A Dashin' Idea to be Steel Lucky

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In addition to the results below, La Equivocada (filly; Smarty Jones - Dragonada by Nureyev), who broke her maiden on July 11 at Camarero Race Track in Puerto Rico, made her first start against winners in an allowance race at Camarero on November 17. She led for most of the race, but was passed late and finished 2nd.

In the November 16 races, My Little Sister (Saarland) was scratched from the race at Mountaineer. The winner in that one was Almost Perfect, who is the 6th winner for her sire, Perfect Soul.

Not Up for Love is Kept in Mind

Keep Me in Mind (Smarty Jones) broke well and went up with the leading pack which also included Count the Gold, St John's Gospel, and Opening Statement. After a half, Keep Me in Mind and Opening Statement fell back, as Count the Gold and St John's Gospel went on. However, Not Up for Love soon joined the leaders on the outside. This was too much for Count the Gold, but St John's Gospel continued to battle. But, Not Up for Love prevailed.

Result: November 16, 2008
Philadelphia Park Race 6
Christopher Else Memorial Stakes

Not Up for Love $12.40
St. John's Gospel  
Count the Gold  


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Oh So Too Clever for Payton d'Oro

Payton d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro) broke well and went right to the lead. But, she was soon joined and passed by favorite Oh So Clever. Payton d'Oro, however, did not go quietly. She fought with Oh So Clever throughout the stretch, as those two left the rest of the field behind. At the finish, Oh So Clever was a head in front, but Payton d'Oro was well-clear of the third place finisher.

Result: November 16, 2008
Philadelphia Park Race 7
Donna Freyer Stakes

Oh So Clever $5.20
Payton d'Oro  
Star of Taurus  


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Doe is Winning over Hippie Princess

Elusive Code and Serenity Prevails dueled early. Hippie Princess (Peace Rules) came out well and sat in 4th early. However, she began to go backwards in the stretch and ended up 8th. Up front, Elusive Code gave up in the stretch, but Serenity Prevails continued on. But, Winning Doe and Sr. Encarnacion were both closing. At the end, there was a three-way photo for the win, which went to Winning Doe.

Result: November 16, 2008
Calder Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

Winning Doe $5.80
Serenity Prevails  
Sr. Encarnacion  


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Enticed Rules Nobly

Sentimentl Concert and Summer At Susan's mixed it up early, setting some good fractions up front (:22.77, :47.97). Noble Rule (Peace Rules) secured a spot on the rail, at the back of the main group. In the stretch, Noble Rule swung outside and began gobbling up ground. However, Entice was closing faster and swept into the lead. Noble Rule had to settle for second. Another good effort for Noble Rule, who has now finished 2nd four times. Hopefully one day she'll break through with that first win.

Result: November 16, 2008
Calder Race 5
Maiden Claiming

Entice $9.20
Noble Rule  
Summer At Susan's  


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Chocolate Pops Georgiana and Memom Lil

Northern Harbor set the early pace, but both Memom Lil (Congaree) and Georgiana (Smarty Jones) were sticking close. However, they both began to lose ground in the stretch, with Georgiana ending up 8th and Memom Lil 9th. Up front, Chocolate Pop started picking up steam and hit the lead in the stretch. She was well clear at the finish, becoming the 16th winner for Cuvee. Miss World and Driven by Passion both closed well also, finishing in a photo for second, which went to Miss World.

Result: November 16, 2008
Aqueduct Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

Chocolate Pop $6.20
Miss World  
Driven by Passion  


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A Dashin' Idea will Pop Up for a Fashionable Score

November 18, 2008
Mountaineer Race 2
Maiden Special Weight
6 furlongs
2-year Old Fillies
Post Time: 7:25 PM

P Horse
1. Prodical Liz
2. Fashionable Score
3. Pop Up
4. Proudly Irish
5. Clicquot Cat
6. Jon's Girl
7. My Need Dat
8. Black Mystic
9. Vorena
10. Dashin' Idea

Dashin' Idea (Congaree - General Idea by General Meeting) who scratched out of an October 6 race at Mountaineer, has been entered again in a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight. She has been working at Mountaineer for several months. Dashin' Idea, who sold for $14,500 as a yearling, is out of the stakes winner General Idea. General Idea was a debut winner at 2, won the California Stallion Stakes that year, and earned $180,070 in her career. She has produced 2 winners, including stakes-placed Gentlemen's Lady who was a winner at 2. Congaree's 40 runners have made 95 total starts, recording 15 wins, 18 seconds, 7 thirds, and $641,854.

Also making their first starts in this one are Fashionable Score (Even the Score - Fashionable Kim by Romanov (IRE)) and Proudly Irish (Jump Start - Deb's Magic by Magic Prospect). Fashionable Score is by first-crop sire Even the Score, whose 28 runners have made 89 total starts, recording 13 wins, 15 seconds, 9 thirds, and $398,591. Fashionable Score is the 2nd foal out of a winning mare, who is a half-sister to 5 winners. Proudly Irish, who sold for $15,000 as a yearling, is out of the winning mare Deb's Magic. Deb's Magic is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Tour d'Or.

Pop Up (Concorde's Tune - Loves Crusade by Crusader Sword), Clicquot Cat (Slew Gin Fizz - Early Cat by Afternoon Deelites), and Prodical Liz (Castine - Nu Liz Power by Wolf Power (SAF)) met on October 27 at Mountaineer, finishing 2nd, 3rd, and 8th. Pop Up, has made 4 additional starts, finishing 2nd twice, 5th once, and 6th once. Pop Up is out of a winning mare who has produced 2 winners. Clicquot Cat, who previously finished 7th at Charles Town on October 9, is a half- or full-sister to 3 winners. Prodical Liz made 2 previous starts, finishing 6th at Charles Town on October 3, and 9th at Charles Town on September 5. Prodical Liz is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Also running on October 27, but at Fort Erie, was Jon's Girl (Fappie's Notebook - Broadway Martha by Broad Brush), who finished 6th in her race. She made 2 previous starts at Woodbine, finishing 12th on October 19, and 10th on October 5. Jon's Girl is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Vorena (Deputy Wild Cat - Bridled Delite by Unbridled) and My Need Dat (David Copperfield - Matching Coins by Tossofthecoin) met on October 19 at Mountaineer, with Vorena 4th and My Need Dat 7th. Vorena previously finished 9th at Laurel on June 28. She is out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Hot Hooves. My Need Dat previously finished 10th at Presque Isle Downs and most recently finished 10th at Mountaineer on November 8. She is out of a 2-year old winning mare who has produced 2 winners, including one 2-year old winner.

Black Mystic (Cactus Ridge - Debrah by Dactylographer) has run twice, finishing 3rd at Turfway Park on September 12, and 3rd at Keeneland on October 15. Black Mystic, who sold for $17,000 as a yearling, is a half-sister to 11 winners, including stakes winners Majestic Nasr and Tammi's Pal. Three of Black Mystic's siblings won at 2.

Steel Lucky Goes for a Legendary Ride

November 18, 2008
Mountaineer Race 6
5.5 furlongs
2-year Old Fillies
Post Time: 9:05 PM

P Horse
1. Legendary Ride
2. Steel Lucky
3. Yankee Cruz
4. Southern Sweet Tea
5. Zavabelle
6. Cuyahoga River
7. Julesnomenclator

Steel Lucky, who broke her maiden on October 10 at Thistledown, makes her 2nd start against winners in this allowance contest at Mountaineer. In her first try against winners, she was 6th in a 6 furlong allowance race at Mountaineer on November 2.

Also returning from the November 2 contest are Zavabelle (Zavata - Our Thriller by Apalachee), who was 4th, and Julesnomenclator (Hoopsworld - Fortheloveofjules by Jules), who was 8th after being part of the pace early. Zavabelle broke her maiden at Hoosier Park on October 3 in a 5.5 furlong maiden contest and then ran 6th in a claiming contest at Keeneland, before the November 2 race. Julesnomenclator broke her maiden in her second start, going gate-to-wire to win by 9. She also finished 6th in a 5.5 allowance race at Mountaineer on October 17.

Southern Sweet Tea (Civilian - Clever Chick by Trick Creek) broke her maiden in her first start, coming from off the pace on September 23 at Mountaineer. She then tried allowance company, finishing 5th at Mountaineer on October 17.

Yankee Cruz (Yankee Victor - Santa Cruz by Carson City) finished 2nd in her first start, the Miss Ohio Stakes at Thistledown on August 23. She then broke her maiden at Presque Isle Downs on September 10. She has been working regularly since that race. Finishing 2nd behind Yankee Cruz on September 10 was Legendary Ride (Wised Up - Tiff'n Chris by Strodes Creek). She has made two starts since then, breaking her maiden in her most recent race on October 27 at Mountaineer.

Cuyahoga River (Burning Roma - Light the River by River Special) broke her maiden in her 4th and most recent start, at Mountaineer on October 26.

2-Year Old Works

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November 15

Gallery Sculpture (filly; Birdstone - Mona Lisa Lady by El Prado (IRE)) worked 3 furlongs in :38.20 at the Sunrise South Stable. Gallery Sculpture is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare, Mona Lisa Lady. Mona Lisa Lady's first foal was a winner at 2 and 3.

November 16

Capitol Limited (colt; Saarland - Radiantly by Mountain Cat) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.79 from the gate at Remington Park. Capitol Limited sold for $30,000 as a yearling, and is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Radiantly. Radiantly earned $102,935 in a 19 race career.

November 17

Working 3 furlongs at Laurel in :37.80 was Quite Perfect (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Note Taker by Editor's Note). Note Taker, dam of Quite Perfect, was a winner at 2 and stakes-placed at 3, while earning $155,450. Note Taker has produced one winner from one to run and that one won at 2.

Joy of Compounding (filly; Saarland - Joying by Storm Cat) worked 3 furlongs in :39.60 at Palm Meadows Training Center. Joy of Compounding sold for $65,000 as a yearling, and $300,000 as a 2-year old. She is out of the stakes-placed mare Joying who has produced 5 winners.

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