Sweet Victory


News and Notes

In addition to the 2-year old results detailed below, the Kitten's joy filly Humor Me Rene (Kitten's Joy - Star of Humor by Distorted Humor) finished 2nd at Cork in Ireland. She has now run 4 times and finished 2nd once and 3rd once.

Sweet Victory

Sweet Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Sweet Kassidy by Saint Ballado) was favored, but Cuqui's Love (Afleet Alex - Chilukki Cat by Storm Cat) was respected at the window as well, at around 7-2. Madeline G (Proud Accolade - Absolutely Genius by Just a Cat) looked good warming up. Most of the Puerto Rican jockeys warm-up with their feet out of the stirrups, the better to keep control of these wild 2-year olds. One dumped her rider. Naturally, it was Mind Ruler (Roman Ruler - Gentle Mind by Seattle Slew), who had run off in her previous start. She didn't get away this time. The break was clean. Mi Nieta Yaniliz (Kafwain - Shar's Smile by Peaks and Valleys) went to the early lead, but Sweet Kitten kept her position on the rail and began to move up. She hit the lead and seemed home free, but Vuelve Elene R. (Indian Ocean - Land Lady by Zamindar) made a big move at her late. Sweet Kitten showed some grit and pulled away again for a comfortable win. There was an objection, but no change was made. Sweet Kitten is the 6th winner for Kitten's Joy. Cuqui's Love (Afleet Alex - Chilukki Cat by Storm Cat) ran a credible race as well, finishing 4th. Watch the Replay.

Result: August 2, 2009
Camarero Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

Sweet Kitten $4.00
Vuelve Elene R.  
Home Serena  

Officer McNeal is the Ruler of Sheltowee

Sheltowee (Saint Liam - Crafty Oak by Crafty Prospector) was the morning-line choice, but Officer McNeal (Milwaukee Brew - Exotic Bird by Awesome Again) was favored by the bettors. Sheltowee looked good strolling through the paddock, but he was a little rambunctious in the post parade. It was Da Mule (Grindstone - Dancin Emi by Summer Squall), however, who dumped his rider and ran off. He was a late scratch. Bless This (Cuvee - Counttheblessings by Count the Time) also was getting a bit fresh. Sheltowee hit the gate at the break, and trailed the field. Sahm Like It Hot (Sahm - Hip Huggers by Magloire) set the early pace, but he was pressed by Ruler of the Court (Peace Rules - Nuvem by Dynaformer). These two dueled into the stretch, but then Sahm Like It Hot dropped back. Joining in the fray was Officer McNeal, who had been just behind the leaders. He just got up, to win by a neck over Ruler of the Court. Sheltowee did catch the field and was just a nose behind 3rd place Bless This at the wire. Watch the Replay.

Result: August 2, 2009
Arlington Park Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

Officer McNeal $6.00
Ruler of the Court  
Bless This  

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Magic Appeals Over Dynazaper and La Cloche

Magic Appeal (Successful Appeal - Call Her Magic by Caller I. D.), who was 2nd first time out, was the early favorite, but later the bettors gravitated towards $3.1 million yearling Chimayo (A. P. Indy - Chimichurri by Elusive Quality). I thought that Dynazaper (filly; Ghostzapper - Broad Dynamite by Broad Brush) looked ready, although La Cloche (Ghostzapper - Memories of Silver by Silver Hawk) didn't look bad. Nonna Mia (Empire Maker - Holy Bubbette by Holy Bull) was scratched. La Cloche acted up a bit as they were loading. She didn't look too happy being shoved into the gate. Then, Cape Cod Carrie (Purge - Bet by Go for Gin) was acting up. But, she soon settled and they were off. J Z's Revenge (Act of Duty - Star Mountain by Mountain Cat) went to the lead, dueling with Heavenly Landing (Pulpit - Peace River Lady by Woodman). Rose Catherine (Speightstown - Great Plains Lady by Peaks and Valleys) was just behind these. J Z's Revenge dropped back, as Heavenly Landing took the lead. Magic Appeal had been tucked in on the rail, but then she swung out and powered to the lead. Heavenly Landing hung around for second. Closing well late were Sing My Song (Malibu Moon - Listen to My Song by Unbridled's Song) and Dynazaper, who finished 3rd and 4th. Chimayo hesitated at the start and then stumbled, ending up 8th. La Cloche checked at the start and then raced wide, not making an impact, finishing 10th. Watch the Replay.

Result: August 2, 2009
Saratoga Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

Magic Appeal $6.70
Heavenly Landing  
Sing My Song  

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Najran Copy Strong Over Yala Yala Bull

Nice Change Order (Eavesdropper - Princess Whinny by Theatrical (IRE)) was the big favorite in this one, going off around even money. He looked good in the warm-up. Oye (Black Mambo - She's Royal Too by Deerhound) was also getting attention at the windows, Yala Yala Bull (colt; Saint Liam - Maltese Indy by A. P. Indy) was 30-1. Najran Copy (Najran - Cobblestone Street by Danzig Connection) outbroke the field and assumed the lead. Oye chased throughout, but there was no catching Najran Copy. X Pleasure (Newfoundland - Summer Play by Raise a Native) finished 3rd and favorite Nice Change Order was 4th. Yala Yala Bull beat one home. He broke a little tardily, but better than his debut. Watch the Replay.

Result: August 2, 2009
Camarero Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

Najran Copy $7.40
X Pleasure  

3-year old Stakes Results

Words fail to describe Rachel Alexandra's (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Lotta Kim by Roar) performance in the Haskell Invitational (gr. I), so let's just watch the replay again, Watch the Replay. How about Summer Bird (colt; Birdstone - Hong Kong Squall by Summer Squall) showing another dimension with speed? Good effort from Munnings (colt; Speightstown - La Comete by Holy Bull), but please let's stick to one turn. Read some words here.

Despite the Odds (colt; Speighstown - Lady Aloma by Cozzene) made a nice move to take the lead, but couldn't hold off Endymion, and finished 2nd in the off-the-turf Jersey Derby at Monmouth. Watch the Replay.

Anaan (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Parisian Deputy by French Deputy) was in contention early in the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga, but retreated late to finish 7th (last). Watch the Replay.

3-year old Results August 1

Southern Accents (filly; Birdstone - Spring Valley by Affirmed) quickly moved to the lead in her Allowance race at Charles Town and had just enough left late to hold off Congar Light (filly; Congaree - Pyrite Dance by Dance Brightly). Watch the Replay.

Jersey Town (colt; Speightstown - Jersey Girl by Belong to Me) pressed the early pacesetter and then took command, drawing off to take his Monmouth Allowance by 8. Rapid Redux (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Thiscatsforcaryl by Storm Cat) had to avoid a fallen comrade and finished 9th.

Oconee (colt; Congaree - Chenoa by Wild Again) pressed the early pace, but couldn't cold off the closing Stray Cat Stride, and finished 2nd in his Allowance at Woodbine. Watch Replay.

Phu Bird (filly; Birdstone - Phu Cat by Tabasco Cat) chased early, but faded to 5th (last) in her Allowance/Optional Claiming contest at Louisiana Downs, which came off of the turf. Watch the Replay.

MTO entrant Dear Marylou (filly; Birdstone - Call Your Bid by Spectacular Bid) was scratched at Saratoga, when her race stayed on the turf.

Pappy's Double H (gelding; Birdstone - Charmed Aura by Halo) was scratched from his Maiden Special Weight at Saratoga.

Which Kitten is King of the Saratoga Turf?

August 3, 2009
Saratoga Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

5.5 furlongs turf
2-year olds
Post Time: 2:06 PM ET HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Always Mine
2. Wow Wow Wow
3. Satum
4. Overlap
5. El Commodore
6. Drover
7. Bridgetown
8. Pendulum
9. King Kitten
10. Steve's Kitten
MTO In Just We Trust
MTO Fayoum

King Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Santo Mio by Southern Halo) and Steve's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Cat's Prize by Golden Missile) are a Kitten's Joy entry in the third at Saratoga, same owners (Ken and Sarah Ramsey), same trainer (Wesley Ward), and same jockey named (Jesus Castanon). We'll see if both run. Both colts are making their second starts, and both finished 2nd in their debuts. King Kitten ran on July 16 at 5 furlongs on the dirt at Belmont. He is out of the winning mare Santo Mio. Santo Mio has produced 5 winners from 5 to run, including Lucky Halo, a group III winner in Panama. Three of King Kitten's siblings won at 2. Steve's Kitten ran 5.5 furlongs on the turf at Ellis Park on July 12. He is the first foal out of the placed mare Cat's Prize. Cat's Prize is a half-sister to one winner. Kitten's Joy's 22 runners have made 43 total starts, recording 6 wins, 11 seconds, 7 thirds, and $202,941 (these totals include Sweet Kitten's victory today, but not her earnings from today.). He's had two winners on the turf, and a number of offspring have placed on the turf.

Always Mine (Mineshaft - Love Always by Saint Ballado) finished 7th, behind King Kitten on July 16 at Belmont. He is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Love Always. Love Always is a half-sister to 8 winners, including grade III winners Dancing Jon, Fight for Love, and Love That Jazz, and grade II winner Sea of Secrets.

Bridgetown (Speightstown - Ellesmere by Tabasco Cat) was 2nd in his only start, running on the turf at Churchill Downs on June 27. He didn't break well in that race, but was gaining ground at the end. William's Kitten (Kitten's Joy) was 7th in that race, and then broke his maiden next time out. Bridgetown is out of the turf winning mare Ellesmere, who was also a winner at 2. Ellesmere has produced 2 winners from 3 to run, including stakes winner Carnacks Choice, a winner at 2.

El Commodore (El Prado (IRE)) - Fancy Clancy by Rahy) also has turf experience, having finished 7th in his debut on the Belmont Park turf on July 11. In that race, he chased the pace before tiring. He really made an impression on me before that race, let's see if he runs to his looks this time. El Commodore is out of turf winner Fancy Clancy. Fancy Clancy has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Fancy Fusaichi. Two of her offspring won on the turf.

Pendulum (Songandaprayer - St Lucinda by St. Jovite) ran on the Presque Isle Downs Tapeta in his debut, finishing 2nd on July 2. He sold for $275,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare St Lucinda, who was stakes-placed on the turf. She was also a debut winner at 2 on the turf. Pendulum is a half-brother to 4 winners, including turf stakes winners Sandra's Rose and Charming N Lovable, and Mananan McLir, a grade II winner on the turf.

The remaining entrants are unraced, including Overlap (Chapel Royal - Rajas Secret by Storm Bird), who sold for $12,000 as a weanling, $32,000 as a yearling, and $75,000 as a 2-year old. Overlap is a half-sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Marasca and Kimberlite Pipe, a grade II winner on the dirt and a grade III winner on the turf. Kimberlite Pipe also was a winner on the turf at 2.

Stakes winner Goulash, dam of Drover (Storm Cat - Goulash by Mari's Book), earned $162,975 in her career. She has produced 6 winners, including champion Ashado and Sunriver, a grade I winner on the turf, as well as grade III winner Saint Stephen, who was a turf stakes winner. Three of Drover's siblings won at 2.

Satum (Tumblebrutus - Sacramentada (CHI) by Northair) was bred in Chile, but on Northern Hemisphere time. He is out of Sacramentada, who was a group I winner in Chile and a grade II winner in the U.S. Sacramentada was a winner at 2, and also won on the turf. Sacramentada is the dam of grade I winner Hystericalady and 3 other winners. Hystericalady was a debut winner at 2 and earned $2,390,556.

Wow Wow Wow (Broken Vow - Caged Glory by Honour and Glory) is the first foal out of the winning mare Caged Glory. Caged Glory is a half-sister to 5 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Ninth Client. Caged Glory's dam, Bird Cage, is half-sister Birdstone.

In Just We Trust (Forest Danger - Trust Fund by Conquistador Cielo) and Fayoum (Friends Lake - Katie Be Quick by Carson City) are unraced MTO entrants, who are part of a three horse entry with Drover. In Just We Trust is by first-crop sire Forest Danger, whose 11 runners have made 19 combined starts, registering 1 win, 2 seconds, 1 third, and $31,222. In Just We Trust sold for $190,000 as a weanling, and $275,000 as a yearling. He is out of the winning mare Trust Fund, who was a winner at 2. Trust Fund has produced 3 winners from 3 to run. Fayoum sold for $70,000 as a weanling, and is the first foal out of the unraced mare Katie Be Quick. Katie Be Quick is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Promise One.

Billy's Punch makes a Personal Signal to be Part of the Action

August 3, 2009
Woodbine Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

6 furlongs turf
2-year olds
Post Time: 3:00 PM ET

P Horse
1. Personal Signal
2. Mobil Unit
3. Where Is'em
4. Insensitive
5. Power Wow
6. Part of the Action
7. Set in Stone
8. Billy's Punch
9. Ascot Matt
MTO Bear's a Winnah

Billy's Punch (Saint Liam - Slewzig by Seattle Slew) makes his second start, after finishing 8th first time out at Presque Isle Downs on July 17, while running greenly. This time, he'll try the turf, which is a new surface for all the entrants. Since his debut, he worked once at Fort Erie, going 4 furlongs in :52.20. I find it encouraging that although Billy's Punch has been working at Fort Erie, he is running at Woodbine, which is a higher class track. His placed dam, Slewzig, has produced 8 winners from 9 to run, including stakes winners Sandia Slew, Chantilly Princess, and Angelica Slew. Sandia Slew was a debut winner at 2 and won 2 stakes that year. Saint Liam's 20 runners have made 28 total starts, recording 4 wins, 4 thirds, and $81,059.

Mobil Unit (Mobil - Stop Looking by Dr. Adagio) has run three times, all on the Woodbine Polytrack. He was 4th on May 18, 2nd on June 14, and 6th in the Claredon Stakes on July 4. He is by freshman sire Mobil, whose 10 starters have made 18 total starts, recording 1 win and 2 seconds. Stakes-placed Stop Looking, dam of Mobil Unit, earned $158,060 and was a winner at 2. She was 4th in her only turf start. Stop Looking has produced one winner.

Part of the Action (Ecton Park - Faux Pas (IRE) by Sadler's Wells) has run twice, finishing 8th at Keeneland on April 16, and 7th at Woodbine on May 24. Part of the Action is a half-brother to 4 winners, including turf stakes winner Sans Souci Island. One of his siblings won at 2.

Set in Stone (Menifee - Saint Royal by Saint Ballado) finished 3rd in his lone start, at Woodbine on July 19. He is a full-brother to 3 winners. One of his siblings won at 2, and another won on the turf.

Also third in his only start was Insensitive (Heckle - Fighting Mom by Fighting Fit), who is by freshman sire Heckle. Heckle's 5 runners have made 7 combined starts, recording 1 win, 1 second, and 2 thirds. Insensitive is out of the winning mare Fighting Mom, who has produced 6 winners from 7 to run, including grade III stakes-placed Miss Sweep. Two of Insensitive's siblings won at 2.

The last one with experience is Personal Signal (Mizzen Mast - Top Tier by King of Kings (IRE)), who was 6th at Woodbine on July 5 in his first and only start. He sold for $50,000 as a yearling, and is out of turf winner Top Tier. Top Tier has produced the winner Show Place, a winner on the turf.

Power Wow (Langfuhr - Double Wow by With Approval) is out of the turf winning mare Double Wow, who has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner La Perouse and grade III winner Wow Me Free. Two of Double Wow's offspring won on the turf and one won at 2. Double Wow is also a half-sister to 1994 Canadian Horse of the Year Alywow. Alywow earned $648,431, primarily on the turf, and also won 3 races at 2.

Watch Rachel, dam of Where Is'em (King Cugat - Watch Rachel by Inciderator), was a stakes winner on the turf and dirt and earned $419,250. Watch Rachel has produced 3 winners, including Captain Cugat, who was a debut winner at 2. Captain Cugat is a full-brother to Where Is'em.

Ascot Matt (Medallist - Ascot Gold by Mutakddim) is by first-crop sire Medallist, whose 7 runners have made 15 total starts, recording 1 win, 1 second, and 3 thirds. Ascot Matt is a half-brother to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Ascot Bill. One of Ascot Matt's siblings was a debut winner at 2, and another was a turf winner.

Unraced Bear's a Winnah (Tapit - Lyd's a Winnah by Outflanker) is on the MTO list for the race. He sold for $38,000 as a weanling, and is out of stakes-placed Lyd's a Winnah. Lyd's a Winnah is a half-sister to 5 winners.

Lisa's Kitten will make a Beautiful Song on a Crystal Ocean

August 3, 2009
Saratoga Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles turf
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 3:13 PM ET HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Tapitsfly
2. Circleboundbay
3. Crystal Ocean
4. Straight A Student
5. Maux Money
6. Zilva
7. Beautiful Song
8. Dad's Crazy
9. Pretty B
10. Lisa's Kitten
AE Ms. Thanksgiving
AE Classic Affair
AE More Amour
MTO C. C. Coco
MTO Rendition
MTO Leopard Rock

Lisa's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Chianti Red by Woodman) makes her second start, after finishing 3rd on the Belmont Park turf on July 10, despite being steadied in the stretch. I believe this is the longest 2-year old race we've seen so far. Since her debut, Lisa's Kitten has had several works at Saratoga, including a 4 furlong work on July 31 in :52.11. Lisa's Kitten is the first foal out of the placed mare Chianti Red. Chianti Red is a half-sister to 5 winners. Kitten's Joy's 22 runners have made 43 total starts, recording 6 wins, 11 seconds, 7 thirds, and $202,941 (these totals include Sweet Kitten's victory today, but not her earnings from today.). He's had two winners on the turf and a number of offspring have placed on the turf.

Pretty B (Matty G - Pretty City by Carson City), Dad's Crazy (Langfuhr - Charismatic Lady by End Sweep), and Maux Money (Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) - Bail Money by St. Jovite) faced Lisa's Kitten on the Belmont turf on July 10. Pretty B was 2nd, Dad's Crazy was 4th, and Maux Money was 5th. Pretty B sold for $165,000 as a yearling, and is out of the unraced mare Pretty City. Pretty City is the dam of two winners, including grade I winner Lear's Princess. Lear's Princess was also a stakes winner on the turf, and earned $491,870 overall. Another of Pretty B's siblings, Crowned General, was a winner at 2 and on the turf. Dad's Crazy sold for $80,000 as a yearling and $150,000 as a 2-year old. She is the second foal out of the winning mare Charismatic Lady, a winner at 2. Charismatic Lady is a half-sister to 4 winners. Maux Money, who sold for $60,000 as a weanling, is by freshman sire Leroidesanimaux. Leroidesanimaux has had 6 runners that have made 11 combined starts, recording 1 win, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, and $45,144. Bail Money, dam of Maux Money, was stake-placed on the turf and earned $204,535, primarily on that surface. Bail Money has produced stakes-placed Rapid Release, who is a turf winner.

Tapitsfly (Tapit - Flying Marlin by Marlin) and Beautiful Song (Unbridled's Song - She's a Beauty by Storm Cat) met at 6 furlongs on a sloppy Churchill Downs track on July 5. Tapitsfly was 2nd and Beautiful Song was 9th, behind impressive maiden winner Vivid Colors. Tapitsfly previously finished 3rd on June 13 and 5th on May 21. Both of those starts were also on the dirt at Churchill Downs. Tapitsfly is out of the turf winning mare Flying Marlin. Flying Marlin is a half- or full-sister to 3 winners. Beautiful Song sold for $470,000 as a yearling. She is out of the turf placed mare She's a Beauty, who is a half-sister to stakes winner Akiba, Lucayan Prince, a group III winner on the turf, Comic Strip, a grade III winner on the turf and dirt, and turf grade II winner Silver Comic.

Straight A Student (Posse - Dynamic Girl by Bold Executive) has run twice on the Belmont dirt, finishing 4th on June 17 and 5th on July 24. She sold for $57,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of the winning mare Dynamic Girl, who did win on the turf. Dynamic Girl has produced 2 winners.

Finishing 4th in her only start was Zilva (Successful Appeal - Spellmaker by Storm Cat), who ran at Presque Isle Downs on July 1. She is out of the winning mare Spellmaker. Spellmaker is a half-sister to 3 winners, and a full-sister to turf stakes-placed Watching.

Completing the main body of the race are unraced fillies Circleboundbay (Langfuhr - Athruz Breeze by Alphabet Soup) and Crystal Ocean (Stormy Atlantic - Luth de Crystal (FR) by Crystal Glitters). Circleboundbay sold for $115,000 as a yearling. She is the first foal out of the unraced mare Athruz Breeze. Ocean Breeze is a half-sister to 11 winners, including Top Notch Lady, who was a grade III winner on the dirt, and grade III stakes-placed on the turf. Crystal Ocean brought $17,000 as a yearling, and is out of the turf-placed mare Luth de Crystal. Luth de Crystal has produced 4 winners, including Khumba Mela, a grade III winner on the turf. Khumba Mela also won 2 races at 2, including a stakes.

On the AE list are Ms. Thanksgiving (Formal Dinner - Dance On the Green by Green Dancer), Classic Affair (Awesome Again - Wichitoz by Affirmed), and More Amour (Exchange Rate - More d'Amour by Tour d'Or). Ms. Thanksgiving is part of entry with Circleboundbay. She finished 6th at Churchill Downs on June 21, and 3rd at Ellis Park on July 17. Ms. Thanksgiving was a $50,000 yearling, and is out of the winning mare Dance On the Green. Dance On the Green has produced 6 winners, including Formal Miss, who won or placed in 20 turf stakes. Formal Miss is a full-sister to Ms. Thanksgiving. Two additional offspring won on the turf, and two won at 2. Classic Affair is part of antry with Dad's Crazy and Leopard Rock. She is unraced, and is out of the winning mare Wichitoz. Wichitoz has produced 2 turf stakes winners, including Affirmatif, who won the Woodlawn Stakes at Pimlico on May 16. More Amour finished 5th at Belmont on July 1 in her only start. She is out of stakes-placed More d'Amour, who was a winner at 2. More d'Amour has produced stakes winners Master of Disaster and A Day for Dancing, both of which won at 2.

On the MTO list are unraced C. C. Coco (Tiznow - Itsmylife by Storm Cat), Rendition (A. P. Indy - Ensenada by Seeking the Gold) and Leopard Rock (Speightstown - Wild Heart Dancing by Farma Way). C. C. Coco is part of an entry with Crystal Ocean, and is a half-sister to the winner Kat Goddess, who was a winner at 2. Her dam, Itsmylife, is a half-sister to grade II winner La Rosa. Rendition is part of an entry with Beautiful Song. She finished 5th in her only start, at Churchill Downs on June 27. A $475,000 yearling, Rendition is the first foal out of stakes-placed Ensenada. Ensenada is a half-sister to grade II winner Sahara Gold. Leopard Rock, who sold for $300,000 as a 2-year old, finished 2nd in her only start at Monmouth on July 4. She is part of an entry with Dad's Crazy and Classic Affair. Grade II winner Wild Heart Dancing, dam of Leopard Rock, won 3 races at 2, and earned $597,641 overall. She has produced stakes-placed Unbridled's Heart.

3-year old Stakes entries August 3

Cabaret Cowboy (colt; Speightstown - Pent Up Kiss by Pentelicus) ventures into stakes company in the 6.5 furlong grade II Amsterdam at Saratoga. The return of Quality Road has grabbed most of the headlines for this one. Cabaret Cowboy is 2 for 2 in 2009, winning a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight on May 9 and a 6.5 Allowance on June 20. Both of those races were at Belmont.

Himynameissarah (filly; Saarland - Pacific Island by Grand Slam) and Inspeightofsuccess (filly; Speightstown - Essence of Success by Deputy Minister) meet in the 1 mile. Assiniboia Oaks. at Assiniboia Downs, post time 6:10 PM ET. Himynameissarah has a record of 4 wins, 2 seconds, and 3 thirds in 16 starts. Most recently, she won an Allowance/Optional Claiming contest on the turf at Canterbury on July 16. Inspeightofsuccess has one win, three seconds, and one third in 7 starts. Last time out, she was 2nd in a mile Allowance at Assiniboia Downs on July 15.

Other 3-year old entries August 3

Esperanza d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Seasonal by Deputy Minister) in entered in race 7 at Saratoga, scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Post time is 4:21 PM ET for this Allowance/Optional Claiming race. Esperanza d'Oro has won twice and finished 2nd three times in her 6 race career. Last time out, she was 5th in the mud at Belmont on July 3. She has never run on the turf.

Run Smart One (colt; Smarty Jones - Literary Light by Ide) goes in a 7.5 furlong Starter Allowance at Delaware, race 8. Post time is 4:24 PM ET for this one scheduled for the turf. Run Smart One has won 4 race in his career, including his last two.

Point Lookout (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Potomac Bend by Polish Numbers) faces 8 in 1/16 mile Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Delaware, race 9. Post time is 4:51 PM ET. Point Lookout has won 2 out of 5 races, and finished 6th last time out in a mile and 70 yard Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Delaware Park on July 21.

New Worker

August 2

Inthenickoftime (colt; Ghostzapper - Savorthetime by Gilded Time) went 4 furlongs in :52.00 at Churchill. Inthenickoftime is the first foal out of grade III winner Savorthetimes, who earned $605,356.

Returning Workers

August 2

At Saratoga, Afleet Alan (colt; Afleet Alex - Madrone by Doneraile Court) went 3 furlongs in :36.78.

Afleet Maggi (filly; Afleet Alex - Mindset by Coronado's Quest) worked 4 furlongs in :51.09 at Saratoga.

At Churchill Downs, Baby Afleet (colt; Afleet Alex - Dancen in the Sun by Regal Classic) worked 4 furlongs in :48.40.

Working 5 furlongs from the gate at Saratoga was Bunky (colt; Afleet Alex - Madam Lagonza by Kingmambo), who went in 1:01.05.

At Arlington, Fast Alex (colt; Afleet Alex - Unaffordable by Unbridled) went 4 furlongs in :49.00.

Also at Arlington, Holiday Buzz (colt; Afleet Alex - Dixie Holiday by Dixieland Band) went 4 furlongs in :48.60.

Harissa (filly; Afleet Alex - Dynasty by Time for a Change) worked 4 furlongs in :49.20 at Del Mar.

Quick Ride (colt; Afleet Alex - Baby Lets Cruise by Tale of the Cat) worked on the training track at Saratoga, going 4 furlongs in :50.75.

Tactition (Afleet Alex - Natural Carma by Valiant Nature) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 at Arlington.

Muhaaseb (colt; Ghostzapper - Ticket to Houston by Houston) worked 4 furlongs in :53.44 on the training track at Saratoga.

At Belmont, Dean's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Summer Theatre by Ide) worked 4 furlongs in :51.69.

Working 4 furlongs at Churchill Downs were Jeff's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sweet Baby Jane by Kingmambo) in :51.00, Keith's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Silent Emotion by Ghazi) in :50.20, Kelly's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - No Deadline by Skywalker) in :48.20 (fastest of 29 works at the distance), and Kera's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Mrs. K. by Dixieland Band) in :49.40.

Jungle Lily (filly; Kitten's Joy - Raving by Dynaformer) worked 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Hastings.

At Woodbine, Playful Pussycat (filly; Kitten's Joy - Feisty Ferdinand by Ferdinand) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.20 on the turf training track.

Defender (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Small Promises by Carson City) went 4 furlongs in :49.55 on the training track at Saratoga.

At Hastings, Pow (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Inspired Kiss by Inspired Prospect) went 3 furlongs in :37.40.

Rock America (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Girl Scout by Meadowlake) worked on the training track at Saratoga, 4 furlongs in :48.84.

Also working 4 furlongs on the training track at Saratoga was Zori's Eye (Rock Hard Ten - Congratulations by Mercedes Won), who went in :49.32.

We Will Rock (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Di's Delight by French Deputy) went 5 furlongs in 1:00.40 at Del Mar.

Working 5 furlongs in 1:01.83 at Saratoga was Christmas for Liam (colt; Saint Liam - Gone for Christmas by Gone West).

Cravin Caden (colt; Saint Liam - Lacie Girl by Editor's Note) went 4 furlongs in :49.05 at Saratoga.

Imaginary Saint (filly; Saint Liam - Imaginary Cat by Storm Cat) worked at Saratoga, 5 furlongs in 1:02.80.

At Philadelphia Park, Mets Magic (filly; Saint Liam - Mescalina by Smarten) went 4 furlongs in :50.67.

Saintly Seoul (colt; Saint Liam - Seoul by Deputy Minister) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.40.

Also at Del Mar, Saint Isabelle (filly; Saint Liam - Fortyniner Fever by Forty Niner) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.00.

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stanley marcinkowski, Plowville, Pa

At Del Mar Saturday 7th race, Deputy Max ran 2nd in msw, nominated for DM Futurity. from very good family {People's Princess}

03 Aug 2009 3:30 PM

Himynameissarah finished second in the Assiniboia Oaks and Inspeightofsuccess finished 7th (last)

03 Aug 2009 7:10 PM
Abbie Knowles

Very interesting blogsite which must take a lot of hard work and research.

Many thanks

God Bless

Best wishes


03 Aug 2009 11:29 PM

Track record by Quality Road. Bring on Rachael.

04 Aug 2009 9:16 AM
Star Quality

Tapitsfly got it done in her maiden and she looked good doing it in the 5th at Saratoga

04 Aug 2009 10:46 AM

Deputy Max ran a decent race at DMR but was smoked by a very good and more experienced EUROSILVER colt, named Sterling Outlook.  I hope Sterling Outlook goes on to win the futurity because I have his half sister's yearling colt by EUROSILVER.

Tapitsfly came out of Hot Dixie Chick's track record setting race at Churchill on 6/13.  The 4th place finisher in that race was Afleet Maggi (subsequently second at Arlington) - look for her at Saratoga next out.  She happens to be the half-sister to the EUROSILVER colt I note above.  I'm just hoping for the stars to allign before the sale in October.

04 Aug 2009 5:01 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

T3Horses - much luck with your Eurosilver colt. Looks like he's got some good family connections.

04 Aug 2009 6:02 PM


I happened to see both the CD race with Hot Dixie Chick and the Arlington race that you refer to.  After seeing the Cd race where nobody was catching HDC (and still hasnt) I followed the top 4 finishers in the race. Tapitsfly came out of the race and won, and I think Afleet Maggi has a bright future and I think you will have a lot of interest in October if your yearling looks the part at all.

04 Aug 2009 7:31 PM
Abbie Knowles

I adore Tapitsfly naturally.  Good luck with your Eurosilver colt T3horses.

Just going to check Eurosilver's pedigree in BH Stallion register as the name rings no bells!  Mind you my memory is swiss cheesed at present.  A Quantum Leapism!   Been watching Quantum Leap a lot.  Have all 5 TV series on DVD.  God bless Dr Sam Beckett and Al, the old reprobate!  Not exactly faithful to women but certainly loyal to Sam! A hilarious TV series!  Possibly my favourite, favourite!

Ok i will go and look up Eurosilver

Wow!  Unbridled Song out of a Nijinsky II mare!  Yep you should have a good one there T3horses!

Thanks for this blogsite.  with my fascination for pedigrees i lerv it!

God Bless

best wishes


P.S. Love is an overused word which is becoming meaningless so i use lerv!

04 Aug 2009 8:47 PM

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