No Quarter Asked From Golden Ghost and Kratisto


No Quarter Asked from a Tough Talkin Lady or a Distinguished Gal

July 28, 2009
Philadelphia Park Race 1
Maiden Special Weight

4.5 furlongs
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 12:25 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Afillyation
2. Ben's Boots
3. No Quarter Asked
4. Distinguished Gal
5. Sovereign Hope
6. Tough Talkin Lady
7. Dirty Sweet

No Quarter Asked (Afleet Alex - Arpeggio by Dixie Brass) debuts at Philadelphia Park, where she worked 4 furlongs in :50.20 on June 30. All of the fillies in this one are unraced. No Quarter Asked is out of stakes winner Arpeggio, who was a winner and stakes-placed at 2. Overall, Arpeggio earned $298,436. She is the dam of the winner Karachi. Afleet Alex's 18 runners have made 31 total starts, recording 7 seconds, 3 thirds, and $54,589.

Distinguished Gal (Pollard's Vision - First Class Donna by Taylor's Special) and Tough Talkin Lady (Oratory - Bold Questor by Norquestor) are also by first-crop sires. Distinguished Gal, who sold for $20,000 as a yearling, is by Pollard's Vision. Pollard's Vision's 19 runners have made 40 combined starts, registering 6 wins, 4 seconds, 10 thirds, and $177,529. Two of his offspring won their debuts. Distinguished Gal is out of stakes-placed First Class Donna. First Class Donna has produced 6 winners from 6 to run, including stakes winner First Class Fever. First Class Fever won 3 races at 2, including the Channel Three Stakes. Oratory, sire of Tough Talkin Lady, has sired 9 runners who have run 20 total times, recording 4 wins, 1 second, 3 thirds, and $52,619. One of his offspring was a debut winner. Tough Talkin Lady's dam, Bold Questor, was a debut winner at 2, and has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, including stakes-placed Military Courage. Two of Tough Talkin Lady's siblings won at 2.

Selling for $100,000 as a yearling was Sovereign Hope (Strong Hope - Choose a Crown by Ogygian), who is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Apremont. Two of Sovereign Hope's siblings won at 2.

Ben's Boots (Louis Quatorze - Miss Boot Scoot by Fred Astaire), who sold for $32,000 as a yearling, is out of stakes-placed Miss Boot Scoot. Miss Boot Scoot was a winner and stakes-placed at 2. She has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner Call Me Clash. Two of her offspring won at 2.

Afillyation (Gimmeawink - Starinthemeadow by Meadowlake) brought $17,500 as a yearling, and is a half-sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed No Wonder. No Wonder was a winner at 2.

Dirty Sweet (Domestic Dispute - Toasty by Polish Numbers) sold for $15,000 as a yearling. She is the first foal out of the unraced mare Toasty. Toasty is a half-sister to the winner Burnt (another unraced sister is called Crust).

Golden Ghost and Kratisto Delaware Clash

July 28, 2009
Delaware Park Race 7
Maiden Special Weight

5.5 furlongs
2-year olds
Post Time: 3:57 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Mr. Bristol
2. Parthian
3. Hudson Steele
4. Golden Ghost
5. Winslow Homer
6. Cherokee Empire
7. Morumsco
8. Kratisto
9. Three Day Rush
10. Big D

Golden Ghost (Ghostzapper - Mandy's Gold by Gilded Time) and Kratisto (Afleet Alex - Torch by Risen Star) both make their second starts, going 5.5 furlongs at Delaware Park. Golden Ghost was 7th in his debut, running 5 furlongs on July 14 at Delaware. He was part of the early pace in that one (Watch the Replay). Grade I winner Mandy's Gold, dam of Golden Ghost, was a winner at 2, and earned $1,081,744. She is the dam of the Smarty Jones' 3-year old colt, Smarty's Gold (unplaced in 5 starts). Ghostzapper's 6 runners have made 7 total starts recording 1 second and $14,715. Kratisto finished 6th first time out, on June 29 at Delaware Park. He started slowly, but made up ground late, and galloped out strongly (Watch the Replay). The winner of that race, Phil's Prospect, won the Tyro Stakes on July 26 in his next start. Since his debut, Kratisto has recorded 2 works, including a gate work. Most recently, he went 3 furlongs in :35.60 on July 23. Kratisto sold for $130,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Torch. Torch was a winner at 2, and earned $485,016 in a 71 race career. Torch has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Morine's Victory. Afleet Alex's 18 runners have made 31 total starts, recording 7 seconds, 3 thirds, and $54,589.

Parthian (Giant's Causeway - Inny River by Seattle Slew) and Cherokee Empire (Cherokee Run - Top Marks by Marquetry) finished 3rd and 4th in Kratisto's debut on June 29. Parthian also finished 3rd on June 10 and May 20, both times at Delaware. Parthian sold for $200,000 as a weanling and $300,000 as a 2-year old. He is a half-brother to 6 winners, including stakes winner Welcome Inn and group II winner Montgomery's Arch. Three of Parthian's siblings won at 2. Cherokee Empire was also 4th in his only other start, on a muddy Monmouth Park track on June 20. Cherokee Empire sold for $125,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of stakes winner Top Marks. Top Marks has produced 2 winners, including stakes-placed Dean's List. One of Cherokee Empire's siblings was a winner at 2.

The remaining entrants are unraced, including Winslow Homer (Unbridled's Song - Summer Raven by Summer Squall), who brought $310,000 as a yearling. Summer Raven, dam of Winslow Homer, won 2 races at 2, including the Tempted Stakes (gr. III). Winslow Homer is her first foal.

Three Day Rush (Harlan's Holiday - Predictress by Vicar) sold for $57,000 as a weanling and $270,000 as a yearling. He is out of the unraced mare Predictress. Predictress is a half-sister to 6 winners, including grade II winner Prophet's Warning.

Big D (Tapit - Beguile by Prince Sabo (GB)), who sold for $17,000 as a yearling, and is a half-brother to the winner Finessing. Finessing was a debut winner at 2.

Mr. Bristol (Gone West - Purrfectly by Storm Cat) is out of the winning mare Purrfectly. Purrfectly is the dam of grade II winner Santa Catarina and one other winner. Santa Catarina was a winner and stakes-placed at 2, and earned $645,260 overall.

Hudson Steele (Johannesburg - Strike the Sky by Smart Strike) is out of the winning mare Strike the Sky, who has produced 2 winners from 2 to run.

Morumsco (Not For Love - Rich Legacy by Polish Numbers) is a half-brother to the winner Hannah's Dowery. His dam, Rich Legacy, is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Blue Sky Princess and Vaguely Rich.

3-year old Results July 26

Lovesmelovesmenot (gelding; Congaree - Casanova Consort by Silver Ghost) went virtually gate-to-wire to win his Maiden Special Weight at Presque Isle Downs. Watch the Replay.

Loving Roe Is Easy (filly; Peace Rules - Miss What a Day by Miswaki) won a Claiming race at Monmouth, dueling early and then drawing off. Watch the Replay.

River Saar (filly; Saarland - One Neat Trick by Phone Trick) pressed the early pace and then pulled away for the win in a Claiming race at Mountaineer.

Miracle Baby (filly; Smarty Jones - Heritage of Gold by Gold Legend) was back early, made a move 5-wide and finished 3rd in her Maiden Special Weight at Ellis Park.

Prosecca (filly; Speightstown - Pink Champagne by Awesome Again) stalked early, and then faded to 6th in her Allowance/Optional Claiming contest at Charles Town. Watch the Replay.

Glory Gold (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Gayla by Lord Gaylord) was bumped, raced wide, and finished 7th in her Allowance race at Philadelphia Park. Watch the Replay.

Cedros (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Wayward Bound by Mr. Prospector) moved into contention on the turn, but couldn't keep pace and finished 8th in his Maiden Special Weight on the Del Mar turf. Watch the Replay.

Doubleshotespresso (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Unbridled Soul by Unbridled) was scratched from his Maiden Special Weight at Calder.

Perfectly Pleasant (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Beaux Arts Ball by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) was scratched from her Maiden Special Weight at Charles Town.

3-year old Results July 27

Port Morsbey (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Rendezvous Point by Kingmambo) broke slowly, but made up a lot of ground late to finish third in his Maiden Special Weight on the turf at Philadelphia Park. Watch the Replay.

French Dip (filly; Speightstown - Mayo On the Side by French Deputy) led until late in her Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Delaware Park, but weakened and finished fourth. Watch the Replay.

Perfectly Pleasant (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Beaux Arts Ball by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) didn't run much, finishing 7th in her Maiden Special Weight at Delaware. Watch the Replay.

Run Smart One (colt; Smarty Jones - Literary Light by Ide) was scratched from his Starter Allowance at Delaware Park.

3-year old entry July 28

Rumble King (gelding; Peace Rules - Calliope's Spirt by Star de Naskra) faces 10 in a 6 furlong Allowance race at Finger Lakes, race 7. Post time is 3:52 PM ET. This is Rumble King's first start of 2009. Last year, he ran twice, winning once and finishing 4th in the Finger Lakes Juvenile Stakes.

New Workers

July 26

Will's Afleet (colt; Afleet Alex - Prairie Maiden by Badger Land) worked 3 furlongs in :39.00 at Delaware Park. Will's Afleet sold for $70,000 at the 2008 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. He is out of Prairie Maiden, a stakes winner who earned $294,784. Prairie Maiden has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Prairie Charm.

Spirit Flying (colt; Ghostzapper - Adorned by Val d l'Orne (FR)) went 3 furlongs in :37.60 at Woodbine. Stakes winner Adorned, dam of Spirit Flying, earned $203,695. She has produced 5 winners, including stakes winners Archers Bay and Foregone, and grade III winner Nashinda. Archers Bay won the Queen's Plate and the Prince of Wales Stakes in 1998.

July 27

Harissa (filly; Afleet Alex - Dynasty by Time for a Change) worked at Del Mar, 3 furlongs in :37.40. Harissa sold for $95,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Dynasty, who was a debut winner at 2. Dynasty has produced 3 winners, including stakes-placed Seattle Queen.

Returning Workers

July 26

A Student (colt; Afleet Alex - La Sorbonne (ARG) worked 4 furlongs in :49.00 at Canterbury.

Baby Afleet (colt; Afleet Alex - Dancen in the Sun by Regal Classic) worked 4 furlongs at Churchill in :49.60.

At Delaware Park, Alex's Vision (colt; Afleet Alex - Urban Dancer by Citidancer) went 3 furlongs in :38.40.

Fast Alex (colt; Afleet Alex - Unaffordable by Unbridled) worked 4 furlongs in :48.60 at Arlington Park.

Also at Arlington, Holiday Buzz (colt; Afleet Alex - Dixie Holiday by Dixieland Band) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.60.

Working 5 furlongs from the gate at Belmont Park was Mochachino (colt; Afleet Alex - Peacock Sally by Marquetry), who went in 1:02.63.

Stately Victor (colt; Ghostzapper - Collect the Cash by Dynaformer) worked on the training track at Saratoga, 5 furlongs in 1:06.23.

Jungle Lily (filly; Kitten's Joy - Raving by Dynaformer) worked 3 furlongs in :38.60 on a sloppy Hastings track.

Working 3 furlongs at Churchill were Jeff's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sweet Baby Jane by Kingmambo) and Kelly's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - No Deadline by Skywalker) in :37.40, and Kera's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Mrs. K. by Dixieland Band) in :36.40.

Raise the Kitty (filly; Kitten's Joy - Elevate by Cox's Ridge) worked 4 furlongs at Belmont in :50.27.

Two Joys (filly; Kitten's Joy - Emily's Joy by Mr. Greeley) worked 4 furlongs in :48.60 at Presque Isle Downs.

Krypton (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Freedom Reigns by Unbridled's Song) worked 5 furlongs at Sarotoga in 1:00.23. It was the fastest of 11 works at the distance.

Draw a Blank (filly; Saint Liam - Forget About It (IRE) by Be My Guest) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.60 at Presque Isle Downs.

At Belmont, Lady Apple (filly; Saint Liam - Shot Gun Favorite by Eltish) went 4 furlongs in :52.07.

At Del Mar, Saint Isabelle (filly; Saint Liam - Fortyniner Fever by Forty Niner) worked 4 furlongs in :47.20.

July 27

Working from the gate at Churchill was Raven Hawk (colt; Afleet Alex - Spinning Wind by Dehere), who went 5 furlongs in 1:05.60.

William Paley (colt; Afleet Alex - My Sweet Country by Bold Ruckus) worked on a muddy Belmont track, going 5 furlongs in 1:03.06.

At Saratoga, La Cloche (filly; Ghostzapper - Memories of Silver by Silver Hawk) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.44.

Quick Breeze (Ghostzapper - Quick Temper by A. P. Indy) worked at Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs in :51.20.

Octogarian (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Coronda Rose by Coronado's Quest) went 5 furlongs in 1:00.60 at Del Mar.

At Del Mar, We Will Rock (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Di's Delight by French Deputy) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.00.

Courtesy Title (colt; Saint Liam - Ling by Fusaichi Pegasus) worked 4 furlongs in :51.11 at Saratoga.

At Philadelphia Park, Mets Magic (filly; Saint Liam - Mescalina by Smarten) went 4 furlongs in :49.96.

Saintly Seoul (colt; Saint Liam - Seoul by Deputy Minister) went 4 furlongs in :49.00 at Del Mar.

At Laurel, Trappist Monk (colt; Saint Liam - Merengue by Broad Brush) went 4 furlongs in :52.40.

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So I decide to join Twitter and got to the create account button. Everytime I click on it, I get a 'can't display the webpage' error and my internet connection is just fine - does anyone have any suggestions?

28 Jul 2009 1:25 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

AnneM - did you get in? I got an email for a new follower that sounded like it could be you.

28 Jul 2009 11:12 AM

yes - I went directly to the Twitter site and got in there.

It was fun reading your comments about the race at Philadelphia - too bad the Pollard's Vision filly scratched.

28 Jul 2009 1:02 PM

DP 7 - Kratisto looked great charging up on the outside! Alex's first winner! Yay!!!

28 Jul 2009 4:32 PM
Abbie Knowles

PARTHIAN is the horse who interests me most!  What a pedigree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will be keeping an eye on him when he is more mature! Wel now too.  But horses are only babies at two and The Slew's improve with age as do The Giant's

28 Jul 2009 4:44 PM

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