Battle Royal (Saint Liam) was scratched at Woodbine, the winner of that one was Fearless Cowboy. Dant was second, and Uaintseenalligot was third after setting the pace.
In other first-crop sire news, Kela picked up his first winner on May 24 when the filly Our Tekela Rose went gate-to-wire at Arlington Park, winning the 4.5 furlong contest by a length over favorite Singandprayfurrhen.
Overrall, the last few days have been good for first-year stallions. On May 21, Limehouse had his first winner with Lover's House (filly) at Hollywood Park. Next on May 22, Fantasticat's first winner, the filly Fantasyland, was victorious at Pimlico. Then on May 23, both Midas Eyes and Dance With Ravens recorded their first wins as stallions. The filly Deposit Record (Midas Eyes) won at Delaware Park, and the colt Old Line State (Dance With Ravens) won at Penn National.
May 24 Results
Esperanza d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Seasonal by Deputy Minister) was a big favorite in her Allowance race at Monmouth, and didn't disappoint, battling for the lead early and then drawing off. Watch the Replay.
The Gang of Four (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - One Tough Cat by Mountain Cat) stalked early, and then took command to pick up his maiden win in his first race at three at Churchill Downs. Watch the Replay.
Arabian Peace (gelding; Peace Rules - Memory Rock by Sheikh Albadou (GB)) had no early speed in his Allowance race at Presque Isle Downs, but got in gear late, just missing in a photo, finishing 2nd.
Collegiate (filly; Saarland - La Sorbonne (ARG) by Southern Halo) sprinted to the lead in her 2009 debut, but tired late finishing 2nd in her Allowance race at Belmont. Watch the Replay.
Party Hard (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Keys to the Heart by Wild Again) hit the front in the stretch, but couldn't hold off closer Indy Ride at Hollywood. Watch the Replay. (Is it asking too much for Party Hard and Free Beer to both appear in the same race? They are both 3-year old maiden males that run in California.).
Gold d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Gold Canyon by Mr. Prospector) was the favorite in her Maiden Special Weight on the turf, but she just couldn't quite catch the pacesetter, losing by a nose. Her pursuit of the frontrunner was somewhat hampered by bumping into Danceyoursocksoff (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Come Dancing by Two Punch), who was closing as well and picked up third. Life's Precious (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Precious Clare by Red Ransom) checked at the start and didn't run much afterwards, finishing last. Watch the Replay.
General Gabe (gelding; Congaree - Blazing Hot by Irish River (FR)) stalked the early pace in his Maiden Special Weight at Northlands and then hit the front, dueling with favorite Wired Two Twenty. Wired Two Twenty got the win, but General Gabe had a good debut finishing second.
Our Golden Dream (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Adorahy by Rahy) and Exclusive Scheme (filly; Saarland - Pyramid Scheme by Distant View) finished together in their Allowance race at Belmont, 6th and 7th. Our Golden Dream seemed flat, not her usual self. Exclusive Scheme found trouble at several points in the race and had to steady hard in the stretch. Watch the Replay.
Silent Salute (colt; Saarland - Sweet Surrender by Synastry) was in mid-pack early and didn't have much punch late, finishing 7th on the turf at Golden Gate. Watch the Replay.
Prime Time (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Sioux City by Carson City) settled at the back of the pack in his Maiden Special Weight at Woodbine and made up a couple spots late to finish 9th.
Min d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Min Elreeh by Danzig) did not get in off the AE list at Calder.
She's a Fleet is a Rocket Zee with Indulgence
May 25, 2009
Churchill Downs Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
2-year old fillies (must be 24 months old)
Post Time: 2:53 PM ET
||Brown Eyed Baby|
||She's a Fleet|
||Miss Dixie Rose|
She's a Fleet (Afleet Alex - Society Gal by Linkage), who finished 5th in her debut at Arlington Park on May 2, moves to Churchill Downs for her second try. She's a Fleet was the favorite in her debut, a 2 furlong race, but she was hampered by a slow start. She's worked twice at Churchill since that run, most recently going 5 furlongs in 1:04.20 on May 19. She's a Fleet sold for $95,000 as a weanling, and is a half-sister to 3 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Jigadee. Jigadee was a winner at 2, and ran 2nd in the Sapling (gr. III) and 3rd in the Sanford (gr. III) that year. She's a Fleet's dam, Society Gal, is a half-sister to grade III winner and top sire, Mr. Greeley. Afleet Alex's three runners have each started once. One offspring, Eze Does It, finished 2nd in his race.
Interestingly, this race also includes a half-sister to Afleet Alex, Stormin Maggy (Storm Cat - Maggy Hawk by Hawkster). In addition to champion Afleet Alex, who won 4 straight races at 2, Stormin Maggy is also a half-sister to stakes winner Unforgettable Max. Unforgettable Max was 2 for 2 as a 2-year old. Their dam, Maggy Hawk, was also a winner at 2.
Brown Eyed Baby (Mineshaft - Brown Eyed Beauty by Miswaki), Rocket Zee (Yes It's True - Prospective Flight by Mr. Prospector), and Lady Lannis (Wiseman's Ferry - Gilded Lady by Gilded Time) met on May 7 on a sloppy Churchill Downs track. In that one, Brown Eyed Baby finished 2nd, Rocket Zee 3rd, and Lady Lannis 4th. Brown Eyed Baby is the 2nd foal out of stakes winner Brown Eyed Beauty, who won her only race at 2. Brown Eyed Baby earned $295,865 and is a half-sister to 9 winners, including grade III winner Dancing With Ruth. Rocket Zee, who sold for $85,000 as a yearling, is out of the winning mare Prospective Flight. Prospective Flight is a half-sister to 4 winners. Lady Lannis previously ran at Keeneland on April 17, finishing 7th. She is a half-sister to the winner Victory's Lady.
Indulgence (Macho Uno - Forbidden Kiss by Touch Gold) brought $160,000 as a yearling, and $360,000 as a 2-year old. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Forbidden Kiss. Forbidden Kiss is a half-sister to 4 winners, including grade II winner Diadella.
Miss Dixie Rose (Dixieland Band - Tigress Woods by A. P. Indy) is out of the winning mare Tigress Woods. Tigress Woods has produced the winner Kitty Cash.
Other Entries May 25
Footcandles (colt; Speightstown - Show Me the Stage by Slew the Surgeon), who broke his maiden in his last start on April 22 at Tampa Bay, goes in a 6 furlong Starter Allowance contest at Monmouth Park, race 1. Post time is 12:50 PM ET.
Dear Marylou (filly; Birdstone - Call Your Bid by Spectacular Bid) makes her second start in a 7 furlong Maiden Special Weight on the turf at Belmont, race 2. Post time is 1:32 PM ET for this contest for New York-breds. First time out, Dear Marylou finished 6th at 6 furlongs on the Belmont turf on May 13.
Perfectly Pleasant (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Beaux Arts Ball by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) takes on 6 in a Maiden Special Weight at Delaware Park, race 2. Post time is 1:42 PM ET for this mile and 70 yard contest. This will be Perfectly Pleasant's 2nd start. First time out, she was second at a mile and a sixteenth at Pimlico on May 2.
Smarty Marty (filly; Smarty Jones - Frozen Rope by Clever Trick), who broke her maiden last time out, faces 6 at Charles Town in an Allowance race, race 4. Post time is 2:12 PM ET for this 4.5 furlong contest.
It's the battle of the Speightowns at Delaware, as Run Carly Run (filly; Speightstown - Royal Sweep by End Sweep) and She's a Wow (filly; Speightstown - Ventian Glass by Deputy Minister) face off in a 6 furlong Allowance race, race 8. Post time is 4:24 PM ET in this race for three and four year old fillies. Run Carly Run has run three times and won twice. She's a Wow broke her maiden in her last start, running 6 furlongs at Delaware on May 11.
Debuting at Hollywood Park is Plasma Beam (colt; Smarty Jones - Angel Amy by Theatrical (IRE), who goes 6 furlongs in a Maiden Special Weight, race 3. Post time is 5:00 PM ET for this one for three year olds and up. Plasma Beam is a half-brother to the winner Mowgli. His dam, Angel Amy, is a full-sister to grade I winner Geri, and a half-sister to grade II winner A. P. Arrow.
Stakes-placed For All Who Conga (colt; Congaree - For All Who Dream by Eltish) goes 6 furlongs in an Allowance/Optional Claiming contest at Calder, race 11. Post time is 5:34 PM ET and he'll break from post 4. For All Who Conga has made 4 starts, winning once, finishing second twice, and third once. Last time out, he was 3rd in a mile Allowance race at Calder on May 2.
Himynameissarah (filly; Saarland - Pacific Island by Grand Slam) and Quick in Motion (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Trisha Quick by Deputy Minister) go in race 5 at Prairie Meadows. They face 4 others in this mile Allowance race with a post time of 6:17 PM ET. Himynameissarah has run 13 times in her career, with 2 wins, 2 seconds, and three thirds. Last time out, she finished 2nd at Will Rogers Downs in a mile Allowance race on April 11. Quick in Motion has run 5 times, finishing 2nd three times, including her most recent start on May 4 at Prairie Meadows.
Ghost Girl (filly; Ghostzapper - Bayou Breeze by A. P. Indy) worked 3 furlongs in :37.20 at Churchill Downs. Stakes winner Bayou Breeze, dam of Ghost Girl, earned $113,518 in her 8 race career.
Gatillo Gozo (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sweeping Cat by End Sweep) worked 4 furlongs at Belmont in :49.84.
Working on the Belmont training track was Ciminella (filly; Afleet Alex - Bruanna by Housebuster), who went 3 furlongs in :37.06.
Jungle Lily (filly; Kitten's Joy - Raving by Dynaformer) worked 2 furlongs in :24.00 at Hastings.
Manners (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Turkana by Deputy Minister) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 at Churchill.
At Monmouth, Fox Hunt (filly; Saint Liam - Zorra by Silent Fox) went 4 furlongs in :51.00.
Hey Big Rhonda (filly; Saint Liam - All Hollywood by War Chant) worked at Prairie Meadows, going 3 furlongs in :36.50.