Beating the Recession with Papaw Broughton

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Wicked Charm (Ghostzapper - Belva by Theatrical (IRE)) was scratched from her race at Laurel, which did come off the turf and was run on the muddy main track. The winner was Dictate the Tempo (Dixie Union - Rosthern by Broad Brush). Watch the Replay. By the way, they won't be running turf races at Laurel for the rest of the year

Vivacious Anna (Afleet Alex - Petite Chatte by Storm Cat) was the 3-5 favorite in her Maiden Special Weight at Charles Town. But, she was a late scratch after appearing to get cast in the starting gate. They freed her fairly quickly, and she walked off under her own power, so hopefully she'll be back in action soon. The winner was Imanheiress (Smoke Glacken - Miss Moola by Saint Ballado), who absolutely loved the slop. Watch the Replay.

Please let me know if you are having trouble watching the race replays. Last night, they didn't seem to be working, so I took them out of the post. But, now they are working. So, it may just be me. You can also view the replay by selecting the "View Race Details" link.

Kuggerand Tames Tom Kitten

The only scratches were the AEs and the MTOs, the turf was firm. Bishop of Nola (Devil His Due - Via Mizner by Forty Niner) was favored, while Tom Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Coax Classic by Caveat) was 9-2. Butterfield Road (Anasheed - Pleasure Chest by Lycius) balked a bit at the load, and Bishop of Nola was a little restless. Good to Be Me (A. P Jet - Pierpont Account by Private Account) went for the early lead, while Tom Kitten secured a good spot near the back on the rail. Kuggerand (Johannesburg - Bid's Femme by Loustrous Bid) came through on the inside to take the lead from Good to Be Me. These two battled for a time, before Kuggerand sprinted free and got the victory. Thunder Chief (Thunder Gulch - Miss Yiayia by Gilded Time) came on late to best the rest. Tom Kitten made a move on the outside to claim the third spot. Favorite Bishop of Nola was never much involved, finishing 10th (last). Watch the Replay.

Result: November 11, 2009
Aqueduct Race 9
Maiden Special Weight

Kuggerand $11.40
Thunder Chief  
Tom Kitten  


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Pick and Praying on Klea

No scratches in this one. Favoritism volleyed between the Songandaprayer fillies Honor Hymn (Songandaprayer - Astrid by Concern) and Pick and Pray (Songandaprayer - Miss Pickums by Afternoon Deelites), with Honor Hymn getting the nod at post time. Klea (Afleet Alex - Del Rae by Formal Gold) was a respectable 8-1. Pick and Pray was the stand-out of the post parade and she broke on top. Klea was near the back. Honor Hymn went after Pick and Pray, but she couldn't catch her. In the stretch, Pick and Pray scampered away to win by better than 9, despite showing a little greenness in the stretch. Honor Hymn was a clear second, and Four Daughters (Consolidator - Sixkissesforsara by Saratoga Six) finished a nice third, after stumbling at the start. Klea made up some ground on the outside, but stalled at 5th. Pick and Pray is trained by Paul McGee, who also trained her dam, grade II winner Miss Pickums. Watch the Replay.

Result: November 11, 2009
Churchill Downs Race 8
Maiden Special Weight

Pick and Pray $7.20
Honor Hymn  
Four Daughters  


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Other Results

Afleet Maggi (filly; Afleet Alex - Mindset by Coronado's Quest) took the lead late in her Allowance race on the turf at Churchill, but she couldn't hold off Check The Label, finishing 2nd. Quick Breeze (filly; Ghostzapper - Quick Temper by A. P. Indy), who was a MTO entrant, did not draw into the race. There was a nasty looking spill in this race, as Silent Candy clipped heels and went down. Chris Emigh was taken to the hospital for observation. Silent Candy recovered and galloped off and was caught by an outrider. Watch the Replay.

Playful Pussycat (filly; Kitten's Joy - Feisty Ferdinand by Ferdinand) did not draw into her Maiden Claiming race at Woodbine.

Maiden Entries November 12

Recession Proof will make a Dixieland Melody with a Flask

November 12, 2009
Laurel Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

1 mile
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 2:56 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Chipanaputt
2. Corbeau
3. Recession Proof
4. Flask
5. Cloud Blue
6. Miss Fantastic
7. Queen of Chena
8. Itsagiantcauseway
9. Dixieland Melody
10. Brave as a Lion

Recession Proof (Afleet Alex - Pert Lady by Cox's Ridge) has run 6 previous times, finishing 2nd twice and 3rd once. Her most recent start was in a mile Maiden Claiming race at Laurel on October 31, where she finished second. Recession Proof sold for $40,000 at the Keeneland January 2009 Sale for Horses of all Ages, and is out of the winning mare Pert Lady. Pert Lady is the dam of grade II winner Zavata. Zavata won three races at 2, including the Saratoga Special (gr. II) and the Tremont (gr. III). Overall, he earned $346,533. Afleet Alex's 51 runners have run 146 total times, recording 14 wins, 23 seconds, 17 thirds, and $723,406.

Queen of Chena (Rock Slide - Hannerly by Dancing Count) and Itsagiantcauseway (Giant's Causeway - Countervail by Seeking the Gold) finished 3rd and 4th in a mile race at Delaware Park on October 26. Queen of Chena previously finished 4th at Delaware Park on August 31. She sold for $13,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Hannerly. Hannerly has produced 3 winners. Hannerly is also a half-sister to 5 winners. Itsagiantcauseway also has one other start, finishing 3rd on September 30 at Delaware Park. She sold for $80,000 as a 2-year old, and 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.

Dixieland Melody (Broken Vow - Uncommon Queen by Seattle Slew) and Cloud Blue (Maria's Mon - Storm Breaking by Storm Cat) met in a 7 furlong race at Laurel on October 21. Dixieland Melody was 2nd and Cloud Blue finished 5th. Eighth in that race was Recession Proof. Dixieland Melody has made 2 other starts, finishing 3rd at Laurel on September 23 and 2nd at Charles Town on October 28. She is out of the winning mare Uncommon Queen, who has produced the winner Anatolian Gold. Uncommon Queen is a half-sister to 7 winners, including stakes winners Crowning Meeting and Crown of Crimson, and grade I winner Excellent Meeting. Cloud Blue is the first foal out of stakes-placed Storm Breaking. Storm Breaking is a half-sister to 6 winners, including grade III winner Whimsy.

Flask (Maria's Mon - Carafe by Devil's Bag) finished 4th and Corbeau (Dance With Ravens - Parlez by French Deputy) finished 8th on September 23 at Laurel, behind Dixieland Melody. Flask is out of stakes-placed Carafe, who was a winner at 2. Carafe has produced 2 winners, including stakes-placed Atwell. Atwell was a winner at 2. Corbeau has since finished 6th at Laurel on October 21. She is by first-crop sire Dance With Ravens, whose 32 runners have made 85 total starts, recording 7 wins, 12 seconds, 5 thirds, and $250,256. Corbeau is out of the winning mare Parlez, who has produced stakes-placed Fools in Love, who was a winner at 2.

Brave as a Lion (Lion Hearted - Smartly by Horatius) has run twice, finishing 6th at Delaware Park on August 26 and 2nd on a muddy track at Laurel on October 28. She is out of stakes winner Smartly, who was a winner at 2. Smartly has produced 5 winners, including stakes winner Roaring Lion, a full-brother to Brave as a Lion. Roaring Lion won 3 races at 2, including the Maryland Juvenile Championship Stakes, and has earned $311,350 through 2009.

Chipanaputt (Unbridled's Song - Regal Miss Copelan by Copelan) has also run twice, finishing 10th at 6 furlongs on September 15 and 7th at a mile and 70 yards on October 14. Both races were at Delaware Park. She sold for $300,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Regal Miss Copelan. Regal Miss Copelan won the Colleen Stakes at 2. Chipanaputt is a half-sister to 2 winners, and a full-sister to 3 winners, including Rockport Harbor. Rockport Harbor won 4 races at 2, including the Nashua Stakes and the Remsen Stakes. Another full-sibling, Song of Solomon, was also a winner at 2.

Miss Fantastic (Fantasticat - Ribbon Cane by Allen's Prospect) made her only start at 7 furlongs on the turf at Laurel, where she finished 9th. She is by first-crop sire Fantasticat, whose 9 runners have made 18 total starts, recording 5 wins, 1 second, 1 third, and $73,961. Stakes winner Ribbon Cane, dam of Miss Fantastic, earned $270,998 in a 16 race career. Ribbon Cane is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Holiday Ball.

Papaw Broughton will Be Rich with Cosmic Transit

November 12, 2009
Churchill Downs Race 7
Maiden Claiming ($80,000 - $100,000)

6.5 furlongs
2-year olds
Post Time: 3:34 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Sporty
2. Donegal's Pride
3. Prince Will I Am
4. Cosmic Transit
5. Be Rich
6. Nehru
7. Greytap
8. Slammy Boy
9. Papaw Broughton
10. Cheaper to Settle
11. African Moon

Papaw Broughton (Saint Liam - Princess Pegasus by Fusaichi Pegasus), who was scratched out of a race on October 28 at Keeneland, is entered this time at Churchill Downs. Interestingly, the Keeneland race had a Claiming price of $40,000, but in this one, he has a Claiming price of $100,000. Papaw Broughton has been working at the Churchill Downs Training Center, including 5 furlongs in :59.60 on October 30. Papaw Broughton is the first foal out of the winning mare Princess Pegasus. Princess Pegasus is a full-sister to one winner, and a half-sister to 7 winners, including group II winner Diffident. Saint Liam's 46 runners have made 106 total starts, recording 14 wins, 9 seconds, 17 thirds, and $610,675.

Cosmic Transit (Trippi - Witch of the Air by Lure) and Cheaper to Settle (Closing Argument - Mud Wrestling by Irish River (FR)) finished 8th and 9th in a 6 furlong race at Keeneland on October 14. It was the only start for both. Cosmic Transit is a half-brother to the winner Eight Faces. His dam, Witch of the Air, is a half-sister to one winner. Cheaper to Settle is out of the winning mare Mud Wrestling, who won 2 races at 2. Mud Wrestling has produced 4 winners, including stakes-placed Ghost Wrestling. Three of Cheaper to Settle's siblings won at 2. Freshman sire Closing Argument, sire of Cheaper to Settle, has sired 37 runners, which have started 90 total times, recording 16 wins, 17 seconds, 12 thirds, and $480,766.

Be Rich (Sarava - Wanton Gold by Gold Alert) was second in his only start, a 6 furlong race at Keeneland on October 28. He is out of the winning mare Wanton Gold, who was a winner at 2. Wanton Gold has produced the winner Britts Golden Girl, who was also a winner at 2. Wanton Gold is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Alert David.

Greytap (Tapit - Trickily by Trempolino) also has made one start at Keeneland. He finished 12th in a mile and a sixteenth race on October 10. Greytap is a half-brother to 3 winners, including one that won at 2. His dam, Trickily, is a half-sister to 6 winners, including group I winner Tropicaro.

The remaining horses are unraced, including Sporty (Smarty Jones - Byzantine by Quiet American), who brought $350,000 as a yearling. Stakes winner Byzantine, dam of Sporty, earned $565,590 in 37 starts. Byzantine is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winners Pete's Fancy and Roses 'n' Wine.

Nehru (Mingun - Run Early Run Fast by Cherokee Run), who is by first-crop sire Mingun, brought $30,000 as a yearling and $60,000 as a 2-year old. He is out of the winning mare Run Early Run Fast, who has produced 2 winners. One of Nehru's siblings was a debut winner at 2. Run Early Run Fast is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Brite Decision. Mingun's 24 runners have made 69 total starts, recording 8 wins, 3 seconds, 9 thirds, and $149,225.

Bringing $57,000 as a yearling was African Moon (Johannesburg - Mi Luna Nueva by El Prado (IRE)), who is the first foal out of stakes-placed Mi Luna Nueva. Mi Luna Nueva is a half-sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Crystal's Double and grade III winners Kim Loves Bucky and Transduction Gold.

Donegal's Pride (Distorted Humor - Unbridled Beauty by Unbridled's Song) sold for $40,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade II stakes-placed Unbridled Beauty. Unbridled Beauty was a debut winner at 2, and is the dam of stakes winner Meal Penalty. Meal Penalty won his first 2 races at 2, and finished 3rd in the Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) that season. Meal Penalty has earned $243,910 through 2009. Unbridled Beauty is a half- or full-sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Tax Refund.

Prince Will I Am (Victory Gallop - Dyna's Dynamo by Dynaformer) is the first foal out of the winning mare Dyna's Dynamo. Dyna's Dynamo is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Glacial.

Grade III winner Minister's Baby, dam of Slammy Boy (Grand Slam - Minister's Baby by Deputy Minister), earned $440,270 in 29 starts. Minister's Baby is a half-sister to 10 winners, including stakes winner Art Work.

New Worker

November 11

Cameron (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Chasseresse by Jade Hunter) worked 4 furlongs in :54.00 at Fair Grounds. Cameron brought $400,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Chasseresse, who was a winner at 2. Chasseresse has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Forest Huntress.

Returning Workers

November 11

Working 2 furlongs from the gate at the Thoroughbred Center was Five Afleet (colt; Afleet Alex - Nickel Classic by Regal Classic), who went in :25.00.

At Delaware Park, Lights Out Lidge (colt; Afleet Alex - Cervante (AUS) by King's Theatre (IRE)) went 3 furlongs in :38.80.

Marquesa Alexandra (filly; Afleet Alex - Miss Delta Dawn by Thirty Six Red) worked at Woodbine, 5 furlongs in 1:03.20.

Doubles Partner (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Serena's Sister by Rahy) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.20 at Churchill Downs.

Kaysa Deeya (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Pleasant Emily by Pleasant Tap) worked at Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs in 1:03.80.

At Turf Paradise, Saint Spirit (filly; Saint Liam - Unbridled Spirit by Unbridled's Song) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.20, the fastest of 6 works at the distance.

Upgrade (colt; Saint Liam - Emily Ring by Fit to Fight) worked 4 furlongs in :48.26 at Belmont.

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