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Workouts

Saintly Ways (filly; Saint Liam - Visual Art by Deputy Minister) worked at Keeneland on March 21, going 3 furlongs in :39.60.

Bourbonette Legacy

Stone Legacy (Birdstone) trailed the field early on. She made a big move on the outside and beat half the field, finishing 5th. The winner was Hot Cha Cha, who drew away to a convincing 6 length win. Read more about the Bourbonette here.

In our other stakes race, the Private Terms, Tone It Down (Medaglia d'Oro) was scratched. The winner was St John's Gospel.

Questions Answered

Askmethequestions (Speightstown) took advantage of her rail spot and went right up to the front. Favorite Gumpy was in pursuit throughout, but Askmethequestions held her off to pick up her maiden victory.

Result: March 21, 2009
Charles Town Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

Askmethequestions $32.20
$6.40
$3.60
Gumpy  
$2.40
$2.20
Miss Kelsey G  

$2.40

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Bizet Completes the Mission Gap

Cat Gone Wild and Indeedingly dueled early, but gave up after a half. At that point, Bizet and B L's Who's Who began to duel. They were joined by Dream Again, who was racing greenly. Mission Gap (Speightstown) broke well, but then began going backwards through the field. I thought that he wasn't handling the track and that he would probably end up at the back of the pack. But, suddenly he began moving on the outside and flew toward the front. Ok, so he ended up 4th, but he was just a couple of necks and a head from the winner.

Result: March 21, 2009
Gulfstream Park Race 3
Maiden Claiming

Bizet $19.20
$8.80
$5.20
B L's Who's Who  
$7.80
$5.00
Dream Again  

$4.00

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A Hazard for Ritzy Jones, Plosh, Channingstown

Plosh (Peace Rules) won the award for best looking in the post parade, but Channingstown (Speightstown) set the early pace. However, he began to tire after a short while, and ended up 8th. Ritzy Jones (Smarty Jones) and Plosh then slugged it out, along with Five Star Era. Ritzy Jones won that battle, but he couldn't hold off a rallying Max Hazard. Ritzy Jones held on well for 2nd, whereas Plosh ended up 5th.

Result: March 21, 2009
Philadelphia Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

Max Hazard $43.80
$14.00
$8.40
Ritzy Jones  
$6.80
$3.80
Hardknockinbillie  

$3.00

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Hopeful for Coal Region Kid and Ricoriatoa

Lt. Hopeful went right to the lead and didn't look back. Coal Region Kid (Medaglia d'Oro) pursued Lt. Hopeful for much of the race, but weakened in the stretch finishing 3rd. Megaholtz was closing relentlessly, but Lt. Hopeful had enough left to take the victory. Ricoriatoa (Smarty Jones) was wide for most of the race, lost ground late, and finished 7th.

Result: March 21, 2009
Santa Anita Race 6
Maiden Special

Lt. Hopeful $15.20
$9.80
$7.40
Megaholtz  
$20.40
$11.20
Coal Region Kid  

$12.20

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Other Results for March 21

Oriental Sunshine (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Kristi's Sunshine by Miswaki) picked up her 2nd win in an Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Mountaineer. She broke on top, but then sat off the early pacesetter. She then took over for good in the stretch, pulling away by better than 4.

Bear's Marie (filly; Congaree - White Line by Expelled) went right to the lead at Fair Grounds, repulsed all comers, and picked up her maiden win.

Becky's Express (gelding; Congaree - Becky Virtue by Strodes Creek) also went to the lead in his Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Delta Downs. But, he was passed late and had to settle for 2nd. He was well clear of the rest of the field.

Saarbricken (filly; Saarland - Miss Terasita by Prized) was up near the front early, took a brief lead, but couldn't hold on. However, she did finish a good third.

Lookin Left (colt; Congaree - Santa Fe Strip by Phone Trick) was off slowly in his Allowance race at Gulfstream and was never really involved, finishing 5th. The winner was Checklist. Frosty Diamond (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Heirloom Diamond by Grindstone) was scratched.

Himynameissarah (filly; Saarland - Pacific Island by Grand Slam) stalked the early pace in her Allowance/Optional Claiming pace at Oaklawn, and then faded to 6th.

Herrand (filly; Peace Rules - Kelly's Lake by Salt Lake) set the early pace in her Claiming race at Delta Downs, but faded to 9th.

Long Live Dixie (filly; Peace Rules - Crafty Brat by Lucky Lionel) was scratched from her Claiming race at Laurel.

Entries for March 22

Prima Donna Stakes - She's Our Annie

She's Our Annie (Medaglia d'Oro - Girl Gone Crazy by Roar) takes on 4 in the Prima Donna Stakes at Oaklawn Park, post time 6:11 PM ET. She's Our Annie was third in her debut on January 16 at Oaklawn, and then won two straight. Her most recent victory was in an Allowance/Optional claiming race on February 26. All her races have been at Oaklawn at 6 furlongs, the same distance as the Prima Donna. Interestingly, like Rachel Alexandra, She's Our Annie is by Medaglia d'Oro, out of a Roar mare.

Mrs Cindy's Walkin (Cactus Ridge - Ghost Queen by Silver Ghost) has won 4 races. She is a perfect 2 for 2 this year, scoring in two 6 furlong races at Oaklawn Park. Mrs Cindy's Walkin also ran in the E. L. Gaylord Memorial Stakes as a 2-year old, finishing 6th.

On the Menu (Canadian Frontier - Don't Trick Her by Mazel Trick) also has stakes experience. As a 2-year old, she was 7th in the Matron (gr. II). This year, she finished 2nd in the 7 furlong Genesis Stakes on January 16 at Delta Downs, and she was third in the Mardi Gras Stakes on February 24. That race was at 5.5 furlongs on the Fair Grounds turf.

Smplify (Pulpit - Classic Olympio by Olympio) finished 3rd in the Debutante (gr. III) in 2008, and also finished 5th in the Adirondack that year. She has run once in 2009, taking a 6 furlong Allowance race at Fair Grounds on February 28.

Auspicious (Indian Charlie - Hannah's Doll by Boston Harbor) is a perfect 2-for-2 in her short career. She won her debut at Churchill Downs on November 1, and then won an Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Fair Grounds on January 12. Both her races were at 6 furlongs, and both of her wins were by more than 6 lengths.

Crema d'Oro tries to be a Giant Mover in Upper Gulch

March 22, 2009
Aqueduct Race 2
Maiden Special Weight
1 mile and 70 yards
3 year olds and up fillies and mares
Post Time: 1:29 PM ET HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Upper Gulch
2. Black Orchid (ARG)
3. Trini Dubai
4. Giant Mover
5. Madeline's Music
6. Solo Piano
7. Crema d'Oro

Crema d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro - Courageous Maiden by Broad Brush) makes her 3rd start, after finishing 7th in her debut on August 31 at Saratoga, and 7th at Aqueduct on March 1 running 6 furlongs. This time, she'll go a mile and 70 yards against 3-year olds and up. Crema d'Oro, who sold for $100,000 as a 2-year old, is out of the grade III-placed mare, Courageous Maiden. Courageous Maiden has produced 2 winners from 4 to run.

3-year old Trini Dubai (E Dubai - Mt. Airy Beauty by Hasty Spring) finished 8th, behind Crema d'Oro, on March 1 at Aqueduct. It was her first and only start. Trini Dubai is out of stakes-placed Mt. Airy Beauty. Mt. Airy Beauty has produced 2 winners, including grade III winner John Little.

3-year olds Black Orchid (Interprete (ARG) - Escalinata (ARG) by Ride the Rails) and Giant Mover (Giant's Causeway - Gold Mover by Gold Fever) met in a mile and 70 yard race at Aqueduct on February 22, finishing 3rd and 5th. Black Orchid had previously finished 2nd on the Aqueduct inner track on January 4, while running a mile. Her debut was on the Aqueduct turf on November 23, where she finished 8th. Argentinian-bred Black Orchid is the 2nd foal out of a winning mare. Giant Mover finished 5th in the mud at Aqueduct on November 30, and then finished 4th at that track on January 11. Grade II winner Gold Mover, the dam of Giant Mover, earned $1,523,010 in a 31 race career. Giant Mover is Gold Mover's 2nd foal. Her first foal, Mine for Gold, has two seconds and one third in 4 starts.

Four-year old Solo Piano (Empire Maker - Flute by Seattle Slew) has run 4 times, twice in 2008 and twice in 2008. Each year, she has recorded one second and one third. Last time out, Solo Piano finished 2nd on the Santa Anita turf on February 12. Solo Piano is out of grade I winner and millionaire Flute.

Also four is Upper Gulch (Gulch - Upper Noosh by Red Ransom), who ran 6 times in 2008 recording 2 seconds. This year, she has made one start, finishing 6th at a mile at Aqueduct on January 22. Upper Gulch is out of grade III winner Upper Noosh, who earned $290,215. Upper Noosh has produced three winners from four to run.

Five-year old Madeline's Music (Menifee - Piano by Pentelicus) has run 18 times without placing. She has run one time in 2009, finishing 4th in a 6 furlong race at Aqueduct on February 20. Madeline's Music is a half-sister to 3 winners, including grade II winner Awesome Gem.

Gold d'Oro will be Proven Right With Flying Colors

March 22, 2009
Gulfstream Park Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

1 1/6 miles turf
3 year olds and up fillies and mares
Post Time: 2:12 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Half a Surprise
2. Gold d'Oro
3. Rajpur Road
4. Hooked On Hope
5. Proven Right
6. Minishaft
7. With Flying Colors
8. Mattieandmorgan
9. Fillazzene
10. Royal Approval
AE Kiss the Ring
AE Promulgation
AE Miss Winston
AE Classy Concorde
AE City Way

Gold d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro - Gold Canyon by Mr. Prospector) is entered in a mile and a sixteenth turf race. But the way it was raining today at Gulfstream, I would be very surprised if this one is run on the turf. This would be Gold d'Oro's first start in 2009. Both of Gold d'Oro's 2008 races were at 7 furlongs on the Belmont turf. She was 4th on September 25, and 6th on October 19. Gold d'Oro is a half-sister to Adriano, winner of the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) and the Kent Stakes (gr. IIIT). Gold Canyon, the dam of Gold d'Oro and Adriano, was a winner and finished 4th in her only turf effort.

Five 4-year olds and 10 3-year olds (including Gold d'Oro) are entered in this one. Let's look at the 4-year olds first.

With Flying Colors (A. P. Indy - My Flag by Easy Goer), AE Kiss the Ring (Touch Gold - Act Devoted by A. P. Indy), Royal Approval (With Approval - Princess Liaka by Mutakddim) met at a mile on the Gulfstream turf on February 19. With Flying Colors was 2nd, Kiss the Ring 6th, and Royal Approval 10th. Kiss the Ring and Royal Approval also met on January 31 at a mile and a sixteenth on the Gulfstream turf, finishing 3rd and 7th. With Flying Colors has run 4 total times, finishing 2nd three times and 3rd once. Included among the seconds is one on a sloppy Belmont course. With Flying Colors is a daughter of grade I winner and millionaire My Flag. My Flag is the dam of champion Storm Flag Flying. Kiss the Ring, who began her career in England, also finished 5th on the Laurel dirt on October 17. She sold for $100,000 as a weanling, $235,00 as a yearling, and $430,000 as a 2-year old. She is a half-sister to two winners. Royal Approval is the first foal out of the unraced mare, Princess Liaka. Princess Liaka is a half- or full-sister to 8 winner, including grade III winner Maren's Meadow, and stakes winners Golden Path and Chamul.

Mattieandmorgan (Smart Strike - Lady Shirl by That's a Nice) was 6th in her only start, at 6 furlongs on the Gulfstream Park dirt on March 5. She is out of Lady Shirl, a grade I winner on the turf. Lady Shirl is the dam of grade I winner and millionaire Shakespeare, and five other winners.

The last 4-year old is AE entrant Promulgation (Street Cry (IRE) - Lady of Vision (IRE) by Vision), who has made 5 starts in Ireland and the U.S. without registering a placing. Her most recent race was at a mile and a half on the Gulfstream turf on January 22, where she finished 5th. Promulgation is out of a turf winning mare Lady of Vision. Lady of Vision has produced 7 winners, including Dr. Brendler, a grade II winner on the turf.

Among the 3-year olds, Half a Surprise (A. P. Indy - Half Queen by Deputy Minister) and Hooked On Hope (Hook and Ladder - Eternally Hopeful (GB) by Secretariat) are unraced. Half a Surprise is out of the winning mare Half Queen . Half Queen is the dam of champion Halfbridled. Hooked On Hope, who sold for $20,000 as a yearling, is out of the winning mare Eternally Hopeful. Eternally Hopeful has produced 5 winners.

Fillazzene (Toccet - Lady Lust by Lord Carson), Rajpur Road (Arch - Stormy Blast by Kayrawan), and Proven Right (Vindication - Tricky Bird by Storm Bird) met on January 14 at a mile and a sixteenth on the Gulfstream turf. Fillazzene was 2nd, Rajpur Road was 3rd, and Proven Right finished 5th. Fillazzene has since finished 8th on the Gulfstream turf on February 14. She sold for $145,000 as a yearling, and is the 2nd foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Willing. Rajpur Road, previously finished 5th on the Churchill Downs dirt on November 29. Rajpur Road is a half-sister to one winner, and a full-sister to one winner. Her dam, Stormy Blast, is a half-sister to two stakes winners, including turf stakes winner Field Cat. Proven Right most recently finished 3rd at a mile on the Gulfstream turf on February 14. Proven Right is a half-sister to three winners including Stanley Park, a grade II winner on the turf.

Minishaft (Mineshaft - Minidar by Alydar) has made one start, she was eased in a 6 furlong dirt race at Gulfstream on March 1. Minishaft is out of grade III winner Minidar, who earned $350,900. Minidar has produced 5 winners.

Miss Winston (Street Cry (IRE) - War Mother by Lost Code), Classy Concorde (Concorde's Tune - Littlebitsaintly by Littlebitlively), and City Way (Runaway Groom - Pretty City by Carson City) complete the AE list. Miss Winston was 10th in her only race, in the Belmont mud on September 28. She sold for $45,000 as a weanling, and $185,000 as a yearling. She is out of the winning mare War Mother. War Mother has produced 3 winners from 4 to run. Two of Miss Winston's siblings won on the turf. Classy Concorde was 8th in her only start, a mile turf race at Gulfstream on March 1. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Littlebitsaintly. Littlebitsaintly is a half- or full-sister to 4 winners, including turf stakes winner Golden Saint. City Way has also run once on the Gulfstream turf, finishing 7th on January 23. City Way is a half-sister to 2 winners, including grade I winner Lear's Princess. Lear's Princess was also a stakes winner on the turf.

Sue's Update will be Suborbital in the Far East

March 22, 2009
Oaklawn Park Race 2
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles
3 year old fillies
Post Time: 2:57 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Tweeter
2. Sundayville Break
3. Sue's Update
4. Cat Onthe Town
5. Suborbital
6. Far East
7. Miss Brown Eyes

Sue's Update (Medaglia d'Oro - Sue's Good News by Woodman) has run 7 times, including three in 2009. Her last race was on of her best, as she held the lead until late before finishing 2nd. That was at a mile at Oaklawn on March 5. 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.

Finishing 4th, behind Sue's Update on March 5 was Miss Brown Eyes (El Corredor - Lusty Ghost by Silver Ghost). It was her first and only start. Miss Brown Eyes, who sold for $22,000 as a 2-year old, is out of the winning mare Lusty Ghost. Lusty Ghost has produced 3 winners.

Sundayville Break (Sunday Break (JPN) - Rosieville by Boston Harbor) and Far East (Peaks and Valleys - East Is East by Gone West) met on February 26 in a 6 furlong race at Oaklawn, finishing 3rd and 8th. Sundayville Break has run 5 total times, including a 2nd on December 5 at Remington Park, and another 3rd on February 6 at Oaklawn. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Rosieville. Rosieville is a half-sister to 4 winners, including grade III winner Maysville Slew. Far East is out of stakes winner East Is East. East Is East has produced the winner Advisable.

Finishing 4th on February 6, behind Sundayville Break, was Tweeter (Unbridled's Song - Dear Birdie by Storm Bird). Tweeter also finished 3rd on March 7 at Oaklawn. She is a half-sister to grade I winners Bird Town and Birdstone, and 9 other winners.

Cat Onthe Town (Forest Wildcat - On the Town by Pleasant Colony) has run 7 times, including 2 races in 2009. Her best finish was 3rd at Keeneland on October 4. This year, she finished 6th both on January 18, and on February 12 (behind Sue's Update). Both 2009 races were at Oaklawn. Cat Onthe Town, who brought $50,000 as a yearling, is a half-sister to the winner Just for Kicks, who has earned $121,369.

Suborbital (Action This Day - Kinetigal by Naskra) finished 10th in her only start, on February 26 at Oaklawn. She sold for $95,000 as a weanling, and 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.

Maraschino Red and Pina Colada will Ride a Wave

March 22, 2009
Gulfstream Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
6 furlongs
3 year old fillies
Post Time: 3:42 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Lofty
2. Excuse Me
3. Ivory Empress
4. Maraschino Red
5. Britannia Rose
6. Angel Wave
7. Beaujelais Nouveau
8. Ride a Wave
9. Pina Colada

Unraced fillies Pina Colada (Speightstown - Foolishly by Broad Brush) and Ride a Wave (Medaglia d'Oro - Breakwater by Boundary) take on Maraschino Red (Medaglia d'Oro - Irish Cherry by Irish Open), who is making her 5th start, and 6 other unraced fillies. Pina Colada sold for $105,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of stakes winner Foolishly. Foolishly is a daughter of grade I winner City Band. Ride a Wave sold for $275,000 as a yearling, and is a half-sister to the winner Minimums Minimums. Her dam, Breakwater, is a half-sister to grade I winner Hail Atlantis. Maraschino Red most recently ran on February 14 on the Gulfstream turf, finishing 9th. Before that, she had finished 4th twice and 5th once. Maraschino Red sold for $200,000 as a yearling and $900,000 as a 2-year old. She is out of the stakes winner Irish Cherry, who earned $147,280. Irish Cherry is the dam of grade I winners Spun Sugar and Daaher, as well as 3 other winners.

Angel Wave (Malibu Moon - Starr's Star by Fenter) sold for $40,000 as a yearling, and $200,000 as a 2-year old. She is a full-sister to the winner Mooning You.

Selling for $200,000 as a yearling was Excuse Me (Distorted Humor - Kovna by Seattle Slew). Excuse is a half-sister to 5 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Imitation and grade II stakes-placed El Ballezano.

Lofty (Sky Mesa - Bold Roberta by Bold Badgett) sold for $70,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of stakes winner Bold Roberta. Bold Roberta is a full-sister to stakes winner Roberta's Mango and stakes-placed Roberta's Matt. She is also a half-sister to stakes winner Beezer.

Beaujelais Nouveau (Cuvee - Hey Seattle by Seattle Slew), who sold for $28,494 as a yearling, is a half-sister to one winner. Her dam, Hey Seattle, is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Ivory Empress (Seeking the Gold - Madame Pandit by Wild Again) is out of grade III winner Madame Pandit. Madame Pandit was a debut winner, and earned $393,460 overall. Madame Pandit is the dam of grade I winner Mea Domina.

Britannia Rose (Golden Missile - Grand Natalie Rose by Grand Slam) is the 2nd foal out of grade III stakes-placed Grand Natalie Rose. Grand Natalie Rose is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Follow the Leader to Axton Park for a Nice Ring

March 22, 2009
Oaklawn Park Race 8
Maiden Special Weight
6 furlongs
3, 4, and 5-year olds
Post Time: 4:44 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Follow the Leader
2. Axton Park
3. Program Manager
4. Garburetor
5. Eastwood Dacat
6. Nice Ring
7. Indy Express

Follow the Leader (Smarty Jones - Follow Betsy by Cozzene) debuts at 6 furlongs at Oaklawn. He sold for $170,000 as a weanling, and has been working at Oaklawn. Follow the Leader is the 2nd foal out of Follow Betsy, who was a debut winner. Follow Betsy is a half-sister to 5 winners, including grade III winner Cobra King.

The only non-3-year old in this race for 3, 4, and 5-year olds is the gelding Garburetor (Petionville - Miss Prado by El Prado (IRE)). Garburetor has run once, finishing 4th at Oaklawn Park on February 21. He sold for $42,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of Miss Prado. Miss Prado was grade I stakes-placed in Puerto Rico. Miss Prado is a half-sister to 5 winners.

Nice Ring (Dixie Union - Forty Carats by Forty Niner) has run 6 times, 3 in 2008 and 3 in 2009. He has recorded 2 second-place finishes. His most recent race was on March 1 at Oaklawn, where he finished 6th. Nice Ring is a half-brother to 2 winners, and his dam, Forty Carats, is a half-sister to grade III winner Minister's Melody.

Indy Express (A. P. Indy - Louve Mysterieuse by Seeking the Gold) has also 6 times, finishing 2nd once. Most recently, he was 8th on February 22 at Oaklawn Park. Indy Express, who sold for 140,000 as a yearling, is out of a mare who was a stakes winner and earned $123,891. Indy Express is a half-brother to True Quality, who finished 3rd in the 2008 Woody Stephens (gr. II).

The remaining entrants are unraced, including Program Manager (Fusaichi Pegasus - Sculpture by Deputy Minister), who sold for $120,000 as a yearling. Program Manager is a half-brother to 2 winners. His dam, Sculpture, is a half-sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Tomahawk.

Eastwood Dacat (Storm Cat - Western Eternity by Gone West) sold for $75,000 as a yearling. He is a half-brother to 2 winners, including debut winner Battle Ridge. Western Eternity, dam of Eastwood Dacat, is a half-sister to stakes winner Eternity Range, group III winner Eternal Reve, and grade I winner Eternity Star.

Axton Park (Ecton Park - Miss Axton Lane by Fast Play) is a half-brother to 2 winners, including one debut winner. Miss Axton Lane, dam of Axton Park, is a half-sister to 4 winners.

Mother Ruth and Michelle Marie will make a Belated Bid

March 22, 2009
Santa Anita Race 7
Maiden Special Weight
6 furlongs
3-year old fillies
Post Time: 6:36 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Belated Bid
2. Mother Ruth
3. Indomitable
4. Michelle Marie
5. Guided Wave
6. Beloved Deputy
7. Shehadmefromhello
8. Irish Gypsy
9. She's Borracho
10. Lisa Jean

Mother Ruth (Speightstown - Seven Four Seven by Colonial Affair) makes her debut, and Michelle Marie (Saarland - Saucy Blondy by Gilded Time) her 2nd start, in this 6 furlong contest at Santa Anita. Mother Ruth brought $425,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Seven Four Seven. Seven Four Seven earned $403,681 and has produced one winner from one to run. Michelle Marie was 4th in her debut at Santa Anita on February 15. She sold for $37,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of the winning mare Saucy Blondy.

Shehadmefromhello (Empire Maker - Lasting Code by Lost Code) was 3rd in her only start, on March 4 at Santa Anita. She sold for $210,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Lasting Code. Lasting Code earned $187,870. Shehadmefromhello is her first foal.

Guided Wave (Jump Start - Alcea by Honour and Glory) has run twice, finishing 4th at Hollywood on November 29, and 5th at Santa Anita on February 22. She sold for $75,000 as a yearling, and is out of the unraced mare Alcea. Alcea is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Sound the Fanfare and grade I winner Wilderness Song.

The final filly with experience is Irish Gypsy (Hennessy – Rayelle by Relaunch), who ran twice last summer. She was 5th at Hollywood on June 15, and 4th at Del Mar on July 20. She sold for $120,000 as a yearling. Rayelle, the dam of Irish Gypsy was a stakes winner and earned $151,420. Rayelle has produced two winners.

Indomitable (Vindication - Deputy Maiden by Deputy Minister) sold for $210,000 as a yearling. She is the 2nd foal out of the unraced mare Deputy Maiden. Deputy Maiden is a half-sister to grade III winner Lemon Maid.

Selling for $190,000 as a 2-year old was Beloved Deputy (Silver Deputy - Beloved by Wild Again). She is out of the winning mare Beloved.

Lisa Jean (Proud Citizen - Ataleoftwokitties by Tale of the Cat) sold for $31,000 as a yearling, and $95,000 as a 2-year old. Lisa Jean is a half-sister to one winner. Her dam, Ataleoftwokitties, is a half-sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Long Distance.

Belated Bid (Forest Wildcat - In Due Time by Time for a Change), who sold for $90,000 as a yearling, is out of stakes-placed In Due Time. In Due Time earned $177,980 and has produced 2 winners. One of her offspring was a debut winner.

She's Borracho (Tale of the Cat - Miss Sobriety by Temperance Hill) is a half-sister to stakes-placed Skeete's Bay, and grade I winner Habibti. Habibti was a debut winner and earned $564,851 in her career.

Also in Action March 22

Belfast (gelding; Congaree - Southerncomfortgal by Hermitage) faces 6 in a one mile Claiming race for 3-year olds and up at Fair Grounds, post time 5:09 PM ET. Belfast has run 4 times, recording a win and a third. In his last start, he was 7th in a mile and 70 yard Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Fair Grounds on January 17.

Heroism (gelding; Speightstown - Her She Shawklit by Air Forbes Won) and Silent Salute (colt; Saarland - Sweet Surrender by Synastry) take on each other, and 5 others in an Allowance Optional Claiming contest at Golden Gate, post time 6:45 PM ET. Heroism breaks from post 3, and Silent Salute from post 5 in this 6 furlong race. Heroism won his only start, a 6 furlong race at Golden Gate on February 1. Silent Salute is also a perfect one-for-one. His maiden score came at 5.5 furlongs at Golden Gate on February 21.

First Magnitude (colt; Saarland - Fapindy by A. P. Indy) takes on 7 in a mile Maiden Claiming race for 3, 4, and 5-year olds at Oaklawn Park, post time 3:27 PM ET. First Magnitude is one of two 3-year olds in the race, the rest are 4. First Magnitude has run once, finishing 7th in a 6 furlong race at Oaklawn on February 6.

Perfectly Campbell (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Angel's Tearlet by Silver Deputy) faces 6 in a mile Maiden Claiming contest at Turfway Park, post time 3:28 PM ET. Perfectly Campbell has run 4 times without a placing. Her most recent race was on February 20 at Turfway. She finished 5th in that mile race.

Precious Beans (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Precious Feather by Gone West) is a MTO entrant for an about one mile turf Maiden Special Weight race at Fair Grounds, post time 3:36 PM ET. Precious Beans has run 11 times, finishing 2nd once and 3rd five times. Last time out, he was 3rd at Fair Grounds while running a mile and 40 yards.

Bugle Ann (filly; Birdstone - Lady Taurus by Holy Bull) will go 6 furlongs in a Maiden Claiming contest at Oaklawn Park, post time 4:50 PM ET. She'll break from the far outside, post position 11. Bugle Ann has run 5 times, finishing 3rd once. In her last start, she was 4th on a sloppy Oaklawn track on February 27, going 6 furlongs.

Higher Peace (colt; Peace Rules - Red Hot Chiquita by Mr. Expo) and Birdcaper (colt; Birdstone - Sweet Caper by Cape Town) take on each other in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream, post time 5:45 PM ET. Higher Peace is in hole 3, and Birdcaper in the 12 in this full field. Higher Peace has run twice. His most recent race was on February 8 at Gulfstream, where he finished 2nd at 6 furlongs. Birdcaper has run 5 times, finishing 2nd once and 3rd once. In his only 2009 start, he finished 5th at Gulfstream on March 1, while running 7 fulrongs. By the way, there is a great hunch exacta in this one, Illegal Whiskey and Smokndrinkngambln.

Cinderella's Wish (filly; Speightstown - Godmother by Show'em Slew) makes her debut in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Fair Grounds, post time 6:11 PM ET. Cinderella's Wish sold for $300,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade III winning Godmother. Godmother earned $373,341 and was a debut winner. Godmother has produced 3 winners, including one debut winner.

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AnneM

Nice race today by She's Our Annie - even with a small field, she looked good.

The time was fast for non west coast races.

22 Mar 2009 8:33 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Yes, your namesake did well. I knew she was home free when Court looked back. It will be interesting to see if they keep sprinting her or try to stretch her out.

22 Mar 2009 10:29 PM

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