The experienced Screen Your Friend prompted the pace and surged at the wire to take the race by a neck, becoming the first winner for Friends Lake. Indeedingly ran well, but couldn't hold off Screen Your Friend.
Precious Beans ran a very nice race and shouldn't be a maiden much longer. He stalked the top pair for the early part of the race and then seemed to fade a little. But instead of falling back like many 2-year olds, he came on again and actually closed the gap at the wire.
It was a fairly even performance for River Treck who didn't threaten the placings. It was not a good sign for the Cecil Borel-trained River Treck when brother Calvin chose to ride Screen Your Friend.
Result: June 4, 2008
Churchill Downs Race 5
|Screen Your Friend
Rapid Redux Rides Again
Rapid Redux (Pleasantly Perfect - Thiscatsforyoucaryl by Storm Cat) makes his 2nd start at Monmouth on Thursday after a good 2nd in his debut on May 16 at Belmont. He may face an off-track again, as it was muddy at Monmouth today.
Three other horses have experience in the race, Neatoknock (Knockadoon - Neat by Lil Fappi) and Atomic Rain (Smart Strike - Paradise Pond by Cox's Ridge) faced off in a 4.5 furlong race on May 18 at Monmouth finishing 4th and 2nd respectively. Interestingly, Atomic Rain was entered in Rapid Redux' race on May 16, but was scratched. Neatoknock's dam, Neat, was a winner of $73,755 and has produced one winner. Atomic Rain sold for $170,000 as a yearling and is a half-brother to one winner.
The other experienced entry is Shyisha (Roar of the Tiger - Miss Molliemac by Fighting Fight) who finished 7th in a 2 furlong race at Delaware on May 18. Shyisha is by first-year stallion Roar of the Tiger who is a full-brother to Giant's Causeway. Roar of the Tiger has had 8 starters who have recorded 3 wins, 5 seconds, and 5 thirds. Miss Molliemac was a winner who earned $90,485. She has produced 2 winners.
Selling for $140,000 as a 2-year old was Rondevous (Montbrook - Regal Ballad by Saint Ballado). Rondevous is a half-brother to 2 winners including one 2-year old winner.
Coltraider (Thunder Gulch - Final Legacy by Boston Harbor), who sold for $90,000 as a yearling, is out of a dam who is a half-sister to Storm Cat. She has produced one winner, Ranchy, who broke her maiden in her 2-year old debut and who has earned $31,006 through 2008.
Detective (Officer - Butterscotch Sauce by Clever Trick) is a half- or full- brother to 9 winners, 2 of which won as 2-year olds.
The dam of The Crooner (Songandaprayer - Love Mia (ARG) by El Sultan (ARG)) is a half-sister to group I winner Second Reality (ARG)). The Crooner sold for $75,000 as a 2-year old.
June 5, 2008
Monmouth Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 3:11 PM TVG
Bajan Kitty Debuts Against Fellow Cal-breds
Bajan Kitty (Speightstown - Pleasing by Falstaff) becomes the first U.S. starter for Speightstown whose Lord Shanakill won a Maiden Stakes at York on May 15. Bajan Kitty, who was formerly known as Mighty Pleasing, faces her fellow Californians in a 5 furlong test at Hollywood. Bajan Kitty sold for $60,000 as a yearling and is a half-sister to 3 winners including millionaire Excessivepleasure who won the Indiana Derby (gr. III) and was 2 for 2 as a 2-year old.
Streamin Heat (Bring the Heat - Newport Nikki by Lit de Justice) finished 3rd in Trifecta King's debut on May 15. Since Cosmic Queen and Trifecta King are considered to be the early leaders of the 2-year old fillies in California and since another entry in that race (Meetyouatyogi's) has come back to win, Streamin Heat would seem to be the one to beat in this race. Streamin Heat is also a full-sister to stakes winner Excessive Heat who has earned $149,800 through
2008. Excessive Heat broke her maiden in her 2-year old debut and won the GTOBA
Juvenile Filly Turf Dash Stakes and Catcharisingstar Stakes that same year.
Wendoffer (Officer - Back to Rack by Private Terms) and Steal My Charm (Rio Verde - Foursacharm by Sovereign Dancer) competed in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Race at Hollywood on May 21 with Wendoffer finishing 3rd and Steal My Charm 6th. Wendoffer is out of a winning mare who is a half- or full-sister to 4 winners. Steal My Charm's dam was also a winner and she has produced 2 winners, 1 of which won as a 2-year old.
Another experience runner is Extended (Swiss Yodeler - Really Hard by In Excess (IRE)) who finished 2nd in a 4.5 furlong race at Hollywood Park on May 2. Extended's dam is a full-sister to the stakes winner, Sailinwithcaptain who won the Don B Stakes as a 2-year old. Extended sold for $40,000 as a yearling.
Seven siblings of Ten Churros (High Brite - Grana by Miswaki) were winners, but only one won as a 2-year old.
Rusalka (Intidab - Beautiful Ingenue by Brunswick) is the first foal out of a winning dam who is a half-sister to 4 winners.
The dam of No Due Diligence (Momentum - Electric Fable by Quiet American) has produced one winner and is a half- or full-sister to 7 winners.
Golden Rocketship (Muqtarib - Lynjoraean by Apollo) is a full-sister to the winner, Lunar Liftoff.
Overdraft (Skimming - Altruistic by Slew's Royalty) is the first foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 3 winners, one of which won as a 2-year old.
June 5, 2008
Hollywood Park Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
2 Year Fillies Olds
Bred in California
Post Time: 5:23 PM TVG
||No Due Diligence
||Steal My Charm
2-Year Old Works
New to this blog
P. J.'s Canary (filly; Birdstone - P J Prado by El Prado (IRE)) worked 3 furlongs at Churchill in :36.80. P.J.'s Canary's dam, P J Prado, has had one other foal, a 3-year old of 2008 who won his debut this year.
At Belmont in the slop, Don't You Linger (colt; Congaree - So Long Dearie by D'Accord) worked 5 furlongs in 1:05.30. Don't You Linger is a half-brother to 2 winners including stakes winner, Them There Eyes, who earned $265,944.
Returning to the WorkTab (horses previously mentioned in this
Conductor (colt; Congaree - Symphonic Lady by Blare of Trumpets) -
Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :50.00.
Express (colt; Congaree - Becky Virtue by Strodes Creek) - Arlington
Park, 3 furlongs, :35.40.
Conseated Lady (filly; Congaree - Seattle Stardust by Slew City Slew) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :38.53.
Gold (filly; Congaree - Sugar is Gold by Slew o' Gold) - Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs, 1:00.60.
Wood Violet (filly; Congaree - Nani Rose by Peteski) - Keeneland, 3 furlongs, :36.60.
Rules (filly; Peace Rules - Jive Talker by Time for a Change) -
Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs, 1:00.80.
Rule (colt; Peace Rules - Valid Bonnet by Valid Appeal) - Arlington, 4
Dog (filly; Saarland - Quiet Talk by Valid Appeal) - Santa Anita, 4 furlongs, :49.80.
Me You and Her (filly; Smarty Jones - Toi Et Moi by Deputy Minister) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :49.40.
(colt; Speightstown - Holiday Runner by Meadowlake) - Keeneland, 4 furlongs,