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P. J.'s Canary Sings a Victory Tune

P. J.'s Canary (Birdstone) broke well and was sent right to the lead. She set some quick fractions (:21.87, :45.86) while hugging the rail under Calvin Borel, but she seemed to get stronger. She was 4, then, 5 ahead, and finished better than 6 in front of favorite Bizzee Mizzee. P.J.'s Canary is the 11th winner for Birdstone. Ultimate Bliss won the photo for place over Saint Brigid. Miss Marple (Saarland), our other horse in here (Con Lover (Congaree) did not draw in off the AE list), broke slowly. She did get involved late, however, and passed a bunch to end up 6th. A better break and she'll hit the board.

Result: November 5, 2008
Churchill Race 2
Maiden Claiming

P. J.'s Canary $15.00
Bizzee Mizzee
Ultimate Bliss  


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Rockland is Longandstrong Over Coltraider

Rockland (Smarty Jones) went right to the lead, securing the rail. But, he had company in longshot Coltraider, Arizona Sunset, and Longandstrong (Birdstone). Arizona Sunset began to retreat, as the other three separated themselves from the pack. In the stretch, Longandstrong tired, leaving the race to Rockland and Coltraider. They raced as a team and hit the wire together, but Rockland got his nose down to become Smarty Jones' 7th winner. Bobby and Bob, Jo Jo Love, Solidify, and Toby the Coal Man (who ran at Aqueduct) were scratched.

Result: November 5, 2008
Meadowlands Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

Rockland $4.00


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A Clash of Arms Down the Stretch

A couple of them mixed it up early, including Bernie's Not Shy and Notecard, but it was Clash of Arms (Speightstown) who emerged with the lead. Almost immediately, he began to put space between himself and the rest of the field. Great Magic was his closest pursuer, but he was a good 5 or 6 lengths back. The favorite, Notecard, was sent after him, but Clash of Arms was still running comfortably. Notebook ran somewhat greenly in the stretch to allow Clash of Arms the easy win. Clash of Arms is the 12th winner for Speightstown.

Result: November 5, 2008
Laurel Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

Clash of Arms $8.00
Patriot Heart  


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American Dances Over Speight of Hand

Speight of Hand (Speightstown) broke well, but sat at the back of a well-bunched field early on. The leader was Aswaaq, who was pursued by Mesa Sunrise and American Dance. Speight of Hand was moving easily, making progress on his own when others were feeling the whip. He made a move and came between American Dance and Aswaaq. Speight of Hand was squeezed, and Aswaaq had to check. American Dance and Speight of Hand went forward, but American Dance got the upper hand. There was a steward's inquiry, but no change was made. Miner's Escape was scratched.

Result: November 5, 2008
Aqueduct Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

American Dance $4.90
Speight of Hand


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Smart Engagement Achieves Glory Gold

Glory Gold (Medaglia d'Oro) broke near the front, but settled back to 6th on the rail. Hanna Can Fly assumed the lead, pursed by Paraiba. Lilly of Paradise was also in the mix. In the stretch, positions reversed as the closers began their runs and many of the pace factors faded. Paraiba remained involved, however. 53-1 Sunny was closing well, but Smart Engagement was going better and she prevailed over a very stubborn Paraiba. Glory Gold did not seem comfortable amongst fillies and ended up 8th. Asscher Cut, Jackpot Julie, Stormie Gray, and Zipolina were scratched. Some of these will reappear today.

Result: November 5, 2008
Aqueduct Race 9
Maiden Special Weight

Smart Engagement $23.00


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Janou and Dobra are Inspeightofsuccess

Jordan's Song headed toward the outside rail at the break. Inspeightofsuccess (Speightstown) broke well and secured a spot in fourth, behind pacesetter Janou. Also part of the speed early were Foreseen Pleasure and Best Put. Inspeightofsuccess started moving up four wide on the turn. It looked like she would roll on by the leader, but as they straightened out, Janou was still in front. Inspeightofsuccess flattened out after that. Meanwhile, Dobra was closing with a flourish, but she couldn't quite catch Janou who stayed on for the win. Inspeightofsuccess settled for third.

Result: November 5, 2008
Churchill Downs Race 10
Maiden Claiming

Janou $60.60


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Wise Takes the Honors Over Barrichello

Barrichello (Speightstown) went after the early lead, but he was closely pressed by Tempesta Di Neve and Wise Honor. After a half, he dropped back and let those two go on with it. Wise Honor shook free from Tempesta Di Neva in the stretch, as the pack followed some lengths behind. On the far outside of the pack was Barrichello, who was putting in a good rally. Barrichello couldn't catch Wise Honor, but he bested the rest in a good effort.

Result: November 5, 2008
Woodbine Race 3
Maiden Claiming

Wise Honor $11.60
Tempesta Di Neve  


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It's a Reggae Revolution at the Cesium Fountain

Cach D Fish went to the lead, but was soon overtaken by Cesium Fountain (Peace Rules). Those two dueled into the stretch, when Cesium Fountain put away Cach D Fish. His early exploits, however, took something out of him, as he began to tire. Poet King took over first, but he was overtaken by a fast finishing Reggae Revolution. Cesium Fountain ended up 7th, but he should be stronger next time out.

Result: November 5, 2008
Hollywood Race 8
Maiden Claiming

Reggae Revolution $23.40
Poet King
Indy Olmo  

Red Jasper  


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An Extreme Warrior Gets Some Old Time Religion

The filly Old Time Religion set the pace in here, with Extreme Warrior chasing. Our boys, Promise Me Merlot (Peace Rules), Follow the Rules (Peace Rules), and Katolak Cowboy (Saarland) were sitting 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectfully. Up front, Extreme Warrior eventual wore down Old Time Religion, while Darlin I'm Ready closed well for third. None of our three did much in this one and it may be that sprinting on the turf is not their thing.

Result: November 5, 2008
Churchill Downs Race 4

Extreme Warrior $14.80
Old Time Religion
Darlin I'm Ready  


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An Exclusive Scheme for Christine's Design as a Cajun Belle

November 6, 2008
Aqueduct Race 4
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles turf
2-year Old Fillies
New York breds
Post Time: 1:52 PM HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Stormie Gray
2. Ms Stilleto
3. Christine's Design
4. Flying Tourbillon
5. Exclusive Scheme
6. Miss P J
7. Zipolina
8. Soave
9. Judge Margaret
10. Cajun Belle
11. Wild Awake
12. Grace's Valentine
MTO Asscher Cut

Exclusive Scheme (Saarland - Pyramid Scheme by Distant View) makes her 2nd start, after finishing 6th first time out, at Belmont on October 8. She's had three Belmont Park works since that race. Exclusive Scheme is the 2nd foal out of the placed mare Pyramid Scheme, who is a half-sister to 5 winners. One of Pyramid Scheme's siblings is Complicity, 2nd in this year's running of the Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies. Saarland's 28 runners have made 78 starts, recording 9 wins, 5 seconds, 11 thirds, and $273,640.

Ms Stilleto (Knockadoon - A Thousand Stars by Pleasant Tap), Stormie Gray (Freud - Unshattered by Two Punch), Cajun Belle (Dixieland Band - Pleasant Baby by Pleasant Colony), Judge Margaret (Judge T C - Dr Margaret by Dr. Blum), and Christine's Design (Catienus - Fancy Landing by Formal Gold) met on October 19 on the Belmont turf, finishing 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 9th, and 12th respectfully. Ms Stilleto previously finished 5th on the Belmont turf on September 12. Her dam, A Thousand Stars, was a winner and is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Sheza Shiningstar. Stormie Gray is the 2nd foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Off the Glass. Pleasant Baby, dam of Cajun Belle, was a grade III winner who earned $327,380. Pleasant Baby was also a winner at 2 and has produced 2 winners. Judge Margaret has made 3 previous starts, 2 on the turf and one on the dirt. Her best finish was a 2nd on the Saratoga turf on August 27. Dr Margaret, the dam of Judge Margaret was a debut winner at 2 and won 3 stakes that year. She was also a stakes winner at 3 and 4, and earned $181,100 in her career. As a broodmare, Dr Margaret has produced stakes winner Dance Gal Dance and stakes-placed Dr Rico. Both of these were 2-year old winners.Christine's Design is a half-sister to 3 winners, including My Dear Annie, stakes-placed on the turf.

Zipolina (City Zip - Ruvolina (IRE) by Caerleon) has made three turf starts, finishing 3rd at Saratoga on August 27, 7th at Belmont on September 12, and 8th at Belmont on October 9. The third place finish was at 1 1/16 miles. Zipolina is out of a turf-winning mare, who has produced 3 winners. One of Zipolina's siblings won on the turf.

Grace's Valentine (Rahy - Plenty of Grace by Roberto) finished 7th on the Saratoga turf on August 27 (behind Zipolina), in her only start. Plenty of Grace, dam of Grace's Valentine, won or placed in 9 graded stakes on the turf and earned $744,499. She has produced 4 winners, 2 of which won on the turf and another which placed on the turf.

Soave (Brahms - Cozzekiki by Cozzene) has finished 2nd in all 4 of her starts, all on the dirt and none farther than 6 furlongs. Soave is a half-sister to stakes winner Love Co who has earned $89,131 through 2008.

The final entrant with experience is Flying Tourbillon (Millennium Wind - At Ease Diablo by Diablo), who was 8th in her only start, on September 28 at Belmont in the slop. Flying Tourbillon, who sold for $33,000 at 2, is the first foal out of a winning mare who is a half- or full-sister to 7 winners.

Completing the main portion of the race are Miss P J (Roaring Fever - Kerry Offaly by Compliance) and Wild Awake (Judge T C - Wild About Debbie by Wild Again). Miss P J is by freshman sire Roaring Fever, who has sired 13 runners who have made 33 total starts, recording 3 wins, 5 seconds, and 3 thirds. Miss P J is out of a winning mare who has produced the winner Sampled Jam. Wild Awake is the first foal out of a mare who was placed on the turf.

On the MTO list for the race is Asscher Cut (Catienus - Go Going Gone by Mesopotamia) who is unraced. Asscher Cut is the 2nd foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 5 winners.

Noble Rule Has a Standing Appeal to be Mischievious

November 6, 2008
Calder Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles
2-year Old Fillies
Post Time: 2:14 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Standing Appeal
2. Devilinareddress
3. Maria's Daughters
4. Viva Summer
5. Mischievious
6. Fulfilling
7. Wild Tigress
8. Luna Jena
9. Nevernotaday
10. Galacia Forest
AE Noble Rule
AE Sentimentl Concert
AE Perf
AE Summer at Susan's

Noble Rule (Peace Rules - Vienna Knickers by Noble Saint) will attempt to make her 7th start (all at Calder), as she is the first horse on the AE list for this one. She has made 2 turf starts, finishing 2nd both times. These turf efforts include her most recent effort in a mile race on October 19. Noble Rule is out of a winning mare who is the dam of 3 winners including Mr. Livingston, a grade III winner, who finished 3rd in the Rhythm Stakes as a 2-year old. Peace Rules' 40 runners have made 120 collective starts, recording 25 wins, 19 seconds, 15 thirds, and $583,163.

Also returning from Noble Rule's October 19 race are Maria's Daughters (Maria's Mon - Rebel Account by Dixieland Band) and Standing Appeal (B L's Appeal - Standin Grande by Slew the Knight) who finished 6th and 10th respectfully. Maria's Daughters, who sold for $40,000 as a yearling, had previously finished 6th on the Calder dirt on August 17. Her dam, Rebel Account, was a stakes winner who has produced 2 winners, including stakes winner Torquay. Standing Appeal was previously 10th on the dirt at Calder on August 14. She is the 2nd foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Wild Tigress (Tiger Ridge - Wild Warm Wind by End Sweep), Mischievious (Maria's Mon - Bonnie Byerly by Dayjur), Viva Summer (Black Mambo - Miss Pangea by Honor Grades), and Devilinareddress (Monsieur Cat - Ladyinareddress by Tactical Advantage) met on October 23 on the dirt at Calder, finishing 2nd, 7th, 9th, and 10th respectfully. Wild Tigress has made 3 additional starts, including a 2nd place finish at 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Calder on September 28. Wild Tigress' dam was a winner at 2 and is a half-sister to 4 winners. Mischievious is a half-sister to 2 winners, including grade II winner Diabolical. Diabolical, who most recently finished 2nd in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, has earned $1,173,800 while running on the turf and dirt. Viva Summer, by first-crop sire Black Mambo, has made 4 total starts, all at Calder. Her best finish was a 5th on September 6. Black Mambo's 25 runners have made 75 total starts, recording 12 wins, 8 seconds, 5 thirds, and $267,491. Viva Summer is out of a winning mare who has produced 2 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Mad Flatter. Mad Flatter also won 2 races at 2. Devilinareddress is a veteran of 5 starts, including a 8th place finish at 1 1/16 miles on the Calder turf on September 28. Devilinareddress is the first foal out of the stakes winner, Ladyinareddress, who earned $128,009. Ladyinareddress was also stakes-placed at 2.

Fulfilling (Aldebaran - Scorching by Dynaformer) finished 2nd in her most recent start, on a sloppy Calder track on October 24. Previously, she finished 10th on the Calder turf on September 28 (behind Devilinareddress), and 7th on the dirt on July 19. Fulfilling is out of a winning mare who has produced one winner.

Galacia Forest (Teton Forest - Dolce Vita by Manzotti), who is by first-crop sire Teton Forest, has made two starts on the Calder dirt, finishing 8th on September 25, and 2nd on October 17. Teton Forest has had 12 starters which have made 24 total starts, recording 4 wins, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds. Dolce Vita, dam of Galacia Forest, was a winner on the turf and has produced three winners. Two of her offspring won at 2 and one won on the turf.

Luna Jena (Texas Glitter - Glory City by Sezyou) has made 2 starts on the dirt at Calder, finishing 10th on June 28 and 7th on July 13. Luna Jena is a half-sister to 3 winners, including 2 that won at 2 and one turf winner.

Completing the main body of the race is unraced Nevernotaday (Alke - Jacksnightmare by Tunerup), by first-crop sire Alke. Alke's 30 runners have made 92 total starts, recording 15 wins, 10 seconds, 13 thirds, and $400,031. Nevernotaday is out of a turf-winning mare who is a half-sister to one winner.

Joining Noble Rule on the AE list are Sentimentl Concert (Concerto - Sentimentl Dinner by Formal Dinner), Perf (Burning Roma - Hermoine by Marquetry), and Summer at Susan's (Honor Glide - Joyous Susan by If This Be So). Sentimentl Concert finished 6th in her only start on a sloppy Calder track on October 9. Sentimentl Concert is the first foal out of a winning mare, who is a half-sister to 3 winners. Perf finished 9th on the Calder turf on September 28, and 2nd on the Calder dirt on September 7. Hermoine, dam of Perf, is a half-sister to stakes winner Glencreek and a full-sister to Real Napkin, a group I winner in Puerto Rico. Summer at Susan's has also made two starts, finishing 4th on September 14, and 5th on October 19. Both of her races were on the Calder dirt. Summer at Susan's is a half- or full-sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Outstander.

Pearl of Valor and Verdant Have Satin Thunder

November 6, 2008
Churchill Downs Race 7
Maiden Special Weight
1 1 1/16 miles
2-year Old Fillies
Post Time: 3:36 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Lady Chanterly
2. Chary
3. Pearl of Valor
4. Lustful
5. Nala's Pride
6. Little Nancy
7. China Bay
8. Satin Thunder
9. Verdant
10. Cat Onthe Town
11. Rock Candy
12. Pay by Phone
AE Dance With Daddy

Pearl of Valor (Medaglia d'Oro - Madeira M'dear by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) and Verdant (Pleasantly Perfect - Rift Valley by Gulch) meet again, after finishing 5th and 6th in a 1 1/16 mile contest at Keeneland on October 8. Pearl of Valor previously finished 2nd at Churchill Downs on June 22, 6th on July 27 at Saratoga, and 9th on August 31 at Saratoga. She's had two works at Churchill since her last start. Pearl of Valor is a half-sister to 3 winners, 2 of which were stakes-placed as 2-year olds. Medaglia d'Oro's 44 runners have made 126 total starts, recording 22 wins, 17 seconds, 15 thirds, and $1,027,236.

Verdant previously finished 4th at Ellis Park on August 2, and at Turfway Park on September 7. She has also had two works since the Keeneland race. Rift Valley, dam of Verdant, was a winner of $118,718. Verdant is her 2nd foal. Her first foal, Marubutsu Center, is a winner in Japan, and has earned $418,225 through 2008. Rift Valley is a daughter of champion 2-year old filly, Meadow Star. Meadow Star was a perfect 7 for 7 as a 2-year old, including wins in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), the Frizette (gr. I), the Matron (gr. I), the Spinaway (gr. I), the Schuylerville (gr. II), and the Astoria Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III). In her career, she earned $1,445,740. Pleasantly Perfect's 15 runners have made 39 total starts with 9 wins, 5 seconds, and 5 thirds, and $367,931 in earnings.

Nala's Pride (Lion Heart - Erica's Dream by Two's a Plenty) and Lustful (Yonaguska - Ornate by Gilded Time) also ran in the October 8 race at Keeneland, finishing 3rd and 8th respectfully. Nala's Pride previously finished 3rd at Arlington Park on September 13. Erica's Dream, dam of Nala's Pride, was a grade III winner who earned $641,467. As a 2-year old, Erica's Dream was a debut winner and won the Discovery Stakes. Nala's Pride is by freshman sire Lion Heart, whose 70 runners have made 192 collective starts, recording 29 wins, 27 seconds, 20 thirds, and $1,291,631. Ornate, dam of Lustful, was a stakes winner who earned $177,972. Ornate has produced 2 winners, including grade II stakes winner High Heels. High Heels was a winner at 2, and stakes-placed that same year. Overall, she earned $484,636. Ornate is also the dam of stakes-placed French Kiss, who won an allowance race at Keeneland on October 4 and finished 2nd in an allowance race at Churchill on November 2.

Little Nancy (Gulch - Time to Decide by Wavering Monarch) and Chary (Montbrook - Lady Discreet by Boundary) ran against Verdant on September 7 at Turfway, finishing 2nd and 3rd. Little Nancy has since finished 4th at Keeneland on October 18. Little Nancy brought $40,000 as a yearling. Time to Decide, dam of Little Nancy, was stakes-placed at 2 and a stakes winner at 3, earning $171,161 in her career. Time to Decide is a half-sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Simply Runaway. In Chary's only other start, she was 5th at Arlington Park on August 14. Chary, who brought $130,000 as a 2-year old, is a half-sister to the winner, EZ Phone Home. EZ Phone Home was a 2-year old winner who has earned $72,546 through 2008.

Cat Onthe Town (Forest Wildcat - On the Town by Pleasant Colony) has run three times, finishing 4th on July 12 at Ellis Park, 5th at Ellis Park on August 2, and 3rd at Keeneland on October 4. Cat Onthe Town, who brought $50,000 as a yearling, is a half-sister to the winner Just for Kicks, who has earned $106,369 through 2008.

Lady Chanterly (War Chant - Gal O Gal by Manlove) has also made three starts, all at Presque Isle Downs. She was 7th on July 25, 9th on August 22, and 7th on September 24. Gal O Gal, dam of Lady Chanterly, was a 2-year old winner and a grade III winner at 3. Lady Chanterly is her first foal.

Finishing 4th in their only starts were Pay by Phone (Sir Cherokee - Prospect's Only by Danzatore), China Bay (Gulch - China Storm by Storm Cat), and Satin Thunder (Thunder Gulch - Satin and Lace by Kissin Kris). Pay by Phone ran at Arlington Park on September 20. Pay by Phone is out of a winning mare who has produced 3 winners, including stakes-placed The Ruzz. One of Pay by Phone's siblings was a debut winner at 2. China Bay did her running at Keeneland on October 10. China Storm, dam of China Bay, was 2 for 2 at 2, and a grade III winner at 3. China Storm has produced the winner China Coast, a winner at 2. Satin Thunder, whose first start was at Keeneland on October 12, is a full-sister to the winner Jenkim. Their dam, Satin and Lace, is a half-sister to Drina, dam of champion Spain. Spain is by Thunder Gulch, sire of Satin Thunder.

Rock Candy (Mineshaft - Party Chatter by Pleasant Colony) was 6th in her only start, running at Saratoga on August 28. She is a half-sister to 3 winners, and her dam is a full-sister to 3 stakes winners.

On the AE list is Dance With Daddy (Even the Score - With a Splash by Baron O'Dublin) by first-crop sire Even the Score. Dance With Daddy has run twice, finishing 5th on October 9, and 10th on October 17. Even the Score's 28 runners have made 82 total starts, recording 11 wins, 15 seconds, 9 thirds, and $386,711. Dance With Daddy is out of a winning mare who has produced 6 winners, including one 2-year old winner.

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