Floating On Air Makes New Connections

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Floating On Air (Peace Rules - Charmie's Secret by Secret Hello) makes her first start for her new connections, having been claimed out of her debut by Doug O'Neill. Doug O'Neill was persuaded to claim this Peace Rules' offspring after observing the talent of his Peace Rules' filly, stakes winner Trifecta King. Floating On Air showed speed in her first start before tiring to end up 7th, so hopefully that experience will help her here. Floating On Air is the first foal out of a mare who earned $56,445 and placed in the Hildene Stakes as a 2-year old. She is also a half-sister to 4 winners, 2 of which won during their 2-year old seasons.

Finishing 6th in Floating On Air's debut on April 30 was Chatty Lulu (Rio Verde - Tudeludelu by Swiss Yodeler). That race was Chatty Lulu's third (she had previously finished 2nd and 4th in 2 furlong races). Since that race, Chatty Lulu finished 3rd on May 14 in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming contest. Chatty Lulu's dam is a half-sister to 4 winners.  She is also a half-sister to Chattie Katie (Rio Verde - Reconquista by Saros (GB) who is also entered in today's race. Chattie Katie has had one start, finishing 6th in a Maiden Claiming race at 4.5 furlongs on May 21. Chattie Katie's dam, Reconquista, was a stakes winner who earned $92,000 including a victory in the Generous Portion Stakes as a 2-year old.

Chatty Lulu's May 14 race also included Dollabeeratcoaches (Impeachment - She's Booked by Notebook) who finished 9th and Virginia Girl (Lost Soldier - Virginia Miss by Mr. Greeley) who was 10th. Dollabeeratcoaches is the first foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to grade III stakes winner Royal Place who earned $428,837 and the stakes winner Always Royal who is by Impeachment, sire of Dollabeeratcoaches. The dam of Virginia Girl, Virginia Miss, earned $116,375. Virginia Girl is her first foal. Virginia Miss is a half-sister to 4 winners.

The only other experienced horse in the race is Makasi (Indian Charlie -  Floral Bounty by Pirate's Bounty) who shares her broodmare sire with Belmont winner, Da' Tara. Makasi finished 3rd in a Maiden Special Weight race at 4.5 furlong on April 30 and then 5th in the Cinderella on May 25 behind Trifecta King. I am a little curious why they would drop this one into the claiming ranks. Makasi is out of a winning mare and is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Lady Schnapps  (Milwaukee Brew - Golden Ballerina by Touch Gold) brought $25,000 as a yearling. Her dam is a half-sister to 2 winners.

The dam of My Dixie Belle (Muqtarib - C. C. Overdrive by Dixieland Band) earned $114,675 including 2 wins and 2 seconds in 4 2-year old starts. She has produced 5 winners including 2 full-sisters to My Dixie Belle.

Felice the Cat (Distinctive Cat - Kering One by Kennedy Road) is a half-sister to 4 winners including the stakes winner, Shanghai Joe.

Monica's Edge (Definite Edge - Santa Monica (PER) by Destinado (PER)) is out of a mare who was a stakes winner in Peru and stakes-placed in the United States. She was also 3 for 3 as a 2-year old. Monica's Edge is a half-sister to 2 winners.

June 11, 2008
Hollywood Park Race 8

Maiden Claiming
5 Furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 7:55 PM

PP Horse
1. Dollarbeeratcoaches
2. Floating on Air
3. Virginia Girl
4. My Dixie Belle
5. Lady Schnapps
6. Felice the Cat
7. Chattie Katie
Chatty Lulu
Monica's Edge

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