Letellier At Stake for Hug It Out

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King Makes Sport of Perfectionism

The race was taken off of the turf and run on the Tapeta instead. Moonraker and Street Cop battled early, with Sport King, Niner Genius, and Dress Code sticking close. Meanwhile, Perfectionism (Pleasantly Perfect) was near the back of the pack. Moonraker and Street Cop began to fade after 6 furlongs, as Sport King took the lead. Dress Code got his head in front for a bit, but tired and 39-1 Sport King got the win. Perfectionism beat the two tired pacesetters and finished 6th.

Result: December 19, 2008
Golden Gate Fields Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

Sport King $81.80
$22.80
$10.40
Niner Genius  
$16.20
$10.00
Dress Code  

$4.00

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The Maiter'd Delivers Over the Cesium Fountain

Favorite Convenient Memory stumbled badly at the start. Warrens Sky Writer and Sherry's Reddy were up there early, but were soon overtaken by Mat the Maiter'd. It seemed as though first Bubsy, and then Capt. Pike would catch Mat the Maiter'd. But no one did, and Mat the Maiter'd took the race. Cesium Fountain (Peace Rules) was at the back of the lead pack, made a move wide in the stretch, but weakened and finished 8th.

Result: December 19, 2008
Hollywood Park Race 6
Maiden Claiming

Mat the Maiter'd $27.20
$11.40
$6.80
Capt. Pike  
$5.00
$4.00
Bubsy  

$3.60

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A Diamond Pendant Cons the Lover

Best Put went to the lead, but was closely pursued by favorite Diamond Pendant. These two were joined by First Psalm in third. Con Lover (Congaree) was in a good position, in the 2nd pack of horses. Diamond Pendant surged to the lead in the stretch and Best Put had to settle for second. Con Lover ran evenly late finishing 5th. There wasn't a lot of change of position in this one.

Result: December 19, 2008
Turfway Park Race 5
Maiden Claiming

Diamond Pendant $5.60
$3.80
$3.00
Best Put  
$4.80
$4.60
First Psalm  

$13.80

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Other Results for December 19

P. J.'s Canary (filly; Birdstone) finished 5th in allowance company at Delta Downs.

Hug It Out Makes Another Stake

December 20, 2008
Fair Grounds Race 5
Letellier Memorial Stakes
6 furlongs
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 3:22 PM

P Horse
1. Leigh McLovin
2. Linnea
3. She's Extreme
4. Hug It Out
5. A Day for Dancing
6. Edamame

Hug It Out (Medaglia d'Oro - Dazzling Contrast by General Meeting), who was last seen finishing 4th in the Pontalba Stakes on November 22, tries stakes company again in the Letellier Memorial Stakes. She'll get an extra half-furlong this time (from 5.5 to 6), let's see if that makes the difference. Hug It Out, who broke her maiden in her debut on August 27 at Arlington Park, has had two works since the Pontalba.

Also returning from the Pontalba is A Day for Dancing (Dance Master - More D'amour by Tour D'or), who finished 2nd. She closed well that day, but C Karma closed faster. A Day for Dancing had previously won the Prairie Meadows Debutante Stakes on September 13. Overall, she has run 8 times, winning 2, finishing second 3 times, and third twice. She has also worked twice since the Pontalba.

The only other entrant with stakes experience is Edamame (Bold Executive - Native Geisha by Leo Castelli) who finished 3rd in the Franfreluche Stakes at Woodbine on October 18. Since then, she was 3rd in an allowance race at Woodbine on November 22. Both of those races were restricted to Ontario-breds. She broke her maiden in her 2nd start, going gate-to-wire on October 4 at Woodbine. Edamame has had two Fair Grounds works since her last start.

She's Extreme (Unbridled's Song - Classic Threat by Regal Classic) won her last start, an allowance race at Churchill Downs on November 29, where she stalked early before taking command. Her maiden victory came in her 2nd start at Keeneland on October 10. She's worked once at Fair Grounds since then.

Leigh McLovin (Flame Thrower - Doc's Stormy Girl by Dr. Caton) and Linnea (Candy Ride (ARG) - Fort Lauderdale by Montbrook) both come into the race off of their maiden wins. Leigh McLovin scored in her second start, a 6 furlong race at Fair Grounds on November 16. She's worked twice since then. Linnea was victorious in her only start, at 5.5 furlongs on the Fair Grounds turf on December 4. She's had one work since that triumph.

Masqued Tsaar will be Poweriffic in French Action

December 20, 2008
Philadelphia Park Race 1
Maiden Claiming ($12,500)
1 mile and 70 yards
2-year olds
Post Time: 12:25 PM

P Horse
1. Tecate
2. Call Me Sonny
3. Masqued Tsaar
4. Celtic Shot
5. Harvey's Symphony
6. Just Prince
7. Poweriffic
8. Jor El
9. Talk About Timmy
10. Be a Pal
11. Slewgundy Ridge
12. French Action

Masqued Tsaar (Saarland - Masquerade Star by Stalwart) makes his 4th start and his first at Philadelphia Park. His best finish was a 4th at the Meadowlands on October 28. His most recent was also at that track, where he was 9th on November 15. Since that race, he's worked twice. Masqued Tsaar's dam, Masquerade Star, was placed at 2 and has produced 3 winners from 3 to run. These include stakes winner Mack's Monarch, who has earned $133,847 through 2008, and Masqued Monarch, who was stakes-placed at 2. Saarland's 31 runners have made 100 total starts, recording 10 wins, 8 seconds, 12 thirds, and $304,951.

Jor El (Deputy Warlock - Way Fast Beauty by Joker) and Talk About Timmy (Private Interview - Light Snack by Formal Dinner) met on November 8 at the Meadowlands, finishing 3rd and 5th. Jor El has run 4 times in total. Most recently, he was 3rd at Penn National on November 29. Jor El is the first foal out of the winning mare Way Fast Beauty, who is a half- or full-sister to 4 winners. Talk About Timmy' dam, Light Snack, won 3 races at 2.

Tecate (Matty G - Megan's Navy by Polish Navy) made his last start in the Christopher Elser Memorial Stakes on November 16 at Philadelphia Park, where he finished 6th as the favorite. Previously, he had finished 4th in a maiden race at Philadelphia Park on October 28. Tecate is a half- or full-brother to 4 winners.

The most experienced horse in the race is Just Prince (Polish Miner - Lady With a Dream by Track Dance), who has made 7 starts. He has finished 3rd the last two races, on November 18 and December 13. Both of those were at Philadelphia Park. Just Prince is out of a winning mare who has produced the winner Victor's Prospect.

Call Me Sonny (Posse - Chocolate Mauk by Cozzene), who brought $45,000 as a yearling, has run three times at Delaware Park, finishing 5th once and 4th twice. He is the first foal out of an unplaced mare who is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Seattle Pattern.

Be a Pal (Alex's Pal - Precise Time by Copelan) has also run three times, but at Philadelphia Park. He has finished 4th once and 5th twice. Be a Pal is by freshman sire Alex's Pal, whose 12 runners who have made 39 total starts, recording 2 wins, 5 seconds and 7 thirds. Precise Time, the dam of Be a Pal, was a winner at 2 and has produced 2 winners. Be a Pal was a $12,000 2-year old.

French Action (Action This Day - French Hideaway by French Deputy) has run twice on the turf, finishing 6th at Saratoga on August 30, and 9th at Belmont on October 10. French Hideaway, the dam of French Action was a stakes winner who earned $118,879. French Action is her first foal, she is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Parisparis. French Action is by first-year stallion Action This Day, whose 43 runners have made 154 total starts, recording 11 wins, 9 seconds, 16 thirds, and $342,040.

Slewgundy Ridge (Go for Gin - Clearthedancefloor by Cryptoclearance) has made 2 Philadelphia Park starts, finishing 11th on November 23, and 8th on December 8. This is his first time in Maiden Claiming company. Slewgundy Ridge is out of the winning mare Clearthedancefloor. Clearthedancefloor has produced stakes winner All Dolled Up and stakes-placed winners Garden Dance and Putonyerdancinshuz.

Harvey's Symphony (Brahms - Zhangbei by Zilzal) finished 4th in his debut at Fort Erie on October 7, and then finished 9th at Woodbine on October 23. He is a half-brother to the winner Foxy Indian, and a full-brother to Z Z Pop, who was a winner at 2, 3, and 4.

Poweriffic (Power by Far - Miss Triple C by Northern Wolf) and Celtic Shot (Wheelaway - Sarmarzo Princess by Unaccounted For) have each run once at Philadelphia Park. Poweriffic was 7th in his race on November 17. He is out of the winning mare Miss Triple C. Miss Triple C is a half-sister to 3 winners. Celtic Shot finished 9th on November 24. He is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Sarmarzo Princess. Her first foal, Gamaran, was a winner at 2.

Floating On Air Seeks Ultimate Bliss from the Sun Valley Storm

December 20, 2008
Fair Grounds Race 2
Maiden Claiming ($20,000-$25,000)
6 furlongs
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 1:58 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Just for Annika
2. Lokomamma
3. Amy My Amy
4. Ultimate Bliss
5. Floating On Air
6. Boy Crazy
7. L'Affaire
8. Go Hide and Watch
9. Why Now
10. Miss Carmelite
11. Miss Anomaly
12. Sun Valley Storm
AE Wyncreek
AE Such Flash

Floating On Air (Peace Rules - Charmie's Secret by Secret Hello) makes her 8th overall start, and her second at the Fair Grounds. In her first start at the track, she finished 2nd on November 28 in the slop. Floating On Air is the first foal out of a mare who earned $56,445, and placed in the Hildene Stakes as a 2-year old. She is also a half-sister to 4 winners, 2 of which won during their 2-year old seasons. Peace Rules is the sire of 46 runners, who have made 158 total starts, recording 31 wins, 31 seconds, 17 thirds, and $740,360.

Also returning from Floating On Air's November 28 start is Amy My Amy (The Cliff's Edge - Winter Tide by Tale of the Cat), who was 4th. Amy My Amy has made 5 additional starts, finishing 2nd once, 3rd three times, and 6th once. She is by freshman sire The Cliff's Edge, whose 35 runners have made 127 total starts, recording 12 wins, 12 seconds, 13 thirds, and $472,274. Amy My Amy is the first foal out of the winning mare Winter Tide. Winter Tide is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Valarone. Valarone won 2 starts at 2, and earned $277,548 overall.

Just for Annika (Concerto - Point for Big Sexy by Horse Chestnut (SAF)) and Go Hide and Watch (Aljabr - Load N Go by Prized) met on November 19 at Churchill Downs, finishing 2nd and 9th. Millennium Queen, who was 11th in that race, won her next start at Turfway on December 18. Just for Annika previously finished 3rd at Hoosier Park on October 22, and 4th at that track on October 3. Just for Annika is the first foal out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to the winner Point and Shoot, a winner at 2 and 3. Go Hide and Watch was previously 2nd at Churchill Downs on October 29, and 5th at Arlington on September 20. She is out of Load N Go, who was stakes-placed at 2. Load N Go has produced 3 winners.

AE horse Such Flash (Forest Camp - Such Flair by Kingmambo) and Sun Valley Storm (Stormy Atlantic - Lady Ruler by Gold Ruler) ran on the Fair Grounds turf on December 4, finishing 6th and 7th. Such Flash has run 6 total times. Her best finish was 2nd on the Arlington Polytrack on May 25, and on the Saratoga turf on August 20. Such Flash was a $170,000 yearling, and is out of the winning mare, Such Flair. Such Flair has produced 2 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Law Breaker. Stakes winner Lady Ruler, dam of Sun Valley Storm, was a winner at 2 and earned $231,313.

Ultimate Bliss (Millennium Wind - Allurable by Regal Classic) has run five times. Her best finish was third on November 5 at Churchill Downs. Her most recent race was on November 12 at Churchill Downs, where she was 4th. Ultimate Bliss also finished 5th in the All Sold Out Stakes at Fairmount Park on August 26. Ultimate Bliss is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare, Allurable. Allurable's first foal, Incluso, was a winner.

Why Now (Whywhywhy - Trickily by Tempolino) has run twice, finishing 8th in her debut at Keeneland on October 9, and 2nd at Churchill Downs on November 11. Interestingly, Spoilher, who finished 3rd in the November 11 race, broke her maiden next time out at Turfway on December 18. Why Now is a half-sister to 2 winners, including 2-year old winner Quickerthanyoureye.

Boy Crazy (Sky Mesa - Sugar Run by Meadowlake), Miss Carmelite (Mutakddim - Shake Down by Lord At War (ARG)), and AE entrant Wyncreek (Gulch - Santa Rosa Island by Valiant Nature) have all made one start at Churchill Downs. Boy Crazy was 5th in her race on November 21. Boy Crazy, who sold for $167,000 as a weanling, is a half-sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Sugar Pine. Sugar Pine was a winner at 2 and finished 2nd in the Fantasy Stakes that year. Miss Carmelite finished 10th on November 26. Her dam, Shake Down, was a winner at 2 and 3. Shake Down has produced 4 winners, including 2 that won at 2. Wyncreek was 11th on November 9. She is out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Miss Anomaly (During - Lady Quarterbag by Bon Point (GB)), by first-crop sire During, finished 2nd in her only start, at the Fair Grounds on November 30. During's 28 runners have made 104 total starts, recording 9 wins, 12 seconds, 19 thirds, and $234,788. Miss Anomaly is a half-sister to the winner Wild Magpie.

Also by During is unraced L'Affaire (During - Formal Affair by Dynaformer). L'Affaire is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Formal Affair. Formal Affair is a half-sister to 4 winners.

Completing the field is debuter Lokomamma (Successful Appeal - Lokoya by Woodman), who sold for $50,000 as a yearling. Lokomamma is the first foal out of Lokoya. Lokoya was a debut winner at 2, and finished 2nd in the Matron (gr. I) that year.

Class Flirt is a Majestic Gentleman with Anasheed Class

December 20, 2008
Fair Grounds Race 10
Maiden Special Weight
About one mile turf
2-year olds
Post Time: 5:43 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Majestic Gentleman
2. Atlantic Slick
3. Powerchord
4. Rabbit Tracks
5. Falling Knife
6. Class Flirt
7. Southern Region
8. Rock a Chaw
9. Trait
10. Anasheed Class
11. Atticus Pomponius
12. Oyster Cat
AE Hope for Us All
AE Cat Springs

Class Flirt (Pleasantly Perfect - Flirtatious by A. P. Indy) makes his second start, after finishing a decent 5th in his debut on the Churchill Downs turf on November 14. He's had 4 works since then. Flirtatious, dam of Class Flirt, was a winner at 2 and 3, and earned $171,266. She did not win on the turf, but was placed on that surface. Flirtatious is the dam of champion Wait a While. Wait a While has earned $2,394,917 while racing mostly on the turf, including wins or placings in 12 graded stakes on the turf. Wait a While finished 3rd in this year's Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare turf. Pleasantly Perfect has sired 22 runners who have made 53 total starts, recording 12 wins, 6 seconds, 6 thirds, and $463,882.

The only unraced entrant is Rock a Chaw (Pure Prize - Award for Morgan by Academy Award). Rock a Chaw is a half-brother to 4 winners, none of which won at 2 or on the turf.

Eight of the horses met on November 22 at the Fair Grounds in an about one mile contest on the firm turf. Southern Region (Stormy Atlantic - Easter Butter by Eastern Echo) was 2nd, AE Cat Springs (Tale of the Cat - Castle Spring by Kingmambo) 3rd, Trait (Menifee - Savory by Skywalker) 4th, AE Hope for Us All (Royal Anthem - Great Red Hope by Red Ransom) 5th, Powerchord (Touch Gold - Fancy Clancy by Rahy) 6th, Anasheed Class (Anasheed - Spot the Class by Holy Mountain) 8th, Atlantic Slick (Stormy Atlantic - City Slick by Carson City) 10th, and Atticus Pomponius (Pivot - Impressive Miss by Matthews Keep) 11th.

Southern Region previously was 2nd at Delta Downs on November 7. He sold for $145,000 as a yearling and $250,000 at 2. Easter Butter, dam of Southern Region, was a stakes winner who earned $199,906. She has produced the winner Victory Morning, a winner at 2.

Cat Springs was 9th in his only other start, at Churchill Downs on November 1. He is the 2nd foal out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to grade I winner Sand Springs. Sand Springs won or placed in 12 turf stakes and was a turf winner at 2, while earning $1,270,058.

Trait is the first foal out of a turf winning mare who is a half-sister to grade III winner Dr. Ramsey and grade II winner Owsley. Both of these were multiple stakes winners on the turf. Trait's debut was a 5th place finish at Louisiana Downs.

Hope for Us All had earlier run at Keeneland on October 17, finishing 7th. His dam, Great Red Hope, was a winner on the turf at 2, and has produced Pegged in the Red, who was a winner first time on the turf at 2.

Powerchord has made 4 total starts, including 3 on the turf. His best finish was 2nd on the Belmont turf on September 25. Powerchord is out of the turf winning mare Fancy Clancy, who has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner Fancy Fusaichi. Two of Powerchord's siblings won on the turf.

Anasheed Class has run 4 additional times, including one other turf try. His best finish was 3rd at Evangeline Downs on August 2. Anasheed Class is fby freshman sire Anasheed, whose 15 runners have made 68 total starts, recording 7 wins, 7 seconds, 9 thirds, and $144,106. Anasheed Class is a half-brother to 2 winners, including turf stakes-placed Ruling Class. Ruling Class was a winner at 2 and has earned $144,760 through 2008. Both of Anasheed Class' winning siblings won on the turf.

Atlantic Slick is out of the mare City Slick, who was a winner at 2. City Slick has produced 4 winners from 4 to run, including stakes winner Countryfide, who was stakes-placed on the turf. One of Atlantic Slick's siblings won at 2 and another won on the turf.

Montana-bred Atticus Pomponius (Pivot - Impressive Miss by Matthews Keep) is the first foal out of an unraced mare, who is a half-sister to stakes-placed Impressive Knight.

Falling Knife (Cozzene - Palette Knife by Broad Brush) has run 4 times, including his most recent effort on the turf at Hawthorne, where he was 5th on October 19. His best finish was a 2nd at Presque Isle Downs on August 24. Falling Knife sold for $130,000 as a yearling. Palette Knife, the dam of Falling Knife, was a stakes winner who earned $319,400. Palette Knife has produced 2 winners, including stakes-placed Crafty Player. Both of these winners won at 2.

Oyster Cat (Tale of the Cat - Freshwater Pearl (IRE) by Alzao) has run three times, finishing 3rd at Del Mar on August 17, 4th at Santa Anita on September 27, and 5th at Keeneland on October 24. This will be his first turf start. Freshwater Pearl, dam of Oyster Cat, was a 2-year old stakes winner on the turf, who has produced the turf stakes-placed, Pure Incentive. Pure Incentive, who was also a 2-year old winner, earned $112,534.

Majestic Gentleman (Yankee Gentleman - Majestic Splendor by Bertrando) has run twice, including a 3rd-place finish on the turf at Louisiana Downs on September 25. He also finished 5th on the Louisiana Downs dirt on October 18. Majestic Gentleman is a half-brother to one winner and his dam is a full-sister to Hugh Hefner, a stakes winner on the dirt and turf.

Rabbit Tracks (Mizzen Mast - Mystery of Faith by Polish Navy), who sold for $90,000 as a yearling, has also run once on the dirt and once on the turf. Both starts were at Delaware Park. He was 5th on the dirt on September 21, and 4th on the turf on October 4. His dam, Mystery of Faith, was a winner and has produced 5 winners from 6 to run.

Congaree Park has a Downtown Banker for Mr. President

December 20, 2008
Hollywood Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
6 furlongs
2-year olds
Post Time: 6:05 PM TVG

P Horse
1. Point Attended
2. Downtown Banker
3. Black Feather
4. Mr. President
5. Congaree Park
6. Turk
7. Coleville
8. Flat Bold

Congaree Park (Congaree - King's Daughter by Ferdinand), who has been working in southern California for several months, debuts in this 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight contest at Hollywood Park. King's Daughter, dam of Congaree Park, was a winner at 2 and has produced 4 winners. Two of these winners won at 2. Congaree's 43 runners have started a combined 116 times, recording 18 wins, 19 seconds, 10 thirds, and $700,396.

Point Attended (Tale of the Cat - Southern Tour by Tour d'Or) finished 5th in his only start, at Hollywood Park on December 6. A $70,000 weanling, Point Attended is the 2nd foal out of stakes winner Southern Tour. Southern Tour was a winner at 2, and earned $340,330 in her 25 race career.

Flat Bold (Flatter - Be a Quiet Honey by Quiet American), who sold for $150,000 as a yearling, has also run once at Hollywood, finishing 7th on November 8. He is out of the winning mare Be a Quiet Honey. Be a Quiet Honey is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winners Redheaded Honey and Handsome Turk.

The remaining entrants are unraced, including Turk (Vindication - Turkana by Deputy Minister), who sold for $20,000 as a yearling. Turk is the first foal out of the unrace mare Turkana, who is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Also by Vindication is Mr. President (Vindication - Discovering Beauty by Theatrical (IRE)). His dam is a half-sister to grade II winners Gold Beauty and The Prime Minister, and three stakes winners.

Downtown Banker (Leestown - Money in the Bank by Miswaki) is a half-brother to the winner Rogues Hollow. His dam, Money in the Bank, is a half-sister to 5 winners.

Black Feather (Yonaguska - Precious Plum by Prized) is out of a winning mare who has produced the winner Nat's Star.

Stakes winner Corona Lake, dam of Coleville (Elusive Quality - Corona Lake by Storm Cat), won or placed in 4 stakes and earned $246,550. Corona Lake has produced 2 winners, including stakes winner Maizelle. Maizelle earned $158,292 in a 7 race career.

Verdant is Out of Reality to be a Poplar Girl

December 20, 2008
Turfway Park Race 12
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 6:11 PM TVG

P Horse
1. Brightia Ruby
2. Queen Gracie
3. Lady Chanterly
4. Tape Delay
5. Verdant
6. Out of Reality
7. Miss Fark
8. Little Nancy
9. Beautiful Brew
10. Erin's Song
11. Kiss Mine
12. Poplar Girl

Verdant (Pleasantly Perfect - Rift Valley by Gulch) makes her 5th overall start and her 3 straight start at 1 1/16 miles. Her most recent race was her best, as she finished 3rd at Churchill Downs on November 6. She's had several works since that effort. 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 22 runners have made 53 total starts with 12 wins, 6 seconds, 6 thirds, and $463,882.

Little Nancy (Gulch - Time to Decide by Wavering Monarch) and Lady Chanterly (War Chant - Gal O Gal by Manlove) ran against Verdant on November 6, finishing 4th and 8th. Little Nancy had prevoiusly finished in front of Verdant on September 7 at Turfway Park. In her most recent start, she was 5th at Churchill Downs on November 27. 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. Lady Chanterly has previously made three starts at Presque Isle Downs, finishing 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.

In her most recent start, Lady Chanterly was 7th on November 29 at Churchill Downs, behind Kiss Mine (Mineshaft - Kiss the Devil by Kris S.), who was 4th, and Poplar Girl (Forest Camp - Fair Settlement by Easy Goer), who was 6th. Kiss Mine had previously finished 7th at Churchill Downs on October 29. Kiss the Devil, dam of Kiss Mine, was a grade III winner, who earned $381,629. Kiss Mine is her 2nd foal. Poplar Girl had made one other start, finishing 5th at Churchill Downs on November 9. Poplar Girl, who sold for $260,000 as a yearling, is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Mustang Jock. Mustang Jock was a winner at 2 and earned $157,769 in his career.

Tape Delay (Tapit - Rokeby Lynn by Silver Deputy) has run three times, finishing 3rd both on October 3 at Hoosier, and at Turfway on November 6, and 7th at Churchill on November 9. Tape Delay, who sold for $50,000 as a yearling, is by first-crop sire Tapit. Tapit's 53 runners have made 173 total starts, recording 27 wins, 31 seconds, 20 thirds, and $2,839,003. Tape Delay is the 2nd foal out of an unraced mare who is from the same family as champion Silverbulletday.

Brightia Ruby (Mutakddim - Quinielera (ARG) by Saint Sever (FR)) has also made three starts, finishing 7th at Turfway Park on September 6, 3rd at Turfway on September 26, and 11th at Keeneland on October 17. Stakes-placed Quinielera, dam of Brightia Ruby, has produced 4 winners.

Miss Fark (Newfoundland - Margain by Wild Again) last ran in the Bassinet Stakes at River Downs on August 30, finishing 8th. In her only other start, she was 7th at Ellis Park on August 2. Miss Fark is by freshman sire Newfoundland, whose 22 runners have made a combined 58 starts with 8 wins, 16 seconds, 5 thirds, and $211,602. Miss Fark is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Erin's Song (Unbridled's Song - Scapegoat by Forty Niner), who sold for $55,000 as a yearling, has run twice. She was 4th at Prairie Meadows on August 22, and 11th at Churchill Downs on October 26. Erin's Song is a half-sister to 8 winners, including stakes winners Tres Coronas and Descapate. Four of her siblings won at 2.

Out of Reality (Out of Place - Puype's Dream by Kris S.) was a $32,000 yearling, and finished 2nd in her only start, at Churchill Downs on November 28. Out of Reality is a half- or full-sister to two winners, one of which won at 2.

Beautiful Brew (Milwaukee Brew - Richen by Well Decorated) was 4th in her only start, at Keeneland on October 9. Richen, dam of Beautiful Brew, was a winner at 2, and stakes-placed at 3. Richen has produced 8 winners.

Unraced Queen Gracie (Pleasant Tap - Sabratical by Wavering Monarch) completes the field. She is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Sabratical, who is a half- or full-sister to 9 winners.

Making a River Treck with Precious Beans

December 20, 2008
Delta Downs Race 1
Maiden Special Weight
1 mile
2-year olds
Post Time: 7:30 PM TVG

P Horse
1. Glitizi's Timber
2. Flying Ide
3. Gennes Ball
4. River Treck
5. Came in First
6. Bullish Humor
7. Precious Beans
8. Spirit's Back
9. I Fly
10. Mr. Directional

River Treck (Congaree - Gem Treck by Java Gold) and Precious Beans (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Precious Feather by Gone West) go head-to-head in this one. River Treck has run twice, finishing 7th at Churchill Downs on June 4, and 6th at Churchill Downs on November 13. River Treck, who sold for $110,000 as a yearling, is a half-brother to 6 winners, including stakes winner Buddy Got Even. Two of his siblings won at 2. Congaree's 43 runners have made 116 total starts, recording 18 wins, 19 seconds, 10 thirds, and $700,396. Precious Beans has run 8 times. His best finish was a 2nd on October 18 at Louisiana Downs. He has also finished third three times, including in his most recent start on November 29 at Delta Downs. 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 56 runners have made 166 total starts, registering 26 wins, 27 seconds, 18 thirds, and $1,429,823.

Debuting in this one are Glitzi's Timber (Glitzi's Classic - Honeysuckle Gold by Lot o' Gold) and Mr. Directional (Officer - Diamond Ruby by Rubiano). Glitzi's Timber is out of a winning mare who has produced the winner Blushing Kudzu. Mr. Directional is a half-brother to 2 winners, including Jaylind who was a winner at 2.

Spirit's Back (Spiritbound - So What Lauren by Ruhlmann) and Bullish Humor (Holy Bull - Good Humor by Smart Strike) met on November 7 at Delta Downs, finishing 7th and 8th. Spirit's Back had previously made three starts at Louisiana Downs, finishing 10th on September 14, 8th on October 12, and 7th on October 18. Spirit's Back is the 2nd foal out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to one winner. Bullish Humor is out of a winning mare who has produced 2 winners from 2 to run.

Flying Ide (Ide - Flying Dove by Dove Hunt) finished 4th in his only start, at Delta Downs on December 5. Flying Ide is out of the mare Flying Dove, who was a winner at 2. Flying Dove has produced the winner Afternoon Dove.

I Fly (Early Flyer - Flewsy by Marfa) has also run once at Delta Downs, finishing 4th on November 26. Flewsy, dam of I Fly, was a winner, and has produced 2 winners.

Came in First (Came Home - Not Brite Brillant by High Brite) was 8th in his only start, at Louisiana Downs on October 2. Not Brite Brillant, dam of Came in First, was stakes-placed at 2 and 4 and earned $264,287. Not Brite Brillant has produced 2 winners.

Gennes Ball (Zede - Main Prize by Prized) ran at the Fair Grounds on December 12, finishing 10th. It was his first and only start. Gennes Ball is the 2nd foal out of a winning mare, who is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Also in action on December 20

Cradle of Peace (colt; Peace Rules) seeks his third win in the 2nd race at Laurel, a 7 furlong claiming race. Cradle of Peace last ran on December 2 in a 6 furlong allowance race at Penn National, where he was 5th. He's the morning-line favorite in this one, where he will break from post 4. Post time is 1:03 PM.

Rockland (colt; Smarty Jones), who broke his maiden last time out at the Meadowlands on November 5, tries the first-level allowance condition at Calder. This mile and a sixteenth turf contest is race 6, with a scheduled post time of 2:37. Rockland is in hole 7, in this full field (10 in the race, plus 4 on the also-elgible list).

Western Fire (colt; Speightstown) makes his 4th start, after breaking his maiden on October 2 at Remington Park. This time, he'll take on 9 in a 5 furlong allowance race at Delta Downs. Post time is 10:33 eastern time and he'll break from the 2 hole.

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Annem

I don't think you mentioned this race but a Smarty Jones colt Rockland, looked good winning an allowance race at Calder today

20 Dec 2008 3:37 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Annem - Rockland's race was mentioned in the "Also in Action section.." With so many maiden races, I've had to reduce coverage of those vs. winners. But, it will be recapped. And you are right, it was a nice race. Rockland has impressed me from his debut with his professionalism.

20 Dec 2008 5:37 PM

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