Himynameissarah and I'm Quite the Lady for Bri N Savannah

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Busy day for Maiden Watch on Belmont Stakes Saturday, as three fillies debut, one by Congaree (Bri N Savannah), one by Saarland (Himynameissarah), and one by Pleasantly Perfect (Quite the Lady). Let's look at them in post time order.

First up is Bri N Savannah (Congaree - Walkerton by Copelan) who will go 4.5 furlongs on the Woodbine Polytrack. Bri N Savannah is a half-sister to 6 winners including Caleb Pond who finished 3rd in the Tremont Stakes as a 2-year old and Spy Hill who finished 3rd in the Victoria Stakes as a 2-year old.

The most experienced horse in the race is Can'tstopthiscat (Roar of the Tiger - Thunder by Night by Thunder Gulch) who has run 4 times, finishing 3rd twice and 2nd twice. Can'tstopthiscat is familiar to Maiden Watch readers, as she has twice face Katolak Cowboy, finiishing 3rd on April 20 and 2nd on May 9. Can'tstopthiscat is by first-year sire, Roar of the Tiger who is a full-brother to Giant's Causeway. Roar of the Tiger has had 3 winners from 8 starters. Can'tstopthiscat's dam is a half-sister to grade III stakes winner, Quick Blue.

The only other experienced runners in the race are Faithful One (Chapel Royal - She's the One by Northern Flagship) and Mayfield Road (Yonaguska - Dancing All Night by Nijinsky II) who met on May 17 in a 4.5 furlong race at Woodbine, finishing 2nd and 7th respectively. Faithful One, who sold for $39,000 as a weanling, is by first-year sire, Chapel Royal. Chapel Royal has had 14 starters and 3 winners so far. Faithful One is a half-sister to 3 winners including 1 2-year old winner. Mayfield Road is out of Dancing All Night who earned $185,420 in a career that included victory in the Long Island Handicap (gr. II). Dancing All Night is the dam of 3 winners and a full-sister to grade I winner, Dancing Spree and a half-sister to grade I winners, Fantastic Find and Furlough.

Fairlight (Hold That Tiger - Petite Diablo by Silver Deputy) sold for $68,000 as a yearling. She is the first foal out of a mare who earned $144,133.

Juliet's Spirit (Exchange Rate - Juliet's Way by Farma Way) is a half-sister to stakes winner, Gleaming Elegance who was a debut winner at 2 and a full-sister to Madonna Mia who was twice stakes-placed as a 2-year old.

The dam of Red Sox Fox (Foxtrail - Princess Nita by Spectacular Bid) has produced 5 winners.

Selling for $50,000 as a yearling was Georgia Song (Songandaprayer - Mia Bird Too by Proud Birdie) whose dam, Mia Bird Too, was a stakes winner who earned $267,815. Mia Bird Too has produced three winners, including a full-sister to Georgia Song.

June 7, 2008
Woodbine Race 1

Maiden Special Weight
4.5 Furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 1:10 PM

PP Horse
1. Fairlight
2. Juliet's Spirit
3. Red Sox Fox
4. Faithful One
5. Bri N Savannah
6. Mayfield Road
7. Can'tstopthiscat
8.
Georgia Song

At Canterbury Park, Himynameissarah (Saarland - Pacific Island by Grand Slam) debuts in a 3.5 furlong race. Himynamissarah is the first foal out of mare who won $126,796 in a career that included 2 2-year old victories. 

Two experienced horses in the race, Classic Bound (Boundless - Classic Nix by Bold Nix) finished 6th in a 3.5 furlong race at Canterbury on May 23. Classic Bound's dam, Classic Nix, was a stakes-winner who earned $79,239. Classic Bound is her first foal. Bridal Essence (Essence of Dubai - Bridal Ballad by Opening Verse) finished 5th at 4.5 furlongs at Turf Paradise. Bridal Essence is out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 10 winners.

Payton's Drama (Dramatic Copy - Pilgrim Miss by Jacksonport) is the first-starter for her sire, Dramatic Copy who earned $31,520 all his 2-year old season. Payton's Drama is out of a mare who earned $114,543.

Another first-year sire represented in this race is Eavesdropper, whose first starter is Copper Sunrise (Eavesdropper - Near Silver by Lac Ouimet). Eavesdropper was a stakes winner who earned $167,794. He is also a half-brother to A. P. Indy and Summer Squall. Copper Sunrise's dam was a stakes winner who earned $92,688. She has produced 2 winners.

June 7, 2008
Canterbury Race 4

Maiden Special Weight
3.5 Furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 1:10 PM

PP Horse
1. Classic Bound
2. Himynameissarah
3. Payton's Drama
4. Golden Currency
5. Copper Sunrise
6. Unsinkable Molly
7. Bridal Essence
8.
Lil's Butter Cup

Quite the Lady (Pleasantly Perfect - Separata (CHI) by Sam M. becomes the second starter for Pleasantly Perfect. Quite the Lady sold for $74,000 as a 2-year old. Her dam was a group I winner in Chile, she also finished 2nd in the Las Cienegas (gr. III). Quite the Lady is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Star of War (Cuvee - Miss Awesome by Awesome Again) has finished 4th twice, most recently on May 22 at Churchill Downs, a race that also featured Rachel Alexandra. Star of War is by first-year sire, Cuvee who has had 10 starters and 1 winner. Star of War's dam, Miss Awesome, was a 2-year old winner who earned $50,079 in her career. She has produced one winner.

Cuvee is also the sire of Divine Design (Cuvee - By the Belle by Geri) who sold for $75,000 as a yearling. Divine Design is a half-sister to one winner.

Donna Mia (Alajwad - Shesa Strodes Lady by Strodes Creek) who finished 7th in her only start on May 25 is by first-year stallion Alajwad. Alajwad has had 4 starters and no winners. He is a full-brother to grade III stakes winners, Caress. Country Cat, and Bernstein and a half-brother to grade II winner Della Francesca. Donna Mia's dam is a half-sister to 6 winners.

The dam of Safari Dream (Cape Town - Sun Luck by Conquistador Cielo) was a stakes winner who was 2 for 2 as a 2-year old. Safari Dream is a half-sister to 6 winners including the stakes winner, Tahoe City.

Jezebel Jill (Minardi - Debbie's Promise by Devil's Bag) is out of a winning dam who is a half-sister to 4 winners including stakes winner Shake the Dice.

The dam of Behold a Lady (Yes It's True - Western Delight by West by West)  was a stakes winner who earned $89,375. She has produced one winner.

Lady Shore Breeze (Shore Breeze - Lady Siobhan by Double Niner) is the first foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 2 winners.

June 7, 2008
Arlington Park Race 7

Maiden Special Weight
4.5 Furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: :12 PM

PP Horse
1. Safari Dream
2. Donna Mia
3. Jezebel Jill
4. Behold a Lady
5. Quite the Lady
6. Lady Shore Breeze
7. Divine Design
8.
Star of War

2-Year Old Works
New to this blog

June 6

At Merryland Farm, Jay Dee Bird (colt; Birdstone - One Account by Private Account) worked 1 furlong in :13.40. Jay Dee Bird's dam, One Account, won $75,610 and has produced one winner. One Account is also a half-sister to 11 winners.

Hank the Billymax (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Twining Star by Twining) worked 3 furlongs at Churchill Downs recording a time of :37.40. Hank the Billymax, who sold for $175,000 as a weanling, is out of a mare who earned $53,042 and who finished 3rd in the Tempted (gr. III) as a 2-year old.

The Smarty Jones' filly, Kiddari (Smarty Jones - La Paz by Hold Your Peace) worked 3 furlongs at Churchill Downs in :37.40. Kiddari's dam, La Paz, won or placed in 7 stakes and earned $175,431. As a 2-year old, she raced 5 times with 4 wins and a 2nd. La Paz is the dam of grade II stakes winner Forest Camp and grade III stakes winner Spanish Empire.

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

June 6

Heir to the Stone (colt; Birdstone - Mi Mariposa by Two Punch) - Aqueduct, 4 furlongs, :49.08. 

Shoe Strap (colt; Birdstone - Boot Strap by Storm Boot) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlong, :48.00.

King Congo (colt; Congaree - Hansels' Star by Hansel) - Emerald Downs, 3 furlongs; :41.20 (sloppy).

Medaglia d'Onore (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Always Ready by Dixieland Band) - Churchill Downs Training, 4 furlongs, :49.20.

Prime Time (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Sioux City by Carson City) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs; 1:01.40. 

Follow the Rules (colt; Peace Rules - Floramera by Seattle Slew)  - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs, :37.40.

Halo Beauty (filly; Peace Rules - Halo Tyra by Sunny's Halo) - Evangeline Downs, 4 furlongs, :49.60.  

Peace Reigns (filly; Peace Rules - Diamond Dottie by Eagle Eyed) - Louisiana Downs, 4 furlongs, :49.80. 

Peaseporridge (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Prospinsky by Mr. Prospector) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :49.60.

Collegiate (filly; Saarland - La Sorbonne (ARG) by Southern Halo) - Belmont Park, 4 furlongs, :48.85.

Exile (colt; Speightstown - Ruff by Clever Trick) - Santa Anita, 3 furlongs, :37.40.

Pocket Patience (filly; Speightstown - Brass in Pocket by Domasca Dan) - Highpoint Farm and Training Center, 2 furlongs, :24.00.

 

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