Chacing Peace with the Oaklawn Four

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Both Jersey Town (Speightstown) and Gold d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro) were scratched from their respective races on January 11. Have One More won the first at Gulfstream (in which Jersey Town was entered). In the 9th race, in which Gold d'Oro was entered, Anzelita was the winner. Zenyatta's sister Treasure Trail did make a bit of a move, but finished 6th.

Other Results for February 11

Askmethequestions (filly; Speightstown - Pass Me the Salt by Salt Lake) made a late move to take third in her maiden claiming race at Charles Town. Askmethequestions was claimed out of the race. Maybe, her new owners will run her long?

Tiger Rules (colt; Peace Rules - Danzig Tiger by Danzig Connection) finished 3rd in his claiming race at Charles Town.

Gifts for a King (colt; Saarland - Shepherd's Star by Seeking the Gold) was 2nd in his maiden claiming race at Delta Downs. He couldn't catch the winner, but was well clear of the rest of them.

Conchacer will Rush to Dinner with King Mufasa

February 12, 2009
Tampa Bay Race 7
Maiden Claiming ($50,000)
5 furlongs
3-year olds
Post Time: 3:12 PM ET TVG

P Horse
1. Begreatcat
2. Wentworth
3. Rush to Dinner
4. Sweet Fleet Feet
5. Grey Knight
6. Comitatus
7. King Mufasa
8. Conchacer
9. He's One for One

Conchacer (Congaree - Eliot Chacer by Clever Trick) makes his 2nd start, after finishing 2nd first time out at Tampa Bay on January 27. I am wondering a little while they are running him in maiden claiming, after his promising debut at the maiden special level. However, in this economy, you aren't going to have many takers at $50,000 and this may just have been the right day and distance. A $85,000 yearling, Conchacer is out of stakes winner Eliot Chacer, who earned $107,950. Eliot Chacer has produced 3 winners.

Finishing 8th and 10th, behind Conchacer, on January 27 at Tampa Bay were Wentworth (Essence of Dubai - Makewayforwendy by Way West (FR)) and Grey Knight (Black Tie Affair (IRE) - Prospect Saras Ack by Prospect Bay). Wentworth had previously finished 5th at Tampa on December 31. He is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Makewayforwendy. Makewayforwendy is a half- or full-sister to 4 winners. Grey Knight's previous racing was done at Arlington Park, where he was 7th both on August 22 and September 12. He is a half-brother to stakes winners Rochester Cat and Silver Stairs.

Rush to Dinner (Formal Dinner - Pyrite Rush by Wild Rush) and Begreatcat (Chelsey Cat - Wanna Be Great by Spectacular Bid) met on February 1 at Tampa Bay, finishing 5th and 7th. Rush to Dinner has run 5 total times, and finished 2nd three times. He is the first foal out of the unraced mare Pyrite Rush. Pyrite Rush is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Pyrite Dance. Begreatcat is the veteran of the field with 6 starts, including 2 this year. His best finish was 5th, which he has achieved 3 times, including on January 17 at Tampa Bay. Begreatcat is a half-brother to one winner. His dam, Wanna Be Great, is a half-sister to 7 winners, including 2 stakes winners.

Sweet Fleet Feet (Concerto - Countess Kelly by Kipper Kelly) has run twice, finishing 2nd at Arlington Park on September 20, and 9th at Hawthorne on October 18. He is out of the winning mare Countess Kelly, who earned $114,062. Countess Kelly has produced 2 winners.

Comitatus (Posse - Spirit of an Angel by Green Dancer) and He's One for One (Devil His Due - One for Smoke by Special Lineage) have both made one start. Comitatus was 3rd in his start, on December 27 at Tampa Bay Downs. A $140,000 yearling, Comitatus is a half-brother to 3 winners. He's One for One was 10th back on August 30 at Ellis Park. He is out of stakes-placed One for Smoke. One for Smoke has produced 8 winners from 9 to run, including two full-sisters to He's One for One.

Completing the field is debut runner King Mufasa (Black Mambo - Creek 'n Along by Storm Creek). King Mufasa is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Creek 'n Along.

Peace Pipe is in Eternal Pursuit in a Changing Storm

February 12, 2009
Fair Grounds Race 6
Maiden Claiming ($25,000)
1 mile and 40 yards
3-year olds
Post Time: 3:55 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Sunday Worship
2. Peace Pipe
3. Peacepipe High
4. Gold Legion
5. Changing Storm
6. Amber Lake
7. Eternal Pursuit
8. Falling Knife

This should be an interesting one for the announcer. Peace Pipe and Peacepipe High in the same race? I'd like to see them duel to the wire.

Peace Pipe (Peace Rules - Chief Mistress by Hail Emperor) who first hit our workout tab back in May, debuts at a mile and 40 yards at Fair Grounds. He sold for $40,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Chief Mistress, who was a debut winner. Chief Mistress earned $186,600 and has produced 4 winners. Peace Pipe's siblings include grade III stakes-placed Cecilia's Crown, and stakes-placed Barney's Mistress, dam of the Medaglia d'Oro 3-year old, Brunelleschi.

Peacepipe High (Sir Cherokee - Dance On High by Criminal Type) and Amber Lake (Friends Lake - Lovely Nedra by Irish Tower) met in a 6 furlong race at Fair Grounds on January 10, finishing 5th and 6th. Peacepipe High was 7th in his only other start, on November 13 at Churchill Downs. He is a half-brother to 4 winners. Amber Lake has also make one other start, finishing 10th at Fair Grounds on December 14. Amber Lake, who sold for $80,000 as a yearling, is out of the winning mare Lovely Nedra. Lovely Nedra has produced 8 winners, including grade III winner Laura's Pistolette. Laura's Pistolette earned $545,711 in her career.

Falling Knife (Cozzene - Palette Knife by Broad Brush) has run five total times, including his last two on the turf. His best effort came on the Presque Isle Downs tapeta, where he was 2nd on August 24. His most recent race was on December 20 on the Fair Grounds turf, where he finished 9th. 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.

Sunday Worship (Friends Lake - Sunday Play by Defensive Play) has made three starts. His best finish was 3rd in his debut at Philadelphia Park on October 15. Since then, he's run in 2 mile and 40 yard contests at Fair Grounds, finishing 7th on December 29, and 6th on January 12. Sunday Worship is the 2nd foal out of the unraced mare Sunday Play. Sunday Play's first foal, Decendant, was a winner.

Eternal Pursuit (Sunday Break (JPN) - La Cumbre (GB) by Sadler's Wells) has done all of his running on the turf. He was 6th at Louisiana Downs on September 25, and 3rd and 11th in two Fair Grounds turf starts. Eternal Prince, who brought $15,000 as a 2-year old, is a half-brother to 4 winners.

Changing Storm (Changeintheweather - Green Mill by Green Dancer) has made 5 starts, including 2 on the turf. His turf starts include a 12th in the Grand Canyon Stakes at Churchill Downs on November 29. More recently, he was 5th at Fair Grounds on January 4, and 7th at that track on January 17. Both of those races were mile maiden special weight contests. Changing Storm is out of a winning mare who has produced one winner.

Gold Legion (Touch Gold - Pupil by Unbridled) has run three times. His best finish was in his most recent start, when he finished 5th at Hawthorne on November 30. Gold Legion sold for $195,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of stakes winner Pupil. Pupil has produced one winner from one to run. Pupil is also a half-sister to Thin Disguise, who ran in the 9th at Gulfstream on February 11, a race previewed yesterday.

Four Prong Attack at Oaklawn

February 12, 2009
Oaklawn Park Race 9
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles
3-year old fillies
Post Time: 6:11 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Differentiate
2. Elusive Fancy
3. Doo Woppa Do
4. Labeled
5. Sue's Update
6. Indemand
7. Poplar Girl
8. Silver Chain
9. Nala's Pride
10. Stone Legacy
11. Cat Onthe Town
12. Pyote

Four Maiden Watch horses go at it in this one: Doo Woppa Do (Medaglia d'Oro - Doo Wop by Dynaformer), Sue's Update (Medaglia d'Oro - Sue's Good News by Woodman), Indemand (Saarland - One Bad Cat by Mountain Cat), and Stone Legacy (Birdstone - Gulch Legacy by Gulch). Stone Legacy, Sue's Update, and Doo Woppa Doo are old friends, having met on January 18 at Oaklawn in a mile and a sixteenth race. In that one, Stone Legacy was 2nd, Sue's Update 5th, and Doo Woppa Do 10th. Stone Legacy has made 4 additional starts. She also finished 2nd on November 20 at Churchill Downs, and on September 10 at Belmont Park. Gulch Legacy, dam of Stone Legacy, was a winner of $145,501. She has produced one winner from three to run.

Sue's Update has also run 5 total times. Her best finishes were a 2nd on the Arlington Park turf on August 30, a 3rd at Keeneland on October 22, and a 3rd at Churchill Downs on November 27. Sue's Update is the first foal out of Sue's Good News who earned $218,078, including victory in the Singapore Plate Stakes (gr. III). Sue's Good News is also a half-sister to stakes winner Easyfromthegitgo.

Doo Woppa Do, who has only made one start, sold for $240,000 as a yearling. She is a half-sister to 2 winners. Her dam, Doo Wop, is a half-sister to grade III winner Darby Shuffle and 7 winners, and a full-sister to stakes winner Beat All.

Indemand debuts here. She sold for $57,000 as a weanling, and $90,000 as a yearling. She is out of the winning mare One Bad Cat, who was a debut winner. One Bad Cat has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, including grade III winner El Gato Malo. All three of Indemand's siblings won their debuts.

Also returning from the January 18 race are Differentiate (Include - Cabinet Post by Silver Ghost), who was third, Poplar Girl (Forest Camp - Fair Settlement by Easy Goer), who was 4th, Cat Onthe Town (Forest Wildcat - On the Town by Pleasant Colony), who was 6th, and Pyote (Indian Charlie - Princess Robyn by Ferdinand) who was 7th. That was the only start for Differentiate, who sold for $47,000 as a yearling. Differentiate is a half-sister to 3 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Never Out. Poplar Girl has made three additional starts, finishing 3rd at Turfway on December 20, and 5th and 6th in 2 Churchill Downs starts. Poplar Girl, who sold for $260,000 as a yearling, is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Mustang Jock. Mustang Jock earned $157,769 in his career. Cat Onthe Town has made 6 total starts. Her best result was a 3rd at Keeneland on October 4. Cat Onthe Town, who brought $50,000 as a yearling, is a half-sister to the winner Just for Kicks, who earned $110,569. Pyote's best finish was in her debut at Monmouth Park on September 27, where she finished 3rd. Pyote was a $42,000 weanling, and is out of the winning mare Princess Robyn. Princess Robyn has produced 4 winners.

Nala's Pride (Lion Heart - Erica's Dream by Two's a Plenty) has run 4 times, recording a 2nd, two 3rds, and a 6th. Erica's Dream, dam of Nala's Pride, was a grade III winner who earned $641,467. She has produced 3 winners, including grade III winner Adreamisborn.

Silver Chain (Silver Deputy - Forever Maisie by Carson City) has made three starts, all at Remington Park. Her best finish was in her debut on October 3, where she was 2nd. Her most recent race resulted in a 3rd-place finish on December 13. Her dam, Forever Maisie, was a winner at 2, 3, and 4 who earned $122,139. Forever Maisie has produced 4 winners from 5 to run.

Labeled (Stephen Got Even - Saluki by Hennessy) has run twice, finishing 3rd at Turfway Park on December 7, and 2nd at Oaklawn Park on January 16. She is out of the winning mare Saluki, who has produced the winner Evening Dazzle.

Completing the field is unraced Elusive Fancy (Elusive Quality - Fancy Freda by Known Fact). Grade III winner Fancy Freda, dam of Elusive Fancy, earned $200,516 and was a debut winner. Fancy Freda has produced 2 winners, including stakes winner Amanda's Fancy.

Also in Action February 12

In race 1 at Gulfstream, a 6.5 furlong maiden claiming race, Sossego (filly; Peace Rules - As a Day in June by Fly So Free) and Bakarat (filly; Peace Rules - Honeycomb Honey by Relaunch) are in the main body of the race, and Mydadsperfect (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Red Cell by Geri) is third on the AE list. Sossego is making her debut, Bakarat her 2nd start (after finishing 6th in her debut on December 18 at Calder), and Mydadsperfect has run 3 times. Post time for the race is 1:15 PM ET.

Palin (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - La Alleged by Alleged) makes her 2nd start, facing 9 in a mile maiden claiming race at Turfway Park. First time out, Palin was 10th at Turfway Park on December 28 while running 6 furlongs. She'll break from post 7 in this race, which has a post of 4:52 PM ET.

Himynameissarah (filly; Saarland - Pacific Island by Grand Slam) runs in a mile claiming race for 3-year old and up fillies and mares. She will break from post 10 at 5:17 PM ET. Himynameissarah, who has won one race, finished 2nd once, and third three times, last ran on January 30 at Oaklawn. She finished 5th in that mile contest.

February 13 Entries

I will not be doing previews for Friday, February 13, as I going on an odyssey to celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday. I will be traveling from his birthplace in Hodgenville, Kentucky, to his boyhood home in Indiana, and then on to Springfield, Illinois. However, I will list the entries for the 13th below. I cannot be absolutely sure that I have all of them (sometimes they just up the day before), but this should cover most of them.

Quite Perfect (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Note Taker by Editor's Note) debuts in a 5.5 furlong maiden special weight at Laurel. She'll break from post 2 in this 8 horse field, scheduled for 2:00 PM ET.

Fufty Too (colt; Speightstown - Cape North by Capote) and Smart Attire (colt; Smarty Jones - Alaska Queen by Time for a Change) meet in a 6 furlong maiden claiming race at Oaklawn Park. Post time is 2:57 for this 8 horse race. Fufty Too has run twice. Most recently, he finished 4th at Oaklawn Park on January 24. Smart Attire finished 10th in his only start, on November 1 at Churchill Downs.

Mythical Power (colt; Congaree - School for Scandal by Is It True) faces 6 in a 7 furlong maiden special race at Santa Anita. Post time is 4:31 PM ET. This will be his 2nd start. First time out, he was 3rd at Santa Anita on January 14, while running 6 furlongs. Note that this field also includes Turk who has been a heavy favorite in all three of his starts. Last time out, Turk finished 3rd behind Mr. Hot Stuff.

In another one of those tough races for the announcer, Adina Speightstown (Speightstown - Adina by Seattle Slew) and Speightstown Belle (Speightstown - Mean Imogene by Silver Deputy) face off in race 6 at Delta Downs, a maiden special race at 6.5 furlongs. It will be the first start for both fillies. Post time is 9:19 PM ET.

Cradle of Peace (gelding; Peace Rules - Cat's Cradle by Flying Paster) faces 10 in a 6 furlong claiming race at Laurel, race 7. Post time is 3:25 PM ET. Cradle of Peace finished 6th in his most recent start, on January 30 at Laurel.

Strike Jak (filly; Peace Rules - Sunset Crest by Strike the Gold) is fourth on the AE list for a mile turf allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs.

New Workers

February 10

Go Cong (colt; Congaree - Strawberry's Charm by Strawberry Road (AUS)) worked 3 furlongs in :38.00 at Philadelphia Park. Go Cong is out of the winning mare Strawberry's Charm. Strawberry's Charm has produced 7 winners, including stakes winner Strawberry Morn.

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