), a son of multiple Grade I placed Centring (A.P. Indy), who will be saddled by Eoin Harty. Jonathan Thomas sends out firster Dubrovnik (Union Rags)–a $180,000 FTKSEL yearling purchase–for the SF Racing/Starlight Racing/Madaket partnership, while Provocateur (Into Mischief), a $600,000 KEESEP purchase, makes his third start for trainer Todd Pletcher and MyRacehorse and Spendthrift Farm. TJCIS PPs

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