Odds and Ends


I had to go out of town for a few days, so I will use this entry to update all the results that have been missed, and throw in two previews for Thursday, February 26. Plus, a couple more Kitten's Joy's workers.


February 22

Peace Rumor (colt; Peace Rules - Seattle Cyrina by Bold Ruckus) finished 5th in Race 1 at Fair Grounds, a Maiden Claiming 6 furlong race.

Godfrey Queen (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Star Queen by Kingmambo) debuted in Race 2 at Santa Anita, a 6.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight. She was up close early, but weakened and finished 7th.

Also debuting was Jane's Gal (filly; Speightstown - North Lake Jane by Meadowlake), who ran in Race 10 at Gulfstream Park, a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight. She was off slow, made a middle move, and finished 3rd.

Valid Rule (gelding; Peace Rules - Valid Bonnet by Valid Appeal) and Katolak Cowboy (colt; Saarland - Tide Cat by Storm Cat) faced off in race 1 at Oaklawn, a 6 furlong allowance optional claiming race. Valid Rule stalked the pace early on, and then took the lead, but was outfinished by Win Willy. Katolak Cowboy came on late to pick up the show spot.

February 23

Just Right (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Slewvera by Seattle Slew) and Presidente d'Oro (gelding; Medaglia d'Oro - Temis (CHI) by Lord Florey) met in a 1 1/16 mile Maiden Special race on the turf at Fair Grounds. Presidente d'Oro trailed throughout and finished 6th (last). On the other hand, Just Right pressed the early leader and then took the lead late. But, he couldn't hold off Ticfaw and settled for 2nd. That's the 2nd straight 2nd-place finish for Just Right.

February 24

Mullins Beach (filly; Speightstown - Treasure Beach by Silver Deputy) finished 7th in the Mardi Gras Stakes at 5.5 furlongs on the Fair Grounds turf.

Bear's Marie (filly; Congaree - White Line by Expelled) was 3rd in Race 2 at Fair Grounds, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming contest. She pressed the early pace, took a short lead, but lost it again to Stormin Riley.

February 25

Run Smart One (colt; Smarty Jones - Literary Light by Ide) let for most of his 1 1/16 mile claiming race at Turfway Park, but he was caught late and had to settle for 2nd.

Hold Me Touch Me (filly; Saarland - Falling in Love (IRE) by Sadler's Wells) rallied well, but flattened out late, to finish 3rd in her Maiden Claiming race at Beulah.

Also finishing 3rd was Fabriziano (filly; Congaree - Miami Blue by American Chance), who did her running in the 3rd at Laurel. This was a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming event.

The third horse to finish third on this day was Aerin She Lovely (filly; Birdstone - Strawberrydaiquiri by Cherokee Run) who delivered her best run to-date in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream Park.

Perfect Cup of Tea (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Mycupoftea by Williamstown) chased the leader, but then faded to 5th, in her mile Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream Park.

Paid Preview (colt; Speightstown - Starring Monique by Risen Star) finished well to take 4th in his claiming race at Charles Town.

Maestro and Master has a True Ally and a Trusting Heart

February 26, 2009
Gulfstream Race 5
Maiden Claiming ($20,000)
1 mile
3-year olds
Post Time: 3:12 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Mason's On First
2. Toots
3. You Rascal
4. Saturn Five
5. Maestro and Master
6. Il Postino
7. True Ally
8. Jamstage
9. Scorbit
10. New Yawker
11. Ameriheart
12. Trusting Heart
AE Culture Warrior
AE Wanted Song
AE Solidify
AE King Macho

Maestro and Master (Smarty Jones - White Gulch by Thunder Gulch) makes his 4th start, going a mile at Gulfstream Park. Last time out, he finished 4th on the Gulfstream Park turf at a mile and a sixteenth on January 28, after setting the pace. Previously, he was 10th at Gulfstream Park on January 3, and 4th at Churchill Downs on November 1. He's worked a couple of times since his last race. Maestro and Master, sold for $290,000 as a weanling, and $650,000 as a yearling. His dam is unraced, but she is a half-sister to 10 winners, including grade III winner Phantom On Tour and stakes winners No White Socks and Gold n' White.

Wanted Song (Ten Most Wanted - Saundi's Song by Lord Carson), Solidify (Alajwad - Kali Dearest by Dearest Doctor), Scorbit (Scorpion - Bit O Jean by Ack Ack), and Culture Warrior (Devil His Due - Paintball by Jules) last ran on February 8 at Gulfstream Park, in a one mile race. Wanted Song was 5th, Solidify was 7th, Scorbit was 8th, and Culture Warrior 11th. Wanted Song previously made 2 starts at Woodbine, finishing 6th on October 10, and 3rd on November 5. Wanted Song is the first foal out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to 2 winners, including Gazillion, a stakes winner at 3 and 4 who earned $304,020. Solidify has run 9 total times, including 2 starts in 2009. His best finish was 4th at the Meadowlands on November 15. Kali Dearest, dam of Solidify, was a winner and has produced 8 winners, including stakes winners I'mnaughtyandnice and Grooms Derby. Scorbit was 5th in his only other start, on January 23 at Gulfstream Park. He is out of the winning mare Bit O Jean. Bit O Jean has produced 5 winners, including Six Bits, a group I winner in Mexico. Culture Warrior has had no other starts. He is the first foal out of the winning mare Paintball.

New Yawker (Proud Citizen - Bold American by Quiet American) made his one and only start on February 8, finishing 11th on the turf at Gulfstream. He was a $90,000 yearling, and is the 2nd foal out of the placed mare Bold American. Bold American is a half-sister to 6 winners.

Trusting Heart (Lion Heart - Trust Your Heart by Relaunch), You Rascal (Snow Ridge - Raspberry Eggcream by Time for a Change), Ameriheart (Lion Heart - Midway Squall by Storm Bird), and True Ally (Yes It's True - Stormy Alliance by Storm Creek) met in a 6.5 furlong race at Gulfstream on February 7. Trusting Heart finished 4th, You Rascal 5th, Ameriheart 6th, and True Ally 7th. Trusting Heart has run 5 total times. His best finish was 2nd on January 22 at Gulfstream Park. Trusting Heart sold for $135,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Trust Your Heart. Trust Your Heart has produced 3 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Special Grayce. You Rascal has made 6 starts, recording one 2nd and one 3rd. He was a $75,000 2-year old, and is a half-brother to 4 winners, including stakes winner Cream Only and grade III winner Electrify. Ameriheart has made one additional start, finishing 7th on January 17 at Gulfstream. He is a half-brother to 8 winners, including stakes winner Squall City. True Ally has run 8 times. His best finish was 3rd on July 20 at Monmouth. True Ally, who was a $57,000 2-year old, is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to stakes winner Colonial Glitter, and grade III stakes winner, Fight for Ally.

Also running on February 7 at Gulfstream, but in a mile and an eighth race, was Saturn Five (Malibu Moon - Bail Out Becky by Red Ransom) who finished 2nd. Saturn Five has run 5 total times, including 2 starts in 2009. He sold for $52,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade I winner Bail Out Becky. Bail Out Becky earned $725,085, and has produced two winners, including stakes-placed Bail Out the King.

Mason's On First (First Tour - Dr Rexsonshope by Rexson's Hope) has made 8 total starts. His best finish was a 2nd, which came in his most recent start on January 30 at Gulfstream Park. Dr Rexsonshope, dam of Mason's On First, was a winner. She has produced 5 winners, including Rexson's Rose who finished 2nd in the Richter Scale (gr. II) in 2008. Rexson's Rose has earned $165,945 through 2009.

Jamstage (Three Wonders - D. Theatrical Gal by Stage Door Johnny) has run twice at Calder, finishing 6th on December 8, and 3rd on December 26. He is out of stakes-placed D. Theatrical Gal, who earned $142,913. D. Theatrical Gal has produced 4 winners.

Toots (Omega Code - Hollow Gal by Notebook) has also run twice, finishing 6th at Monmouth on August 7, and 7th on January 22 at Gulfstream Park. He sold for $150,000 as a yearling. Hollow Gal, dam of Toots, was a winner and has produced two winners.

Il Postino (Distorted Humor - Awful Smart by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) finished 6th in both of his starts, on November 8 at Aqueduct, and on January 31 at Gulfstream Park. He is out of Awful Smart, who finished 2nd in the Test Stakes (gr. I), and 3rd in the Gazelle (gr. I), while earning $191,380. Awful Smart has produced 3 winners, including grade II winner Awfully Smart. Awfully Smart earned $489,565 in 19 starts.

King Macho (Tiger Ridge - Dual Monarchy by Sports View) has done all of his previous running on the turf. He was 8th at Calder on November 27, 3rd at Calder on December 29, and 10th at Gulfstream Park on January 14. King Macho was a $30,000 2-year old, and is out of the turf winning mare Dual Monarchy. Dual Monarchy is a half-brother to 2 winners.

Miss Mary K is A Wow

February 26, 2009
Oaklawn Race 8
Maiden Special Weight
6 furlongs
3-year old fillies
Post Time: 5:44 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Suborbital
2. Stellsie
3. Apple Strudel
4. Seoul Unbridled
5. Missy Lou
6. Successful Slew
7. A. J.'s Love
8. She's a Wow
9. Smoky Belle
10. Fashionable Lady
11. Miss Mary K
12. A Toast to Speed

Two Speightstowns battle in this one, She's a Wow (Speightstown - Venetian Glass by Deputy Minister) and Miss Mary K (Speightstown - Balancing Act by Spectacular Bid). She's A Wow is making her 3-year old debut, after running 3 times in 2008. She finished 6th in her debut on August 31 at Philadelphia Park, and then finished 2nd in two Delaware starts, one on October 18 and one on November 2. She has been working at Oaklawn since late January. A $290,000 yearling, She's a Wow is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to 9 winners, including grade II stakes winners Esteemed Friend and Badouizm. Miss Mary K has made one start, finishing 5th at Oaklawn on January 29. In that race, she set the early fractions before tiring. Miss Mary K, who sold for $160,000 as a yearling, is out of a winning mare who has produced 8 winners. Miss Mary K's siblings include grade II winner Eleusis, who earned $165,801.

Missy Lou (Yonaguska - Hard Freeze by It's Freezing), a name familar to Maiden Watch readers, is the most experienced filly in the race. She has made 10 total starts, finishing third 3 times. In her only 2009 start, she was 4th on January 30 at Oaklawn Park. Missy Lou sold for $95,000 as a yearling. She is out the mare Hard Freeze, who earned $255,061. Missy Lou is a half-sister to 7 winners and a full-sister to the stakes-placed Honest to Betsy.

Stellsie (Lion Heart - Acqualina by Pulpit) finished 2nd in her most recent start, on January 23 at Oaklawn. Previously, she was 5th at Remington Park on November 14. She is the 2nd foal out of the unplaced mare Acqualina. Acqualina is a half-sister to stakes winner Star of Goshen and Powis Castle.

A. J.'s Love (Lion Heart - Bella Bella Bella by Soft Gold (BRZ)) did her previous racing at Arlington Park, where she was 3rd on July 26, and 4th on August 23. She sold for $50,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade III winner Bella Bella Bella. Bella Bella Bella earned $129,350 in a 7 race career.

Fashionable Lady (Denouncer - Zippers in Fashion by Unzipped) is the final filly with experience. In her one and only start, she finished 3rd while racing at Hawthorne on January 11. She is out of the winning mare Zippers in Fashion, who has produced 5 winners.

Suborbital (Action This Day - Kinetigal by Naskra) sold for $95,000 as a weanling. She is out of the winning mare Kinetigal, who earned $111,002. Kinetigal has produced 3 winners, including Mobil. Mobil won or placed in 12 graded stakes in Canada, and earned $1,877,136. One of Suborbital's siblings was a debut winner.

Smoky Belle (Macho Uno - Iny Belle by Lord Carson) sold for $20,000 as a weanling, and $47,000 as a yearling. She is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Iny Belle, who was a debut winner. Iny Belle is a half-sister to stakes winners Ocala Flame, Paula's Girl, and Princess Belle.

Apple Strudel (More Than Ready - Special Gift by Seattle Slew) is out of the winning mare Special Gift. Special Gift has produced 4 winners.

Seoul Unbridled (Unbridled's Song - Seoul by Deputy Minister) is out of the winning mare Seoul, who earned $107,776. Seoul Unbridled was not a debut winner, but she did record 2 seconds and three firsts in her first 5 starts. Seoul has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, including grade II winner Rush Bay.

Cherylville Slew, dam of Successful Slew (Successful Appeal - Cherylville Slew by Evansville Slew), was a stakes winner who earned $329,780. Successful Slew is her first foal.

A Toast to Speed (Doneraile Court - Storm's Secret by Storm Creek) is the first foal out of the winning mare Storm's Secret, who earned $197,216.

Also in Action February 26

She's Our Annie (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Girl Gone Crazy by Roar), who broke her maiden last time out at Oaklawn on February 6, returns to face Allowance/Optional Claiming company at that track. She'll break from post 3 in this 6 furlong race scheduled for 5:17 PM ET.

Also making his first start against winners is Jeranimo (colt; Congaree - Jera by Jeblar), whose maiden victory came in his 2nd start, on January 31 at Santa Anita. He'll break from post 3 in a mile and a sixteenth allowance race at Santa Anita. Post time is 5:34 PM ET.

Normansbirdie (filly; Birdstone - She's a Cool Cat by Mountain Cat) goes in a 7.5 furlong Claiming race at Gulfstream Park. She'll break from post 4 in this one, which has a post time of 4:12 PM ET. In Normansbirdie's most recent start, she finished 8th in a Starter Allowance race at Gulfstream Park on January 21.

Jersey Town (colt; Speightstown - Jersey Girl by Belong to Me), who is unraced, is the fourth horse on the AE list for a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream Park. Carded as Race 9, it has a post time of 5:14 PM ET.

New Workers

More Kitten's Joy's offspring on the worktab. These are also from February 17 at Palm Beach Downs. I am not sure why the workout notifications did not come in all at once, but we'll take them as we get them. All of these horses worked 3 furlongs.

Cater to Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Olinka by Wolfhound) recorded a time of :36.20. Cater to Kitten is a half-brother to 3 winners.

Recording a time of :36.30 was Jeff's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sweet Baby Jane by Kingmambo). Jeff's Kitten is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Sweet Baby Jane. Sweet Baby Jane is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Amandy and Fiery Lake.

Ken's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Cruise Line (GB) by Rainbow Quest), who worked in :36.40, sold for $40,000 as a yearling. He is a half-brother to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Tempered Steel.

Working in :37.00 was Kera's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Mrs. K. by Dixieland Band). Kera's Kitten is out of stakes-placed Mrs. K. Mrs. K. has produced 7 winners, including stakes winners Lethal Agenda and Talent Search, and grade III winner Port Bayou.

Russian Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Nikita by Slew City Slew) worked in :36.20. She is out of the winning mare Nikita, who earned $358,875.

Scottkeith'skitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Miss Bergdorf by Old Trieste) worked in :37.00. He is the first foal out of the winning mare Miss Bergdorf. Miss Bergdorf is a half-sister to 4 winners, including Desert Key, who was 2nd in the King's Bishop (gr. I) and 2nd in the Amsterdam (gr. II).

William's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Blush by Menifee) worked in :36.20. He is the first foal out of the winning mare Blush.


Leave a Comment:

Greg J.

Thanks for Info., Do you know anything about another of Smarty's Sons, Rockland ?, He has not worked or raced since Jan. 31.?, Any News would be great, Thanks...

26 Feb 2009 10:11 AM
Abbie Knowles

Thanks for this.  Lots of interesting comments on the horses and background info! There are some fascinating pedigrees!

God Bless

Best wishes


26 Feb 2009 7:42 PM

She's Our Annie ran a very nice race today - I also love the name <vbg>.

Medaglia d'Oro is turning out to be a quite a sire. I think his offspring will be at their best over longer distances and in their 3 and 4 year old campaigns.

26 Feb 2009 8:03 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

AnneM - She's Our Annie looked like she was eager to do some more out there. The Medaglia d'Oros seem to really enjoy their work.

26 Feb 2009 8:40 PM

Love the blog, got me interested in the Speightstown's.  And on that subject, do you have any news on In Speight Of It?  I first read about him on here, and watched him break his maiden at Saratoga.  Hasn't raced this year and maybe only 1 workout, if that, to speak of.  

   Thanks for any info and look forward to future blog entries,


26 Feb 2009 11:07 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

In Speight of It has had three works at Belmont this year, including a 3 furlong work in :36.00 on February 24. I wouldn't be surprised to see him in the entries soon.

27 Feb 2009 12:38 AM

Ah thanks!  I haven't checked my email in a few days, so didn't know about that workout till now.  Thanks again!

27 Feb 2009 9:09 PM

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