Do What You Dare to Seek Sheltowee


News and Notes

Doilookfatnthese (Saint Liam - Big Tease by Gold Token) was scratched from her Maiden Special Weight at Hawthorne. The winner was Sassy Lady Rocket (Richter Scale - Be Six by Saratoga Six). Watch the Replay.

A big congratulations to 3-year old colt Port Stanley (Perfect Soul (IRE) - Alybeal by Alysheba), who broke his maiden in a 1 1/16 mile Maiden Special Weight at Woodbine. He is not a Maiden Watch horse, but he is on my personal Watch list, so he gets a mention. He displayed his usual tendency to settle at the back today, and I thought he had no shot with fractions of :25.19 and :49.70. But, he showed his late kick and won by a neck. Way to go Stanley! Despite taking 11 tries for his maiden score, Port Stanley has earned $86,284. In addition to his victory, he has 2 seconds and 3 thirds. Watch the Replay.

November 20 Results

Cuqui's Love (filly; Afleet Alex - Chilukki Cat by Storm Cat) won her Allowance race at Camarero. I knew all she needed was to get away from Sweet Kitten.

My Alexis (filly; Afleet Alex - Saint's Play by Saint Ballado) rallied to finish second in her Maiden Claiming race at Calder. Watch the Replay.

Afleet Again (colt; Afleet Alex - Lucky Again by Wild Again) finished 3rd behind an impressive Winslow Homer in his Allowance race at Philadelphia Park. Watch the Replay.

Lady Apple (filly; Saint Liam - Shot Gun Favorite by Eltish) was scratched from her Allowance race at Aqueduct.

Entries November 21

Seeking the Point to be Flamin' Hot with Bonus Coverage

November 21, 2009
Calder Race 1
Maiden Claiming ($32,000)

5.5 furlongs
2-year olds
Post Time: 12:25 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Inthethickofit
2. Flamin' Hot
3. Bonus Coverage
4. One Nice Copy Cat
5. Houngun
6. Orientation
7. Seeking the Point

Seeking the Point (Saint Liam - So Foolish by Seeking the Gold) makes his second start, after finishing 3rd in his debut at Calder on October 29. That race was also at 5.5 furlongs. Since that race, he worked 4 furlongs in :49.00 at the Ocala Training Center on November 14. Seeking the Point sold for $13,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the unraced mare So Foolish. So Foolish is a full-sister to 1 winner, and a half-sister to 2 winners, including Mitla, group I stakes-placed in Mexico. Saint Liam's 48 runners have made 117 total starts, recording 14 wins, 8 seconds, 18 thirds, and $621,236.

Flamin' Hot (Flame Thrower - Domestic Dispersal by Scatmandu) finished 2nd, in front of Seeking the Point, and Houngun (Tiger Ridge - Chaposa by Wild Event) finished 4th, behind Seeking the Point, on October 29 at Calder. It was the first start for Flamin' Hot, who is the first foal out of the winning mare Domestic Dispersal. Domestic Dispersal is a half-sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Beau Run. Houngun has run 6 times in total, finishing third twice, 4th twice, 6th once, and 7th once. All of his starts were at Calder. He sold for $20,000 as a yearling, and is the first out of the winning mare Chaposa. Chaposa is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Inthethickofit (Yes It's True - Chirimoya by Cobra King) has run 5 times, all at Calder. He finished third three times, including his latest start on November 6 at 6 furlongs. Inthethickofit sold for $65,000 as a yearling and $100,000 as a 2-year old. Grade II stakes-placed Chirimoya, dam of Inthethickofit, earned $260,389 in a 40 race career. Chirimoya has produced the winner Determined Gal, who was a winner at 2.

The others are unraced, including One Nice Copy Cat (One Nice Cat - Chubby Bubby by Harry the Hat) by first-crop sire One Nice Cat. One Nice Cat's 16 runners have made 63 total starts, recording 9 wins, 11 seconds, 6 thirds, and $225,224. One Nice Copy Cat is the first foal out of the winning mare Chubby Bubby. Chubby Bubby is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Orientation (Orientate - Symphonic by Songandaprayer) sold for $20,000 as a 2-year old, and is the first foal out of the placed mare Symphonic. Symphonic is a half-sister to 6 winners.

Bonus Coverage (Dance Master - Saint Saras Tune by Tunerup) is out of the winning mare Saint Saras Tune. Saint Saras Tune has produced 2 winners, including one that was a debut winner at 2.

Sheltowee is the Longest Shot for Euromillion

November 21, 2009
Hawthorne Park Race 1
Maiden Special Weight

1 1/16 miles
2-year olds
Post Time: 2:20 PM TVG

P Horse
1. Slewzoom
2. Win Brother Pins
3. Longest Shot
4. Euromillion
5. Racin Mason
6. New Grange
7. Spare Me Ten
8. In All Directions
9. Sheltowee

Sheltowee (Saint Liam - Crafty Oak by Crafty Prospector) makes his 5th start overall, and his third straight start at a mile and a sixteenth at Hawthorne. He finished 4th at that track and distance on October 7 and 2nd under those same conditions on November 1. His previous running was done at Arlington, where he was 4th on the Polytrack on August 2, and 8th on a yielding turf course on August 23. Sheltowee has worked once since his last start, going 4 furlongs in :52.00 at Hawthorne on November 14. Sheltowee is out of grade III winner Crafty Oak, who earned $442,155 in her career. Crafty Oak has produced 6 winners from 7 to run, including stakes winners Giant Oak and Apple Martini. Apple Martini most recently won the Illini Princess on October 31 at Hawthorne. Three of Sheltowee's siblings won at 2. Saint Liam has sired 48 runners, which have made 117 total starts, recording 14 wins, 9 seconds, 18 thirds, and $621,236.

Win Brother Pins (Tenpins - Valiant Queen by Lord Avie), Spare Me Ten (Tenpins - Alphacat by Tabasco Cat), and Racin Mason (Wild Gold - Dustee Bottle by Northern Wolf) finished 3rd, 4th, and 6th, behind Sheltowee, on November 1 at Hawthorne. Win Brother Pins and Spare Me Ten also met on October 17 at Hawthorne, finishing 10th and 7th in a 6 furlong race. Win Brother Pins finished 7th and 9th in two previous starts, both at Arlington Park. He is out of the winning mare Valiant Queen, who has produced stakes-placed Winpins. Winpins, who was a winner at 2, is a full-sister to Win Brother Pins. Valiant Queen is a full- or half-sister to 10 winners, including stakes winner Special Moments. Spare Me Ten also ran previously at Arlington Park, finishing 8th on September 25. He sold for $15,500 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Alphacat. Alphacat has produced the winner Officer Frank, who was a winner at 2. Racin Mason also ran on a sloppy track at Hawthorne on October 3, finishing 6th, and at Arlington on September 10, finishing 3rd. He is out of the winning mare Dustee Bottle, who was a winner at 2. Dustee Bottle has produced 2 winners, one of which won at 2.

Slewzoom (Slew City Slew - Just Zooming by Schembechler) and In All Directions (Seattle Fitz (ARG) - Run the Red by Don't Hesitate) finished 3rd and 4th in a 6 furlong race at Hawthorne on October 31. Slewzoom had previously ran in three 4.5 furlong races at Arlington Park, finishing 5th on May 10, 4th on May 28, and 2nd on June 28. He is out of the winning mare Just Zooming, who has produced the winner Soon. Soon was a winner at 2. Just Zooming is a full-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Azooma. In All Directions previously ran on October 17 at Hawthorne, finishing 11th, behind Spare Me Ten and Win Brother Pins. He is a half-brother to the winner Mickey the Muse. Run the Red, dam of In All Directions, is a half-sister to the winner Try Peoria.

Longest Shot (Barkerville - Bluestem Meadow by Meadowlake) has run twice, finishing 6th at 7 furlongs at Arlington on September 25, and 3rd at 6 furlongs on a sloppy track at Hawthorne on October 23. He is out of the mare Bluestem Meadow, who was a winner at 2 at Hawthorne. Bluestem Meadow has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Caruso. Caruso won three races at 2 (and finished 2nd in his only other race that year), including 2 stakes. Through 2009, he has earned $292,748.

Euromillion (Eurosilver - Vermilion Sea by Boundary) ran three times at Arlington, finishing 4th and 5th in 2 Polytrack starts, and 5th on the turf on September 20. He then ran on the dirt at Hawthorne on October 14, finishing 4th. He is by first-crop sire Eurosilver, whose 52 runners have made 150 total starts, recording 13 wins, 18 seconds, and 27 thirds, and $311,123. Euromillion sold for $60,000 as a yearling, and is out of the Vermilion Sea. Vermilion Sea was a winner at 2, and also stakes-placed that season. Vermilion Sea has produced 2 winners, including stakes-placed Big Lou. Big Lou was a winner at 2, and has earned $144,194 through 2009.

New Grange (Summinitup - Foxy Mary by Marquetry) finished 8th in his only start, at Hawthorne on November 7. He is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Foxy Mary. Foxy Mary is a half-sister to 5 winners.

Do What U Dare make a Nostalgic Bid for Camp Victory

November 21, 2009
Hollywood Park Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

6 furlongs Turf
2-year olds
Post Time: 5:35 PM TVG

P Horse
1. Mister Do It
2. Camp Victory
3. Kid Edward
4. Nostalgic Bid
5. Do What U Dare
6. Mr Tokyo
7. Hennessy God
8. Smokin Bomb
9. Oceanographer

Do What U Dare (Kitten's Joy - Steaming Home by Salt Lake) makes his first start, going 6 furlongs on the turf at Hollywood Park. He has been working in Southern California for some time, including a 5 furlong work on the Hollywood Park Cushion track on November 16 in 1:01.60. He sold for $125,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of turf stakes winner Steaming Home. Steaming Home won 2 races at 2, including the Go and Go Round Tower Stakes. Steaming Home has produced the winner No Speed Limit. Kitten's Joy's 38 runners have made 127 total starts, recording 23 wins, 18 seconds, 20 thirds, and $970,562.

Smokin Bomb (Golden Missile - Standswithafist by Gold Case) is the most experienced entrant, having run 4 times. He finished 11th in his debut at Del Mar on September 2, and then finished 2nd and 4th in 2 Fairplex starts. Most recently, he was 2nd at 5.5 furlongs at Santa Anita on November 4. All of his races have been Maiden Claiming races on the main track. He is out of Standswithafist, who was a winner at 2, and also stakes-placed that season. Standswithafist is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Oceanographer (Stormy Atlantic - Miss Lucy by Woodman) has made 2 starts, both at 5.5 furlongs on the Polytrack at Del Mar. He finished 5th on July 25 and 3rd on August 22. A $52,000 yearling, Oceanographer is out of the turf winning mare Miss Lucy. Miss Lucy has produced 2 winners, including Pacific Calm, a full-brother to Oceanographer. Miss Lucy is a half- or full-sister to 10 winners, including stakes winner Lori's Light.

Camp Victory (Forest Camp - Victory Trick by Clever Trick) has also run twice, finishing 5th at 5.5 furlongs at Del Mar on September 7 and 4th at 6 furlongs at Santa Anita on October 2. He sold for $90,000 at 2, and is out of the turf winning mare Victory Trick. Victory Trick has produced 2 winners, including one that won at 2. Victory Trick is a full-sister to stakes winner Victorious Trick and a half-sister to Last Answer, a grade II winner on the turf.

Mister Do It (Songandaprayer - Inviting by Exploit) was 10th in his only start, a 6.5 furlong contest on the Santa Anita Pro-Ride on October 10. He sold for $250,000 as a 2-year old in training. Mister Do It is the second foal out of the unplaced mare Inviting. Inviting is a half-sister to 7 winners, including champion Artax.

The rest of the entrants are unraced, including Irish-bred King Edward (Singspiel (IRE) - Baize (GB) by Efisio (GB)), who brought $120,303 as a yearling. Baize, dam of King Edward, was a debut winner on the turf at 2, and was also group III stakes-placed on the turf that year. Baize has produced 6 winners from 6 to run, including Singhalese, a grade I winner on the turf. Singhalese, who was also a winner on the turf at 2, is a full-sister to King Edward. The other 5 winning siblings of King Edward also won on the turf, and 2 won on the turf at 2.

Selling for $230,000 as a 2-year old was Nostalgic Bid (Vindication - Dossier by Storm Cat), who is out of the winning mare Dossier. Dossier is a half-sister to 6 winners, including Ekraar, a group I winner on the turf.

Little Barbie, dam of Mr Tokyo (Freespool - Little Barbie by Little Current), was a winner at 2, a winner on the turf at 3, and also stakes-placed on the turf at 3. Little Barbie has produced 4 winners.

Hennessy God (Hennessy - Angel Amy by Theatrical (IRE)) is a half-brother to 2 winners, including the Smarty Jones 3-year old, Plasma Beam. One of Hennessy God's siblings won on the turf. Angel Amy, dam of Hennessy God, is a full-sister to turf stakes winner Clure and Geri, a grade I winner on the turf, as well as 3 other winners. Angel Amy is also a half-sister to stakes winner Almonsoon and grade II winner A. P. Arrow and 4 other winners.

Other November 21 Entry

Kid Canuck (colt; Kitten's Joy - Draxhill Jump by Tale of the Cat) faces 7 in race 7 at Woodbine, a 6 furlong Claiming race (Claiming Price $40,000). Post time is 3:53 PM ET. Kid Canuck has one win and two thirds in 6 starts. Most recently, he was 4th in a 7 furlong Claiming race at Woodbine on November 8.

Returning Workers

November 20

At the Sunrise South Stable, Joyce's Angel (filly; Afleet Alex - Aim for the Moon by Deputy Minister) went 3 furlongs in :38.00.

Sambista (filly; Afleet Alex - French Braids by Personal Flag) worked 3 furlongs in :39.00 at Calder.

Speedy Solution (colt; Afleet Alex - Perfect Solution by Seeking the Gold)  worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.60 from the gate at Fair Grounds.

At Santa Anita, Move On Up (colt; Ghostzapper - Fluid Move by Nureyev) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.80.

Rock Solid King (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Julie's Angel by Theatrical (IRE)) worked at Santa Anita, 5 furlongs in 1:01.40.

Tenplus (colt; Rock Hard Ten - One Beautiful Lady by Broad Brush) worked at Payson Park, 4 furlongs in :49.80.

At Fair Grounds, Hazards of Love (colt; Saint Liam - Spring Rush by Wild Rush) worked 4 furlongs in :50.60.


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Don from Delaware

I agree about "Winslow Homer" in win at Philadelphia Park, he had a very strong late kick, jockey looked like a statue, Mario Pino, I think...Anthony Dutrow trained horse, would like to see this one step up into NY competition...Don

21 Nov 2009 7:01 AM

I have Winslow Homer in my equibase stable because 1) His broodmare sire is Summer Squall - my all time favorite race horse

2) I liked his maiden win at Saratoga and 3) I have always loved the paintings of Winslow Homer. Winslow Homer is the only Unbridled Song offspring I have ever had as a personal favorite. I have a lot of issues with how unsound US offspring are. They never race long and almost always retire with an injury. This may be off topic but I think the sounder stallions should be promoted.

21 Nov 2009 12:27 PM

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