Birdrock (Birdstone) sprung to the lead and was soon up by 3. There was a bit of a challenge from Politicians Dream, but Birdrock pulled away again to win by a comfortable margin. Ok, so it was Ohio-breds at Beulah (no offense to either Ohio-breds or Beulah), on a Monday, in a field of 5, but a win by 8.5 lengths is nothing to sneeze at.
Result: February 9, 2009
Beulah Race 1
Maiden Special Weight
Other Results for February 9
Bhangaloo Ruby (filly; Peace Rules - Long Gone Lady by All Gone) was third, while running greenly, and Greer Lynn (filly; Speightstown - Roll Over Baby by Rollin Over) finished 6th in their 6 furlong allowance race at Fair Grounds. The winner was Heart Ashley..
Moving Violation is an Invisible Star to be Prudent Heir
February 10, 2009
Philadelphia Park Race 4
Maiden Claiming ($25,000)
1 mile 70 yards
Post Time: 1:38 PM ET TVG
||The Cliff's Image
Moving Violation (Medaglia d'Oro - Talk Me Again (ARG) by Mutakddim) makes his third start, after finishing 10th on December 14 and 8th on January 5. The winner of the January 5 race was Zooger, who went on to run in the Whirlaway (where he finished 6th). Both of these races were at Philadelphia Park. He's worked a couple of times since his last effort. Moving Violation is the first foal out of Talk Me Again, a group II winner in Argentina.
Big Green (Honour and Glory - Singing Breeze by Affirmed), Bonheur (Nudge - Lucky Paws by Storm Boot), Mikey's Buddy (Milwaukee Brew - Sweetheart Slew by Slew City Slew), and The Cliff's Image (The Cliff's Edge - Amybdancing by Diablo) met in a mile race at Philadelphia Park on January 31, finishing 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Big Green has run 8 times, finishing 2nd 4 times (including his last two starts) and 3rd once. He is a half-brother to 3 winners. Bonheur has made three previous starts, all at Philadelphia Park. He also finished 3rd on January 3. Bonheur is the first foal out of stakes winner Lucky Paws, who earned $354,323 while winning 18 races. Mikey's Buddy has run 5 total times, all at Philadelphia Park. He also finished 4th on January 20. He is out of stakes-placed Sweetheart Slew. Sweetheart Slew has produced 2 winners, including stakes winner Slew Lucky. The Cliff's Image was 9th in his only other start, on December 30 at Philadelphia Park. He sold for $47,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Amybdancing. Amybdancing is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Cleaning House.
Midnight Chase (Mutakddim - Midnight Train by Red Ransom) has made 6 total starts. His best finish was 3rd, which he achieved at the Meadowlands on October 9 and October 25. His most recent effort came on December 6 at Philadelphia Park, where he finished 6th. Midnight Chase is out of a winning mare who has produced three winners, including stakes winner Midnight Express.
Invisible Star (Invisible Ink - She Is Here by Kris S.) finished 2nd in his two most recent start, on October 28 at the Meadowlands, and on January 9 at Aqueduct. Previously, he was 6th and 9th in two turf efforts at Belmont. Invisible Star is a half-brother to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Valentine Light. Valentine Light earned $111,105 in her career.
Prudent Heir (Champali - American Heiress by Quiet American) has run twice, both times at Philadelphia Park. He was 3rd on December 29 and 9th on January 21. Stakes winner American Heiress, dam of Prudent Heir, has produced 4 winners from 5 to run.
Another Joey (Gilded Time - Ten Downing by Pembroke) has finished 4th in both of his starts, on December 12 at Aqueduct, and on January 19 at Philadelphia Park. Another Joey's dam, Ten Downing, was a winner at 3 and 4, and is a half-sister to stakes winner Pal Joey and 2 other winners. Pal Joey is by Gilded Time, sire of Another Joey.
Trippi Factor (Trippi - Love To by Friendly Lover) has run 3 times, finishing 9th at Calder on November 1, 7th at Philadelphia Park on December 30, and 6th at Philadelphia Park on January 18. Trippi Factor is a half-brother to one winner, and a full-brother to one winner.
Debuting in this one are Tuff Heroes (Partner's Hero - Tj's Tuff as Nails by Bates Motel) and Warrior Father (Yellow Brae - Video Sister by Horatius). Tuff Heroes is out of stakes winner Tj's Tuff as Nails, who earned $217,907. Tj's Tuff as Nails has produced two winners, including stakes winner Tuff Partners. Tuff Partners, who earned $220,766, is a full-sister to Tuff Heroes. Warrior Father is out of the winning mare Video Sister, who won her debut. Video Sister has produced 6 winners, including two that won their debuts.
Also in Action February 10
Second Glance (filly; Smarty Jones - Worth a Look by Sword Dance (IRE) takes on 6 in a 6.5 furlong starter allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs. This one has a post time of 3:12 PM ET. Second Glance broke her maiden last time out at Laurel on January 3. She's had one Tampa Bay work since that win.
Nafath (colt; Smarty Jones - Wheatly Way by Wheatly Hall) worked 3 furlongs in :36.80 at Palm Meadows. Nafath sold for $425,000 as a weanling, and is out of stakes winner Wheatly Way. Wheatly Way is the dam of grade III winner Moonlight Sonata and grade I winner Bevo.