I missed an entry for April 28 for Russian Kitten (Kitten's Joy), partially because I'm off on Mondays and I spent the morning at Churchill and the afternoon planting flowers, but also because having received the entry on Saturday, I assumed the race was Wednesday, having forgotten that Churchill Downs was running on Tuesday this week. However, I did watch the race and will recap it below. Metallic Mist (Saint Liam) and Ken's Kitten (Kitten's Joy) were also entered in another race at Churchill on the 28th, but they were scratched, probably due to the sloppy track.
Larry Zips by Russian Kitten
broke in the air, but she fared better than Star Crazy
, who went to her nose and lost rider Jesus Castanon. Five Plus Five
broke best and sped to a clear lead. Chasing was Zippy Larry
, who hopped at the start, but was tenacious in the drive. She kept coming and caught Five Plus Five near the wire. Russian Kitten ran with the second pack, picked up some ground, but wasn't a threat to the top finishers, taking 6th. It was an improvement over her debut, in which she finished 7th on April 4. Watch the Replay
Result: April 28, 2009
Churchill Downs Race 2
Maiden Claiming ($30,000)
|Five Plus Five
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Other Results for April 28
Point Lookout (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Potomac Bend by Polish Numbers), who broke his maiden on April 10 at Oaklawn Park, took a mile Allowance race at Delaware Park by better than 6. Trained by Larry Jones, Point Lookout is definitely one to watch.
Bugle Ann (filly; Birdstone - Lady Taurus by Holy Bull) broke her maiden in Maiden Claiming company at Prairie Meadows.
Results for April 27
Run Carly Run (filly; Speightstown - Royal Sweep by End Sweep) won her 2nd race, stalking early and then taking control in a Starter Allowance race at Delaware Park.
Entries April 29
Town Glory (filly; Speightstown - Emerging Glory by Smarten), who broke her maiden in her first and only start on February 17 at Philadelphia Park, takes on 7 in a 6 furlong Starter Allowance race at Belmont Park. This is race 5, with a post time of 3:08 PM ET.
Presents for Berti (gelding; Congaree - Agiftfrom Bertie by Monetary Gift) makes his 2009 debut in a mile and a sixteenth turf Allowance race at Churchill Downs, race 7. Post time is 3:43 PM ET. Hopefully, this one will stay on the turf, as Presents for Berti broke his maiden on the Churchill Downs turf back in November, before finishing 7th in the Grand Canyon Handicap on the same surface. This race, which is for 3-year olds and up, also includes Blackberry Road, who was on the Derby trail last year.
Party Hard (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Keys to the Heart by Wild Again) faces 7 in a mile and a sixteenth Maiden Special Weight at Hollywood Park, race 6. This one is for 3-year olds and up and has a post of 6:30 PM ET. Party Hard has run three times, recording a second and a third. He last ran on April 2 at Santa Anita, finishing 2nd at a mile and a sixteenth.
Saint Spirit (filly; Saint Liam - Unbridled Spirit by Unbridled's Song) worked 2 furlongs at Turf Paradise in :24.40. Saint Spirit is out of the unplaced mare Unbridled Spirit, who is out of the winning mare Star's Honor.
Kera's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Mrs. K. by Dixieland Band) worked 4 furlongs at the Churchill Downs Training track in :48.60.