Winning by Temptation

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In This Life (filly; Ghostzapper - Spy Novel by Broad Brush) went 2 furlongs at Adena Springs on March 13, recording a time of :27.00.

Winning by Temptation

Ultra Awesome was the early leader, pressed by Saint Cindy. Tasty Temptation (Medaglia d'Oro) stalked this pair. At the top of the stretch, Tasty Temptation took command, as the other fillies weakened. Favorite Storm the Church, who had to steady early, ran on late to pick up 2nd. Sweet Thoughts was scratched.Tasty Temptation has now earned $46,961 in 5 starts.

Result: March 13, 2009
Santa Anita Race 1
Maiden Special Weight

Tasty Temptation $11.80
Storm the Church  
Ermine Slippers  


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Smiley Pete has all the Dough

Smiley Pete went to the lead, but Ethics Reform was sticking close, and Be Me wasn't too far off. Smiley Pete shook free of his pursuers in the stretch. Burt's a Stitch came on for second. Neither Brazilionaire (Congaree) nor Goldfinder (Speightstown) had much say in this one, finishing 8th and 10th.

Result: March 13, 2009
Fair Grounds Race 9
Maiden Special Weight

Smiley Pete $21.80
Burt's a Stitch  
Ethics Reform  


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Who was that Masked Man?

Golgatha and Baylor Dude dueled early, with Golgatha giving up first. Favorite Masked Man wasn't far back, made his move 4-wide, and opened up on the field. Sabago made a bid 5-wide, but couldn't threaten the winner. He weakened late and just held off Aye Aye Skippy. Masked Man is a half-brother to Storm Catch, who runs in the 11th race at Gulfstream on March 14. Monsieur Robert (Medaglia d'Oro - Golden Lake by Salt Lake) trailed the field throughout in 8th.

Result: March 13, 2009
Turfway Park Race 12
Maiden Special Weight

Masked Man $4.60
Aye Aye Skippy  


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Other Results for March 13

Fufty Too (colt; Speightstown - Cape North by Capote) set the pace in his Allowance race at Oaklawn, but was gradually worn down by Everyday Hereos. Fufty Too was well clear of the rest of the field.

Saardona (filly; Saarland - Golden Penny by Touch Gold) pressed pacesetter Ultimate Bliss throughout her Maiden Claiming race. She couldn't catch that one, but held a 6 length advantage on the rest of them.

Gold d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Gold Canyon by Mr. Prospector) did not draw in off the AE list for her Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream.

First Magnitude (colt; Saarland - Fapindy by A. P. Indy) was scratched from his Maiden Claiming race at Oaklawn Park.

March 14 Stakes Entries

A number of stakes entries this Saturday featuring Maiden Watch graduates. I won't go into depth on the fields, instead I'll focus on the Maiden Watch horses (by the way, in case anyone is wondering, these races are in post time order).

Ameribelle (Medaglia d'Oro - Miz United States by Valid Appeal), who finished 2nd in the Suncoast Stakes in her last start on February 14 at Tampa Bay, finds many familiar faces in the Florida Oaks (gr. III), post time 4:17 PM ET. Rock Candy (Mineshaft - Party Chatter by Pleasant Colony) won the Suncoast by a neck, and Don't Forget Gil (Kafwain - Livermore Leslie by Mt. Livermore), who was the favorite in the Suncoast, was just behind the top 2. Also returning from the Suncoast are Dzibanche (Roar of the Tiger - North to South by Northern Flagship), who was 4th, and Brinca (Macho Uno - Bailarina by Lord Avie), who was 5th. New shooters are Miss Ocean City (Mineshaft - Madam Lagonza by Kingmambo) and Royal Ballade (Elusive Quality - Musical Chimes by In Excess (IRE)), who are making their 3-year old debuts, after finishing 9th and 10th in the Frizette Stakes (gr. I) at 2. Read more about the Florida Oaks here.

Maiden Lucy to the Max (Birdstone - I Dream by Wajima) is entered in the Scottsdale at a mile on the Turf Paradise turf (Post time 4:30 PM ET), but she is also entered in a Maiden race on the turf on Monday, March 16. So, we'll see which one she goes in. Lucy to the Max has run 3 times, all at Turf Paradise. In 2009, she has finished 4th on January 25 and 2nd on February 15. Both races were at a mile on the turf. Favored in the Scottsdale is Dot Dash Dot (Put It Back - Shingalana by Jolie's Halo) who won 2 stakes in 2008. This will be her 2009 debut. She has no starts on the turf. Also worthy of note is Summers Peace (Orientate - Interval by Forty Niner), who is 2 for 2 in 2009, but also has no turf experience.

Jeranimo (Congaree - Jera by Jeblar) takes on heavy favorite Pioneerof the Nile (Empire Maker - Star of Goshen by Lord At War (ARG)) and 5 others in the San Felipe (gr. II). Post time 5:03 PM ET. Jeranimo last ran on February 26 at Santa Anita, in a mile and a sixteenth Allowance race, finishing 2nd. He broke his maiden in his 2nd start, on January 31 at Santa Anita, while running 6.5 furlongs. Read more about the San Felipe here.

Rachel Alexandra (Medaglia d'Oro - Lotta Kim by Roar), who impressed everyone with her 8 length victory in the Martha Washington at Oaklawn on February 15, takes on 5 in the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II). Post time 5:07 PM ET. Overall, Rachel Alexandra has run 7 times, winning 4 and finishing 2nd twice. As a 2-year old, she won the Golden Rod (gr. II), and was 2nd in the Pocahontas (gr. III) and the Debutante (gr. III). She'll be the heavy favorite in this one. Rachel has had a couple of works at Oaklawn since her Martha Washington race. Four Gifts (Even the Score - Agiftfromservice by Service Stripe), Flying Spur (Giant's Causeway - Lakeway by Seattle Slew), and War Tigress (War Chant - Tigresa by Tejano) finished 2nd, 4th, and 5th in the Silverbulletday on February 7 at Fair Grounds. Four Gifts, who won the Delta Princess (gr. III), finished behind Rachel Alexandra in an Allowance race at Keeneland on October 17. African Skies (Johannesburg - Rababah by Woodman) was a group III winner in England in 2008. In her only U.S. start, she was 5th in the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita on February 7. Read more about the Fair Grounds Oaks here. Rachel Alexandra also gets plenty of air time on this week's episode of Pursuit of the Crown from HRTV.

Warrior's Reward (Medaglia d'Oro - For All You Do by Seeking the Gold), who last time out finished 2nd behind everyone's All-American Dunkirk in allowance company at Gulfstream Park on February 19, tries stakes company in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) at 5:26 PM ET. He gets a new rider this time, in Carlos Montalvo, as Calvin Borel is riding Rachel at Fair Grounds. General Quarters (Sky Mesa - Ecology by Unbridled's Song), who already showed his afinity for the Tampa Bay strip in the Sam F. Davis, deserves a lot of respect. However, the morning-line choice is Hello Broadway (Broken Vow - Nightstorm by Storm Cat), who was 2nd in the Hutcheson on January 30. The winner of the Hutcheson, Capt. Candyman Can, returned to run 4th in the Fountain of Youth, which may or may not be significant. Nowhere to Hide (Vindication - Stirring by Seeking the Gold) finished 4th in the Risen Star behind Friesan Fire, and now avoids that one by running in Florida instead of Louisiana. Read more about the Tampa Bay Derby here.

Maiden Special Weight Entries for March 14

Quick in Motion will be Admired Most with Good Brew

March 14, 2009
Sunland Race 8
Maiden Special Weight
one mile
3 year old fillies
Post Time: 5:50 PM ET

P Horse
1. Quick in Motion
2. Admired Most
3. Servant Song
4. Good Brew
5. Britt Britt
6. Bellario
7. Shannon Sue
8. Moonlit Rose
9. Mona Quita

Quick in Motion (Medaglia d'Oro - Trisha Quick by Deputy Minister) makes her third start, after finishing 4th in her debut on January 24, and 2nd last time out on February 28. Both of her previous starts were at Sunland. Quick in Motion is a half-sister to the winner Dixie Quick, and her dam, Trisha Quick, is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Medford.

Shannon Sue (Stephen Got Even - Classy Ensign by Polish Navy) has faced Quick in Motion in both of that filly's starts. She was 3rd on January 24 and 5th on February 28. Overall, Shannon Sue has run 5 times, finishing 2nd twice and 3rd once. Shannon Sue, who sold for $105,000 as a yearling, is a half-sister to 7 winners.

Admired Most (Cuvee - Most Admired by Unbridled) and Servant Song (Bravo Bull - Working for You by Distinctive Pro) finished 5th and 8th, behind Quick in Motion and Shannon Sue, on January 24 at Sunland. They also faced each other on February 21, also finishing 5th and 8th. Most Admired, dam of Admired Most, has produced 2 winners from 2 to run. Most Admired is a half-sister to group I winner Menhoubah. Servant Song is out of a winning mare who has produced 4 winners, including stakes-placed Man at Work.

Good Brew (Ecton Park - Malt by Zilzal) finished 2nd, in front of Admired Most and Servant Song, on February 21 at Sunland. In two previous starts at Sunland, she was 4th and 7th. She also ran once at Zia Park, finishing 3rd on November 25. Good Brew is out of stakes winner Malt, who earned $182,867. Malt has produced the winner Swift Strike.

Mona Quita (El Corredor - Staraway by Star de Naskra) did all her previous running on the turf. She ran 3 times at Remington Park in 2008, finishing 2nd once. In 2009, she has run at Retama twice, finishing 2nd both on January 1 and January 31. Staraway, dam of Mona Quita won or placed in 30 stakes while earning $464,935. She has produced 2 winners, including group II winner, Sander Camillo.

Bellario (Aldebaran - Wind River by Storm Cat) has run twice at Fair Grounds, finishing 7th on January 1 and 3rd on February 1. She sold for $25,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Wind River. Wind River has produced two winners, including grade III stakes-placed Nottawasaga.

Britt Britt (Langfuhr - Touching by Kris S.) and Moonlit Rose (Military - Match the Cache by Lac Ouimet) have both run once at Sunland. Britt Britt was 3rd in her start on February 18. She is out of the winning mare Touching, who has produced 2 winners from 3 to run. Moonlit Rose was 9th on February 14. She is the first foal out of the unraced mare Match the Cache. Match the Cache is a half-sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Majesty's Time and grade II winner Dr. Kiernan.

Dr. Smarty Jack makes Custers Last Stand

March 14, 2009
Gulfstream Race 11
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles turf
3-year olds and up
Post Time: 6:14 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Custers Last Stand
2. Dr. Smarty Jack
3. Homestead Strike
4. Proper Authority
5. Reb
6. Go Joe Go
7. Sarvatha
8. Chapin Beach
9. Storm Catch
10. Kinsella
11. Ndongo
12. Tizzy
AE Whirling Thunder
AE Separatist
AE Tapit's Brew
AE Sleepless Knight

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Custers Last Stand (Congaree - Foxcaller by Beau Genius) and Dr. Smarty Jack (Smarty Jones - Hoh Buzzard (IRE) by Alhaarth (IRE)) will break side-by-side in this mile and a sixteenth turf race at Gulfstream. Custers Last Stand, who sold for $120,000 as a yearling, debuts in this one. He is out of stakes-placed Foxcaller, who was a debut winner. Foxcaller has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, including grade I stakes-placed Glorified, and Gangbuster, who was stakes-placed on the turf. Dr. Smarty Jack is making his second start. First time out, he finished a good 2nd while going a mile on the Gulfstream turf on January 28. Hoh Buzzard, dam of Dr. Smarty Jack, was a grade II winner on the turf who earned $319,839. Dr. Smarty Jack is her first foal.

Homestead Strike (Smart Strike - Lizzie R by Cozzene), Proper Authority (Silver Deputy - Vow That Binds by Miswaki), Storm Catch (Vindication - Catcher by Storm Cat), Ndongo (Horse Chestnut (SAF) - Remediate by Miswaki), Tizzy (Tiznow - Danzig Til Dawn by Danzig), AE entrant Whirling Thunder (Smart Strike - Her Own Way by Danzig), and AE entrant Separatist (Fusaichi Pegasus - Adorable Minister by Deputy Minister) are the 4-year olds in this 3 year olds and up contest.

Whirling Thunder, Separatist, Homestead Strike, and Ndongo met at a mile and a sixteenth on the Gulfstream turf on February 7, finishing 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 7th respectfully. Whirling Thunder and Separatist also met on January 14 on the Gulfstream Park turf, with Separatist finishing 2nd and Whirling Thunder 4th. Whirling Thunder also made 2 starts on the Gulfstream Park dirt in 2008, finishing 4th and 9th. Whirling Thunder is out of the mare Her Own Way, who was placed on the turf. Her Own Way has produced the turf winner Overrule. Separatist sold for $155,000 as a yearling. He is a half-brother to 7 winners, including stakes winner Gratiaen and turf stakes winner Cute Cognac. Another sibling was also a turf winner. Homestead Strike previously finished 5th on the Delaware turf on June 23 2008, and 5th on the Pimlico dirt in May of that year. He is out of a turf winning mare, who has produced the winner Liscarroll. Liscarroll was also placed on the turf. Ndongo has run 6 total times, including 5 starts on the turf. He has finished 2nd 4 times, including 3 times on the turf. Remediate, dam of Ndongo, was a winner on the turf and earned $125,059. Remediate has produced the turf winner Xela, who has earned $119,854.

Proper Authority has run once, finishing 2nd at Laurel on January 2, 2008. He has been working on the Palm Meadows turf. He is out of a winning mare who has produced stakes-placed Bondage.

Storm Catch has run three times, finishing 5th on the dirt at Saratoga on August 18, 9th on the Keeneland Polytrack on October 21, and 7th on the Turfway Park Polytrack on December 4. He brought $600,000 as a yearling. Catcher, dam of Storm Catch, was stakes-placed and has produced 4 winners, including Masked Man, who won the Monsieur Robert race at Turfway described above. Catcher is also a half-sister to grade I stakes winner Cat Thief who earned $3,951,012 in his career.

Tizzy has run 11 total times, finishing 2nd four times and third 3 times. He has run twice on the turf, finishing 2nd once and 3rd once. Tizzy sold for $170,000 as a yearling, he is a half-brother to stakes winner Forest Danz.

The remaining entrants are 3, including Chapin Beach (Dynaformer - Lovely Martha by Storm Bird) and Reb (Stormy Atlantic - Sweet Baby Jane by Kingmambo), who faced off on the Gulfstream Park turf on January 22, with Chapin Beach taking third and Reb 5th. Chapin Beach also ran on the Gulfstream Park dirt on February 14, finishing 10th. Chapin Beach is a full-brother to Sand Springs, a grade I winner on the turf. Sand Springs earned $1,270,058, while racing primarily on the turf. Reb sold for $75,000 as a yearling, and $100,000 at 2. He is the first foal out of the winning mare Sweet Baby Jane, who is a half-sister to 5 winners. One of her siblings won on the turf.

Completing the main body of the race are unraced entrants Kinsella (Mr. Greeley - Win My Heart by King of Kings (IRE)), Go Joe Go (Honor Glide - Sweeping On Bye by End Sweep), and Sarvatha (Theatrical (IRE) - Sabu by Deputy Minister). Kinsella sold for $2.2 million as a yearling. He is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Win My Heart. Win My Heart is a half-sister to grade III winner Secret Liaison, who earned $342,719. Go Joe Go's dam, Sweeping On Bye, was a debut winner and was placed on the turf. Go Joe Go is her first foal. Sarvatha is a half-brother to three winners, including stakes winner Mykindasaint. One of his siblings won on the turf.

Completing the AE list are Tapit's Brew (Tapit - Looking for a Win by Crafty Prospector) and Sleepless Knight (War Chant - Dream About by Cherokee Run). Tapit's Brew has run 6 times, including 4 turf starts. She has recorded one 2nd and one 3rd, both on the turf. Looking for a Win, dam of Tapit's Brew, was a stakes winner. Looking for a Win has produced 8 winners, including stakes winner Holy Fashion. Two of Looking for a Win's offspring have won on the turf. Sleepless Knight has run once, finishing 2nd on the Gulfstream Park turf on February 13. He sold for $60,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of grade II winner Dream About. Dream About earned $235,463 and is a half-sister to 2 winners and Channingstown, a Speightstown 3-year old colt.

Also in Action March 14

Perfect Song (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Prospector's Song by Prospector's Music) and Tone It Down (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Chattin by Rollicking) meet in a mile Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Laurel, post time 3:53 PM ET. Perfect Song, who is the 3-5 morning line favorite, finished 2nd at Turfway in his most recent start on February 21. Previously, he was an impressive debut winner at Philadelphia Park on January 20. Tone It Down broke his maiden in his 2nd start, on January 19 at Laurel. Since then, he was 5th in a mile and 70 yard Allowance race at Philadelphia Park on February 15.

Anaan (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Parisian Deputy by French Deputy), who broke his maiden last time out at Oaklawn on February 16, faces 5 in a mile and a sixteenth Allowance/Optional Claiming contest at that track. Post time is 2:40 PM ET, as he breaks from post 6.

Unraced D'oro Diablo (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Dancehall Floozy by Paramount Jet) is a Main Track Only entrant in the 5th at Gulfstream Park, scheduled for 5 furlongs on the turf. Post time for this one is 3:12 PM ET. D'oro Diablo's dam was a winner and has produced 4 winners from 4 to race including grade II stakes-placed Dancehall Deelites.

Jersey Town (colt; Speightstown - Jersey Girl by Belong to Me) is entered in a 7 furlong Maiden Claiming contest at Gulfstream Park, post time 4:41 PM ET. Jersey Town, a son of grade I winner Jersey Girl, is unraced. Jersey Girl earned $571,136 in her 11 race career and won 7 stakes races.

Dial Four Peace (gelding: Peace Rules - Four O One Katie by Marquetry) faces 8 in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Golden Gate, post time 5:53 PM ET. Dial Four Peace has started 7 times, recording a second and a third. In his most recent start, on March 4 at Golden Gate, he finished 5th.

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