Patti's Kitten Takes Turfway

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Stakes Result

Sheltowee (colt; Saint Liam - Crafty Oak by Crafty Prospector) was last early in the Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity, as usual. He made up some ground on the turn, and passed everyone in the stretch, except Devient Behavior, who won the race. He has now finished 3rd in his last three races, but at least now he's stakes-placed. Sheltowee has run 6 times in total, and has earned $35,135. Watch the Replay.

Maiden Results

Patti's Kitten Takes Turfway

The bettors eyes were all on Patti's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Hillary Step by Chimes Band), as he went off at even money. Vow to Wager (Broken Vow - Wage a Penny by Valid Wager) looked good in the post parade. Tap N Point (Point Given - Tap to Talk by Pleasant Tap) was on his toes. The break was even, Tap N Point went to the front. Van Goal (Van Nistelrooy - Cissy Blair by Dallasite) and Black Patch (Chief Seattle - Irish Ginger by Wavering Monarch) were involved some early, but soon retreated. Patti's Kitten made an early move to get into contention. Also moving was Pronto Caballo (Cactus Ridge - Jorja's Prospect by Prospect Bay). Tap N Point still held the lead, but he couldn't hold off the oncoming Patti's Kitten. Patti's Kitten, who is winner #17 for Kitten's Joy, pulled away to win by 2. He has nice stride, eats up a lot of ground. Watch the Replay.

Result: December 12, 2009
Turfway Park Race 11
Maiden Special Weight

Patti's Kitten $4.00
Pronto Caballo  
Tap N Point  


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A Thousand Excuses for Tom and It's the Big Cat

The only scratches were the AEs for this one, which was run on a fast track. Castaneda (Yonaguska - Winloc's Gramie by Belong to Me) was the early buzz horse among the bettors, but Johannesburg Smile (Johannesburg - Serenity's Smile by Dixie Brass) was favored at post time. He looked good in the paddock. It's the Big Cat (Kitten's Joy - Sweeping Cat by End Sweep) was 10-1 and Tom Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Coax Classic by Caveat) was 12-1. Castaneda made a good impression on the racetrack. Another one looking good was Eire's Run (Performing Magic - Tiz Paula by Tiznow). It's the Big Cat went for the early lead, but Backcountry Boy (Smarty Jones - Beautiful America by Dixie Brass) beat him to it. It's the Big Cat assumed a pressing position. Castaneda was just off these two. Tom Kitten was at the back early on. Backcountry Boy and It's the Big Cat continued to run 1-2 into the stretch, when It's the Big Cat began to tire, he ended up 9th. Thousand Excuses (Millennium Wind - Cantrell Road by Atticus) squeezed through on the inside and spurted away, winning by better than 4. Also getting through on the inside was Eire's Run, who finished second. Tom Kitten loomed on the outside for awhile, but flattened out and finished 7th. I find it ironic that Thousand Excuses, own and bred by Sarah and and Ken Ramsey, defeated two Kitten's Joys in this one. Watch the Replay.

Result: December 12, 2009
Aqueduct Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

Thousand Excuses $12.80
Eire's Run  


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Other Results

Vivacious Anna (filly; Afleet Alex - Petite Chatte by Storm Cat) finished 3rd in her Claiming race at Charles Town. Watch the Replay.

Russian Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Nikita by Slew City Slew) finished 5th in her Maiden Claiming race at Turfway Park. Watch the Replay.

Bishop's Head has Aces Wild Again for D'eyeful

December 13, 2009
Charles Town Race 8
Maiden Special Weight

4.5 furlongs
2-year olds
Post Time: 4:09 PM ET

P Horse
1. Anna's Fireball
2. Bishop's Head
3. Don't Touchmystuff
4. Evening Concerto
5. Aces Wild Again
6. The Fenian Warrior
7. D'eyeful
8. Bowdle
9. Daigoro
10. Value Your Angel

Bishop's Head (Saint Liam - Blue Sky Princess by Conquistador Cielo) has run 4 times without placing. His most recent start was at this same 4.5 furlong distance at Charles Town on November 14, where he finished 5th on a muddy track. He also finished 5th at 4 furlongs at Timonium back on August 28. Since his last start, he worked 3 furlongs in :36.40 at Bowie. Stakes winner Blue Sky Princess, dam of Bishop's Head, was a winner at 2 and earned $253,015 overall. Blue Sky Princess has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner Inner Harbour and grade III winner Tessa Blue. Inner Harbour was a winner at 2. Saint Liam's 54 runners have made 147 total starts, recording 19 wins, 15 seconds, 23 thirds, and $1,040,946.

Aces Wild Again (Wild Zone - Calce Clunes by Mr. Expo) finished 2nd, in front of Bishop's Head, on November 14. He has run 3 additional times, including 2 other starts at 4.5 furlongs at Charles Town, finishing 4th, 5th, and 8th. Stakes winner Calce Clunes, dam of Aces Wild Again, won 3 races at 2, including the Arizona Breeders' Futurity. She has produced the winner B G Man.

Daigoro (D'wildcat - Sweet But Nasty by Nasty and Bold), Don't Touchmystuff (Consolidator - Her Temper by Temperance Hill), and Anna's Fireball (A. P Jet - Missalaric by Dom Alaric (FR)) finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in a 4.5 furlong race at Charles Town on November 20. Daigoro also finished 2nd in a 4.5 furlong race at Charles Town on November 1, and 6th at that same track and condition on October 1. He also ran 4 furlongs at Timonium on September 7, finishing 3rd. He sold for $22,000 as a weanling, $57,000 as a yearling, and $40,000 as a 2-year old. He is out of the winning mare Sweet But Nasty, who was a winner at 2. Sweet But Nasty has produced 3 winners, one of which one at 2. Don't Touchmystuff has run 5 times, and finished 3rd three times. His most recent start was on December 1 at Philadelphia Park in a 5.5 furlong race, in which he finished 6th. Don't Touchmystuff, who is by first-crop sire Consolidator, sold for $47,000 as a weanling and $17,000 as a 2-year old. Consolidator's 61 runners have made 218 total starts, recording 21 wins, 23 seconds, 24 thirds, and $567,488. Grade II winner Her Temper, dam of Don't Touchmystuff, won 2 races at 2. Her Temper has produced 3 winners. Anna's Fireball has run one other time, finishing 6th at 4.5 furlongs at Charles Town on September 24. She is out of stakes-placed Missalaric. Missalaric has produced 7 winners, including stakes-placed Expect Nothing, a full-sister to Anna's Fireball. Two of Anna's Fireball's siblings won at 2.

The Fenian Warrior (Invisible Ink - Sheila's Outback by Formal Dinner) finished 4th, behind Daigoro, at 4.5 furlongs at Charles Town on November 1. He has run 5 times in all. His best finish was third, while running 4.5 furlongs at Charles Town on September 7. He also finished 4th at that track and distance on October 16. He is out of the placed mare Sheila's Outback. Sheila's Outbook is a half-sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Sheila's Angela M, who won the Mom's Command Stakes at 2.

Value Your Angel (Value Plus - Our Guardian Angel by Exploit) has made 4 starts, finishing 2nd at Presque Isle Downs both on June 17 and July 17, 4th at Penn National on October 1 and 6th at Penn National on November 3. Value Your Angel is by freshman sire Value Plus, whose 41 starters have run 126 combined times, recording 15 wins, 21 seconds, 10 thirds, and $577,727. Value Your Angel is the first foal out of the unraced mare Our Guardian Angel. Our Guardian Angel is a half-sister to 5 winners, including grade II winner Da Devil.

Evening Concerto (Concerto - Almost Aprom Queen by Montbrook) has run 4 times, all at Charles Town. He finished 2nd at 4.5 furlongs on July 10, 3rd at 6.5 furlongs on August 1, 5th at 4.5 furlongs on August 15, and 5th at 7 furlongs on September 12. He sold for $50,000 as a 2-year old, and is a half-brother to the winner Ellsbury. His dam, Almost Aprom Queen, is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winners Lady Gin and Sea of Green.

Bowdle (Domestic Dispute - Ogygianna by Ogygian) has run twice, both times at 4.5 furlongs at Charles Town. He was 5th on July 10, behind Evening Concerto, and 6th on July 21. He is a half-brother to 4 winners, 2 of which won at 2. His dam, Ogygianna, is a half-sister to stakes winner Medford.

The only unraced entrant is D'eyeful (D'wildcat - Eyeful by Devil His Due), who sold for $8,000 as a yearling, and $40,000 as a 2-year old. He is the first foal out of the winning mare Eyeful. Eyeful is a full-sister to one winner, and a half-sister to 3 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Kathy K D.

Returning Workers

December 12

Afleeting Lady (filly; Afleet Alex - Oatsee by Unbridled) worked at Palm Meadows, 4 furlongs in :50.45.

Also at Palm Meadows, Saturday in May (colt; Afleet Alex - Chelsey Dancer by Affirmed) went 3 furlongs in :36.20.

In This Life (filly; Ghostzapper - Spy Novel by Broad Brush) worked 4 furlongs in :49.60 at Palm Meadows.

Laheen (filly; Ghostzapper - Assess by Seattle Slew) worked 5 furlongs in 1:04.86 on a sloppy track at the Evangeline Training Center.

At Belmont, Muhaaseb (colt; Ghostzapper - Ticket to Houston by Houston) worked 4 furlongs in :50.30.

Kera's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Mrs. K. by Dixieland Band) worked 4 furlongs at Turfway Park in :49.20.

At Palm Meadows, Shirley She Can (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Party Chatter by Pleasant Colony) went 4 furlongs in :52.00.

Unprecedented (colt; Saint Liam - Desert View (GB) by Sadler's Wells) worked at Gulfstream, 4 furlongs in :49.65.

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