Will Beans be Just Right?

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Woody's Bluff too Much for Mocha and Lucy

Bercause went for the early lead, closely followed by Woody's Bluff, and Lady Dawn. Lucy to the Max (Birdstone) wasn't far off of these in fourth. Woody's Bluff made the first move, gravitating to the front after a half. Bercause and Lady Dawn fell back after a time, but Lucy to the Max stayed close. Meanwhile, Fight On for Ol Sc and Mocha d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro) were moving as a team into contention. However, Woody's Bluff began to increase his lead. At the wire, Woody's Bluff was clear by better than 3, but it was close for 2nd between Fight On for Ol Sc, Mocha d'Oro, and Lucy to the Max, who finished in that order.

Result: January 25, 2009
Turf Paradise Race 1
Maiden Optional Claiming

Woody's Bluff $10.00
Fight On for Ol Sc  
Mocha d'Oro  


Equibase Chart

Insider Tips Desert Fox/Brunelleschi

Anasheed Class and Southern Region dueled early, with Pointing Home following closely. Desert Fox (Saarland) was also sticking close. Southern Region, who was rank throughout, took the lead and began to draw off. He couldn't keep this advantage, however, as first Pointing Home, and then Insider Tip overtook him. Desert Fox couldn't gain any positions, but he didn't lose any either, finishing 4th. Brunelleschi (Medaglia d'Oro) didn't show much, finishing 12th and last.

Result: January 25, 2009
Fair Grounds Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

Insider Tip $42.20
Pointing Home  
Southern Region  


Equibase Chart

Intrumental Victory

This was one of those merry-go-round races, little change in position throughout, and a mostly strung out field. Instrumentalist took to the lead and stayed there, extending her lead throughout to win by 6. Shameless chased throughout, widening the gap between 2nd and 3rd. Amethyst Rose (Saarland) didn't show much, securing the 10th position for most of the race.

Result: January 25, 2009
Turfway Park Race 9
Maiden Special Weight

Instrumentalist $8.00
Princesa Marin  


Race Details and Equibase Chart

Other Results for January 25

Hold Me Touch Me (filly; Saarland - Falling in Love (IRE) by Sadler's Wells) was in the mix at the beginning, but tired to finish 8th in the 2nd at Turfway, a Maiden Claiming contest.

Noble Rule (filly; Peace Rules - Vienna Knickers by Noble Saint) finished a decent 5th in the 3rd at Gulfstream, a mile and a sixteenth turf Maiden Claiming race.

Long Live Dixie (filly; Peace Rules - Crafty Brat by Lucky Lionel) finished 3rd in Race 5 at Charles Town, a 4.5 furlong claiming race, but was placed 2nd when the horse that finished second was disqualiifed.

Paid Preview (Speightstown - Starring Monique by Risen Star) closed well to get third in Race 8 at Charles Town, an allowance race of 7 furlongs.

Pacificator (Peace Rules - Penthouse Doll by Pentelicus) ran evenly, finishing 6th in Race 2 at Oaklawn, a 6 furlong claiming race.

Schrader Rules (filly; Peace Rules - She Did It Her Way by Private Terms) didn't run much in the 6th race at Gulfstream, finishing 9th. It was a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming contest.

Dial Four Peace (colt; Peace Rules - Four O One Katie by Marquetry) was part of the pace while racing wide, but weakened to finish 10th in the 9th at Santa Anita, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race.

Will Precious Beans be Just Right?

January 26, 2009
Fair Grounds Race 7
Maiden Special Weight
About One Mile Turf
3-year olds
Post Time: 4:25 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. My Boy Corbyn
2. Market Mover
3. Economic Bailout
4. Atlantic Slick
5. Dutch Striker
6. Precious Beans
7. Rabbit Tracks
8. Eternal Pursuit
9. Just Right (FR)
10. Red Wine
11. Another Dancer
12. Country Tough
MTO Devilish Berti
MTO Don't Shoot

Precious Beans (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Precious Feather by Gone West), who happens to be my favorite Maiden Watch horse, is back in action, making his 10th start. This time, his opponents include Just Right (Pleasantly Perfect - Slewvera by Seattle Slew), who is making his 3rd start. Precious Beans has run once on the turf, finishing 6th at Belmont Park on September 5, while this will be Just Right's first turf start. Precious Beans most recently finished 3rd at Delta Downs on December 20. 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. Just Right finished 9th in his debut at Churchill Downs on November 8, and 8th at Fair Grounds on December 7. He's had 6 works at Fair Grounds to prepare for this one. Just Right was a $200,000 yearling and is out of the grade II stakes-placed mare Slewvera. Slewvera earned $137,974 and placed in 4 stakes. Slewvera has produced 3 winners, including grade I winner Boboman.

Another Dancer (Maria's Mon - Chance Dance by American Chance) finished 5th, in front of Just Right, on December 7 at Fair Grounds. He has made 6 total starts, but none on the turf. His best race was on December 29 at Fair Grounds, where he was 2nd. His most recent race was on January 17 at Fair Grounds, where he finished 5th. Another Dancer sold for $75,000 as a yearling. Chance Dance, dam of Another Dancer, was a stakes winner who earned $339,395. Another Dancer is her first foal.

Country Tough (Smart Strike - Thunder and Rain by Capote) was 6th at Fair Grounds on December 29, behind Another Dancer. Earlier, he had finished 9th at Churchill Downs on November 15. Country Tough, who sold for $125,000 as a yearling, is the 2nd foal out of a stakes-placed Thunder and Rain. Thunder and Rain is a half-sister to 3 winners, including turf stakes winner Limelighting.

Rabbit Tracks (Mizzen Mast - Mystery of Faith by Polish Navy) and Atlantic Slick (Stormy Atlantic - City Slick by Carson City) have met twice, on December 20 on the Fair Grounds turf, Rabbit Tracks was 3rd and Atlantic Slick was 8. Then, on January 4 at Fair Grounds (in a race originally scheduled for the turf), Atlantic Slick set the pace, before tiring to 3rd, and Rabbit Tracks closed to 2nd. Rabbit Tracks has run two additional races, including a turf start at Delaware on October 4, where he finished fourth. Rabbit Tracks who sold for $90,000 as a yearling is out of the winning mare Mystery of Faith, who was also placed on the turf. Mystery of Faith has produced 5 winners from 6 to run. One of her offspring won on the turf. Atlantic Slick's only other start was on the Fair Grounds' turf on November 22, where he was 10th. Atlantic Slick is out of the winning mare City Slick. 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 on the turf.

Dutch Striker (Van Nistelrooy - Thinkinaboutyou by Wild Again) has made 4 starts, including two on the turf. He was 3rd on the Churchill Downs turf on November 1, and then finished 6th on a Churchill Downs turf labeled good on November 14. Most recently, he was 8th on the Turfway Park Polytrack on December 12. Dutch Striker, who sold for $50,000 at 2 is a half-brother to 6 winners, including stakes winners Lost Again and Wildaboutyouagain.

Eternal Pursuit (Sunday Break (JPN) - La Cumbre (GB) by Sadler's Wells) has made two turf starts, finishing 6th at Louisiana Downs on September 25, and 3rd at Fair Grounds on December 27. Eternal Prince, who brought $15,000 as a 2-year old, is a half-brother to 4 winners. Two of his siblings won on the turf.

Red Wine (Distorted Humor - Andrea Gail by Storm Bird) has made 4 starts, all on the Polytrack at Woodbine. His best finish was 3rd on October 16. His most recent start was on November 30, when he finished 4th after leading early. Red Wine sold for $500,000 as a yearling, and is a half-brother to grade III winner Areyoutalkintome. Areyoutalkintome earned $985,417 and was also stakes-placed on the turf.

My Boy Corbyn (Roar of the Tiger - Cottage Theme by Well Decorated) has run twice, finishing 8th at Evangeline Downs on June 19, and 7th at Fair Grounds on January 10. My Boy Corbyn is out of a winning mare who has produced 2 winners.

Economic Bailout (Dixieland Band - Bridal Memories by Unbridled), who sold for $70,000 as a yearling, has made one start, finishing 6th at Hawthorne on December 13. He is a half-brother to the winner Bridal Song, and his dam, Bridal Memories, is a half-sister to turf stakes winners British Blue and War Trace.

Market Mover (Mineshaft - Pocho's Dream Girl by Fortunate Prospect) has also made one start, finishing 8th at Churchill Downs on November 29. He sold for $150,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Pocho's Dream Girl. Pocho's Dream Girl earned $336,794 in her 32 race career. She has produced the winner Yankee Doodle Girl.

On the MTO list for the race are Devilish Berti (Devil His Due - Boom Boom Bertie by Thunder Gulch) and Don't Shoot (City Zip - Dove Cry by Dove Hunt). Devilish Berti has run twice, finishing 4th both on November 23 at Churchill Downs, and on January 1 at Fair Grounds. He is the first foal out of the unraced mare Boom Boom Bertie. Boom Boom Bertie is a full-sister to grade III winner Thunder Bertie. Don't Shoot has made one start, finishing 3rd at Fair Grounds on November 30. He sold for $100,000 as a yearling, and $250,000 at 2. Don't Shoot is a half-brother to 2 winners, including stakes winner Sleeping Indian.

Also in Action on January 26

Peace Above All (filly; Peace Rules - Pleasant Glory by Honour and Glory) makes her 2nd start in a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race (claiming price $25,000) at Philadelphia Park, post time 3:50 PM ET. In her first start, she was 5th in the slop at Penn National on December 26.

Western Fire (colt; Speightstown - Under Fire by Gulch) faces 9 in a 6 furlong claiming race at Fair Grounds. He will break from post 3 in this race with a post of 4:55 PM ET. Western Fire, who broke his maiden in his third start, on October 2 at Remington Park, last ran on December 20 at Delta Downs in a 5 furlong allowance race. He finished 6th in that one.

Mimsa (filly; Congaree - Majestic Report by Corporate Report) makes her third start, in the 10th at Fair Grounds, where she'll go 6 furlongs. This Maiden Claiming contest (claiming price $10,000 - $15,000) restricted to Louisiana-breds, has a post time of 5:55 PM ET. Mimsa last ran on January 4 at Fair Grounds, finishing 5th.

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Donovan's Lass (filly; Peace Rules - Loughmore Lass by St. Jovite) worked 3 furlongs in :39.00 at Tampa Bay Downs. She is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Loughmore Lass. Loughmore Lass is a half- or full-sister to 9 winners, including grade III winner Momentum.

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