Twinspires.com doesn't carry Colonial, so I was unable to watch any of the prelims for this one. Polish Dance (Dance With Ravens - One Tough Number by Polish Numbers) was scratched. Ally Bear (Gators N Bears - Nautical But Nice by Helmsman), the only filly with 2 wins coming into the Tippett, was favored. Maddie's Odyssey (Kitten's Joy - Personal Odyssey by Lemon Drop Kid) was a respectable 5-1. Oceans of Honey (Indian Ocean - Trust Me Honey by Halo's Image) took the early lead, followed by Gold Forest (Teton Forest - Trouble With Mary by Touch Gold) and Ally Bear. Maddie's Odyssey was near the back at this point. Oceans of Honey continued to lead and spurted away from the field, as both Gold Forest and Ally Bear dropped back. Taking a Chance (Stephen Got Even - Coquettish by Not For Love) made it interesting, closing a lot of ground late, but Oceans of Honey held on. Maddie's Odyssey was moving late as well, and just got up for third. She's the first blacktype performer for her sire Kitten's Joy. Watch the Replay.
Result: July 25, 2009
Colonial Downs Race 9
|Oceans of Honey
|Taking a Chance
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Biofuels Past Manners
Manners (Rock Hard Ten - Turkana by Deputy Minister) race at Woodbine was taken off the turf. Playing for Fun (Action This Day - Saucy Success by Cherokee Run) and Silent Wisper (Wando - Silent Course by Trajectory) were scratched, while MTO entrant Biofuel (Stormin Fever - Ms. Cornstalk by Indian Charlie) drew into the field. The public had trouble deciding between Honey Crisp (Pulpit - Ginger Gold by Golden Gear) and Bianco Tartufo (Unbridled's Song - Stop Traffic by Cure the Blues). Favoritism went to Bianco Tartufo at post time. Most of the fillies were well-behaved, except Tasha's Alibi (Closing Argument - Hold the Lime by Saint Ballado), who was acting up in the paddock, agitated in the warm-up, and caused a delay with the load, as she was backed out and reloaded. Honey Crisp broke on top, with Biofuel and Manners close up. Unchecked Soul (Perfect Soul (IRE) - Unchecked by Unbridled) was off slowly and never really got involved. Honey Crisp gave in quickly, as Manners came up the inside and Biofuel the outside. Bianco Tartufo, who was off a little slow, was also getting involved. Manners began to tire, as Biofuel pulled away for the win over Bianco Tartufo. Lantana Lady (Lion Heart - Modest Melody by Unbridled's Song) made up some ground late to pick up third. Manners tired to 6th. Watch the Replay.
Result: July 25, 2009
Woodbine Race 4
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3-year old Stakes Results July 25
Tasty Temptation (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Parisia by Tethra) sat off the pace and then came running late up the inside, to take the 1 1/4 mile Wonder Where Stakes on the Woodbine turf. Retraceable (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Embraceable by Dehere) pressed the pace, but tired to finish 8th. Read more about the Wonder Where here.
Floating On Air (filly; Peace Rules - Charmie's Secret by Secret Hello) closed well in the Inaugural Stakes at Columbus, ending up just a neck behind the winner in second.
Dancin Perfect (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Dancewiththebride by Belong to Me) was in a good position throughout in the Matron Handicap on the Evangeline Downs turf, rallied outside and finished third. Watch the Replay.
Livin Lovin (filly; Birdstone - Nurse Margaret by Captain Bodgit) made a big move on the turn, but was outfinished late, finishing 5th in the 1 1/4 mile Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Belmont Park. To her credit, however, there wasn't much separating the top 5. Watch the Replay. Read more about the CCA Oaks here.
Other 3-year old Results July 25
Mein Fraulein (filly; Saarland - Adena's Girl by Personal Flag) beat everyone, but Lady's Laughter, and finished 2nd in her Allowance/Optional Claiming contest at Ellis Park.
Sensational Gold (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Flowing Melody by Eternal Prince) was part of the pace for most of her Maiden Special Weight, but tired late to finish 7th. Watch the Replay.
Bay Life (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Avalon Bay by Broad Brush) didn't run at all in his debut on the Delaware Park turf, trailing throughout. Give him another shot. Watch the Replay.
3-year old entries July 26
Doubleshotespresso (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Unbridled Soul by Unbridled) debuts in race 1 at Calder. Post time is 12:40 PM ET for this 6 furlong contest for 3, 4, and 5-year olds. Doubleshotespresso is out of the winning mare Unbridled Soul, who has produced the winner Spirito. Unbridled Soul is also the dam of the unraced Saint Liam colt Unbridled Saint.
Perfectly Pleasant (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Beaux Arts Ball by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) will go 7 furlongs in race 2 at Charles Town. Post time is 1:24 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight. Perfectly Pleasant is also entered in race 3 at Delaware Park on July 27, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Perfectly Pleasant finished 7th last time out, running 1 1/16 miles on the Delaware Park turf on July 6.
Glory Gold (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Gayla by Lord Gaylord) meets 6 in race 8 at Philadelphia Park. Post time is 3:22 PM ET for this Allowance contest. Glory Gold was most recently 4th in an Allowance race at Charles Town on July 2.
Prosecca (filly; Speightstown - Pink Champagne by Awesome Again) faces 8 in an Allowance/Optional Claiming contest at Charles Town, race 8. Post time is 3:48 PM ET for this 4.5 furlong contest. Prosecca last ran on June 7, finishing 11th in the Oakley Stakes at Colonial Downs.
Miracle Baby (filly; Smarty Jones - Heritage of Gold by Gold Legend) goes in race 8 at Ellis Park, a mile Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 4:38 PM ET. Miracle Baby has run 5 times without placing. She most recently finished 10th at Churchill Downs on June 12.
Lovesmelovesmenot (gelding; Congaree - Casanova Consort by Silver Ghost) faces 8 at a mile at Presque Isle Downs in race 1. Post time is 5:30 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight. Lovesmelovesmenot was 4th in his last race, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight on June 28.
Cedros (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Wayward Bound by Mr. Prospector) will go 1 1/6 miles on the Del Mar turf in race 10. Post time is 9:30 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight. Cedros has run twice on the Churchill Downs turf without placing.
3-year old entries July 27
Port Morsbey (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Rendezvous Point by Kingmambo) makes his third start in race 4 at Philadelphia Park. Post time is 1:38 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight at a mile on the turf. Last time out, he was 7th on the Philadelphia Park turf on July 19.
As mentioned above, Perfectly Pleasant (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Beaux Arts Ball by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) is entered in race 3 at Delaware Park on July 27, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 2:09 PM ET. Perfectly Pleasant finished 7th last time out, running 1 1/16 miles on the Delaware Park turf on July 6.
Run Smart One (colt; Smarty Jones - Literary Light by Ide) faces 11 in a Starter Allowance at Delaware Park, race 8. Post time is 4:24 PM ET for this mile and 70 yard contest. Run Smart One has won 2 races in a row, and 4 overall.
French Dip (filly; Speightstown - Mayo On the Side by French Deputy) goes 5 furlongs on the turf at Delaware Park in race 9, an Allowance/Optional Claiming event. Post time is 4:51 PM ET. French Dip finished 3rd last time out, running 6 furlongs at Delaware Park. She has never run on turf.
Alex's Sis Casey (filly; Afleet Alex - Pose by Nureyev) went 4 furlongs in :48.07 at Philadelphia Park. She is a half-sister to 2 winners. Her dam is a half-sister to grade III winner Adhocracy.
Elusive Grace (Afleet Alex - Be Elusive by With Approval) went 2 furlongs in :23.60 at Lone Star. Elusive Grace is out of stakes winner Be Elusive, who earned $144,151. Be Elusive has produced 3 winners, including Elusive Thunder, a stakes winner at 2.
New to this blog, La Gran Bailadora (filly; Afleet Alex - Affirmed Dancer by Affirmed) worked 4 furlongs in :49.40 at Keeneland. She is out of the stakes winner Affirmed Dancer, who has produced 2 winners, including stakes winner Affirmed Cat.
Afleet Alan (colt; Afleet Alex - Madrone by Doneraile Court) went 4 furlongs in :51.90 at Belmont.
At Charles Town, Alex a Fortiori (colt; Afleet Alex - Channel Crossing by Deputy Minister) worked 5 furlongs in 1:06.00.
Bunky (colt; Afleet Alex - Madam Lagonza by Kingmambo) worked at Saratoga, 5 furlongs in 1:01.85.
Working 4 furlongs at the Thoroughbred Center was Macedon (colt; Afleet Alex - True Love by Affirmed), who recorded a time of :52.60 on a muddy track.
At Del Mar, Vivacious Anna (filly; Afleet Alex - Petite Chatte by Storm Cat) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.20.
Also at Del Mar, Ghost Shadow (filly; Ghostzapper - Gracious Living by Pleasant Colony) went 4 furlongs in :51.00.
Grecian Maiden (filly; Ghostzapper - Willa On the Move by Two Punch) worked at Fair Hill, 5 furlongs in 1:01.40.
At Belmont, Dean's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Summer Theatre by Ide) worked 4 furlongs in :48.93.
Keith's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Silent Emotion by Ghazi) worked 4 furlongs at the Evangeline Training Center in :51.39.
Shrimp Dancer (colt; Kitten's Joy - Formal Dancer by Formal Gold) worked at Belmont, 4 furlongs in :49.41.
Katrina Katrina (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Body by Katrina by Wild Zone) went 5 furlongs in 1:00.74 at Philadelphia Park.
At Louisiana Downs, Lujack (colt; Rock Hard Ten - To the Rainbow (FR) by Rainbow Quest) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.00.
Tenacious Traci (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Treize by Alysheba) worked 5 furlongs at Bowie in 1:03.40.
At Keeneland, Zori's Eye (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Congratulations by Mercedes Won) went 4 furlongs in :49.80. It was her first work since finishing 2nd at Arlington on July 15.
Cravin Caden (colt; Saint Liam - Lacie Girl by Editor's Note) worked at Belmont, 4 furlongs in :50.47.
Working 4 furlongs at Saratoga was Christmas for Liam (colt; Saint Liam - Gone for Christmas by Gone West), who went in :48.83.
Hazards of Love (colt; Saint Liam - Spring Rush by Wild Rush) worked 4 furlongs in :50.60 at Churchill Downs.
Saintly Ways (filly; Saint Liam - Visual Art by Deputy Minister) worked at Keeneland, 3 furlongs in :39.40.
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