The Triumph of Curly; Renda first winner for Medaglia d'Oro

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Curly came out of the gate nicely and settled in third, much closer to the pace than usual. Meanwhile, Tiz Clever and Four Rivers sprinted ahead of the field and dueled through the first 6 furlongs (setting fractions of :23.87, :47.20, and 1:12.61. Curly secured a spot on the rail and was able to save ground, a definite change from his last start. On the turn, a gap appeared on the inside and Curly jetted through, leaving the field behind. More Than Able and B K Winks both rallied to grab 2nd and 3rd, but they were no threat to the winner. Calzone mounted a bit of a rally, but couldn't sustain it and ended up fourth. The pace-setters tired to finish 5th and 7th.

All I have to say is watch out Curlin, Curly is on the rise! 

Result: May 31, 2008 
Arlington Park Race 3

More Than Able
B K Winks

Equibase Chart

Renda Delivers, First Winner for Medaglia d'Oro

Just as Curly was breaking from the gate at Arlington, Renda was making her debut at Calder. As is often the case in these 2-year old sprints, the first horse out of the gate won. But for a change, it was one of ours.  Renda did not have an easy lead out there, however, as she was joined by Chatter Wine. She finally put that one away and drew away to an impressive 5 length win. Tailbytherail, the Read the Footnotes' debut runner, closed a little greenly to claim second. Read more about Renda here.

This race also features the Birdstone filly, Aerin She Lovely, who ran fairly evenly to take fifth.  

Result: May 31, 2008 
Calder Race 6


Equibase Chart

Birdcaper needs a Do-Over

Our first starter of the day was the Birdstone colt, Birdcaper. Watching this race, I thought Birdcaper was less than impressive as he ran 6th the whole way round. However, after reading the chart, I saw that his saddle slipped, so this most probably contributed to his performance and left his connections wishing for a do-over.

The winner in the race, D. C.'s Legacy, is the first winner for first-year sire Mr. Livingston

Result: May 31, 2008 
Calder Race 1

D. C.'s Legacy
Safety Squeeze
Pound Foolish

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2-Year Old Works

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May 31

Brazilionaire (colt; Congaree - Lady Siphonica by Siphon (BRZ)) worked 3 furlongs at Churchill in :37.00. Brazilionaire sold for $350,000 as a 2-year old in training. Lady Siphonica earned $32,456 in a career that included a 2-year old win. Brazilionaire is her first foal.

Working 4 furlongs at Arlington in :48.00 was Tranquil Times (colt; Peace Rules - Lake Leman by Meadowlake). Tranquil Times, who sold for $155,000 as a weanling, is a half-brother to 2 winners, one of which won as a 2-year old.

At Highpoint Farm and Training Center, Pocket Patience (filly; Speightstown - Brass in Pocket by Domasca Dan) worked 1 furlong in :12.00.  Brass in Pocket won over a million dollars in a career that included a win in the Seaway Stakes (CAN-III). Pocket Patience is her first foal.

Wickedly Spicey (filly; Speightstown - Star of Wicklow by Fast Play) worked 3 furlongs at Keeneland, recording a time of :38.60. Wickedly Spicey was a $200,000 yearling and is a half-sister to 5 winners including grade I winner, Man from Wicklow. Man from Wicklow earned $609,395 and won or placed in 8 graded stakes.

June 1

The Birdstone filly, Phu Bird (Birdstone - Phu Cat by Tabasco Cat), worked 3 furlongs from the gate at Louisiana Downs in :36.80. Phu Bird brought $77,000 as a 2-year old. Phu Cat is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Torres Strait (filly; Birdstone - Maid of Gold by Tour d'Or) worked 3 furlongs at River Downs recording a time of :40.00. Torres Strait is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Congaraa (filly; Congaree - Balotra by Oh Say) worked 3 furlongs in :36.40 at Thistledown. Congaraa sold for $40,000 as a yearling and his dam won the Sixty Sails (gr. III) and $321,191. Congaraa is a half-sister to 6 winners.

The Peace Rules filly, Go Peacefully (Peace Rules - Ottomwa by Strawberry Road (AUS)) worked 2 furlongs in :24.20 at Lone Star Park. Go Peacefully is a half-sister to 5 winners including Moonlight Paradise who won the Rockfel Stakes (ENG-III) and earned $99,926.

At Belmont Park, Cottage Industry (filly; Saarland - Act Stormy by Storm Creek) worked 3 furlongs in :37.66. Cottage Industry is a half-sister to one winner and her dam is a half-sister to 6 winners and 1 stakes winner.

Caroline B (filly; Speightstown - Miss Valid Pache by Valid Appeal) worked 4 furlongs at Churchill Downs in :50.20. Caroline B sold for $100,000 as a yearling. Her dam, Miss Valid Pache, was a stakes winner who earned $166,023.  She was a debut winner at 2 and also won the Riviera Stakes that year. Miss Valid Pache is the dam of 6 winners including the stakes winner, Valid Pulpit who won the Princess as a 2-year old.   

Returning to the WorkTab (horses previously mentioned in this blog)

May 31

Congo Kaye (filly; Congaree - Palau by Kingmambo) - Pleasanton, 4 furlongs, :49.20.

Delachaise Dreams (filly; Congaree - Rovie Wade by Silver Ghost) - Evangeline Downs, 3 furlongs, :37.40.

Oconee (colt; Congaree - Chenoa by Wild Again) -  Churchill Downs, 5 furlongs, 1:01.00.

Zigaree (colt; Congaree - Zigabout by Danzig) - Evangeline Training Center, 4 furlongs (gate), :48.26.

Dueling Alex (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Rosie Dooley by Trempolino) - Monmouth Park, 3 furlongs, :35.80.

Fiesta d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro - Ionian Bride by Icecapade) - Goldmark, 4 furlongs, :49.40. 

Godfrey Queen (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Star Queen by Kingmambo) - Santa Anita, 4 furlongs, :49.20.

Mr. d'Oro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Georgialina by Affirmed) -  New Episode Training Center, 3 furlongs (gate), :38.20.

Queen of the City (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Biogio's Beauty by Distorted Humor) - New Episode Training Center, 3 furlongs, :37.40.

Tasty Temptation (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Parisia by Tethra) - Ocala Training Center, 4 furlongs, :48.40.

Halo Beauty (filly; Peace Rules - Halo Tyra by Sunny's Halo) - Evangeline Training Center, 4 furlongs, :50.51.

I'm the Law (colt; Peace Rules - Stormin' Down by Storm Creek) - Evangeline Downs, 4 furlongs, :51.40. 

Pacificator (colt; Peace Rules - Penthouse Doll by Pentelicus) - Churchill Downs Training, 4 furlongs (gate), :49.20.

Red Bird Rules (filly; Peace Rules - Twirling Angel by Saint Ballado) - Calder, 4 furlongs, :49.00. 

Bedtime Story (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Fairy Tale by Seattle Slew) - Ocala Training Center, 4 furlongs, :49.40.

Perfect Song (colt: Pleasantly Perfect - Prospector's Song by Prospector's Music) -  Delaware, 4 furlongs, :51.80.

Verdant (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Rift Valley by Gulch) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs, :38.60.

Not Telling (colt; Saarland - Country Penny by Country Pine) - Crupi's New Castle Farm, 2 furlongs, :26.60.

Syesha (filly; Saarland - Icanseeyounow by Deputy Minister) - Prairie Meadows, 3 furlongs, :36.43.

Barrichello (colt; Speightstown - Everything by Geiger Counter) - Woodbine, 3 furlongs, :36.60.

Exile (colt; Speightstown - Ruff by Clever Trick) - Santa Anita, 3 furlongs, :36.80.

June 1

Birdseye (filly; Birdstone - Trail Guide by Our Native) - Lone Star, 4 furlongs, :51.00.

Stone Legacy (filly; Birdstone - Gulch Legacy by Gulch) - Belmont Park, 3 furlongs, :35.77.

Belfast (colt; Congaree - Southerncomfortgal by Hermitage) - Lone Star Park, 5 furlongs, 1:05.00. 

Da Bear Facts (colt; Congaree - Impending Bear by Farma Way) - Thistledown, 5 furlongs (gate), 1:03.00.

Dance the Cha Cha (colt; Congaree - Garden Dance by El Prado (IRE)) - Thistledown, 5 furlongs, 1:04.40.

C. S. Silk (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Remember the Day by Settlement Day) - Churchill Downs, 5 furlongs (gate), 1:00.80. 

Gold Aly (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Bangled by Alysheba) - Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs, 1:03.40.

Luvthat d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Uluvitnunoit by Evansville Slew) - Prairie Meadows, 3 furlongs, :40.64

Cradle of Peace (colt; Peace Rules - Cat's Cradle by Flying Paster) - Arlington, 3 furlongs, :36.80.

Floating On Air (filly; Peace Rules - Charmie's Secret by Secret Hello) - Hollywood Park, 4 furlongs, :50.60.

Mostly Peace (filly; Peace Rules - Ms. Mostly by Copelan) - Arlington, 3 furlongs, :36.00.

Quite the Lady (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Separata (CHI) by Sam M) - Arlington, 4 furlongs, :48.40.

Hey Smarty (colt; Smarty Jones - Miss Seffens by Dehere) - Louisiana Downs, 3 furlongs, :39.60.

Winnie the Stew (filly; Smarty Jones - Bella Gatto by Storm Cat) - Emerald Downs, 3 furlongs, :38.00

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