You ought to know Mr. Mistoffelees!
Conjuring Cat -
(There can be no doubt about
Please listen to me and don't scoff. All
Inventions are off his own bat.
From "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T. S. Eliot
I think we all will be getting to know Mr Mistoffelees. He made his $1.5 million sale price look like a bargain, drawing off to win by 9 1/4 lengths. 9 1/4 lengths in a 4.5 furlong race? Not bad, not bad at all. Chapel Run was a bit erratic, but showed some grit and ended up second (the way the Chapel Royals have been running, the biggest mystery was how Chapel Run went off at 37-1). Interestingly, the experienced runner, Regardlesofoutcome, finished 3rd once again. Tripp to Hedo showed some speed, but got a little tired. Our boy, Medaglia d'Onore, ran pretty evenly to take 6th. I was encouraged that he broke well and seemed to be in the race from the beginning. Fradiablo was pulled up, but he walked off on his own power and seemed to be ok. Meetmeatthechapel and Wallstreetgold were scratched.
Result: April 24, 2008
Keeneland Race 3
2-Year Old Works
Returning to the WorkTab (horses previously mentioned in
On 4/23, Speight the Halo (colt; Speightstown - Ballado's Halo by Saint Ballado) worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita recording a time of :35.40.
Gemswick Park (filly; Speightstown - Queen's Park by Relaunch) and Mullins Beach (filly; Speightstown - Treasure Beach by Silver Deputy) worked 2 furlongs together again at Winding Oaks Farm on 4/24 recording a time of 24:80.
At Churchill Downs on 4/24, Cozy Bird (filly; Birdstone - Cozy Island by Cozzene) worked 3 furlongs from the gate in :39.60.
Floating On Air (filly; Peace Rules - Charmie's Secret by Secret Hello) was on track at Santa Anita working 4 furlongs in :48.00 on 4/24.
Also working 4 furlongs at Santa Anita on 4/24 was One Perfect Karat (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Golden Fanfare by Seeking the Gold) who worked in :49.40.
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Singing Rose (filly; Congaree - Dial a Song by Mining) worked 3 furlongs at Keeneland on 4/23 recording a time of :36.60. Dial a Song was a stakes-winner who earned $148,855. She did not race as a 2-year old, but she did win her 3-year old debut. She has produced one winner.
Another Congaree filly, Wear Blush (Congaree - Tifonica (ARG) by Equalize), worked 3 furlongs at Hollywood on 4/23 in :36.80. Wear Blush is the first foal out of a stakes-placed mare who earned $140,381.
Working 3 furlongs at Belmont on 4/24 in :37.11 was Our Golden Dream (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Adorahy by Rahy). Our Golden Dream is a half-sister to 4 winners including Icabad Crane who won the Federico Tesio on 4/19. Icabad Crane also won his first start as a 2-year old.