It was a Closeout; Results 3/21/08; Plus Workout News

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March 21, 2008 

Fair Grounds Race 6

Closeout $10.40
$6.20
$4.40
Elle Tish Slew  
$7.40
$5.20
Cape Cod Bay    
$3.80

First-Timer Closeout was much the best in this one winning by more than 5 lengths. In the early part of the race she was near the back, but when swung to the outside, she easily went by the rest.  This looks like one to keep an eye on. The other debut runner, Joanie's Jetta, finished last.  Buffythecenterfold's sister, Cape Cod Bay, broke through the gate before the start, but still ran a nice race to pick up third.  Baloobas ran pretty much the same race as last time, near the front for much of the race before tiring and fading to 7th.  Voice went off as the favorite, but she simply galloped the whole way round to finish 8th (interesting comment in the equibase chart for this one, "never dangerous").

Equibase Chart

Workouts

The Medaglia d'Oros continue to lead the 1st-year stallions in quantity of 2-year old works. Fiesta d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro - Ionian Bride by Icecapade) had 2 works since we last reported workouts, going 3 furlongs in :39.00 at Goldmark on 3/15/08 and 4 furlongs in :48.80 on 3/22/08 at that same track.  Also working at Goldmark was Double Espresso (Medaglia d'Oro - Second Strike by Fast Play) who worked 2 furlongs in :24.00. Double Espresso's dam was unraced, but she is a half-sister to 4 winners including Sparkling Sea who earned $139,820. 

The first notice of a Speightstown 2-year old working out was received as Pick's Express (Speightstown - Program Pick by Peterhof) went 2 furlongs in 26:00 on 3/21/08 at New Episode Training Center.  Pick's Express's dam was a stakes winner who earned $125,589.  She has produced 6 winners including Stormy Pick who won the Spinaway (gr. I) and the Sorority (gr. III) as a 2-year old.  She earned $441,900 for her career. Program Pick is also the dam of Expected Program a stakes-winner who earned the majority of his $140,190 ($120,240) as a 2-year old.

And, at Oaklawn, Curly worked on 3/22/08 going 5 furlongs in 1:02:20.  This was the third-fastest work out of 18 for the distance.  

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