Draw a Blank in Secret Code with Nita's Magic

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July 1, 2009
Presque Isle Downs Race 1
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 5:30 PM ET

P Horse
1. Nita's Magic
2. Wild Hare
3. Everybody Lies
4. Sefas Dynasty
5. My Secret Code
6. One Would Think
7. Golden Guilder
8. Draw a Blank
9. Zilva
10. Our Gala Place
11. Golden Girl Glory
12. Two Wonders

Draw a Blank (Saint Liam - Forget About It (IRE) by Be My Guest), who finished a good 3rd after dueling early in her 4.5 furlong debut at Presque Isle Downs on June 14 (Watch the Replay), returns to run 5 furlongs at that track. She has worked once since that start, going 5 furlongs at Presque Isle on June 25 in 1:01.00. Draw a Blank sold for $25,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Forget About It. Forget About It has produced 4 winners, including stakes winners Parole Board and Remain Silent. Saint Liam has had 7 starters which have run 8 total times, recording two thirds.

Dueling with Draw a Blank in that June 14 start was Golden Guilder (Aptitude - Ruby Rubles by Scarlet Ibis), who finished 2nd (behind the Kitten's Joy filly, Maddie's Odyssey). Grade III winner Ruby Rubles, dam of Golden Guilder, earned $475,547 and was a winner at 2. Ruby Rubles has produced stakes-placed Chelsea Barton, who was a winner at 2.

Also returning from the June 14 race are One Would Think (Macho Uno - The Real Jewel by El Prado (IRE)), who was 4th, Sefas Dynasty (Leelanau - Upon a Thron by Sefapiano), who was 5th, and Nita's Magic (David Copperfield - Canberra by Silver Hawk), who finished 7th. One Would Think is the first foal out of the winning mare The Real Jewel, a winner at 2, who earned $128,385 overall. The Real Jewel is a half-sister to 4 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Ormsby County. Sefas Dynasty is out of stakes winner Upon a Thron, who won 5 stakes races at 2. Overall, Upon a Thron earned $324,089 in 17 starts. She is a half-sister to stakes winner Karate Miss. Nita's Magic is out of the winning mare Canberra, who has produced 5 winners. Three of Nita's Magic's siblings won at 2.

Wild Hare (Wild Zone - Rabbit by Clever Trick) is a veteran of three races, all at 4.5 furlongs. She was 3rd at Keeneland on April 4, 2nd at Woodbine on May 10, and 3rd at Presque Isle Downs on May 29. Wild Hare is out of the winning mare Rabbit. Rabbit has produced 4 winners, including 2-year old winner Wascally Wabbit.

Everybody Lies (Yes It's True - Southern Musical by Southern Halo) has run twice, both times at Churchill Downs. She was 4th at 4.5 furlongs on May 10, and 10th at 5.5 furlongs on June 5. A $30,000 yearling, Everybody Lies is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Everlasting Beauty. One of Everybody Lies' siblings won at 2.

The remaining fillies are unraced.

My Secret Code (Omega Code - Basque N the Storm by Mystery Storm) is out of the winning mare Basque N the Storm, who won 4 races at 2, and who earned $149,005 overall. Basque N the Storm has produced three winners, including stakes winner Code Runner, a full-brother to My Secret Code. All three of her winning offspring won at 2, and two were debut winners, including Code Runner.

Zilva (Successful Appeal - Spellmaker by Storm Cat) is out of the winning mare Spellmaker. Spellmaker is a half-sister to 3 winners, and a full-sister to stakes-placed Watching.

Our Gala Place (Out of Place - Gala Fantasy by Rollicking) is out of the winning mare Gala Fantasy, who has produced 4 winners. One of Our Gala Place's siblings won at 2.

Golden Girl Glory (Ray of Gold - Ramona Girl by Kris S.) is out of the winning mare Ramona Girl, who has produced the winner Princess Mona. Ramona Girl is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Van Gogh.

Two Wonders (Three Wonders - Royal Advantage by Regal Classic) is the second foal of the winning mare Royal Advantage. Royal Advantage's first foal, Mystical Mount, was a winner at 2, and also stakes-placed that year.

3-year old Results June 30

Col. Wease (gelding; Birdstone - Tango Red by High Brite) closed well to pick up second in his Starter Allowance at Philadelphia Park. Watch the Replay.

Porto d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Above the Harbor by Petionville) stalked the pace, but weakened late, finishing 5th in her Maiden Special Weight at Prairie Meadows. Watch the Replay.

Jamies Solid Gold (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Jamie's Sunshine by Temperance Hill) broke slowly and was never much involved in her debut on the Colonial Downs turf, trailing the whole way round. Watch the Replay.

Torres Strait (filly; Birdstone - Maid of Gold by Tour d'Or) didn't run much in her Maiden Special Weight on the turf at Indiana Downs, finishing 9th. Watch the Replay.

3-year old Entries July 1

Pitched Perfectly (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Musical Minister by Deputy Minister) goes in the 1 1/8 mile Don Jack Stakes on the inner turf at Belmont. Eight contest this one, and Pitched Perfectly breaks from the outside post around 2:04 PM ET. Pitched Perfectly has a record of 2 wins and 1 second in 7 starts, with earnings of $77,595. In his most recent start, he was 8th in the Spend a Buck Stakes at Monmouth on May 30. Pitched Perfectly has never run on the turf.

Persian (gelding; Peace Rules - Lady Cheryl by Williamstown), who finally broke his maiden last time out on June 6 at Churchill Downs, returns to face winners at Delaware Park. Post time is 4:51 PM ET for this Allowance/Optional Claiming event. Like Persian's maiden win, this one is at 5 furlongs on the turf.

Gatwick (gelding; Speightstown - Beauty Halo (ARG) by Southern Halo) faces 5 in a Maiden Special Weight at Hastings, race 3. Post time is 5:24 PM ET for this 6.5 furlong contest. Gatwick has run twice and finished second twice, most recently on May 31 at Hastings, while running 6.5 furlongs.

New Workers

June 29

Pacific Ocean (colt - Ghostzapper - Miss Salsa by Unbridled) worked 3 furlongs in :38.44 on the Saratoga training track. Pacific Ocean, a $300,000 yearling, is a half-brother to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Salsa Star. His dam, Miss Salsa, is a half-sister to stakes winner and sire Mutakddim.

Also working 3 furlongs in :38.44 on the training track at Saratoga was Upgrade (colt; Saint Liam - Emily Ring by Fit to Fight). Upgrade sold for $170,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Emily Ring. Emily Ring earned $363,125 in a 33 race career. She has produced the winner Pearl Ring.

Returning Workers

June 30

Afleet Again (colt; Afleet Alex - Lucky Again by Wild Again) worked at Philadelphia Park, 5 furlongs in 1:02.31.

Also at Philadelphia Park, Delaney's d'Lite (colt; Afleet Alex - Dame d'Loc by Mt. Livermore) went 4 furlongs in :51.45.

Working 4 furlongs at Monmouth was Remarkable Rocket (filly; Afleet Alex - Bold World by Fortunate Prospect), who went in :48.60.

Ruthville (filly; Afleet Alex - Ruthian by Rahy) worked 4 furlongs in :51.00 at Keeneland.

At Monmouth, Ghost Town Kat (filly; Ghostzapper - Keeneland Kat by Hennessy) went 4 furlongs in :48.80.

Zori's Eye (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Congratulations by Mercedes Won) worked at Keeneland, 4 furlongs in :50.40.

Gaelic Will (colt; Saint Liam - Golf Girl by Kingmambo) worked 3 furlongs at Monmouth, recording a time of :40.00.

Hey Big Rhonda (filly; Saint Liam - All Hollywood by War Chant), who was scratched from a race at Prairie Meadows on June 27, went 3 furlongs in :36.36 at that track.

At Monmouth, Nicetoseey'again (colt; Saint Liam - O K to Dance by With Approval) went 4 furlongs in :49.00.

At Churchill Downs, Lu Lu Mess (filly; Saint Liam - Battenkill by Rahy) went 3 furlongs in :38.80.

Saintly Seoul (colt; Saint Liam - Seoul by Deputy Minister) worked 4 furlongs in :48.80 at Santa Anita.

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sophiekea

I think if Col. Wease wasnt running in the middle of the track he would have won today. I think he ran about a half mile further than the rest. 2nd isnt shabby.

30 Jun 2009 9:25 PM

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