Pool Bashes Cuqui's Love

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Sorry it's taken me awhile to post the result for Cuqui's Love, I was off yesterday to make-up for working the July 4 holiday.

News and Notes

Our old buddy Curly (2005 colt; Gulch - Fount by Kris S.) was back on the worktab, going 3 furlongs in :38.60 at Arlington Park on July 6.

Pool Bashes Cuqui's Love

Cuqui's Love (Afleet Alex - Chilukki Cat by Storm Cat) was the favorite for this one, run on a sloppy track. Also receiving attention at the windows was Pool Bash (David Copperfield - Cast of Characters by Event of the Year), the 3-race veteran, who was adding blinkers. She was on her toes in the paddock, while Mind Ruler (Roman Ruler - Gentle Mind by Seattle Slew) was a little aggravated. Cuqui's Love looked good in the warm-up. As they were loading, Mind Ruler broke through the gate. She ran one way, and then turned back the other way. For a moment, I thought that she might run into the gate, but she wasn't stupid and stopped. A man standing outside the fence thought he had her, but no, she wheeled and took off again. Finally, an outrider grabbed her. She passed the vet check and everybody loaded up again. Mind Ruler almost got away again, but not this time. Magical Tiger (Roar of the Tiger - Magical Promise by Montbrook) broke on top, with Mind Ruler pressing. Cuqui's Love was in a good position in third. She came up the inside to take the lead, as Mind Ruler stayed in second. But, Pool Bash went by them all on the outside. Cuqui's Love finished a good second. Mi Nieta Yaniliz (Kafwain - Shar's Smile by Peaks and Valleys) just nipped Mind Ruler at the wire to take third. Liberty Land (Teton Forest - Homecoming by Pulpit) was scratched. Watch the Replay (July 6, race 7).

Result: July 6, 2009
Camarero Race 7
Maiden Special Weight

Pool Bash $7.40
Cuqui's Love  
Mi Nieta Yaniliz  

3-year old Results

July 6

Run Carly Run (filly; Speightstown - Royal Sweep by End Sweep) was bumped by the eventual winner in her Starter Allowance race at Delaware, and had to settle for second. Watch the Replay.

French Dip (filly; Speightstown - Mayo On the Side by French Deputy) finished third after setting the pace in her Allowance/Optional Claiming contest at Delaware. Watch the Replay.

Perfectly Pleasant (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Beaux Arts Ball by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) raced close for a half, but faded to 7th in her Maiden Special Weight on the Delaware turf. Watch the Replay.

Double Espresso (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Second Strike by Fast Play) raced wide, and then tired to 10th after checking in the Indiana Downs Distaff Stakes. Watch the Replay.

July 7

Run Smart One (colt; Smarty Jones - Literary Light by Ide) won a mile and 70 yard Claiming race at Delaware Park by a neck. Watch the Replay.

July 8

Congaway (filly; Congaree - Fleeting Ways by Afleet) finished 4th in a Maiden Special Weight scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the turf, but run on the sloppy main track. Watch the Replay.

3-year old Entries July 9

Pleasantlysurprise (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Royal Bandita by Royal Roberto) faces Illinois-breds in his Maiden Special Weight at Arlington. Post time is 2:00 PM ET for this 1 1/16 mile contest. This will be Pleasantlysurprise's 2nd start. First time out, he was 6th at Arlington on June 13, while running 1 1/16 miles.

Medaglia d'Onore (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Always Ready by Dixieland Band) and Perfect Footprint (gelding; Pleasantly Perfect - Pedicure by Mr. Prospector) try the turf at Calder in race 7, a 1 1/16 mile Allowance race at 3:44 PM ET. Medaglia d'Onore has run 11 times, recording one win and 2 seconds, and has never run on the turf. Perfect Footprint has run twice, breaking his maiden last time out at a mile and a sixteenth at Calder on June 13. He has also never run on the turf.

Legacy and Lace (filly; Saarland - Preservation Hall by Dixieland Band) faces 6 in a Maiden Special Weight at Pleasanton, race 6. Post time is 6:23 PM ET for this mile and 70 yard contest. Legacy and Lace last ran on June 7 at Golden Gate, finishing 5th.

Smart Sugar (filly; Smarty Jones - Ashraaf by Deputy Minister) goes in race 9 at Pleasanton, a Starter Allowance Race at 6 furlongs. Post time is 7:53 PM ET for this contest for 3-year olds and up. Smart Sugar broke her maiden in her most recent start, running 5.5 furlongs at Golden Gate on May 14.

Original Ink (colt; Speightstown - Red n'Gold by Tabasco Cat) and stakes-placed Runningforspeight (colt; Speightstown - Intrigued by Lord At War (ARG)) meet at Presque Isle Downs in race 7. Post time is 8:00 PM ET for this 6 furlong Allowance race. Original Ink was 2nd last time out, running 6 furlongs in an Allowance race on June 5 at Presque Isle Downs. Runningforspeight's last race was the Green Carpet Stakes on the River Downs turf on May 30, where he finished 5th.

Live the Dash (colt; Peace Rules - Western Resolve by West by West) takes on 9 in an Allowance race at Penn National, race 5. Post time is 8:23 PM ET for this 6 furlong race. Live the Dash has run once this year, finishing 2nd in a 5.5 furlong Allowance race at Monmouth on June 12.

New Worker

Dixie Rocks (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Dixie Doree by Dixie Brass) worked 3 furlongs in :37.30 at Stonebridge Farm. Dixie Rocks is out of the winning mare Dixie Doree, who earned $166,020 in her 20 race career. Dixie Doree has produced the winner Doree Daze from one to run.

Returning Workers

July 4

Lujack (colt; Rock Hard Ten - To the Rainbow (FR) by Rainbow Quest) worked 3 furlongs in :38.20 at the Benton Training Center.

July 6

Afleet Pegasus (colt; Afleet Alex - Countess Peggy by Fusaichi Pegasus) worked 4 furlongs from the gate at Saratoga, in :49.40.

At Keeneland, Go Ask Alex (filly; Afleet Alex - Dominique's Joy by Strawberry Road (AUS)) worked 4 furlongs in :53.00.

Viking Fleet (colt; Afleet Alex - Ellieonthemarch by Old Trieste) worked at Fort Erie, going 4 furlongs in :49.20.

Working 4 furlongs in :53.12 on the training track at Belmont was William Paley (colt; Afleet Alex - My Sweet Country by Bold Ruckus).

Deanaallen'skitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Miss Carmella (IRE) by Carmelite House) worked 3 furlongs in :37.88 on the turf training track at Saratoga.

Also working on the turf training track at Saratoga was Kaila Ann's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - One Lucky Storm by Tale of the Cat), who went 4 furlongs in :50.01.

At Belmont, Lisa's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Chianti Red by Woodman) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.15.

Looks Purrrfect (colt; Kitten's Joy - On Broadway by Rubiano) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.00 at Arlington Park.

Steve's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Cat's Prize by Golden Missile) worked at Keeneland, 4 furlongs in :50.60.

At Saratoga, Doubles Partner (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Serena's Sister by Rahy) worked 4 furlongs in :51.33.

Also at Saratoga, Furious Run (colt; Rock Hard Ten - One Dream Cat by Storm Cat) went 4 furlongs in :51.82.

Another working 4 furlongs at Saratoga was Shirley She Can (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Party Chatter by Pleasant Colony), who went in :50.44.

Havre de Grace (filly; Saint Liam - Easter Bunnette by Carson City) worked at Delaware Park, 5 furlongs in 1:01.00.

July 7

Afleet Again (colt; Afleet Alex - Lucky Again by Wild Again) worked from the gate at Philadelphia Park, 5 furlongs in 1:01.91.

Also working from the gate at Philadelphia Park was Delaney's d'Lite (colt; Afleet Alex - Dame d'Loc by Mt. Livermore), who went 4 furlongs in :49.41.

Working 5 furlongs from the gate at Monmouth was Remarkable Rocket (filly; Afleet Alex - Bold World by Fortunate Prospect), who recorded a time of 1:01.20.

Ruthville (filly; Afleet Alex - Ruthian by Rahy) worked from the gate at Keeneland, 4 furlongs in :49.60.

Tactition (colt; Afleet Alex - Natural Carma by Valiant Nature) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.40 at Arlington.

At Saratoga, Almooriq (colt; Ghostzapper - Dash for Money by General Meeting) worked 4 furlongs in :51.62.

Ghost Town Kat (filly; Ghostzapper - Keeneland Kat by Hennessy) worked 4 furlongs in :50.20 at Monmouth.

Muhaaseb (colt; Ghostzapper - Ticket to Houston by Houston) worked 3 furlongs in :38.93 at Saratoga.

Also at Saratoga, Pacific Ocean (colt - Ghostzapper - Miss Salsa by Unbridled) and Upgrade (colt; Saint Liam - Emily Ring by Fit to Fight) went 3 furlongs in :37.10.

Gaelic Will (colt; Saint Liam - Golf Girl by Kingmambo) worked at Monmouth, 4 furlongs in :48.00.

Also at Monmouth, Nicetoseey'again (colt; Saint Liam - O K to Dance by With Approval) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.20.

Working at Churchill was Westshore (colt; Saint Liam - Alexi Dancer by A. P. Indy), who went 4 furlongs in :49.40.

July 8

Working at Presque Isle was Self Reliance (filly; Afleet Alex - Grace Avenue by Metfield), who went 4 furlongs in :51.20.

At Keeneland, Crimson Glory (filly; Ghostzapper - Buy the Sport by Devil's Bag) worked 3 furlongs in :36.80.

Daddy Forty Nine (colt; Ghostzapper - Tuff Chick by Wild Again) worked 4 furlongs in :49.20 at Churchill Downs on a good track.

Hunter's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Computer Hacker by Lear Fan) and Painted Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Painted Pink by Conquistador Cielo) worked 3 furlongs at Keeneland, Hunter's Kitten in :36.80 and Painted Kitten in :37.00.

Zori's Eye (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Congratulations by Mercedes Won) went 4 furlongs at Keeneland in :49.60.

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