Curly no match for an Orientate Express

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Curly was devoid of early speed, spending the early part of the race hanging out in the back of pack (strangely enough with Curly Cameli). But, he did make a nice middle move, passing a few before tiring.  He ended up 7th at the finish.  It will be interesting to see where he runs next, since Saturday was Oaklawn's closing day. 

The winner was Orientate Express who made an early move, got over the rail and held off Castillo Del Sol who closed nicely for 2nd.  Hollywood Handsome ran evenly to finish third.

Anyone else see the race differently?  I would love to hear what you thought.

Result: April 12, 2008 

Oaklawn Race 6

Orientate Express $5.00
Castillo Del Sol  
Hollywood Handsome    

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2-Year Old Works

Returning to the WorkTab (horses previously mentioned in this blog)

Renda (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Ten Carats by Capote mare) worked 3 furlongs from the gate at Calder on 4/12 recording a time of :38.40.

Working 4 furlongs at Keeneland on 4/12 was Medaglia d'Onore (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Always Ready by Dixieland Band).

At Fenway, (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Dancey Kate by Danzig) worked on 4/12 at San Luis Rey recording a time of :35.20 for 3 furlongs.

On 4/14, we had coast to coast coverage as three horses worked 3 furlongs: Pearl of Valor (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Madeira by Black Tie Affair) went in 39.40 at Churchill Downs, One Perfect Karat (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Golden Fanfare by Seeking the Gold) recorded a time of :36.80 at Santa Anita, and Medaglia (filly; Medaglia d'Oro -  Lampasas by Devil's Bag) went in :36.74 at Belmont Park.

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At Evangeline Training Center, Zigaree (colt; Congaree - Zigabout by Danzig) worked 2 furlongs in :23.60 on 4/12. Zigabout was unraced, but she is the dam of 5 winners one of which was a 2-year old debut winner.

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