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By Christie DeBernardis

SISTERCHARLIE’S LITTLE ‘SISTER’ MAKES U.S. DEBUT

3rd-BEL, $85K, Opt. Clm. ($62.5K), 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16mT, 2:34p.m.

Peter Brant and trainer Chad Brown send out MY SISTER NAT (FR) (Acclamation {GB}), a half-sister to their champion Sistercharlie (Ire) (Myboycharlie {Ire}), in her American debut at Belmont Saturday. A Group 3 winner in Europe, Sistercharlie won four of her five U.S. starts for Brant and Brown last term, all at the Grade I level in the Jenny Wiley S., Diana S., Beverly D. S. and Breeders’ Cup F/M Turf, making her the clear choice for the Eclipse Award. My Sister Nat won two of her six French starts for Gemini Stud and trainer F-H Graffard, including the G3 Prix Bertrand de Tarragon in September, and was privately purchased by Brant like her half-sister. The bay receives Lasix for the first time Saturday. TJCIS PPs

 

WELL-RELATED STRONACH HOMEBRED DEBUTS AT WOODBINE

6th-WO, $65K, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16mT, 3:50p.m.

Stronach Stables homebred HOLYANNA (Point of Entry) looks to get her career started on the right hoof in her career bow at Woodbine Saturday. The dark bay is a half-sister to Canadian champion and MGSW Holy Helena (Ghostzapper) and GSW & MGISP Holy Boss (Street Boss), who earned the ‘TDN Rising Star’ nod for his impressive debut win.

Mark Casse also unveils one with a pair of talented siblings in Joyful Cat (Kitten’s Joy). The Gary Barber runner is a full-sister to GSW millionaire Charming Kitten and SW &MGSP Queen’sPlateKitten. TJCIS PPs

 

BLUE-BLOODED GODOLPHIN HOMEBRED MAKES CAREER BOW IN ARCADIA

7th-SA, $65K, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 6 1/2F, 4:03p.m.

Richard Mandella unveils a filly with a big pedigree in Godolphin homebred VALENCIA (Tapit). The gray is out of GI Breeders’ Cup Distaff victress Unbridled Elaine (Unbridled’s Song), who is a half-sister to Grade I winner Glitter Woman (Glitterman), the dam of GISW Political Force (Unbridled’s Song). Unbridled Elaine is also responsible for MGSW Etched (Forestry), Group 2 winner Emotionless (Ire) (Shamardal) and GSW Out of Bounds (Discreet Cat). TJCIS PPs

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