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Gray Flash (filly; Afleet Alex - Stormy Regina by Storm Cat) worked 3 furlongs from the gate at Calder on April 1, recording a time of :37.40. Gray Flash sold for $35,000 as a yearling, and is out of the unraced mare Stormy Regina. Stormy Regina has produced 6 winners from 6 to run, including stakes winner Sterling Cat. Three of Gray Flash' siblings won at 2.

At Gulfstream Park, Painted Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Painted Pink by Conquistador Cielo) worked 2 furlongs in :25.00. Painted Kitten is a half-brother to 3 winners, two of which won at 2.

Returning Worker

Hunter's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Computer Hacker by Lear Fan) worked 2 furlongs at Gulfstream on April 1 in a time of :26.00.

2-year old Racing

At Santa Anita, Kitty in the Bag, by Wildcat Heir, drew in off the AE list, went to the lead and stayed there, as Wildcat Heir's first starter became his first winner. The other first-crop offspring in the race, Rivergrade Girl, by Kela, also did well. She was edged late for 2nd, but still ended up 3rd. Watch the Replay.

The Purge filly (Youngwidowlee) was scratched out of the race at Gulfstream. Boastingmyrights, by Boastful, finished 8th. The winner was Girl Bar, by Atticus. Lots of bumping going on in this one, it was like a ping pong match. The stewards looked at it a long, long time, but in the end they didn't take any action. I think that they probably decided that the bumping was coming from every which direction. Watch the Replay.

Race 1 at Santa Anita on April 2 again features 2-year olds, running 2 furlongs, post time 4:00 PM ET. One first-year sire represented here, as Mingun is the sire of Coo Cachoo (colt; Mingun - Danse Kongo by Petionville). Mingun, who is a half-brother to top sire Kingmambo, was a group III winner in Ireland. He started once at 2, finishing 2nd. Overall, he earned $208,818. Coo Cachoo is the first foal out of the winning mare Danse Kongo. Danse Kongo is a half-sister to stakes-placed Tender Toes, and a full-sister to 3 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Tangled Tango

Results for April 1

A Smart Win for Sarah Cataldo

Homefire was rambunctious in the paddock, but took a brief lead. After she retreated, it was left to Sarah Cataldo (Smarty Jones) and Wild Kay to fight it out. Sarah Cataldo moved to the lead out of the turn, and drew off for a handy 4 length win. Once she cleared Wild Kay, that one swerved outward, allowing Manastashdash to take the 2nd spot. Watch the Replay.

Result: April 1, 2009
Laurel Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

Sarah Cataldo $7.60
Wild Kay  


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Hey Smarty Stamped

Hey Smarty (Smarty Jones) broke well, but was way wide early. Up front, Classical Closing, Stamp, and Street Contender were battling. Street Contender gave way first. A new player was Jump This, who had been waiting back in fourth. He was going best at the end, but came up short. Closing from the back of the pack was Ohio State, who overcame a slow start to finish fourth. Hey Smarty tried to save a little ground, but was wide again in the drive. He made up some ground and finished 5th. Watch the Replay.

Result: April 1, 2009
Oaklawn Race 7
Maiden Special Weight

Stamp $27.40
Jump This  
Classical Closing  


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Other Results for April 1

At Laurel, Tone It Down (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Chattin by Rollicking) broke on top in his Allowance/Optional Claiming race. He was pressed early by Count on Lou. Casa d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro - Six Pack Sally by Tale of the Cat) was reserved near the back. Casa d'Oro made a big move on the turn, but flattened out finished 5th. Tone It Down kept on running, getting the victory by 1 1/4 lengths. Watch the Replay.

Better Than Gold (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Arches of Gold by Strike Gold) closed ground late to finish 4th in his Maiden Claiming race at Turfway Park. Watch the Replay.

Lookin Left (colt; Congaree - Santa Fe Strip by Phone Trick) did not draw in off the MTO list at Gulfstream, as the mile and a sixteenth Claiming race stayed on the turf.

Party Hard in a Street Car for Our Man Luke

April 2, 2009
Santa Anita Race 2
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles
3 year olds
Post Time: 4:31 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Candy for Paseana
2. Party Hard
3. Street Car
4. Our Man Luke
5. Devil On the Roof
6. Gretsky
7. Hog's Hollow

Party Hard (Medaglia d'Oro - Keys to the Heart by Wild Again) has run twice, once in 2008 and once in 2009. He was third in his debut at Hollywood Park on July 13, and then returned on February 21 to finish 4th at Santa Anita. Party Hard is the first foal out of grade III stakes winner, Keys to the Heart, who earned $267,148 in her career.

Party Hard is part of an entry with Devil On the Roof (Vindication - Zinfandoll by Sky Classic), who was 5th in his one and only start on March 7 at Santa Anita. He is out of grade III stakes-placed Zinfandoll. Zinfandoll has produced 2 winners, including grade I stakes-placed Rahy Dolly.

Our Man Luke (Catienus - Clementia by Royal Academy) has run 6 times, three each in 2008 and 2009. He has recorded a 2nd place finish each year. His most recent race was on the turf on February 20, where he finished 6th. Our Man Luke, who sold for $20,000 at 2, is the first foal out of the winning mare Clementia. Clementia is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Another veteran of 6 races is Hog's Hollow (Perfect Soul (IRE) - Crousille (FR) by Highest Honor (FR)). Half of his races have been on the turf, including his most recent effort, a mile and an eighth race in which he finished 4th. He was also fourth in his previous two 2009 starts, both on the Santa Anita Pro-Ride. His best finish overall was 2nd on the Del Mar turf on December 21. Hog's Hollow is the 2nd foal out of stakes-placed Crousille. Crousille's first foal is a winner.

Street Car (Street Cry (IRE) - Star Brightly by Trempolino) finished 9th in his debut on January 3. He then finished 4th behind Jeranimo on January 31, and 2nd behind Mythical Power (who finished 2nd in the Sunland Derby on March 28) on March 6. All of his races have been on the Santa Anita Pro-ride, and he set the pace in each race. Street Car sold for $170,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Star Brightly. Star Brightly earned $102,036 in a 13 race career, and has produced winner Tiz Lindy's Star.

Gretsky (Toccet - Tsu Lou by Tsunami Slew) has run twice at Santa Anita, finishing 5th on January 22, and 2nd on February 16. He is a half-brother to 7 winners, including stakes winner T Storm.

Candy for Paseana (Candy Ride (ARG) - Paseana's Girl (ARG) by Lode) was 8th in his one and only start, at Santa Anita on February 7, after breaking in the air at the start. Paseana's Girl, dam of Candy for Paseana, is a daughter of champion Paseana, who earned $3,317,427 in a 36 race career. Paseana won 10 grade I stakes, including the Breeders' Cup Distaff. Candy for Paseana is Paseana's Girl's first foal.

Porto d'Oro has One Lady's Vice for the Flowers of May

April 2, 2009
Turfway Park Race 9
Maiden Special Weight
5.5 furlongs
3 year olds and up fillies and mares
Post Time: 4:52 PM ET TVG

P Horse
1. Veiled Vow
2. One Lady's Vice
3. Flowers of May
4. Miss Shoefly
5. Install
6. Porto d'Oro
7. Just Pick Me
8. Leinster Lady
9. Maria's Moon
10. Tempo Approved

Porto d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro - Above the Harbor by Petionville) debuts at 5.5 furlongs at Turfway versus 3-year olds and up. Porto d'Oro is the first foal out of stakes-placed Above the Harbor, who earned $311,825. Above the Harbor is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Sumija.

Also making their first starts are 3-year olds Just Pick Me (Yes It's True - She's Selective by Piker) and Maria's Moon (Maria's Mon - Moon Watch by Saint Ballado). Just Pick Me sold for $60,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed She's Selective. She's Selective was a debut winner, and has produced 4 winners from 4 to run. These winners include stakes winner Truth Matters, who was a debut winner. Maria's Moon was a $90,000 yearling, and is the first foal out of the unraced mare Moon Watch. Moon Watch is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Tempo Approved (With Approval - Lively Tempo by Lively One) and Install (Menifee - Minbar by Holy Bull), who are also 3, met on January 25 in a 5.5 furlong race at Turfway, finishing 4th and 5th. Tempo Approval previously finished 5th at Turfway on December 27, and also finished 2nd at that track on February 21. Tempo Approval is out of a winning mare who has produced 4 winners, including stakes-placed Tempo Five. Install has run 4 total times, including 3 times at Turfway. She finished 2nd twice at Turfway, both on December 7 and December 30. Install's dam, Minbar, was a winner of $128,697. Minbar has produced 2 winners.

The remaining 3-year old in the field is Flowers of May (Mancini - Rouge (GB) by Rudimentary), who has made 2 starts. She was 2nd at Turfway on March 7, and 5th at Turfway on March 21. Flowers of May is out of the winning mare Rouge, who has produced 2 winners.

The other fillies are 4-year olds, including Leinster Lady (E Dubai - Norene's Nemesis by King Emperor). She has run 3 times, all at Turfway. She was 2nd in her debut on September 6, 3rd on February 6, and 2nd on March 1. Leinster Lady is out of the winning mare Norene's Nemesis. Norene's Nemesis has produced 8 winners, including grade III winner Lakota Brave.

One Lady's Vice (Salt Lake - Bank Onahomerun by Grand Slam) has run 5 times, including 3 starts at Turfway Park. Her best finish was 5th at Turfway on December 10. Her most recent effort came on January 2 at Turfway, where she finished 11th. She is the first foal out of the placed mare Bank Onahomerun. Bank Onahomerun is a half-sister to 5 winners.

Veiled Vow (Broken Vow - Viewy by Majestic Light) was 4th in both of her starts, at Ellis Park on July 12, and on the Ellis Park turf on August 28. She is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Miss Shoefly (Devil His Due - Redneck Darling by Marquetry) finished 5th in her first and only start, at Turfway Park on March 18. She is a half-sister to the winner Speedy City Slew.

Broad Stone and Tannic will Gather All

April 2, 2009
Oaklawn Park Race 7
Maiden Claiming ($45,000)
1 mile
3, 4, and 5-year olds
Post Time: 5:17 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Roaring Max
2. Electric Alphabet
3. Fast Max
4. Rom
5. Clicker
6. Gather All
7. Tannic
8. Broad Stone

Broad Stone (Birdstone - Broad Legacy by Broad Brush) and Tannic (Saarland - Poetic Image by Perrault (GB)) met on March 8 at Oaklawn Park in a mile race. Broad Stone was 2nd, and Tannic finished 7th. Broad Stone also finished 2nd in his two previous starts, on February 1 and January 16. All of his races have been at Oaklawn. Broad Stone is out of the winning mare Broad Legacy, who has produced 3 winners. Tannic's previous races were at Prairie Meadows in 2008. His best finish was 3rd on July 19. Tannic is a half-brother to three winners, including stakes winner Abidon.

Also returning from the March 8 race is Rom (Marciano - Tarot by Known Fact), who was 6th. Rom also finished 6th in his only other race, on February 13 at Oaklawn Park. Rom is a half-brother to the winner King of Cups. His dam, Tarot, is a half-sister to stakes winner Are You Up.

Clicker (Sky Mesa - Val's Jazz by Kentucky Jazz) has run 4 times, once at Churchill Downs and three times at Fair Grounds. His best finish was 3rd, which he earned both on February 20 and March 12. Clicker was a $40,000 yearling. His dam, Val's Jazz, was stakes-placed and earned $145,378. Val's Jazz has produced 3 winners from 4 to race, including stakes winner Grand Refer who earned $112,850.

Gather All (Aldebaran - Gatherindy by A. P. Indy) has also run 4 times, but in Kentucky in 2008. His best finish was at Keeneland on October 18, when he finished 2nd. Gather All is a half-brother to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Indian Camp. Indian Camp earned $142,110 in his career.

Roaring Max (Roar - Maxsi by American Chance), who sold for $25,000 as a yearling, was 3rd in his only start at Oaklawn on March 21. He is the first foal out of the unraced mare Maxsi. Maxsi is a half-sister to 9 winners, including Mr. Andy, a group II winner in Peru, and Personal Rush, a group I winner in Japan.

Electric Alphabet (Alphabet Soup - All Electric by Grand Slam) finished 7th in his first and only start, on March 14 at Oaklawn Park. He is the first foal out of stakes-placed All Electric. All Electric is a half- or full-sister to three winners, including stakes-placed Electric Chant.

The only non-3-year old in the race is 4-year old Fast Max (Untuttable - Greenwood Cash by Green Forest). Fast Max was 4th in his only start, on March 5 at Oaklawn Park. He is out of the winning mare Greenwood Cash. Greenwood Cash has produced 2 winners.

Also in Action April 2

Despite the Odds (colt; Speightstown - Lady Aloma by Cozzene), who broke his maiden impressively (by more than 10 lengths) first-time out on March 4 at Laurel, faces winners for the first time. He'll again run 6 furlongs at Laurel, this time in Allowance/Optional Claiming company. Post time is 3:53 PM ET for this, race 8. Despite the Odds is 4-5 on the morning line. Hmmm... just got an entry notice for Despite the Odds for Saturday in an Allowance race at Aqueduct, so he may be scratched from this one.

At Oaklawn Park, Katolak Cowboy (colt; Saarland - Tide Cat by Storm Cat) and Fufty Too (colt; Speightstown - Cape North by Capote) go in a 6 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Oaklawn (race 9), post time 6:11 PM ET. Katolak Cowboy has run 8 times, recording 3 victories and 2 thirds. He was third in his most recent start, a 6 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Oaklawn on February 22. Fufty Too last ran on March 13, in a 6 furlong Allowance race at Oaklawn Park, where he was 2nd. Overall, he has made 4 starts, recording one win and 2 seconds.

Tbilisi (filly; Birdstone - Tripp Trial by Skip Trial) and Sweet Kristen (filly; Peace Rules - Puddy Cat by Mountain Cat) meet in a 4.5 furlong Allowance race at Charles Town, post time 8:27 PM ET. Tbilisi broke her maiden on January 27, running 4.5 furlongs at Penn National. Since then, she has run twice at Charles Town at the 4.5 furlong distance, finishing 4th both times. Sweet Kristen has run 4 times, recording 2 wins. One of those wins came in her last start, at Charles Town on March 5 while running 4.5 furlongs.

Moving Violation (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Talk Me Again (ARG) by Mutakddim) is the 8-5 morning line choice in race 1 at Laurel, a mile Maiden Claiming race for 3-year olds and up. Post time is 12:35 PM ET, and Moving Violation breaks from the rail. Moving Violation last ran on February 10 at Philadelphia Park, finishing 7th in a mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming contest.

Work for Peace (filly; Peace Rules - Southern Solstice by Southern Halo) will break from the rail in 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Charles Town with a post time of 8:03 PM (race 3). Work for Peace has made 5 starts, finishing 2nd three times and third once. Last time out, she was 6th on March 5 in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Charles Town.

Floating On Air (filly; Peace Rules - Charmie's Secret by Secret Hello) faces 5 in a 6 furlong Claiming race at Golden Gate. Carded as race 8, this one has a post time of 7:15 PM ET. Floating On Air has run 11 times, recording 1 win, 4 seconds, and 1 third. Last time out, she was 3rd in a 6 furlong Claiming race at Golden Gate on March 12.

Jay Dee Bird (colt; Birdstone - One Account by Private Account), who was a debut winner on January 22 at Penn National, faces winners for the 2nd time in a mile Claiming race at Penn National (race 5). Post time is 8:23 PM ET, and he will break from post 6. Jay Dee Bird last ran on March 1 at Philadelphia Park, finishing 7th in a mile Claiming race.

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