Will Roca be Sweet at Calder?

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Apple Charlotte has no Manners

Wicked Charm (Ghostzapper - Belva by Theatrical (IRE)) was scratched, as was AE Dehere She Goes (Dehere - Coronado's Queen by Coronado's Quest). On the other hand, AE Spidawoman (Macho Uno - Chubbs by Gold Crest) got to run. The turf was firm. Apple Charlotte (Smart Strike - Charlotte Augusta by Chief's Crown) took most of the attention from the bettors, going off at 1-5. Manners (Rock Hard Ten - Turkana by Deputy Minister) was respected, 4-1 at post time. Seaside Slew (Alajwad - Slewperlative by Slewpy) broke through the gate before the start. She was quickly apprehended, but was a late scratch. Manners looked good during the wait to reload. Academy Allie (Royal Academy - Danzig Tiger by Danzig Connection) held the early lead, clear lengths in front of the rest. Castleintheclouds (Cashel Castle - Curious Granny by How Curious) and Sin Bin (Toccet - Bridal Glow by Runaway Groom) were the nearest pursuers. Apple Charlotte was in mid-pack at this point, and Manners was sticking close to her. Apple Charlotte made a move on the turn, with Manners shadowing her. Apple Charlotte took the lead and won by better than 5, despite running greenly. Manners was the best of the rest, taking second. Spidawoman rallied a bit for third. Nice win for Apple Charlotte, but a much improved race for Manners as well. Watch the Replay.

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

Apple Charlotte $2.60


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Liteasaire Soars

Miss Nepal (Maria's Mon - Dami by Dynaformer), entrymate of Liteasaire (Purge - School of Deelites by Afternoon Deelites), was scratched. First-timer Tap Tap Tapping (Tapit - Senorita Spike by El Gran Senor) took the early money, but Ultimate Life (A. P. Indy - Dream Time by Storm Cat) was favored at post time. Native Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Native Belle by Forestry) was almost 6-1. Liteasaire looked lively in the paddock, but Dubai Indeed (E Dubai - Sharp Deed by Shadeed) also caught my eye. At the break, Dubai Indeed took a brief lead, but was soon passed by Goldbud (Buddha - Sweet Gold by Gilded Time) and she set the early fractions. Liteasaire was sticking close. Native Kitten was in the picture for awhile, but she steadied on the first turn and faded after that, finishing 6th. In the stretch, Litesasire took command, drawing off to a 5 1/4 length victory. Making a good run late was Wickedology (Wild and Wicked - Ecology by Unbridled's Song), the half-sister to General Quarters. She bobbled at the start, steadied on the turn, and still got up for second. Favorite Ultimate Life settled for third. Liteasaire is winner number 14 for Purge. Watch the Replay.

Result: December 16, 2009
Turfway Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

Liteasaire $11.00
Ultimate Life  


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December 17 Entries

Itineris (colt; Afleet Alex - Kafaf by Zilzal) takes on 6 in race 8 at Laurel, a 7 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race. Post time is 3:53, and Itineris is not in for a claiming tag. Itineris broke his maiden in his most recent start, a mile race on a sloppy Laurel track on November 13. Since that race, he's worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.80 at Bowie on December 4. Overall, Itineris has run 6 times, with 1 win, 2 seconds, and 1 third.

Roca Sweet has Westwood Pride to be a Lyrical Star

December 17, 2009
Calder Race Course Race 1
Maiden Special Weight

6 furlongs
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 12:25 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. It'z My Candy
2. Future Heiress
3. Westwood Pride
4. Mallory Square
5. Lyrical Star
6. Da Lady Vikki
7. Galabella
8. Roca Sweet

Roca Sweet (Rock Hard Ten - Sugar N Spice by Strike the Anvil) makes her third start in the this 6 furlong contest at Calder. She finished 10th at 5.5 furlongs on the Calder dirt in her debut on October 11. She then ran on the turf at Calder on November 22, finishing 3rd. Stakes winner Sugar N Spice, dam of Roca Sweet, won or placed in 17 starts and earned $425,003 in her career. Sugar N Spice has produced the winner Carambola. Rock Hard Ten's 27 runners have made 79 total starts, recording 10 wins, 7 seconds, 10 thirds, and $509,533.

Galabella (Lightnin N Thunder - Galamine by Prospectors Gamble) finished 5th in her only start, a 5.5 furlong race at Calder on November 13. She is out of the winning mare Galamine, who has produced the winner Galafab. Galamine is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Stormy Do.

The only other filly with experience is Westwood Pride (Pleasantly Perfect - Palau by Kingmambo), who finished 7th at 5 furlongs at Calder on November 27. It was her only race. She sold for $25,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Palau. Palau was a winner at 2. She has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Congo Kaye. Congo Kaye, a Congaree 3-year old filly, won the Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes as a 2-year old. Palau is also a half-sister to stakes winner Secret Beauty, and grade III winner High Strike Zone.

Future Heiress (Wildcat Heir - Brightest Future by Gulch) is by freshman sire Wildcat Heir, whose 57 runners have made 178 combined starts, recording 46 wins, 38 seconds, 24 thirds, and $1,141,092. Future Heiress brought $58,000 as a yearling, and $100,000 as a 2-year old. She is the first foal out of the unraced mare Brightest Future. Brightest Future is a half-sister to 8 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Cosmic Fire.

Also by a first-crop sire is Da Lady Vikki (Purge - Saintly Hertfield by Saint Ballado), by Purge. Purge's 52 runners have made 149 total starts, with 19 wins, 19 seconds, 12 thirds, and earnings of $556,701. Da Lady Vikki sold for $135,000 as a weanling, and is the second foal out of the unraced mare Saintly Hertfield. Saintly Hertfield is a daughter of grade III winner Theresa's Tizzy. Theresa's Tizzy has produced 3 winners, including grade III winner Got the Last Laugh.

Lyrical Star (Five Star Day - Lyrical Princess by Verbatim) sold for $10,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Lyrical Princess. Lyrical Princess has produced 10 winners, including stakes winner Founding Chairman. Five of Lyrical Star's siblings won at 2, including her full-sister Primetime Miss.

It'z My Candy (Candy Ride (ARG) - It'z All Mine by Belong to Me) is the first foal out of the winning mare It'z All Mine. It'z All Mine is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Mallory Square (Southern Image - Espresso Song by Siphon (BRZ)) is the second foal out of the unplaced mare Espresso Song. Espresso Song is a half-sister 4 winners.

Returning Workers

December 16

Harissa (filly; Afleet Alex - Dynasty by Time for a Change) worked at Santa Anita, 5 furlongs in 1:01.00.

Crimson Glory (filly; Ghostzapper - Buy the Sport by Devil's Bag) worked 4 furlongs in :47.10 at Gulfstream. It was the fastest of 31 works at the distance.

At Belmont, Thrilled Angel (colt; Ghostzapper - Vivid Angel by Septieme Ciel) worked 4 furlongs in :54.02.

Becky's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Caterette by Cozzene) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.11 at Gulfstream.

Working 4 furlongs at Gulfstream Park were Brad's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Glory Dancer by Honour and Glory) in :49.40, Jill's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Southern Barfly by Southern Halo), in :48.95, and Love That Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Littlebitoflove by High Yield) in :48.80.

Maddie's Odyssey (filly; Kitten's Joy - Personal Odyssey by Lemon Drop Kid) worked at Turfway Park, 3 furlongs in :37.60.

Working 3 furlongs at Gulfstream was Pat's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Iteration by Wild Again) in :36.15.

Tenacious Allison (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Allison P. by Unbridled) worked 4 furlongs in :52.80 at the Evangeline Training Center.

Cravin Caden (colt; Saint Liam - Lacie Girl by Editor's Note) worked at Palm Meadows, 5 furlongs in 1:04.00.

At Santa Anita, Instinctual (colt; Saint Liam - Instinct by Thunder Gulch) went 4 furlongs in :50.40.

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