Persistence Pays Off

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Amanwella took the early lead, with State Treasure the closest pursuer. Danceyoursocksoff (Pleasantly Perfect) came out of the gate ok, and secured a rail position. However, Danceyoursocksoff had to steady and then went steadily backwards, ending up 9th and last. Meanwhile, Persistently, who had trailed the field early, began moving on the outside. She zipped by them all to win going away. Yes, Amawella was tiring, but Persistently looks like the real deal. Can she maintain this kick when the distances get longer? Smoke Glacken on top says no, but plenty of stamina on the bottom.

Result: August 17, 2008 
Saratoga Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

Persistently
$9.90
$4.10
$2.80
Amanwella
$3.90
$3.00
State Treasure  

$3.30

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Dinner Rocks with Electricity

Frosty Flake and Strickly a Lady battled early, but they soon tired and left the lead to Tachion Storm. Pyrite Dinner, however, was always lurking after bobbling a bit at the start. On the turn, she made her move, drawing off by more than four. Birdrock (Birdstone) turned in a nice, steady race. Nothing flashy here, but a good debut. Electric Start (Congaree) once again started slow and was never much involved, although she did pass one. This one might need some gate lessons. This is the 2nd time that Electric Start has been defeated by a Pyrite horse.

Result: August 17, 2008 
Thistledown Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

Pyrite Dinner
$3.20
$2.20
$2.10
Tachion Storm
$4.00
$2.40
Birdrock  

$2.10

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Wonder Rules Schrader

Sheffield Park held the early lead, but she was soon passed by Last Wonder and Dance N Run. Those two soon separated themselves from the rest of the fillies, going head-to-head for much of the race. At the end, Last Wonder prevailed, but Dance N Run was well clear of third place Badboy Brian. Schrader Rules (Peace Rules) was off slow, but was in a decent position in the back of the leading pack. She made a bit of a move on the turn, but tired when slow to switch leads and settled for fourth.

Result: August 17, 2008 
Calder Race 8
Maiden Claiming

Last Wonder
$5.60
$2.80
$2.20
Dance N Run
$2.20
$2.10
Badboy Brian  

$3.40

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Cruise was Ready to Scoot over Scooter

Romo to T O took the early lead, but was pursued by Icon Duet. That one took the lead in the stretch, but Ready to Cruise ran down the even money favorite and won by a head. Scootin Scooter (Saarland) broke about 4th and secured a rail spot. He chased the early pace, but faded back to 6th. However, he did run evenly late and should last longer next time out.

Result: August 17, 2008 
Laurel Race 8
Maiden Special Weight

Ready to Cruise
$24.00
$9.20
$4.80
Icon Duet
$3.00
$2.60
Romo to T O  

$2.80

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2-Year Old Works

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August 17

Charro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Sassy Twister by Rhythm) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :50.20. Charro, who sold for $75,000 as a yearling, is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to 3 winners, including grade I stakes winner, Kudos.

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

August 17

Longandstrong (colt; Birdstone - Bessie's Chips by Rakeen) - Monmouth Park, 3 furlongs, :37.40.

Mine That Bird (colt; Birdstone - Mining My Own by Smart Strike) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:04.40.

Audible (colt; Congaree - Miss Marcia by Mr. Greeley) - Belmont, 4 furlongs, :47.92.

Bear's Marie (filly; Congaree - White Line by Expelled) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :51.80.

Mimsa (filly; Congaree - Majestic Report by Corporate Report) - Louisiana Downs, 4 furlongs, :53.80.

Oconee (colt; Congaree - Chenoa by Wild Again) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, :59.00, fastest of 79.

C. S. Silk (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Remember the Day by Settlement Day) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :47.40.

Caffe D' Oro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Dr. Redoubtable by Storm Cat) - Monmouth Park, 5 furlongs, 1:02.60.

Glory Gold (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Gayla by Lord Gaylord) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :52.03.

Greenapple Martini (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Trishyde Slew by Seattle Slew) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:02.60.

Prolific (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Quadrahope by Quadratic) - Monmouth Park, 4 furlongs, :50.60.

Hippie Princess (filly; Peace Rules - Royal Pelliknow by Raja's Revenge) - Calder, 4 furlongs, :50.20.

Loving Roe Is Easy (filly; Peace Rules - Miss What a Day by Miswaki) - Monmouth Park, 4 furlongs, :50.00.

Peace Above All (filly; Peace Rules - Pleasant Glory by Honour and Glory) - Delaware Park, 4 furlongs, :49.40.

Promise Me Merlot (colt; Peace Rules - Promise Me Magic by Pentelicus) - Calder, 6 furlongs, 1:18.40.

Bedtime Story (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Fairy Tale by Seattle Slew) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:00.60.

Perfect for a Run (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Unbridled Ashley by Unbridled) - Monmouth Park, 4 furlongs, :49.40.

Collegiate (filly; Saarland - La Sorbonne (ARG) by Southern Halo) - Saratoga, 5 furlongs, 1:00.47.

Me You and Her (filly; Smarty Jones - Toi Et Moi by Deputy Minister) - Monmouth, 4 furlongs, :50.40.

Adastraperaspera (filly; Speightstown - Miss Turlington by Seattle Slew) - Belmont Park, 3 furlongs, :37.42.

Mullins Beach (filly; Speightstown - Treasure Beach by Silver Deputy) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs Turf Training, 1:01.60.

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