3rd-PIM, $52K, Msw, 3yo, 6f, 4:37 p.m.
As Pimlico’s meet tunes up before Preakness week, $450,000 KEESEP purchase REBELLIOUS STAGE (Justify) heads to post four in this maiden attempt. Trained by Brittany Russell and ridden by Sheldon Russell, the chestnut colt’s second dam Mon Belle (Maria’s Mon) is a full-sister to GI Kentucky Derby hero Monarchos and she produced GSP Supreme (Empire Maker), who is the dam of GI Met Mile champ Silver State (Hard Spun). TJCIS PPS
4th-CD, $120K, Msw, 3yo/up, f, 1mT, 2:13 p.m.
As the Triple Crown Trail heads east, Churchill Downs continues with its racing and a competitive field assembles on the turf for this maiden. Vanished (Speightstown) will break from gate 10 for Todd Pletcher with Luis Saez aboard, and this 3-year-old $300,000 KEESEP buy is out of Elusive Pearl (Medaglia d’Oro) who won a pair of stakes routing on the grass. To her outside, is a 3-year-old daughter of Maclean’s Music named Evie’s Encore. Trained by Tom Amoss and ridden by Edgar Morales, the $250,000 KEESEP grad’s second dam is GI Ashland S. heroine Sis City (Slew City). One other worth a mention is Em Kat (Tapit), a 3-year-old filly who is out of MGSW Great Hot (Brz). TJCIS PPS
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