Gold Searches for Glory

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July 9, 2008
Belmont Park Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

5.5 furlongs
2 Year Olds Fillies
New York Bred
Post Time: 2:36 PM HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Warm Country
2. Justify
3. Larcenous Lady
4. Russian Holiday
5. Eager Emma
More Oats Please
Special Detail
Hookin the Goods
Glory Gold
Sneakin Up

New York bred Glory Gold (Medaglia d'Oro - Gayla by Lord Gaylord) debuts against her fellow New Yorkers at Belmont on July 9. Glory Gold, who sold for $190,000 as a weanling, is out of a winning dam who has produced 9 winners including grade III stakes winner Mocha Express, and stakes winner Raving Rocket. Three of Glory Gold's siblings won as 2-year olds. 

Sneakin Up (Hook and Ladder - Tricky Move by Tricky Creek) and Justify (Alajwad - Celestial Touch by Montbrook) previously met on June 25 with Sneakin Up finishing 2nd and Justify 9th. Sneakin Up sold for $52,000 as a 2-year old and is out of a stakes winning mare who is the dam of 3 winners including stakes winner Multiplication. Justify is by freshman sire Alajwad whose 8 runners have made a collective 15 starts, registering 1 win, 1 second, and 3 thirds. Justify is the first foal out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to 3 winners, one of which won as a 2-year old.

The other experienced horse in the race is Hookin the Goods (Hook and Ladder - Nazdarove by Trempolino) who finished 4th on June 12 at Belmont. Hookin the Goods was a $75,000 2-year old and she is out of the winning mare, Nazdarove. Nazdarove has produced 2 winners including Crosstown Traffic who was stakes-placed as a 2-year old.

Eager Emma (Unbridled's Song - Shawklit Mint by Air Forbes Won) sold for $220,000 as a yearling. Eager Emma's dam, Shawklit Mint won or placed in 5 stakes including a victory in the Vagrancy (gr. II), and earned $464,654. She has produced one winner (who was a 2-year old winner) from one to race.

Selling for $75,000 as a 2-year old was Warm Country (Northern Afleet - Ms Global Warming by Sultry Song). Warm Country's dam is a half-sister to two winners, including one who won as a 2-year old.

First-year stallion Johar is the sire of Special Detail (Johar - Special Tapestry by Theatrical (IRE)). Johar has had 7 runners, who have made a total of 8 starts, recording 1 second. Special Detail is the first foal out of the mare Special Tapestry who placed in two races and earned $11,420. Special Tapestry is a half-sister to 3 winners, 1 of which was a debut winner at 2. By Johar out of a Theatrical mare, I can't help but think Special Detail may be better suited for the turf.

The dam of Larcenous Lady (Cat Thief - Gift for the Lady by Pentelicus) was a winner of $47,298 who produced 2 winners from 2 to race, both of which won as 2-year olds.

Russian Holiday (Take Me Out - Lyuba by D'Accord) is a half-sister to 10 winners including stakes winner, Flag Pin.

More Oats Please (Smart Strike - Miss Yiayia by Gilded Time) is out of a stakes-placed dam who earned $175,970 and who has produced one winner from one to race. That winner, Ballymist, won as a 2-year old and has earned $97,328 through 2008.

Soave (Brahms - Cozzekiki by Cozzene) is a half-sister to stakes winner Love Co who has earned $89,131 through 2008.

2-Year Old Works

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July 5

Unbridled Channel (filly; Saarland - Such a Flirt by Not for Love) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.60 at Camarero Race Track. Unbridled Channel is out of a stakes winning mare who earned $145,966.

July 7

Working 3 furlongs at Santa Anita in :37.80 was Sweet Golden Carol (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Turn and Sparkle by Danzatore) who sold for $185,000 as a 2-year old. Sweet Golden Carol's dam was a winner who has produced 4 winners.

The Gang of Four (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - One Tough Cat by Mountain Cat) worked 3 furlongs at Churchill Downs in :39.40. The Gang of Four sold for $325,000 as a 2-year old and is out of mare who was stake-placed as a 2-year old. The Gang of Four is a half-brother to one winner.

July 8

R B Keep Peace (filly; Peace Rules - Mrs. M by Mecke) worked 3 furlongs at Calder in :36.60. R B Keep Peace's dam was stakes-placed and earned $182,677.

Working 4 furlongs at Mountaineer in :49.40 was River Saar (filly; Saarland - One Neat Trick by Phone Trick). River Saar's dam is a half-sister to Tap the Admiral who won the Firecracker Breeders' Cup (gr. II) and earned $476,686 in his career.

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

July 5

Mission Gap (colt; Speightstown - Chase Gap by Mission Gap) - Winding Oaks Farm, 3 furlongs, :36.80.

July 7

Birdcaper (colt; Birdstone - Sweet Caper by Cape Town) -  Calder, 4 furlongs, :50.40.

Summer Bird (colt; Birdstone - Hong Kong Squall by Summer Squall) - Hunter Farm Training Center, 4 furlongs, :51.10.  

Audible (colt; Congaree - Miss Marcia by Mr. Greeley) - Belmont, 4 furlongs, :48.27.

Congaraa (filly; Congaree - Balotra by Oh Say) - Thistledown, 4 furlongs, :50.00.

Congaree Park (colt; Congaree - King's Daughter by Ferdinand) - Santa Anita, 4 furlongs, :48.60. 

Conseated Lady (filly; Congaree - Seattle Stardust by Slew City Slew) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :37.66.

Da Bear Facts (colt; Congaree - Impending Bear by Farma Way) - Thistledown, 4 furlongs, :48.20.

Karanka (filly; Congaree - Casual Rendezvous by High Brite) - Churchill Downs, 5 furlongs, 1:03.40.

Gold Aly (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Bangled by Alysheba) - Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs, 1:02.60.  

Payton d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Jealous and Jaded by Jade Hunter) - Delaware Park, 3 furlongs, :36.80.

Retraceable (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Embraceable by Dehere) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :49.40.

Peace Bear (colt; (Peace Rules - Cocktail by Relauch) - Woodbine, 3 furlongs in :37.80.

Schrader Rules (filly; Peace Rules - She Did It Her Way by Private Terms) -  Calder, 3 furlongs, :39.00.

Verdant (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Rift Valley by Gulch) - Churchill Downs, 5 furlongs (gate), 1:04.80.

Ninepiecesofeight (filly; Saarland - Afleet Francais by Afleet) - Monmouth Park, 3 furlongs, :38.80. 

Royal Treaty (colt; Saarland - Itama by Tabasco Cat) - Hunter Farm Training Center, 4 furlongs, :51.59. 

Saaraband (filly; Saarland - Takeaway by Fly So Free) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :52.71. 

Barrichello (colt; Speightstown - Everything by Geiger Counter) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:02.40.

In Speight of It (colt; Speightstown - Honest Deceiver by Is It True) - Belmont, 4 furlongs, :48.14.    

July 8

Broad Stone (colt; Birdstone - Broad Legacy by Broad Brush) - Belmont Park, 4 furlongs, :51.11. 

Texas Birdstone (colt; Birdstone - Imatexantoo by Ray's Pegasus) -  Lone Star Park, 3 furlongs, :37.40.

Midnight Break (colt; Congaree - Twilight Spectre by Imp Society) - Keeneland, 5 furlongs, 1:02.40.

Causin' Havoc (colt: Medaglia d'Oro - Degenerate Gal by Degerate Jon) - Keeneland, 4 furlongs, :48.00. 

Dreams d'Oro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Morning Time by Gilded Time) - Lone Star Park, 4 furlongs, :51.40. 

King Congo (colt; Congaree - Hansels' Star by Hansel) - Emerald Downs, 3 furlongs; :35.00.

Laguna de Oro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Blue Lagoon by Saint Ballado) - Belmont Park, 5 furlongs, 1:04.54.

Signet Ring (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Runaway Royalty by Runaway Groom) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :49.40.

Just Right (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Slewvera by Seattle Slew) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs (gate), :51.00.

One Perfect Karat (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Golden Fanfare by Seeking the Gold) - Hollywood Park, 4 furlongs, :49.00. 

Saarman (colt; Saarland - Mil Kilates by Gold Alert) - Lone Star Park, 5 furlongs, 1:04.00.

Smart Management (colt; Smarty Jones - Fircroft by A. P. Indy) - Keeneland, 3 furlongs (gate), :36.60.

Haynesfield (colt; Speightstown - Nothing Special by Tejabo) - Belmont Park, 5 furlongs, 1:04.52.


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