Katolak Cowboy Tries to Live the Allowance Dash

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River Saar No Match for Foo Foo

The five runners (Secret Moment and Tachion Storm were scratched) came out as a group, but soon sorted themselves out with Daily Confession and Trial Balloon on the lead, Cuyahoga River and River Saar (Saarland) in the back, and Madame Foo Foo in the middle. Daily Confession and Trial Balloon battled into the stretch, where they were passed by Madame Foo Foo. River Saar started picking them up on the turn, but flattened out and ended up where she started, in fifth. I did notice some tail swishing in reaction to the whip.

Result: September 4, 2008 
Presque Isle Downs
Maiden Claiming

Madame Foo Foo
$7.20
$3.40

Daily Confession
$3.20

Trial Balloon  


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Speight Tries to Hand Defeat to his Rivals

September 5, 2008
Belmont Park Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

6 furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 1:32 PM HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Ventana
2. Celestial Diamond
3. Speight of Hand
4. Prince Charming
5. St. Augustine
6. Oskar Hval
7. Conservative

Speight of Hand (Speightstown - Hitch by Cox's Ridge), who has been working at Saratoga, debuts at 6 furlongs at Belmont Park. Speight of Hand, who sold for $140,000 as a yearling, is out of the stakes winner Hitch. Hitch won or placed in 10 stakes, including one at 2, and earned $425,561. Hitch was also a debut winner at 2, and is the dam of 6 winners. Speightstown's 25 runners, who have made 42 total starts, recording 7 wins, 9 seconds, 9 thirds, and earnings of $458,068.

Only two horses have experience in the race. Celestial Diamond (Malibu Moon - National Pastime by Polish Numbers) was 5th in his only start, at Saratoga on August 13. He sold for $230,000 as a yearling and $700,000 as a 2-year old. He is the first foal out of the mare National Pastime, a 2-year old winner who earned $113,216 overall. Prince Charming (Vindication - Mulrainy by Star de Naskra) finished 6th in his only start, at Belmont on July 17. Prince Charming, who sold for $130,000 as a yearling, is the 2nd foal out of Mulrainy who won or placed in 9 stakes and earned $516,093. As a 2-year old, Mulrainy was stakes-placed.

Grade I winner Oh What a Windfall, dam of Conservative (Unbridled's Song - Oh What a Windfall by Seeking the Gold), won or placed in 6 grades stakes, including wins in the Matron (gr. I) and the Tempted (gr. III) at 2. Oh What a Windfall has produced one winner. Oh What a Windfall is also a full-sister to champion Heavenly Prize.

Ventana (Toccet - Full Figure by Polish Numbers), by first-crop sire Toccet, sold for $147,000 as a yearling and $410,000 at 2. Toccet has sired 24 runners, who have made a combined 64 starts, recording 7 wins, 9 seconds, 9 thirds, and $169,162. Ventana is out of a winning mare, who has produced one winner.

Selling for $220,000 as a yearling was Oskar Hval (Distorted Humor - Showmetothevilla by Pancho Villa), who is out of the stakes winner Showmetothevilla. Showmetothevilla, who won the Texas Stallion Stakes at 2, earned $126,281 in her career. Oskar Hval is her first foal.

St. Augustine (Point Given - Saratoga Lady by Deputy Minister) is the 2nd foal out of an unraced mare, who is a daughter of champion Lite Light and a half-sister to stakes winners Gaily Egret, Saddad, and Nite Light.

Into My Soul with Precious Beans

September 5, 2008
Belmont Park Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

1 mile turf
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 2:36 PM HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Insider
2. Sovereign Fund
3. Solidify
4. Precious Beans
5. Chasing Eagles
6. Elusive Bluff
7. Evolutionist
8. Ain't No Star
9. The Spanish Life
10. Invisible Star
11. New York Bobby
12. Cause of Freedom
AE Into My Soul
MTO They're Late

Precious Beans (Medaglia d'Oro - Precious Feather by Gone West) makes his 5th start, and Into My Soul (Pleasantly Perfect - Stop Traffic by Cure the Blues) will try to make his 3rd start (he's on the AE list) on the turf at Belmont on Sept 5. Neither has run on the turf, but both have worked on the surface. Last time out, they met in a 7 furlong race at Saratoga on August 15, a race originally scheduled for the turf. In that race, Precious Beans finished 6th and Into My Soul 7th. Precious Beans' previously finished 3rd on June 27 and June 4 (both at Churchill Downs), and 6th on April 26 (at Calder). Precious Beans' dam, Precious Feather, was a stakes winner who earned $257,441, including second place finishes in the Azalea (gr. III) and Turfway Breeders' Cup (gr. III). Precious Feather is the dam of 2 winners, one of which won as a 2-year old. Medaglia d'Oro's 29 runners have made 62 total starts, registering 11 wins, 8 seconds, and 8 thirds, and $428,223. Into My Soul finished 6th previously, at Saratoga on July 25. Stop Traffic, the dam of Into My Soul, earned $864,518 and won or placed in 18 stakes including victories in the Ballerina (gr. I) and the Santa Monica (gr. I). Stop Traffic also won her 2-year old debut. Into My Soul is a half-brother to one winner. Pleasantly Perfect's 10 runners have made 19 total starts, recording 2 wins, 2 seconds, 4 thirds, and $97,655.

Also coming out of the August 15 race at Saratoga are Insider (Out of Place - Doe River by Kris S.) and Evolutionist (El Prado (IRE) - Dream Supreme by Seeking the Gold), who finished 4th and 5th respectively. Insider, who previously was 4th at Saratoga on July 31, is out of the winning mare, Doe River. Doe River has produced 2 winners, both of which won at 2. Evolutionist is out of grade I stakes winner and millionaire, Dream Supreme. Dream Supreme won or placed in 10 graded stakes and was 2 for 2 as a 2-year old. Dream Supreme is the dam of Majestic Warrior, who won the 2007 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I).

Only two of the entrants have turf experience. Solidify (Alajwad - Kali Dearest by Dearest Doctor) finished 9th in a mile and a sixteenth turf race at Saratoga on August 25. Previously, he was 6th on the dirt on August 9. Solidify is by first-year sire Alajwad whose 13 runners have made 36 total starts, recording 2 wins, 4 seconds, 5 thirds, and $31,948. Kali Dearest, dam of Solidify, was a winner and has produced 8 winners, including stakes winners I'mnaughtyandnice and Grooms Derby.

The other turf experienced horse is Invisible Star (Invisible Ink - She Is Here by Kris S.), who was 6th in a 6 furlong turf race at Belmont on July 11, behind future stakes winner Bittel Road. Invisible Star is a half-brother to 2 winners, including Valentine Light who was a 2-year old winner and was stakes-placed as a 3-year old. Valentine Light earned $111,105 in her career.

A veteran of one dirt start is Ain't No Star (Haint - Eastern Star by Star de Naskra), who finished 8th at Saratoga on August 6. Eastern Star, dam of Ain't No Star, was stakes-placed as a 2-year old and has produced 6 winners. Among these winners is Prado Star, who was stakes-placed at 2.

The Spanish Life (Spanish Steps - Life's an E Ticket by Deposit Ticket) has run twice on dirt, finishing 7th on August 15, and 6th on July 25. Both of these races were at Saratoga. The Spanish Life is by first-crop Spanish Steps, a full-brother to Unbridled's Song, whose 15 runners have made 32 total starts recording 2 wins, 4 seconds, 1 third, and $63,429. Life's an E Ticket, dam of The Spanish Life, was stakes-placed and earned $142,445. She has produced one winner.

Also by Spanish Steps is unraced New York Bobby (Spanish Steps - Fire Queen by Fire Dancer). New York Bobby, who is out of a mare who was a 2-year old winner, is a half-brother to 4 winners, 2 of which won at 2.

First-time starter Chasing Eagles (Dixie Union - Tee Off by Thunder Gulch) was a $100,000 yearling. He is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to 7 winners, including Tactile a stakes winner on the turf and dirt, and No Kings who was stakes-placed on the turf.

Debut runner Elusive Bluff (Elusive Quality - Megans Bluff by Pine Bluff) was a $50,000 yearling. Megans Bluff, the dam of Elusive Bluff, was a graded stakes winner on the turf (and the dirt), who earned $743,263.

Also debuting in this one are Sovereign Fund (Giant's Causeway - Colonial Play by Pleasant Colony) and Cause of Freedom (Alphabet Soup - Lady Liberty by Unbridled). Colonial Play, the dam of Sovereign Fund, won the Orchid Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf and earned $244,679. Colonial Play has produced 2 winners, including stakes winner Marsh Side who was stakes-placed on the turf. Cause of Freedom is the first foal out of a turf winning mare.

On the MTO list for the race is They're Late (Mineshaft - Whitewater by Forestry), who finished 6th in his only start, a 6 furlong maiden race at Saratoga. They're Late brought $190,000 as a yearling.

A Second Chance for Second Glance

September 5, 2008
Laurel Park Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

6 furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 2:38 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Quickquestionforya
2. Regretable Romance
3. Smart Odds
4. Second Glance
5. Combinate
6. Hannah's Dowery
7. Undisputed Legend
8. Singin to the Max
9. Cherokee Ribbon
10. Blind Date

Second Glance (Smarty Jones - Worth a Look by Sword Dance (IRE)) makes her 2nd start, after finishing 5th in her debut at Laurel on August 13. In that race, she came out of the gate, smacked into an opponent and held a brief lead before tiring. Second Glance is a half-sister to one winner and her dam is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winners Class Kris and Patriot Act. Patriot Act was also stakes-placed at 2. Smarty Jones is the sire of 10 runners, who have made 16 total starts, recording 4 wins and 1 second and 1 third, and earnings of $125,715.

Also returning from the August 13 race is Hannah's Dowery (Stephen Got Even - Rich Legacy by Polish Numbers), who was 2nd that day. Hannah's Dowery is the first foal out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winners Blue Sky Princess and Vaguely Rich.

Cherokee Ribbon (Cherokee Run - Ribbon Cane by Allen's Prospect) has made two starts at Delaware Park, finishing 5th on June 28 and 2nd on July 26. Ribbon Cane, the dam of Cherokee Ribbon, was a stakes winner who earned $270,998. Cherokee Ribbon is her first foal.

Another veteran of two starts is Quickquestionforya (Partner's Hero - Kelly's Question by Mr. Greeley), who has run twice on the turf. She finished 8th at Colonial Downs on July 4, and 4th at Laurel on August 15. Quickquestionforya is the 2nd foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 8 winners.

Singin to the Max (Max's Pal - Permit Denied by Citidancer) finished 5th in her only start, a Maiden Special Weight contest at Charles Town on August 23. Singin to the Max is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Freshman sire Domestic Dispute is the sire of Undisputed Legend (Domestic Dispute - Lunar's Legend by Polish Numbers), who finished 6th in her only start at Delaware Park on August 10. Domestic Dispute has sired 6 runners, who have made 11 starts, recording 2 wins and a third. Undisputed Legend, who sold for $42,000 as a yearling, is out of the winning mare, Lunar's Legend. Lunar's Legend has produced 4 winners, including Celestial Legend who was 4 for 4 at 2. These 4 wins including 2 stakes victories.

Combinate (Volponi - Lunar Antics by Hay Halo) has made one start on the turf at Colonial Downs, finishing 7th on August 2. Combinate is out of a 2-year old winning mare, who has produced 6 winners from 7 to race.

Debut runner Regretable (Repent - Kiss Me Twice by Kissin Kris) is by Repent, who has just been relocated to Vinery in Kentucky. Regretable is the first foal out of stakes winner Kiss Me Twice, who earned $146,361 in her career.

Also making their first starts are Smart Odds (Smart Strike - Cruise Along by Runaway Groom) and Blind Date (Not For Love - Snit by Fit to Fight). Cruise Along, the dam of Smart Odds, was a stakes winner who earned $272,640. Smart Odds is her first foal. Grade II stakes winner Snit, the dam of Blind Date, was also a debut winner at 2 and placed in 2 stakes that year. Overall, she earned $454,547. As a broodmare, Snit has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, including stakes winner Hi Lili.

Bird Will Rock

September 5, 2008
Thistledown Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

5.5 furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 3:19 PM

P Horse
1. J. D.'s Gokarelygo
2. Ann On the Run
3. Little Fruit Fly
4. Mothra
5. Freds My Friend
6. Meanasasnake
7. Birdrock
8. Strickly a Lady
9. Pyrite Ore
10. Southern Yankee
11. Rachels Wild

Birdrock (Birdstone - Eternal Glory by Danzatore) returns after running evenly and finishing third first time out on August 17 at Thistledown. Birdrock is out of a winning mare who has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner Neverlacken. Birdstone's 18 runners have made 37 combined starts with 5 wins, 5 seconds, and 6 thirds, and $208,818.

Finishing 7th behind Birdrock on August 17 was Strickly a Lady (Misty Strick - Rachel Jane by Observatory (IRE)). Strickly a Lady is the 2nd foal out of an unraced mare.

Pyrite Ore (Formal Dinner - Mining Silver by Silver Buck), Ann On the Run (Ten Most Wanted - Ann Margot by Gate Dancer), and Meanasasnake (Ago - Sissy Sassy by Covered Wagon) met on August 9 at Thistledown, finishing 2nd, 3rd, and 5th respectively. Pyrite Ore previously finished 7th in the Tah Dah Stakes at River Downs on July 27. Pyrite Ore is the first foal out of a winning mare, who is a half-sister to 2 winners including Economist At Last. Economist At Last was a 2-year old winner and has earned $147,740 through 2008. Ann On the Run, who has subsequently finished 11th at Presque Isle Downs on August 22, is by first-year sire Ten Most Wanted whose 24 runners have made 58 total starts, recording 1 win, 4 seconds and 5 thirds. Ann On the Run is a half-sister to 6 winners, including Draw Play who was stakes-placed at 2 and earned $261,627 overall. Sissy Sassy, dam of Meanasasnake, was stakes-placed at 2 and has produced 1 winner.

Finishing 10th on August 22 at Presque Isle Downs, in front of Ann On the Run, was Mothra (Formal Dinner - Romantic Story by Quadratic). Mothra, who sold for $10,000 as a yearling, is out of a winning mare who earned $151,951. Mothra is a half-sister to 7 winners, including grade II winner and millionaire Anet. As a 2-year old, Anet won 2 races.

The remaining entrants are making their first starts including J. D.'s Gokarelygo (Afternoon Deelites - Ah She Can Dance by Fred Astaire) and Southern Yankee (Yankee Gentleman - Wanna Kat by Katowice) who both sold for $10,000 as 2-year olds. J.D.'s Gokarelygo is a half-sister to winner Karolina's Cash. Southern Yankee is the 2nd foal out of Wanna Kat, who was a debut winner at 2 and also finished 3rd in the Mom's Command that year.

Little Fruit Fly (Mahogany Hall - Smaral by Mehmet) is out of the mare, Smaral, who was a 2-year old winner and who won $154,193 in her career. Smaral has produced one winner from one to run.

Ou Special, the dam of Freds My Friend (Gold Market - Ou Special by Hawkin's Special), was a stakes winner who earned $79,276. She has produced 7 winners from 8 to run, including Pesky Rascal, a stakes winner at 2 who earned $338,378 in his career.

Rachels Wild (Wild Wonder - Rachels Diamonds by Just a Cat) is the first foal out of a winning mare, who is full-sister to one winner.

Allowance Try for Katolak Cowboy and Live the Dash

September 5, 2008
Presque Isle Downs Race 7
Allowance

5.5 furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 8:00 PM

P Horse
1. Sweep to Glory
2. Andy O
3. Unsung Song
4. Need a Name
5. Katolak Cowboy
6. Live the Dash

Winners Katolak Cowboy (Saarland - Tide Cat by Storm Cat) and Live the Dash (Peace Rules - Western Resolve by West by West) try allowance company at Presque Isle Downs. Katolak Cowboy, who broke his maiden July 4 at Woodbine, will be making his 5th start and his first against winners. Since his victory, he has had one work at Woodbine. Live the Dash was successful in his only start, a 5.5 furlong turf Maiden Special Weight at Laurel on August 8. Since that race, he has had one work at Laurel.

Unsung Song (Unbridled's Song - Sisti's Pride by Forestry) broke his maiden on July 26 at Presque Isle Downs and then finished 8th in the Saratoga Special (gr. II) on August 14. That stakes line will probably make him the favorite in this race.

Need a Name (Sir Cherokee - Lost Command by Lost Code) broke his maiden in his first start, a Maiden Claiming race at Churchill Downs on May 24. Since that race, he finished 5th in an allowance race at Presque Isle Downs on July 10, and 6th in the Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes on August 2.

This is the 2nd try in an allowance race for Sweep to Glory (Alysweep - Supah Boots by Mecke), who was 7th at Presque Isle Downs on July 10. He broke his maiden at the same track on June 13, after previously finishing 9th at Woodbine. Sweep to Glory was the first (and currently only) winner for his sire, Alysweep.

Andy O (Stormy Atlantic - Million Questions by Olympio) was a winner in his only start, a 5 furlong race at Thistledown on August 4 (this was the infamous race in which Dance the Cha Cha bolted and left the course).

Dawn Tries to Jazz with Desperate Appeal for Changesinlatitude

September 5, 2008
Northlands Park Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

6.5 furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 8:27 PM

P Horse
1. Storycatcher
2. Tricky Temper
3. Jazzi Dawn
4. Maranello
5. London Lass
6. Changesinlatitude
7. Desperate Appeal
8. Kafwain Rose

Jazzi Dawn (Saarland - Mountain Dawn by Mountain Cat) returns after finishing 4th in her debut on August 15, also at Northlands Park. In that race, she was 2nd for most of the race, before tiring and just losing that spot by a nose and a neck. That race was in mixed company at 3.5 furlongs. This one, for fillies only at 6.5 furlongs, should suit her better. Jazzi Dawn was a $30,000 yearling and is out of a stakes-placed mare who earned $272,457. Jazzi Dawn is a half-sister to one winner, who has earned $50,900 through 2008. Saarland's 16 runners have made 34 total starts, recording 2 wins, 1 second, and 8 thirds, and $115,890.

Desperate Appeal (Tempered Appeal - Sharanda's Candy by Siyah Kalem) has made 4 starts, including 3 stakes attempts. She finished 4th in a maiden race on June 27, then finished 2nd in the Pricess Margaret Stakes, 7th in the Bird of Pay Stakes, and 3rd in the Two Year Old Filly Stakes on August 16. All of her starts have been at Northlands Park. Desperate Appeal, who sold for $15,279 as a yearling, is out of the stakes winner Sharanda's Candy. Sharanda's Candy, who was also a winner at 2, has produced 2 winners, including 2-year old winner Volunteer Annie and stakes winner Rare Remark.

One of Desperate Appeal's opponents in the Bird of Pay Stakes was Kafwain Rose (Kafwain - Choose a Rose by Spinning World), who was 4th that day. Previously, Kafwain Rose was 6th in a maiden contest. Kafwain Rose is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to 2-year old winner Rosehearty.

Tricky Temper (Tempered Appeal - My Dear Joelle by Phone Trick) and Maranello (Maria's Mon - Penruth by Fly So Free) both ran on August 20 at Northlands Park, but in different races. Tricky Temper, who was 2nd in her race, is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winners On Manoeuvres and Devonaire Joe. Maranello, who was 8th in her start, is out of a winning mare, who has produced the winner Holy Smoke Ya. Holy Smoke Ya was stakes-placed at 2 and 3.

Storycatcher (Exchange Rate - Cheyann Scout by Way West (FR)), who sold for $40,000 as a 2-year old, finished 2nd in her only start at Northlands Park on August 1. She is out of a 2-year old winning mare, who has produced 2 winners, both of won at 2.

Also finishing 2nd in her only start was Changesinlatitude (Dixieland Band - Multitudinous by Numerous), who ran on August 24 at Northlands Park. Multitudinous, the dam of Changesinlatitude, was stakes-placed at 2. Multitudinous has produced the winner A P Valor, who has earned $114,904 through 2008.

Debut runner London Lass (Albert the Great - Brighton Belle by High Brite) is the first foal out of the stakes winner Brighton Belle, who earned $171,345 and was also 2 for 2 at 2 (including a stakes win).

2-Year Old Works

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Jamies Solid Gold (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Jamie's Sunshine by Temperance Hill) worked 4 furlongs in :48.60 at Nelson Jones Farms and Training Center, Inc. She is a half-sister to 2 winners, and sold for $60,000 as a weanling.

Working 3 furlongs in :36.20 at Churchill Downs was Antaram (filly; Speightstown - Mean Imogene by Silver Deputy). Antaram, who sold for $90,000 at 2, is out of a mare who finished 3rd in the Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II). Antaram is a half-sister to the winner Meadow Ashlee, who has earned $58,456 through 2008.

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aspradling

Precious Beans!

05 Sep 2008 9:30 AM
scarborough

Medaglia d'Oro on the grass should be interesting...El Prado...any insight on what happened with Min d'Oro?

05 Sep 2008 11:14 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

Scarborough - Thanks for reminding me about Min d'Oro. I'm still looking into it, I'll let you know if I find out anything.

05 Sep 2008 7:54 PM

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