News and Notes
The Daily Racing Form is reporting that Brake Lights (colt; Saint Liam - Miss Golden Circle by Crafty Prospector), who broke his maiden impressively on January 2 at Aqueduct, has been sidelined indefinitely due to a chip in his left front ankle. Hopefully, he will be back in the summer.
January 21 Results
Kan has a Klear Way over Saintly
The turf was good and only the AEs were scratched from the race. First-timer Kan N Klear (Kafwain - Clearandconcise by Hansel) took the early money, but Saintly Ways (Saint Liam - Visual Art by Deputy Minister) was favored at post time. It was windy at Tampa Bay, and a number of the fillies were acting up on the racetrack. Count the Change (Exchange Rate - Countess Kelly by Kipper Kelly) warmed up nicely, Saintly Ways looked good. The break was pretty fair, although Bursting Out (Outofthebox - Bursting Up by Tilt Up) was off slowly. Academy Allie (Royal Academy - Danzig Tiger by Danzig Connection) went to the lead, with Let Coyote Run (True Enough - Urban Lass by Cryptoclearance) and Count the Change chasing. Saintly Ways was sitting off the speed in 4th. Academy Allie continued to lead with Count the Change following, as Let Coyote Run dropped back. Kan N Klear made her move at this point, hitting the lead and pulling away. Closing late for second was Belle Breeze (Powerscourt (GB) - Le Grand Belle by With Approval), who looked good at the finish. Saintly Ways was a non-threatening third. Watch the Replay.
Result: January 21, 2010
Tampa Bay Downs Race 8
Maiden Claiming ($50,000 - $45,000)
|Kan N Klear
Other January 21 Results
It was kind of a strange race for Shrimp Dancer (colt; Kitten's Joy - Formal Dancer by Formal Gold) in his Allowance race at Aqueduct. He was about mid-pack early on, was shuffled back to last, and then came running late. He could not, however, catch longshot pacesetter Most Happy Fella (Ecton Park - Doyenne by Deputy Minister), and had to settle for second. Watch the Replay.
Bishop's Head (colt; Saint Liam - Blue Sky Princess by Conquistador Cielo) was no threat to a runaway winner in his Maiden Claiming race at Laurel, but he was "best of the rest," finishing second. Watch the Replay.
Maddie's Odyssey (filly; Kitten's Joy - Personal Odyssey by Lemon Drop Kid) finished 3rd in her Claiming race at Gulfstream, but gained second when the second-place horse was disqualified and placed last. Watch the Replay.
January 22 Entries
Unprecedented is Dreaming Blue in the Smart Sky
January 22, 2010
Gulfstream Park Race 7
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/8 miles
Post Time: 4:12 PM ET HRTV
||Switching to Glide
||Mine N Gems
Unprecedented (Saint Liam - Desert View (GB) by Sadler's Wells) is scheduled to make his second start in this mile and an eighth contest at Gulfstream. First time out, he finished 6th at a mile at Aqueduct on November 28. That one was won impressively by his entrymate, Launch N Relaunch (Harlan's Holiday - So Re So by Relaunch), who returned in a mile and an eighth Allowance race on January 18 at Gulfstream, finishing an uninspiring 5th. Unprecedented has worked several times at Gulfstream since his race, including 7 furlongs from the gate in 1:29.60 on January 15. Unprecedented sold for $400,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Desert View. Desert View is a half-sister to 2 winners, including grade III winner Officer Rocket, who earned $443,014.
Dreaming Blue (Street Cry (IRE) - Allison's Hope by Langfuhr) finished 3rd, in front of Unprecedented, at a mile at Aqueduct on November 28. It was his only start. He sold for $290,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the unplaced mare Allison's Hope. Allison's Hope is a half-sister to 10 winners, including grade III winner Sonata.
Vanishing Buck (Point Given - Our Honoree by Danzig) and Switching to Glide (Honor Glide - Striking T by Smart Strike) finished 3rd and 4th in a mile and 70 yard race at Calder on January 1. Vanishing Buck has run 5 additional times, finishing 2nd once and third twice. He is a half-brother to 3 winners. His dam, Our Honoree, is a half-sister to 4 winners, including grade I winner Qualify. Switching to Glide has made 3 previous starts, all at Calder. He was 11th at 5 furlongs on the turf on October 31, 2nd at 6.5 furlongs on November 29, and 5th at 6.5 furlongs on December 21. Switching to Glide is the first foal out of the winning mare Striking T. Striking T is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Moonlight Dancer.
Wildcat Gamble (Best of the Rest - Mensa Mom by Forest Wildcat) finished 3rd at a mile at Calder on December 12, behind Vanishing Buck. Previously, he was third once and second once in three Calder starts. He is out of the winning mare Mensa Mom. Mensa Mom is a half-sister to 8 winners, including grade III winner Silverinyourpocket.
AE Mine N Gems (Mineshaft - Flager (ARG) by Southern Halo) and Platinum Hunter (Jade Hunter - Maha Al Iman by Pulpit) met at 6.5 furlongs at Calder on December 21 in their only starts, finishing 2nd and 8th. Fifth in this race was Switching to Glide. Mine N Gems is the first foal out of group I stakes-placed Flager, who earned $191,977. Flager is a full-sister to 3 winners, including Flirteador, a group I winner in Argentina. She is also a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Fueguino. Platinum Hunter sold for $20,000 as a yearling, and is a half-brother to 2 winners. His dam, Maha Al Iman, is a half-sister to one winner.
Colizeo (Distorted Humor - Colony Band by Dixieland Band) finished 10th in his debut at 6 furlongs at Delaware Park on September 19. He then finished 2nd twice, both at a mile at the Meadowlands on October 12, and at a mile and a sixteenth at Churchill Downs on November 8. Stakes winner Colony Band, dam of Colizeo, earned $187,037. Colizeo is her first foal. Colony Band is a full-sister to one winner and a half-sister to one winner.
Celeritas Plus (Value Plus - Private Funds by Private Terms) has run three times, finishing 6th at 6.5 furlongs at Keeneland on October 16, 8th at a mile at Churchill Downs on November 22, and 2nd at a mile at Turfway Park on December 26. He sold for $110,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Private Funds, who has produced 2 winners.
Smart Sky (Sky Mesa - Flashy n Smart by Smarten) did his previous running on the Polytrack at Woodbine. He finished 10th at 7 furlongs on October 2, and then finished 3rd on October 24, 7th on November 14, and 5th on December 3. Those starts were all at a mile and a sixteenth. He sold for $46,850 as a yearling, and $85,000 as a 2-year old. Grade III winner Flashy n Smart, dam of Smart Sky, earned $358,475l. Flashy n Smart has produced 3 winners, including stakes-placed Flashy Thunder.
Mr. Rico (Sarava - Champagneforaqueen by Overnight Express) has run twice, both times on the turf. He was 9th at 5 furlongs on October 31, and 5th at 7.5 furlongs at Gulfstream Park on January 8. Mr. Rico is the first foal out of the unraced mare Champagneforaqueen. Champagneforaqueen is a full-sister to one winner, and half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Special Express.
Little Top (Giant's Causeway - Thorough Fair by Quiet American) also did his previous running on the turf, finishing 10th at 7 furlongs at Belmont on September 20. He is out of the winning mare Thorough Fair. Thorough Fair is the dam of 5 winners, including grade II winner Spellbinder and grade I winner Whywhywhy, who earned $315,015.
AE Buzzin Ready (More Than Ready - Lib by Unbridled) and Echo Tango (Medaglia d'Oro - Grandstone by Grindstone) finished 7th and 8th in a 6 furlong race at Gulfstream on January 3. It was the first and only start for both. Buzzin Ready is out of the winning mare Lib. Lib has produced 2 winners, including stakes-placed Sweet Aptitude. Lib is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Classic Time. Echo Tango sold for $200,000 as a yearling, and is a half-brother to 2 winners. His winning dam, Grandstone, is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Wheelaway. Wheelaway earned $249,760, won the 2000 Tampa Bay Derby, and finished 3rd in the 2000 Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I).
Other January 22 Entries
Tactition (colt; Afleet Alex - Natural Carma by Valiant Nature) faces 7 in race 1 at Fair Grounds, a mile and 40 yards Claiming race. Post time is 2:10 PM ET. Tactition has run 7 times, winning once and finishing second twice. His last start was on December 31 at Sam Houston, when he finished 6th in a mile Allowance race. Since then, he's worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.60 at Sam Houston on January 14.
Afleet Jane (filly; Afleet Alex - North Lake Jane by Meadowlake) faces 10 in race 7 at Philadelphia Park, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 2:56 PM ET. Afleet Jane has run 3 times, finishing 2nd once and 3rd once. Last time out, she was 2nd at 6.5 furlongs at Charles Town on January 13.
Seeking the Point (gelding; Saint Liam - So Foolish by Seeking the Gold), who broke his maiden last time out in a 7 furlong race at Tampa Bay Downs on December 31, returns to run a mile on the turf in race 9 at that track. Post time is 4:07 PM ET for this Claiming event. This will be his first turf try.
Daddy Forty Nine (colt; Ghostzapper - Tuff Chick by Wild Again) is a MTO entry for Race 6 at Fair Grounds, scheduled for about a mile and a sixteenth on the turf. Post time is 4:39 PM ET for this Allowance/Optional Claiming race. Daddy Forty Nine has run 7 times, winning 4 times and finishing 3rd twice, with earnings of $53,440. Last time out, he finished 6th in a mile and 40 yard Allowance/Optional Claiming race at the Fair Grounds on January 3. He last worked on January 14, going 4 furlongs in :53.60 at Fair Grounds.
Backstretch (colt; Afleet Alex - Pleasant Point by Pleasant Colony) makes his debut in race 5 at Turfway Park, a mile Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 7:17 PM ET. Backstretch most recently worked at Keeneland on January 16, going 4 furlongs in :52.20. He is out of stakes-placed Pleasant Point, who has produced the winner Pointed Home. Pleasant Point is a full-sister to grade I winner Colonial Colony, and a half-sister to 3 winners.
Vivacious Anna (filly; Afleet Alex - Petite Chatte by Storm Cat) faces 8 in race 4 at Charles Town, a 6.5 furlong Claiming race. Vivacious Anna has run 6 times, winning once, finishing second twice, and third once. She last ran on December 12, finishing 3rd in a 6.5 furlong Claiming race at Charles Town.
Dapper Zapper (colt; Ghostzapper - Checkered Flag by A. P. Indy) worked 4 furlongs in :49.10 at Gulfstream Park. He sold for $775,000 as a weanling, and is a half-brother to grade II stakes-placed Acacia, stakes winner Victory Lap, and grade II winner Zanjero.
Won Hot Kitty (filly; Kitten's Joy - Silver Captive by Red Ransom) worked 4 furlongs in :48.30 at Gulfstream.
Working 4 furlongs from the gate at Tampa Bay was Bedbug Eddy (gelding; Afleet Alex - Fighting Jet by Copelan), who went in :51.40.
My Alex (filly; Afleet Alex - Sung in Tune by Unbridled's Song) worked at Golden Gate, 3 furlongs in :36.60.
Crimson Glory (filly; Ghostzapper - Buy the Sport by Devil's Bag) worked at Gulfstream, 5 furlongs in 1:01.85.
At Fair Grounds, Laheen (filly; Ghostzapper - Assess by Seattle Slew) worked 4 furlongs in :52.00.
Working 4 furlongs at Tampa Bay Downs were Charlie's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Allthewaybaby by Grand Slam) in :49.40, Dont Tell Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Misinformer by Dynaformer) in :49.60, and Hot Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Tabby Cat by Tabasco Cat) in :49.60.
Lady Apple (filly; Saint Liam - Shot Gun Favorite by Eltish) worked 4 furlongs in :49.88 at Belmont.
Nicetoseey'again (colt; Saint Liam - O K to Dance by With Approval) worked at Palm Meadows, 5 furlongs in 1:02.20.