The Mailet Stars at Hollywood

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News and Notes

One of our horses from last year, Medaglia d'Onore (Medaglia d'Oro - Always Ready by Dixieland Band) finally picked up his second win in start number 19 (his maiden win came in start 3), a mile and 70 yard Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Calder. He rewarded his loyal supporters with a payoff of $100.80.

Stakes Results

The Mailet (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Emerging Glory by Smarten) didn't get much respect at the windows, but she ran past them all late for a nice victory in the Miesque Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park. She is now 2 for 2 on the turf, and will probably stay on that surface. Overall, she has run 4 times and has earned $86,976. The Mailet is the second graded stakes winner for Rock Hard Ten. Both are turf fillies (the other is Long Lashes). Interestingly, The Mailet is trained by Bruce Levine, who also trains Buddy's Saint. It seems like he has a way with Maiden Watch horses. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Miesque Stakes here.

Moment of Majesty (filly; Saint Liam - Lady Indy by A. P. Indy) finished third in the Ontario Lassie Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth at Woodbine. The winner was Resentless (Trajectory - Wistla by Ascot Knight) by an impressive 5 lengths. Watch the Replay.

Allowance Results

AE Kratisto (colt; Afleet Alex - Torch by Risen Star) did not get into his Allowance race at Calder.

Maiden Results

In This Life (Ghostzapper - Spy Novel by Broad Brush) was scratched from Race 6 at Aqueduct. The winner was Tia (Giant's Causeway - La Reina by A. P. Indy), who was a pace factor from the start. Watch the Replay.

Straightomidnight is Moving Up

Cookie Rules (Roman Ruler - Liberada by Spend a Buck) was scratched. Move On Up (Ghostzapper - Fluid Move by Nureyev), who is a nice chestnut with a big white blaze, was the early favorite. At post time, however, the money was on Straightomidnight (Spinelessjellyfish - Curtsy by Chief's Crown), who was making his 7th start. Roar's Dancer (Roar - Mariah's Dancer by Bienamado) looked ready to do some running. Straightomidnight broke running, with Premier Image (Southern Image - Premierjane by Premiership) chasing. Move On Up was in a good spot in fourth. Premier Image tired in the stretch and Straightomidnight pulled free. Move On Up lost second late, when he was passed by Crazy Good (Decarchy - Cleverness by Clever Trick). That one finished well after clipping heels early. But, there was no catching Straightomidnight, who won by better than 3. Watch the Replay.

Result: November 29, 2009
Hollywood Park Race 1
Maiden Claiming ($28,000 - $32,000)

Straightomidnight $5.40
$3.00
$2.20
Crazy Good  
$5.00
$3.20
Move On Up  

$2.80

Maiden Entries

Saint Spirit is So Divine, Shes Amartinilover

November 30, 2009
Turf Paradise Race 7
Maiden Optional Claiming

5.5 furlongs
2-year olds fillies
Post Time: 5:22 PM ET TVG

P Horse
1. Mames' Game
2. So Divine
3. Brookieoftheyear
4. Park Time Luck
5. Saint Spirit
6. Valari
7. Shes Amartinilover
8. Woke Up Lovin
9. Hey Drop the Puck

Saint Spirit (Saint Liam - Unbridled Spirit by Unbridled's Song) debuts at Turf Paradise, where she has been working. Her most recent work was on November 21 at 5 furlongs in 1:01.20. She is a half-sister to the winner Cahira. Cahira didn't run at 2, but she did win her 3-year old debut. Saint Liam's 51 runners have made 129 total starts, recording 16 wins, 11 seconds, 21 thirds, and $876,746.

The most experienced entrant is Hey Drop the Puck (Benchmark - Love Token by Cox's Ridge), who has run 5 times. She debuted at Turf Paradise back on April 17, finishing 9th. She then ran 4 times at Canterbury Park, finishing 6th each time. Her most recent start was at 5 furlongs at Canterbury on July 18. She is out of the winning mare Love Token. Love Token has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Half Famous. Half Famous won 2 races at 2, including the Lost in the Fog Juvenile Stakes.

Woke Up Lovin (Woke Up Dreamin - Beloved by Wild Again) has run twice, finishing 3rd at Fairplex on September 23, and 4th at 6 furlongs at Turf Paradise on October 23. She is by first-crop sire Woke Up Dreamin, whose 20 runners have made 66 total starts, recording 6 wins, 10 seconds, 8 thirds, and $134,620. Woke Up Lovin is out of the winning mare Beloved. Beloved is a half-sister to the winner Greedy Gal.

Mames' Game (Chapel Royal - Current Encounter by Little Current) has also made two starts, both at Turf Paradise. She finished 7th at 5.5 furlongs on October 3, and 4th at 6 furlongs on November 13. Current Encounter, dam of Mames' Games, was a winner and has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Spirit to Spare. Spirit to Share earned $188,375 in 26 starts. One of Mames' Game's siblings won at 2.

The other fillies are unraced, including Brookieoftheyear (Purge - Petite Charme by Silver Charm), by freshman sire Purge. Purge's 50 runners have made 134 total starts, recording 16 wins, 18 seconds, 12 thirds, and $483,951. Brookieoftheyear sold for $35,000 as a weanling and $27,000 as a yearling. She is the first foal out of the unraced mare Petite Charme. Petite Charme is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Princess Janie and grade III winner Raylene.

Selling for $25,000 as a yearling was So Divine (In Excess (IRE) - Greeley Creek by Mr. Greeley). She is out of the winning mare Greeley Creek. Greeley Creek is a half-sister to 10 winners, including stakes winners Mr. Expo, Canyon Run, and Smooth.

Park Time Luck (Northern Afleet - Park Avenue Lady by Avenue of Flags) is a half-sister to the winner Caprina. Park Avenue Lady, dam of Park Time Luck, is a half-sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Crakup.

Valari (Champali - Varus by Vicar) is the first foal out of the unraced mare Varus. Varus is a half-sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Cape Good Hope.

Shes Amartinilover (Richly Blended - Martinis Atmidnite by Dynaformer) is the second foal out of the winning mare Martinis Atmidnite. Martinis Atmidnite's first foal, Thelifeoftheparty, is a winner and stakes-placed.

Savona has Bin Quiet with Schmoozing

November 30, 2009
Remington Park Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

6 furlongs
2-year olds fillies
Post Time: 7:57 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Missnorasdouble
2. Traci's Thunder
3. Bin Quiet
4. Kibling
5. Savona
6. Sixtysix Margaux
7. Miss Majorette
8. Sasafast
9. Schmoozing
10. Denali Sensation
11. Shayeville Slew
12. Natasha Royale

Savona (Afleet Alex - Andora Springs by Capote) debuts at 6 furlongs at Remington Park. Savona has been working at the Evangeline Training Center, including 5 furlongs in 1:02.78 on November 21. She sold for $50,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Andora Springs. Andora Springs has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, including stakes-placed Bandora. Afleet Alex's 53 runners have made 165 combined starts, recording 22 wins, 24 seconds, 21 thirds, and $905,985.

Also unraced are Missnorasdouble (Double Honor - Z. Flash Gun by Beaudelaire), Miss Majorette (Majorbigtimesheet - Megan's Memoirs by My Memoirs (GB)), Sasafast (Testafly - Shamma by Ghazi), and Schmoozing (Wagon Limit - So Moving by Time for a Change). Missnorasdouble sold for $24,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Z. Flash Gun. Z. Flash Gun won 3 races as a 2-year old, including 2 stakes, and earned $174,144 overall. Z. Flash Gun has produced 7 winners. One of Missnorasdouble's siblings won at 2. Miss Majorette is a half-sister to stakes-placed My Mega Man, who was a debut winner at 2. Her dam, Megan's Memoirs, is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Holly Springs. Sasafast is the first foal out of the winning mare Shamma. Shamma is a half-sister to 4 winners. Schmoozing is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed So Welcome. One of Schmoozing's siblings won at 2. Schmoozing's dam, So Moving, is a half-sister to 11 winners, including stakes winners So Charming and So Dashing, and grade grade III winner Race Artist.

Shayeville Slew (Cape Canaveral - Janeville Slew by Evansville Slew) and Kibling (Kipling - Ready Now by Talk Is Money) finished 2nd and 4th in a 6 furlong race at Remington Park on November 8. Shayeville Slew previously finished 9th at Lone Star Park on July 17. She is out of the winning mare Janeville Slew. Janeville Slew has produced 2 winners, including one that was a winner at 2. Janeville Slew is a full-sister to one winner, and a half-sister to 3 winners, including grade III winner Maysville Slew. Kibling is the fist foal out of the unraced mare Ready Now.

Sixtysix Margaux (Yes It's True - Sixtyone Margaux by Cozzene) has run 5 times. Her best finish was 2nd, which she achieved both on July 23 at Arlington Park, and on October 19 at Remington Park in a 6 furlong race. She is out of stakes winner Sixtyone Margaux, who earned $147,890. Sixtyone Margaux has produced 2 winners.

Traci's Thunder (Thunder Gulch - Traci's Wild by Langfuhr) has run three times, all at Remington Park. She was 5th on August 23, 3rd on September 13, and 2nd on October 4. Her last two starts were on sloppy tracks. She is the first foal out of stakes-placed Traci's Wild, who was a winner at 2. Traci's Wild is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Bin Quiet (Quiet American - Bin Sweet by Binalong) has also made three Remington starts. She finished 8th on the turf on October 11, 7th on the dirt on October 23, and 7th on the turf on November 20. She is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Dynabin. One of Bin Quiet's siblings won at 2.

Another with 3 starts is Natasha Royale (Chapel Royal - Beach Party by Boston Harbor). She finished 6th and 7th in 2 Lone Star Park starts, and then ran in a 6 furlong race at Remington Park on November 9, finishing 5th. She is out of the winning mare Beach Party. Beach Party is a half-sister to 3 winners, including grade III winner Penny's Gold.

Denali Sensation (Langfuhr - Sheer Sensation by Pirate's Bounty) did her previous running at Calder, finishing 6th at 5.5 furlongs on September 11, and 6th at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf on November 8. She is out of the winning mare Sheer Sensation. Sheer Sensation has produced 4 winners, including a full-sister to Denali Sensation, Amalia Rosa. Two of Denali Sensation's siblings won at 2, including Amalia Rosa.

Other Maiden Entry

William Paley (colt; Afleet Alex - My Sweet Country by Bold Ruckus) faces 9 in race 1 at the Meadowlands, a one mile Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $14,000 - $16,000). Post time is 1:10 PM ET. William Paley has run 4 times. His most recent effort was his best, when he finished 3rd in a mile Maiden Claiming race at the Meadowlands on November 9.

New Worker

November 29

Instinctual (colt; Saint Liam - Instinct by Thunder Gulch) worked at Santa Anita, 3 furlongs in :38.00. Stakes winner Instinct, dam of Instinctual, earned $204,430 in 20 starts. Instinct has produced 2 winners, including stakes winner Ballado's Thunder. Ballado's Thunder is by Saint Ballado, sire of Saint Liam.

Returning Workers

November 28

Grecian Maiden (filly; Ghostzapper - Willa On the Move by Two Punch) worked 4 furlongs in :52.60 at Sunland Park.

November 29

Afleet Express (colt; Afleet Alex - Expanse by Distant View) went 4 furlongs in :48.71 at Belmont.

At Woodbine, Ophiuchus (filly; Afleet Alex - Nymphenburg by San Romano) worked 3 furlongs in :40.40.

Speedy Mon (colt; Afleet Alex - Ringlet by Maria's Mon) worked 4 furlongs in :36.60 at Fair Grounds.

Tactition (colt; Afleet Alex - Natural Carma by Valiant Nature) worked at Remington Park, 4 furlongs in :50.78.

At Hollywood Park, American Story (filly; Ghostzapper - Holiday Runner by Meadowlake) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.20.

Working 4 furlongs in :50.13 at Belmont was Thrilled Angel (colt; Ghostzapper - Vivid Angel by Septieme Ciel).

Last Hurrah (colt; Kitten's Joy - Duds by Ack Ack) worked at Belmont, 4 furlongs in :49.82.

At Santa Anita, Saintly Seoul (colt; Saint Liam - Seoul by Deputy Minister) worked 5 furlongs in :59.80.

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Slew

Rock Hard Ten's progeny had a

great weekend at the track.  Winners are cropping up all over.

30 Nov 2009 10:20 AM
mz

I don't understand why Hey Drop The Puck is running at Turfway.  Why not at Woodbine?

(Do you ever get the idea that some yearling-namers are living in the wrong part of North America?)

30 Nov 2009 3:02 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

mz - I know what you mean. I'm still trying to figure out why Mets Magic has never run in New York.

On the other hand, as one who has attended many races in the winter at Turfway, I know can get pretty frigid there - although the Polytrack has eliminated those frozen track days.

30 Nov 2009 3:08 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

mz - wait, Hey Drop the Puck is running at Turf Paradise, which makes even less sense!

30 Nov 2009 4:33 PM
mz

Yeah...about as much sense as having a hockey team in Phoenix.

(and I meant to write "Turf Paradise" instead of "Turfway" in the first place. Duh! --or is it: "D'oh"?)

30 Nov 2009 4:53 PM
Toral

The announcers on TVG were pronouning The Mailet with a silent T (like it was french), but the track announcer pronounced it "mail-et", and when she broker her maiden on the turf last out, Durkin pronounced it like "mallet".  Out of curiosity, which is it?

30 Nov 2009 6:30 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Toral - I noticed that too about The Mailet, but I don't have an answer. I'm inclined to go with Durkin since she's a New York horse.

Anybody out there know?

30 Nov 2009 6:45 PM
mz

"Maillet" is French for hammer/mallet and it's pronounced "my - ay", (or, of course, in Canada "my - eh").

With a sire called Rock Hard Ten, I'm presuming they left out an L when they registered her name.

(I could be wrong but I would be really happy if I was right since it would mean that I actually got to use my B.A. in French for a useful purpose at least once in my life)

30 Nov 2009 9:03 PM
Matthew W

I knew she had worked lights out over the turf...then I hear Vic Staufer loved her...I played her win/place and, funny thing, at every point in the race, it looks like she's gonna win! You can really see that Rock Hard Ten in her!

30 Nov 2009 11:52 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Matthew W - I know what you mean about The Mailet. The only time I was worried was when Ken Rudolph picked her. Seriously, once I saw a couple of them going for the lead, I thought it was in the bag.

01 Dec 2009 1:37 PM

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