A Winning Odyssey

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(Saint Liam) was a scratch, so we ended up with Maddie's Odyssey (Kitten's Joy) and Draw a Blank (Saint Liam) in the field of eight (Stay Here was also scratched). Favoritism went to Quiet Girl, but Maddie's Odyssey also took a fair amount of money. The fillies were pretty well behaved, especially for mostly first-timers. Maddie's Odyssey loaded like the pro she is. Draw a Blank was upset in the gate and broke outward. But despite this, she soon joined Golden Guilder, fighting for the lead. Watching this activity was Maddie's Odyssey back in third. She started moving on the turn, caught the leaders, and then zoomed on by. Draw a Blank tired, but held third. Maddie's Odyssey (Kitten's Joy - Personal Odyssey by Lemon Drop Kid) is a chestnut, bred in Kentucky by Ken and Sarah Ramsey. Her owner is R. S. R. Racing Stable LLC, and she is trained by Bruce Wilcox. Jockey Mike Allen brought her home a winner. Watch the Replay.

Result: June 14, 2009
Presque Isle Downs Race 1
Maiden Special Weight

Maddie's Odyssey $7.40
Golden Guilder  
Draw a Blank  

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Leaving them Dreaming

This one was all about Dreaming Prayers (Songandaprayer - Annika Rules by Seeking the Gold) . She went off as the heavy favorite, leapt out of the gate ahead of the rest of the field, and increased her advantage throughout. The final margin was 9. Miss Muffin did well to get second, as she was agitated in the paddock and during the post parade, and started slowly. Traditionalism also recovered from a poor start to just take third over Gray Flash (Afleet Alex). Gray Flash was off ok, but tired late. Also her jockey lost the whip, which may have cost her third. Watch the Replay.

Result: June 14, 2009
Calder Race 7
Maiden Claiming ($32,000)

Dreaming Prayers $4.00
Miss Muffin  

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In other 2-year old news, Olredlgetcha, a son of freshman sire Limehouse, had a winning debut in the Victoria Stakes at Woodbine. He is the first stakes winner for his sire. Read more about the Victoria Stakes here.

Other June 14 Results

Our Golden Dream (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Adorahy by Rahy) went right to the lead in her Allowance race on the Belmont turf. She had company for much of the race, but finally pulled free in the stretch to win by better than 2. Watch the Replay. Our Golden Dream has now run 7 times, winning twice and finishing second once, and she has earned $76,504.

Casa d'Oro (gelding; Medaglia d'Oro - Six Pack Sally by Tale of the Cat) was off slow, but just kept coming and coming and coming in his Allowance race at Charles Town. At the wire, he was a neck in front.

Mona de Momma (filly; Speightstown - Society Gal by Linkage) dueled through much of her debut at at Hollywood Park, but came up second best. Watch the Replay.

Also finishing 2nd was Medaglia d'Onore (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Always Ready by Dixieland Band), who couldn't catch the winner in his Allowance race at Calder, but was well clear of the rest. Watch the Replay.

First Magnitude (colt; Saarland - Fapindy by A. P. Indy) passed a few late to get 4th in his Allowance race at River Downs, which came off of the turf.

Caroline B (filly; Speightstown - Miss Valid Pache by Valid Appeal) set the pace in her Maiden Special Weight at Churchill Downs, but tired late to finish 4th. Watch the Replay.

Col. Wease (gelding; Birdstone - Tango Red by High Brite) and Smart Justice (gelding; Smarty Jones - Sheza Honey by Honey Jay) finished 4th and 5th in their Starter Allowance at Philadelphia Park. Watch the Replay.

Midnight Break (colt; Congaree - Twilight Spectre by Imp Society) didn't do much after being bumped at the start, and finished 5th in his Maiden Special Weight at Arlington. Watch the Replay.

Miss Pleasant (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Harvest the Gold by Spend a Buck) was stalking for much of the race, got involved late, but couldn't break through and finished 5th. There was not much separating the top 5 in this one, however. Watch the Replay.

Saarlandisourland (filly; Saarland - Crypto Kate by Tabasco Cat) got to run, as her race came off of the turf. She was near the back early, made a move, but flattened out and finished 6th. Watch the Replay.

Presidente d'Oro (gelding; Medaglia d'Oro - Temis (CHI) by Lord Florey) was off slow and stayed at the back throughout his Maiden Special Weight on the Louisiana Downs turf. Watch the Replay.

Ride a Wave (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Breakwater by Boundary) didn't run much, finishing 9th in her Maiden Special Weight on the Calder turf. Watch the Replay.

Silent Salute (colt; Saarland - Sweet Surrender by Synastry) was scratched from his Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Golden Gate.

Entries June 15

Torres Strait (filly; Birdstone - Maid of Gold by Tour d'Or) goes a mile on the turf at Indiana Downs, race 1. Post time is 4:55 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight. Torres Strait has made one start, finishing 8th at 5 furlongs on the Indiana Downs turf on May 19.

Porto d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Above the Harbor by Petionville) and Quick In Motion (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Trisha Quick by Deputy Minister) face off in a Maiden Special Weight at Prairie Meadows, race 9. Post time is 8:03 PM ET for this mile race. Porto d'Oro finished 2nd in her last start, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Prairie Meadows on May 19. Quick In Motion was 5th in a mile Allowance race at Prairie Meadows on May 25.

Returning Workers

June 14

Cascabella (filly; Afleet Alex - Island Rhythm by Skip Trial) worked 4 furlongs at Saratoga in :50.00.

Holiday Buzz (colt; Afleet Alex - Dixie Holiday by Dixieland Band) worked at Arlington, going 5 furlongs in 1:02.60.

Also at Arlington, Tactition (colt; Afleet Alex - Natural Carma by Valiant Nature) went 4 furlongs in :51.00.

Working 3 furlongs from the gate in :36.80 at Assiniboia Downs, was Skippin' Home (filly; Afleet Alex - Second Symphony by Mining)

It's the Big Cat (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sweeping Cat by End Sweep), formerly known as Gatillo Gozo, worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.82 at Belmont.

At Saratoga, Doubles Partner (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Serena's Sister by Rahy) worked 4 furlongs in :49.84.

Krypton (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Freedom Reigns by Unbridled's Song) worked 4 furlongs in :49.03 at Belmont.

At Hollywood, Rock Solid King (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Julie's Angel by Theatrical (IRE)) worked 3 furlongs in :37.40.

Brake Lights (colt; Saint Liam - Miss Golden Circle by Crafty Prospector) worked 3 furlongs in :36.95 at Belmont.

At Monmouth, Fox Hunt (filly; Saint Liam - Zorra by Silent Fox) went 3 furlongs in :37.20 on a muddy track.

Lu Lu Mess (filly; Saint Liam - Battenkill by Rahy) went 3 furlongs at Churchill Downs in :39.00.

Working 3 furlongs at Saratoga was Salaam Alaykum (filly; Saint Liam - Our Legacy by Kingmambo), who recorded a time of :37.23.

Saint Will (colt; Saint Liam - Gold Mover by Gold Fever) worked at Belmont, going 3 furlongs in :36.83.

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