Rapid Redux Silenced with Valor

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Atomic Rain and Saratoga Steve were scratched, leaving a field of 5 to take on the sloppy track. The experienced one, Silent Valor, and Trusting Heart scampered away from the rest (for a large part of the race, they were the only horses visible on the screen). Rapid Redux kept plugging away and slowly gained on the top pair. He passed a tiring Trusting Heart to take second, but was no threat to Silent Valor. Still, a promising beginning for a first-time starter especially since the track was sloppy, hard to predict how horses will react to that kind of surface. Overall, a nice debut for Pleasantly Perfect as a sire.

Result: May 16, 2008 
Belmont Park Race 2

Silent Valor
Rapid Redux
Trusting Heart

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Bowman's Band

Even though he's not one of our stallions, I wanted to mention that Bowman's Band's first starter, Just Humm, won the 4th race at Pimlico on May 15. Just Humm is a colt out of the stakes winning Scarlet Ibis mare, Jubilees Galore who has produced 4 winners from 4 to race.

2-Year Old Works
Returning to the WorkTab (horses previously mentioned in this blog)

May 16

Alexabella (filly; Congaree - Diane's Birthday by With Approval) - Keeneland, 4 furlongs, :50.40.

Becky's Express (colt; Congaree - Becky Virtue by Strodes Creek) - Arlington Park, 4 furlongs, :48.20.

Mimsa (filly; Congaree - Majestic Report by Corporate Report) - Louisiana Downs, 3 furlongs, :37.20.

Wear Blush (filly; Congaree - Tifonica (ARG) by Equalize) - Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs, 1:00.60.

C. S. Silk (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Remember the Day by Settlement Day) - Elloree Training Center, 3 furlongs, :37.40.

Saar Treaty (filly; Saarland - Top of the Noggin by Chief's Crown) - Fair Hill, 4 furlongs, :50.00.

Sargon (colt; Saarland - Cherished Jewel by Private Account) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs; 1:02.80.

Keefer (colt; Smarty Jones - Shootforthestars by Seattle Slew) - Keeneland, 4 furlongs, :50.60.

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The Birdstone colt, Breakwithtradition, was on track at Woodbine where he worked 2 furlongs in :26.00.  Breakwithtradition is the first foal of the unraced Joyeux Danseur mare, Princess Penny. Princess Penny is a half-sister to Palmiche who was a group III winner in Panama and who was 2 for 2 as a 2-year old.

Da Bear Facts (colt; Congaree - Impending Bear by Farma Way) worked 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Thistledown. Impending Bear was a stakes winner who earned $255,751. She has produced one winner, Honey Gold, who broke her maiden in her 2-year old debut.

Also at Thistledown, Dance the Cha Cha (colt; Congaree - Garden Dance by El Prado (IRE)) worked 4 furlongs in :50.00. Dance the Cha Cha's is the first foal out of the stakes-placed mare, Garden Dance, who earned 147,894.

At Calder, Power Rules (colt; Peace Rules - World Storm by Summer Squall) worked 3 furlongs out of the gate recording a time of :37.20. Power Rules is a half-brother to one winner, Tanyard Hill, who earned $36,327.

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