Seeking Power with a Wiggle and a Wink

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Differentiate Gets the Update

Sue's Update (Medaglia d'Oro), Indemand (Saarland), and Miss Brown Eyes went at it early on. Indemand soon gave in and faded back to finish 9th. Sue's Update shook free and built up a bit of a lead, but Differentiate came running 4-wide. Sue's Update fought back, but Differentiate took the win. Sue's Update was well clear of the rest. She probably didn't see Differentiate until late, because that one was so wide. Sue's Update should get her maiden win soon, Indemand may need to shorten up.

Result: March 5, 2009
Oaklawn Race 8
Maiden Special Weight

Differentiate $7.60
Sue's Update  
Lady Durlyn  


Race Details and Equibase Chart

The Choice Cat

Saarbricken (Saarland) didn't have much chance in this one, but neither did anyone else. No one, that is, except Choice Cat, who got out quick and had a three length lead before most of the rest had even started. She ended up winning by better than 7. Appealingtome was four in front of everyone else. Saarbricken finished back in 9th.

Result: March 5, 2009
Delta Downs Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

Choice Cat $3.20
Secreto Bella  


Equibase Chart

Other Results for March 5

Sweet Kristen (filly; Peace Rules - Puddy Cat by Mountain Cat) stalked the early pace, came running 5-wide, and got her head in front to take her Allowance race at Charles Town. Tbilisi (filly; Birdstone - Tripp Trial by Skip Trial) was near the back early and passed some tired ones for 4th. Prosecca (filly; Speightstown - Pink Champagne by Awesome Again) was scratched.

Conga Queen (filly; Congaree - Special Test by Hawkin's Special) made it two in a row, taking her 6 furlong claiming race at Oaklawn. She set the pace, never gained too much of an advantage on the field, but was able to hold them all off for a length victory.

Gabby's Golden Gal (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Gabriellina Giof (GB)) stalked the early pace and then got her head in front, but Heartless Vixen flew by the whole field late to finish better than 4 in front. Gabby had to settle for 2nd.

Glory Gold (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Gayla by Lord Gaylord) took a run at 1-9 favorite Rightly So, but couldn't catch her, and flattened out to finish third in her Allowance race at Aqueduct.

Congo Kaye (filly; Congaree - Palau by Kingmambo) was off slow and passed one tired one, to finish 5th in her Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Golden Gate.

Miss Marple (filly; Saarland - Future Diamonds by Roberto) finished a good 2nd in her Maiden Claiming race at Oaklawn. She trailed the field early and then came running in the stretch. She was no threat to the winner, but was clear in 2nd. By the way, Miss Marple is a serious tail-swisher. Many horses (especially fillies) swish their tails in response to the whip or just in general, and Miss Marple definitely fits in that category. She was swishing from the time she started her drive. But, it didn't seem to hinder her running.

Peace Be With You (filly; Peace Rules - Gold Parody by Java Gold) was near the back throughout her Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream, finishing 8th.

Palin (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - La Alleged by Alleged) chased the pace early, and then faded to finish 7th in her Maiden Claiming race at Turfway.

Perfect for a Run (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Unbridled Ashley by Unbridled) had all kinds of trouble in his debut Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream. He stumbled at the start, then hit the rail on the turn and finished 10th. I'm thinking do-over. He took a little money (10-1), so must have made a somewhat favorable impression on the multitude.

Work for Peace (filly; Peace Rules - Southern Solstice by Southern Halo) pressed the pace early, and then weakened to finish 6th in her Maiden Claiming race at Charles Town.

March 6 Entries

Spirit Seeker is Brewin Charm for Princess Buddha

March 6, 2009
Gulfstream Race 5
Maiden Claiming ($50,000)
7 furlongs
3-year old fillies
Post Time: 3:12 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Reece Land
2. Princess Buddha
3. Openedforbusiness
4. La Dolfina
5. Kaleidoscope Sky
6. Tabby Lane
7. Brewin Charm
8. Spirit Seeker
9. Ms. Emma D
10. Check Point

Spirit Seeker (Peace Rules - Wild Gal by Wild Again) makes her 4th start overall, and her third of 2009, in this 7 furlong race. Spirit Seeker last ran on February 6 at a mile at Gulfstream Park, finishing 2nd. She is a half-sister to 2 winners. Wild Gal, dam of Spirit Seeker, is a daughter of grade II winner Degenerate Gal. Degenerate Gal has produced 8 winners, including grade III winner Positive Gal, stakes winner Blacktie Bid, and Medaglia d'Oro 2008 winner Causin' Havoc.

Tabby Lane (Even the Score - Keeley Chay by Rodeo) and Openedforbusiness (Successful Appeal - Potential Pleasure by Unbridled) met on February 12 at Gulfstream at 6 furlongs, finishing 5th and 7th. It was the first and only race for both. Tabby Lane sold for $30,000 as a yearling, and is a half-sister to the winner Glittering Justice. Her dam, Keeley Chay, is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner I'm a Numbers Guy. Openedforbusiness was a $115,000 yearling, and is a half-sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Sequoia King. Her dam is a half-sister to 3 stakes winners.

Princess Buddha (Buddha - American Icon by Corporate Report) has made three starts, all in Kentucky in 2008. She was 3rd at Churchill Downs on July 5, and then finished 2nd twice in two Ellis Park starts. She is out of the winning mare American Icon. American Icon has produced 2 winners.

Check Point (Posse - Turning Point by Rahy) ran twice at Philadelphia Park in 2008, finishing 4th on October 27, and 3rd (by DQ) on November 11. Her most recent start was on the Gulfstream Park turf on January 17, where she finished 5th. She is out of a winning mare who has produced the winner Tricky Mona.

Kaleidoscope Sky (Giant's Causeway - Bauhauser (ARG) by Numerous) also made her most recent start on the Gulfstream turf, finishing 4th on January 25. Previously, she was 7th on a sloppy Aqueduct track on November 14, and 7th on the Belmont turf on October 22. She sold for $52,000 as a 2-year old, and is the 2nd foal out of grade III winner Bauhauser.

Another one who last ran on the turf is Brewin Charm (Milwaukee Brew - My Fair Charmer by Seattle Dancer), who was 12th on the Gulfstream turf on February 4. She sold for $18,492 as a yearling, and is a half-sister to stakes winner Palema.

Reece Land (Deputy Commander - Reeds Hill by Gulch) was 7th in her only race, on a muddy Churchill Downs track on November 16. Reece Land is a full-sister to the winner Hillbury.

Completing the field are debuters La Dolfina (Unbridled Time - American Royale by American Standard) and Ms. Emma D (Sky Mesa - Silent Stream by Tricky Creek). La Dolfina sold for $26,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade II winner American Royale. American Royale earned $254,688 and was a debut winner. She has produced 4 winners from 4 to run. One of La Dolfina's siblings won their debut. Ms. Emma D was a $30,000 2-year old, and is out of stakes-placed Silent Stream. Silent Stream earned $435,124 in her 32 race career. Ms. Emma D is her first foal.

Mythical Power is Oscar Bound by Street Car

March 6, 2009
Santa Anita Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
1 mile
3-year olds
Post Time: 5:02 PM ET

P Horse
1. Oscar Bound
2. Street Car
3. Mythical Power
4. Valkyrie Missile
5. Wagels
6. Kings Village
7. Ginello

Mythical Power (Congaree - School for Scandal by Is It True) makes his 3rd start, after finishing 3rd in his debut on January 24 at 6 furlongs, and 2nd on February 13 at 7 furlongs. Both of his previous races were at Santa Anita. Mythical Power is the 2nd foal out of stakes-placed School for Scandal, who earned $146,447 in her career. School for Scandal's first foal, Keynes, is a winner.

Finishing 4th, behind Mythical Power, on February 13 at Santa Anita was Wagels (Empire Maker - Susan Powter by Native Prospector). It was Wagels first and only start. He sold for $105,000 as a 2-year old and is a half-brother to 5 winners, including stakes winner Miss Lawless and grade I winner Joey Franco. Wagels also has a 2-year old half-brother by Ghostzapper, who has not yet been named.

Street Car (Street Cry (IRE) - Star Brightly by Trempolino) and Valkyrie Missile (Golden Missile - She's a Tattletale by Tale of the Cat) met on January 31 at Santa Anita at 6.5 furlongs. Street Car set the pace, before tiring to 4th. Valkyrie Missile gained some late to finish 5th. The winner was Jeranimo. Street Car finished 9th in his previous start, on January 3 at Santa Anita. He sold for $170,000 as a yearling. Stakes-placed Star Brightly, dam of Street Car, earned $102,036 in a 13 race career. Star Brightly has produced winner Tiz Lindy's Star. Valkyrie Missile's only other start was on December 26 at Santa Anita, where he was 3rd. He sold for $75,000 as a 2-year old, and is the 2nd foal out of the unraced mare She's a Tattletale. She's a Tattletale is a half-sister to 5 winners, including grade III winner Mining Burrah.

Oscar Bound (Doneraile Court - Heartwood by Woodman) has run four times, including 3 starts on the turf. His most recent start was at a mile on the Santa Anita Pro-Ride, where he finished 7th. His best finish was 2nd on the Hollywood turf on December 13. Oscar Bound sold for $110,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of the winning mare Heartwood. Heartwood has produced 3 winners from 4 to run.

Kings Village (A. P. Indy - Kingsland by Mr. Prospector) last ran at Gulfstream Park on January 24, where he finished 9th behind Dunkirk. Grade II stakes-placed Kingsland, dam of Kings Village, earned $147,253 in 15 races. She has produced the winner Rock Hampton.

Ginello (El Corredor - Just Gin'n by Go for Gin) also finished 9th in his only start, on February 21 at Santa Anita. Ginello sold for $70,000 as a 2-year old, and is a half-brother to 2 winners.

Wiggle and a Wink will face Fire Woman to be L. A. Devine

March 6, 2009
Santa Anita Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
About 6.5 furlongs turf
3-year old fillies
Post Time: 6:05 PM ET

P Horse
1. Epiphanyfortiffany
2. L. A. Devine
3. Ruby Lane
4. Royal Fortune
5. Fire Woman
6. Princess Quinn
7. Ata Atay
8. On Approval
9. Wiggle and a Wink
10. Dixie Unioness
AE Coracao Beijo
AE Blessed
AE Magic Roberta

Wiggle and a Wink (Congaree - Friendofthefamily by Wild Rush) returns to the Santa Anita downhill turf course, where she finished 3rd on January 17. Since then, she was 5th on February 14 on the Pro-Ride at Santa Anita, a race originally scheduled for the turf. Wiggle and a Wink did her earlier running at Woodbine, where she finished 4th at 6 furlongs on the turf on August 15, and then finished 2nd on November 1, and 4th on November 21, in two Polytrack starts. Wiggle and a Wink, who sold for $45,000 at 2, is the first foal out of a stakes winning mare whose wins included the Scottsdale Handicap on the turf.

Also returning from the February 14 Pro-Ride race are On Approval (Put It Back - Final Approval by With Approval), who was 2nd, Ruby Lane (The Cliff's Edge - Shalini by Urgent Request (IRE)), who was 6th, and L. A. Devine (Pulpit - Sunny Laugh by Relaunch), who was 11th. On Approval was 6th in her only other start, at Hollywood on December 21. She is out of stakes winner Final Approval, who was stakes-placed on the turf. Final Approval has produced 4 winners from 5 to run. Ruby Lane's previous race was at Del Mar, where she finished 3rd on August 30. She is out of Shalini, who won or placed in 9 turf stakes. Ruby Lane is her first foal. L. A. Devine also ran against Wiggle and a Wink on the Santa Anita turf on January 17, finishing 2nd. Her debut was at Hollywood on November 16, where she was 8th. L. A. Devine is out of the winning mare Sunny Laugh, who has produced 3 winners from 4 to run. One of L. A. Devine's siblings won on the turf.

AE filly Coracao Beijo (Fantastic Light - Bandeau by Quiet American) finished behind L. A. Devine and Wiggle and a Wink on the Santa Anita turf on January 17. She has made 5 additional runs, including 4 turf starts. Her best results came on the Hollywood turf course where she was 2nd on November 13, and 3rd on December 10. Both of those races were at 6 furlongs. Coracao Beijo is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Bandeau. Bandeau is a half-sister to grade I winner Jilbab and group I winner Ancient World.

Royal Fortune (Giant's Causeway - Danzig Wildcat by Danzig) finished 3rd in both of her starts, on October 10 at Santa Anita and on November 6 at Hollywood Park. She is out of the winning mare Danzig Wildcat. Danzig Wildcat is a daughter of champion Hollywood Wildcat, and a full-sister to War Chant, a grade I winner on the turf. Danzig Wildcat is also a half-sister to group II winner Ivan Denisovich and stakes winners Double Cat and Ministers Wild Cat.

Princess Quinn (Grand Slam - Gold Princess by Prospector's Halo) has run twice, finishing 11th at Hollywood on July 12, and 6th at that track on December 7. She sold for $80,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade III winner Gold Princess. Gold Princess earned $382,416 in a 33 race career. She has produced 3 winners from 4 to run. One of her offspring won on the turf.

Completing the main body of the race are unraced fillies Epiphanyfortiffany (Vindication - Katy Kat by Forest Wildcat), Fire Woman (Storm Boot - Yasou Sarah Rose by Out of Place), Ata Atay (Benchmark - Atay by Clever Trick), and Dixie Unioness (Dixie Union - Cateress by Tabasco Cat). Epiphanyfortiffany sold for $300,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Katy Kat. Katy Kat has produced the turf winner Mind Eraser. Selling for $22,000 as a yearling was Fire Woman, who is out of the winning mare Yasou Sarah Rose. Yasou Sarah Rose has produced turf winner Siena Gold. Ata Atay's dam, Atay, was a winner and has produced 5 winners from 5 to run, including stakes winners Fierce Heart and Ato Olympio. None of Ata Atay's siblings won on the turf, but two won their debuts. Dixie Unioness sold for $140,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the turf winning mare Cateress. Cateress is a half-sister to 7 winners, including stakes winners Sand Ridge and Dootsie.

AE filly Magic Roberta (Elusive Quality - Magic Valentine by Unbridled) has run 6 times, including starts in the Oak Leaf (gr. I), where she was 8th, and the Sharp Cat, where she was 4th. In her only turf start, she finished 4th at Hollywood on December 10 (behind Coracao Beijo). Her most recent start was on February 6 on the Santa Anita Pro-Ride, where she finished 2nd (behind Gabby's Golden Gal). Magic Roberta is a half-sister to one winner. Her dam, Penny's Valentine, is a half-sister to grade III turf winner Penny's Gold.

Completing the AE list is Blessed (Kafwain - Partyship by Premiership), who was 6th in her only start on February 6 at Santa Anita (behind Magic Roberta). Blessed sold for $200,000 as a yearling. She is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Barrier Reef. Barrier Reef has earned $226,871 through 2009.

Also in Action March 6

Chef (colt; Smarty Jones - Take the Cake by Fly So Free) and Al Khali (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Maya by Capote) take on 6 others in an interesting mile and an eight Allowance race at Gulfstream Park, post time 4:43 PM ET. Chef was an impressive debut winner on February 14 at Gulfstream Park, going 7 furlongs, and is the morning-line favorite in this one. Al Khali won 2 of 3 (finishing 2nd in his other start) in 2008 while running in Peru. He has been working at Palm Meadows since early January. Others of note in this one include Atomic Rain, who finished 2nd in the Remsen behind Old Fashioned (before finishing 7th in the Sam Davis Stakes), Well Positioned, who broke his maiden by more than 14 (before finishing 6th in allowance company), and stakes winner Stately Character.

Read more about this race here.

Dancin Perfect (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Dancewiththebride by Belong to Me) goes in an Allowance race of about one mile on the turf at Fair Grounds, race 9. She'll break from post 6 in this one scheduled for 5:25 PM ET. Last time out, Dancin Perfect finished 9th at this same distance on the turf at Fair Grounds on January 29.

Amethyst Rose (filly; Saarland - Quiet Talk by Valid Appeal) makes her 2nd start, going 5.5 furlongs in a Maiden Claiming race at Turfway. Post time is 8:11 PM ET, and she'll break from post 6. First time out, Amethyst Rose finished 10th at Turfway in a Maiden Special Weight race on January 25.

Canadian Royalty (colt; Peace Rules - Northern Babe by Polish Numbers) faces 9 in a 6.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Charles Town. He'll break from post 2 at approximately 8:03 PM ET. This will be Canadian Royalty's 4th start. In his last two starts, both at 6.5 furlongs at Charles Town, he finished 2nd.

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