April 16, 2008
Keeneland Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 3:10 PM; TVG
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Mostly Peace (filly; Peace Rules - Ms. Mostly by Copelan) becomes our 2nd starter for our 1st-time sires and the first starter for Peace Rules. She sold for $80,000 as a yearling. Mostly Peace's dam earned $276,525 and won or placed in 8 stakes including a victory in the Pucker Up (gr. II). She also ran 9 times as a 2-year old registering two wins and 5 thirds. Ms. Mostly has produced 2 winners, including Fire Wood who earned $210,660. Although Fire Wood did not win as a 2-year old, he did start twice and recorded two 2nd place finishes.
Three other first-year sires are represented in this race including Chapel Royal who won the Flash (gr. III) and the Sanford (gr. II) as a 2-year old. Chapel Royal is the sire of Iberian Gate (Chapel Royal - White Cliffs by Dover Ridge). Iberian Gate sold for $340,000 in February at the OBS 2-year olds in training sale. White Cliffs was a stakes winner who earned $245,542 including a victory in the Kattegat's Pride Stakes as a 2-year old. Overall, her 2-year old record was 6 starts, 4 wins, 1 second, and 1 third. And, she broke her maiden first time out going 4.5 furlongs. 4 out of 5 of her offspring who have made the races have won, 3 of these won in the 2-year old season (2 were victorious in their debuts).
Lookbeforeyouleap (The Cliff's Edge - Be My Lover by Belong to Me) is from the first-crop of Toyota Blue Grass winner (gr. I) The Cliff's Edge. Be My Lover has produced 1 winner from 1 to race. This winner, Run Lover Run, ran 8 times as a 2-year old winning once, finishing 2nd twice, and third once.
From the first-crop of grade III winner Omega Code is Cheyenne Code (Omega Code - Zeebler by Tomorrows Cat). Cheyenne Code is the first foal out of an unraced mare to make it to the races. Her dam is a half-sister to four winners. However, none won as a 2-year old.
Among the entries not by first-year stallions of interest is Dorothy's Essense (Essence of Dubai - Leedle Dee by Distinctive Pro) who sold for $35,000 as a yearling. Her dam earned $157,224 including a victory in the East View Stakes as a 2-year old. Dorothy's Essense is her first foal.
Also of note is Terrifany (Fusaichi Pegasus - Pesci by Stormy Atlantic) who is the first foal out of the grade I-placed mare, Pesci who earned $152,001.
2-Year Old Works
Returning to the WorkTab (horses previously mentioned in this blog)
Two Medaglia d'Oro fillies were on track at Goldmark on 4/12 both working 4 furlongs. Fiesta d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro - Ionian Bride by Icecapade) recorded a time of :50.40 while Double Espresso's (Medaglia d'Oro - Second Strike by Fast Play) time was :50.60.
Also on 4/12 at Silverton Hill Farm, Ambraw (colt; Congaree - Fabulous Flight by Flying Continental) worked 4 furlongs in :51.85.
At Calder on 4/15, Precious Beans (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Precious Feather by Gone West) went 5 furlongs, recording a time of 1:05.00.
Working 3 furlongs on 4/15 were Gabby's Golden Gal (filly; Medaglia d’Oro – Gabriellina Giof (GB) by Ashkalani (IRE)) who recorded a time of :34.40 at Hollywood Park and Tiger Rules (colt; Peace Rules - Danzig Tiger by Danzig Connection) whose time was :38.00 at Keeneland. Tiger Rules has been entered in a Maiden Special Weight race Friday at Keeneland.
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Two Congaree colts make their workout debut on this blog both working 3 furlongs at El Primero Training Center on 4/15. Conga Rock (Congaree - Spectacular Lisa by Formal Gold) recorded a time of :39.60. Spectacular Lisa was a stakes winner who earned $209,600. She did not run as a 2-year old. Conga Rock is her first foal. Congo Creek (Congaree - Lost Expectations by Valid Expectations) worked in :39.80. Lost Expectations earned $80,294 in a career that included a third place in the Schuylerville Stakes (gr. II) as a 2-year old. She has had one offspring to race, a filly who finished 4th in her only start last year as a 2-year old.