Thursday's Insights: Pricey Juvenile Italian Soiree Debuts

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1st-BAQ, $90K, Msw, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 1:05 p.m. ET
Hit the Bid Racing Stable and Morplay Racing's ITALIAN SOIREE (Uncle Mo), a $600,000 purchase following a :10 flat work at the OBS March sale, makes her racetrack debut for trainer John Terranova in this holiday card opener in New York. The filly, bred by Repole Stable, is a full-sister to stakes winner Be Better and out of a half-sister to graded winner Old Time Hockey (Smarty Jones). The Repole Stable colors will be carried by debuting Yellow (Bernardini), a $225,000 KEESEP purchase. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the filly is the 2-1 morning-line favorite. She is a half-sister to last year's GII Chandelier S. winner Chatalas (Gun Runner). Brittany Russell saddles firster Gata Brazil (Into Mischief) for Nice Guys Stables. Out of American Story (Ghostzapper), the filly is a half-sister to Grade I winner American Gal (Concord Point). TJCIS PPS

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