Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency
7th-GP, $84K, Msw, 3yo, f, 5fT, 3:07 p.m.
A $560,000 2-year-old purchase by China Horse Club out of the 2022 Keeneland Horses of Racing Age Sale, TACTICAL JOKE (Practical Joke) debuts Friday for trainer Wesley Ward. Already a half-sister to a trio of stakes horses in MSP Afleet Accompli (Afleet Alex), GSP Desert Dynamo (Desert Party), and GSP Ambusher (Stephen Got Even), the filly is out of a half-sister to the dam of GI Central Bank Ashland S. winner Sailor’s Valentine (Mizzen Mast)–who brought $1.25m in foal to War Front at the 2019 Keeneland November Sale–while her third dam is MGISW Coup de Fusil (Codex). Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. gets the mount for the five-furlong sprint. TJCIS PPS