Saarlandisourland Seeks Prolific Glory

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August Wins Despite a Rush from Nan

You could tell during the load for this race that it was composed mostly of first-time starters. First, Nan kept bucking every time she started to enter the gate (but loaded fine after Edgar Prado hopped off). Then, when they were loading Scintillation, they shoved her in and she came right out the other side. However, the other fillies stood quietly while she was maneuvered back in. At the break, Scintillation stumbled and Stone Legacy (Birdstone) was squeezed. Scintillation recovered, but Stone Legacy's race was pretty much over at that point. She jogged around the track in twelfth. Meanwhile, up front, August Rush went right to the lead with Remedy pursuing. Remedy tired, but several fillies were closing, including Nan whose progress was stopped in traffic. Nan was flying at the end, but too late to catch August Rush. Also closing well at the end was Scintillation. Nan is definitely one to watch in the future, as she showed a willingness to go between horses that you often don't see in young horses, and she has that acceleration that you look for in a turf horse.

Result: July 28, 2008 
Saratoga Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

August Rush


Equibase Chart

Code Runs Over Pick's Express

Purely by Chance took the early lead with Pick's Express (Speightstown) chasing. Code Runner was stalking and went by the top pair, drawing off to win by more than 3. B B's Song came from off the pace to take second money. Pick's Express tired to third. It was interesting to watch the tote board in this one. The first click that I saw had B B's Song at 2-5 and Pick's Express at 40-1. When they came out of the gate, Pick's Express was 8-5 and B B's Song 4-1 (the winner, Code Runner, was 3-1).

Result: July 28, 2008 
Calder Race 8

Code Runner
B B's Song

Pick's Express  


Equibase Chart

Sarlanddisourland and Glory Gold will be Sneakin Up

July 30, 2008
Saratoga Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

5.5 furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
New York-bred
Post Time: 1:35 PM HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Helen's Lady
2. Saarlandisourland
3. Glory Gold
4. Best for Last
5. Sneakin Up
6. Larcenous Lady
7. Dixie Time Thief
8. Akilina

Saarlandisourland (Saarland - Crypto Kate by Tabasco Cat) returns after running 8th (and last) the whole way round in her debut on July 4 at Belmont Park. Since that race, she has had one 5 furlong work at Belmont Park. Saarland has had 10 runners who have made 17 starts, recording 2 wins, 5 seconds, and 5 thirds, and earnings of $80,633. 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.

One of Saarlandisourland's opponents this time, is first-time starter, Glory Gold (Medaglia d'Oro - Gayla by Lord Gaylord). 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. Medaglia d'Oro's 20 runners have made 34 total starts, recording 7 wins, 3 seconds, and 6 thirds, and $243,486.

Finishing 2nd on July 4, in front of Saarlanddisourland, was Akilina (Langfuhr - Fahamore by Gulch). Akilina is a half-sister to the 2-year old winner, Blue Devil Bel, who has earned $68,770 through 2008.

Sneakin Up (Hook and Ladder - Tricky Move by Tricky Creek) and Helen's Lady (Belong to Me - Ms Jaguar Type by Gilded Time) met on June 25 at Belmont Park with Sneakin Up finishing 2nd and Helen's Lady 5th. 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. Sneakin Up also finished 4th at Belmont on July 9. Helen's Lady was a $60,000 yearling and is out of the winning mare Ms Jaguar Type. Ms Jaquar Type has produced the 2-year old winner, Megan's World, who has earned $89,334 through 2008.

Finishing behind Sneakin Up in 6th on July 9, was Larcenous Lady (Cat Thief - Gift for the Lady by Pentelicus). The dam of Larcenous Lady was a winner of $47,298 who produced 2 winners from 2 to race, both of which won as 2-year olds.

Unraced Dixie Time Thief (Dixie Union - Twotime by Two Punch) sold for $100,000 as a yearling. Dixie Time Thief's dam, Twotime, earned $310,974. She also won one race and placed second in three others as a 2-year old. Twotime has produced 3 winners from 3 to race.

Debut runner Best for Last (A. P. Jet - High Road's Last by Ormsby) is a full-sister to winner High Road's First.

Will the Stretch-Out be Prolific?

July 30, 2008
Monmouth Race 3
Maiden Claiming ($40,000 - $50,000)

1 Mile
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 1:45 PM TVG

P Horse
1. Aspiring Nick
2. Prolific
3. Dear Cat
4. Grand Gulch
5. Ghost Five
6. Naughty and Bold

Our first race at a mile. Should be fun. All of the horses are experienced, but none has run farther than 5 furlongs.

Prolific (Medaglia d'Oro - Quadrahope by Quadratic) makes his 3rd start at Monmouth Park after finishing 5th on June 20 and 6th on July 18. In both of those starts, Prolific acted up in the post parade. It will be interesting to see how he reacts to the distance increase. Prolific is out of a mare who won once and placed 2nd once in 2 2-year old starts. Selling for $37,000 as a yearling, Prolific is a half-brother to 5 winners including El Prado Essence who earned $890,281 and won or placed in 16 stakes. As a 2-year old, El Prado Essence won her debut and finished 3rd in the Ontario Debutante Stakes.

Finishing behind Prolific (in 8th place) on July 18 was Naughty and Bold (Full Mandate - Kissin the Breeze by Kissin Kris), who previously had finished 4th on June 27. Naughty and Bold, who sold for $20,000 as a 2-year old, is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to 4 winners, 2 of which won as 2-year olds.

Dear Cat (Catienus - Dear by Island Whirl) has made three starts, 2 at 4.5 furlongs and most recently at 5 furlongs on June 29. Dear Cat is the 2nd foal out of a winning mare who is a full-sister to Foreverness who won or placed in 8 stakes including a win in the Fort Macy Handicap (gr. III). Overall, Foreverness earned $388,375.

Making his third start is Ghost Five (Grand Slam - Unsurpassed by Unbridled), who finished 6th at 4.5 furlongs on June 17, and 5th at 5 furlongs on June 26. Ghost Five is the only horse without Monmouth experience, as he previously ran at Calder. A $13,000 yearling, Ghost Five is out of a mare who was a 2-year old winner and earned $108,780 in her career. Ghost Five is her 2nd foal and the first to reach the races.

Grand Gulch (Gulch - Capote's Niner by Capote) made his only start on June 6, where he finished 5th in a 5 furlong race. Selling for $45,000 as a yearling, Grand Gulch's dam was a winner and she has produced one winner from one to race.

Aspiring Nick (Graeme Hall - Aspiring Sue by Proof) lone start was a 4.5 furlong contest on May 18 in which he was 6th. Aspiring Sue, dam of Aspiring Nick, was a winner and has produced 2 winners.

Lord Shanakill at Goodwood

At Goodwood on July 30, Lord Shanakill (Speightstown - Green Room by Theatrical (IRE)) has been entered in the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Eng-II). It will be Lord Shanakill's 4th start. In his most recent start, he finished 3rd in the Coventry Stakes (Eng-II). The entries for this race can be viewed here. Read more about the race here.

2-Year Old Works

New to this blog

July 26

Working 3 furlongs at Lambholm South Training Center was First and Foremost (filly; Speightstown - Wingover by Rahy). First and Foremost sold for $55,000 as a 2-year old. She is out of a stakes-placed mare and is a half-sister to one winner.

July 28

Maestro and Master (colt; Smarty Jones - White Gulch by Thunder Gulch) worked 3 furlongs in :37.30 at Churchill Downs. Maestro and Master, who sold for $650,000 as a yearling, is the first foal out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to 10 winners including grade II stakes winner, Phantom On Tour. Phantom On Tour earned $724,605 in his career and won 2 stakes as a 2-year old.

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

July 26

Bella d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro - Rangoon Belle by Alysheba) - Vinery Stable, 4 furlongs, :48.00.

Dial Four Peace (Peace Rules - Four O One Katie by Marquetry) - Vinery Stable, 4 furlongs, :50.40.

July 28

Normansbirdie (filly; Birdstone - She's a Cool Cat by Mountain Cat) - Calder, 4 furlongs, :50.60.

Tbilisi (filly; Birdstone - Tripp Trial by Skip Trial) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:02.20.

Wear Blush (filly; Congaree - Tifonica (ARG) by Equalize) - Del Mar, 5 furlongs, 1:01.00.

Absolutelymaybe (filly; Peace Rules - Maybe in May by Miswaki) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :50.00.

Hippie Princess (filly; Peace Rules - Royal Pelliknow by Raja's Revenge) - Calder, 4 furlongs, :51.00.

Pamona Ball (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Fireman's Ball by Hennessy) - Del Mar, 4 furlongs, :48.00.

Regent Street (colt; Saarland - Regents Signet by Commemorate) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :51.40.

Saarbright (colt; Saarland - Lady Sabrina by Patton) - Arlington Park, 4 furlongs, :48.20.

Sargon (colt; Saarland - Cherished Jewel by Private Account) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs; 1:00.80.

Go Smarty Go (colt; Smarty Jones - Sarah's World by Holy Bull) - Saratoga, 5 furlongs, 1:01.82.

Dukes Alley (colt; Speightstown - Mount Hillaby by Colonial Affair) - Winding Oaks Farm, 3 furlongs, :42.00.

In Speight of It (colt; Speightstown - Honest Deceiver by Is It True) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :38.04.

July 29

Birdcaper (colt; Birdstone - Sweet Caper by Cape Town) - Calder, 3 furlongs, :36.40.

Breakwithtradition (colt; Birdstone - Princess Penny by Joyeux Danseur) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:03.00.

Winestone (filly; Birdstone - Miz Dixie by Dixieland Band) - Philadelphia, 3 furlongs, :38.02.

King Congo (colt; Congaree - Hansels' Star by Hansel) - Emerald Downs, 4 furlongs; :48.00.

Payton d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Jealous and Jaded by Jade Hunter) - Delaware Park, 4 furlongs (gate), :47.00.

The Gang of Four (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - One Tough Cat by Mountain Cat) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs (muddy), :51.80.

Cradle of Peace (colt; Peace Rules - Cat's Cradle by Flying Paster) - Fair Hill, 3 furlongs, :49.80.

R B Keep Peace (filly; Peace Rules - Mrs. M by Mecke) - Calder, 4 furlongs, :50.80.

Tiger Rules (colt; Peace Rules - Danzig Tiger by Danzig Connection) - Fair Hill, 5 furlongs, 1:02.00.

Perfect Footprint (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Pedicure by Mr. Prospector) - Belmont Park, 3 furlongs, :39.87.

Desert Fox (colt; Saarland - Sandshell by Silver Hawk) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :52.00.

River Saar (filly; Saarland - One Neat Trick by Phone Trick) - Mountaineer, 4 furlongs, :49.60.

Fufty Too (colt; Speightstown - Cape North by Capote) - Arlington Park, 5 furlongs, 1:03.40.

Paradise Playgirl (filly; Speightstown - Bigger Half by Megaturn) - Saratoga, 5 furlongs, 1:00.55.

Reynaldothewizard (colt; Speightstown - Holiday Runner by Meadowlake) - Saratoga, 5 furlongs, :59.44.

Speight of Hand (colt; Speightstown - Hitch by Cox's Ridge) - Saratoga, 5 furlongs, 1:00.25.

Wickedly Spicey (filly; Speightstown - Star of Wicklow by Fast Play) - Saratoga, 5 furlongs, :37.80.

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