A Tasty Temptation to be Outta Speight

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Suz Slew Nobly Rules Miracle Baby

Waccamaw, half of the favored Darley entry, went to the lead and set most of the fractions. Most of the fractions, except the one that really counted, the final one. Suz Slew, who had been chasing throughout, grabbed the lead late to get the victory. Rallying nicely into 2nd was Now and Forever. Noble Rule (Peace Rules) saved ground, but couldn't make up much, finishing 6th. Miracle Baby (Smarty Jones) steadied going into the first turn and was never involved, finishing 9th (last). A rather pedestrian final time for this one, 1:53.22 for the mile and an eighth.

Result: February 18, 2009
Gulfstream Park Race 1
Maiden Special Weight

Suz Slew $18.00
$9.60
$3.80
Now and Forever  
$5.20
$2.60
Waccamaw  

$2.10

Race Details and Equibase Chart

Tasty Temptation is No Saint But Sweet in Dailies

February 19, 2009
Santa Anita Park Race 1
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles
3-year old fillies
Post Time: 4:00 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Tasty Temptation
2. Moon Over Malibu
3. Third Dawn
4. No Saint But Sweet
5. Saint Cindy
6. Dailies

Tasty Temptation (Medaglia d'Oro - Parisia by Tethra) faces 5 at a mile and a sixteenth at Santa Anita. This will be her 4th start, and her 2nd on the Santa Anita Pro-Ride. She debuted at Woodbine on November 29, finishing 2nd and then ran on the Santa Anita downhill turf course on December 27, finishing 6th. Last time out, she was 4th on the Pro-Ride on January 23. Since that start, she's had two works at Santa Anita. Tasty Temptation sold for $170,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Parisia. Parisia earned $121,836 in her career, and has produced 2 winners from 3 to run.

Also returning from Tasty Temptation's January 23 race are Saint Cindy (Devil His Due - Trendy Cindy by Cozzene) and Third Dawn (Sky Mesa - Chalmette by Quiet American) who were 2nd and 3rd. Saint Cindy made 6 previous starts as a 2-year old. Her best finish was 3rd on December 19 at Hollywood Park. Trendy Cindy, dam of Saint Cindy, was stakes-placed and earned $172,323. As a broodmare, she has produced 2 winners. Third Dawn also finished 2nd, in front of Tasty Temptation, on December 27 on the Santa Anita turf, and 3rd at Hollywood on December 7. Third Dawn, who sold for $60,000 as a weanling is out of the winning mare Chalmette. Chalmette is a half-sister to stakes-placed J J Thedotcom Man and Estrela Brynhild, a group II winner in Brazil.

No Saint But Sweet (Sweetsouthernsaint - Sal by Fappiano) was 2nd on December 7 at Hollywood Park, in front of Third Dawn. Her only other start came on January 11 at Santa Anita, where she finished 4th. No Saint But Sweet is a half-sister to 6 winners.

Dailies (Arch - Curtain Raiser by Theatrical (IRE)) has also run twice, finishing 4th at a mile and a sixteenth at Hollywood on December 18, and 5th on the Santa Anita turf on January 8. She is out of stakes winner Curtain Raiser, who has produced 2 winners.

Moon Over Malibu (Malibu Moon - Clair de Lune by Regal Classic), who sold for $65,000 as a weanling, is another with two starts. She finished 5th on August 20 at Del Mar (placed 4th through disqualification) and 6th at Santa Anita on January 25. She has never been beyond 7 furlongs. She is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Clair de Lune. Clair de Lune is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Area Limits.

Outta Speight will show Spunk with Flavor

February 19, 2009
Fair Grounds Race 9
Maiden Special Weight
6 furlongs
3-year olds
Post Time: 5:25 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Wine Classic
2. Mag Shot
3. My Rocket Man
4. Spunk
5. Outta Speight
6. Smiley Pete
7. Subtle Hunter
8. Cash Refund
9. Flavor

Outta Speight (Speightstown - Winter Garden by Roy) makes his 2nd start, after finishing 5th in his debut at Fair Grounds on February 7. In that one, he started slow and didn't seem to figure out what to do until late in the race, so there is much hope for improvement this time around. Outta Speight sold for $350,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of grade III winner Winter Garden. Winter Garden won or placed in 11 stakes and earned $902,788.

Wine Classic (During - Surprisingly by Bertrando), Flavor (Elusive Quality - Right Spice by Salt Lake), and Spunk (Malibu Moon - Stormin Cat by Storm Cat) met in a 6 furlong race at Fair Grounds on January 29. Wine Classic was 2nd, Flavor wsa 3rd, and Spunk finished 6th. Wine Classic and Flavor also met on January 1 at Fair Grounds, finishing 7th and 5th. Wine Classic has made one other start, finishing 7th on November 30 at Fair Grounds. He sold for $85,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of stakes-placed Surprisingly, who earned $136,138. Flavor is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Right Spice. Right Spice is a half-sister to stakes winners Words of War and Word o' Ransom, and grade III winner Ascuteney. Spunk is out of the winning mare Stormin Cat, who has produced 3 winners from 4 to run. Spunk is also a great name, but that's just my opinion and says nothing about his running ability.

The only other entrant with experience is Mag Shot (Came Home - Tia Gigi by Assert (IRE)), who finished 7th on November 29 at Churchill Downs, and 2nd at Fair Grounds on January 15. Mag Shot brought $58,000 at 2, and is out of Tia Gigi, a group I winner in Peru. Tia Gigi has produced 4 winners.

Smiley Pete (Distorted Humor - Irish Lover (BRZ) by Spend a Buck) sold for $295,000 as a yearling, and is the 2nd foal out of Irish Lover, a group I winner in Brazil.

Subtle Hunter (Elusive Quality - Countess Diana by Deerhound) brought $150,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of champion Countess Diana. Countess Diana earned $1,117,185 and was a debut winner. She has produced two winners, including stakes winner Madam Nadine.

My Rocket Man (Newfoundland - Marvel by Williamstown) is the first foal out of the winning mare Marvel. Marvel is a half-sister to 6 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Smokeyjonessutton.

Grade III winner Swept Away, dam of Cash Refund (Petionville - Swept Away by Mystery Storm), won or placed in 12 stakes and earned $550,500. She was also a debut winner. Swept Away has produced Swept Gold, who was a debut winner, and finished third in the Debutante (gr. III).

Also in Action February 19

Glory Gold (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Gayla by Lord Gaylord) runs in a mile and 70 yard allowance race for state-bred, 3-year old and up, fillies and mares at Aqueduct. Post time is 3:20 PM ET. Glory Gold, who broke her maiden on December 27 at Laurel, last ran on January 23 at Aqueduct, finishing 3rd.

Warrior's Reward (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - For All You Do by Seeking the Gold) and Alma d'Oro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Brenda D S by Fortunate Prospect) face off against each other and 8 others in an interesting allowance race at Gulfstream Park. Warrior's Reward broke his maiden in his first start, on January 31 while running a mile at Gulfstream. Alma d'Oro jumped into Derby discussions with his 5 length win in his 2nd start, at Gulfstream on January 15, also at a mile. Others of note in this one include $3.7 million dollar yearling Dunkirk, who was victorious in his one and only start on January 24 at Gulfstream (at 7 furlongs), Foolish Pleasure Stakes winner Stately Character, and American Dance, who was third in the Remsen Stakes (gr. II). Read more about this race here.

Dial Four Peace (gelding; Peace Rules - Four O One Katie by Marquetry) faces 8 in a 6.5 furlong maiden claiming contest at Santa Anita Park. Post time is 5:02 PM ET. This will be Dial Four Peace's 6th start. Last time out, he was 10th in a 5.5 furlong maiden claiming contest on January 25.

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