Tactition Manners


Only one 2-year old result, as Frankie Cal (Ghostzapper - Lady Shari by Judge T C) was scratched. The winner of that race was Westrock Gold (Touch Gold - Gray Touch by Entropy), who drew off late. Watch the Replay.

Looming over Becky's Kitten in Louisville

Sweet Alexander (Afleet Alex - Sweet Screamer by Belong to Me) was a scratch, so we were left with Becky's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Caterette by Cozzene) in the race. Indian Council (Indian Charlie - Noble Cause by Diesis (GB)) reared just before the break, and was off slowly. Steady Eddie (Smarty Jones - Sweet and Steady by Steady Growth) went for the lead, but was soon joined by Becky's Kitten. These two dueled for awhile, but Louisvilleluminary (Pulpit - Copelan's Bid Gal by Copelan) was a menacing presence on the outside. He hit the lead, and this full-brother to Purge pulled away. Making up ground late was Successful Score (Successful Appeal - Big Score by Grand Slam), who closed the gap and finished second. Becky's Kitten tired a little late, finishing 4th. Watch the Replay.

Result: June 20, 2009
Churchill Downs Race 11
Maiden Special Weight

Louisvilleluminary $6.80
Successful Score  
Indian Council  

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Stakes Results

Payton d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro - Jealous and Jaded by Jade Hunter) stalked early and took a brief lead in the Susan's Girl Stakes, but she was no match for Bon Jovi Girl, who pulled away to win by 8. Payton d'Oro was well clear of the rest, including She's a Wow (Speightstown - Venetian Glass by Deputy Minister), who faded after a half. Watch the Replay.

Anaan (Medaglia d'Oro - Parisian Deputy by French Deputy) made an impressive move on the inside, but couldn't hold off Winning Drive in the Lil E Tee Handicap, finishing second. Watch the Replay.

The Charlie Barley Stakes came off of the turf at Woodbine and Midnight Mischief (Medaglia d'Oro - Western Reel by Gone West) was scratched. Congor Bay (Speightstown - Pico Teneriffe by Red Ransom) set the pace, but gave way in the stretch, finishing 4th.

Al Khali (Medaglia d'Oro - Maya by Capote) went inside of pacesetter Straight Story and took the lead in the Colonial Turf Cup (gr. II), but he drifted out in the stretch and tired, finishing 5th. The winner was Battle of Hastings, who got up over a resilient Straight Story and a closing Lime Rickey. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Colonial Turf Cup here.

Other June 20 Results

Cabaret Cowboy (colt; Speightstown - Pent Up Kiss by Pentelicus) was back early, but made steady progress to pick up a nice Allowance win at Belmont. Watch the Replay.

Dancin Perfect (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Dancewiththebride by Belong to Me) was an impressive allowance winner on turf at Louisiana Downs, drawing off by 6 in the stretch. Watch the Replay.

Perfectly Pleasant (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Beaux Arts Ball by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) finished third in her Maiden Special Weight at Delaware, which was taken off of the turf. Watch the Replay.

Greenapple Martini (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Trishyde Slew by Seattle Slew) stalked the pace, and then ran evenly late to finish 4th in her Maiden Special Weight at Woodbine. View Replay here.

Presents for Berti (gelding; Congaree - Agiftfrom Bertie by Monetary Gift) was in a good position, but faltered a little late to finish 6th in his Allowance race at Churchill Downs. Watch the Replay.

Dear Marylou (filly; Birdstone - Call Your Bid by Spectacular Bid) was scratched, she's entered again on Sunday (see below).

Plasma Beam (colt; Smarty Jones - Angel Amy by Theatrical (IRE)) was scratched from his Maiden Special Weight at Hollywood Park.

Tactition hopes they Stand and Applaud with a Dixie Band

June 21, 2009
Arlington Park Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

4.5 furlongs
2-year olds
Post Time: 2:52 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Hockley
2. Stand and Applaud
3. Okie Ride
4. Bungee
5. Jumpin Jack Cat
6. Tactition
7. Cherokee Mate
8. Straight Talk
9. The A. T. M.
10. Dixie Band

Tactition (Afleet Alex - Natural Carma by Valiant Nature) is the latest Afleet Alex offspring to debut, as he is entered at Arlingon Park. Tactition has been working since late April, primarily at Arlington Park. He most recently worked 4 furlongs in :51.00 on June 14. Tactition is out of the winning mare Natural Carma, who has produced the winner Royal Karma. Natural Carma is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Cognac Lady and grade I winner Amerique. Afleet Alex's 6 runners have made 10 total starts, recording 1 second and 1 third.

Straight Talk (Macho Uno - No Foul Play by Great Gladiator) and Cherokee Mate (Cherokee Run - Miswaki Lady by Miswaki) met in a 4.5 furlong contest at Arlington on May 28. Straight Talk was 3rd, and Cherokee Mate was 5th. It was the first and only start for both. Straight Talk sold for $190,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner No Foul Play. No Foul Play won 2 races at 2, including the Glorious Song Stakes, and earned $545,419 overall. No Foul Play is the dam of 4 winnners, including grade III winner Temporary Saint. Temporary Saint was a winner at 2, and has earned $405,101 through 2009. Cherokee Mate sold for $25,000 at the Keeneland January 2009 Horses of All Ages Sale. He is the 2nd foal out of the placed mare Miswaki Lady. Miswaki Lady is a half-sister to the winner Millay. Millay is by Cherokee Run, sire of Cherokee Mate.

The remainder of the field is unraced, including Hockley (A. P. Indy - Penny's Fortune by Storm Cat), who sold for $560,000 as a 2-year old. Hockley is the first foal out of stakes winner Penny's Fortune, who was a debut winner at 2, and who earned $185,334 in her career. Penny's Fortune is a full-sister to stakes winner Stormica, and a half-sister to grade III winner Perigee Moon and grade II winner Old Trieste.

Dixie Band (Dixie Union - Tutorial by Forty Niner) sold for $60,000 as a 2-year old. He is out of stakes winner Tutorial, who was a winner at 2. Tutorial earned $198,217 in her 19 race career. Tutorial is a half-sister to stakes winner Oxford Scholar and grade II winner Seeking Regina.

Selling for $40,000 as a 2-year old was The A. T. M. (Trippi - Regal Debutante by Vice Regent). The A. T. M. is a half-brother to 6 winners, including Pigricia, a group I winner in Peru. One of The A. T. M.'s siblings won at 2.

Stand and Applaud (El Corredor - Pause for Applause by Woodman) is the first foal out of the winning mare Pause for Applause. Pause for Applause is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Stakes winner Tic Tic, dam of Okie Ride (Candy Ride (ARG) - Tic Tic by Geiger Counter), earned $101,952 in her career. Tic Tic has produced stakes winner Tickin' Okie and stakes-placed Explosive Okie. Tickin' Okie was a debut winner at 2.

Bungee (The Cliff's Edge - Foramusementonly by Silver Deputy) is the first foal out of the winning mare Foramusementonly. Foramusementonly is a half-sister to the winner Glitterman's Fancy.

Jumpin Jack Cat (Newfoundland - Adoraday by Dayjur) is a half-brother to 3 winners. His dam, Adoraday, is a half-sister to stakes winner Adorydar and grade III winner Adcat.

Manners is Truly a Myth with a Sassy Image

June 21, 2009
Churchill Downs Race 8
Maiden Special Weight

5.5 furlongs
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 4:29 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Tapachula
2. Write When Ready
3. Manners
4. Miss Dixie Rose
5. Katy Now
6. Ms. Thanksgiving
7. Truly a Myth
8. Sassy Image
9. Dogwoods Jumper
10. Waynetta
11. Wit Bamn
12. Hurricane B J B
AE Yes It's Valid

Manners (Rock Hard Ten - Turkana by Deputy Minister), who was scratched from a race at Churchill Downs on June 5, is entered again at that track on June 21. She will be the first starter for Rock Hard Ten, if she makes it into the gate this time. Rock Hard Ten did not run at 2, but he did win his first two starts (at 3). Overall, he earned $1,870,380 and won or placed in 7 stakes, all of them graded. Manners is a half-sister to stakes-placed Turk, who finished 3rd in the 2009 San Miguel Stakes. Turk finished 2nd in his only start at 2. Manners' dam, Turkana, is a half-sister to 3 winners. Manners has been working since mid-April, primarily at Churchill Downs. Her most recent work was 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 on June 10.

Sassy Image (Broken Vow - Ideal Image by Hennessy) and Wit Bamn (Vindication - Sean's Baby by Thunder Gulch) met in a 5.5 furlong race at Churchill Downs on June 5. Sassy Image was 3rd and Wit Bamn was 6th, behind the impressive Beautician. It was the first and only start for both. Sassy Image, who sold for $42,000 as a yearling, is the 2nd foal out of the placed mare Ideal Image. Ideal Image is a half-sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Dynaman. Wit Bamn is the 2nd foal out of stakes-placed Sean's Baby. Sean's Baby is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Truly a Myth (Yes It's True - Amber Myth by Holy Bull) has run twice, finishing 2nd on April 24 at Keeneland, and 3rd at Churchill Downs on May 21. She is out of the unplaced mare Amber Myth, who is a half-sister to 5 winners. Amber Myth's dam, Amirati, is a daughter of Weekend Surprise, the dam of A. P. Indy and Summer Squall.

Miss Dixie Rose (Dixieland Band - Tigress Woods by A. P. Indy) was 3rd in her only start, on a sloppy Churchill Downs track on May 25. She is out of the winning mare Tigress Woods. Tigress Woods has produced the winner Kitty Cash.

The remaining fillies are unraced, including Katy Now (Tiznow - Katy Kat by Forest Wildcat), who sold for $175,000 as a yearling. Stakes winner Katy Kat, dam of Katy Now, was 1 for 1 at 2, and earned $210,788 overall. Katy Kat has produced 2 winners from 2 to run.

Tapachula (Tapit - Love U Fran by Phone Trick) brought $150,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Love U Fran. Love U Fran has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner Carol D. Two of Tapachula's siblings won at 2.

Ms. Thanksgiving (Formal Dinner - Dance On the Green by Green Dancer) was a $50,000 yearling, and is out of the winning mare Dance On the Green. Dance On the Green has produced 6 winners, including two stakes winners. Two of her offspring were debut winners at 2.

Write When Ready (More Than Ready - Epistle by Deputy Minister) is the first foal out of the unraced mare Epistle. Epistle is a half- or full-sister to 8 winners, including grade III winner In Contention and grade I winner Well Chosen.

Dogwoods Jumper (Doneraile Court - Tova's Princess by Wild Again) is a half-sister to stakes winner Point Dume. Point Dume won 2 races at 2, and has earned $239,268 through 2009.

Waynetta (Medaglia d'Oro - Peachtree City by Carson City) is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Princess Pelona.

Hurricane B J B (Forest Wildcat - Do as I Say by Unbridled) is a half-sister to the winner I'll Do More. Her dam, Do as I Say, is a half- or full-sister to 8 winners, including 3 stakes winners.

On the AE list is Yes It's Valid (Yes It's True - Valid Forbes by Valid Appeal), who is out of stakes winner Valid Forbes. Valid Forbes won three races as a 2-year old, including her debut and 2 stakes. Overall, she earned $401,476. Valid Forbes has produced the winner Valid Quest, who did win at 2.

Stakes Entries June 21

Tasty Temptation (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Parisia by Tethra) is one of 2 fillies taking on the boys in the 1 1/4 mile Queen's Plate at Woodbine. Last time out, Tasty Temptation was 2nd in the Woodbine Oaks, after a horrible start. The winner of that race, Milwaukee Appeal (filly; Milwaukee Brew - Appealing Forum by Open Forum) is the morning line favorite in the Queen's Plate. The fillies will carry five pounds less than the males. Read more about the Queen's Plate here.

Maiden Arcodoro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Northern Gulch by Gulch) runs on the Hollywood Park turf in the 1 1/8 mile Cinema Handicap (gr. III). Arcodoro has run 4 times, including his most recent start on the Hollywood Park turf on May 30. He finished 2nd in that 1 1/16 mile Maiden Special Weight. Read more about the Cinema here.

Other Entries June 21

Dear Marylou (filly; Birdstone - Call Your Bid by Spectacular Bid) is on the MTO list for a mile and a sixteenth Maiden Special at Belmont scheduled for the turf. Post time is 2:04 PM ET. Dear Marylou has run twice on the Belmont turf. Her best finish was 4th on May 25.

Rapid Redux (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Thiscatsforcaryl by Storm Cat) and Jersey Town (colt; Speightstown - Jersey Girl by Belong to Me) do battle in an Allowance race at Monmouth Park. Post time is 2:50 PM ET for this mile and 70 yard contest. Stakes-placed Rapid Redux is making his 3-year old debut. He was last seen finishing 3rd in the Tyro Stakes on July 26. Jersey Town, who has won 2 out of 3 races, last ran in a mile and 70 yard Allowance race at Monmouth Park on May 23, finishing 2nd.

Phu Bird (filly; Birdstone - Phu Cat by Tabasco Cat) goes 6.5 furlongs in an Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Lone Star Park, race 2. Post time is 2:55 PM ET, as she breaks from post 2. Phu Bird finished 8th in her most recent start, running 5 furlongs on the Louisiana Downs turf on May 31.

Christo (gelding; Peace Rules - Tis Me by Notebook) breaks from post 5 in race 6 at Woodbine, an Allowance contest. Post time is 3:21 PM ET for this mile and a sixteenth race. Christo broke his maiden last time out, going 7 furlongs at Woodbine.

General Gabe (gelding; Congaree - Blazing Hot by Irish River (FR)), who broke his maiden last time out at Northlands Park on June 6, is back in action at that track in race 3. Post time is 3:54 PM ET for this 6.5 furlong Allowance race.

Party Hard (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Keys to the Heart by Wild Again) faces 6 in a Maiden Special Weight at Hollywood Park, race 1. Post time is 4:00 for this mile and a sixteenth race. Party Hard has finished 2nd three straight times, all at a mile and a sixteenth.

Outta Speight (colt; Speightstown - Winter Garden by Roy) goes 6 furlongs at Lone Star Park. Post time is 4:27 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight. Outta Speight last ran on May 10, finishing 2nd in a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Lone Star.

Pitched Perfectly (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Musical Minister by Deputy Minister) goes in race 8 at Belmont, a mile Allowance/Optional Claiming event. Post time is 4:44 PM ET for this one for three year olds and up. Some older stakes winners in this one, like Malibu Moonshine, Icabad Crane, and Brave Tin Soldier. Pitched Perfectly last ran on May 30 in the Spend a Buck Stakes, finishing 8th.

Unraced Pappy's Double H (gelding; Birdstone - Charmed Aura by Halo) is entered in race 10 at Belmont. Post time is 5:49 PM ET for this 6.5 furlong contest. Pappy's Double H is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Ora.

New Workers

June 20

Afleeting Lady (filly; Afleet Alex - Oatsee by Unbridled) worked 3 furlongs in :39.00 at Monmouth Park. Afleeting Lady is a half-sister to grade III winner Baghdaria, and grade I winner Lady Joanne.

At Assiniboia Downs, Charge the Fleet (gelding; Afleet Alex - Seefinn (GB) by Night Shift) worked 3 furlongs in :39.20 from the gate. Charge the Fleet is out of stakes winner Seefinn, who has produced the winner See Greeley.

Itineris (colt; Afleet Alex - Kafaf by Zilzal) worked 3 furlongs in :38.00 at Bowie. Itineris sold for $36,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of the winning mare Kafaf. Kafaf has produced 6 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Littlebitofzip.

At Hollywood Park, Vivacious Anna (filly; Afleet Alex - Petite Chatte by Storm Cat) worked 3 furlongs in :39.40. Vivacious Anna is out of the unplaced mare Petite Chatte, who is a half-sister to stakes-placed Saintly Persuasion.

American Story (filly; Ghostzapper - Holiday Runner by Meadowlake) worked 3 furlongs in :37.40 at Santa Anita. American Story sold for $400,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of stakes winner Holiday Runner. Holiday Runner is the dam of grade I winner Seventh Street and grade II stakes-placed Reynaldothewizard.

Ahh (filly; Saint Liam - Ministrada by Deputy Minister) worked 3 furlongs in :39.60 at the Goldmark Training Center. She sold for $500,000 as a yearling, and is a half-sister to grade III winner Lone Star Sky.

Saint Hubert (colt; Saint Liam - Warren's Whistle by Wolf Power (SAF)) worked 4 furlongs at the Thoroughbred Center in :52.00 on a sloppy track. He sold for $90,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Warren's Whistle. Warren's Whistle earned $608,308 and won the Black Swan Stakes at 2. She has produced the winner Six Pack Abs.

Returning Workers

June 20

Baby Afleet (colt; Afleet Alex - Dancen in the Sun by Regal Classic) worked from the gate at Keeneland, 4 furlongs in :49.20.

Eze Does It (gelding; Afleet Alex - Eze by Williamstown) worked 4 furlongs in San Luis Rey in :50.40.

Kratisto (colt; Afleet Alex - Torch by Risen Star) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.80 on a good track at Delaware.

Working 4 furlongs in :51.60 at Assiniboia Downs was Skippin' Home (filly; Afleet Alex - Second Symphony by Mining)

At Keeneland, William Paley (colt; Afleet Alex - My Sweet Country by Bold Ruckus) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.40.

Working 4 furlongs from the gate at Churchill Downs was Daddy Forty Nine (colt; Ghostzapper - Tuff Chick by Wild Again), who recorded a time of :51.00.

At Saratoga, Dynazaper (filly; Ghostzapper - Broad Dynamite by Broad Brush) worked 4 furlongs in :49.88.

Golden Ghost (colt; Ghostzapper - Mandy's Gold by Gilded Time) worked from the gate at Delaware Park, going 4 furlongs in :49.00.

Working from the gate at Keeneland was Laheen (filly; Ghostzapper - Assess by Seattle Slew), who went 5 furlongs in 1:00.60.

It's the Big Cat (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sweeping Cat by End Sweep) worked at Belmont, 4 furlongs in :50.70.

Kenneth's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Shortstop Sal by Ghazi) worked 4 furlongs in :50.40 at the Churchill Downs Training Center.

Working 5 furlongs in 1:04.40 at the Churchill Downs Training Center were Keith's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Silent Emotion by Ghazi) and William's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Blush by Menifee).

Two Joys (filly; Kitten's Joy - Emily's Joy by Mr. Greeley) worked 4 furlongs at Presque Isle Downs in :48.10.

King Rock (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Queen Mindy by King of Kings (IRE)) worked 4 furlongs in :49.52 at Philadelphia Park.

Rock the Field (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Groovetta by Gilded Time) worked 4 furlongs at San Luis Rey Downs in :49.60.

At Saratoga, Shirley She Can (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Party Chatter by Pleasant Colony) worked 3 furlongs in :38.02.

Working 4 furlongs at Delaware Park was Cutter (colt; Saint Liam - Brite Diamond by Deputy Minister), who recorded a time of :48.80.

Also working at Delaware was Havre de Grace (filly; Saint Liam - Easter Bunnette by Carson City), who went 4 furlongs in :50.00.

Gaelic Will (colt; Saint Liam - Golf Girl by Kingmambo) worked 3 furlongs in :37.40 at Churchill Downs.

Papaw Broughton (colt; Saint Liam - Princess Pegasus by Fusaichi Pegasus) worked 4 furlongs in :49.60 at the Churchill Downs Training Center.

At Aqueduct, Unprecedented (colt; Saint Liam - Desert View (GB) by Sadler's Wells) worked 4 furlongs in :50.38.

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I enjoy  following the MaidenWatch...Do you only cover certain sires? If so, Why?  I also would like to be able to "track" those listed as sales graduates, or homebreds...Perhaps list that info if possible  THANKS

21 Jun 2009 12:34 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

tbreds - thank you for your comments. This year, we are concentrating on the offspring of first-crop sires, Afleet Alex, Ghostzapper, Kitten's Joy, Rock Hard Ten, and Saint Liam. The stallions were chosen by readers, beginning on Jan 13 and concluding on Jan 20 Last year, we followed offspring by Birdstone, Congaree, Medaglia d'Oro, Peace Rules, Pleasantly Perfect, Saarland, Smarty Jones, and Speightstown. We are still noting results by those stallions' 3-year olds. One of the reasons that I limited it to 5 this year, is because 8 was too many. However, when I preview a 2-year old race, I do discuss sale prices and family notes for all the horses entered, not just those by our sires. Also, I would encourage readers to comment on any maiden winners, especially, but not limited to, those by first-crop sires.

Regarding your request for listing whether horses are sales graduates or homebreds, I will take it under consideration. I do usually comment on notable sales prices. I am relunctant to add more info to the Stallion pages, but I may.

21 Jun 2009 4:22 PM

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