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Octogarian (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Coronda Rose by Coronado's Quest), impressive debut winner on July 9 at Hollywood Park, is expected to make her next start in the Sorrento Stakes on August 7 at Del Mar.

Curly worked at Arlington Park, 4 furlongs in :53.00.

Saviour Screens Feather Nestin'

The two experienced horses, Australis Princess (Werblin - Polish Words by Quiet American) and Tapaline (Eavesdropper - Desert Dream by Olympio) took most of the attention at the windows. Feather Nestin' (Saint Liam - Prairie Princess by Rocky Mountain) was getting no respect, 47-1 when the gates opened. To my eyes, Screen Saviour (Hook and Ladder - Screen Happy by Brunswick) looked good, while Suavecito (Holy Bull - Stop the Meeting by General Meeting) was looking very lively. Everyone was fairly well composed in the warm-up, just a little fuss on loading. Feather Nestin' broke well and went to the lead, but she had company from Suavecito. Those two went pretty quick the first quarter, :22.29. Screen Saviour came up the inside and went by the two pacesetters. They stuck around for awhile, but tired. Suavecito ended up 6th and Feather Nestin' was 8th (last). Tapaline chased Screen Saviour home, but couldn't catch her. It was a long way back to Australis Princess in third. Bailzee (Grand Slam - Golden Gale by Summer Squall) was scratched. Even though Feather Nestin' ended up last, it wasn't a bad debut since she set the early pace. Watch the Replay.

Result: July 22, 2009
Belmont Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

Screen Saviour $19.80
$8.20
$3.80
Tapaline  
$4.40
$2.70
Australis Princess  
$2.40

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Tactition is A Studley friendforlucy

July 23, 2009
Arlington Park Race 1
Maiden Claiming ($25,000)

5 furlongs
2-year olds
Post Time: 2:00 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Inclusivity
2. Tie Score
3. Tactition
4. Afriendforlucy
5. Fair Oak
6. Security Breach
7. Ride Cowboy Ride
8. Studley
9. Your in for Half

Tactition (Afleet Alex - Natural Carma by Valiant Nature) returns after finishing 9th first time out at Arlington Park on June 21. In that race, he broke into an opponent at the start and didn't run much after that (Watch the Replay). He's had several works at Arlington since then, including a 3 furlong work in :38.40 on July 21. 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 17 runners have made 28 total starts, recording 7 seconds, 3 thirds, and $54,129.

By far the most experienced horse in the race is Ride Cowboy Ride (Posse - Colleague by Cherokee Run), who has already run 6 times. He has finished 2nd twice and third once. Most recently, he finished 2nd at River Downs on July 14. No offense to any River Downs' folks, but even though that was a Maiden Special and this is a Maiden Claiming, I would consider this a step up in class. Ride Cowboy Ride sold for $42,000 as a weanling, and is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Colleague. Colleague won two races at 2.

Studley (Stormin Fever - Green Light by Sheikh Albadou (GB)) has run twice, finishing 5th at Keeneland on April 23, and 4th on a sloppy track at Colonial Downs on June 5. Studley, who sold for $20,000 as a yearling, is out of stakes winner Green Light, who earned $196,793. Green Light is the dam of three winners, including stakes winners Run the Light and Light Green. Light Green, who is a 3-year old filly by Pleasantly Perfect, won the Fall Aspen Stakes in May. One of Studley's siblings won at 2.

Another veteran of 2 races is Afriendforlucy (Southern Image - Sensational Eyes by Roman Majesty), who was 7th on May 29 and 4th on June 20. Both races were at 4.5 furlongs at Churchill Downs. Stakes winner Sensational Eyes, dam of Afriendforlucy, earned $126,475. Sensational Eyes has produced 3 winners, including grade III winner Saintly Look. Two of Afriendforlucy's siblings won at 2, including Saintly Look.

Fair Oak (Forest Camp - Amity by Afleet) has run once, finishing 9th at Arlington Park on July 9, while running 4.5 furlongs. He is out of stakes-placed Amity, who earned $100,438 in her career. Amity has produced 3 winners, 2 of which won at 2.

The remaining entrants are unraced, including Inclusivity (Include - Cherie Baby by Ogygian), who sold for $16,000 as a 2-year old. He is a half-brother to 3 winners, and his dam, Cherie Baby, is a half-sister to grade III winner Aucilla.

Tie Score (Even the Score - Very Classy Lady by Mountain Cat) is out of the winning mare Very Classy Lady, who has produced 2 winners from 2 to run. Very Classy Lady is a half-sister to 5 winners.

Security Breach (Southern Image - Maltese Lovers by Thunder Gulch) is a half-brother to stakes-placed Superb Ravi, who has earned $142,461 through 2009. Their dam, Maltese Lovers, is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Your in for Half (Snuck In - Dead Ender by Ends Well) is out of the winning mare Dead Ender. Dead Ender has produced 7 winners from 7 to run, including stakes-placed Smoky Prince. One of Your in for Half's siblings won at 2.

My Alexis will Maneuver to be a Florida Queen

July 23, 2009
Calder Race 6
Maiden Claiming ($12,500)

4.5 furlongs
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 3:14 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Florida Queen
2. Another Regret
3. Heaven's Host
4. Lucky Sofia
5. Don't Wink
6. My Alexis
7. Dayanara's Secret
8. Maneuver
9. T. S. Fay
10. Fappie's Princess
AE Lady Gibson
AE Nuff Said P Y T

My Alexis (Afleet Alex - Saint's Play by Saint Ballado), who sold for $150,000 as a yearling, debuts at Calder. She has been working there for several months, including a 4 furlong work on July 17 in :37.00. My Alexis is the first foal out of the winning mare Saint's Play. Saint's Play is a half-sister to 2 winners, including grade I winner Marsh Side. Marsh Side has earned $1,672,206 through 2009, and most recently finished 6th in the Man o'War Stakes (gr. I). Afleet Alex's 17 runners have made 28 total starts, recording 7 seconds, 3 thirds, and $54,129.

Dayanara's Secret (Safe in the U S A - Beautiful Spy by Many a Wish) and Don't Wink (Omega Code - Wha'pa by Victory Gallop) met on July 3 at Calder in a 5.5 furlong race. Dayanara's Secret was 2nd and Don't Wink was 5th. Dayanara's Secret has made four additional starts at Calder, including a fourth-place finish on June 26. She is out of the winning mare Beautiful Spy. Beautiful Spy was a winner at 2 and earned $107,790 overall. Beautiful Spy has produced the winner See I A, a winner at 2, who is a full-brother to Dayanara's Secret. Don't Wink was 6th in her only other start, on June 5 at Calder. Don't Wink is the first foal out of the placed mare Wha'pa. Wha'pa is a half-sister to 4 winners.

Another Regret (Cashel Castle - Ensign Helen by Blue Ensign) finished 7th on June 26 at Calder, behind Dayanara's Secret. Previously, she was 6th at Calder on May 25. Another Regret is out of the winning mare Ensign Helen, who was a winner at 2. Ensign Helen has produced 4 winners, including 3 that won at 2.

T. S. Fay (Monashee Mountain - Mayeta by Well Decorated) has run twice at 4.5 furlongs at Calder, on July 5 and July 12, and finished 9th both times. She is a half-sister to one winner. Her dam, Mayeta, is a full-sister to one winner, and a half-sister to 3 winners.

Fappie's Princess (Fappie's Notebook - Joy Princess by It's Freezing) was 3rd in her only start, a 5 furlong race at Calder on June 25. Fappie's Princess is out of the winning mare Joy Princess, who was a winner at 2. Joy Princess has produced 5 winners, 3 of which won at 2.

Maneuver (Concorde's Tune - Waitryst (NZ) by Bassenthwaite (GB)) has also run once, finishing 6th in a 5 furlong race at Calder on July 2. She is out of grade I stakes-placed Waitryst, a winner at 2. Waitryst has produced 2 winners, both of which one at 2.

The remaining fillies in the main body of the race are unraced.

Florida Queen (Dawn Quixote - Birdie's Sister by Proud Birdie) is out of the winning mare Birdie's Sister, who was a winner at 2. Birdie's Sister has produced one winner, who did win at 2. Birdie's Sister is a half- or full-sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Flying Birdie.

Heaven's Host (Burning Roma - Heaven's Run by Septieme Ciel) is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Akatsakat. Two of Heaven's Host's siblings won at 2.

Lucky Sofia (Double Honor - Wavy Lake by Salt Lake) is a half-sister to the winner Sea Sparkler. Her dam, Wavy Lake, is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Strike Three.

On the AE list for this race are Lady Gibson (Gibson County - Lady Janell by Copelan) and Nuff Said P Y T (Wheelaway - Big Fat Moose by Citidancer). Lady Gibson has been running at Woodbine. She finished 6th on May 29, 7th on June 12, and 9th on June 25 at that track. Lady Gibson is out of the winning mare Lady Janell, who did win at 2. Lady Janell has produced 4 winners from 5 to run, including 2 full-siblings to Lady Gibson. Three of Lady Gibson's sibling won at 2. Unraced Nuff Said P Y T is out of the winning mare Big Fat Moose, a debut winner at 2. Big Fat Moose has produced the winner Boot the Bull.

3-year old entries July 23

Austons Sure Cure (colt; Saarland - Miss Marta by Cure the Blues) and Arabian Peace (gelding; Peace Rules - Memory Rock by Sheikh Albadou (GB)) meet on the Presque Isle Downs Tapeta in race 8. Post time is 8:25 PM ET for this mile Allowance race. Austons Sure Cure and Arabian Peace finished 2nd and 3rd in a mile Allowance race at Presque Isle on July 3, it was the most recent effort for both.

Stark's A Smarty (filly; Smarty Jones - A Stark Is Born by Graustark) faces 6 in a Maiden Special Weight at Canterbury Park, race 2. Post time is 8:28 PM ET for this 5.5 furlong contest. Stark's A Smarty has run once, finishing 5th at 5.5 furlongs at Canterbury on July 5.

New Worker

July 22

Angels in Arms (filly; Saint Liam - Mayfield by Exploit) worked at Delaware Park, 3 furlongs in :37.40. Angels in Arms is out of the winning mare Mayfield, who has produced the winner Telluride.

Returning Workers

July 22

Dublin (colt; Afleet Alex - Classy Mirage by Storm Bird) worked on the training track at Saratoga, 5 furlongs in 1:03.44.

Also working on the training track at Saratoga was Magic Bullet (colt; Afleet Alex - Magical Mood (GB) by Forestry), who went 4 furlongs in :51.02.

Pugaboo (colt; Afleet Alex - Incircle Miss by Dayjur) worked from the gate at Delaware Park, 4 furlongs in :48.60.

Almooriq (colt; Ghostzapper - Dash for Money by General Meeting) worked on the turf training track at Saratoga, 5 furlongs in :51.67.

Also working on the turf training track at Saratoga were Frankie Cal (colt; Ghostzapper - Lady Shari by Judge T C) and Crimson Glory (filly; Ghostzapper - Buy the Sport by Devil's Bag), who went 3 furlongs in :37.88. Crimson Glory is entered in a turf race at Belmont on Friday, July 24.

At Keeneland, Hunter's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Computer Hacker by Lear Fan) went 3 furlongs in :36.00.

Best Actor (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Dance for Dixie by Unaccounted For) worked 4 furlongs in :49.40 at Arlington.

Working 5 furlongs in 1:02.43 on the training track at Saratoga was Doubles Partner (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Serena's Sister by Rahy).

At Del Mar, Take a Hard Look (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Arjunand by Diesis (GB)) worked 4 furlongs in :47.60.

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