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Izzy Fitzy is Kept in Mind

Wet 'n Wild Cat took the early lead, pursued by Isittruemossy, with Stephen's Sport just behind these two. Izzy Fitzy came rolling wide and moved into the lead, soon sprinting clear by 3. But, Keep Me in Mind (Smarty Jones) was coming too. He made steady progress, closing the gap between himself and Izzy Fitzy. At the wire, Izzy Fitzy was still in front, but the margin was was half of a length. Keep Me in Mind was well clear of the rest of the field. More distance for this one, please.

Result: January 21, 2009
Philadelphia Park Race 3
Maiden Claiming

Izzy Fitzy $25.60
$16.40
$7.20
Keep Me in Mind  
$7.60
$3.20
Stephen's Sport  

$4.40

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No Speed Limit Has the Spirit

Favorite No Speed Limit broke on top, but allowed Mambo Jumbo to take the lead on the inside. No Speed Limit drew even on the turn, and then took command. Mambo Jumbo tired, losing 2nd to Strollin in Paris. Spirit Seeker (Peace Rules) was bumped hard at the start, showed a little interest on the rail and finished 6th.

Result: January 21, 2009
Gulfstream Park Race 6
Maiden Claiming

No Speed Limit $4.20
$3.20
$2.60
Strollin in Paris  
$11.20
$8.00
Mambo Jumbo  

$5.00

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Other Results for January 21

Normansbirdie (filly; Birdstone - She's a Cool Cat by Mountain Cat) bobbled at the start in her starter allowance contest, never recovered, and finished last.

An Exclusive Scheme Has Thunder for a TouchofPerfection

January 22, 2009
Aqueduct Race 6
Maiden Claiming ($35,000)
1 mile and 70 yards
3-year old fillies
New York-breds
Post Time: 2:52 PM ET HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Exclusive Scheme
2. Kittys Wish
3. Buea Oak
4. She's Got Thunder
5. Sassification
6. Poof Poof
7. Touchof Perfection
8. Stormie Gray
9. Stratton's Girl
10. Deja Boo

Exclusive Scheme (Saarland - Pyramid Scheme by Distant View) makes her 5th start and her 2nd in the new year. Her most recent start was on January 1 at Aqueduct, where she never seemed to recover after steadying in the first turn and finished 9th. Her best finish was 2nd on a muddy track on November 6 at Aqueduct, so maybe we should hope for mud. She's had one work since her most recent effort. Exclusive Scheme is the 2nd foal out of the placed mare Pyramid Scheme, who is a half-sister to 5 winners.

She's Got Thunder (Thunder Gulch - Shesastonecoldfox by Foxhound) finished 4th, and Sassification (Double Honor - Sassy Affair by Formal Dinner) was 6th in Exclusive Scheme's January 1 start. She's Got Thunder has made 5 total starts, her best finish was a 3rd on December 13 at Aqueduct. She's Got Thunder, who sold for $100,000 as a 2-year old, is out of stakes winner Shesastonecoldfox. Shesastonecoldfox has produced stakes-placed Elusive Fox. Sassification has also run 5 times. Her best finish came in her most recent race, on January 8 at Aqueduct, where she was third. Sassification is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Miami Sunrise.

Touchof Perfection (Crafty C. T. - Perfect Mount by Claramount) and Buea Oak (Catienus - Sassy Accord by D'Accord) faced Sassification on January 8 at Aqueduct, finishing 2nd and 5th. Touchof Perfection and Buea Oak have actually faced each other 3 times, with Touchof Perfection defeating Buea Oak each time. Touchof Perfection is a half-sister to one winner, and her dam is a half- or full-sister to 6 winners. Buea Oak, who was also 4th at the Meadowlands on November 1, is out of the winning mare Sassy Accord. Sassy Accord has produced 3 winners.

Poof Poof (Devil His Due - Knockessy by Hennessy) faced Touchof Perfection and Buea Oak on December 11 at Aqueduct, finishing 7th, behind the other two fillies. Poof Poof has made 7 total starts. Her best finish is third, which she achieved on September 18 at Finger Lakes, and on January 4 at Aqueduct. Poof Poof is a half-sister to one winner.

Stormie Gray (Freud - Unshattered by Two Punch) and Kittys Wish (Catienus - Hope Chest by Honor Grades) met on October 19 at 6 furlongs on the Belmont turf, with Stormie Gray 3rd and Kittys Wish 7th. Stormie Gray's most recent effort was a 5th at Aqueduct on December 31. She is the 2nd foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Off the Glass. Kittys Wish also finished 5th in her last start, a 6 furlong race on the Aqueduct inner track on January 3. Hope Chest, dam of Kittys Wish, earned $116,420, and has produced 3 winners, including stakes-placed High Priced.

Deja Boo (Authenticate - Liveitupnow by Brooklyn Nick) was 9th on January 3 at Aqueduct, behind Kittys Wish. It was her first and only start. Deja Boo is the first foal out of the placed mare Liveitupnow.

Completing the field is debut runner Stratton's Girl (Trust N Luck - Highly Capable by High Yield), who sold for $24,000 as a yearling. She is a half-sister to the winner Forty One Grove, and her dam is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Thats a Good Thing.

Exclusively Mine is an Evolutionist for a Miner's Escape

January 22, 2009
Gulfstream Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
1 mile turf
3-year olds
Post Time: 3:34 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Favorite Soup
2. Kadarka
3. Evolutionist
4. Miner's Escape
5. Pinckney Hill
6. Smax
7. Matching Whites
8. Irish Blarney
9. Reb
10. Exclusively Mine
11. Weslinn
12. Chapin Beach
AE Sky Magic
AE Whata Tough Knight
AE Sultan's Sword
AE Bobs Tiebreaker

Exclusively Mine (Saarland - Jingle Berry by Two Punch) debuts on the turf in a full field (plus 4 Also-eligibles). He was a $15,000 yearling, and has been working at Calder. Exclusively Mine is out of a winning mare who has produced 3 winners from 3 to run. One of Exclusively Mine's siblings won on the turf.

Additional unraced entrants in the main body of the race are Favorite Soup (Alphabet Soup - Pipers Trick by Favorite Trick), Pinckney Hill (A. P. Indy - Jemima (GB) by Owington (GB)), Reb (Stormy Atlantic - Sweet Baby Jane by Kingmambo), and Chapin Beach (Dynaformer - Lovely Martha by Storm Bird). Favorite Soup is the first foal out of the winning mare Pipers Trick. Pipers Trick is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Pipers Thunder. Two of her siblings won on the turf. Pinckney Hill is out of Jemima, a group II winner on the turf. Jemima has produced turf stakes winner English Colony. Reb sold for $75,000 as a yearling, and $100,000 at 2. He is the first foal out of the winning mare Sweet Baby Jane, who is a half-sister to 5 winners. One of her siblings won on the turf. Chapin Beach is a full-brother to Sand Springs, a grade I winner on the turf. Sand Springs earned $1,270, 058, while racing primarily on the turf.

Smax (Pulpit - Little Sister by Valid Appeal) has run three times, including 2 Belmont turf starts. He was 2nd on September 21, and 7th on October 9. He has never been beyond 7 furlongs. Smax was a $300,000 yearling and is out of grade III winner Little Sister. Little Sister earned $720,568, but did not win on the turf. She is the dam of 4 winners, including stakes winner Takedown, and No Fair, who was stakes-placed on the turf.

Evolutionist (El Prado (IRE) - Dream Supreme by Seeking the Gold) has made 3 starts, including one turf start. His best result was 3rd, which he achieved on the Belmont turf on September 5, and on the Keeneland Polytrack on October 19. He is out of grade I stakes winner and millionaire, Dream Supreme. Dream Supreme won or placed in 10 graded stakes. Dream Supreme is the dam of 3 winners, including grade I winner Majestic Warrior and stakes winner Crystal Current. Three of her offspring were placed on the turf (including Evolutionist).

Matching Whites (Full Mandate - Life Is Delicious by Raft) has run 4 times, all in southern California. His best result was 2nd, which he achieved at Del Mar on August 8 and at Santa Anita on October 23. His most recent effort was his only turf start, a 6 furlong race at Hollywood Park in which he finished 6th. Matching Whites is out of stakes winner Life Is Delicious, who was stakes-placed on the turf. Life Is Delicious has produced 4 winners, but no turf winners.

Weslinn (Noactor - Reign Dancer by Sovereign Dancer) finished 3rd in his only start, at 5 furlongs on the Calder turf on November 27. Weslinn is out of Reign Dance, a stakes winner on the turf. Reign Dance has produced 3 winners, including one turf winner.

Miner's Escape (Mineshaft - Spy Novel by Broad Brush) has run three times on the dirt, finishing 6th at Saratoga on August 10, 6th at the Meadowlands on October 10, and 4th at the Meadowlands on November 5. Miner's Escape is a half-brother to turf winner Spy Story. His dam, Spy Novel, is a half-sister to grade I winner and sire, Indian Charlie.

Unbelieveably, there are three 2006 horses named Kadarka, a filly bred in Chile, a filly bred in Great Britain, and the colt Kadarka (Tomahawk - Classic Beth by Regal Classic), who was bred in Manitoba. This Kadarka was 7th in his only start, on the Calder dirt on January 2. Kadarka is out of stakes-placed Classic Beth who has produced 2 winners, including stakes winner Brinello.

Irish Blarney (Perfect Soul (IRE) - Turn On The Charm (IRE) by Archway), who brought $95,000 as a 2-year old, was 7th in his only start, on the Turfway Park Polytrack on November 30. Irish Blarney is a half-brother to one winner.

Sky Magic (Sir Cat - Divine by Topsider) and Whata Tough Knight (Alphabet Soup - Golden Corona by Gulch) are unraced horses on the AE list. Sky Magic is out of a winning mare who has produced 4 winners, including one debut winner. Whata Tough Knight sold for $32,000 as a yearling, and $125,000 as a 2-year old. Golden Corona, dam of Whata Tough Knight, was grade II stakes-placed on the turf. Whata Tough Knight is her first foal. Golden Corona is a half-sister to Daiwa Carson, a group II winner on the turf, and Mark One, a grade III winner who was grade II stakes-placed on the turf. Mark One is by Alphabet Soup, sire of Whata Tough Knight.

AE list member Bobs Tiebreaker (Proud and True - Carole Vee by Mountain of Laws) has run 4 times, including one turf start. His turf start was at a mile and a sixteenth at Calder on December 11, where he finished 5th. His best finish was on the Calder dirt on November 23, where he finished 4th. Bobs Tiebreaker is a half-brother to 3 winners, including stakes-placed runners Songofthesouth and Mountain Tiger.

The AE list is completed by Sultan's Sword (Songandprayer - Smooth Sword by Sword Dance (IRE)), who was 2nd in his only start, at 7 furlongs at Calder on December 29. A $32,000 yearling, Sultan's Sword is the first foal out of the unraced mare Smooth Sword. Smooth Sword is a half-sister to 9 winners.

Longandstrong makes a Jersey Jump with Galloping Thunder

January 22, 2009
Gulfstream Park Race 9
Maiden Claiming ($50,000)
1 mile
3-year olds
Post Time: 4:58 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Can 'n Fiddle
2. Fiji Boy
3. Schleprock
4. Jersey Jump
5. Longandstrong
6. Dubai Rambler
7. Galloping Thunder
8. Shareholder Dues
9. Gato Paso
10. Toots

Longandstrong (Birdstone - Bessie's Chips by Rakeen) makes his 7 overall start, and his first at Gulfstream Park. He has placed in 3 races, finishing 2nd twice and 3rd once. His most recent effort was at Calder on December 13, where he finished 7th. Since then, he's worked 3 times at Gulfstream. Longandstrong, who sold for $25,000 as a yearling, is out of the winning mare, Bessie's Chips, who has produced 3 winners from 4 to race.

Schleprock (Tough Gold - Aly Capri by Alydar) has run 7 times, including a 9th place finish in the Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) on September 13 at Arlington Park. In his last two starts, on November 15 and November 30, he finished 2nd. Both of these races were at Hawthorne. Schleprock is a half-brother to 2 winners, including Aly's Alley who won or placed in 11 stakes, and earned $902,210.

Shareholder Dues (Devil His Due - Shareholder Vote by Two Punch) has made 6 starts. His best finish was 2nd on October 11 at Belmont Park. His most recent start was on January 2 at Calder where he was 4th. Shareholder Dues is out of a winning mare who has produced the winner Honour Above Self.

Cat 'n Fiddle (Monsieur Cat - Regents Glow by Vice Regent) has run 4 times at Calder, and once at Gulfstream Park. His best finish was 2nd on the Calder turf on November 20, but he has also finished 3rd twice. In his most recent effort, at Gulfstream on January 7, he finished 7th at a mile and an eighth on the dirt. Cat 'n Fiddle is out of a winning mare who has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Cat's Glow.

Fiji Boy (Devil His Due - Fiji Girl by Atticus) has run twice on the dirt, once on Polytrack, and once on turf. His most recent effort was on the dirt at Churchill Downs on November 29, where he finished 4th behind Au Moon, who was 3rd in the LeComte Stakes on January 10. Fiji Boy is the 2nd foal out of a mare who was a winner, and who is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Jungle Sun.

Dubai Rambler (Essence of Dubai - Sister Rosie by Defrere) has done all of his running (4 starts) at Calder. His best finish was 2nd at a mile and a sixteenth on November 10. Most recently, he was 4th on the turf on November 30. Dubai Rambler is the first foal out of winner Sister Rosie. Sister Rosie is a half-sister to 8 winners.

Galloping Thunder (Victory Gallop - Valid Annie by Valid Appeal) most recently started on the Gulfstream Park turf on January 8, finishing 3rd. Previously, he was 4th on the Calder dirt on December 19. Valid Annie, dam of Galloping Thunder, earned $116,660 in a 19 race career. Valid Annie has produced 3 winners from 4 to run, including stakes-placed Validain.

Jersey Jump (Jump Start - Sporty Card by On to Glory) has also made 2 starts, finishing 4th at Aqueduct on November 13, and 6th at the Meadowlands on October 6. Jersey Jump is a half-brother to 5 winners, including stakes winner Jersey Giant.

Gato Paso (Spanish Steps - Darn That Cat by Darn That Alarm) and Toots (Omega Code - Hollow Gal by Notebook) have each made one start. Gato Paso was 4th on the Calder turf on December 14. He is the first foal out of the winning mare Darn That Cat. Darn That Cat is a half-sister to 8 winners including Trillion Way who was group I stakes-placed in Singapore. Toots, who made his run at Monmouth on August 7 finishing 6th, sold for $150,000 as a yearling. Hollow Gal, dam of Toots, was a winner and has produced two winners.

Also in Action on January 22

Pitched Perfectly (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Musical Minister by Deputy Minister), who last time out finished 4th in the Count Fleet Stakes on January 3 at Aqueduct, faces 6 in an Allowance/Optional Claiming contest at that track. He will break from post 1 in this mile and 70 yard race (the same distance as his maiden win on December 13) with a scheduled post of 3:49 PM ET. Pitched Perfectly is not in for a claiming tag.

Herrand (filly; Peace Rules - Kelly's Lake by Salt Lake), who broke her maiden in her first and only start, on October 11 at Retama, faces winners in a 5.5 furlong claiming race at that track. She'll break from post 10 in this full field of 12 with a post of 10:00 PM ET.

Jay Dee Bird (colt; Birdstone - One Account by Private Account) debuts in maiden claiming company at Penn National where he has been working. This mile race, with a post of 7:34 PM ET, has a field of 8 and a claiming price of $13,000 - $15,000.

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Pleasantly Perfect Fan

Pitched Perfectly ran a great race today! Man, my boy is on fire!! I love it.

22 Jan 2009 11:25 PM

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