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December 7 Result

Keep on Dreaming

Liam's Dream (filly; Saint Liam - Danzig's Dreamer by Rubiano) stayed perfect, with an impressive 5 1/2 length Allowance win at Philadelphia Park. She was involved from the beginning, establishing a short lead. On the turn, she began to put the others behind, and at the end of the 6.5 furlongs held a clear advantage. Watch the Replay.

Result: December 7, 2009
Philadelphia Park Race 8

Liam's Dream $7.80
Age of Humor  
Picabo's Concho  


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December 8 Results

Brain Trust Smartly Over Playful Pussycat and Marvelous Monkey

Brain Trust (Posse - Mensa Madam by Beau Genius) was favored at even money. Marvelous Monkey (Saint Liam - Liberty Flag by Kingmambo) was second choice at 3-1, and Playful Pussycat (Kitten's Joy - Feisty Ferdinand by Ferdinand) was 6-1. Never Denied (Stonecoldbroke - Ann of Oxford by Slavic) rushed up the rail to take the early lead. Royal Cherokee Run (Yonaguska - Royal Lassie by Deerhound) and Brain Trust were pressing the early pace, and Playful Pussycat was up close in 4th. First-timer Marvelous Monkey was off a little slowly. Brain Trust took command in the stretch, racing well off the rail. Closing ground were Castle Foil (Castledale (IRE) - Lady Inverness by Red Ryder), Star Crazy (Consolidator - Makin' Calls by Phone Trick), and Victoria's Journey (Yankee Gentleman - Humility and Awe by Fast Play). Playful Pussycat flattened out some and finished 5th, just a nose in front of Marvelous Monkey, who did pass a few in the stretch. Watch the Replay.

Result: December 8, 2009
Beulah Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

Brain Trust $4.00
Castle Foil  
Star Crazy  


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King of Mountaineer

It was raining at Mountaineer, but the track was still fast at post time. There were no scratches. Favoritism volleyed between Ready Victory (Victory Gallop - Flying Red Jet by Halo) and Mickejoe (Bernstein - Harmattan by Thunder Gulch), with Ready Victory getting the nod at post time. Saint Hubert (Saint Liam - Warren's Whistle by Wolf Power (SAF)) was 15-1. We'll See Laurie (Medallist - Laura Lynn by Captain Bodgit) had some spring in his step, and McBean (Trippi - Kobella Bean by Mecke) was bucking a bit as they headed to the track. Saint Hubert was off well, but was forced to go wide. Bare Advantage (Consolidator - Goldilocks N Bear by Tactical Advantage) held the early lead, but he gave it up quick and Ready Victory and Mister Monsieur (Thunder Gulch - Very Very by Royal Academy) were dueling. Saint Hubert was in a good position in 4th at this point, but he soon retreated and ended up 9th (last). In the stretch, Kingofthebluegrass (Petionville - Two to Waltz by Seattle Slew) took command, with Mickejoe chasing. Kingofthebluegrass ducked out, but he got home in front. There was a stewards' inquiry and a jockey's objection concerning the stretch run, but the results stood. Kingofthebluegrass definitely crossed in front of Mickejoe, but he appeared to be clear and Mickejoe never stopped running. Watch the Replay.

Result: December 8, 2009
Mountaineer Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

Kingofthebluegrass $8.60
We'll See Laurie  


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December 9 Entry

The only entry we had for December 9, was Ghost Girl (filly; Ghostzapper - Bayou Breeze by A. P. Indy) in race 4 at Hawthorne, a mile and 70 yard Allowance/Optional Claiming race. But, since racing has been canceled at Hawthorne on December 9 and 10 due to an approaching snow storm, she'll stay in the barn and Maiden Watch will be quiet.

New Worker

December 8

Shessuchastandout (filly; Afleet Alex - For Rubies by Not For Love) worked 3 furlongs in :38.00 at Tampa Bay Downs. She sold for $45,000 as a yearling, and is a half-sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Native Playboy. Grade III winner For Rubies, dam of Shessuchastandout, was a debut winner at 2 and earned $354,743 overall.

Returning Workers

December 5

Bless Me Father (colt; Saint Liam - Mrs. Greeley by Mr. Greeley) worked at the Thoroughbred Center, 3 furlongs in :38.00.

December 7

Afleeting Lady (filly; Afleet Alex - Oatsee by Unbridled) worked at Palm Meadows, 3 furlongs in :37.60.

Working from the gate at Fair Grounds was American Fleet (colt; Afleet Alex - American Heiress by Quiet American), who went 5 furlongs in 1:02.20.

Bedbug Eddy (gelding; Afleet Alex - Fighting Jet by Copelan) worked at Tampa Bay, 3 furlongs in :38.20.

At Charles Town, Fleet Special (filly; Afleet Alex - Dance Alexa by Southern Halo) worked 4 furlongs in :50.20.

At Calder, Syo Defenceman (colt; Afleet Alex - Southern Sandra by Dixie Brass) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.40.

Working 3 furlongs in :38.00 at Palm Meadows was Broadway Ghost (filly; Ghostzapper - Broadway Gold by Seeking the Gold).

Also at Palm Meadows, Gaucho (colt; Ghostzapper - Fashion Cat by Forest Wildcat) worked 4 furlongs in :50.00.

Seeking the Ghost (filly; Ghostzapper - Questress by Seeking the Gold) worked 4 furlongs in :48.40 at Palm Meadows.

Wonderboy Roy (colt; Ghostzapper - Lady Shari by Judge T C) worked 4 furlongs at Gulfstream in a time of :48.65.

At Gulfstream, Best Actor (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Dance for Dixie by Unaccounted For) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.20.

At the turf at Palm Meadows, Furious Run (colt; Rock Hard Ten - One Dream Cat by Storm Cat) went 4 furlongs in :55.20.

Inner Groove (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Secret Ballad by Saint Ballado) worked 4 furlongs in :48.05 at Palm Meadows. It was the fastest of 24 works at the distance.

At Santa Anita, Rock Solid King (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Julie's Angel by Theatrical (IRE)) went 3 furlongs in :36.80.

At Fair Grounds, She Will Rock You (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Stay Awhile by Unbridled's Song) went 3 furlongs in :38.80.

Test Market (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Lonely Girl by Relaunch) worked at Tampa Bay, 4 furlongs in :50.00.

At Laurel, Trappist Monk (colt; Saint Liam - Merengue by Broad Brush) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.60. Trappist Monk is entered on Friday, December 11 at Philadelphia Park.

December 8

Afleet Frio (filly; Afleet Alex - Frio Town by Kerosene) worked 3 furlongs in :37.40 at Highpoint Farm and Training Center.

At Delaware Park, Afleet Jane (filly; Afleet Alex - North Lake Jane by Meadowlake) went 4 furlongs in :51.40.

Cascabella (filly; Afleet Alex - Island Rhythm by Skip Trial) worked 3 furlongs in :39.00 at Palm Meadows.

Working 5 furlongs from the gate at Calder was She Power (filly; Afleet Alex - Boogie Beach Blues by Cure the Blues), who went in 1:06.00.

At Belmont, Conspicuous (filly; Ghostzapper - Kalahari Cat by Cape Town) went 4 furlongs in :51.77.

Also at Belmont, Thrilled Angel (colt; Ghostzapper - Vivid Angel by Septieme Ciel) worked 4 furlongs in :49.12.

Glorious Memory (filly; Kitten's Joy - Glorious Linda (FR) by Le Glorieux (GB)) worked 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Calder.

It's the Big Cat (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sweeping Cat by End Sweep) worked 4 furlongs in :49.43 at Belmont.

Working 4 furlongs at the Churchill Downs Training Center were Jeff's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sweet Baby Jane by Kingmambo) in :50.40 and Live in Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Live in Freedom by Our Emblem) in :49.20.

Working 5 furlongs at the Churchill Downs Training Center was Karen Sue's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Citiscape by Citidancer), who went in 1:03.00.

Won Hot Kitty (filly; Kitten's Joy - Silver Captive by Red Ransom) worked 4 furlongs in :49.80 at Gulfstream.

At Aqueduct, King Rock (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Queen Mindy by King of Kings (IRE)) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.62.

At Remington Park, Eyes of a Saint (filly; Saint Liam - Eyeofthestorm by Summer Squall) went 5 furlongs in 1:06.00.

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