Brash Advice too Shrewd to Rule Becky's Express

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Two Brash Too Much for Shrewd

This certainly looked like a field of debut runners. Townie's Dream went to lead and while crossing over to the rail, bumped into Shrewd who crowded Two Brash which caused Cribnote to check and retreat near the back. However, Townie's Dream gave it up in the stretch while Shrewd was looming on the outside. It looked like Shrewd was going to pull away for the win, but he hung a bit and instead it was Two Brash who rallied. Winthrop House came up the rail to take second from Shrewd. It's hard to blame the trouble for Shrewd's performance since Two Brash had it worse, and he won the race. There was a Stewards' inquiry, but no results were changed (probably because the horse that started the trouble, Townie's Dream, finished behind all those he bothered).

Result: July 3, 2008 
Belmont Park Race 4

Two Brash
Winthrop House

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The Best Advice

This one was all about Advice who sat about mid-pack and then circled the field to win by 8. Seems like many in the race were not ready for the mile distance. This may include our two runners, Becky's Express and Tiger Rules. Both were in decent position, but made steady retreats after about a half of a mile and ended up 8th and 9th respectively. Becky's Express was fractious in the gate and may have used up some of his energy there.

Result: July 3, 2008 
Arlington Park Race 7


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The Cowboy's Back

July 4, 2008
Woodbine Race 4
Maiden Claiming (Claiming Price $40,000)

5 furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 2:40 PM

P Horse
1. Libiamo
2. I Boogie
3. Storm Seeker
4. Jolly Jordyn
5. Mancini's Silver
Passport Joe
Katolak Cowboy
Joey's Smokin Gun
Watch Stopper

Katolak Cowboy (Saarland - Tide Cat by Storm Cat) tries Maiden Claiming company after finishing 7th on April 20, 3rd on May 9, and 6th on June 8. Since that last race, Katolak Cowboy turned in a bullet 4 furlong work which hopefully indicates he's ready for a big effort. Katolak Cowboy's dam, Tide Cat, was unraced and she has produced one winner who earned $43,143 and finished 5th in one 2-year old start. Tide Cat is a half-sister to Ide, winner of the Southwest (gr. III) and Rebel (gr. III) stakes. Ide was a very good 2-year old, earning $243,780 that season including wins in the Iroquois (gr. III) and Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. III).

Finishing 9th in Katolak Cowboy's June 8 race was Storm Seeker (February Storm - Fun City Lady by Jeblar). Storm Seeker is by first-year sire, February Storm, who has had 3 runners which have made 4 starts, recording 1 third. A son of Storm Cat, February Storm was a stakes winner who earned $203, 971. He is a half-brother to grade I winner Blushing K. D. Storm Seeker's dam, Fun City Lady, was a 2-year old winner and has produced one winner, who also won as a 2-year old.

First-crop sire, Roar of the Tiger, is the sire of Passport Joe (Roar of the Tiger - Aunti Hattie by Affirmed) who finished 3rd in his only start, a Maiden Claiming race at Woodbine on June 20. Roar of the Tiger's 19 runners have made 33 starts, registering 6 wins, 8 seconds, and 8 thirds and earnings of $163,600. Passport Joe's dam was a winner and has produced 3 winners.

Finishing 5th behind Passport Joe on June 20 was Mancini's Silver (Mancini - El Prado's Plata by El Prado (IRE)). Mancini's Silver is the first foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 2 winners.

I Boogie (Parisianprospector - Regent's Pride by Vice Regent) finished 8th in his only start, a 4.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight contest on June 1. I Boogie's dam, Regent's Pride, was stakes-placed as a 2-year old. Regent's Pride has produced 3 winners including stakes winner, My Imperial Dancer who has earned $178,898 through 2008.

The final experienced horse is Joey's Smokin Gun (Joey Franco - Nora Ellen by Cee's Tizzy) who finished 6th in a Maiden Special Weight race at Hastings on May 17. His sire, Joey Franco, is a first-year sire who has had 2 runners which have not yet placed. Joey Franco won or placed in 7 stakes including wins in the Triple Bend (gr. I) and the Del Mar Breeders' Cup (gr. II) and earned $635,091. Joey's Smokin Gun is the 2nd foal out of a winning dam and the first to reach the races.

Libiamo (Tumblebrutus - Lake Mills Lady by Cryptoclearance) is by first-year stallion, Tumblebrutus who is a full-brother to Giant's Causeway and fellow first-year sire, Roar of the Tiger. From only 8 foals, Tumblebrutus has had 2 starters which have made 3 starts, recording 2 wins. Libiamo is a half-brother to 3 winners.

The dam of Jolly Jordyn (Hennessy - Princes Melissa by Marquetry) finished 3rd in the Landaluce (gr. II) and the Cinderella as a 2-year old. She is the dam of one winner from one to start.

Watch Stopper (Suave Prospect - Someonewhoneedsme by Northern Jove) is out of a winning mare who has produced 9 winners, 5 of which won during their 2-year old season. 

Saarlandisourland so Not a Peep 

July 4, 2008
Belmont Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
2 Year Old New York-bred Filles
Post Time: 4:30 PM

P Horse
1. Sweet Ober Melissa
2. Not a Peep
3. Doremifasollatido
4. She's Prime
5. Saarlandisourland
Heavenly Pursuit
Life Support

Saarlandisourland (Saarland - Crypto Kate by Tabasco Cat) makes her debut at Belmont on Independence Day. Saarland has had 5 runners who have made 8 starts, recording 1 win and 3 thirds. Saarlandisourland's dam, Crypto Kate, was a winner of $30,602. Saarlandisourland is Cypto Kate's 2nd foal. Her first foal, Seattle Reed, is a winner who has earned $40,039 through 2008.

The only experienced horses in the race, Doremifasollatido (Bernstein - Consider It Done by Green Dancer) and Sweet Ober Melissa (Tale of the Cat - Gold 'n Sugar by Java Gold) met in a Maiden Special Weight 5 furlong race on June 12 at Belmont. In that contest, Doremifasollatido was 2nd and Sweet Ober Melissa was 3rd. Doremifasollatido, who sold for $110,000 as a yearling, is a half-sister to 3 winners including Fortunate Damsel who won the Pebbles Stakes (gr. II) and earned $218,815. Sweet Ober Melissa sold for $115,000 as a yearling and is out of the stakes-placed mare, Gold 'n Sugar who earned $226,428. Gold 'n Sugar was also a debut winner at 2 and has produced 2 winners.

First-year stallion, Read the Footnotes, is the sire of Heavenly Pursuit (Read the Footnotes - Celeste Cielo by Conquistador Cielo by Mr. Prospector). Read the Footnotes has had 5 runners who have made 7 starts and recorded 1 win and 1 second. Heavenly Pursuit was a $67,000 2-year old. Her dam, Celeste Cielo, was a 2-year old debut winner and finished 3rd in the Astarita Stakes (gr. II) that same year. Heavenly Pursuit is a half-sister to 3 winners including 2-year old winner, Play N Hooky.

Selling for $75,000 as a yearling was Not a Peep (Successful Appeal - Silence Please by Quiet American). Not a Peep is the first foal out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to 9 winners including 3 which won as 2-year olds.

She's Prime (Prime Timber - Mayicutin by Robyn Dancer) sold for $25,000 as a 2-year old. Her dam was a winner of $62,420 and has produced 2 winners from 3 to race including 2-year old winner, Nordberg, who was stakes-placed as a 3-year old.

Akilina (Langfuhr - Fahamore by Gulch) is a half-sister to the 2-year old winner, Blue Devil Bel, who has earned $63,670 through 2008.

Life Support (Hook and Ladder - Lucky Baroness by Fortunate Prospect) is out of the 2-year old winning mare, Lucky Baroness, who earned $143,115 in her career. Lucky Baroness has produced one winner, Baroness, who was 1 for 1 as a 2-year old and who has earned $131,162 through 2008.

Noble Rule and Aerin She Lovely Celebrate the Fourth at Calder

July 4, 2008
Calder Race 6
Maiden Claiming (Claiming Price $32,000)

5 furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 5:05 PM

P Horse
1. Dance N Run
2. Sweetsformyhoney
3. Wise Passion
4. Shakira's Song
5. Jazz Her Up
Tiger Queen
Aerin She Lovely
Noble Rule

Aerin She Lovely (Birdstone - Strawberrydaiquiri by Cherokee Run) who makes her third start after finishing 5th in a Maiden Special race on May 31 and 4th in a Maiden Claiming race on June 22, is the only experienced horse in this race. Birdstone has had 5 runners who have made a combined 8 starts, recording 1 win and 1 second. Aerin She Lovely is the first foal out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to Wimbledon, who earned $443,818 including a win in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II). Wimbledon did not win as a 2-year old, but he did finish 2nd twice in 3 starts that year.

Noble Rule (Peace Rules - Vienna Knickers by Noble Saint) is out of a winning mare who is the dam of 3 winners including the grade III winner, Mr. Livingston who finished 3rd in the Rhythm Stakes as a 2-year old. Peace Rules' 12 runners have made a total of 22 starts, recording 3 wins, 2 seconds, and 4 thirds.

Shakira's Song (Alajwad - Your Song by Colony Light) is by first-crop sire, Alajwad who has had seven runners who have made a combined 14 starts with 1 win, 1 second, and 3 thirds. Shakira's Song's dam, Your Song, was a winner of $82,585. Your Song is a half-sister to 4 winners.

First-year stallion Roar of the Tiger is the sire of Tiger Queen (Roar of the Tiger - Mickey's Queenmary by King of Kings (IRE)). Roar of the Tiger's 19 runners have made 33 starts, registering 6 wins, 8 seconds, and 8 thirds and earnings of $163,600. Tiger Queen is the first foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to First Blush who was stakes-places as a 2-year old and won the Spectacular Bid (gr. III) as a 3-year old, earning $334,369 in his career.

Dance N Run (Kafwain - My Dilemma by Sword Dance (IRE)) is out of a winning mare who has produced 2 winners from 2 to race.

The dam of Sweetsformyhoney (Sweetsouthernsaint - Extra Free by Tri Jet) was a winner who has produced 5 winners from 5 to run.

Wise Passion (Wised Up - Current Gossip by Current Hope) is out of a stakes winning dam who has produced 4 winners from 4 to race including Allsmarts a 2-year old winner and a full-brother to Wise Passion.

Jazz Her Up (Smooth Jazz - Vocally by End Sweep) is out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 2 winners.

2-Year Old Works

New to this blog

July 3

Party Hard (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Keys to the Heart by Wild Again) worked 5 furlongs at Hollywood in 1:01.40. Party Hard's dam, Keys to the Heart, was a grade III stakes winner who earned $267,148. Party Hard is her first foal.

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

July 3

Hoopoe (Birdstone - Allou by Seattle Slew) -  Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :36.70.

Shoe Strap (colt; Birdstone - Boot Strap by Storm Boot) - Belmont, 4 furlongs, :49.67.

Conga Queen (filly; Congaree - Special Test by Hawkin's Special) - Lone Star Park, 4 furlongs, :52.00.

Oconee (colt; Congaree - Chenoa by Wild Again) -  Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:00.40.

Sugaree Gold (filly; Congaree - Sugar is Gold by Slew o' Gold) - Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs, 1:01.20.

Dueling Alex (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Rosie Dooley by Trempolino) - Monmouth Park, 3 furlongs (gate), :36.80.  

Sue's Update (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Sue's Update by Woodman) - Arlington, 3 furlongs, :36.60.

Cesium Fountain (colt; Peace Rules - San Speculation by Out of Place) - Hollywood, 4 furlongs, :50.40.

Go Peacefully (filly; Peace Rules - Ottomwa by Strawberry Road (AUS)) - Lone Star Park, 4 furlongs, :50.20.

Peace Conference (colt; Peace Rules - In Conference by Dayjur) - Fair Hill, 4 furlongs, :50.20.

Peace Reigns (filly; Peace Rules - Diamond Dottie by Eagle Eyed) - Louisiana Downs, 4 furlongs, :49.40. 

Work for Peace (filly; Peace Rules - Southern Solstice by Southern Halo) - Laurel, 3 furlongs, :38.20.

Perfect for a Run (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Unbridled Ashley by Unbridled) - Monmouth Park, 3 furlongs (gate), :36.80. 

Sargon (colt; Saarland - Cherished Jewel by Private Account) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs; 1:01.80. 

Little Lady Smarty (filly; Smarty Jones - Lake Lady by Salt Lake) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs (gate), :50.00.

Go Smarty Go (colt; Smarty Jones - Sarah's World by Holy Bull) - Belmont, 4 furlongs, :49.48. 

Hey Smarty (colt; Smarty Jones - Miss Seffens by Dehere) - Louisiana Downs, 3 furlongs, :37.20.

Smarty Marty (filly; Smarty Jones - Frozen Rope by Clever Trick) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs (gate), :50.89.

Despeightitall (colt; Speightstown - Deputy Royal by Deputy Minister) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs (gate), :51.20.

Exile (colt; Speightstown - Ruff by Clever Trick) - Santa Anita, 4 furlongs, :48.40.

Mullins Beach (filly; Speightstown - Treasure Beach by Silver Deputy) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:02.40.

Paradise Playgirl (filly; Speightstown - Bigger Half by Megaturn) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :50.76.

Prosecca (filly; Speightstown - Pink Champagne by Awesome Again) - Colonial Downs, 3 furlongs, :37.80.


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