Kaffie's Doll Runs Away from Ciminella
Olive Eye (Maria's Mon - Rapidamente by Dixieland Band) and Economic Tsunami (Fappie's Notebook - Nature Coast by Conveyor) were scratched. Grand Decision (Pulpit - Grands Jetes by Nureyev) was favored, but the entry of Ciminella (Afleet Alex - Bruanna by Housebuster) and Red Zinn (Broken Vow - Ride Her Out by Stormy Atlantic) also received plenty of attention at the windows. Grand Decision was on her toes, showing a little too much activity for my taste. Mywifenosevrything (Najran - Rose Jade by Jade Hunter) looked aggravated in the paddock, while Lucy N Thunder (Lightnin N Thunder - L. D. Operator by Caller I. D.) was bucking and kicking as she moved on to the track. Kaffie's Doll (Kafwain - Dotsie's Doll by Allen's Prospect) broke on top, and Ciminella stumbled, leaving her at the back. Up front, Kaffie's Doll built up a 6 length lead. She maintained her advantage, despite drifting out. Ciminella got in gear after her slow start, and just nipped Lucy N Thunder for second. Watch the Replay..
Result: August 20, 2009
Saratoga Race 2
|Lucy N Thunder
Pulling a Con Over Playful Pussycat
Playful Pussycat (Kitten's Joy - Feisty Ferdinand by Ferdinand) took all the early money, but Zorayda Castle (Kafwain - Castle Mey by With Approval) was favored when the gates opened. Small Talk (Toccet - Just for the Money by Mystery Storm) looked ready for action, while Right Reward (Grand Reward - So Right by Affirmed) was on her toes. Playful Pussycat was a little fidgety and looked anxious. The break was fairly good for all, except Sorocaba (Stormy Atlantic - Sayabec by Foxhound), who broke outward. Wellies (Storm Boot - Seattle Paige by Seattle Song) held a brief lead, but she was soon passed by Zorayda Castle. Playful Pussycat was at the back. Zorayda Castle moved to a clear lead in the stretch, but Conjob (Burning Roma - Wild Bubbles by Wild Event) was moving from off the pace. She came 6-wide and swept by the leaders for the win. Small Talk also made up ground late to take third. Playful Pussycat finished 7th, it looked as though she didn't figure out what to do until late into the race.
Result: August 20, 2009
Woodbine Race 1
3-year old Stakes Result August 20
Speight the Halo (colt; Speightstown - Ballado's Halo by Saint Ballado) dueled into the stretch of the Solomon Northup Stakes at Saratoga, but tired and finished 4th. Peace Town (colt; Peace Rules - Darnestown by Williamstown) was never much involved, finishing 7th (last). Watch the Replay.
Other 3-year old Results August 20
Double Espresso (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Second Strike by Fast Play) dueled from the start of her Allowance race at Presque Isle Downs, but couldn't keep up late and finished 3rd. Watch the Replay.
Esperanza d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Seasonal by Deputy Minister) was in a good position early in her Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Saratoga, but retreated late to finish 5th (last). Watch the Replay.
Rapid Redux (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Thiscatsforcaryl by Storm Cat) was on the inside of his Allowance race at Monmouth, then weakened late to finish 7th (last). Watch the Replay.
Valid Rule (gelding; Peace Rules - Valid Bonnet by Valid Appeal) was scratched from his Allowance race at Monmouth.
Dynazaper is a Jump Star with Mined Over Matter
August 21, 2009
Saratoga Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 3:48 PM ET HRTV/TVG
||Mined Over Matter|
||Sing My Song|
Dynazaper ( Ghostzapper - Broad Dynamite by Broad Brush) makes her second start, after finishing a closing 4th first time out at Saratoga on August 2 in a 6 furlong race. Since that outing, she's had a 4 furlong work at Saratoga, where she recorded a time of :49.77. Dynazaper sold for $300,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade II winner Broad Dynamite. Broad Dynamite won 3 races at 2, including the Astarita (gr. II). Broad Dynamite has produced 6 winners, including stakes-placed Santa Croce. However, none of her offspring won at 2. Ghostzapper's 10 runners have run 13 total times, recording 2 seconds, 2 thirds, and $36,339.
Sing My Song (Malibu Moon - Listen to My Song by Unbridled's Song) finished 3rd, in front of Dynazaper, on August 2 at Saratoga. She sold for $140,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the unraced mare Listen to My Song. Listen to My Song is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Indy Bird and grade II winner Listen Here.
One-time starter Genuine Charm (Dixie Union - Alluring by A. P. Indy) and unraced Manaahil (Mr. Greeley - Tawaaded (IRE) by Nashwan) are an entry in this one. Genuine Charm 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. Manaahil, who was purchased for $367,122 at Tattersall's 2008 October Yearling Sale, is out of the winning mare Tawaaded. Tawaaded is the dam of three winners, including grade II winner Shakis. Shakis was a winner at 2.
Awesome Maria (Maria's Mon - Discreetly Awesome by Awesome Again) was second in her only start, a 5.5 furlong contest at Saratoga on July 30. She is the first foal out of the unraced mare Discreetly Awesome. Discreetly Awesome is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Pretty Wild and grade I winner Discreet Cat.
The other Awesome entry, Awesome Vow (Awesome Again - Good as Her Word by Alphabet Soup), was 7th in her only start, at Sartoga on August 7. A $39,000 2-year old, Awesome Vow is the first foal out of the winning mare Good as Her Word. Good as Her Word is a half-sister to 4 winners.
Spreadingthewealth (Yonaguska - Hishi Pebble by Northern Prospect) was 5th in her debut, back on June 29 at Delaware Park. She sold for $18,000 as a weanling and $25,000 as a yearling. Spreadingthewealth is a half-sister to three winners, including stakes winner Place Your Bet. Two of her siblings won at 2, including Place Your Bet, who has earned $291,873 through 2009.
Finishing 6th in her only start was Coquina Day (Thunder Gulch - A. B. Prospect by A. P. Indy), who ran 6 furlongs at Belmont on July 24. She 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.
The remaining fillies are unraced, including Couture Cat (Storm Cat - Runway Model by Petionville), who sold for $700,000 as a yearling. She is the first foal out of grade II winner Runway Model. As a 2-year old, Runway Model won the Golden Rod (gr. II) and the Alcibiades (gr. II), and finished third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). Overall, Runway Model earned $725,598 in her career, and won or placed in 7 stakes, including 6 graded stakes.
Mined Over Matter (Mineshaft - Melisma by Well Decorated) brought $100,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Melisma. Melisma has produced 5 winners, including grade II winner Choctaw Nation.
Jump Star (Jump Start - Starlique by Time for a Change) is out of the winning mare Starlique. Starlique has produced 2 winners from 2 to run, including Possible, a debut winner at 2.
Best Actor seeks a Dubai Victory in Ender's Universe
August 21, 2009
Arlington Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 5:56 PM ET HRTV
||Grand Slam Pete|
Best Actor (Rock Hard Ten - Dance for Dixie by Unaccounted For) has been working at Arlington Park for several months, including a 3 furlong work in :37.00 on August 19. Best Actor sold for $230,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Dance for Dixie. Dance for Dixie was a debut winner at 2, and earned $192,051 overall. She is the dam of grade III winner Summer Doldrums. Summer Doldrums was a winner at 2, and has earned $928,159 through 2009. Rock Hard Ten has had 11 starters, which have run 17 total times, recording 3 wins, 2 seconds, and $135,239.
Best Actor is part of an entry with unraced Key Largo (Fusaichi Pegasus - Mary by Cat Thief). Key Largo is a half-brother to the winner Mary's Song. His dam, Mary, is a half-sister to two winners, including grade I winner Mass Media. By the way, Best Actor and Key Largo have the same owners, trainer, and jockey named, so it would not be surprising if one of them scratched.
The most experienced entrant is Marathon Moon (Malibu Moon - Showcase by Storm Cat), who has run 4 times. Apart from a 8th place finish in the slop on July 4 at Churchill Downs, he has finished in the money every time. He was 2nd at Churchill Downs on both May 13 and June 4, and finished 3rd on the Ellis Park turf on July 24. Marathon Moon is the 2nd foal out of the unraced mare Showcase. Showcase is a full-sister to grade I winner Tactical Cat and grade II stakes-placed Storm Passage.
The only other entrant with experience is Grand Slam Pete (Grand Slam - Missadryannaatto by Green Dancer), who was 7th in his debut back on April 23 at Keeneland. Grand Slam Pete was a $60,000 yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Missadryannaatto. Missadryannaatto did not win at 2, but she did finish 2nd in the Juvenile Stakes at Woodbine that year. Missadryannaatto has produced 3 winners from 4 to run, including stakes winner Miss Mary Pat. Two of these won at 2.
Stakes winner Ender's Sister, dam of Ender's Universe (Giant's Causeway - Ender's Sister by A. P. Indy), won 2 races at 2, including the Three Ring Stakes. Overall, she earned $525,048. Ender's Universe is her first foal. Ender's Sister is also a full-sister to stakes winner Ender's Shadow and winner On a Roll, and a half-sister to 3 winners, including one by Giant's Causeway, sire of Ender's Universe.
Oro Verdadero (Yes It's True - Gold and Lively by Deputy Minister) is a half-brother to two winners, including stakes-placed Hesogoodwithmoney, who has earned $170,287 through 2009. Oro Verdadero's dam, Gold and Lively, is a half-sister to grade I winner High Yield.
Dubai Victory (Essence of Dubai - Herecomesacat by Storm Creek) is out of stakes-placed Herecomesacat, who was a winner at 2. Herecomesacat has produced the winner Omega Cat. Herecomesacat is also a half-sister to stakes winner Therecomesatiger and grade III stakes-placed Tight Precision.
3-year old stakes entries August 21
Grade III stakes-placed Shared Account (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Silk n' Sapphire by Smart Strike) and Kiddari (filly; Smarty Jones - La Paz by Hold Your Peace) meet in the 1 1/8 mile Lake Placid Stakes on the Saratoga turf. Post time is 4:56 PM ET. Shared Account was 2nd in the Virginia Oaks (gr. III) in her most recent start, on July 18 on the Colonial Downs turf. Kiddari finished 4th in the Jersey Girl Stakes an July 15 at Belmont last time out. She has never run on the turf. Read more about the Lake Placid here.
Other 3-year old entries August 21
One Hot Toddy (filly; Congaree - Crimson and Roses by El Prado (IRE)) faces 7 in race 9 at Calder. Post time is 4:27 PM ET for this 6.5 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race. One Hot Toddy finished 6th in her last race, a mile Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Calder on August 6.
Adam's Nay (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Senorita Spike by El Gran Senor) breaks from the rail in race 2 at Penn National, a mile Maiden Special Weight on the turf with a post time of 7:09 PM ET. Adam's Nay has run 6 times, and finished in the money in 5 races. Most recently, he was 2nd in a 6 furlong race at Penn National on August 4.
Luvthat d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Uluvitnunoit by Evansville Slew) goes in race 3 at Prairie Meadows, a mile Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 8:23 PM ET. Luvthat d'Oro was 4th in her last start, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Special Weight on August 7 at Prairie Meadows.
Red Bird Rules (filly; Peace Rules - Twirling Angel by Saint Ballado) is in race 6 at Remington Park, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 9:50 PM ET for this contest for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. Red Bird Rules finished 3rd in her most recent race, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Lone Star on July 24.
In race 8 at Remington Park is Costa de Oro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Capote's Katarina by Capote). Post time is 10:46 PM ET for this 6 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race. Costa de Oro is 2 for 2 in his career, including a Claiming victory at Lone Star on July 10.
La Gran Bailadora (filly; Afleet Alex - Affirmed Dancer by Affirmed) worked at Keeneland, 5 furlongs in 1:01.40.
At Fair Hill, Quechee (colt; Afleet Alex - Tarika by Cozzene) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.20.
Spicer (colt; Ghostzapper - Allspice by Coronado's Quest) worked at Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs in :50.20.
On the training track at Saratoga, Dean's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Summer Theatre by Ide) went 4 furlongs in :51.68.
At Woodbine, Kid Canuck (colt; Kitten's Joy - Draxhall Jump by Tale of the Cat) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.40.
Roulette Winner (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Clever Monique by Clever Trick) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.24 at Saratoga.
At Belmont, Tenplus (colt; Rock Hard Ten - One Beautiful Lady by Broad Brush) went 3 furlongs in :36.05.
At Del Mar, Saintly Seoul (colt; Saint Liam - Seoul by Deputy Minister) went 5 furlongs in :59.80.
Westshore (colt; Saint Liam - Alexi Dancer by A. P. Indy) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.03 on the Saratoga training track.
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