Phil's Prospect Strong Over Kratisto

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Royal Troon (Graeme Hall - Royal Damsel by More Royal), part of an entry with Stormy Ocean (Stormy Atlantic - Our Royal Dancer by Roy), was a scratch. Cherokee Empire (Cherokee Run - Top Marks by Marquetry) was bucking in the stall when they were putting the tack on, and Stormy Ocean was a bit aggravated. Then the call came, "loose horse in the paddock." Naturally, it was Kratisto (Afleet Alex - Torch by Risen Star). Luckily, they cornered him quickly and the post parade was only delayed a little. The break was pretty even, but Kratisto was soon 5 lengths behind the pack. Up front, Cherokee Empire took the lead, but was soon joined by Phil's Prospect (Soto - Hyatt Road by Allen's Prospect). These two dueled for a time, but Phil's Prospect soon drew off. He took the race by more than 5. Stormy Ocean moved into second, and favorite Parthian (Giant's Causeway - Inny River by Seattle Slew) settled for third, with Cherokee Empire tiring to fourth. Kratisto made up some ground on the outside, and was then switched inside to finish 6th. He galloped out strongly, passing the winner. I know that they don't award checks for the gallop out, but it is a good sign. Phil's Prospect is a half-brother to stakes winner Rock On Justin, who won the Miracle Wood Stakes this year. Watch the Replay.

Result: June 29, 2009
Delaware Park Race 7
Maiden Special Weight

Phil's Prospect $12.20
$8.00
$4.60
Stormy Ocean  
$8.60
$5.00
Parthian  
$2.60

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3-year old Results June 29

Dr. Smarty Jack (colt; Smarty Jones - Hoh Buzzard (IRE) by Alhaarth (IRE)) did not have the smoothest trip in his turf Allowance at Philadelphia Park. First he was boxed in, then he clipped heels and had to check. After all that, he did finish strongly, but a litte too late, finishing 5th. Moving Violation (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Talk Me Again (ARG) by Mutakddim) made up a little ground to finish 7th. Watch the Replay.

3-year old Entries June 30

Col. Wease (gelding; Birdstone - Tango Red by High Brite) goes a mile and 70 yards in a Starter Allowance at Philadelphia Park, race 5. Post time is 2:04 PM ET, and he breaks from post 2. Col. Wease last ran on June 14 in a mile and 70 yard Starter Allowance at Philadelphia Park, finishing 4th.

Porto d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Above the Harbor by Petionville) faces 5 in a Maiden Special Weight at Prairie Meadows, race 1. Post time is 4:30 PM ET for this 6 furlong race. Porto d'Oro last ran on June 15, finishing 5th in a mile race at Prairie Meadows.

Torres Strait (filly; Birdstone - Maid of Gold by Tour d'Or) goes a mile on the Indiana Downs turf in race 1. Post time is 4:55 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight. Torres Strait has run twice, both times on the Indiana Downs turf. Last time out, he was second on June 15 while running a mile.

Jamies Solid Gold (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Jamie's Sunshine by Temperance Hill) debuts at 5.5 furlongs on the Colonial Downs turf in race 6. Post time is 7:20 PM ET. Jamies Solid Gold sold for $60,000 as a weanling, and is a half-sister to 2 winners.

New Worker

June 29

Afleet Alan (colt; Afleet Alex - Madrone by Doneraile Court) worked 3 furlongs in :37.67 at Belmont. Afleet Alan sold for $135,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of stakes-placed Madrone. Madrone was a debut winner at 2.

Also working 3 furlongs at Belmont was Cravin Caden (colt; Saint Liam - Lacie Girl by Editor's Note), who went in :38.84. Cravin Caden sold for $50,000 as a weanling, and $150,000 as a yearling. He is out of stakes winner Lacie Girl, who has produced 2 winners from 2 to run.

Returning Workers

June 29

Afleet Pegasus (colt; Afleet Alex - Countess Peggy by Fusaichi Pegasus) worked on the training track at Saratoga, 4 furlongs in :50.52.

Also working on the training track at Saratoga was Cascabella (filly; Afleet Alex - Island Rhythm by Skip Trial), who went 4 furlongs in :49.83.

Baby Afleet (colt; Afleet Alex - Dancen in the Sun by Regal Classic) worked 4 furlongs at Keeneland in :51.00.

At Churchill, She's a Fleet (filly; Afleet Alex - Society Gal by Linkage) went 4 furlongs in :50.60.

On the Saratoga training track, Almooriq (colt; Ghostzapper - Dash for Money by General Meeting) went 3 furlongs in :38.02.

Quick Breeze (filly; Ghostzapper - Quick Temper by A. P. Indy) worked 4 furlongs in :47.80 at Churchill.

Deanaallen'skitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Miss Carmella (IRE) by Carmelite House), Kaila Ann's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - One Lucky Storm by Tale of the Cat), and Raise the Kitty (filly; Kitten's Joy - Elevate by Cox's Ridge) worked 4 furlongs on the Saratoga training track in Deanallen'skitten went in :51.01, Kaila Ann's Kitten in :49.93, and Raise the Kitty in :50.23.

Looks Purrrfect (colt; Kitten's Joy - On Broadway by Rubiano) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 at Arlington Park.

Working 3 furlongs on the Saratoga training track was Furious Run (colt; Rock Hard Ten - One Dream Cat by Storm Cat), who recorded a time of :38.67.

Honor the Hero (colt; Saint Liam - Are You Up by Eagle Eyed) worked 4 furlongs in :49.20 at Keeneland.

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Nancyb

Overall, how are the Smarty Jones offspring doing?  Doesn't look too great yet but I won't give up on my favorite

30 Jun 2009 12:50 AM
Greg J.

Nancy,

   One of my favorites(Along with Rockland, Can't wait for his return!), "Ritzy Jones" is racing on July 4th at Philadelphia Park in an Allowance (Race 8).  He came in fourth last time out(05/22), Four races, 1 win, 1 second, Hope he does well and stays safe.

30 Jun 2009 10:18 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

Nancyb - Overall, Smarty Jones has had 55 starters, 28 winners, 1 stakes winner, and 2 stakes placers.

Although we are not following his 2009 2-year olds, we did happen to catch the impressive debut win of Backdraft, a half-brother to grade II winner Bsharpsonata on June 11. He is expected to make his next start in the Bashford Manor (gr. III) at Churchill Downs on July 3.

30 Jun 2009 12:57 PM

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