News and Notes
Ciminella (Afleet Alex - Bruanna by Housebuster) was scratched from the 4th at Belmont. The winner of that one was Kitty in a Tizzy (Tiznow - Puma Kitten by Storm Cat), who was on the lead from the beginning, and who held off Chimayo (A. P. Indy - Chimichurri by Elusive Quality) by a head. Watch the Replay.
Whydah Holds Off La Cloche
The race stayed on the turf, so MTO Mama Said (Spanish Steps - Sweetness by Stormy Atlantic) was scratched. Also scratched was Souma (Mr. Greeley - Mountain Bonfire by Mt. Livermore). Key Quality (Elusive Quality - Forest Key by Green Forest) was favored, while La Cloche (Ghostzapper - Memories of Silver by Silver Hawk) was 7-1. Key Quality went to the front, but Far Isle (Indian Charlie - Meine Cosmos (IRE) by Caerleon) went right with her. These two dueled into the stretch, when Key Quality began to tire. But, Far Isle couldn't hold off Whydah (More Than Ready - Riverboat Miss by Storm Cat), who had been stalking the early pacesetters. La Cloche made up a lot of ground late to pick up second, despite drifting and running greenly. It was definitely an improvement over her first start, so hopefully we'll see her back on the turf. Watch the Replay.
Result: September 16, 2009
Belmont Park Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
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Playful Pussycat seeks a Cheap Thrill for Honey'n Roses
September 17, 2009
Woodbine Race 2
Maiden Claiming ($20,000)
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 1:28 PM ET TVG
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Playful Pussycat (Kitten's Joy - Feisty Ferdinand by Ferdinand) makes her 2nd start, after finishing 7th at 7 furlongs first time out on August 20. That race was also a $20,000 Maiden Claiming race. She did take early money in that one. Since then, she's worked a couple times at Woodbine, including 5 furlongs in 1:01.60. Playful Pussycat is out of Feisty Ferdinand, who was a winner at 2. Feisty Ferdinand has produced 6 winners, including Castrovirreyna, who was group II stakes-placed in Peru. One of Playful Pussycat's siblings won at 2. Kitten's Joy's 29 runners have made 73 starts, recording 11 wins, 13 seconds, 11 thirds, and $399,281.
Sorocaba (Stormy Atlantic - Sayabec by Foxhound) finished 5th, in front of Playful Pussycat, on August 20 at Woodbine. She has made three additional starts. Her most recent outing was on September 4 at Woodbine, when she was 11th while running on the turf. Sorocaba is out of the winning mare Sayabec, who was a winner at 2. Sayabec is also a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Solihull.
Suffragette (Full Mandate - Sharpbill (GB) by Eagle Eyed), AE entry Bella Italia (Sambuca On Ice - Demis Chief by Chief's Crown), Archess (Trajectory - Spectral Arc by Dr. Carter), and Whinny Pooh (Shelter - Lady March by Synastry Express) met in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Woodbine on September 4, finishing 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th. Suffragette has run two additional times, both at Woodbine. She was 5th on August 22 and 4th on July 10. Grade II stakes-placed Sharpbill, dam of Suffragette, won 2 races as a 2-year old. She has produced the winner Old Head, who won her only race at 2. Bella Italia's only previous start was on August 8 at Woodbine, where she was 11th. She is out of the winning mare Demis Chief, who is a half-sister to 3 winners. Archess is out of the winning mare Spectral Arc, who was a winner at 2. Spectral Arc has produced 3 winners, including stakes-placed I'm Spectral. I'm Spectral is a full-brother to Archess. One of Archess' siblings won at 2. Whinny Pooh also ran at Woodbine on August 7, finishing 8th, and on July 26, finishing 5th. She is the first foal out of the placed mare Lady March.
Honey'n Roses (Proud and True - Sneak a Peek by Halo's Image) was third, Rusted Through (Wando - Rare Emy by Rare Brick) was 7th, and Rodeo Kitten (Catahoula Parish - Rodeo Princess by Inspired Prospect) finished 8th in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Woodbine on August 23. Honey'n Roses also ran twice at Woodbine in July, finishing 7th on the 10th and 3rd on the 23rd. She sold for $12,000 as a 2-year old, and is the first foal out of unraced Sneak a Peek. Sneak a Peek is a half-sister to 4 winners. Rusted Through is by first-crop sire Wando, whose 10 runners have made 27 combined starts, recording 1 win, 5 seconds, 4 thirds, and $115,966. Rare Emy, dam of Rusted Through, was a winner at 2, and has produced winner Valid Emy. Rodeo Kitten has made 2 additional starts, finishing 9th on July 23 and 6th on June 13. Both races were at Woodbine. She is a half-sister to the winner Gina L. Her dam, Rodeo Princess, is a half-sister to 6 winners.
AE entrant You Are Current (Alex's Pal - She's Unreal by Unreal Zeal) and Mobil's Holly (Mobil - Ascot in the Gate by Ascot Knight) faced off on August 21 at Woodbine, running 6 furlongs in a Maiden Claiming race. You Are Current was 4th, and Mobil's Holly finished 9th. You Are Current has since run at Woodbine on September 9, finishing 8th. She is out of the winning mare She's Unreal. She's Unreal has produced 5 winners, including stakes winner Incredible Bulk. Two of You Are Current's siblings won at 2, including Incredible Bulk. Mobil's Holly, who is by freshman sire Mobil, previously ran at Woodbine on August 6, finishing 5th. Mobil's 15 runners have run 40 total times, recording 4 wins, 3 seconds, 3 thirds, and $224,207. Mobil's Holly is out of the winning mare Ascot in the Gate, who has produced the winner Executive Sherri.
Myah's Flight (Victory Gallop - Brook's Approval by Montbrook) finished 4th in her debut at Presque Isle Downs on July 29, and then was 10th at Woodbine on August 14. Both races were Maiden Special Weights. She is the second foal out of the mare Brook's Approval, who was a winner at 2. Brook's Approval is a half-sister to 5 winners.
Cheap Thrill (Champali - Miss Le Berthon by El Gran Senor) has also run twice, finishing 10th in a Maiden Claiming race on August 7, and 5th in a Maiden Special Weight on August 28. Both races were at Woodbine. She is a half-sister to 5 winners, two of which won at 2.
Completing the main body of the race is unraced Mrs. Cleaver (Broken Vow - Falling Snow by Deputy Minister). She is out of the mare Falling Snow, who was a winner at 2. Falling Snow has produced 4 winners from 4 to run, including one 2-year old winner.
Molinaro Secreto (Tempolake - Secret Rush by Marquetry) is the other AE entry. She finished 10th in her only start, running in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Woodbine on September 7. She is out of the winning mare Secret Rush, who earned $212,354. Secret Rush has produced the winner Dainty Secret, a full-sister to Molinaro Secreto.
Shrimp Dancer makes a Fortunate Run to be Supreme Serene
September 17, 2009
Belmont Park Race 4
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles turf
Post Time: 2:36 PM ET HRTV/TVG
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Shrimp Dancer (Kitten's Joy - Formal Dancer by Formal Gold) makes his third start overall, and his 2nd on the turf. He was 5th in the mud at Saratoga on August 22, and then finished 3rd on the Saratoga turf on August 31 while running 5.5 furlongs. Shrimp Dancer is out of the winning mare Formal Dancer, who won 2 races at 2. Formal Dancer has produced 2 winners from 3 to run, including one that won on the turf at 2. Formal Dancer is also a half-sister to stakes winner Marichal and group II turf winner Vangelis. Kitten's Joy's 29 runners have made 73 starts, recording 11 wins, 13 seconds, 11 thirds, and $399,281.
Bishop of Nola (Devil His Due - Via Mizner by Forty Niner), Capridge (Cactus Ridge - Cap Beino by Lyphard), and Two Sons (Read the Footnotes - Yesterdays Gone by Summer Squall) faced Shrimp Dancer in the mud at Saratoga on August 22, with Bishop of Nola 3rd, Capridge 7th, and Two Sons 9th. It was the first and only start for all three. Bishop of Nola is a half-brother to 5 winners, one of which won at 2. His dam, Via Mizner, is also a half-sister to 2 winners. Turf stakes winner Cap Beino, dam of Capridge, has produced 6 winners, including stakes winner Triviality and Plum Red, who was stakes-placed on the turf and dirt. One of her offspring won at 2 and three won on the turf. Two Sons was a $16,000 yearling, and is a half-brother to 3 winners. One of his siblings was a winner on the turf at 2. Two Sons' dam, Yesterdays Gone, is a half-sister to 7 winners, including turf stakes winner Clever Day.
Supreme Serene (More Than Ready - Serene Ditty by Unbridled's Song) and Fortunate Run (Cherokee Run - Hope's Ahead by Alwuhush) met at 1 1/16 miles on the Saratoga turf on August 20, finishing 4th and 6th. Supreme Serene previously finished 8th on the Belmont dirt on July 9. He is out of the winning mare Serene Ditty, who has produced turf winner John's Song. Serene Ditty is a half-sister to turf stakes winner Covering Ground and stakes winner Courtly Jazz, who was also stakes-placed on the turf. Serene Ditty is also a half-sister to Mutaahab, a group II winner on the turf. Fortunate Run sold for $50,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of the turf winning mare Hope's Ahead. Hope's Ahead has produced 2 winners, one of which won at 2 and one of which won on the turf.
N B Ravens (Dance With Ravens - I Met Somebody by Compliance) has made three starts, including 2 on the turf. He finished 7th on the dirt at Belmont on June 12, 5th on the Belmont turf on July 12, and 10th on the Saratoga turf on August 6. N B Ravens is by first-crop sire Dance With Ravens, whose 18 runners have made 31 combined starts, registering 3 wins, 3 seconds, 2 thirds, and $75,533. N B Ravens is the 2nd foal out of the mare I Met Somebody, who was a winner at 2 and on the turf. I Met Somebody's first foal is a winner. I Met Somebody is a half-sister to turf stakes winner High Pioneer.
Eire's Run (Performing Magic - Tiz Paula by Tiznow) has run three times, finishing 3rd at Belmont on June 12, 5th at Saratoga on August 3, and 3rd at Saratoga on August 24. All of his starts were on the dirt. He is the first foal out of the unraced mare Tiz Paula. Tiz Paula is a daughter of stakes winner Paula's Girl.
Turnpike Token (Gold Token - Parsippany by Outflanker) has started twice, both times on the dirt at Saratoga. He was 7th on July 29 and 4th on August 30. Turnpike Token is out of the mare Parsippany, who was a winner at 2, and who earned $182,387 overall. Parsippany is a half-sister to 5 winners, including turf stakes winner So Rakish.
Saver Dude (City Zip - Holdyoursuspicions by Hold Your Peace) was 6th in his only start, on the Saratoga dirt on September 6. He sold for $17,000 as a weanling, and is a half-brother to 8 winners. Three of Saver Dude's siblings won at 2, and one won on the turf.
Shotgun Bandit (Eurosilver - Shot Gun Frances by Commemorate), who is by first-crop sire Eurosilver, sold for $75,000 as a 2-year old. He has run twice, finishing 9th at Saratoga on August 3, and 6th at Saratoga on August 30. Both races were on the dirt. Shotgun Bandit is out of the winning mare Shot Gun Frances. Shot Gun Frances has produced 9 winners, including stakes winner Shot Gun Favorite. Two of her offspring won at 2, and one won on the turf. Eurosilver's 33 runners have made 76 total starts, recording 6 wins, 6 seconds, 16 thirds, and $182,721.
Also by Eurosilver is unraced D'argento (Eurosilver - Wilusa by Vigors). Wilusa, dam of D'argento, was stakes-placed on the turf. Wilusa has produced 6 winners from 6 to run, including stakes winner Wiry Willie. Two of D'argento's siblings won at 2.
MTO entrant Luminesce (Mr. Light (ARG) - Dazzling Diva by Wild Rush) is the first runner for his sire, Mr. Light. Grade III winner Mr. Light earned $247,059 in 16 starts. Luminesce is a half-brother to 2 winners, one of which won at 2. His dam, Dazzling Diva, is a daughter of grade I winner Supah Gem.
Gray Flash (filly; Afleet Alex - Stormy Regina by Storm Cat) runs in race 5 at Calder, a 5.5 furlong Claiming race. Post time is 2:44 PM ET. Gray Flash, who broke her maiden in her 8th start, finished 3rd last time out on August 22 in a 5.5 furlong Claiming race.
Lady Laurie Snow (filly; Afleet Alex - Roused by Saint Ballado) worked 5 furlongs in 1:05.40 at Churchill Downs.
She Power (filly; Afleet Alex - Boogie Beach Blues by Cure the Blues) worked 3 furlongs in :38.20 at Crupi's New Castle Farm.
Working 4 furlongs from the gate at Belmont was Quick Kid (colt; Ghostzapper - Perfect Sting by Red Ransom), who went in :49.72.
Also at Belmont, Seeking the Ghost (filly; Ghostzapper - Questress by Seeking the Gold) went 4 furlongs in :52.42.
Working from the gate at Delaware Park was Trinity Run (colt; Ghostzapper - Lake Windermere by Fit to Fight), who went 4 furlongs in :49.00.
Quiet Class (filly; Kitten's Joy - Balancing Act by Spectacular Bid) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.20 at Churchill Downs.
Romans Reward (colt; Kitten's Joy - Knock Off by Fit to Fight) worked 4 furlongs in :48.60 at Churchill Downs.
Brake Lights (colt; Saint Liam - Miss Golden Circle by Crafty Prospector) went 3 furlongs in :35.71 at Belmont.
At Philadelphia Park, Liam's Dream (filly; Saint Liam - Danzig's Dreamer by Rubiano) went 4 furlongs in :49.93.
At Monmouth, Saint Amore (filly; Saint Liam - Amaretta by Woodman) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.00.
Saintly Seoul (colt; Saint Liam - Seoul by Deputy Minister) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.40 at Santa Anita.
At Arlington, Sheltowee (colt; Saint Liam - Crafty Oak by Crafty Prospector) worked 6 furlongs in 1:14.20.
Westshore (colt; Saint Liam - Alexi Dancer by A. P. Indy) worked 4 furlongs in :49.80 at Churchill Downs.
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