Light Green Hopes to Make a Casanova Move for True Bliss
July 16, 2008
Belmont Race 2
Maiden Special Weight
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 1:32 PM HRTV/TVG
||Ain't Love Grand
||Who Plays Brahms
Light Green (Pleasantly Perfect - Green Light by Sheikh Albadou (GB)) debuts at Belmont in a field that includes two experienced runners and 6 first-timers. The dam of Light Green, Green Light, was a stakes winner who earned $196,793. She is the dam of 2 winners, including stakes winner Run the Light who has earned $222,899 through 2008. Run the Light was also a 2-year old winner.
True Bliss (Yet It's True - Brief Bliss by Navarone), a $160,000 yearling, finished 2nd in her only start, a Maiden Special 5 furlong race in the mud at Belmont on June 5. True Bliss is out of Brief Bliss who finished 2nd in the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes as a 2-year old. Brief Bliss has produced 2 winners, including Cherokee Triangle who was a stakes winner at 2 and 3 and has earned $208,075 through 2008.
Also finishing 2nd in her only start was Softly Spoken (Greatness - Mary's Silver Pen by Dawn Quixote) who closed well behind Collegiate (Saarland) on June 19. Softly Spoken's dam was a stakes winner who was stakes-placed as a
2-year old. She has produced one winner, Awesome Jared, who has earned
$90,446 through 2008. Awesome Jared won 2 races and placed in 2 others
as a 2-year old.
Leading first-crop sire Lion Heart is the sire of Heckuva Hunter (Lion Heart - Catch a Glimpse by Gulch) who sold for $50,000 as a yearling. Lion Heart has sired 18 runners who collectively have made 32 starts, recording 11 wins, 4 seconds, and 3 thirds and earnings of $402,987. Catch a Glimpse, dam of Heckuva Hunter, was group I-placed as a 2-year old. Heckuva Hunter is a half-sister to 3 winners including Successful Outlook who won the Tempted Stakes (gr. III) and was third in the Demoiselle (gr. II) as a 2-year old.
Selling for $535,000 as a yearling was Ain't Love Grand (Dixie Union - On the Fritz by Mahogany Hall), who is the first foal out of a stakes winner who earned $237,407.
Casanova Move (Langfuhr - Casanova Junction by Pleasant Colony) is a half-sister to 6 winners including Casanova Market, who was a stakes winner as a 2-year old and earned $159,432 in her career.
The dam of Who Plays Brahms (Brahms - Who Can Tell by Capote) was a winner and is a half- or full-sister to 4 winners.
Outstanding Info, the dam of Outstanding Henny (Hennessy - Outstanding Info by Tactical Advantage), won or placed in 12 stakes including a 2nd in the Blue Hen Stakes as a 2-year old. She earned $322,092 in her career. Outstanding Henny is her first foal.
The Law is ComingJuly 16, 2008
Evangeline Downs Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 9:04 PM
||My Boy Corbyn
||I'm the Law
||Big Daddy Boy
I'm the Law (Peace Rules - Stormin' Down by Storm Creek) debuts in a race that also features Top Cop and Cop Beat. Hmmmm.... hard to beat that for a hunch trifecta. I'm the Law who sold for $15,000 as a 2-year old, is the first foal out of a mare who was a 2-year old winner and who earned $126,715 in a 37 race career. She is also a half-sister to 7 winners.
First-crop sire Roar of the Tiger, whose 20 runners have made a total of 39 starts, registering 8 wins, 9 seconds, and 9 thirds, is the sire of My Boy Corbyn (Roar of the Tiger - Cottage Theme by Well Decorated). The dam of My Boy Corbyn was a 2-year old winner who earned $91,075 in 3 years of racing. My Boy Corbyn is a half-brother to 2 winners. My Boy Corbyn has made one start, finishing 8th at Evangeline Downs on June 19.
Finishing 2nd in front of My Boy Corbyn on June 19 was Premo's Success (Alex's Pal - Premodona by Supremo), who is by first-crop sire, Alex's Pal. Alex's Pal has had 2 runners who have started 5 total times, recording 2 seconds and 1 third. Premo's Success' dam is a half-sister to stakes-placed Racing Nut.
Silent Count (Forty Won - Channel Vision by Lens) and Fujiamo (Vicar - No Atoll At All by Island Sun) met on July 4, with Silent Count 2nd and Fujiamo 4th. Silent Count had previously finished 5th on June 13. Channel Vision, the dam of Silent Count, was stakes-placed and has produced 2 winners. The July 4th race was Fujiamo's 3rd start and his best finish. Fujiamo's dam was a winner and she has produced 5 winners from 6 to race.
Lou's Littlelively (Littlebitlively - Lou's Frosty by Ulysses) is the remaining experienced runner, having finished 5th on June 13. Lou's Frosty, the dam of Lou's Littlelively, was a winner and has produced 7 winners from 8 to race including stakes winner T's Spirit. Two of Lou's Frosy's offspring won at 2.
Bringing $27,000 as a 2-year old (in a sale where the average was $10,8000) was Cop Beat (David Copperfield - Helen Blue Blazes by Beat Inflation). Cop Beat's dam was a stake-placed winner of $65,065.Cop Beat is a half-brother to 3 winners.
Top Cop (Posse - Ms. Curtsinger by Runaway Groom) was a $24,000 2-year old. He is a half-brother to one winner and his dam is a half-sister to 3 winners.
Bridge Player, the dam of Big Daddy Boy (Cape Town - Bridge Player by Grand Slam), is a half- or full-sister to 9 winners including 3 stakes winners. Four of Bridge Player's siblings won at 2. Big Daddy Boy sold for $17,000 as a yearling.
Mr. Missile (Golden Missile - Sweet Vision by Southern Halo) who sold for $15,000 as a 2-year old, is the first foal out of a mare who was stakes-placed at 2 and 3 and earned $104,242 in her career.
In by Six, the stakes-placed dam of Tiger Shark (Hold That Tiger - In by Six by Saratoga Six), earned $142,727 in three years of racing. She has produced 4 winners from 6 to race.
Admirals Mountain (Monashee Mountain - La Gata by Mountain Cat) is out of a winning dam and is a half-brother to one winner.
2-Year Old Works
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Dashin' Idea (filly; Congaree - General Idea by General Meeting) worked 3 furlongs in :37.40 at Mountaineer. General Idea, the dam of Dashin' Idea, was a stakes winner at 2 and stakes-placed at 3 and 4, compiling an earnings total of $180,070. General Idea has produced 2 winners, one of which won as a 2-year old.
Sweet Kristen (filly; Peace Rules - Puddy Cat by Mountain Cat) worked 4 furlongs in :49.80 at Calder. Sweet Kristen, who sold for $50,000 as a 2-year old, is a half-sister to 3 winners including 2 which won as 2-year olds.
Working 4 furlongs at Saratoga was Quiet Dancer (filly; Peace Rules - Grey Ballet by Imperial Ballet (IRE)) who recorded a time of :50.89. Quiet Dancer sold for $75,000 as a 2-year old and is the 2nd foal out of stakes winner Grey Ballet who earned $175,735. As a 2-year old, Grey Ballet won the Long Gone Blues Stakes.
Also working 4 furlongs at Saratoga was Pitched Perfectly (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Musical Minister by Deputy Minister) whose time was :52.21. Pitched Perfectly was a $95,000 2-year old and is a half-brother to Minister Eric who finished 2nd in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) as a 2-year old.
Returning to the WorkTab (horses previously mentioned in this
Break (colt; Congaree - Twilight Spectre by Imp Society) - Keeneland, 5 furlongs, 1:00.20 (fastest of 7).
Dreams d'Oro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Morning Time by Gilded Time) - Lone Star Park, 5 furlongs (gate), 1:03.80.
Mario d'Oro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - No Habra Ninguna (ARG) by Parade Marshal) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs (turf), :49.02.
Penching Pennies (colt; Peace Rules - Gayle's Glory by Sword Dance (IRE)) - Evangeline Downs, 2 furlongs (gate), :25.20.
Saarman (colt; Saarland - Mil Kilates by Gold Alert) - Lone Star Park, 5 furlongs, 1:03.20.
the Halo (colt; Speightstown - Ballado's Halo by Saint Ballado) - Del Mar, 5 furlongs, 1:00.80