The Rule is Not Yet Valid; Midnight Seeks a Break

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This one was over for favorite Valid Rule (Peace Rules) almost before it began. As the gates opened, Valid Rule wheeled and dropped Inez Karlsson and attempted to return to the barn. Neither horse nor rider was injured, but Valid Rule will have to wait for another day. Meanwhile, among those horses running straight, Arlington Place took the advantage. He continued on this course and won by 5, to become City Place's 5th winner. Atsatsuki chased, but couldn't gain any ground. Sunday Coach closed well to take the third spot.

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

Arlington Place
Sunday Coach  


Equibase Chart

Midnight Seeks a Break in the Gallatin Forest Under Quinn's Moon

August 21, 2008
Presque Isle Downs Race 1
Maiden Special Weight

6.5 furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 5:30 PM

P Horse
1. Prince Repent
2. Macho Toro
3. Talon
4. Quinn's Moon
5. Paiute
6. Midnight Break
7. Tenmor
8. Gallatin Forest

Midnight Break (Congaree - Twilight Spectre by Imp Society) debuts at Presque Isle Downs, after scratching out of race at Arlington Park on August 9. Midnight Break has been working, mostly at Keeneland, since early June. Midnight Break is a half-brother to 3 winners, including grade III stakes winner Ethan Man. Ethan Man was a debut winner at 2 and earned $227,294 in his career. Congaree is the sire of 23 runners who have made 38 total starts, recording 7 wins, 5 seconds, and 3 thirds, and $254,666.

Paiute (Indian Charlie - Puget Dancer by Seattle Dancer), Prince Repent (Repent - Great Impulse by Imperial Falcon), and Quinn's Moon (Malibu Moon - Hot Communicator by Phone Trick) met on July 26 at Presque Isle, finishing 2nd, 5th, and 6th respectively. Paiute, who previoiusly finished 9th at Churchill Downs on July 5, sold for $22,000 as a yearling. He is out of a winning mare who has produced one winner. Prince Repent was a $67,000 2-year old and is out of the stakes-placed mare, Great Impulse. Great Impulse has produced 5 winners, including Lil Personalitee who won the Eclipse Handicap (CAN-III). Quinn's Moon, who sold for $160,000 at 2, previously finished 5th at Presque Isle on June 13. His dam was a winner at 2 and 3 and has produced the winner, Hot Tizzy.

The only other entrant with experience is Tenmor (Tenpins - Miss Winmor by Northern Baby), who finished 3rd at Mountaineer on July 18, and 5th at Churchill Downs on July 5. Tenmor is by first-crop sire Tenpins, whose 13 runners have made 38 total starts recording 2 wins, 5 seconds and 4 thirds. Tenmor's dam was stakes-placed and has produced 6 winners, half of which won at 2.

Macho Toro (Macho Uno - Evening Hush by Saint Ballado) sold for $40,000 as a yearling. Evening Hush, dam of Macho Toro, was 2 for 2 as a 2-year old, and won the Old Hat Stakes at 3. Evening Hush has produced 2 winners, including Night Sky who won the Sunny's Halo Stakes at 2, and who has earned $230,856 through 2008.

Selling for $31,000 at 2 was Gallatin Forest (Forest Wildcat - Earthly Angel by Crafty Prospector), who is a half- or full-brother to 3 winners.

Talon (Yes It's True - by Forest Wildcat) is half-brother to 3 winners, including Sentry who finished 3rd in the Kentucky Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) as a 2-year old.

2-Year Old Works

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August 20

Con Lover (filly; Congaree - Timeless Love by Gilded Time) worked 3 furlongs at Churchill Downs in :37.20. Timeless Love, dam of Con Lover, was a stakes winner at 2 and 4 and earned $179,448 overall.

Working 4 furlongs in :51.20 at Assiniboia Downs was Smart Chic (filly; Smarty Jones - Sweet Screamer by Belong to Be). Smart Chic is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare, Sweet Screamer. Sweet Screamer's first foal was a winner at 2.

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

August 20

Milord (colt; Birdstone - Lady d'Accord by D'Accord) - Belmont Park, 3 furlongs, :38.21.

S. S. Stone (colt; Birdstone - Sing and Swing by Dixieland Band) - Del Mar, 5 furlongs, 1:01.60.

Bear Onamission (colt; Congaree - Milagra by Maria's Mon) - Woodbine, 3 furlongs, :37.20.

Don't You Linger (colt; Congaree - So Long Dearie by D'Accord) - Saratoga, 5 furlongs, 1:03.46.

Arcodoro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Northern Gulch by Gulch) - Del Mar, 3 furlongs, :37.80.

Figlia d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Runaway Chanel by Runaway Groom) - Delaware Park, 5 furlongs, 1:03.20.

Iqbaal (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Queen's Lady by Storm Cat) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :37.68.

Party Hard (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Keys to the Heart by Wild Again) - Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs, 1:01.80.

Retraceable (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Embraceable by Dehere) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:00.60.

Dial Four Peace (Peace Rules - Four O One Katie by Marquetry) - Hollywood Park, 3 furlongs, :37.60.

Lippy Rules (filly; Peace Rules - Jive Talker by Time for a Change) - Hollywood Park, 4 furlongs, :48.40.

Perfectionism (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Soldera by Polish Numbers) - Hollywood Park, 3 furlongs, :38.40.

Himynameissarah (filly; Saarland - Pacific Island by Grand Slam) - Remington Park, 4 furlongs, :50.50.

Katolak Cowboy (colt; Saarland - Tide Cat by Storm Cat) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :48.60.

Saarlanddisourland (filly; Saarland - Crypto Kate by Tabasco Cat) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :49.66.

Dr. Smarty Jack (colt; Smarty Jones – Hoh Buzzard (IRE) by Alhaarth (IRE)) - Belmont, 3 furlongs, :37.74.

Haynesfield (colt; Speightstown - Nothing Special by Tejabo) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :37.01.

Zak's in Town (colt; Speightstown - Zakcat by Vilzak) - Fair Hill, 5 furlongs (gate), 1:02.00.

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