Wicked Charm to Show Some Manners

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News and Notes

Cameron (Rock Hard Ten - Chasseresse by Jade Hunter) was scratched from race 8 at Sunland Park on December 15. The winner was the favorite, Blackie's Crown (Souvenir Copy - Light the Crown by Chief's Crown), who took over on the turn and won by 8. I think it may have been wise for Cameron to skip this one. Watch the Replay.

Wicked Charm to Show Some Manners

December 16, 2009
Tampa Bay Downs Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

1 1/16 miles turf
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 2:17 PM ET TVG

P Horse
1. Academy Allie
2. Prima Signora
3. Let's Get Ready
4. Castleintheclouds
5. Seaside Slew
6. Manners
7. Sin Bin
8. Apple Charlotte
9. Wicked Charm
10. My Sister Jess
AE Spidawoman
AE Dehere She Goes

Wicked Charm (Ghostzapper - Belva by Theatrical (IRE)) makes her first start and Manners (Rock Hard Ten - Turkana by Deputy Minister) her 4th in this one, scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the Tampa Bay turf.

Wicked Charm sold for $190,000 as a 2-year old, and is a half-sister to champion English Channel and grade II stakes-placed Sedgefield. English Channel was a winner in his first start, on the turf as a 2-year old, won or placed in 12 graded stakes on the turf, earned $5,319,028 in 23 starts, and was named champion grass horse in 2007. Wicked Charm has been working at Fair Hill, most recently going 4 furlongs in :49.40 on November 14. Ghostzapper's 22 runners have run 56 total times, recording 12 wins, 8 seconds, 8 thirds, and $403,596.

Manners finished 10th on the Churchill Downs dirt on June 21, 6th on the Woodbine Polytrack on July 25, and 6th at a mile on the Woodbine turf on September 4. She has been working at Woodbine to prepare for her return, including 4 furlongs in :50.80 on November 16. Manners is a half-sister to stakes-placed Turk, who finished 3rd in the 2009 San Miguel Stakes. Turk finished 2nd in his only start at 2. Manners' dam, Turkana, is a half-sister to 3 winners. Rock Hard Ten's 15 runners have made 23 total starts, recording 3 wins, 4 seconds, and $169,189.

Apple Charlotte (Smart Strike - Charlotte Augusta by Chief's Crown) has made one start, finishing 2nd at a mile on the Churchill Downs turf on November 1. She is out of turf stakes-placed Charlotte Augusta, who earned $123,093. Charlotte Augusta has produced 8 winners from 9 to run, including grade III turf winner Mythical Gem. Five of Apple Charlotte's siblings won on the turf, and three won at 2.

The only other entrant with turf experience is Prima Signora (Gimmeawink - Sunshine Dawn by Prospectors Gamble), who finished 4th at 6.5 furlongs on the Kentucky Downs turf on September 28. She has also made 2 dirt starts, finishing 8th on a sloppy track at Ellis Park on September 6, and 9th at a mile and a sixteenth at Churchill Downs on November 15. She is a half-sister to 4 winners. Two of her siblings won at 2, 2 won on the turf, and one won on the turf at 2.

The most experienced filly is Sin Bin (Toccet - Bridal Glow by Runaway Groom), who has run 10 times, all on the dirt at Suffolk Downs. Her best finish was 2nd at 5.5 furlongs on September 9. She also finished third at 5 furlongs on August 3. Her most recent start was at 6 furlongs on November 2, where she was 4th. She is out of turf stakes-placed Bridal Glow, who earned $183,209. Bridal Glow has produced 3 winners from 4 to run, including one turf winner.

Seaside Slew (Alajwad - Slewperlative by Slewpy) has made 4 starts, all at Mountaineer. Her best finish came in her most recent start, when she finished 3rd in a mile race on October 27. She is out of the winning mare Slewperlative, who won 2 races at 2. Slewperlative has produced 5 winners from 6 to run, including stakes-placed Penthouse Promise. Penthouse Promise was a winner at 2.

AE entrant Dehere She Goes (Dehere - Coronado's Queen by Coronado's Quest) has run twice, finishing 2nd at 6 furlongs at Turfway Park on September 30, and 5th at Mountaineer at a mile on October 18. She sold for $10,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the unraced mare Coronado's Queen. Coronado's Queen is a full-sister to 1 winner, and a half-sister to 2 winners.

Academy Allie (Royal Academy - Danzig Tiger by Danzig Connection) finished 9th in her lone start, a 6.5 furlong race at Churchill Downs on November 19. She sold for $42,000 as a weanling, and is out of the winning mare Danzig Tiger. Danzig Tiger has produced 4 winners, including Tyger River, who was stakes-placed on the turf. Two of Academy Allie's siblings won at 2, and 2 won on the turf.

The remaining fillies are unraced, including Let's Get Ready (More Than Ready - Pyrite Forest by Stalwars), who sold for $40,000 as a weanling, $70,000 as a yearling, and $8,000 as a 2-year old. She is out of the winning mare Pyrite Forest, who has produced the winner Morani. Morani was a debut winner at 2. Pyrite Forest is a half-sister to 3 stakes winners, including one that was stakes-placed on the turf.

Castleintheclouds (Cashel Castle - Curious Granny by How Curious) is a half-sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Curious Tiger. Curious Tiger was a debut winner at 2. Curious Granny, dam of Castleinthclouds, is a half-sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner I Know Ryno.

My Sister Jess (Sligo Bay (IRE) - Jewell of Jewels by Pleasant Colony), who sold for $20,000 as a yearling, is out of the turf-placed mare Jewell of Jewels. Jewell of Jewels is the dam of My Princess Jess, a grade II winner on the turf. My Princess Jess has won or placed in 7 turf stakes, 6 of them graded, and has earned $503,515 through 2009.

AE entrant Spidawoman (Macho Uno - Chubbs by Gold Crest) sold for $31,000 as a 2-year old. She is a half-sister to 6 winners, including one that won at 2, and one that won on the turf. Her dam, Chubbs, is a half-sister to turf stakes winner So Vague.

Native Kitten has the Ultimate Life to Go Get Lost

December 16, 2009
Turfway Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

1 mile
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 7:44 PM ET TVG

P Horse
1. Wickedology
2. Native Kitten
3. Miss Nepal
4. Ultimate Life
5. Dubai Indeed
6. Tap Tap Tapping
7. Go Get Lost
8. Goldbud
9. Liteasaire

Native Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Native Belle by Forestry) makes her 5th start in this mile race at Turfway Park. Her last two starts came on the Churchill Downs turf, where she was 7th on November 27 and 3rd on November 5. Prior to that, she finished 3rd at Mountaineer on October 12, and 9th at Turfway Park on September 26. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Native Belle. Native Belle is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Happiness Is. Kitten's Joy's 41 runners have made 152 total starts, recording 27 wins, 20 seconds, 24 thirds, and $1,148,802.

Ultimate Life (A. P. Indy - Dream Time by Storm Cat) finished 11th, behind Native Kitten, on the Churchill Downs turf on November 27. Previously, she was 4th on the dirt at Churchill on November 7, and 4th on the Polytrack at Keeneland on October 17. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Dream Time, who won her only race at 2. Dream Time is a full-sister to grade I winner Finder's Fee, and a half-sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Tax Ruling.

Miss Nepal (Maria's Mon - Dami by Dynaformer) most recently finished 2nd in a mile and a sixteenth race on the dirt at Churchill Downs on November 15. Previously, she was 4th at Keeneland on October 14, and 5th and 6th in 2 Presque Isle Downs' starts. All of her races have been Maiden Claiming races. She is out of the winning mare Dami, who has produced the winner Doctor Brasch. Doctor Brasch was a winner at 2.

Liteasaire (Purge - School of Deelites by Afternoon Deelites), entrymate to Miss Nepal, has run once, finishing 6th at 7 furlongs at Keeneland on October 24. She is by freshman sire Purge, whose 52 runners have made 147 collective starts, recording 18 wins, 19 seconds, 12 thirds, and $543,521. Liteasaire is out of stakes-placed School of Deelites, who was a winner at 2. School of Deelites is a half-sister to 7 winners, including stakes winners Sea Art, Co Art, and A Point Well Made.

Go Get Lost (Lost Soldier - Me Gotta Go by Kayrawan) debuted at Ellis Park on July 19, finishing 9th. She then ran 3 times at Mountaineer, finishing 4th on August 24, 3rd on September 29, 3rd on October 18, and 4th on November 27. All of her starts have been on the dirt. Stakes-placed Me Gotta Go, dam of Go Get Lost, was a winner at 2, and earned $183,697 in her career. Me Gotta Go has produced the winner Fitz 'n' Starts. Me Gotta Go is a half-sister to 6 winners.

Dubai Indeed (E Dubai - Sharp Deed by Shadeed) has run twice, finishing 12th at a mile at Turfway Park on October 3, and 2nd at 6 furlongs at Churchill Downs on November 7. She is a half-sister to 2 winners, including Deed to the Gate, who earned $499,303. Her dam, Sharp Deed, is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Sharpmon.

Wickedology (Wild and Wicked - Ecology by Unbridled's Song) has run once, finishing 7th at 5 furlongs at Ellis Park on July 19. She is a half-sister to General Quarters, who won the 2009 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and the 2009 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III). General Quarters also was a winner and stakes-placed at 2. Overall, he's earned $641,735.

Goldbud (Buddha - Sweet Gold by Gilded Time) has also run once, finishing 11th in a 7 furlong race at Churchill Downs on November 13. She is a half-sister to stakes winner Sweet Hearth, grade I winner Santa Teresita, and three other winners. Two of her siblings won at 2.

Completing the field is unraced Tap Tap Tapping (Tapit - Senorita Spike by El Gran Senor). She is a half-sister to three winners, including the Pleasantly Perfect 3-year old colt, Adam's Nay. One of Tap Tap Tapping's siblings won at 2. Senorita Spike, dam of Tap Tap Tapping, is a half-sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Corona Lake.

Returning Workers

December 15

Cascabella (filly; Afleet Alex - Island Rhythm by Skip Trial) worked at Palm Meadows, 3 furlongs in :39.85.

At Hawthorne, Ghost Girl (filly; Ghostzapper - Bayou Breeze by A. P. Indy) worked a mile in 1:48.80.

Trinity Run (colt; Ghostzapper - Lake Windermere by Fit to Fight) worked 3 furlongs in :39.40 at Palm Meadows.

Working 4 furlongs on the Churchill Downs Training Center in :49.60 were Jeff's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sweet Baby Jane by Kingmambo) and Kenneth's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Shortstop Sal by Ghazi).

Last Hurrah (colt; Kitten's Joy - Duds by Ack Ack) worked 4 furlongs in :51.40 at Palm Meadows.

At Gulfstream, Best Actor (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Dance for Dixie by Unaccounted For) went 5 furlongs in 1:00.25.

Rock Solid King (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Julie's Angel by Theatrical (IRE)) worked 4 furlongs in :48.60 at Santa Anita Park.

At Churchill, I Am Indy (colt; Saint Liam - Teenage Temper by A. P. Indy) went 5 furlongs in 1:03.80.

At Belmont, Lady Apple (filly; Saint Liam - Shot Gun Favorite by Eltish) went 4 furlongs in :52.03.

Naturaliste (colt; Saint Liam - Goldina by Rahy) worked at Hollywoood Park, 4 furlongs in :49.60.

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