Saturday Insights: OBS Grad Ultimate Gamble Rolls Into Santa Anita

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1st-GP, $84K, Msw, 3yof, 1mT, 11:30 p.m.
Gulfstream Park’s packed Florida Derby Day card includes a pair of turf events for 3-year-old runners that are worth a look.

Homebred OGEMA BAY (Medaglia d’Oro) debuts for Shug McGaughey with Luca Panici in the irons. Her dam Madame Du Lac (Lemon Drop Kid) produced two-time GI Woodford Reserve Turf Classic victor Divisidero (Kitten’s Joy). Also prepped for a rookie start is GLORIA’S PRINCESS (Cairo Prince) from the stable of Brendan Walsh. Ridden by Luis Saez, the Harvey Clarke-owned filly is a half-sister to GISW Harvey’s Lil Goil (American Pharoah).

First-timer and Godolphin homebred MAY FANE (Uncle Mo), who hails from a family that includes second dam GSW Fast Cookie (Deputy Minister) and half-brother to her stakes-winning mare MGSW Frosted (Tapit), draws to the outside for Bill Mott with Irad Ortiz aboard. TJCIS PPS

6th-GP, $84K, Msw, 3yof, 1mT, 1:56 p.m.
THE ARCHANGEL (Medaglia d’Oro), a half-sister to Derby hero I’ll Have Another (Flower Alley) and MGSW Golden Award (Medaglia d’Oro), is out of mare Arch’s Girl Edith (Arch) who also produced Gloria S (Tapit), the dam of race 1’s Gloria’s Princess. The first-time starter for trainer Roger Attfield will break from post nine with Shaun Bridgmohan in the irons. TJCIS PPS

4th-SA, $67K, Msw, 3-5yo, 1m, 5:31 p.m.
ULTIMATE GAMBLE (Medaglia d’Oro) flashed speed on debut as a juvenile at Del Mar Aug. 13, but ended up seventh in a vain attempt to catch MGISW Cave Rock (Arrogate) and MGSW Practical Move (Practical Joke) who will be seen next week in the GI Santa Anita Derby. Out of Eltimaas (Ghostzapper), the $1.75m ’22 OBSAPR purchase by Red Baron’s Barn or Rancho Temescal LLC. was back in-training after a break for Mark Glatt in the new year and this time around from post four he will get the services of Frankie Dettori. The dark bay colt who initially went for $325,000 Ylg KEESEP to De Meric Sales has a yearling half-sister by Curlin that fetched $525,000 KEESEP last fall. TJCIS PPS

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