To achieve Mostly Peace, Lookbeforeyouleap the Iberian Gate

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April 16, 2008
Keeneland Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
4.5 furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 3:10 PM; TVG 

PP Horse
1. Terrifany
2. Crepe
3. Dorothy's Essense
4. Yo Eleven
5. Awesome Happy Hour
6. Tiffany Royal
7. Lookbeforeyouleap
8. Cheyenne Code
9. Iberian Gate
10. Misleader

Mostly Peace

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.

New to this blog

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.


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