Dean's Kitten has a Vision

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The Good Mood Stakes stayed on the turf, so MTO Havre de Grace (filly; Saint Liam - Easter Bunnette by Carson City) stayed in the barn. The winner was Potosina (Cactus Ridge - Cristalline (CHI) by Northair). Watch the Replay.

Dean's Kitten has a Vision

Mr. Vegas (Freud - Lhotse by The Minstrel) was favored, but Zapster (Ghostzapper - Extend by Unbridled's Song) and his entrymate Golly Day (Lion Heart - Wake Up Kiss by Cure the Blues), and Krypton (Rock Hard Ten - Freedom Reigns by Unbridled's Song) all received plenty attention from the bettors. Krypton went for the early lead, along with Mr. Vegas. Just behind these was Zapster. Dean's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Summer Theatre by Ide) was sitting mid-pack, and Shrimp Dancer (Kitten's Joy - Formal Dancer by Formal Gold) was at the back. Zapster made his move, and took the lead after 6 furlongs. But, Dean's Kitten was coming. He rallied wide and hit the front in the stretch. Imaging (Dynaformer - Gaze by Danzig) made a run at him, but Dean's Kitten had enough to get the victory. Coming on strong late was Shrimp Dancer, who took the third spot. Dean's Kitten is the 5th stakes winner for Kitten's Joy, and his 3rd stakes winner in two days. Shrimp Dancer is the 8th stakes performer for Kitten's Joy. Zapster ended up 5th, and Krypton tired to 9th. Watch the Replay.

Result: October 25, 2009
Belmont Race 6
Vision Stakes

Dean's Kitten $10.00
$4.50
$4.10
Imaging  
$5.40
$4.20
Shrimp Dancer  
$8.30

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Westover Wild Over Golden Ghost

Not much change during this four horse race. Westover Wildcat (Forest Wildcat - Bronze Abe by Two Punch) went right to the lead. Golden Ghost (Ghostzapper - Mandy's Gold by Gilded Time) was in second. They were close for a time, but then Westover Wildcat sprinted away. Although Golden Ghost couldn't catch Westover Wildcat, he was well clear of the other two. Golden Ghost now has a record of 2 wins, 1 second, and 1 third in 6 starts, with earnings of $77,680. Watch the Replay.

Result: October 25, 2009
Belmont Race 3
Bold Lad Stakes

Westover Wildcat $3.60
$2.30
Golden Ghost  
$3.80
Economic Swoon  

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Risking Litigation Over Alex Le Great

Schoolyard Dreams (Stephen Got Even - Hear This by Prospector's Music) was scratched. Alex Le Great (Afleet Alex - Colonial Glitter by Glitterman) was slightly favored over 2nd choice Litigation Risk (Closing Argument - Silver Bliss by Silver Deputy). This one was game on from the break. Litigation and Alex Le Great both went for the lead. Litigation Risk got it, but Alex Le Great was right with him. D'oro Dancer (Medaglia d'Oro - Cat Dancer by Storm Cat) was in the mix as well. At the turn, the three were still together. D'oro Dancer gave in first. The other two battled into the stretch. Litigation Risk pulled away at that point, winning by 2. Alex Le Great was a clear second, while Fly Down flew into third. Litigation Risk is winner number 12 for Closing Argument. Watch the Replay.

Result: October 25, 2009
Belmont Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

Litigation Risk $5.00
$2.40
$2.10
Alex Le Great  
$2.40
$2.10
Fly Down  
$3.00

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Donna Gets Going, La Gran Bailadora Gets Left

Starlite Starbrite (Mutakddim - Starlight Surprise by Salutely) was scratched. Sheryl's Melody (More Than Ready - Gera by Capote) was the early favorite, but Donna Getyourgun (Stormy Atlantic - Cryptoqueen by Cryptoclearance) was the choice at post time. La Gran Bailadora (Afleet Alex - Affirmed Dancer by Affirmed), who was debuting in blinkers and no hind shoes, was 17-1. Bethaven (Victory Gallop - Watercolourtwo by Secreto) was full of pep in the paddock. Baby Sister (Tale of the Cat - Twice Tempted by Wild Again) caught my eye. Lady Symphony (Consolidator - Dancing Naturally by Fred Astaire) was acting up in the post parade. La Gran Bailadora was a problem child at the load. First, she was a tad reluctant. Then, the back feet started flying. She certainly has some skill with those. She was kicking fast and far. The gate crew was very patient and finally got her loaded. However, she was totally left at the break and that was pretty much the end of the race for her. She may be getting some gate work after this one. Taking the lead was longshot Kenny Lane (Forestry - Vantive by Mr. Prospector), who was running pretty free up there. Coming in the stretch were Baby Sister and Donna Getyourgun. The latter filly pulled away from Baby Sister to get the victory. Kenny Lane did well to hold third. Watch the Replay.

Result: October 25, 2009
Keeneland Race 7
Maiden Special Weight

Donna Getyourgun $6.20
$3.80
$3.00
Baby Sister  
$6.40
$4.60
Kenny Lane  
$12.40

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Other 2-year old Result

Daddy Forty Nine (colt; Ghostzapper - Tuff Chick by Wild Again) won his Claiming race at Keeneland. He now has a record of 2 wins and 2 thirds in 4 starts, and has earned $25,540. Watch the Replay.

Maiden Entry

Hard Call has a Pleasant Fever from the Queen of Chena

October 26, 2009
Delaware Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

1 mile
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 2:09 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Anchorage
2. Ann
3. Molly Molly Molly
4. Queen of Chena
5. Hard Call
6. Pleasant Fever
7. Mon Chou
8. Itsagiantcauseway

Hard Call (Rock Hard Ten - Call Me Up by Miner's Mark), who has been working at Delaware Park, debuts at a mile at that track. She most recently worked 4 furlongs in :48.20 at Delaware Park on October 20. She sold for $100,000 as a yearling, and $125,000 as a 2-year old. Call Me Up, dam of Hard Call, was a debut winner at 2, and also won the Schuylerville (gr. II) that season. Call Me Up has produced the winner Heroic Moment, who earned $100,718. Call Me Up is also a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Clandestine Caller. Rock Hard Ten's 20 runners have made 51 total starts, recording 6 wins, 4 seconds, 5 thirds, and $288,947.

Pleasant Fever (Pleasant Tap - National Fever by Deputy Minister) and Itsagiantcauseway (Giant's Causeway - Countervail by Seeking the Gold) finished 2nd and 3rd in a mile and 70 yard contest at Delaware Park on September 30. That race was one by the Saint Liam filly Havre de Grace. Pleasant Fever is a half-sister to two winners. Her dam, National Fever, is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Roaring Fever, grade III winner Stormin Fever, and grade I winner Raging Fever. Itsagiantcauseway, who sold for $80,000 as a 2-year old, is the first foal out of the placed mare Countervail. Countervail is a half-sister to 10 winners, including stakes winner Alternate and grade I winner Peaks and Valleys.

Molly Molly Molly (Malibu Moon - Lizzie R by Cozzene) and Mon Chou (Purge - Outcross by Kris S.) met in a mile race at Delaware Park on September 19, with Molly Molly Molly finishing 2nd, and Mon Chou 4th. Molly Molly Molly also ran on October 5 at the Meadowlands in a mile and 70 yard turf race, finishing 6th. She is out of the winning mare Lizzie R, who has produced the winner Liscarroll. Lizzie R is a half-sister to 4 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Conormara. Mon Chou is by first-crop sire Purge, whose 39 runners have made 98 total starts, recording 12 wins, 15 seconds, 9 thirds, and $354,331. Mon Chou is a half-sister to 4 winners. Her dam, Outcross, is a half-sister to 11 winners, including stakes winners Mercedes Miss and Senate Appointee.

Ann (Successful Appeal - Mare Ann by Aloma's Ruler) has run twice, finishing 5th at Delaware Park on September 15, and 4th at Laurel on October 10. She sold for $50,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of stakes-placed Mare Ann. Mare Ann has produced 8 winners, including stakes winner Funny Annie. Four of Ann's siblings won at 2.

Queen of Chena (Rock Slide - Hannerly by Dancing Count), who sold for $13,000 as a yearling, was 4th in her only start, at Delaware Park on August 31. She is out of the winning mare Hannerly. Hannerly has produced 3 winners. Hannerly is also a half-sister to 5 winners.

This is the third time Anchorage (Tapit - Cross Your Heart by Miswaki) has appeared among the entries of one of our races, but she was scratched the other two times. She has run once, finishing 7th on a sloppy track at Belmont on September 27. She brought $540,000 as a 2-year old in training, and is out of the winning mare Cross Your Heart. Cross Your Heart has produced 2 winners, including stakes-placed Aviv. Both of her winners won at 2. Cross Your Heart is also a half-sister to stakes winner Threshold and grade II winner Broken Vow.

Returning Workers

October 24

Lujack (colt; Rock Hard Ten - To the Rainbow (FR) by Rainbow Quest) worked 4 furlongs in :49.20 at the Benton Training Center.

October 25

Klea (filly; Afleet Alex - Del Rae by Formal Gold) worked 4 furlongs in :49.40 at Churchill Downs.

Also working at Churchill Downs was Laurie Snow (filly; Afleet Alex - Roused by Saint Ballado), who went 5 furlongs in 1:02.20.

Spicer (colt; Ghostzapper - Allspice by Coronado's Quest) worked 4 furlongs in :48.40 at Churchill Downs.

Becky's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Caterette by Cozzene) worked on the turf course at Santa Anita, 5 furlongs in :58.40. It was the fastest of 9 works at the distance. Seems like he likes that Santa Anita turf.

Working 5 furlongs in 1:01.80 at Churchill was Romans Reward (colt; Kitten's Joy - Knock Off by Fit to Fight).

At Hollywood Park, Hard Way Ten (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Youcan'ttakeme by He's Tops) went 3 furlongs in :39.80.

New Madrid (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Back to Earth by Theatrical (IRE)) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 at Churchill.

Zori's Eye (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Congratulations by Mercedes Won) worked 4 furlongs in :50.20 at Churchill.

Working 5 furlongs in 1:04.20 at Churchill was I Am Indy (colt; Saint Liam - Teenage Temper by A. P. Indy).

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