Thursday’s Insights: Well-Related Colt Makes Belated Debut

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Botswana Taps is a half-brother to Overanalyze | Louise Reinagel

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9th-FG, $40K, Msw, 4yo/up, a1mT, post time: 5:22 p.m. ET
BOTSWANA TAPS (Distorted Humor), a $400K acquisition out of the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale, gets his career underway in this two-turn test on the turf. The gray’s now 23-year-old dam Unacloud (Unaccounted For) is the dam of nine winners from 12 to race, including GI Arkansas Derby hero and sire Overanalyze (Dixie Union) and GISW Meadow Breeze (Meadowlake)-the dam of GISP Royal Copy (Bodemeister). Botswana Taps is also kin to GI Florida Derby runner-up Majesto (Tiznow) and GSP Mighty Monsoon (Forestry). TJCIS PPs

2nd-GP, $43K, Msw, (S), 3yo, 6f, post time: 1:03 p.m. ET
PURE NILE (Pioneerof the Nile), a $300K Keeneland September purchase by Breeze Easy, is out of a daughter of the stakes-winning Shandra Smiles (Cahill Road), the dam of Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old filly She’s A Tiger (Tale of the Cat), MGISW Smiling Tiger (Hold That Tiger) and MSW/GSP Smiling Causeway (Giant’s Causeway). TJCIS PPs

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