Going on a Fox Hunt at Monmouth

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News and Notes

The first runner for the Legends Racing Stable, the partnership of Hall of Fame trainers D. Wayne Lukas, Nick Zito, and Bob Baffert, is scheduled to run in race 5 at Churchill Downs on Friday, June 19. The filly, Rapport (Songandaprayer - Irene's Talkin by At the Threshold), is trained by D. Wayne Lukas. Post time is 8:00 PM ET, as night racing comes to Churchill Downs. Rapport was a $475,000 yearling purchase.

Sue Goes Ballistic, Ghost Shadow 6th Again

Ballistic Sue (City Zip - Really Keen by Rakeen) shot out of the gate lengths in front of the field, but Magic Yodeler (Swiss Yodeler - Magic Rythm by Cahill Road) went after her. Those two soon put plenty of distance between themselves and the others. Ballistic Sue finally shook free in the stretch, but Magic Yodeler did not throw the towel in entirely. She was well clear of the rest of them. I really liked the looks of third-place finisher Hardly Holly (Harlan's Holiday - Hardly Fair by Wolf Power (SAF)), she should be one to watch as the distances increase. Ghost Shadow (Ghostzapper - Gracious Living by Pleasant Colony) was near the back for much of the race, but she did catch up with the pack in the stretch. Yes, she only beat one horse in finishing 6th, but she was only a couple of lengths from 3rd. She certainly showed some interest late, which is a good thing. Watch the Replay.

Result: June 18, 2009
Hollywood Park Race 1
Maiden Special Weight

Ballistic Sue $7.00
$3.80
$3.40
Magic Yodeler  
$3.80
$3.20
Hardly Holly  
$7.40

View Race Details

Other June 18 Results

It took 9 tries, but Wiggle and a Wink (filly; Congaree - Friendofthefamily by Wild Rush) got her Maiden win at Woodbine. She let the early speed go, moved into position, was hopelessly blocked, and still got up for the win. Pocket Patience (filly; Speightstown - Brass in Pocket by Domasca Dan) was part of the early pace, but tired to finish 6th. I still don't have the code figured out to view the Woodbine replays on this page, but you can view a replay on the Race Detail Page.

Mother Ruth (filly; Speightstown - Seven Four Seven by Colonial Affair) scored an impressive victory at Belmont in her 3rd start, running away by 7 in the slop. Unbelievably, this race also included a filly called Mama Ruthie.  Watch the Replay.

Hoopoe (colt; Birdstone - Allou by Seattle Slew) drew into his Maiden race at Belmont, as it came off the turf. He finished 2nd in the 4 horse race. He couldn't gain on the pacesetter (lugging in, didn't help), but he was far in front of the rest. Watch the Replay.

Naughtiest (filly; Congaree - Haughty by Halo) stalked the early pace, then took control, but tired faltered late (bled) and finished 3rd in her Maiden race at Thistledown.

Spirit Seeker (filly; Peace Rules - Wild Gal by Wild Again) was on top early, but tired a bit and finished 3rd in her Starter Allowance at Calder. Watch the Replay.

Mein Fraulein (filly; Saarland - Adena's Girl by Personal Flag) took command early, but weakened late, finishing 3rd in her Allowance race at Churchill Downs. Watch the Replay.

Peace Roll (filly; Peace Rules - Roulette by Storm Bird) was in a decent position, around mid-pack in her Starter Allowance at Hollywood. But, she was wide throughout and ended up 6th. Watch the Replay.

Smarty Marty (filly; Smarty Jones - Frozen Rope by Clever Trick) finished 7th in her Allowance race at Charles Town, after being in tight at the start.

Weekend Fantasy (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Lassie Connection by Seattle Slew) was pressing the pace early, but dropped back to finish last in her debut at Churchill Downs. It's hard to debut on a sloppy track, throw this one out. Watch the Replay.

Going on a Fox Hunt at Monmouth

June 19, 2009
Monmouth Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 3:11 PM ET TVG

P Horse
1. Marquet Madness
2. Fox Hunt
3. Roses for Bailey
4. Bickersons
5. Our Jane
6. Ba Ba's Bunch

Fox Hunt (Saint Liam - Zorra by Silver Fox) debuts at Monmouth, where she has been working since early May. Most recently, she went 3 furlongs in :37.20 on a muddy track on June 14. Stakes-placed Zorra, dam of Fox Hunt, earned $109,099. She did not run at 2, but she did win her 3-year old debut at Monmouth Park. Zorra has produced 3 winners. Saint Liam's 6 runners have made 7 total starts, recording 2 thirds.

The only experienced filly in this bunch is Our Jane (Trippi - Raise Fee by Menifee), who finished 2nd in her first and only start, while running 4.5 furlongs on a sloppy Monmouth Park track on June 5. Our Jane is a half-sister to stakes-placed Haddenfield, who was a winner at 2, and who has earned $112,780 through 2009. Our Jane's dam, Raise Fee, is a half-sister to 4 winners.

Marquet Madness (Pico Central (BRZ) - To Marquet by Marquetry) is by freshman sire Pico Central. Pico Central has had one runner, Ifpushcomestoshove, who has run twice and finished 6th twice. Grade I winner Pico Central, who was 2004 Horse of the Year in Brazil, won his only start at 2, and earned $1,283,145 overall. Marquet Madness is out of stakes winner To Marquet. To Marquet was a winner at 2, and earned $198,236 overall. She has produced stakes-placed Marquet Cat, who was a winner at 2.

Ba Ba's Bunch (El Corredor - Full Figure by Polish Numbers) sold for $87,000 as a yearling, and $105,000 as a 2-year old. She is out of the winning mare Full Figure, who has produced stakes winner Miss Challenge and grade III stakes-placed Ventana. Ventana was a debut winner at 2, and finished third in the Hollywood Prevue Stake (gr. III) that year.

Bickersons (Silver Deputy - Dancehall Floozy by Paramount Jet) brought $80,000 as a yearling. She is out of the winning mare Dancehall Floozy. Dancehall Floozy has produced four winners, including grade II stakes-placed Dancehall Deelites, who was a winner at 2. Dancehall Floozy is also the dam of D'oro Diablo, a Medaglia d'Oro 3-year old who has finished 3rd three times.

Roses for Bailey (Stephen Got Even - Shanli's Hope by Ferdinand), a $15,000 yearling, is a half-sister to 7 winners. One of Roses for Bailey's siblings was a debut winner at 2. Her dam, Shanli's Hope, is a half-sister to grade III winner Stoneleigh's Hope.

Other Entries June 19

Danceyoursocksoff (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Come Dancing by Two Punch) and Gold d'oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Gold Canyon by Mr. Prospector) meet in race 7 at Belmont, scheduled for 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Post time is 6:04 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight. Gold d'Oro and Danceyoursocksoff met last time out, finishing 2nd and 3rd on May 24 at Belmont Park, in a 1 1/8 mile Maiden Special Weight on the turf.

Singing Rose (filly; Congaree - Dial a Song by Mining) is a Main Track Only entrant for a 5 furlong turf Allowance race at Churchill Downs, race 4. Post time is 7:29 PM ET. Singing Rose has run 6 times and never finished out of the money, winning twice, finishing second twice, and third twice. Also in this race is Ocean Colors, the daughter of Winning Colors.

Just Right (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Slewvera by Seattle Slew) and Cedros (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Wayward Bound by Mr. Prospector) are entered in a mile and a sixteenth Maiden race at Churchill Downs scheduled for the turf. Post time is 8:32 PM ET for this race, race 6. Just Right is in the main field, and Cedros is on the Also Eligible list. Just Right has run 7 times and finished second three times, while running primarily on the turf. Cedros has run once, finishing 10th on the Churchill Downs turf on May 31.

Miss Seventy Five (filly; Birdstone - Grey Code by Lost Code) and Diva d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Miriah by Woodman) face off at a mile and a sixteenth on the Lone Star turf. Post time is 9:27 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight. Miss Seventy Five was third in her only start, running 7.5 furlongs on the Lone Star Park turf on June 4. Diva d'Oro has run 6 times, including a third at a mile on the Lone Star turf on May 31.

Tannic (gelding; Saarland - Poetic Image by Perrault (GB)) goes a mile and 70 yards in race 9 at Prairie Meadows. Post time is 11:03 PM ET for this Allowance contest. Tannic last ran on June 5 in a mile Allowance race at Prairie Meadows, finishing 2nd.

Mocha d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Chopard by Silver Deputy) faces 7 in a 6 furlong turf contest at Hollywood Park, race 3. Post time is 11:05 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight. Mocha d'Oro last ran on June 4 at Hollywood, finishing 11th, in a mile and a sixteenth race on the Cushion track. Her previous starts this year were on the turf at Turf Paradise, where she finished 3rd twice and 4th twice in 4 starts.

Although it is a Maiden Claiming race, I did want to mention that Con Lover (filly; Congaree - Timeless Love by Gilded Time) is going in the last race at Churchill Downs, race 11. Post time is 11:11 PM ET, to close the first night of racing at Churchill Downs. Con Lover last ran on May 30 at Churchill Downs, finishing 6th.

New Worker

June 18

Legally Alex (colt; Afleet Alex - Reasonable Code by Lost Code) worked 4 furlongs in :51.80 at Louisiana Downs. Legally Alex is the first foal out of stakes-placed Reasonable Code. Reasonable Code is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Returning Workers

June 18

Dublin (colt; Afleet Alex - Classy Mirage by Storm Bird) worked 3 furlongs from the gate at Churchill Downs, recording a time of :36.40. This is his first work since his race on June 11, where he did not break well, but finished 4th.

At Arlington, Fast Alex (colt; Afleet Alex - Unaffordable by Unbridled), worked 3 furlongs in :38.00.

Working at Santa Anita was Saintly Seoul (colt; Saint Liam - Seoul by Deputy Minister), who went 4 furlongs in :49.20.

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