Bearcatt Pounces on Congor Bay

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News and Notes

First-crop sire Consolidator recorded his first winner, as Solid Lunar (Consolidator - Lunargal by Yes It's True) won her debut, a 4.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Lone Star Park. Watch the Replay.

Don't forget, Mine That Bird (Birdstone) and Rachel Alexandra (Medaglia d'Oro) are scheduled to work on Monday morning. 

Bearcatt Pounces on Congor Bay

Bear It's True and Heart of a King went for the early lead, with the whole pack going with them. The lone exception was Congor Bay (Speightstown), who wasn't far off. After this initial action, Bearcatt was shuffled to the back of the pack. Heart of a King took the lead in the stretch, but both Congor Bay and Bearcatt were closing. They moved together for awhile, but Bearcatt pulled away for the win. Congor Bay did, however, take second.

Result: April 26, 2009
Woodbine Race 8
Woodstock Stakes

Bearcatt $13.70
$5.20
$3.40
Congor Bay  
$3.70
$2.80
Heart of a King  

$3.70

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Other Results for April 26

Cinderella's Wish (filly; Speightstown - Godmother by Show'em Slew) made it two in a row, taking the lead soon after the start in her Allowance race at Pimlico, and increasing her advantage throughout. The final margin was 8. Watch the Replay.

Congar Light (filly; Congaree - Pyrite Dance by Dance Brightly) made a bid and got into 2nd in her Allowance race at Pimlico, but weakened late to finish 4th. Watch the Replay.

Mocha d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Chopard by Silver Deputy) closed to third, Lucy to the Max (filly; Birdstone - I Dream by Wajima) ran evenly to take 5th, and Atalanta Velox (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Mandy Mack by Native Prospector) was scratched in their 7.5 furlong Maiden Optional Claiming contest at Turf Paradise.

Quiet Dancer (filly; Peace Rules - Grey Ballet by Imperial Ballet (IRE)) was in mid-pack early, but tired and finished 5th in her debut at Aqueduct. Watch the Replay.

Normansbirdie (filly; Birdstone - She's a Cool Cat by Mountain Cat) didn't run much in her Allowance race at Calder, beating one and finishing 8th.

Sensational Gold (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Flowing Melody by Eternal Prince) was scratched from her Maiden Special Weight contest at Hawthorne.

Maiden Watch horses were tearing up the Claiming ranks, with victories by Rocket Defense (Peace Rules) at Pimlico Watch the Replay, Becky's Express (Congaree) at Churchill Downs Watch the Replay, and Exclusive Scheme (Saarland) at Aqueduct Watch the Replay.

Entries April 27

Run Carly Run (filly; Speightstown - Royal Sweep by End Sweep) faces 5 in a Starter Allowance contest at Delaware Park, race 2. Post time is 1:42 for this 6 furlong race. Run Carly Run has made 2 starts. She won her debut at Gulfstream Park on March 18, and then finished 5th in an Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Laurel on April 10.

Returning Workers

April 26

Gray Flash (filly; Afleet Alex - Stormy Regina by Storm Cat) worked 3 furlongs in :39.20 at Calder.

Hard Way Ten (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Youcan'ttakeme by He's Tops) went 3 furlongs in :39.60 at Hollywood Park.

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AnneM

Rachel Alexandra was very impressive in her workout today.

Too bad she is running in the Oaks rather than the Derby

27 Apr 2009 7:51 PM
Alisha

I was wondering how Mine that Bird looked today and maybe Summer Bird?

27 Apr 2009 7:56 PM
Alisha

apparently Birdstone now has a Kentucky Oaks starter too! Stone Legacy I heard has been entered

27 Apr 2009 11:30 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

I went to Churchill yesterday to watch the works. Rachel gives me chills. Everything just looks so easy for her. She's coming down the stretch with her ears pricked.

Mine that Bird looked good, he worked late, pretty much by his lonesome.

Summer Bird sure is a pretty thing, nice chestnut. He galloped yesterday and then schooled in the paddock - I missed the schooling.

28 Apr 2009 10:54 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

Alisha - I had heard rumblings about Stone Legacy in the Oaks, but I guess it's now official.

28 Apr 2009 10:54 AM
sophiekea

Glad to see Stone Legacy running in the Oaks! Im going with Summer Bird all the way in the derby.

28 Apr 2009 2:32 PM
sophiekea

Bugle Ann was a winner today!

28 Apr 2009 8:06 PM

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