Needless to Say Hopes to Score

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Needless to Say Hopes to Score One More for One Royal Story

July 22, 2008
Philadelphia Park Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 2:04 PM

P Horse
1. Saintly Rose
2. Our Lady Chapel
3. Slew All Over
4. Score One More
5. Needless to Say
6. Brave Love
7. Chiffies Roan
8. One Royal Story
9. Darci
10. Creme de Cuvee
AE Reine des Lions
AE Kentucky Justice

Needless to Say (Peace Rules - Expected Temper by Valid Expectations) returns after finishing a non-threatening 6th first time out on July 5. Hopefully, she has learned something from that experience. Needless to Say is out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to four winners including Tempered Appeal who was a stakes winner as a 2-year old.

Finishing just behind Needless to Say in 7th on July 5 was Kentucky Justice (Tenpins - Syrian Silence by Damascus) who is on the AE list for this race. Kentucky Justice is out of an unraced Damascus mare who has produced 7 winners including 3 which won as 2-year olds.

The only other experienced horse in the field is One Royal Story (Chapel Royal - Inside Story by Moscow Ballet). One Royal Story, who sold for $69,000 as a 2-year old, finished 4th in her only start at Delaware Park on June 28. Inside Story, the dam of One Royal Story, was a 2-year old winner and she has produced 2 winners from two to run including 2-year old winner Philadelphia Moon. One Royal Story is by freshman sire Chapel Royal, who has sired 32 runners who have made 61 total starts, recording 8 wins, 6 seconds, and 6 thirds and earnings of $215,140.

Chapel Royal is also the sire of Our Lady Chapel (Chapel Royal - Chic Anita by Regal Search) who was a $25,000 2-year old. Our Lady Chapel's dam was a stakes winner who earned $134,600. She has produced 2 winners.

Leading first-crop sire Lion Heart is the sire of Darci (Lion Heart - Teerrific Sue by Turkoman) and Reine des Lions (Lion Heart - Moments Delight by General Assembly). Lion Heart's 20 runners have made 36 total starts, registering 11 wins, 4 seconds, and 4 thirds and $421,753 in earnings. Darci, who was a $115,000 yearling, is out of a mare who was a stakes winner at 2 and earned $129,082 overall. Darci is a half-sister to 2 winners. Moments Delight, dam of Reine des Lions who sold for $65,000 as a 2-year old, was a winner of $40,954. Moments Delight has produced 10 winners including stakes winner Sleetwood Mac who earned $287,813.

First-crop sire, Even the Score, is the sire of Score One More (Even the Score - Snap to It by Honour and Glory) who brought $50,000 as a 2-year old. Even the Score's ten starters have made a collective 18 starts, registering 1 win, 3 seconds, and 4 thirds. Score One More's dam, Snap to It, is a half-sister to 7 winners including stakes winner Sea Dub who earned $365,343.

Also by a first-crop sire is Creme de Cuvee (Cuvee - Mary Linoa by L'Emigrant) whose sire Cuvee has sired 19 runners who have made 40 total starts with 2 wins, 7 seconds, and 5 thirds. Mary Linoa, dam of Creme de Cuvee, was a group I winner in France as a 2-year old and earned $199,363. Mary Linoa has produced 5 winners including stakes winner Marrast who earned $336,484.

Selling for $85,000 as a yearling was Brave Love (Indian Charlie - Loveswept by Clever Trick). Brave Love is out of a 2-year old winning mare who has produced 8 winners, 4 of which won at 2.

Saintly Rose (Graeme Hall - Pinta by Carson City) is a half-sister to 3 winners including Rojo Toro who won the San Rafal Stakes (gr. II). Rojo Toro was also 2 for 2 as a 2-year old and earned $268,917 in his career.

Plain All Over, dam of Slew All Over (Matty G. - Plain All Over by Jimmy Plains), won or placed in 11 stakes including 3 as a 2-year old and earned $175,754. Plain All Over has produced 8 winners including stakes winner Over Protected who earned $132,011.

Chiffies Roan (Tekken (IRE) - Genial Hostess by Beau Genius) is out of a winning mare and is a half- or full-sister to 5 winners.

2-Year Old Works

New to this blog

July 21

D'oro Diablo (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Dancehall Floozy by Paramount Jet) worked 2 furlongs at Woodbine in :24.60. D'oro Diablo's dam was a winner and has produced 4 winners from 4 to race including Dancehall Deelites who was stakes-placed as a 2-year old.

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

July 20

Conseated Lady (filly; Congaree - Seattle Stardust by Slew City Slew) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :37.84.

Quiet Dancer (filly; Peace Rules - Grey Ballet by Imperial Ballet (IRE)) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :50.84.

Cottage Industry (filly; Saarland - Act Stormy by Storm Creek) - Belmont, 3 furlongs, :38.81.

Go Smarty Go (colt; Smarty Jones - Sarah's World by Holy Bull) - Saratoga, 5 furlongs, 1:01.87.

Spot On (filly; Speightstown - Cedar Knolls by Broad Brush) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :51.72.

July 21

Normansbirdie (filly; Birdstone - She's a Cool Cat by Mountain Cat) - Calder, 4 furlongs, :49.80.

Tbilisi (filly; Birdstone - Tripp Trial by Skip Trial) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:02.80.

Congaree Park (colt; Congaree - King's Daughter by Ferdinand) - Hollywood, 4 furlongs, :48.80.

Laguna de Oro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Blue Lagoon by Saint Ballado) - Belmont Park, 5 furlongs (gate), 1:02.94.

Retraceable (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Embraceable by Dehere) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs turf, 1:00.80.

The Gang of Four (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - One Tough Cat by Mountain Cat) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :49.60.

Absolutelymaybe (filly; Peace Rules - Maybe in May by Miswaki) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :50.40.

Hippie Princess (filly; Peace Rules - Royal Pelliknow by Raja's Revenge) - Calder, 3 furlongs, :36.20.

Trifecta King (filly; Peace Rules - Mamita by Unbridled) - Del Mar, 4 furlongs, :48.40.

Pitched Perfectly (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Musical Minister by Deputy Minister) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :50.01.

Quite the Lady (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Separata (CHI) by Sam M) - Arlington, 4 furlongs, :49.80.

First Magnitude (colt; Saarland - Fapindy by A. P. Indy) - Arlington, 6 furlongs, 1:17.40.

Regent Street (colt; Saarland - Regents Signet by Commemorate) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :49.40.

Smart N Lonely (filly; Smarty Jones - Lonely Girl by Relaunch) - Del Mar, 3 furlongs, :36.80.

Gemswick Park (filly; Speightstown - Queen's Park by Relaunch) - Belmont Park, 4 furlongs, :49.12.

Greer Lynn (filly; Speightstown - Roll Over Baby by Rollin On Over) - Churchill Downs, 5 furlongs, 1:02.40.

Haynesfield (colt; Speightstown - Nothing Special by Tejabo) - Belmont Park, 5 furlongs, 1:02.94.

Munnings (colt; Speightstown - La Comete by Holy Bull) - Belmont Park, 5 furlongs (gate), 1:00.61.

Speight the Halo (colt; Speightstown - Ballado's Halo by Saint Ballado) - Del Mar, 5 furlongs, :59.60.

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