Fair Grounds Race 7
Maiden Special Weight
3-Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 4:36 PM; HRTV
First-time starters: Acoma (Empire Maker – Aurora by Danzig) and Provocative (Unbridled’s Song – Wanda’s Dream by Miswaki).
Provocative sold for $260,000 as a yearling at Keeneland. Her dam won $85,102 and has produced 3 winners including Womble who finished 3rd in the Calder Derby and earned $154,442.
Acoma did not sell at auction, but her dam earned $285,236 and won or placed in 3 stakes including a 2nd place finish in the Beaugay Handicap (gr. II). Acoma is half-sister to 4 winners including Festival of Light who won the Godolphin Mile and earned $632,291. Another half-sibling, Alisios, earned $265,432 in a stakes winning career.
Among those who have raced, the top-seller was Yes Im Woman (Yes It’s True – Tigress Woman by Woodman) who sold for $100,000 as a weanling and $185,000 as a yearling. Her dam, Tigress Woman, has produced three winners.
Peaceful Gal (Aptitude – Ataentsic by Holy Your Peace) is out of stakes winning mare who earned $188,142. She has produced 6 winners including Bick (earnings of $369,580), Unbridled Energy ($282,862, including the San Fernando Breeders' Cup (gr. II)), and No Armistice ($211,200).
The dam of Sunflower Drive (Paynes Bay – Palmetto Bay by Broad Brush) earned $41,860 and has produced 4 winners from 5 to race. Included in these winners are Turtle Drive who won $221,361 and Cherry Grove whose $184,309 include a 3rd in the Eternal Search Stakes.
Wallingford (Cat Thief – Scoop by Gone West) is out of a stakes-winning dam who earned $337,170. She has produced one winner, the stakes winner Coolwind who has earned $273,926 through 2008. Coolwind most recently finished 4th in the Chou Croute Handicap on February 16, 2008.
Reappearance (Kafwain – Proud Encore by Tri Jet) is a half-sibling to 7 winners including Mr. Impatience who won the Lamplighter Handicap (gr. III) and $118,990.
Of course, the hunch bet of this race is Saintsgomarchingin (Include – Saint Ballad by Saint Ballado). This horse would seem to be a sure thing in New Orleans. Saintsgomarchingin sold for $40,000 as a yearling and $80,000 as a 2-year old. She is the first foal out of the unraced mare, Saint Ballad.