He Run Away and Hid from Tiger Rules

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Tiger Rules: Photo Credit Adam Spradling
Tiger Rules after the race. Hardly looks like he ran. Nice   tongue, however. Photo by Adam Spradling

We were late getting over to the track and it was Friday, so it was pretty crowded around the paddock.  Still, it didn't matter as Tiger Rules, like Mostly Peace on Wednesday, was a late arrival.  I have not been paying close enough attention to see if this is the usual practice for Steve Asmussen (who trains both of these Peace Rules offspring) with 2-year olds or if it has something to do with the Peace Rules temperament. I did notice today that Asmussen's other entrant in this race (Broadway Al) was also being kept away from the crowd.  Tiger Rules finally emerged revealing a long lean bay body, not quite as leggy as Mostly Peace, but with a similar narrow head. 

As with many 2-year old races, this one was over at the break when Run Away and Hide lived up to his name and scampered away.  Tiger Rules was ninth the whole way round, but hopefully learned something about how the game goes. The other first-year sire offspring fared better, running 2nd (Silent Valor by Lion Heart), 3rd (Broadway Al by Alke), 4th (Screen Your Friend by Friends Lake), and 5th (Cape Royale by Chapel Royal). The Cliff's Edge colt (Mount Hope) was scratched.

Result: April 18, 2008 

Keeneland Race 5

Run Away and Hide $8.00
$4.20
$4.00
Silent Valor  
$6.20
$4.60
Broadway Al    
$8.00

 Equibase Chart

2-Year Old Works

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The Smarty Jones' colt Keefer was on track at Churchill Downs on 4/18, working 3 furlongs in :39.60. Keefer is out of the Seattle Slew mare, Shootforthestars. Shootforthestars was unraced, but she has produced 3 winners including the stakes-placed Golden Rainbow who has earned $248,610 through 2008. Golden Rainbow was never off the board in 6 starts as a 2-year old.

Also working at Churchill and recording the same time of :39.60 for 3 furlongs on 4/18 was Justin (colt; Speightstown - Love at Noon by Afternoon Deelites). Justin's dam earned $132,675 including seconds in the Princess (gr. II) and Dogwood (gr. II) and a third in the La Brea (gr. I).  However, she did not start as a 2-year old. She has produced one winner who has earned $29,690 through 2008.

At Santa Anita, the Speightstown filly Mighty Pleasing worked 1 furlong in :11.80 on 4/18.  Mighty Pleasing is out of the Falstaff mare, Pleasing. Might Pleasing is a half-sister to 3 winners, among them the grade III winner Excessivepleasure who was 2 for 2 as a 2-year old including a victory in the California Breeders' Champion Stakes.

Two Peace Rules fillies worked on opposite ends of the country on 4/18.  Long Live Dixie (Peace Rules - Crafty Brat by Lucky Lionel) went 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Laurel. Her dam, Crafty Brat, was a stakes winner who earned $239,749.  As a 2-year old, Crafty Brat started 9 times, finishing 1st twice and 2nd three times.  Long Live Dixie is her first foal. At Santa Anita, Floating On Air (Peace Rules - Charmie's Secret by Secret Hello) recorded a time of 1:03.00 for 5 furlongs. Floating On Air is the first foal out of a stakes-placed mare who finished 2nd in the Hildene as a 2-year old.

Alexabella, a Congaree filly out of the With Approval mare, Diane's Birthday, worked 3 furlongs at Keeneland recording a nice time of :35.40.  Out of the stakes  winning dam Diane's Birthday, Alexabella is a half-sister to 3 winners, 2 of which won during their 2-year old season.

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