News and Notes
Bunky (Afleet Alex - Madam Lagonza by Kingmambo) was scratched from the 2nd at Saratoga on August 17. That one was won by Successful Score (Successful Appeal - Big Score by Grand Slam), while Tuvia's Force (Mineshaft - Jazz Tradition by Dixieland Band) made a good run to take second, and Exhi (Maria's Mon - Soldera by Polish Numbers) was third. Watch the Replay.
3-year old Results August 17
Birdrock (filly; Birdstone - Eternal Glory by Danzatore) won a Claiming race at Thistledown, it was her 4th win.
Country Day (colt; Speightstown - Hidden Assets by Mt. Livermore) was scratched from his Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Delaware Park.
MTO entrant Dear Marylou (filly; Birdstone - Call Your Bid by Spectacular Bid) did not draw into her maiden race at Saratoga, as it stayed on the turf.
Billy's Punch will be Too Fast Jack to Touch This
August 18, 2009
Fort Erie Race 1
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 1:45 PM ET
||Cuz I Wanted|
||Too Fast Jack|
||Sing to Me Dolly|
Billy's Punch (Saint Liam - Slewzig by Seattle Slew) makes his third start, after finishing 8th on the Presque Isle Down Tapeta on July 17, and 7th on the Woodbine turf on August 3. This time, he'll try the dirt of Fort Erie, where he has been working. 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 winner at 2, and won 2 stakes that year. Saint Liam's 21 runners have made 35 total starts, recording 4 wins, 1 second, 5 thirds, and $90,689.
Cuz I Wanted (Ten Most Wanted - Fairy Land City by Cape Town) and Too Fast Jack (Act of Duty - Joyful Pat by Northern Jove) finished 9th and 10th at Presque Isle Downs on July 17, behind Billy's Punch. Cuz I Wanted has also run twice at Mountaineer, finishing 2nd on July 6, and 7th on August 7. He is the first foal out of the unraced mare Fairy Land City. Fairy Land City is a half-sister to 3 winners. Too Fast Jack has made two additional starts, finishing 6th at Woodbine on July 3, and 6th at Fort Erie on July 26. He is by freshman sire Act of Duty. Act of Duty has had 17 starters, who have made 28 total starts, recording 2 seconds, 4 thirds, and $24,900. Too Fast Jack is out of the winning mare Joyful Pat, who was a winner at 2. Joyful Pat has produced winner Tanqueray Time.
Valiant Deed (Porto Foricos - Proud Deed by Alydeed) and Mr. Tomahawk (Tomahawk - All a Blur by Honour and Glory) finished in front of Too Fast Jack at Fort Erie on July 26. Valiant Deed was 4th that day, and Mr. Tomahawk was 5th. Valiant Deed is a full-brother to winner Vodka Lefthander. Their dam, Proud Deed, is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner My Imperial Dancer. Mr. Tomahawk made one other start, finishing 8th at Woodbine on June 28. He is out of the winning mare All a Blur, who has produced the winner Loon Lost. All a Blur is a half-sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Pass Me the Salt.
The two fillies in the race, Sing to Me Dolly (Button Raise - Dolly Rocker by Bold n' Flashy) and Touch This (Black Mambo - Assuring Touch by With Approval) met on July 12 at Fort Erie, with Sing to Me Dolly 2nd and Touch This 4th. Sing to Me Dolly is the morning line favorite for this race. She is out of the winning mare Dolly Rocker. Dolly Rocker is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Go Figure. Touch This also ran at Woodbine on June 25, finishing 5th. She is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Assuring Touch. Assuring Touch's first foal, Faye's Gray, won 2 races as a 2-year old.
Mobil Forum (Mobil - Appealing Forum by Open Forum) has run 3 times, all at Woodbine. He was 5th on June 14, 6th on July 9, and 12th on August 9. Mobil Forum is by first-crop sire Mobil, whose 11 starters have made 24 combined starts, recording 2 wins, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, and $143,742. He is out of the winning mare Appealing Forum. Appealing Forum is the dam of stakes winner Milwaukee Appeal. Milwaukee Appeal won 3 races as a 2-year old in 2008, including the Ontario Lassie Stakes. This year, she took the Star Shoot Stakes and the Woodbine Oaks. She also finished 3rd in the Queen's Plate, and 2nd in the Prince of Wales Stakes.
Ungiven Reason (Bold n' Flashy - Shine for a Reason by Prized) has made 2 previous starts, both at Woodbine, finishing 9th both on June 18 and on July 16. He is the first foal out of the winning mare Shine for a Reason. Shine for a Reason is a half-sister to 3 winners.
Pugaboo and Cutter do Battle at Delaware
August 18, 2009
Delaware Park Race 4
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 2:36 PM ET HRTV
||A Little Warm|
||D J's Ladies Man|
Cutter (Saint Liam - Brite Diamond by Deputy Minister) makes his second start, and Pugaboo (Afleet Alex - Incircle Miss by Dayjur) his debut in this 5.5 furlong contest at Delaware Park. Cutter debuted at Delaware Park on July 14, finishing 3rd. Since that race, he had a 5 furlong work at Saratoga, recording a time of 1:02.48. Cutter is the first foal out of the winning mare Brite Diamond. Brite Diamond is a half-sister to grade I winner Fowda and 2 other winners. Saint Liam's 21 runners have made 35 total starts, recording 4 wins, 1 second, 5 thirds, and $90,689. Pugaboo has been working at Delaware Park, including a 4 furlong work in :49.00 on August 12. He sold for $150,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Incircle Miss. Incircle Miss has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner Harmony Hall. Two of Pugaboo's siblings won at 2, including Harmony Hall, who was a debut winner at 2, and was grade III stakes-placed that year. Afleet Alex has sired 29 starters which have run 57 total times, recording 5 wins, 11 seconds, 6 thirds, and $207,210.
El Pichon (Mr. Shoplifter - Girl On Go by Mister Jolie) finished 9th, behind Cutter, on July 14 at Delaware Park. He also ran at Philadelphia Park on July 7, finishing 10th. He is the first foal out of Girl On Go, who won 2 races as a 2-year old. Girl On Go is a half-sister to 6 winners, including Coconut Boy, a group II winner in the Trinidad.
A Little Warm (Stormin Fever - Minidar by Alydar) was 2nd in his only start, at 4.5 furlongs at Philadelphia Park on June 9. Grade III winner Minidar, dam of A Little Warm, was a winner at 2 and earned $350,900 overall. Minidar has produced 6 winners from 7 to run.
Finishing 3rd in his only start was Proud Moment (Posse - Coxcomb by Cox's Ridge), who ran 4.5 furlongs on a sloppy Churchill Downs track on May 6. He sold for $65,000 as a weanling, and $240,000 as a yearling, and is a half-brother to 4 winners.
Snow Kris (Snow Ridge - Crimson by Kris S.) has run twice, both times on the Colonial Downs turf. He finished 5th in a maiden race on July 18, and 8th in the Cheney Stakes on July 25. He is the second foal out of the winning mare Crimson. Crimson's first foal, Snow Girl, is a winner. Snow Girl is a full-sister to Snow Kris.
Code Enforcment (Omega Code - Sunny's Freckles by Sam's Sunny Hour) made his only start on July 25 at Delaware Park, finishing 9th. He sold for $25,000 as a yearling, and is a half-brother to 3 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Roman Tiger. One of Code Enforcment's siblings won at 2.
The remaining entrants are unraced, including Caesar's Gold (Roman Ruler - She's Exclusive by Pyramid Peak) and D J's Ladies Man (Act of Duty - Safely At Home by Lost Soldier), who are both by freshman sires. Caesar's Gold is by Roman Ruler, whose 34 runners have started 67 times, recording 14 wins, 11 seconds, 11 thirds, and $333,997. Caesar's Gold is the first foal out of the winning mare She's Exclusive. She's Exclusive is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Private Ryan. Act of Duty, sire of D J's Ladies Man, has had 17 starters, who have made 28 total starts, recording 2 seconds, 4 thirds, and $24,900. Safely At Home, dam of D J's Ladies Man was a winner at 2, 3, and 4. She has produced the winner Our Miss Ruth.
Hobo Ridge (Tiger Ridge - Allen's Ms by Allen's Prospect) is the second foal out of the winning mare Allen's Ms. Allen's Ms' first foal, Up Against It, is a winner. Allen's Ms. is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Astrid and grade II winner Love of Money, as well as the 3-year old Smarty Jones filly Sarah Cataldo.
One Roll (Strong Hope - Stormeor by Lypheor (GB)) sold for $50,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Stormeor. Stormeor was a winner at 2, and has produced 10 winners. Her offspring include stakes winner Second in Command and grade III winner Shrike. Two of One Roll's siblings won at 2.
Quick Ride (colt; Afleet Alex - Baby Lets Cruise by Tale of the Cat) worked 4 furlongs in :48.44 at Saratoga.
Working 5 furlongs from the gate at Saratoga was Grecian Maiden (filly; Ghostzapper - Willa On the Move by Two Punch), who recorded a time of 1:01.22.
Dynazaper (filly; Ghostzapper - Broad Dynamite by Broad Brush) worked 4 furlongs in :49.77 on the training track at Saratoga. Dynazaper is entered at Saratoga on August 21.
Also on the training track at Saratoga, Muhaaseb (colt; Ghostzapper - Ticket to Houston by Houston) went 4 furlongs in :51.40.
Quick Breeze (filly; Ghostzapper - Quick Temper by A. P. Indy) worked 4 furlongs in :50.20 at Churchill Downs.
Working 5 furlongs on the turf training track at Saratoga was Stately Victor (colt; Ghostzapper - Collect the Cash by Dynaformer), who went in 1:02.05.
Also on the turf training track at Saratoga, Becky's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Caterette by Cozzene) went 4 furlongs in :46.44, and King Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Santo Mio by Southern Halo) went 4 furlongs in :46.45.
Jeremy's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Wendy's Dream by Crafty Prospector) went 4 furlongs in :50.44 at Saratoga.
Also at Saratoga, Jill's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Southern Barfly by Southern Halo) went 4 furlongs in :48.42.
Playful Pussycat (filly; Kitten's Joy - Feisty Ferdinand by Ferdinand) worked 3 furlongs at Woodbine, recording a time of :37.60.
At Churchill Downs, Wild Pearl (filly; Kitten's Joy - Modena Bay (NZ) by Volksraad (GB)) went 4 furlongs in :52.40.
At Belmont, Kerouac (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Coronation Cup by Chief's Crown) went 3 furlongs in :37.67.
Furious Run (colt; Rock Hard Ten - One Dream Cat by Storm Cat) worked on the turf training track at Saratoga, 4 furlongs in :49.42.
Also on the turf training track at Saratoga, King Rock (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Queen Mindy by King of Kings (IRE)) went 4 furlongs in :47.44.
Take a Hard Look (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Arjunand by Diesis (GB)) worked 5 furlongs in :59.00 at Del Mar, it was the fastest of 37 works at the distance.
Christmas for Liam (colt; Saint Liam - Gone for Christmas by Gone West) and Imaginary Saint (filly; Saint Liam - Imaginary Cat by Storm Cat) went 5 furlongs in on the turf training track at Saratoga. Christmas for Liam in 1:01.44 and Imaginary Saint in 1:01.46.
Lady Apple (filly; Saint Liam - Shot Gun Favorite by Eltish) worked at Belmont, 4 furlongs in :49.94.
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