Saintly Ways is Set Free to Fly

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January 20 Result

Lentenor Rocks America

The turf was firm and only the AEs were out. Lentenor (Dynaformer - La Ville Rouge by Carson City) was favored, Rock America (Rock Hard Ten - Girl Scout by Meadowlake) was 10-1. I thought Quando Quando (El Prado (IRE) - Valid Victress by Valid Appeal) looked good. Lentenor was on his toes and ready for action. Rock America warmed up nicely. He was a little reluctant to load. Longshot Dixie Summer's (Grand Reward - Vopo by Theatrical (IRE)) established a clear lead early. Lentenor was the nearest pursuer. Also up close were One Sky (Orientate - Southern Letters by Capote), Rascallion (Hold That Tiger - Zuppa by Woodman), and Parthian (Giant's Causeway - Inny River by Seattle Slew). Rock America was 7th early. In the stretch, Lentenor assumed command, as Dixie Summer's faded, but Rock America was coming too. Lentenor drew off, as Rock America weakened. It was quite a battle for second, with 92-1 Person of Interest (Tapit - Oriole Way by Cahill Road) taking it by a nose over Bigshot (Limehouse - Regal Snicker by Regal Classic). Rock America ended up 5th. It was a nice victory for Lentenor, but also a very good debut for Rock America, he just got a little tired. He'll be stronger next time. Watch the Replay. Read more about the race here.

Result: January 20, 2010
Gulfstream Race 9
Maiden Special Weight

Lentenor $4.20
Person of Interest  


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January 21 Entries

Saintly Ways is Set Free to Fly in the Belle Breeze

January 21, 2010
Tampa Bay Downs Race 8
Maiden Claiming ($45,000 - $50,000)

1 mile turf
3-year old fillies
Post Time: 3:40 PM ET TVG

P Horse
1. Mrs Lovett
2. Kan N Klear
3. Belle Breeze
4. Let Coyote Run
5. Academy Allie
6. Set Free to Fly
7. Bursting Out
8. Count the Change
9. J J Gulch
10. Saintly Ways
AE Joharmony
AE Carol's Castle
AE Rushsweetcharlotte
AE Catty Patty

Saintly Ways (Saint Liam - Visual Art by Deputy Minister) makes her third start overall, and her first start on the turf, in this mile race at Tampa Bay Downs. She finished 3rd at 7 furlongs at Keeneland in her debut on October 24, and then finished 6th at a mile and a sixteenth at Churchill Downs on November 28. Since then, she has been working at Tampa Bay, including 4 furlongs in :50.00 on January 10. Saintly Ways is the second foal out of the turf winning mare Visual Art. Visual Art is a full-sister to one winner, and a half-sister to 3 winners, including turf stakes winner Lt. Pinkerton and grade III turf winner Polish Holiday.

Count the Change (Exchange Rate - Countess Kelly by Kipper Kelly) has made 5 starts, including 2 turf starts. She finished 3rd at 5 furlongs on a yielding Arlington Park course on September 26, and 6th at a mile on good turf at Hawthorne on October 11. That was her most recent outing. Count the Change is out of the winning mare Countess Kelly, who earned $114,062. Countess Kelly has produced 3 winners.

J J Gulch (Gulch - Mine Alone by Belong to Me) has run 5 times, 3 times on the turf and twice on Polytrack. In her turf starts, she finished 5th twice at Ellis Park and 10th at a mile at Churchill Downs on November 5, her last start. J J Gulch sold for $23,000 as a yearling. She is the first foal out of the turf winning mare Mine Alone. Mine Alone is a full-sister to grade I winner Lucky Roberto.

Mrs Lovett (Tactical Cat - Saucy Mademoiselle by Sauce Boat) and Let Coyote Run (True Enough - Urban Lass by Cryptoclearance) finished 4th and 11th in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Tampa Bay Downs on December 12. Mrs Lovett has run 2 additional times, finishing 5th at 6 furlongs at Suffolk Downs on November 2, and 9th at 7 furlongs at Tampa Bay Downs on December 26. She is out of the winning mare Saucy Mademoiselle. Saucy Mademoiselle has produced 5 winners, including stakes winner Tim Finnegan. Let Coyote Run, who was difficult to load and eased in the December 12 race, has no other starts. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Urban Lass. Urban Lass is a half-sister to 7 winners, including stakes winners Belle Visage and Urban Dancer.

Academy Allie (Royal Academy - Danzig Tiger by Danzig Connection) has run three times, finishing 9th at Churchill Downs on November 19, 5th at a mile and a sixteenth on the Tampa Bay turf on December 16, and 4th at a mile and a sixteenth on the Tampa Bay dirt on January 10. 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 on the turf.

The rest of the fillies in the main field are unraced, including Kan N Klear (Kafwain - Clearandconcise by Hansel), who sold for $20,000 as a weanling. She is a half-sister to 3 winners. Her dam, Clearandconcise, is a half-sister to 9 winners, including turf stakes winner Perfectly Clear.

Belle Breeze (Powerscourt (GB) - Le Grand Belle by With Approval) is the first foal out of the turf winning mare Le Grand Belle. Le Grand Belle is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Johnny Dollar, who was stakes-placed on the turf.

Set Free to Fly (Essence of Dubai - Unbridled Christi by Unbridled) is a half-sister to 6 winners, including Mi Jesuse, a grade I winner in Puerto Rico. Her dam, Unbridled Christi, is a half-sister to 4 winners.

Bursting Out (Outofthebox - Bursting Up by Tilt Up) is out of the winning mare Bursting Up. Bursting Up has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner End Up and Jackinabox, full-brother to Bursting Out. Bursting Up, dam of Bursting Out, is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Bursting, who was grade III stakes-placed on the turf. One of Bursting Out's siblings was a first-out winner.

Also unraced is AE entrant Carol's Castle (Cashel Castle - Carol's Sparkle by Jaycean). She is out of the winning mare Carol's Sparkle. Carol's Sparkle has produced 8 winners from 8 to run, including stakes-placed Moon Baby and Carol's Concert, grade I stakes-placed in Puerto Rico. Two of Carol's Castle's siblings won on the turf, and three were debut winners.

AE Rushsweetcharlotte (Bwana Charlie - Platinum Hawk by Silver Ghost) has run 6 times, all at Woodbine. She finished 3rd and 6th in 2 turf starts, and second on the Polytrack on October 29. Her most recent start was on November 28 at 7 furlongs, where she finished 6th. Rushsweetcharlotte is a half-sister to winner Conflicting Report. Her dam, Platinum Hawk, is a half-sister one winner.

AE fillies Joharmony (Johar - Dynamia by Dynaformer) and Catty Patty (Tiger Ridge - Classy Pat by Copelan) both finished 7th in their only starts. Joharmony made her start at a mile on the turf on September 17. She sold for $45,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of grade III turf stakes-placed Dynamia. Catty Patty's race was at 5 furlongs on the dirt at Delaware Park on August 26. She is out of the winning mare Classy Pat. Classy Pat has produced 5 winners from 6 to run.

Other January 21 Entries

Stakes-placed Shrimp Dancer (colt; Kitten's Joy - Formal Dancer by Formal Gold) faces 7 in race 6 at Aqueduct, a mile and 70 yard Allowance race. Post time is 2:52 PM ET. Shrimp Dancer has run 5 times, winning once and finishing third three times, while earning $44,862. He finished 3rd in both the Vision Stakes on the turf at Belmont on October 25, and at a mile and 70 yards on the dirt at Aqueduct in the Damon Runyon Stakes on December 6. Since the Damon Runyon, he has worked 3 times, including 4 furlongs in :48.08 on January 15 at Belmont.

Stakes-placed Maddie's Odyssey (filly; Kitten's Joy - Personal Odyssey by Lemon Drop Kid) runs in race 7 at Gulfstream Park, a mile Claiming race. Post time is 4:12 PM ET. She has run 8 times, finishing first once, second once, and third twice, earning $40,504. One third-place finish came in the Tippett Stakes on the grass at Colonial Downs on July 25. Her most recent start was on December 19 in the Gowell Stakes at Turfway Park, where she was 9th. Since that race, she's worked 3 furlongs in :38.20 on January 14 at Gulfstream Park.

Bishop's Head (colt; Saint Liam - Blue Sky Princess by Conquistador Cielo) makes his 7th start in race 1 at Laurel, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 12:35. Bishop's Head last ran on January 2 at Laurel, finishing 4th in a 5.5 furlong race.

Returning Workers

January 20

At Belmont, Mochachino (colt; Afleet Alex - Peacock Sally by Marquetry) went 5 furlongs in 1:03.48.

Quechee (colt; Afleet Alex - Tarika by Cozzene) worked on the turf at Palm Meadows, 4 furlongs in :55.80.

At Payson Park, Ruthville (filly; Afleet Alex - Ruthian by Rahy) worked 4 furlongs in :51.00.

Saturday in May (colt; Afleet Alex - Chelsey Dancer by Affirmed) worked at Gulfstream, 5 furlongs in 1:01.30.

At Fair Grounds, Speedy Solution (colt; Afleet Alex - Perfect Solution by Seeking the Gold) worked 3 furlongs in :37.40.

Broadway Ghost (filly; Ghostzapper - Broadway Gold by Seeking the Gold) worked 4 furlongs in :47.30 at Gulfstream.

At Fair Grounds, Ghostbustin' (colt; Ghostzapper - Shebelongstoyou by Belong to Me) worked 4 furlongs in :49.20.

Hunters Bay (colt; Ghostzapper - Smok'n Frolic by Smoke Glacken) worked 3 furlongs in :39.10 at Palm Meadows.

At Palm Beach Downs, Rocky F (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Cupid's Arrow by Awesome Again) worked 3 furlongs in :38.00.

At Philadelphia Park, Start With a Kiss (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Appealing Missy by Lypheor (GB)) worked 4 furlongs in :53.25.

Lacrosse Player (colt; Saint Liam - Almost Saintly by St. Jovite) worked at Sam Houston, 4 furlongs in :52.20.

At Turfway Park, Lu Lu Mess (filly; Saint Liam - Battenkill by Rahy) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.20.

Saint Amore (filly; Saint Liam - Amaretta by Woodman) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.15 at Gulfstream.

At Tampa Bay Downs, Tribecky (filly; Saint Liam - Double Jeopardy by Horse Chestnut (SAF)) worked 3 furlongs in :37.40.

Upgrade (colt; Saint Liam - Emily Ring by Fit to Fight) worked 4 furlongs in :50.90 at Palm Meadows.

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