Seeking Validity for Ruling at the Arlington Place


August 20, 2008
Arlington Race 5
Maiden Claiming ($25,000)

6 furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 4:15 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Valid Rule
2. Some Dude
3. Lake Leelanau
4. Arlington Place
5. Atsatsuki
6. What Do You Mean
7. Cryptic Yield
8. Sunday Coach

Valid Rule (Peace Rules - Valid Bonnet by Valid Appeal) debuts at Arlington Park, where he has been working since late May. Valid Rule sold for $80,000 as a weanling and $100,000 as a yearling. Grade III stakes winner Valid Bonnet, the dam of Valid Rule, earned $387,335 and was stake-placed at 2. Valid Rule is a half-brother to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Little Bonnet. Peace Rules is the sire of 23 runners who have made 53 total starts, recording 12 wins, 6 seconds, 7 thirds, and $267,633.

Sunday Coach (Sunday Break (JPN) - Sara Lass by Cutlass), Lake Leelanau (Leelanau - Stormin Liz by Storm Boot), Arlington Place (City Place - Premier Promise by Premiership), and Cryptic Yield (High Yield - Cryptorouge by Cryptoclearance) all met in a Maiden Claiming contest at Arlington on July 25, finishing 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th respectively. Sunday Coach, who previously finished 7th on July 3 and 4th on May 26, is out of the mare, Sara Lass, who was a 2-year old winner. Sara Lass has produced 7 winners, 4 of which won as 2-year olds. Lake Leelanau is out of a winning mare who has produced one winner. Arlington Place is by freshman sire City Place whose 8 runners have made 19 collective starts, with 4 wins, 2 seconds, 1 third, and $102,318. Premier Promise, dam of Arlington Place, was a winner at 2 and earned $196,078 overall. Premier Promise has produced one winner, who did win at 2. Cryptic Yield's winning dam earned $152,507 in her career. Cryptic Yield is her first foal.

Some Dude (Dixie Union - Hedge Ratio by Unbridled) has run twice, finishing 8th on July 6 at Louisiana Downs and 7th on August 2 at Evangeline Downs. Some Dude sold for $15,000 as a 2-year old and is out of a winning mare who has produced 3 winners, including Mary Alex who was stakes-placed at 2 and 3.

Atsatsuki (Yonaguska - Darned If You Dont by Darn That Alarm) is also a veteran of 2 starts, having finished 3rd at Mountaineer on July 27 and 8th at Churchill Downs on July 3. Atsatsuki's dam was a winner who has produced 4 winners, including 2 which won at 2.

What Do You Mean (Classic Cat - Upwiththejoneses by Conquistador Cielo) is the only other debut runner in the race. He is out of a winning mare who has produced 6 winners, including 2 that won at 2.

2-Year Old Works

New to this blog

August 18

Working 4 furlongs in :51.60 at Delaware Park was Smarty's Gold (colt; Smarty Jones - Mandy's Gold by Gilded Time). Mandy's Gold, dam of Smarty's Gold, won or placed in 15 stakes and earned $1,081,744. Smarty's Gold is her first foal.

August 19

Custers Last Stand (colt; Congaree - Foxcaller by Beau Genius) worked 3 furlongs at Churchill Downs in :37.60. Custers Last Stand, who sold for $120,000 as a yearling, is out of the mare Foxcaller who was stakes-placed at 2 and 3. Foxcaller is the dam of 3 winners from three to race, including stakes-placed horses Glorified and Gangbuster.

Working 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Delaware Park was Bhangaloo Ruby (filly; Peace Rules - Long Gone Lady by All Gone). Bhangaloo Ruby sold for $110,000 as a yearling and $250,000 as a 2-year old. Her dam was a winner and has produced 2 winners from 2 to run, including Britten's Beauty, stakes-placed at 2. I was curious about the name and did a google search, but didn't find much. Bhangaloo Ruby Mines Incorporated is mentioned in the P. G. Wodehouse book, Something New. I also found an "Old Bhangaloo Good Luck/fertility mask for sale" in New Zealand.

At Evangeline Downs, Gifts for a King (colt; Saarland - Shepherd's Star by Seeking the Gold) worked 5 furlongs in 1:05.60. Gifts for a King sold for $30,000 as a yearling and is a half-brother to the winner, Vinnie's Lad.

Chattertown (filly; Speightstown - Chatter Chatter by Lost Soldier) worked 4 furlongs from the gate at Fair Hill in a time of :49.60. Chattertown brought $105,000 as a yearling and $250,000 as a 2-year old. Her dam, Chatter Chatter, was a multiple stakes winner at 2 and earned $393,940 overall.

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

August 17

Haynesfield (colt; Speightstown - Nothing Special by Tejabo) - Belmont Park, 4 furlongs, :50.09.

August 18

Broad Stone (colt; Birdstone - Broad Legacy by Broad Brush) - Belmont Park, 4 furlongs, :53.12.

Presents for Berti (colt; Congaree - Agiftfrom Bertie by Monetary Gift) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :51.40.

Free Beer (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - P J Floral by Baldski) - Hollywood Park, 4 furlongs, :51.20.

Min d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Min Elreeh by Danzig) - Aqueduct, 3 furlongs, :39.58.

Presidente d'Oro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Temis (CHI) by Lord Florey) - Skylight Training Center, 5 furlongs (gate), 1:03.00.

Sue's Update (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Sue's Update by Woodman) - Arlington, 4 furlongs, :52.00.

The Gang of Four (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - One Tough Cat by Mountain Cat) - Churchill Downs, 5 furlongs, 1:03.80.

Maggie Rules (filly; Peace Rules - Maggies Pistol by Big Pistol) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :49.36.

Tranquil Times (colt; Peace Rules - Lake Leman by Meadowlake) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :50.03.

Quite the Lady (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Separata (CHI) by Sam M) - Arlington, 4 furlongs, :48.00.

Miss Marple (filly; Saarland - Future Diamonds by Roberto) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :51.60.

Saarlight (filly; Saarland - Crystal Blaze by Spectacular Bid) - Belmont Park, 4 furlongs, :48.27.

Antigone Jones (filly; Smarty Jones - Oedy's Appeal by Valid Appeal) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :49.80.

Chef (colt; Smarty Jones - Take the Cake by Fly So Free) - Colts Neck Stable, 5 furlongs, 1:01.60.

Go Smarty Go (colt; Smarty Jones - Sarah's World by Holy Bull) - Saratoga turf training, 4 furlongs, :48.44.

Maestro and Master (colt; Smarty Jones - White Gulch by Thunder Gulch) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :52.20.

Jersey Town (colt; Speightstown - Jersey Girl by Belong to Me) - Monmouth Park, 4 furlongs, :51.80.

Paradise Playgirl (filly; Speightstown - Bigger Half by Megaturn) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :49.74.

Western Fire (colt; Speightstown - Under Fire by Gulch) - Remington Park, 4 furlongs, :52.03.

August 19

Sweetie Bird (filly; Birdstone - Kacie's Favor by Distinctive Pro) - River Downs, 5 furlongs, 1:04.00.

Dashin' Idea (filly; Congaree - General Idea by General Meeting) - Mountaineer, 3 furlongs, :37.80.

Fabriziano (filly; Congaree - Miami Blue by American Change) - Laurel, 4 furlongs, :50.40.

King Congo (colt; Congaree - Hansels' Star by Hansel) - Emerald Downs, 3 furlongs; :38.80.

Cassidys Pride (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Cassidy by Jolie's Halo) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :47.40.

Dreams d'Oro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Morning Time by Gilded Time) - Arlington Park, 4 furlongs, :51.00.

Oriental Sunshine (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Kristi's Sunshine by Miswaki) - The Thoroughbred Center, 4 furlongs, :48.60.

Cradle of Peace (colt; Peace Rules - Cat's Cradle by Flying Paster) - Fair Hill, 5 furlongs, 1:02.00.

Peace Conference (colt; Peace Rules - In Conference by Dayjur) - Fair Hill, 5 furlongs, 1:03.00.

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

Pamona Ball (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Fireman's Ball by Hennessy) - Del Mar, 4 furlongs, :47.40, fifth fastest of 33 works..

Desert Fox (colt; Saarland - Sandshell by Silver Hawk) - Churchill Downs, 5 furlongs (gate), 1:05.60.

Follow the Leader (colt; Smarty Jones - Follow Betsy by Cozzene) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs, :39.00.

Gemswick Park (filly; Speightstown - Queen's Park by Relaunch) - Belmont, 5 furlongs, 1:03.88.

Inspeightofsuccess (filly; Speightstown - Essence of Success by Deputy Minister) - Turfway Park, 5 furlongs, 1:01.60.

Munnings (colt; Speightstown - La Comete by Holy Bull) - Saratoga, 6 furlongs, 1:14.88.


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Dear Sir,

I would appreciate very much if you can tell me the name of the book or source that you get the information oertaing to how many winners the dam has thrown and the number of siblings thayt have won!

Thank You!

20 Aug 2008 7:56 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

Dr. Andrew Newman - I am not a sir, but mostly I use Thanks for reading.

20 Aug 2008 6:09 PM

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