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February 18 Results
Who We Gunna Call a Winner
Triple Crown nominee Jambonied (Distorted Humor - Catinca by Storm Cat) was a scratch. Who We Gunna Call (Ghostzapper - Touch Dial by Phone Trick) was the even-money choice. He looked good in the paddock, and on the track. Second-choice Who's There (Silver Deputy - Knock Twice by Two Punch) made a favorable impression as well. First-timer Xiphos (Heckle - Emotional Strength by Precise End) was loaded sans jockey. He was totally left at the start, and eventually eased. Tahquamenon (Sarava - Oopsy Daisy by Evansville Slew) sprinted to the lead, with Who We Gunna Call and Who's There in their own race in second and third. Chabichou (Tiznow - Singin Up a Storm by Storm Cat) was just behind these. These three caught the pacesetter after 6 furlongs. Who We Gunna Call made his move, and eased to the lead. Chabichou made it interesting late, but Who We Gunna Call was determined and is a maiden no more. Watch the Replay.
Result: February 18, 2010
Tampa Bay Race 7
Maiden Special Weight
|Who We Gunna Call
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Other February 18 Results
Bishop's Head (colt; Saint Liam - Blue Sky Princess by Conquistador Cielo) took the lead late in his Maiden Claiming race at Laurel, but couldn't hold it and finished 2nd. Watch the Replay.
Ghost Town Kat (filly; Ghostzapper - Keeneland Kat by Hennessy) did not drawn in off the AE list for race 1 at Gulfstream, a mile Maiden Claiming race.
February 19 Entries
Go Ask Alex How Far to Heaven
February 19, 2010
Fair Grounds Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
About one and one sixteenths miles turf
3-year old fillies
Post Time: 6:58 PM ET HRTV
||Go Ask Alex
||How Far to Heaven
||Let's Dream Again
||Seeking the Title
Go Ask Alex (Afleet Alex - Dominique's Joy by Strawberry Road (AUS)) makes her 5th start in this turf contest. She has two prior turf starts, finishing 9th at 5 furlongs at Churchill Downs on June 28, and 3rd at a mile at Del Mar on August 27. Her most recent effort was on the dirt at Fair Grounds, where she finished 5th in a mile and 40 yard race on February 7 behind La Gran Bailadora. She's worked once since then, going 5 furlongs in 1:02.80 on February 14. Go Ask Alex is out of Dominique's Joy, a grade III winner on the turf, who earned $264,643. Dominique's Joy is the dam of Orthodox, who is also a grade III winner on the turf.
Harpoon Hattie (Tiznow - Hardy Har Har by Storm Cat) and Go Button (Powerscourt (GB) - What's the Spot by Bates Motel) finished 2nd and 7th in a mile and a sixteenth race on a muddy Fair Grounds track on January 24. That race was originally scheduled for the turf. Harpoon Hattie has three additional starts, including a 4th-place finish on yielding turf at Arlington Park on August 22. She also finished 3rd at a mile on the Polytrack at Arlington on September 11. She is out of the winning mare Hardy Har Har. Hardy Har Har has produced 3 winners from 4 to run. Go Button, who is out of the winning mare What's the Spot, has no other starts. What's the Spot has produced 4 winners, including stakes-placed What the Devil.
Moneigh (Maria's Mon - Annatoga by Concorde's Tune) and Vicomtesse (Saarland - Elle Meme by Zilzal) have met 3 times, all on the Fair Grounds turf. Moneigh was 3rd and Vicomtesse 6th at a mile on November 14. They finished in the same positions on December 6 at a mile and a sixteenth. Finally, on January 4 at a mile, Moneigh was 4th and Vicomtesse 6th. Moneigh has 2 additional starts. She was 4th at a mile and 40 yards on the Louisiana Downs dirt on August 29, and 7th on the turf at Louisiana Downs on October 2. She sold for $12,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Annatoga. Annatoga was a winner on the turf, and earned $317,877 overall. Annatoga is a full-sister to Sara's Success, a stakes winner on the dirt and turf. Vicomtesse has no additional starts. She is out of the mare Elle Meme, who was a winner on the turf. Elle Meme has produced 4 winners, including group I turf winner Good Ba Ba. Two of Vicomtesse's siblings won on the turf.
Life Begins (Unbridled's Song - Shining Through by Deputy Minister) finished 2nd on the turf at Fair Grounds on December 6, in front of Moneigh and Vicomtesse. She previously finished 4th at a mile and 40 yards on the dirt at Fair Grounds on December 31, and 6th at 7 furlongs on the Keeneland Polytrack on October 30. She is a half-sister to 5 winners, including grade II winner Strong Hope and Bahamian Pirate, a group I winner on the turf.
How Far to Heaven (Distorted Humor - Beyond Venus by War Chant) finished 2nd at Fair Grounds on December 31, in front of Life Begins. She previously was 4th at a mile at Belmont on October 7, and 7th at 5.5 furlongs at Saratoga on September 3. She is a half-sister to the winner Majhood. Her dam, Beyond Venus, is a half-sister to 5 winners, including grade II winner Saudi Poetry.
Moon Music (Malibu Moon - Strike It Up by Smart Strike) has run twice, finishing 5th at 7 furlongs at Woodbine on October 4, and 12th at 5.5 furlongs at Fair Grounds on December 4. She is out of stakes winner Strike It Up. Strike It Up is the dam of turf stakes winner Strike Again and grade III winner Euphony, who was a stakes winner on the turf.
Atwitter (Distorted Humor - Alchemist by A. P. Indy) has also run two times, finishing 6th in both dirt starts. She debuted at 6 furlongs at Churchill Downs on November 1, and then ran on January 9 at Fair Grounds. She is out of grade III stakes-placed Alchemist, who was a winner on the turf.
Completing the main field is unraced Let's Dream Again (El Corredor - Let's Dance Again by Green Dancer), who is the second foal out of the unraced mare Let's Dance Again. Let's Dance Again is a half-sister to 2 winners.
On the MTO list is Seeking the Title (Seeking the Gold - Title Seeker by Monarchos). She has run once, finishing 5th in a 6 furlong race at Fair Grounds on January 23, behind Laheen. She is the first foal out of the unraced mare Title Seeker. Title Seeker is a daughter of the great champion Personal Ensign. Personal Ensign has produced 9 winners, including grade I winners Miner's Mark, My Flag, and Traditionally.
Other February 19 Entries
Klea (filly; Afleet Alex - Del Rae by Formal Gold) runs in race 5 at Gulfstream, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $50,000). Post time is 3:12 PM ET. Klea is making her third start. Her best finish came in her most recent start, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream Park on January 7. Since then, she's worked a couple of times, including 4 furlongs in :49.60 on February 8 at Palm Meadows.