Saturday Insights: Flame On For Justify Colt Out Of Tiger Moth

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2nd-FG, $75K, Msw, 3yo, 6f, 1:30 p.m.
Closing weekend at the Fair Grounds includes a pair of important maiden races on Saturday, as Juddmonte homebred CASTLEWARDEN (Into Mischief) heads to post four under Lasix as the morning line 5-2 favorite. Trained by Brad Cox and with the services of Florent Geroux, he is a full-brother to GII Pat O’Brien S. victor Laurel River. Castlewarden’s dam Calm Water (Empire Maker) is a full-sister to MGISW Emollient, who herself has produced French GSW Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and also Irish MGSW Peace Charter (War Front).

Opposing him at 5-1 is a son of Justify, whose first foals are now 3-year-olds. A WinStar and Siena Farm $675,000 ’21 KEESEP purchase, HARBOUR BRIDGE has worked sharply for trainer Dallas Stewart (3-12, 5f, 1:00.60, 1/30) and will be ridden by Flavien Prat out of post six. This debut runner is the first to make it to the starting gate for the John D. Gunther bred and raced mare Tiger Moth (Street Sense), who won a pair of Graded stakes. Second dam Saratoga Cat (Sir Cat) also counts MGSW Last Gunfighter (First Samurai) as one of her own. TJCIS PPS

7th-FG, $75K, Msw, 3yof, 1 1/16m, 4:00 p.m.
Unlucky at first-asking sprinting in New Orleans Jan. 21 when she hopped at the start, overcame early contact, but still finished fourth, SUPER LUXE (Candy Ride {Arg}) will look to get back on track for owner Courtlandt Farms as the chestnut filly stretches out to two turns. A $725,000 ’21KEESEP grad, the Steve Asmussen trainee switches to Joel Rosario and garnered 8-1 on the morning-line. Out of dam Montera (Easy Goer), her family includes MSW & GSP Easyfromthegitgo (Dehere) and Sue’s Good News (Woodman), who is responsible for GI Odgen Phipps H. heroine Tiz Miz Sue (Tiznow) and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint winner Bulletin (City Zip). TJCIS PPS

13th-TP, $70K, Msw, 3yof, 1mAWT, 7:05 p.m.
The relationship between Spendthrift Farm and MyRacehorse continues its legacy as rookie BOPPY (Blame) draws post 11 in the Florence nightcap. A $300,000 ’21 KEESEP buy, the Brad Cox trainee gets Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez in the irons as the 3-1 second choice. The dark bay filly is out of turf MGSW Daring Dancer (Empire Maker), whose own dam Vienna Affair (GB) (Red Ransom) is a half-sister G1SW Crowded House (GB) (Rainbow Quest). TJCIS PPS


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