Singing Rose leaped out of the gate nearly a length in front of the field, but she was soon joined by Cameron Crazies and Runningonaprayer. These three went head and head for much of the race. Finally, Cameron Crazies put her opponents away and seemed ready to score a clear victory. But, Ride On Josephine closed from far back and made things interesting. In the end, Cameron Crazies was able to eek out a nose victory. Singing Rose held on nicely to take the show spot, a promising debut after being involved in the pace.
Result: May 29, 2008
Churchill Downs Race 4
|Ride On Josephine
Long Live Dixie will try to Catch a Star to Hold Dance
The Maryland-bred, Long Live Dixie (filly; Peace Rules - Crafty Brat by Lucky Lionel) makes her first start at the Jersey shore in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race vs. 6. Long Live Dixie is the first foal out of the stakes winning mare, Crafty Brat, who earned $239,749. As a 2-year old, Crafty Brat started 9 times, recording 2 firsts and 3 seconds.
Star Catch (Safe in the U S A - Starlite Cruisin by Star de Naskra) is the first starter for first-year stallion, Safe in the U S A. Safe in the U S A (by Gone West) earned $178,350 in his career and finished 2nd in one start as a 2-year old. Safe in the U S A is a son of champion sprinter, Safely Kept who earned over 2 million dollars in a multiple-stakes winning career. Star Catch is a half-sister to one winner.
The only experienced horses in the race met previously in a 2 furlong race at Monmouth on May 16 where Poetic Lana (Snow Ridge - Poetic Verse by Opening Verse) finished 6th and Hold Dance (Hold That Tiger - Can Thou Dance by Seattle Dancer) was 2nd. Poetic Lana is a half-sister to 2 winners, including 1 2-year old winner. Hold Dance is a half-sister to 4 winners including Sabato who was a group III winner in Austria.
My Sister Leona (Pure Precision - Fizzarene by Hold Your Peace) is out a winning mare who earned $107,695 and who has produced 4 winners, 3 of which won as 2-year old.
La Chica Sensual (Lightnin N Thunder - Lerma by Unbridled) is a half-sister to 3 winners.
The dam of Marybeth Marybeth (Capture the Gold - Ms. Marybeth by Smoke Glacken) is a half-sister to 7 winners.
May 30, 2008
Monmouth Park Race 3
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 1:45 PM TVG
||My Sister Leona
||La Chica Sensual
||Long Live Dixie
2-Year Old Works
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At Keeneland, the Congaree filly, Wood Violet worked 3 furlongs in a time of :39.60. Wood Violet is out of the Peteski mare, Nani Rose. Nani Rose earned $229,469 in a career that included victories in the Regret (gr. IIIT) and the Lake George (gr. IIIT). She has produced one winner, Nancy's Rose an earner of $42,480.
Glory Gold (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Gayla by Lord Gaylord) worked 3 furlongs at Laurel in :36.80. This was the fastest of 11 works at the distance. Glory Gold who sold for $190,000 as a weanling, is a half-sister to nine winners including grade III stakes winner Mocha Express who earned $960,216.
Also working 3 furlongs was Austons Sure Cure (colt; Saarland - Miss Marta by Cure the Blues) who turned in a time of :38.20 at Elloree Training Center. Austons Sure Cure is out of the stakes-placed mare, Miss Marta, who has produced one winner.
Returning to the WorkTab (horses previously mentioned in this blog)
Cozy Bird (filly; Birdstone - Cozy Island by Cozzene) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs (gate), :50.40.
Heir to the Stone (colt; Birdstone - Mi Mariposa by Two Punch) - Aqueduct, 4 furlongs, :49.10.
Becky's Express (colt; Congaree - Becky Virtue by Strodes Creek) - Arlington Park, 5 furlongs, 1:00.80.
Cedros (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Wayward Bound by Mr. Prospector) - Keeneland, 4 furlongs, :49.40.
of Valor (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Maderia M'dear by Black Tie Affair
(IRE)) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs (gate), :37.60.
Prime Time (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Sioux City by Carson City) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs; :48.00.
Peace Town (colt; Peace Rules - Darnestown by Williamstown) - Laurel Park, 4 furlongs, :49.00.
(colt; Pleasantly Perfect – Thiscatsforcaryl by Storm Cat) - Monmouth Park, 4 furlongs, :47.40.
(filly; Saarland - La Sorbonne (ARG) by Southern Halo) - Belmont Park, 5 furlongs, 1:00.97.
Saar Treaty (filly; Saarland - Top of the Noggin by Chief's Crown) - Fair Hill, 4 furlongs, :49.00.
Sargon (colt; Saarland - Cherished Jewel by Private Account) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs; :49.40.
Smart Woman (filly; Smarty Jones - Storming Beauty by Storm Cat) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :39.78.
Boomtown (colt; Speightstown - Day Lily by A. P. Indy) - 3 furlongs, :37.80.
Speight of Hand (colt; Speightstown - Hitch by Cox's Ridge) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :37.70.