Both S. S. Stone and Speight the Halo broke well and sat right behind the leaders, Del Conte and Say it Again. Speight the Halo, benefiting from his outside post, cruised to the front in the stretch. On the other hand, S. S. Stone was stuck amongst horses. But, he showed a lot of tenacity and fought his way through the crowd to join Speight the Halo. The two Maiden Watch horses battled well clear of the rest of the pack, until S. S. Stone surged forward past the tiring Speight the Halo to become the first winner for Birdstone. Street Hero, who was off slow and was near the back for most of the race, closed well to pick up third.
I hope that I wasn't the only one who had the Maiden Watch exacta which paid $102.70 for a dollar.
Result: June 29, 2008
Hollywood Park Race 9
|S. S. Stone
|Speight the Halo
News and Notes
Rachel Alexandra (Medaglia d'Oro - Lotta Kim by Roar), who finished 2nd in the Debutante at Churchill on June 28, will get a break, according to the Churchill Downs Barn Notes. She may show up next in the Arlington-Washington (gr. III) on September 6 and then on to the Breeders' Cup??
Working 4 furlongs this morning at Churchill Downs was Ocean Colors, the daughter of Winning Colors who broke her maiden at Churchill on June 13 by 5 1/4 lengths.
2-Year Old Works
New to this blog
Presents for Berti (colt; Congaree - Agiftfrom Bertie by Monetary Gift) worked 3 furlongs at Churchill in :37.60. Presents for Berti's dam was a stakes winner at 2 and earned $408,378. She has produced 4 winners.
Working 3 furlongs at Lone Star Park in :39.40 was Herrand (filly; Peace Rules - Kelly's Lake by Salt Lake). Herrand's dam is a daughter of Our Summer Bid who won or placed in 11 stakes including victory in the Las Flores (gr. III).
At Belmont Park, Perfect Footprint (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Pedicure by Mr. Prospector) worked 3 furlongs in :39.09. Perfect Footprint, who sold for $240,000 as a yearling, is a half-brother to Masseuse who won the Dance Smartly (gr. II) and the Beaugay (gr. III) and has earned $439,652 through 2008.
Chef (colt; Smarty Jones - Take the Cake by Fly So Free) worked 3 furlongs in :37.20 at Monmouth Park. Chef sold for $400,000 as a yearling and his dam won the Forward Gal (gr. III) and $256,333. She was also 2 for 2 as a 2-year old. She has produced one winner from 2 to run.
Returning to the WorkTab (horses previously mentioned in this blog)
Rockland (colt; Smarty Jones - Wiscasset by Kris S.) - Fair Hill, 3 furlongs, :38.20.
Broad Stone (colt; Birdstone - Broad Legacy by Broad Brush) - Belmont Park, 3 furlongs, :38.71.
P. J.'s Canary (filly; Birdstone - P J Prado by El Prado (IRE)) - Churchill Downs, 5 furlongs (gate), 1:03.00.
Kaye (filly; Congaree - Palau by Kingmambo) - Pleasanton, 5 furlongs, 1:01.00.
Singing Rose (filly; Congaree - Dial a Song by Mining) - Keeneland, 3 furlongs, :35.00 (fastest of 26).
Hank the Billymax (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Twining Star by Twining) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs, :37.80.
Signet Ring (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Runaway Royalty by Runaway Groom) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :49.00.
Ruler (filly; Peace Rules - Escaping Glory by Red Ransom) - Belmont Park, 3 furlongs, :37.86.
Noble Rule (filly; Peace Rules - Vienna Knickers by Noble Saint) - Calder, 4 furlongs, :49.60.
Tiger Rules (colt; Peace Rules - Danzig Tiger by Danzig Connection) - Arlington, 4 furlongs, :48.80.
King (filly; Peace Rules - Mamita by Unbridled) - Hollywood Park, 4
Perfect Karat (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Golden Fanfare by Seeking the
Gold) - Hollywood Park, 4 furlongs (gate), :49.20.
Gato Roar (colt; Speightstown - Madame Roar by Roar) - Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs, 1:00.80.
Tannic (colt; Saarland - Poetic Image by Perrault (GB)) - Prairie Meadows, 4 furlongs, :52.31.
Winnie the Stew (filly; Smarty Jones - Bella Gatto by Storm Cat) - Emerald Downs, 2 furlongs, :23.60.
Munnings (colt; Speightstown - La
Comete by Holy Bull) - Belmont Park, 5 furlongs, 1:01.52.