Only one 2-year old result, as Recession Proof (Afleet Alex) was scratched from her race at Colonial Downs. That one was taken by favorite Taking a Chance (Stephen Got Even - Coquettish by Not For Love), who came from off the pace and then drew away to win by 4. Watch the Replay.
Taking the Summer Line over Sweet Kitten
Home Serena lost her jockey at the break.The rest broke fairly well, but Pool Bash emerged with the lead. She was soon joined by Summer Line. Those two dueled for awhile, but Summer Line began to pull away on the turn. Sweet Kitten flew out of the pack to take a clear second, but she was no match for Summer Line (Tenpins - Line Squall by Summer Squall), who was a good looking winner. Anasheed's Gold took third over Bethia. View the replay here.
Result: June 12, 2009
Camarero Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
Other June 12 Results
Double Espresso (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Second Strike by Fast Play) was shaking her tail, but she kept on running and wore down the pacesetter to get the win in her Allowance race at Churchill Downs. Stone Legacy (filly; Birdstone - Gulch Legacy by Gulch) trailed most of the race and came along for third late. Kiddari (filly; Smarty Jones - La Paz by Hold Your Peace) was scratched. Watch the Replay.
Dreams d'Oro (gelding; Medaglia d'Oro - Morning Time by Gilded Time) won a Maiden Claiming race at Lone Star Park. Watch the Replay.
Steel Lucky (filly; Congaree - Luck (ARG) by Kasteel (FR)) won a Claiming race at Thistledown.
It took Live the Dash (colt; Peace Rules - Western Resolve by West by West) awhile to get rolling in his off-the-turf Allowance race at Monmouth, but he started moving late and kept coming and coming. At the wire, he was a scant nose short in second. Watch the Replay.
Esperanza d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Seasonal by Deputy Minister) came on at the end to finish 2nd in her Allowance/Optional Claiming race which was run on the dirt at Belmont. Watch the Replay.
The 10th at Churchill Downs was kind of a dissappointment. Three horses in the race and the best that we could do was fourth by Senor Fuego (colt; Speightstown - Vasquez by Coronado's Quest). Reynaldothewizard (colt; Speightstown - Holiday Runner by Meadowlake) ended up 6th and Jazzandthemagician (colt; Birdstone - Pat Hand by Cape Town) 7th. Watch the Replay.
Remember C O Peace (filly; Peace Rules - Carson's Cat by Mountain Cat), who dumped her rider in her debut? Check out the chart from today's race: "C O PEACE again attempted to duck into the gap between the temporary rail and the main track but was herded back to the racing surface by the good work of the outrider to keep his pony filling that gap and moving alongside, then failed to seriously threaten while moving up in the far turn." Despite all of that, she still finished finished 4th.
Miracle Baby (filly; Smarty Jones - Heritage of Gold by Gold Legend) dumped Jesus Castanon in the post parade and never seemed happy and lingered at the back throughout of her Maiden Special Weight on the Churchill Downs turf. She ended up 10th (last). Watch the Replay.
Afleet Maggi is Eavesdropping for Hidden Value
June 13, 2009
Churchill Downs Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 3:25 PM ET HRTV
||Miss N. V|
||Im a Classy Cat|
||Hot Dixie Chick|
||Gold Dust Lady|
||This Chic's Got It|
Afleet Maggi (Afleet Alex - Mindset by Coronado's Quest) debuts in a big field at Churchill Downs. She has been working since late March, most recently going 4 furlongs in :48.80 at Churchill Downs on June 6. Afleet Maggi sold for $14,000 as a weanling, $125,000 as a yearling, and $220,000 as a 2-year old. She is a half-sister to 2 winners, both of which won at 2. Afleet Alex's 5 runners have made 8 total starts, recording 1 second and 1 third.
Hot Dixie Chick (Dixie Union - Above Perfection by In Excess (IRE)) and Proud Zoe (Proud Accolade - Sophia Sez So by Wild Event) met at 5 furlongs on a sloppy Churchill Downs track on May 14. Hot Dixie Chick finished 2nd and Proud Zoe 3rd. Hot Dixie Chick brought $340,000 as a yearling and $435,000 as a 2-year old. Grade III winner Above Perfection, dam of Hot Dixie Chick, earned $380,737 in her career and was 1 for 1 at 2. Above Perfection has produced 2 winners. Proud Zoe by first-crop sire Proud Accolade, also finished 3rd on April 17 at Keeneland. Proud Accolade has had 5 runners, which have 7 total starts, registering 1 win, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds. Proud Zoe, who sold for $50,000 as a yearling, is a half-sister to the winner Luca G.
Hidden Value (Value Plus - Raw Gold by Rahy) and Tapitsfly (Tapit - Flying Marlin by Marlin) faced off at 4.5 furlongs at Churchill Downs on May 21, finishing 2nd and 5th. It was the first and only start for both. Hidden Value, by freshman sire Value Plus, sold for $52,000 as a yearling. Value Plus' 8 starters have run 10 total times, recording 1 win and 2 seconds. Grade II winner Raw Gold, dam of Hidden Value, won 3 races at 2 including the Landaluce and Althea Stakes. Overall, she earned $509,006. Raw Gold has produced 5 winners, including stakes winner Kadira. Three of Hidden Value's siblings won at 2. Tapitsfly is out of the winning mare Flying Marlin. Flying Marlin is a half- or full-sister to 3 winners.
The only other one with experience is Gold Dust Lady (Chapel Royal - Papier Mache by Marquetry), who was 5th on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs on May 7. She sold for $37,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the winning mare Papier Mache. Papier Mache is a half-sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Bow River.
Im a Classy Cat (Unbridled's Song - Lungta by Storm Cat) brought $340,000 as a weanling. She is a half-sister to stakes-placed Lacy Sunday. Her dam, Lungta, is a half-sister to 6 winners, including 3 stakes winners.
Selling for $130,000 as a yearling was Ad Litem (Successful Appeal - Ruby Summer by Mr. Greeley). She is the first foal out of the winning mare Ruby Summer. Ruby Summer is a half- or full-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Vague.
Crazycowboydream (Yes It's True - Fresh Aire by Time for a Change), a $50,000 2-year old, is out of stakes winner Fresh Aire. Fresh Aire won 2 races at 2, including the Junior Champion Stakes. Fresh Aire has produced 4 winners from 4 to run. One of Crazycowboydream's siblings won at 2.
Miss N. V. (Sky Mesa - Fairy West by Gone West) is out of the winning mare Fairy West, who did win at 2. Fairy West has produced 2 winners, one of which won at 2.
Eavesdropping (Eavesdropper - Temple Grove by Regal Intention) is out of the winning mare Temple Grove. Temple Grove has produced 4 winners, including stakes-placed Wise Timmy.
Stakes winner Jaramar Rain, dam of Bayou Miss (Dixie Union - Jaramar Rain by Thunder Gulch), earned $292,660 and was third in her only race as a 2-year old. She has produced grade II stakes-placed Imperial Council, who did win at 2. Imperial Council was 2nd in the Gotham Stakes (gr. III) and the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) this year.
On the AE list are Merrytagio (D'wildcat - Merry Motel by Bates Motel), This Chic's Got It (Vicar - Ella F. by Honour and Glory), and Dogwoods Jumper (Doneraile Court - Tova's Princess by Wild Again). Merrytagio sold for $65,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of stakes-placed Merry Motel. Merry Motel has produced the winner Prince Valentino. This Chic's Got It was a $27,000 yearling, and is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Ella F. Ella F.'s first foal, Shimmel, was a winner at 2. Dogwoods Jumper is a half-sister to stakes winner Point Dume. Point Dume won 2 races at 2, and has earned $239,268 through 2009.
Stakes Entries June 13
Northern Dancer Stakes
Warrior's Reward (Medaglia d'Oro - For All You Do by Seeking the Gold) and Broad Stone (Birdstone - Broad Legacy by Broad Brush) seek their first stakes wins in the mile and a sixteenth Northern Dancer Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. Warrior's Reward won his debut on January 31 at Gulfstream Park, and then finished 2nd in an Allowance race at that track on February 19. He then tried graded stakes company in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III), where he didn't make out as well, finishing 8th. He had a little break and some throat surgery, and returned to win a 7 furlong Allowance race on May 1 at Churchill Downs. Second in that race was Munnings, who returned on June 6 to win the Woody Stephens (gr. II) in impressive fashion. Broad Stone broke his maiden in his most recent start on April 29 at Churchill Downs, after finishing 2nd four times. He was claimed out of that race, and his new connections have decided to try graded stakes.
Parade Clown (Distorted Humor - Twilight Parade by El Prado (IRE)) is the only stakes winner in the field. He won the mile WEBN Stakes at Turfway Park on February 7. He then finished 2nd in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes on February 28, and 4th in the Lane's End Stakes on March 21. Both were also at Turfway. Moving to Keeneland, he finished 8th in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) on April 18. Most recently, he was 2nd in a mile Allowance race at Churchill on May 13.
Ominiscient (Pulpit - Actceptional by Noactor) also ran in the Lexington, finishing 9th. Prior to that, he had won 2 in a row, a Maiden race on February 5 and an Allowance race on March 14. Both of these were at a mile and 40 yards at Fair Grounds.
Succesful Dan (Successful Appeal - Lisa Danelle by Wolf Power (SAF)) has run twice and won twice. He took his Maiden on April 10 at Keeneland at 6.5 furlongs, and then won a 7 furlong Allowance race at Churchill Downs on May 10.
Dumar (Maria's Mon - Mispillion by Deputy Minister) has been keeping good company. He was 9th in the Risen Star (behind Friesan Fire, et al), 5th in the Borderland Derby (behind Mine That Bird), 6th in the Sunland Derby (behind Mythical Power, Mine That Bird), and 3rd in the Lone Star Derby (behind Mythical Power). He also has two victories to his credit, a mile and 70 yard Maiden race, and a mile and 40 yard Allowance/Optional Claiming race.
Gresham (Seeking the Gold - Alexi Dancer by A. P. Indy) has also been keeping good company. In fact, he and Dumar met in a mile Allowance race at Churchill Downs on November 29. Gresham won that one and Dumar was third. As a 2-year old, Gresham finished 3rd in the Kentucky Cup Juvenile (gr. III) and 4th in the Iroquois (gr. III). This year, he was third in the Smarty Jones on January 19 at Oaklawn Park, and 6th in the Southwest (gr. III) on February 16 at Oaklawn.
Final Judgement (Northern Afleet - Best Judgement by Demons Begone) comes into the Northern Dancer off of a mile and 70 yard Allowance win at Presque Isle Downs. His only other victory was in a mile and 40 yard Maiden race at Fair Grounds on February 27. However, he has finished second twice and third once. Interestingly, he finished 3rd to Jazzandthemagician in that horse's maiden victory.
Read more about the Northern Dancer here.
Cinderella's Wish (Speightstown - Godmother by Show'em Slew), She's A Wow (Speightstown - Venetian Glass by Deputy Minister), Missunitednations (Peace Rules - Sister Greeley by Mr. Greeley), and Saarlight (Saarland - Crystal Blaze by Spectacular Bid) face off in the 6.5 furlong Jostle Stakes at Philadelphia Park. Cinderella's Wish won her first two starts, and then finished 2nd in the 6 furlong Adena Stallions' Miss Preakness Stakes (gr. III) on May 15 at Pimlico. She's A Wow broke her maiden in her 4th start, but then followed that up with an Allowance win last time out on May 25. Both of her victories were at 6 furlongs. Missunitednations has run 6 times, winning three times and finishing 2nd twice. She finished 5th in the Busanda Stakes in January. Her most recent start was on May 11 in a 6 furlong Allowance race at Philadelphia Park. She won that one by better than 6. Saarlight is the morning-line choice in the Jostle. She broke her maiden in the Wide Country Stakes at Laurel on March 7, and then won an Allowance race at Aqueduct on April 8. Most recently, she was 2nd in the Nassau County Stakes, after setting the pace. All four of our fillies have done their best running on or near the pace. Let's hope they don't knock each other out.
Mani Bhavan (Storm Boot - Rehear by Coronado's Quest) finished 5th in the Adena Stallions' Miss Preakness Stakes, behind Cinderella's Wish. It was her first start in 2009. As a 2-year old, Mani Bhavan won 3 in a row, including the Spinaway (gr. I), before finishing 7th in the Alcibiades (gr. I).
On the Menu (Canadian Frontier - Don't Trick Her by Mazel Trick) and Bold Union (Dixie Union - Bold World by Fortunate Prospect) met in the 6 furlong Just Smashing Stakes on May 16 at Monmouth, finishing 1st and 3rd. On the Menu is a veteran of stakes races. In addition to the Just Smashing, she was 2nd in both the Janurary 16 Genesis (at Delta Downs) and the Prima Donna on March 22 at Oaklawn. In between these, she was third in the Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds. Bold Union previously won the Lucky Lavender Gal Stakes on April 9 at Aqueduct. As a 2-year old, she won the Astoria Stakes, and finished 4th in both the Adirondack (gr. II) and the Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies.
Trusty Temper (Successful Appeal - Mumbo Jumbo by Kingmambo) won her most recent start, a 5 furlong Allowance race at Churchill Downs on May 9. That was her only start this year. Last year, she broke her maiden by more than 6, and finished 3rd in the Monmouth Park NATC Futurity.
Northern Belle (Northern Afleet - Lady Cerise by Honor Grades) has never been out of the money in her 5 starts, winning twice, finishing 2nd twice, and third once. She last ran on May 7, finishing 2nd in a 5 furlong Allowance race at sloppy Churchill Downs.
Union City (Dixie Union - City Sister by Carson City) won her last two, a Maiden race in August at Philadelpia Park (where she defeated Livin Lovin) and then came back this year to win a 5.5 furlong Allowance race at Philadelphia Park on May 22. Both her victories have come on the lead, and her last win was by 8 lengths.
Bandora (Dixieland Band - Andora Springs by Capote) broke her maiden in her third start, at Keeneland on April 9. In her next start, she finished 2nd in a 7 furlong Allowance race at Churchill Downs on May 14.
Key Lime Baby (Champali - Cheeksandpeanuts by Pioneering) broke her Maiden in her 3rd and most recent start, on May 2 at Philadelphia Park. She won that race by 16 lengths.
Read more about the Jostle here.
Stakes-placed For All Who Conga (colt; Congaree - For All Who Dream by Eltish) faces 3 in the 6 furlong Unbridled Stakes at Calder. For All Who Conga last ran on May 25, winning an Allowance/Optional Claiming 6 furlong race on a sloppy Calder track. Overall, For All Who Conga has a record of 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 1 third in 5 starts, including a 2nd in the Frank Gomez Memorial Stakes at 2. For All Who Conga has two works since his last race, including a bullet 4 furlong work in :48.00 on June 4.
The strong morning-line favorite in the Unbridled is You Luckie Mann (Exchange Rate - Terri's Choice by West Acre). As a 2-year old, he won the Birdonthewire Stakes, and finished 3rd in both the Florida Stallion Dr. Fager and Florida Stallion Affired Stakes (both won by Big Drama). This year, You Luckie Mann was 2nd in both the Spectacular Bid and the Sunshine Millions Dash. Most recently, he won a 5.5 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Calder on June 4.
Prince Joshua (First Tour - Allendar by Prince Alydar) and Bidham (Trippi - Secret of Front by Saint Ballado) finished 1st and 2nd in the 5.5 furlong Naked Greed Stakes on May 3 at Calder. Since then, Prince Joshua was 6th in the Lord Juban Stakes on the yielding Calder turf on May 17. Overall, he has made 15 starts, winning 4 times, finishing second twice, and third twice. Bidham has run 11 times, winning twice, finishing second twice, and third three times. Bidham was third in the Darley Ocala Breeders' Sale Sprint Stakes on February 16 and 3rd in the Jack Price Juvenile Stakes in 2008.
Read more about the Unbridled Stakes here.
Leave Me Alone Stakes
Stakes-placed Cassidys Pride (Medaglia d'Oro - Cassidy by Jolie's Halo) seeks her first stakes win in the 6 furlong Leave Me Alone Stakes at Calder. In her previous stakes attempts, Cassidys Pride was 3rd in the Snurb Stakes on May 2 at Calder, and 5th in the Boynton Beach Stakes on the Gulfstream Park turf on April 18. Her most recent race came on May 30 at Calder, when she won a 6.5 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race.
First Passage (Giant's Causeway - Win's Fair Lady by Dehere) and Mine All Mine (Belong to Me - Pulcinella by Unbridled) finished 1st and 2nd, in front of Cassidys Pride, in the Snurb Stakes. First Passage has made 4 total starts, winning twice and finishing second once. Mine All Mine has run 6 times, winning once and finishing 2nd twice. In her previous stakes tries, she was 6th in the Kentucky Stakes, and 6th in the Sorority Stakes. Both of those races were in 2008.
Donttellmewhattodo (Strong Hope - Tropic Depression by Storm Cat) has won her last two, including a 7 furlong Allowance race at Hollywood Park on May 17.
Elusive Appeal (Rossini - Appealing Pride by Valid Appeal) has also won two in a row, including a 11 length Claiming win on May 1, and an Allowance victory on May 17. Both of those races were at Calder. Overall, she has made 9 starts, winning 3 times, finishing second 3 times, and third once.
Diced N Sliced (Three Wonders - Slice Off the Top by Great Above) also has three wins, including a 6 length victory in her most recent start, an Allowance/Optional Claiming race on May 22 at Calder. Diced N Sliced made 4 stakes starts as a 2-year old. Her best finish was 4th in the Brave Raj Stakes.
Going to the Sun (Najran - Gift Shoppe by Prospectors Gamble) broke her maiden in her 4th and most recent start, on May 15 at Louisiana Downs while running 5.5 furlongs. She took that one by better than 12 lengths.
Read more about the Leave Me Alone Stakes here.
Other Entries June 13
Kiddari (filly; Smarty Jones - La Paz by Hold Your Peace), who was scratched on Friday, June 12, faces 5 in a 7 furlong Allowance race at Churchill, race 2. Post time is 1:17 PM ET.
Hoopoe (colt; Birdstone - Allou by Seattle Slew) is on the AE list for race 3 at Belmont, a mile and a sixteenth turf race. Post time is 2:04 PM ET. Hoopoe has run once, finishing 5th at Belmont on May 23.
At Calder, Perfect Footprint (gelding; Pleasantly Perfect - Pedicure by Mr. Prospector) goes a mile and a sixteenth on the turf in race 5. Post time is 2:41 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight. Perfect Footprint was third in his only start, on May 22 on a sloppy Calder track.
Debuting in race 3 at Arlington Park is Pleasantlysurprise (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Royal Bandita by Royal Roberto). Post time is 2:52 PM ET for this mile and a sixteenth Maiden Special Weight. Pleasantlysurprise is out of stakes winner Royal Bandita.
Hey Smarty (colt; Smarty Jones - Miss Seffens by Dehere) and Saarman (colt; Saarland - Mil Kilates by Gold Alert) face off on the Lone Star Park turf in race 5. Post time is 4:27 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight for 3 and 4-year olds. Hey Smarty last ran on April 1 at Oaklawn, finishing 5th. Previously, he was 2nd at Louisiana Downs on October 2. Saarman also finished 5th in his last start, at Lone Star on May 30. Last year, he finished 3rd in his only start, running on the Lone Star turf on July 25.
Sensational Gold (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Flowing Melody by Eternal Prince) goes a mile on the Arlington Park turf at 4:54 PM ET. This Maiden Special Weight is carded as race 7. Sensational Gold has run once, finishing 8th on the Arlington Park Polytrack on May 9.
Stakes-placed Hug It Out (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Dazzling Contrast by General Meeting) faces 10 at Arlington Park. Post time is 6:30 PM ET for this 6 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race. Hug It Out last ran on May 3, winning a 6 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Arlington.
I'll Show Them (gelding; Smarty Jones - Top Rung by Seattle Slew) debuts at 6.5 furlongs at Hollywood Park in race 7. Post time is 7:00 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight for 3-year olds and up. I'll Show Them sold for $600,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade II winner Top Rung.
Old Man Bill (colt; Speightstown - Be Happy My Love by Formal Gold) takes on 8 at 6.5 furlongs at Charles Town, race 5. Post time is 8:51 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight. Old Man Bill last ran on May 30 at Charles Town, finishing 3rd at 4.5 furlongs.
Passum Pattie (filly; Peace Rules - Princess Patti by Polish Numbers) faces 6 in an Allowance/Optional Claiming contest at Charles Town, race 7. Post time is 9:39 PM ET for this 6.5 furlong contest. Passum Pattie has run 7 times and recorded 4 wins. She last ran on April 10, winning a Claiming race at Laurel.
Deputy Saint (filly; Saint Liam - Sherriff's Deputy by Deputy Minister) worked 3 furlongs at Vinery Stable in :39.00. Deputy Saint is a half-sister to 2-time Horse of the Year, Curlin.
New to this blog is Saintly Seoul (colt; Saint Liam - Seoul by Deputy Minister), who worked 3 furlongs in :37.80 at Santa Anita. Saintly Seoul also worked 3 furlongs in :38.00 at Santa Anita on June 6. Saintly Seoul is out of the winning mare Seoul, who has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, including grade II winner Rush Bay.
Take a Hard Look (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Arjunand by Diesis (GB)) worked 3 furlongs at Santa Anita in :37.00. Take a Hard Look sold for $130,000 at 2, and is a half-brother to 5 winners, including stakes winners Dynamist and Dyna's Destiny.
In the Crosshairs (colt; Afleet Alex - Parisian Deputy by French Deputy) worked 2 furlongs in :25.40 at the Pegasus Thoroughbred Training Center.
Quechee (colt; Afleet Alex - Tarika by Cozzene) worked 4 furlongs in :50.00 at Fair Hill.
Also working at Fair Hill was Close to My Heart (colt; Ghostzapper - Love n' Kiss S. by Kris S.), who went 3 furlongs in :38.80.
Cutter (colt; Saint Liam - Brite Diamond by Deputy Minister) worked 4 furlongs in :49.00 at Fair Hill.
At Arlington Park, Sheltowee (colt; Saint Liam - Crafty Oak by Crafty Prospector) worked 4 furlongs in :50.40.
Sillium (colt; Saint Liam - Silla by Gone West) worked 3 furlongs at Vinery Stable in :37.80.
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