Seeking Validity for Ruling at the Arlington Place

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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

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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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