Reynaldo is the Wizard

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Reynaldothewizard broke well and sat just behind the leaders, More Than Global, Malibu Maverick, and Indeedingly, securing a spot on the rail. Julien Leparoux swung him outside and he exploded, drawing off by more than 4. This was a very professional win, Renaldothewizard looked like an old veteran out there and Maiden Watch is back on another roll.

Result: July 2, 2008 
Churchill Downs Race 9

More Than Global

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Shrewd will look be Master

July 3, 2008
Belmont Park Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 2:36 PM HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Allrightsreserved
2. Cribnote
3. Two Brash
4. Sean Avery
5. Shrewd
Winthrop House
Townie's Dream
Western Legend

This is my kind of race. All 8 entries (plus Western Legend on the Also-Elgible list) are making their first start including the Speightstown colt, Shrewd (Speightstown - Bluffing Girl by Pine Bluff) who sold for $435,000 as a yearling. As we have seen, Speightstown is off to a good start at stud. His five runners have made 7 starts recording 3 wins, 1 second, and three thirds (including today's winner, Reynaldothewizard). Shrewd's dam, Bluffing Girl, won or placed in 4 stakes including the Gowell Stakes when she was 2 and earned $268,350 in her career. Bluffing Girl has produced 3 winners from 3 to race including 2 which won as 2-year olds.

First-year sire Read the Footnotes is the sire of Cribnote (Read the Footnotes - Totebook by Notebook). Read the Footnotes has had 4 runners which have made a total of 6 starts, recording 1 win and 1 second. Cribnote's dam is a half-sister to 12 winners including grade III stakes winner, D'Or Ruckus and stakes winner, Diane's Birthday.

Selling for $300,000 as a yearling was Allrightsreserved (Awesome Again - Divine Angel by Matty G) whose dam, Divine Angel, finished 3rd in the Sorority (gr. III) as a 2-year old. Divine Angel is a half-sister to 4 winners including 2 which won during their 2-year old season.

Another $300,000 yearling by Awesome Again is Two Brash (Awesome Again - Impolite by Two Punch). Two Brash is out of a stakes winning dam who earned $174,860 and was also a 2-year old winner.

Winthrop House (More Than Ready - Why You by Polish Numbers) who brought $40,000 as a yearling, is the first foal out of the stakes-placed mare, Why You. Why You is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Selling for $30,000 as a yearling was Sean Avery (Cherokee Run - Latin Lynx by Forest Wildcat). Sean Avery is the 2nd foal out of the 2-year old winning mare, Latin Lynx. Her first foal recorded one 2nd as a 2-year old. Latin Lynx is a half-sister to 3 winners, including Coosa who was a 2-year old winner and who has earned $51,324 through 2008.

Townie's Dream (Cape Town - Miss Dixie Dreamer by Dixieland Band) is the first foal out of the winning mare, Miss Dixie Dreamer who is a half-sister to 5 winners.

Master (Mr. Greeley - Voodoo Baby by Ogygian) is a half-brother to 5 winners.

On the Also-Elgible list is Western Legend (El Corredor - Affirmed Bel by Affirmed) whose dam, Affirmed Bel, was a winner. Affirmed Bel is the dam of 2 winners from 2 to race including Go Ask Daisy who was a stakes winner as a 2-year old.

Express and Tiger Try to Rule the Richies

July 3, 2008
Arlington Park Race 7
Maiden Special Weight

1 Mile
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 5:07 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. My Pal Richie
2. Tiger Rules
3. Schleprock
4. Awsome Richie
5. Advice
Sunday Coach
Becky's Express
Roaring Scout
Golden Chapel

My first comment about this race is that I really need to get to know Richie. Not only is he a pal, but he's also Aw(e)some. This is definitely the longest race that we have seen so far, as the 2-year olds will go a mile at Arlington Park.

Tiger Rules (Peace Rules - Danzig Tiger by Danzig Connection) was 9th in his debut on April 18 at Keeneland. Since that race, he has been working regularly and should show improvement in this contest. Peace Rules has had 12 runners who have made 21 starts with 3 wins, 2 seconds, and 4 thirds. Tiger Rules was a $40,000 yearling whose dam won $42,613, but didn't start as a 2-year old. She has produced 3 winners, including stakes-placed Tyger River who earned $87,363. One of Tiger Rules' half-siblings won as a 2-year old.

Becky's Express (Congaree - Becky Virtue by Strodes Creek) has also had one start, finishing 6th in a 4.5 furlong race at Arlington on June 8. Since that race, Becky's Express has worked twice. Congaree is the sire of 10 runners who have made 10 starts (Becky's Express is the first to run back), recording 2 wins and a third. Becky's Express' dam, Becky Virtue, was a stakes winner who earned $101,990. Becky Virtue is a half-sister to the stakes winner Try N Express who earned $174,206 and won the Great Arizona Shoot-out Futurity as a 2-year old.

Sunday Coach (Sunday Break (JPN) - Sara Lass by Cutlass) and Roaring Scout (Lion Heart - Lil Scout by Atticus) previously met at Arlington Park in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight race on May 26, with Sunday Coach finishing 4th and Roaring Scout 6th. Sunday Coach is out of the mare, Sara Lass, who was a 2-year old winner. Sara Lass has produced 7 winners, 4 of which won as 2-year olds. Roaring Scout is by first-year sire, Lion Heart, whose 13 runners have made 21 starts, recording 8 wins, 2 seconds, and 3 thirds. Roaring Scout's dam was a winner at 2 and she has produced one winner from 2 to run.

Finishing third in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight contest at Presque Isle Downs on May 31 was Wallstreetgold (Touch Gold - Playforme by Gone West). Wallstreetgold is a half-brother to one winner and his dam is a half-sister to 3 winners including stakes winner, Make My Heart Sing.

The final experienced entrant is Schleprock (Tough Gold - Aly Capri by Alydar) who finished 7th in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight race on June 22. Schleprock is a half-brother to 2 winners including Aly's Alley who won or placed in 11 stakes. Included in the 11 was a victory in the Gallery Furniture Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes (gr. III) and a second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), both as a 2-year old. Overall, Aly's Alley earned $902,210.

First-crop sire Chapel Royal is responsible for Advice (Chapel Royal - Word o' Wisdom by Hennessy) and Golden Chapel (Chapel Royal - Come Forth as Gold by Touch Gold). Chapel Royal has had 24 runners who have made 41 starts with 5 wins, 6 seconds, and 5 thirds. Advice sold for $170,000 as a 2-year old and is a half-brother to 2 winners, one of which was a 2-year old winner. Golden Chapel brought $110,000 as a yearling and his dam is a half-sister to one winner.

Also by a first-year sire is My Pal Richie (Friends Lake - Fleet Pact by Afleet). Friends Lake has had 3 runners who have made 6 starts that have resulted in 1 win and 1 second. My Pal Richie is a half-brother to 6 winners, 2 of which won during their 2-year old season.

Rounding out the field is Awsome Richie (Bernstein - Two Eyed Tootie by Nalees Rialto) whose dam, Two Eyed Tootie, was a stakes winner who earned $114,538. Two Eyed Tootie has produced 6 winners including Diamond Miss, a full-sister to Awsome Richie.

News and Notes

The Bashford Manor, July 5 at Churchill Downs, includes Maiden Watch horse, Medaglia d'Onore (Medaglia d'Oro - Always Ready by Dixieland Band), as well as other familiar faces, Screen Your Friend, Theregoesjojo, and My Dominick James.  One name missing from the field is Kentucky Stakes (gr. III) winner, Run Away and Hide who did work 5 furlongs at Churchill on July 2, recording a time of 1:04.60.

No Maiden Watch horses in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (gr. III) also on July 5, but the field does include the maiden Nochangenweather, who most recently finished 4th behind S. S. Stone and Speight the Halo on June 29.

Curly has been entered in a mile and an eighth allowance race at Arlington on July 5. More on that one later in the week.

2-Year Old Works

New to this blog

July 1

Laguna de Oro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Blue Lagoon by Saint Ballado) worked 4 furlongs at Belmont in :53.10. Laguna de Oro, who sold for $120,000 as a yearling, is the 2nd foal out of an unplaced mare who is a half- or full-sister to 7 winners.

July 2

Working 3 furlongs from the gate in :39.00 at Evangeline Downs was Penching Pennies (colt; Gayle's Glory by Sword Dance (IRE)). Penching Pennies dam, Gayle's Glory, was a winner of $304,935 in a 52 race career. Included in this total were 7 starts as a 2-year old in which she recorded 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 1 third. Gayle's Glory has produced one winner from one to race, who was a 2-year old winner.

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

July 1

Dreams d'Oro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Morning Time by Gilded Time) - El Primero Training Center, 4 furlongs (gate), :51.80.

July 2

Cozy Bird (filly; Birdstone - Cozy Island by Cozzene) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :50.60.

Bear's Conductor (colt; Congaree - Symphonic Lady by Blare of Trumpets) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs (gate), :50.20. 

Belfast (colt; Congaree - Southerncomfortgal by Hermitage) - Lone Star Park, 4 furlongs, :51.00.

King Congo (colt; Congaree - Hansels' Star by Hansel) - Emerald Downs, 5 furlongs; 1:01.80.  

Rue Du Bois (filly; Congaree - Aroz by Fappiano) - Delaware Park, 4 furlongs, :49.20.

Wear Blush (filly; Congaree - Tifonica (ARG) by Equalize) - Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs, 1:01.80.

Glory Gold (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Gayla by Lord Gaylord) - Laurel, 4 furlongs, :49.20.

Just Right (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Slewvera by Seattle Slew) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :49.40. 

Collegiate (filly; Saarland - La Sorbonne (ARG) by Southern Halo) - Belmont Park, 4 furlongs, :49.37 (fastest of 14).  

Saardona (filly; Saarland - Golden Penny by Touch Gold) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs, :36.40.

Smart Woman (filly; Smarty Jones - Storming Beauty by Storm Cat) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :37.45.


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