Tribecky Completes the Tri

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Malawi Tries Becky

Interesting start to this one, Sigh veered out, almost dumping her rider and pretty much eliminating Rising Barameter. Sigh, who ended up finishing 4th, was disqualified to 6th (last). Meanwhile up front, Malawi and Princess Andrea were dueling. Malawi got clear, bore out through the stretch, but still won by 4, becoming the first winner for Bwana Charlie. Tribecky (Saint Liam) chased the leading pair, was a tad reluctant to switch leads, and ran evenly late. Watch the Replay.

Tribecky Post Parade Keeneland, April 10, 2009
Tribecky goes to the post
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Result: April 10, 2009
Keeneland Race 1
Maiden Special Weight

Malawi $5.80
$3.20
$2.40
Princess Andrea  
$3.60
$2.60
Tribecky  

$2.80

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Code of Honour Gets Zigaree

Down the Road took a brief lead, but was soon overtaken by Code of Honour. Favorite Citizen took a run at him, but Code of Honour prevailed. Zigaree (Congaree) was unhurried early, made a big move on the outside, but flattened out. He'll be stronger next time out. Watch the Replay.

Result: April 10, 2009
Evangeline Downs Race 9
Inaugural Stakes

Code of Honour $12.60
$5.80
$3.40
Citizen  
$2.80
$2.60
And Music Came  

3.40

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Other Results for April 10

Speight of Hand (colt; Speightstown - Hitch by Cox's Ridge) broke his maiden in sparkling fashion at Gulfstream Park. He chased the early pace wide, and then surged to the lead, pulling away. Beaten favorite in this one was Europe, famous as the horse entered in the Florida Derby as Dunkirk's rabbit (but late scratched). Watch the Replay.

Point Lookout (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Potomac Bend by Polish Numbers) was up on the pace early, then took command on the turn to get his maiden victory by better than 2 at Oaklawn. Watch the Replay.

Frosty Diamond (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Heirloom Diamond by Grindstone) and For All Who Conga (colt; Congaree - For All Who Dream by Eltish) finished 1-2 in their Allowance race at Gulfstream, with just a head separating them. Watch the Replay.

Run Carly Run (filly; Speightstown - Royal Sweep by End Sweep) was 5th in her Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Laurel.

Goldfinder (colt; Speightstown - Strongerthanpride by Proud Birdie) had some speed early, but tired to finish 11th in his Maiden Special Weight at Keeneland. Watch the Replay.

Stakes Entries

Runningforspeight or Howard Noonan

April 11, 2009
Beulah Race 6
Howard B. Noonan Stakes
6 furlongs
3-year olds Ohio-breds
Post Time: 3:25 PM ET

P Horse
1. Halmi
2. Music Fan
3. Twisted Halo
4. Mr. Shoe Fly Pie
5. Runningforspeight
6. Tiger Will
7. Campbell Bend
8. Chief Sinbar
9. Brother Terry
10. Raise the Reward

Maiden Runningforspeight (Speightstown - Intrigued by Lord at War (ARG)) takes on 9 of his fellow Ohio-breds in the Howard B. Noonan Stakes at Beulah. Runningforspeight has run twice, both times at Gulfstream Park. He was 2nd in a 5 furlong race on February 21, and 8th on March 21 at 6 furlongs on a sloppy track. He's worked once at Keeneland since his last start.

Music Fan (Brahms - Fan's Account by Lear Fan) and Twisted Halo (Part the Waters - Twilight Angel by Strike the Anvil) are also maidens. Music Fan has made 6 starts, all in 2008. His best finish was 2nd at Mountaineer on September 26. Most recently, he was 6th in a 5.5 furlong race at Mountaineer on November 9. Twisted Halo has run twice, finishing 10th on March 14 at Tampa Bay, and 7th at Turfway Park on April 2.

Raise the Reward (Parents' Reward - Jump Raise by I'll Raise You One), Halmi (Prized - Laura Lynn by Captain Bodgit), Chief Sinbar (Pikepass - Another Rita by Caveat), Brother Terry (Forest Gazelle - Estrella by Vice Regent), and Mr. Shoe Fly Pie (Judge T C - Karen's A Keeper by Yukon) met in the Best of Ohio Juvenile Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth at Thistledown on October 4, finishing 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 10th respectfully. Raise the Reward, who has not run since then, previously won the Hoover Stakes on July 13 at River Downs, and finished 2nd in the Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes on August 8 at Thistledown. Halmi has also not run since the Best of Ohio Juvenile Stakes, and previously finished 7th in the Hoover Stakes. Chief Sinbar, who was 5th in the Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes, has finished 5th twice and 8th once in three Allowance races since the Best of Ohio Juvenile Stakes. Brother Terry last ran on October 25 at Beulah, winning the Ohio Freshman Stakes by 19 lengths. Mr. Shoe Fly Pie has run 5 times since the Best of Ohio Juvenile Stakes, mostly in claiming races. In those races, he registered one second and one third.

Tiger Will (Hold That Tiger - Crafty Crypto by Crafty Prospector) finished 5th in his debut in the Hoover Stakes behind Raise the Reward on July 13. He then made 7 starts, before getting his maiden victory last time out at 5.5 furlongs at Mountaineer on November 18.

Campbell Bend (Spunky Rascal - Blue Nile by King of the Nile) broke his maiden first time out, winning by 8 in a 6 furlong race at Beulah on December 16. He has made three starts since then, recording 2 thirds and a 5th. Most recently, he finished 3rd in a state-bred Allowance race on March 7 at Beulah.

Mindy Sue and Payton d'Oro go Instant Racing

April 11, 2009
Oaklawn Race 7
Instant Racing Stakes
1 mile
3-year old fillies
Post Time: 4:21 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Turtledove
2. One for Jim
3. Cat Onthe Town
4. Belong Again
5. What a Smile
6. Landwoman
7. Mindy Sue
8. Payton d'Oro
9. Peach Brew

Mindy Sue (Pleasantly Perfect - Drifa by Tabasco Cat) and Payton d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro - Jealous and Jaded by Jade Hunter) face each other and 7 others in the Instant Racing Stakes. Mindy Sue comes into the race off of her maiden win, which came on March 15 at Oaklawn Park. In her other two starts, she recorded a second (behind She's Our Annie) and a third. All of her races have been at 6 furlongs. Payton d'Oro won her last 2 starts, both at a mile at Oaklawn Park, a maiden race on January 30, and an allowance race on March 1. Payton d'Oro also finished 2nd in the Donna Freyer Stakes at 2.

Peach Brew (Milwaukee Brew - Georgia Ok by Hickory Ridge) was a debut winner at 2, and then won the Oklahoma Classics Lassie Stakes later that year and finished 2nd in the Cimarron Stakes. This year, she finished 3rd in the Martha Washington Stakes at a mile on February 15, behind Rachel Alexandra, and 5th in the Honeybee Stakes on March 15 at a mile and a sixteenth. Both races were at Oaklawn Park.

The only other stakes winner in the field is Belong Again (Belong to Me - Go Again Valid by Valid Appeal). She finished 2nd first time out on February 26 at Oaklawn, and then broke her maiden in the Illinois Breeders and Owners Foundation Sales Graduate Stakes, winning by 10 at Hawthorne on March 21. She has never been farther than 6.5 furlongs.

One for Jim (Distorted Humor - Brilliant Disguise by A. P. Indy) broke her maiden at first asking, running 7 furlongs at Keeneland on October 16. Since then she finished 3rd once, and 2nd three straight times. Her last 2 seconds came in stakes, in the mile Island Fashion on March 1 at Sunland, and in the mile and a sixteenth Sunland Park Oaks on March 29, behind Gabby's Golden Gal.

Landwoman (Laabity - Trickygift by Gift of Gib) is undefeated in 2 starts, a 5 furlong maiden race on February 25, and a 7 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race on March 13. Both races were at Delta Downs and restricted to Louisiana-breds.

Turtledove (Strong Hope - Long Silence by Alleged) also has two wins. She broke her maiden at a mile and a sixteenth on March 12, and then won a mile Allowance race on March 27. In her only other start, she was 5th behind Payton d'Oro on January 30. All of Turtledove's starts have been at Oaklawn.

Cat Onthe Town (Forest Wildcat - On the Town by Pleasant Colony) and What a Smile (Aptitude - Unfinished Dream by Silver Deputy) come into the race off of their maiden victories. Cat Onthe Town got her victory on March 22, going a mile and a sixteenth at Oaklawn. It was her 8th start. She had previously finished 3rd once. What a Smile went gate-to-wire on April 1 in a mile and a sixteenth race at Oaklawn to get her initial victory. She previously finished 2nd twice in 5 starts. Interestingly, she had finished behind both Turtledove and Belong Again in prior starts.

Anaan and Fufty Too have Northern Spur Dreams

April 11, 2009
Oaklawn Race 9
Northern Spur Stakes
1 mile
3-year olds
Post Time: 5:25 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. It Happened Again
2. Golden Chapel
3. Headstart
4. Dance Caller
5. Uno Mas
6. Bergman
7. Marquee Event
8. Anaan
9. Kick On
10. Fufty Too
11. Street Move
12. Quiet Thanks
13. Good Sermon

Anaan (Medaglia d'Oro - Parisian Deputy by French Deputy) and Fufty Too (Speightstown - Cape North by Capote) are part of a big field trying for stakes victory in the Northern Spur Stakes. Anaan has run 3 times. He was 6th first time out, and then won a 6 furlong Maiden race on February 16 at Oaklawn. His most recent start was in a mile and a sixteenth Allowance/Optional Claiming at Oaklawn on March 14, where he finished 5th. Fufty Too broke his maiden in his third start on February 13 at Oaklawn Park. He then returned to finish 2nd in an Allowance race at that track after leading for most of the race. All of his races have been at 6 furlongs.

Golden Chapel (Chapel Royal - Come Forth as Gold by Touch Gold), Quiet Thanks (Quiet American - World of Thanks by Wild Again), Street Move (Street Cry (IRE) - Flagrant by Rahy), and Marquee Event (Marquetry - Devils Lake by Lost Code) faced Anaan in the Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Oaklawn on March 14. Golden Chapel was the winner, Quiet Thanks led until late before finishing 2nd, Street Move was 3rd, and Marquee Event finished 4th. Golden Chapel broke his maiden in his 4th start, running 6 furlongs at Oaklawn Park on January 25. In his 6 starts, he also finished 2nd on November 27 at Churchill Downs. Quiet Thanks has run 6 total times. His maiden win came in his 2nd race at 6.5 furlongs on November 2 at Churchill Downs. He has also finished 3rd twice at a mile. Street Move, who has run 3 total times, broke his maiden in his 2nd start, winning by 20 lengths at Retama on February 20. Marquee Event won his debut on July 26 at Lone Star at 5.5 furlong. After that, he ran in 4 straight stakes races at 2, finishing 2nd in the Sunny's Halo (on the turf), the Remington MEC Mile, and the Centennial Stakes (on the turf). His only other start this year, was a 2nd on February 14 at Oaklawn where he finished in front of Quiet Thanks.

Kick On (Wiseman's Ferry - Hastys Book by Mari's Book) was the winner of the Remington MEC Mile over Marquee Event. He also won the Jean Lafitte Stakes at 2, and finished 6th in the Delta Jackpot Stakes. This year, he has run once, finishing 11th (eased) in the Southwest Stakes behind Old Fashioned on February 16 at Oaklawn.

Uno Mas (Macho Uno - Queen Majesty by Regal Classic) has been facing top company in his last three, finishing 4th in the Lecomte (gr. III) on January 10, 3rd in the Risen Star (gr. III) on February 7, and 7th in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) on March 14. All three were at Fair Grounds, and all three were won by Friesan Fire. Before those graded stakes tries, Uno Mas had won 2 straight, taking a 6 furlong Maiden race on November 15, and a mile Allowance race on December 18. Second in that Allowance race was Friesan Fire.

It Happened Again (Proud Citizen - Quiet Lucky by Quiet American) also ran in the Risen Star, finishing 10th after setting the early pace. Previously, It Happened Again won the Triple Sec Stakes at Delta Downs on January 16.

Headstart (Jump Start - Opening Line by Bet Big) has won two in a row and 3 out of 4, including victory in the Sportsman's Paradise Stakes on March 20 at a mile at Delta Downs. He is part of an entry with Uno Mas.

Dance Caller (Concorde's Tune - Call Me Dancer by Gate Dancer) finished 4th in the 6 furlong Mountain Valley Stakes in his most recent start, on February 28 at Oaklawn Park. Previously, he was 2nd in the Dixieland Stakes on January 16 at Oaklawn. In between those two stakes, Dance Caller won a 6 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming contest at Oaklawn Park on February 1. Interestingly, Dance Caller broke his maiden on September 21 at Arlington Park, defeating Uno Mas. Dance Caller also has Derby-bound Desert Party amongst his past performances. He has never been beyond 6 furlongs.

Good Sermon (Honour and Glory - Sermon by Pulpit) took 9 tries to break his maiden, winning a mile race at Oaklawn Park on March 5. However, he came back and won his next start as well, a mile and a sixteenth Allowance/Optional Claiming contest at Oaklawn Park on March 27. Good Sermon boasts some recognizable names in his PPs, like Notonthesamepage, Fitzaslew, Flying Pegasus, Jack Spratt, and Danger to Society.

Bergman (Cape Town - Classic Ingrid by Regal Classic) comes into the race off of his maiden win, which happened in a 6 furlong race at Oaklawn Park on March 19. In three previous starts, he finished 3rd twice. All of his races have been at 6 furlongs.

Summer Bird in the Arkansas Derby

April 11, 2009
Oaklawn Race 11
Arkansas Derby (gr. II)
1 1/8 miles
3-year olds
Post Time: 6:41 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Captain Cherokee
2. Papa Clem
3. Flat Out
4. Poltergeist
5. Ziegfield
6. Flying Private
7. Summer Bird
8. Old Fashioned
9. Win Willy
10. Danger to Society

Summer Bird (Birdstone - Hong Kong Squall by Summer Squall) will attempt to make that leap from Maiden winner to Grade II stakes, when he goes to post in the Arkansas Derby. Summer Bird broke his maiden in his 2nd start, running a mile and a sixteenth at Oaklawn on March 19 (Watch the Replay). He finished 4th in his only other start, running 6 furlongs on March 1 at Oaklawn. Summer Bird is certainly talented, but he gets a stern test here. He has a bullet 5 furlong work since his win.

Win Willy (Monarchos - City Fair by Carson City), Old Fashioned (Unbridled's Song - Collect Call by Unbridled), Poltergeist (Tapit - I'm Relaunchable by Relaunch), and Captain Cherokee (Sir Cherokee - Candytuft by Dehere) met last time out in the mile and a sixteenth Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn on March 14. In that one, Win Willy overtook big favorite Old Fashioned late for the win. Poltergeist was along for third and Captain Cherokee finished 4th. It was the first stakes try for Win Willy, who broke his maiden back in August and also won an Allowance/Optional Claiming race on February 22 at Oaklawn. The Rebel was the first defeat for Old Fashioned, who had rattled off 4 wins in a row, including stakes victories in the Remsen (gr. II) and the Southwest (gr. III). Poltergeist was 7th in the Southwest. Overall, he's won 2, finished second 1 time, and third twice, in 7 starts. Captain Cherokee also made his stakes debut in the Rebel. He finished 2nd in his debut on November 22 at Churchill Downs, and then won maiden and allowance races at Fair Grounds.

Flat Out (Flatter - Cresta Lil by Cresta Rider) was 4th in the Southwest, behind Old Fashioned and in front of Poltergeist. He had previously won the Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park on January 19. As a 2-year old, he ran twice, winning once and finishing 6th once.

Flying Private (Fusaichi Pegasus - Beautiful Treasure by Unbridled) finished 2nd in his last race, the grade II Lane's End Stakes at Turfway Park on March 21. That race was at the same mile and an eighth as the Arkansas Derby. He had previously finished 2nd in the Mountain Valley Stakes at Oaklawn Park on February 28. Interestingly, he was 4th behind Poltergeist in an Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Oaklawn on January 17. Overall, Flying Private has run 9 times, with 1 win and 4 seconds, and earnings of $163,080.

Ziegfield (Elusive Quality - Colonial Minstrel by Pleasant Colony) was also 2nd at Turfway Park on March 21, but in the Rushaway Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth, which was his third start. He broke his maiden at a mile and an eighth at Gulfstream Park on February 14 in his 2nd start.

Papa Clem (Smart Strike - Miss Houdini by Belong To Me) ran in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) last time out, finishing 2nd to Friesan Fire on March 14. He previously finished 2nd in the Robert Lewis (gr. II) behind Pioneerof the Nile, and in front of I Want Revenge, on February 7 at Santa Anita. The Robert Lewis was his first stakes attempt. He broke his maiden in his third start, at a mile at Santa Anita on December 29.

Danger to Society (Harlan's Holiday - Elrose by Deputy Minister) finished 7th as the favorite in the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream on January 31. That was his most recent start. He previously had won two straight, his maiden debut and a mile and an eighth allowance race at Gulfstream on January 8.

Read more about the Arkansas Derby here.

Other Entries April 11

Ritzy Jones (colt; Smarty Jones - So Ritzy by Darn That Alarm) takes on 7 in a Maiden Special Weight contest at Philadelphia Park, race 2. He'll break from post 4 in this 6 furlong race at approximately 12:46 PM ET. Ritzy Jones last ran on March 21, finishing 2nd at Philadelphia Park.

Driven by Saarland (gelding; Saarland - Country Penny by Country Pine) faces 6 in a mile Maiden Special Weight race at Aqueduct, race 3. Post time is 1:56 PM ET. Driven by Saarland has run once, finishing 5th at Aqueduct on February 28, while running 6 furlongs.

Me You and Her (filly; Smarty Jones - Toi Et Moi by Deputy Minister) goes in a mile and 70 yard Starter Allowance at Philadelphia Park, race 5. Post time is 2:04 PM ET. Me You and Her broke her maiden on January 5 of this year at Philadelphia Park.

Boomtown (colt; Speightstown - Day Lily by A. P. Indy) debuts in a Maiden Optional Claiming 6 furlong race at Turf Paradise, race 1. He is not in for a tag in this one, which has a post time of 3:05 PM ET. Boomtown is a half-brother to 2 winners. His dam, Day Lily, is a daughter of champion Eliza.

Tasty Temptation (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Parisia by Tethra) and Esperanza d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Seasonal by Deputy Minister) face each other and 10 others in a mile and a sixteenth Allowance race at Keeneland, race 5. Post time is 3:09 PM ET. Tasty Temptation broke her maiden in her most recent start, a mile and a sixteenth contest at Santa Anita on March 13. Esperanza d'Oro broke her maiden in her first start, on February 7 at Tampa Bay. She then returned to that track, finishing 2nd in an Allowance/Optional Claiming contest on February 27.

Pick's Express (colt; Speightstown - Program Pick by Peterhof) makes his 2009 debut in a 5 furlong Allowance race on the turf at Gulfstream, race 5, with a post of 3:12 PM. As a 2-year old, Pick's Express ran 4 times, winning 2 races and finishing third once.

Ride a Wave (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Breakwater by Boundary) makes her 2nd start, taking on 10 in a 6.5 furlong race at Tampa Bay Downs, race 9. Post time is 4:09 PM ET. Ride a Wave debuted at Gulfstream on March 22, finishing 6th.

Smarty Bull (filly; Smarty Jones - Bam Bam Bull by Holy Bull) and Light Green (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Green Light by Sheikh Albadou (GB)), go head-to-head in a 6 furlong Allowance race at Gulfstream, race 8. Post time is 4:43 PM ET. Smarty Bull won her first and only start at Gulfstream on February 28. Light Green has run 4 times, recording 1 win, 2 seconds, 1 third, and earnings of $45,740. Light Green last ran at Gulfstream on February 15, finishing 2nd in a 6.5 furlong Allowance race.

Himynameissarah (filly; Saarland - Pacific Island by Grand Slam) takes on 7 in a mile Allowance race at Will Rogers Down, post time 5:18 PM ET. Himynameissarah has run 12 times, recording 2 wins, 1 seconds, and 3 thirds. She last ran on March 21 in an Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Oaklawn, finishing 6th.

Debuting at Gulfstream Park is Dark Starlet (filly; Speightstown - Flowers and Vines by Blushing John), who will take on 8 at 7 furlongs. Post time is 5:45 PM ET for this, race 10. Dark Starlet sold for $150,000 as a yearling, and is a half-sister to 7 winners.

Heroism (gelding; Speightstown - Her She Shawklit by Air Forbes Won) makes his third start, taking on 8 in a 6 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Golden Gate, post time 6:15 PM ET. Heroism won his debut on February 1, and then ran 4th last time out on March 22. All of his races have been at 6 furlongs at Golden Gate.

Oriental Sunshine (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Kristi's Sunshine by Miswaki) runs in a mile and 70 yard Allowance contest at Mountaineer vs. 3-year olds and up. This is race 9 on the card and has a post time of 10:20 PM. Oriental Sunshine won her last race, a mile and 70 yard Allowance/Optional Claiming race on March 21 at Mountaineer. Overall, she has run 6 times, recording 2 wins, a second, and a third.

Returning Workers

April 10

Afleet Maggi (filly; Afleet Alex - Mindset by Coronado's Quest), previously known as Inside Scoop, worked 4 furlongs at Keeneland in :47.20.

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