Jaystone to Run Smartly

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Gossip Gil Rules Houston Tunes

Heartbreak Trail garnered much of the attention in this one, and not in a good way. First, she didn't want to load and delayed the break. Then, she stumbled from the gate, losing her rider. Heartbreak Trail will probably getting some schooling after that performance. Of those who came out of the gate still in the race, Macaria broke on top. She was soon joined by first-timer Sophie's Meatball, who was slow to start, but then rushed into contention. Sophie's Meatball took the lead after a half, as Macaria faded. Gossip Gil came running on the inside, and Shaunna came rolling outside. Favorite Gossip Gil was going best, and drew off by better than three. Houston Tunes Rule (Peace Rules) didn't run much, finishing last. Hard to tell if she has any ability from that performance. She went off at a decent price (5-1), so I'd be willing to give her another shot. It could be one of those, "what I don't understand what's going on" moments that occur with first-time starters.

Result: January 6, 2009
Philadelphia Park Race 9
Maiden Claiming

Gossip Gil $6.20
Sophie's Meatball  


Equibase Chart

Run Smart One with a Golden Rush with a Spikey Italiano

January 7, 2009
Turfway Park Race 1
Maiden Claiming ($10,000 - $15,000)
1 mile
3-year olds
Post Time: 1:10 PM TVG

P Horse
1. Chacao
2. Austin Echo
3. Ventry
4. Spikey Italiano
5. Leo Larkspur
6. Golden Rush
7. Auntie's Greg
8. Run Smart One

Run Smart One (Smarty Jones - Literary Light by Ide) makes his 4th start overall, and his 2nd at Turfway. In his last start, his first in maiden claiming company, he was part of the pace early before tiring to 4th. Since that start, he's had a couple of works at Keeneland. Run Smart One is the first foal out of grade III stakes-placed Literary Light, who earned $327,311. Literary Light is a full-sister to stakes winner Junior College, who has earned $408,810.

Leo Larkspur (El Leopardo - Lea Larkspur by Leo Castelli), Auntie's Greg (Luhuk - Best Auntie by Northern Baby), Ventry (Cuvee - Kriska Kreme by Charismatic), Austin Echo (Austin Powers (IRE) - Shar'ngail by Cabrini Green) and Spikey Italiano (Subordination - Prominent Dancer by Moscow Ballet) all met at Turfway Park on December 20 in a mile and a sixteenth race at this same level. Leo Larkspur was 2nd, Auntie's Greg was 4th, Ventry 5th, Austin Echo 6th, and Spikey Italiano 9th. Leo Larkspur has made 4 previous starts, including a 4th at Churchill Downs on November 28. Leo Larkspur is out of a winning mare, who has produced the winner A P Texas. Auntie's Greg has made two additional starts, finishing 8th at Turfway Park on December 5, and 5th at Mountaineer on November 17. Auntie's Greg is out of a winning mare who has produced three winners. Ventry has run 8 total times. The last time he ran at a mile at this level, on December 20 at Turfway Park, he was 2nd. Ventry is the first foal out of an unraced mare, who is a half-sister to 4 winners. Austin Echo has started 4 times, most recently finishing 11th at Turfway on December 29. Austin Echo is a half-brother to 2 winners. Spikey Italiano, finished 5th twice in two previous starts, both at Mountaineer. Spikey Italiano, which is a very cool name, is a full- or half-brother to 6 winners, including Hip Hop, a group I-placed hurdler.

Golden Rush (Golden Missile - Adobe Gold by Touch Gold) has run twice at Turfway, finishing 7th on December 5, and 9th on December 27. Golden Rush is the first foal out of stakes winner Adobe Gold who earned $153,288.

Chacao (Victory Gallop - I Fooled Em by Broad Brush) finished 10th in his only start, at Turfway Park on December 5. His dam, I Fooled Em, earned $107,075 in a 60 race career. I Fooled Em has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Trial Prep.

Jaystone to Brock N Roll Toward Puregoodniss

January 7, 2009
Aqueduct Race 4
Maiden Claiming ($50,000)
6 furlongs
3-year olds
New York-breds
Post Time: 1:55 PM HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Carter's Store
2. Brock N Roll
3. Digger Karakorum
4. Jaystone
5. Rizty Aly
6. Pass the Note
7. Puregoodniss
8. Odessa's Hope
9. Scooter Rat
10. Smarty Karakorum

Jaystone (Birdstone - Maya's Note by Editor's Note) debuts at Aqueduct against his fellow New Yorkers. He has been working at Belmont since late October, including a nifty 4 furlong gate work on December 13 in :49.12. Jaystone is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Maya's Note. Maya's Note is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Spectacular Cat. Spectacular Cat earned $218,118 in his career.

Also debuting in this one are Carter's Store (Phone Trick - Levitation by Raja Baba), Digger Karakorum (Goldminers Gold - Amaryllis by Cormorant), and Pass the Note (Well Noted - Autistic Girl by American Standard). Carter's Store sold for $72,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of grade II stakes-placed Levitation. Levitation earned $178,188 in her career, and has produced 6 winners, including stakes-placed Leverage. Digger Karakorum is out of a winning mare who has produced 6 winners, including stakes winner Karakorum Starlet. Pass the Note is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Autistic Girl. Austistic Girl is a half-sister to 7 winners.

Odessa's Hope (Honour and Glory - Ziggaraut by A. P Jet) and Scooter Rat (Forest Wildcat - Message Red by Cryptoclearance) met way back on June 26 at Belmont, in a 5.5 furlong Maiden race for state-breds. Odessa's Hope was 6th and Scooter Rat 7th. Odessa's Hope sold for $70,000 as a yearling, and $190,000 as a 2-year old. Odessa's Hope is a half-brother to the winner Baltimore Drive. Scooter Rat also ran at Aqueduct on November 30, finishing 5th. Message Red, dam of Scooter Rat, was a stakes winner who earned $240,722. Scooter Rat is her first foal.

Brock N Roll (Brahms - Blushing Native by Blushing John) has made 3 starts, all at Finger Lakes. In his most recent start, he was 3rd on November 29 on a sloppy track. Previously, he was 5th on November 13, and 4th on October 30. Brock N Roll is a half-brother to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Blushing Marian.

Rizty Aly (Rizzi - Aly Baghdad by Alyfoe) was 8th in his only start, on November 22 at Aqueduct. He is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Aly Baghdad. Aly Baghdad is a half-sister to one winner, and a full-sister to one winner.

Puregoodniss (Good and Tough - Banissa by Lear Fan) sold for $12,000 as a yearling, and $35,000 at 2. Puregoodniss is a full-brother to Bella Banissa, who was 2nd in the Landaluce Stakes (gr. III), and a half-brother to 6 winners.

Smarty Karakorum (Wiseman's Ferry - Sr. Ferra by Jeblar), who sold for $15,000 as a yearling, finished 10th in his only start, at Aqueduct on November 28. Smarty Karakorum is out of a winning mare who has produced 5 winners, including stakes winner Brandala.

Also in action on January 7

Valid Rule (gelding; Peace Rules), who broke his maiden in his 2nd start on December 11, faces winners for the first time in a 6 furlong claiming race at Hawthorne. He'll break from post 5 in this contest which has a post time of 3:32 PM ET.

Pretty Kitten (filly; Saarland) makes her 3-year old debut in a mile and a sixteenth claiming race at Camarero. She'll face 5 in this race scheduled for 3:45 PM ET.

Normansbirdie (filly; Birdstone), who finished 3rd last time out on December 5 at Calder, tries again for her 2nd win, this time at Gulfstream Park. She'll face a full-field in this mile claiming race which has a post time of 4:12 PM ET.

Tiger Rules (colt; Peace Rules) who picked up his 2nd victory on December 4 at Laurel, tries for win number 3 at Charles Town. Post time is 9:39 PM ET for this 4.5 furlong claiming race, as Tiger Rules breaks from post 8.

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