Cutter Seeks a Doubles Partner

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Charming Saint Hubert

No scratches, and the track was fast. Woodman's Charm (Woodman - Bold Princesita by Silver Charm) was favored, Saint Hubert (Saint Liam - Warren's Whistle by Wolf Power (SAF)) was 11-1. There was a bit of a scramble for the early lead, Haitian Hero (Petionville - Regal Boot by Storm Boot) won that battle. Cassidys Jet (Proud Citizen - Cassidy by Jolie's Halo) applied the early pressure. Saint Hubert was at the back. Haitian Hero and Cassidys Jet were a team for awhile, then Haitian Hero pulled free. But, favorite Woodman's Charm was motoring on the outside. Haitian Hero stuck around for a time, but then Woodman's Charm drew off to a 4 1/2 length win. Saint Hubert, who was a good 5 lengths behind the rest at one point, made up a lot of places to finish 5th. Watch the Replay.

Result: November 17, 2009
Mountaineer Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

Woodman's Charm $5.40
Haitian Hero  


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Cutter Should Be Dancin' like a Spangled Star

November 18, 2009
Laurel Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

About One and One Sixteenth Miles
2-year olds
Post Time: 2:56 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Cutter
2. El Pichon
3. Spangled Star
4. Should Be Dancin'
5. Whoseafraid
6. Baileys Beach
7. Bubbling Springs
8. Santa Fe Chief

Cutter (Saint Liam - Brite Diamond by Deputy Minister) makes his third start, after a bit of a break. He finished 3rd at 5 furlongs at Delaware Park on July 14 and 5th at 5.5 furlongs on August 18 at Delaware Park. He has been training at Fair Hill to prepare for his return, including 4 furlongs in :50.20 on November 14. Cutter is the first foal out of the winning mare Brite Diamond. Brite Diamond is a half-sister to grade I winner Fowda and 2 other winners. Saint Liam's 21 runners have made 35 total starts, recording 4 wins, 1 second, 5 thirds, and $90,689.Cutter is the first foal out of the winning mare Brite Diamond. Brite Diamond is a half-sister to grade I winner Fowda and 2 other winners. Saint Liam's 47 runners have made 114 total starts, recording 14 wins, 9 seconds, 18 thirds, and $619,408.

El Pichon (Mr. Shoplifter - Girl On Go by Mister Jolie) has finished behind Cutter twice, 9th on July 14 and 6th on August 18. Overall, El Pichon has run 7 times. His best finish was 4th, which he gained at Timonium on September 7 and at Delaware Park on October 13. Most recently, he was 5th at a mile and 70 yards at the Meadowlands on October 30. El Pichon's starts also include an 8th-place finish in the Maryland Million Nursery Stakes. He is the first foal out of Girl On Go, who won 2 races as a 2-year old. Girl On Go is a half-sister to 6 winners, including Coconut Boy, a group II winner in the Trinidad.

Spangled Star (Distorted Humor - Spangled by Kris S.) and Baileys Beach (Out of Place - Mexicali Rose by El Gran Senor) finished 2nd and 3rd at a mile and a sixteenth at Laurel on October 14. Spangled Star had run three previous times, finishing 9th on the Colonial Downs turf on July 18, 3rd at Laurel on August 23, and 5th at Delaware Park on September 29. Spangled, dam of Spangled Star, was a stakes winner at 2. Spangled is a half-sister to 5 winners, including grade III winner Anklet. Baileys Beach has two addition starts, both at Laurel. He was 3rd on September 25 and 2nd on October 29. He is out of Mexicali Rose, who was a winner at 2. Mexicali Rose has produced 3 winners from 4 to run, including two that won at 2.

Should Be Dancin' (Dance With Ravens - Lip Sing's Affair by Black Tie Affair (IRE)), who is by freshman sire Dance With Ravens, has run twice. He finished 7th at Belmont on October 2, and 2nd at a mile at Suffolk Downs on October 21. Dance With Ravens' 32 runners have made 93 total starts, recording 8 wins, 12 seconds, 7 thirds, and $273,274. Stakes-placed Lip Sing's Affair, dam of Should Be Dancin', earned $287,153 in 69 starts. She has produced 2 winners.

Bubbling Springs (Touch Gold - Aly's Adita by Alydar) made his only start at 6 furlongs on a sloppy Laurel track on October 15, finishing 4. He is out of stakes winner Aly's Adita, who earned $150,212. Aly's Adita has produced 5 winners, including grade I winner Seek Gold.

Santa Fe Chief (Thunder Gulch - Willamaze by Broad Brush) has only run once, finishing 7th at Laurel on September 25. He sold for $50,000 as a yearling, and is a half-brother to the winner Perfect Precision. Willamaze, dam of Santa Fe Chief, is a half-sister to 5 winners, including grade III winners Undermine and Holberg.

A veteran of one turf start is Whoseafraid (Gators N Bears - Mirkwood by Far North), who ran 5.5 furlongs at Laurel on October 23. He is out of the winning mare Mirkwood, who has produced 7 winners, including grade II winner Preemptive Strike. Preemptive Strike has earned $462,898 through 2009, mostly over jumps.

Doubles Partner is Way Yonder Saluting Stormye

November 18, 2009
Churchill Downs Race 10
Maiden Special Weight

One Mile Turf
2-year olds
Post Time: 5:03 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Rosscat
2. Way Yonder
3. Screenplay
4. Jasonfranknbill
5. War Axe
6. Oldhamburg
7. Where U At
8. Schwartzbewithyou
9. Bergerac
10. Saluting Stormye
AE Mr Red Rock
AE Doubles Partner
AE Let's Do It
AE Carson's Pride
MTO Drosselmeyer

Doubles Partner (Rock Hard Ten - Serena's Sister by Rahy) is on the AE list for this one, scheduled for a mile on the turf. But, it rained today and there is more coming tomorrow, so he has a decent chance of running. He has run three times, with his best finish at 7 furlongs on a sloppy track at Belmont on September 11, where he was third. His additional finishes were an 11th at Saratoga on July 29, and 7th at Keeneland on October 28. Since his Keeneland race, he's worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.20 at Churchill Downs on November 11. Doubles Partner sold for $450,000 as a yearling. His dam, Serena's Sister, is a full-sister to champion Serena's Song. Serena's Sister has produced 4 winners, including turf stakes winner Stormy Venus. Rock Hard Ten's 24 runners have made 64 total starts, recording 7 wins, 5 seconds, 8 thirds, and $314,522.

Screenplay (Stephen Got Even - Sansa by Unbridled) finished 6th, in front of Doubles Partner, on October 28 at Keeneland. It was his only start. He is out of the winning mare Sansa. Sansa has produced 2 winners from 3 to run. Sansa is also a half-sister to 8 winners, including stakes winners Love Medicine, Hot Lear, and turf stakes winner Intern.

The only entrant with turf experience in the main field is Saluting Stormye (Roman Ruler - Stormy Kitty by Stormy Atlantic), who finished 2nd on yielding turf at Arlington Park on August 30. He also ran on the Polytrack at Keeneland on October 14, finishing 4th. Saluting Stormye is by first-crop sire Roman Ruler, whose 49 runners have made 132 total starts, recording 25 wins, 19 seconds, 23 thirds, and $932,839. Saluting Stormye sold for $45,000 as s yearling, and is the first-foal out of stakes-placed Stormy Kitty. Stormy Kitty is a half-sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Halo's Tiger.

Rosscat (Maria's Mon - Ice Forest by Pine Bluff) finished 4th in his only start, a 6 furlong race at Keeneland on October 29. Rosscat is the second foal out of stakes-placed Ice Forest, who earned $135,779. Ice Forest's first foal, Away She Go, is a winner.

Jasonfranknbill (Petionville - So Unusual by Nijinsky II) has run twice, finishing 5th at Turfway Park on September 12, and 10th at Keeneland on October 15. He sold for $17,000 as a yearling, and is a full-brother to 3 winners and a half-brother to one winner. His full-siblings include stakes winner Haitian Vacation, who won 2 races at 2, including the Selima Stakes. Haitian Vacation was also stakes-placed on the turf.

Oldhamburg (Eddington - Dominica by Housebuster), who is by first-crop sire Eddington, was 6th in his only race, on October 22 at Keeneland. Eddington's 37 runners have made 106 combined starts, recording 11 wins, 14 seconds, 14 thirds, and $268,042. Stakes-placed Dominica, dam of Oldhamburg, earned $189,557 in 18 starts. Dominica has produced the winner Mackinaw. Dominica is also a half-sister to 4 winners, and a full-sister to stakes winner Find the Treasure. \

Also by Eddington is AE entrant Mr Red Rock (Eddington - Chinese Empress by Nijinsky II), who is unraced. Mr Red Rock brougt $130,000 as a yearling, and is out of turf stakes winner Chinese Empress. Chinese Empress has produced 7 winners from 8 to run, including grade I winner Dream Empress. Dream Empress won 2 races at 2, including the Alcibiades (gr. I), and finished second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr.I). Her other 2-year old win came on the turf. In total, 4 of Mr Red Rock's siblings won on the turf and 4 won at 2 (2 won on the turf at 2).

War Axe (Thunderello - Wavy Journey by Wavering Monarch) made his only start at Turfway Park on September 26, where he finished 7th at 6 furlongs. is a full-brother to Thunder Buddy, who was a winner at 2. He is also a half-brother to one 2-year old winner. His dam, Wavy Journey, is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Schwartzbewithyou (Royal Academy - And Nobody Knows by Colonial Affair) has also run once, finishing 10th at 7 furlongs at Keeneland on October 18. He brought $65,000 as a weanling and $80,000 as a yearling. He is the first foal out of the winning mare And Nobody Knows. And Nobody Knows is a half-sister to 3 winners, including grade II winner Count Folly. Count Folly is by Royal Academy, sire of Schwartzbewithyou.

The rest in the main body of the race are unraced, including Way Yonder (Distant View - Dancer's Heiress by Stately Don). He is out of the turf winning mare Dancer's Heiress, who has produced 4 winners from 4 to run, including turf stakes-placed Rocinante. All of Way Yonder's winning siblings won on the turf, and Rocinante was winner on the turf at 2.

Romy, dam of Where U At (Smart Strike - Romy by Slew Machine), was a grade III winner on the turf. She was also a winner at 2, and earned $636,627 in her career, primarily on the turf. Romy has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner My Ro. One of Where U At's siblings won on the turf.

Bergerac (Rahy - Freedom of Speech by Danzig) is a full-brother 2 winners, including T. D. Vance, grade II winner on the turf, who was a debut winner at 2. Bergerac is also a half-brother to 4 winners. Overall, three of his siblings won on the turf (including both full-siblings) and 2 were debut winners at 2.

AE Let's Do It (El Prado (IRE) - Nephele by Deputy Commander) has run three times, finishing 6th at Presque Isle Downs on August 27, 2nd at 1 1/16 miles on the Laurel turf on September 19, and 10th at 1 1/16 miles at Keeneland on October 10. He is out of the mare Nephele, who was a winner at 2. Nephele has produced the winner Icwhatyourlookinat. Nephele is also a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winners Classic Olympio and Mr. Felipe. Classic Olympio was also stakes-placed on the turf.

Also on the AE list is Carson's Pride (City Zip - Sneak Out by Belong to Me), who has run twice. He was 3rd at Keeneland back on April 3, and 9th at Churchill Downs on November 1. Carson's Pride is a full-brother to grade III turf stakes-placed Mommie Whiz. Mommie Whiz has won three races, all on the turf. Sneak Out, dam of Carson's Pride, is a half-sister to 4 winners, including grade III turf stakes-placed Hidden Truth.

MTO entrant Drosselmeyer (Distorted Humor - Golden Ballet by Moscow Ballet) has run twice on the turf, finishing 3rd at Saratoga on August 16, and 2nd at Belmont on September 20. He also ran on the main track at Keeneland on October 24, finishing 2nd. Drosselmeyer, who was purchased for $600,000 as a yearling, is out of grade I winner Golden Ballet. Golden Ballet won 2 stakes as a 2-year old, and earned $732,145 overall. Golden Ballet has produced 2 winners, including stakes winner Stage Luck. Drosselmeyer is part of an entry with Doubles Partner.

New Worker

November 17

Gaucho (colt; Ghostzapper - Fashion Cat by Forest Wildcat) worked 3 furlongs in :39.94 at Palm Meadows. Gaucho sold for $425,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the winning mare Fashion Cat. Fashion Cat is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Wild Fashion and grade I winner Peace Rules.

Returning Workers

November 17

At Philadelphia Park, Alex's Sis Casey (filly; Afleet Alex - Pose by Nureyev) went 4 furlongs in :48.87.

Working 5 furlongs from the gate at Philadelphia Park was All About Alex (filly; Afleet Alex - California Sunset by Deputy Minister), who recorded a time of 1:01.38.

Backstretch (colt; Afleet Alex - Pleasant Point by Pleasant Colony) worked at the Thoroughbred Center, 4 furlongs in :51.00.

Working 2 furlongs from the gate at the Thoroughbred Center was Five Afleet (colt; Afleet Alex - Nickel Classic by Regal Classic), who went in :24.20.

Holiday Buzz (colt; Afleet Alex - Dixie Holiday by Dixieland Band) worked 6 furlongs in 1:15.60 at Churchill Downs.

At Belmont, In This Life (filly; Ghostzapper - Spy Novel by Broad Brush) worked 4 furlongs in :48.14.

At Hollywood, Subsidized (filly; Ghostzapper - Oh Nellie by Tilt the Stars) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.60.

Roll 'n Rock (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Lady Stack by Stack) worked at Mountaineer, 3 furlongs in :37.60.

At Philadelphia Park, Liam's Dream (filly; Saint Liam - Danzig's Dreamer by Rubiano) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.51. It was the fastest of 18 works at the distance.

Marvelous Monkey (filly; Saint Liam - Liberty Flag by Kingmambo) worked at Keeneland, 5 furlongs in 1:03.00.

At Monmouth, Nicetoseey'again (colt; Saint Liam - O K to Dance by With Approval) went 4 furlongs in :48.40.

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