Mobil Forum Punches Billy
Mobil Forum (Mobil - Appealing Forum by Open Forum) received most of the attention at the windows, and he looked the part. Too Fast Jack (Act of Duty - Joyful Pat by Northern Jove) was on his toes in the paddock. Billy's Punch (Saint Liam - Slewzig by Seattle Slew) was calm and collected, maybe too calm. Ungiven Reason (Bold n' Flashy - Shine for a Reason by Prized) was getting a little anxious once they were on the track. Touch This (Black Mambo - Assuring Touch by With Approval), one of two fillies in the race, broke on top, but Ungiven Reason came up the inside to join her. Billy's Punch was near the back. Ungiven Reason went on by Touch This and built up a several length advantage. The favorite, Mobil Forum, began moving from third. He caught the pacesetter with little effort and zoomed on by. He drew off to win by better than 8, seemingly without breaking a sweat. I know this was Fort Erie, but this is a nice horse. Remember, he's a half-brother to stakes winner Milwaukee Appeal, who won the Woodbine Oaks and finished 2nd in the Prince of Wales, and 3rd in the Queen's Plate. Mobil Forum is the third winner for his sire, Mobil. Billy's Punch ended up 9th (last). Watch the Replay.
Result: August 18, 2009
Fort Erie Race 1
Maiden Special Weight
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One Rolls Over Cutter
Pugaboo (Afleet Alex - Incircle Miss by Dayjur) was scratched, as well as Snow Kris (Snow Ridge - Crimson by Kris S.). Proud Moment (Posse - Coxcomb by Cox's Ridge) was favored, but Cutter (Saint Liam - Brite Diamond by Deputy Minister) was also receiving plenty of attention from the bettors. Caesar's Gold (Roman Ruler - She's Exclusive by Pyramid Peak) was making noise in the paddock, but for the most part the 2-year olds were well behaved before they got onto the track. Once they got on the track, A Little Warm (Stormin Fever - Minidar by Alydar) objected to the pony, El Pichon (Mr. Shoplifter - Girl On Go by Mister Jolie) was keyed up, and Hobo Ridge (Tiger Ridge - Allen's Ms by Allen's Prospect) was bucking. Cutter broke well, but it was A Little Warm who took the lead. He was joined by One Roll (Strong Hope - Stormeor by Lypheor (GB)), and these two dueled. Cutter moved in from his outside post to secure a good spot on the rail. In the stretch, both Hobo Ridge and Proud Moment came running. But, One Roll held off the favorite by a neck to get the win. Hobo Ridge, who hopped at the start, did well to finish third. Cutter couldn't keep up late and finished 5th. Watch the Replay..
Result: August 18, 2009
Delaware Park Race 4
Maiden Special Weight
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3-year old Result August 18
Conga Gold (filly; Congaree - Added Gold by Gilded Time) won a Claiming race at Penn National. Watch the Replay. She now has four victories in 10 starts.
Kaila Ann's Kitten is AE at Saratoga
August 19, 2009
Saratoga Race 7
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles turf
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 4:21 PM ET HRTV/TVG
||Isn't She Grand|
||House of Grace|
||Kaila Ann's Kitten|
Kaila Ann's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - One Lucky Storm by Tale of the Cat) will attempt to make her first start, as she is on the AE list for race 7 at Saratoga, scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Kaila Ann's Kitten has been working at Saratoga for some time, including 2 works on the turf training track. Most recently, she worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.66 on the dirt. She is the second foal out of One Lucky Storm, who was a winner at 2. One Lucky Storm is a half- or full-sister to 6 winners, including Kick In, who was stakes-placed on the turf. Kitten's Joy's 24 runners have made 54 starts, recording 8 wins, 11 seconds, 10 thirds, and $288,758. Four of his offspring have won 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) met on the Belmont Park turf on July 10, running 6 furlongs. Pretty B was 2nd, Dad's Crazy was 4th, and Maux Money was 5th. Pretty B and Maux Money also met at 7 furlongs on the Saratoga dirt on August 3, finishing 2nd and 7th respectfully. 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 7 runners that have made 14 combined starts, recording 1 win, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, and $44,719. Bail Money, dam of Maux Money, was stake-placed on the turf and earned $204,535, primarily on that surface.
Waynetta (Medaglia d'Oro - Peachtree City by Carson City) has run twice on the dirt, finishing 8th at Churchill Downs on June 21, and 9th at Saratoga on August 2. She is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Princess Pelona. Two of her siblings won on the turf, and one was stakes-placed on that surface.
Beautiful Song (Unbridled's Song - She's a Beauty by Storm Cat) has run once, finishing 9th in the slop at Churchill Downs on July 5. She sold for $470,000 as a yearling, and is out of the turf placed mare She's a Beauty. She's a Beauty 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.
The remaining fillies are unraced, including three by freshman sires: Isn't She Grand (Grand Reward - Crafty Atlantic by Crafty Prospector), Outward Appearance (Eddington - Cover by A. P. Indy), and House of Grace (Limehouse - Gracility by Known Fact). Grand Reward, sire of Isn't She Grand, has had 28 starters which have run 55 total times, recording 5 wins, 2 seconds, 6 thirds, and $130,434. Isn't She Grand sold for $55,000 as a yearling and $130,000 as a 2-year old. She is a half-sister to three winners, including stakes winner Atlantic Paws, who was stakes-placed on the turf. Outward Appearance, who sold for $85,000 as a yearling, is by Eddington. Eddington's 20 runners have made 37 combined starts with 7 wins, 8 seconds, 2 thirds, and earnings of $135,480. Outward Appearance's dam, Cover, was a winner on the dirt and placed on the turf. She has produced two winners, one of which was a debut winner at 2 on the turf. Honor of Grace is by Limehouse, whose 23 runners have started 44 total times, registering 7 wins, 9 seconds, 6 thirds, and $287,364. Selling for 100,000 as a yearling, House of Grace is out of stakes winner Gracility. Gracility was a winner at 2, and is a half-sister to stakes winner Shemya. Honor of Grace is Gracility's first foal.
Classic Affair (Awesome Again - Wichitoz by Affirmed) is out of the winning mare Wichitoz. Wichitoz has produced 2 turf stakes winners, including Affirmatif, who won the 2009 Woodlawn Stakes at Pimlico.
Crystal Ocean (Stormy Atlantic - Luth de Crystal (FR) by Crystal Glitters) 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 MTO list for this one are Saratoga Fling (Pulpit - Cherish Destiny by Grand Slam), Quantitativeeasing (Officer - Never Gone by Gone West), Genuine Charm (Dixie Union - Alluring by A. P. Indy), Jump Star (Jump Start - Starlique by Time for a Change), and Coquina Day (Thunder Gulch - A. B. Prospect by A. P. Indy). Saratoga Fling was 4th in her only start, running on a sloppy Saratoga track on July 31. She sold for $120,000 as a weanling, and $210,000 as a yearling. She is out of stakes winner Cherish Destiny, who was a winner at 2. Cherish Destiny is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes-placed winners Silver Chele and Princess Hiawatha. Quatitativeeasing has also made one start, but at Belmont on July 1, where she was 7th. She was a $55,000 2-year old, and is the 2nd foal out of the unplaced mare Never Gone. Never Gone is a half-sister to 5 winners, and a full-sister to grade III winner Scoop. Genuine Charm also finished 7th in her debut at Belmont, running on July 15. She sold for $350,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Alluring. Alluring has produced the winner Persuasion. Alluring is a daughter of grade I winner Educated Risk. Jump Star is unraced. She is out of the winning mare Starlique. Starlique has produced 2 winners from 2 to run, including Possible, a debut winner at 2. Coquina Day is out of the winning mare A. B. Prospect. A. B. Prospect has produced 4 winners, including grade III winner Prospective Saint. Prospective Saint was a winner at 2 and earned $485,725 overall.
Cuqui's Love has a Big O' Heart for Home Serena
August 19, 2009
Camarero Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 4:45 PM ET
||My Little Shianna|
||Big Ol' Heart|
||Vuelve Elene R.|
||Mi Nieta Yaniliz|
Cuqui's Love (Afleet Alex - Chilukki Cat by Storm Cat) makes her third start at Camarero, after finishing 2nd on a sloppy track on July 6, and 4th on August 2. She brought $25,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the winning mare Chilukki Cat. Chilukki Cat is a half-sister to one winner, and a daughter of champion Chilukki, who earned $1,201,828. Chilukki won her first 6 races as a 2-year old, before finishing 2nd in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). Afleet Alex's 22 runners have made 39 total starts, recording 3 wins, 8 seconds, 3 thirds, and $143,509.
Also returning from Cuqui's Love's August 2 race are Vuelve Elene R. (Indian Ocean - Land Lady by Zamindar) (2nd), Home Serena (Came Home - Vevina by Rahy) (3rd), Mi Nieta Yaniliz (Kafwain - Shar's Smile by Peaks and Valleys) (6th), and Mind Ruler (Roman Ruler - Gentle Mind by Seattle Slew) (10th). Mi Nieta Yaniliz and Mind Ruler also faced Cuqui's Love on July 6, finishing 3rd and 4th. Mi Nieta Yaniliz (Kafwain - Shar's Smile by Peaks and Valleys) is a half-sister to the winner Ten Years After. Her dam, Shar's Smile is a half-sister to one winner. Mind Ruler, who broke through the gate before her start on July 6, is by first-crop sire Roman Ruler. Roman Ruler's 35 runners have made 69 combined starts, recording 14 wins, 11 seconds, 11 thirds, and $334,765. Mind Ruler sold for $25,000 as a yearling, and is a half-sister to one winner. Her dam, Gentle Mind, is a half-sister 4 winners.. Vuelve Elene R. (Indian Ocean - Land Lady by Zamindar) is by first-crop sire Indian Ocean, whose 17 runners have made 37 total starts, recording 8 wins, 6 seconds, 2 thirds, and $153,865. Vuelve Elene R. is the first foal out of the winning mare Land Lady. Land Lady is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Twiceasbeautiful and grade II winner Twice as Bad. Home Serena (Came Home - Vevina by Rahy) also started on June 12 at Camarero, but she lost her rider at the start of that one. She sold for $12,000 as a 2-year old, and is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Vevina. Vevina is a half-sister to 2 winners.
Bethia (Victory Gallop - Awesome Joy by Awesome Again) has run three times, all at Camarero. She finished 3rd in an Allowance race on May 22, 4th in a Maiden Special Weight on June 12, and 2nd in a Claiming race on July 22. Bethia is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Awesome Joy, who was a winner at 2. Awesome Joy is half-sister to the winner Blazing Buddha.
The remaining fillies are unraced, including Big Ol' Heart (Grand Reward - Hearten by Sir Richard Lewis), by first-crop sire Grand Reward. Grand Reward has had 28 starters which have run 55 total times, recording 5 wins, 2 seconds, 6 thirds, and $130,434. Big O'l Heart sold for $15,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of the mare Hearten, who was a debut winner at 2. Hearten has produced 2 winners.
My Little Shianna (Concerto - Medium of Letters by Notebook) is the first foal out of the unraced mare Medium of Letters. Medium of Letters is a half-sister to the winner Sea Chest.
Stakes-placed Wilds Best Turn, dam of Drodzy Lissy (Roaring Fever - Wilds Best Turn by Wild Again), was a winner at 2, and earned $168,534 in her career. Wilds Best Turn has produced 5 winners from 5 to run.
Guerrilla Warfare (Wind Whipper - Qillion by Saint Ballado) is out of the winning mare Qillion, who has produced the winner Truly a Saint.
3-year old stakes entries August 19
Grade II winner Gemswick Park (filly; Speightstown - Queen's Park by Relaunch) and River Fancy (filly; Congaree - Go Baby Go (IRE) by Lion Cavern) meet in the From New York to Old York Stakes, at 5.5 furlongs on the Saratoga turf. Post time is 3:13 PM ET. Gemswick Park last ran on July 18 in the Dearly Precious Stakes at Monmouth, finishing 3rd. She has never run on the turf. River Fancy was 2nd in her last start, a 6 furlong Allowance race at Monmouth on July 30. She has won on the turf.
Other 3-year old entries August 19
Iqbaal (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Queen's Lady by Storm Cat) debuts and Stones Throw (colt; Birdstone - Twinkler by Benny the Dip) makes his 6 start, at 6 furlongs at Monmouth in race 5. Post time is 2:33 PM for this Maiden Special Weight. Iqbaal sold for $675,000 as a yearling, and is out of the unraced mare Queen's Lady. Queen's Lady is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Prinz Oskar. Stones Throw has finished second four times, including in his most recent race on August 1 at Monmouth while running 6 furlongs.
Perfect Cup of Tea (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Mycupoftea by Williamstown) goes in race 7 at Arlington Park. Post time is 5:11 PM ET for this 1 1/16 mile Allowance/Optional Claiming race scheduled for the turf. Perfect Cup of Tea last ran on August 1 at Arlington Park, finishing 6th in a mile Claiming race.
Megalia d'Amour (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Izara by Blushing John) faces 7 in race 4 at Del Mar, a mile Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 6:30 PM ET. Medaglia d'Amour has run once, finishing 8th in a 6 furlong race on July 31 at Del Mar.
Marvelous Monkey (filly; Saint Liam - Liberty Flag by Kingmambo) worked 3 furlongs in :38.80 at the Mercury Equine Center. Marvelous Monkey sold for $25,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the winning mare Liberty Flag. Liberty Flag is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Gold Streamer.
Speedy Solution (colt; Afleet Alex - Perfect Solution by Seeking the Gold) worked 3 furlongs in :38.60 at the Mercury Equine Center.
At Belmont, Quick Kid (colt; Ghostzapper - Perfect Sting by Red Ransom) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.10.
Also at Belmont, Seeking the Ghost (filly; Ghostzapper - Questress by Seeking the Gold) worked 3 furlongs in :36.66.
Ken's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Cruise Line (GB) by Rainbow Quest) worked at Belmont, 3 furlongs in :39.88.
Looks Purrrfect (colt; Kitten's Joy - On Broadway by Rubiano) worked at Arlington Park, 4 furlongs in :50.80.
At Delaware Park, Havre de Grace (filly; Saint Liam - Easter Bunnette by Carson City) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.00.
Hazards of Love (colt; Saint Liam - Spring Rush by Wild Rush) worked 3 furlongs in :37.60 at Churchill Downs.
Also at Churchill, Lu Lu Mess (filly; Saint Liam - Battenkill by Rahy) went 5 furlongs in 1:04.60.
Mets Magic (filly; Saint Liam - Mescalina by Smarten) worked 5 furlongs in 1:04.20 at Delaware Park.
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