Manners is Set Free to Fly and Will Prevail

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March 3 is Alysheba's birthday. Take some time out of your day Wednesday to remember the great champion. 

The sales results for offspring by our 2010 stallions from today's Fasig-Tipton Calder Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale are listed below:

Hip# sex Pedigree Buyer Price
31 c Bernardini - Class On Class by Jolie's Halo OUT OUT
119 c Bernardini - Marozia by Storm Bird Todd Pletcher $500,000
130 c Bernardini - Miss Kate by Storm Cat NOT SOLD ($800,000)
212 f Bernardini - Tap Your Heels by Unbridled Katsumi Yoshida $520,000
229 c Bernardini - Western League by Forty Niner OUT OUT
Bluegrass Cat
Hip# sex Pedigree Buyer Price
237 f Bluegrass Cat - Wood of Bin by Woodman NOT SOLD ($95,000)
Henny Hughes
Hip# sex Pedigree Buyer Price
9 c Henny Hughes - American River by Forty Niner NOT SOLD ($190,000)
60 c Henny Hughes - Flapper Dancer by Fappiano Whitehall Stable, Agt Benzel $250,000
73 f Henny Hughes - Go For It Lady by Mr. Prospector John McCormack $75,000
82 c Henny Hughes - Hedonic by Gone West Blind Hog Stables $10,000
133 c Henny Hughes - Miss Shoplifter by Exuberant OUT OUT
147 f Henny Hughes - Open Window by Trempolino Thoroughbred Futures $275,000
159 c Henny Hughes - Playcaller by Saratoga Six OUT OUT
166 c Henny Hughes - Refugee by Unaccounted For Fox Hill Farm, Tom McGreevy Agt $700,000
Rockport Harbor
Hip# sex Pedigree Buyer Price
63 c Rockport Harbor - Flexible Princess by Honour and Glory Hubert A Guy, Agent $140,000
164 c Rockport Harbor - Really Quick by In Reality OUT OUT
191 c Rockport Harbor - Southern Tour by Tour d'Or OUT OUT
205 f Rockport Harbor - Sutter Sutter by Sutter's Prospect Hidden Brook Agt, Paul Pompa Jr. $285,000

Read more about the sale here. View complete sales results here.

March 1 Results

Faster and Faster

Fast Alex (colt; Afleet Alex - Unaffordable by Unbridled) was reserved off-the-pace early in his Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Fair Grounds, while saving ground on the rail. He was moved to the outside for the stretch drive, and mowed them all down late on the sloppy track to win easily. He did drift in a little late, but it was only his third start. Next up for Fast Alex is the Louisiana Derby. In a year crowded with front-running Derby hopefuls, you have to love a colt you can close. Watch the Replay. Read more about Fast Alex here.

Maiden Results

For Dixieland Not All About Alex

Mon Chou (Purge - Outcross by Kris S.) was scratched. The track was good. Not for Dixieland (Not For Love - Dixie Flag by Dixieland Band) was the heavy favorite. All About Alex (Afleet Alex - California Sunset by Deputy Minister) was getting some respect at 5-1. Brazilian Bliss (Siphon (BRZ) - Darn Wild by Wild Event) made a good impression in the paddock. Longshot Malibu Citi (Malibu Moon - Bay Citi Girl by Citidancer) was on her toes. All About Alex looked good on the track. Brazilian Bliss broke on top with Not for Dixieland tracking. All About Alex was off ok, sitting about 4th or 5th early. Jill the Pill (French Envoy - Ticklin' Toni by Smile) stumbled at the start. After 6 furlongs, Not for Dixieland moved on by Brazilian Bliss. Lemel (Point Given - Clever Princess by Clever Trick) took up the chase, but she couldn't catch Not for Dixieland. All About Alex was moving well late to take the show spot. Watch the Replay.

Result: March 1, 2010
Philadelphia Park Race 7
Maiden Special Weight

Not for Dixieland $3.60
All About Alex  


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Berberis Steals St Liams Halo

It was raining at Fair Grounds and the track was sloppy. In fact, this was the last race run there on March 1, the remaining two races were canceled. Despite the rain, the only scratch was unraced Blue Day in May (Sky Mesa - Gal O Gal by Manlove). Berberis (Southern Image - Miss Puzzle (AUS) by Citidancer (IRE)) was the slight favorite over Capote Ruler (Roman Ruler - Capote Miss by Capote). St Liams Halo (Saint Liam - Foolishly by Broad Brush) was 10-1. He looked good in the paddock, while Capote Ruler was really strutting his stuff. Birman (Maria's Mon - Uppity Kitty by Tale of the Cat) looked less than pleased with the rain. However, Berberis seemed unphased by the slop. St Liams Halo was involved early, but it was Capote Ruler who took the lead. St Liams Halo secured second, followed by Grandad Bud (Closing Argument - Palace Emblem by Our Emblem) and Guilty Plea (Cat Thief - Custom Made by Hadif). St Liams Halo went after Capote Ruler in the stretch, and got his head in front, but Capote Ruler fought back. Berberis was making his move on the outside. He shied from St Liams Halo, bumped Elkhorn Creek, and then pulled away to a length and 3/4 victory. There was a long stewards' inquiry examining the stretch drive. In the end, there was no change, and Berberis was the official winner. Watch the Replay.

Result: March 1, 2010
Fair Grounds Race 8
Maiden Special Weight

Berberis $6.20
Capote Ruler  
Elkhorn Creek  


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March 2 Results

Start With a Kiss (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Appealing Missy by Lypheor (GB)) broke slowly in her debut in Maiden Claiming company at Philadelphia Park and finished 7th (last). Watch the Replay.

Mountaineer Park racing was canceled, so Tactition (colt; Afleet Alex - Natural Carma by Valiant Nature) had a day of rest.

March 3 Entries

Manners is Set Free to Fly and Will Prevail

March 3, 2010
Tampa Bay Downs Race 7
Maiden Special Weight

1 mile turf
3-year old fillies
Post Time: 3:12 PM ET TVG

P Horse
1. Set Free to Fly
2. Catty Patty
3. A Glass of Water
4. Manners
5. Grande Bold
6. My Elusive Dream
7. Will Prevail
8. Ithinkihadthatone
9. Crystal Cat
10. Raw Damask
AE Ms. Chiquilla

Manners (Rock Hard Ten - Turkana by Deputy Minister) makes her 2010 debut in this mile turf contest at Tampa Bay Downs. She ran 4 times as a 2-year old, including 2 starts on the turf. Her most recent start was her best, when she finished 2nd in a mile and a sixteenth turf contest at Tampa Bay Downs on December 16. She's worked several times since then, including 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 at the Ocala Training Center on January 23. Manners is a half-sister to stakes-placed Turk. Manners' dam, Turkana, is a half-sister to 3 winners.

The only unraced entrant is Will Prevail (Storm Cat - Willstar by Nureyev), who brought $300,000 at the Keeneland 2009 November Breeding Stock Sale. She is out of the turf winning mare Willstar. Willstar has produced 3 winners, all 3 of which won on the turf. Will Prevail's siblings include Etoile Montante, a group I winner on the turf.

A Glass of Water (Value Plus - Silk Sails by Ocean Crest) has run 5 times, including 2 turf starts. She finished 7th at a mile on the Calder turf on October 4, and 11th at 7.5 furlongs on the Gulfstream Park turf on January 7. Her best finish was at 5.5 furlongs on a sloppy Calder track on August 23. Her most recent start was in a 6 furlong dirt race at Gulfstream on February 4, where she was 8th. Stakes winner Silk Sails, dam of A Glass of Water, has produced stakes winner New York City Girl. Silk Sails is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Smooth the Loot.

Catty Patty (Tiger Ridge - Classy Pat by Copelan) also ran on February 4, but in a mile and a sixteenth turf race at Tampa Bay Downs, where she finished 6th. Previously, she was 8th at a mile and 40 yards on the dirt at Tampa Bay on January 23, and 7th in a 5 furlong dirt race at Delaware Park on August 26. Catty Patty is out of the winning mare Classy Pat. Classy Pat has produced 5 winners from 6 to run.

Set Free to Fly (Essence of Dubai - Unbridled Christi by Unbridled) has run twice at Tampa Bay Downs, finishing 8th at a mile on the turf on January 21, and 10th at 6 furlongs on the dirt on February 11. Both races were Maiden Claiming contests. Set Free to Fly 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.

Raw Damask (Rahy - Blush Damask by Green Dancer) is another with 2 starts, as she finished 9th on the dirt at Suffolk Downs on October 6, and 4th at a mile on the Calder turf on December 27. She is out of group III turf stakes-placed Blush Damask. Blush Damask has produced 3 winners, including Blue Damask, a full-brother to Raw Damask. All three of Raw Damask's winning siblings won on the turf.

My Elusive Dream (El Prado (IRE) - Rhineland by Mr. Prospector) also has turf experience, as she finished 5th at a mile on the turf at Gulfstream Park on January 29. Previously, she was 5th at a mile on the dirt at Aqueduct on November 8. My Elusive Dream sold for $140,000 as a yearling, and is a half-sister to 3 winners, including turf stakes-placed winners Cologne and St. Hildegard. Their dam, Rhineland, is half-sister to grade II winner Saarland.

Crystal Cat (Tale of the Cat - Crystal Lyric by El Prado (IRE)) did her previous running on the Woodbine Polytrack. She finished 3rd at 6 furlongs on September 25, 5th at 5.5 furlongs on October 30, and 10th at 7 furlongs on November 29. She sold for $42,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Crystal Lyric. Crystal Lyric has produced 2 winners, including one turf winner. Crystal Lyric is a half- or full-sister to 6 winners, including Proven Cure, a stakes winner on the turf and dirt.

Grande Bold (Empire Maker - Coffee House by Storm Cat) finished 4th in her debut at 6 furlongs at Churchill Downs on November 28. More recently, she was 9th in a 7 furlong race at Gulfstream Park on January 15, behind Christine Daae. Grande Bold is the first foal out of the placed mare Coffee House. Coffee House is a full-sister to one winner, and a half-sister to 3 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Pine for Java.

Ithinkihadthatone (War Chant - Champagne Forever by Caveat) finished 7th in her lone start, a 6 furlong race at Tampa Bay Downs on February 13. She sold for $20,000 as a yearling, and is out of Champagne Forever, who was stakes-placed on the turf and dirt. Champagne Forever has produced 6 winners from 7 to run, including turf stakes-placed Forever Smart. Three of Ithinkihadthatone's siblings won on the turf.

AE filly Ms. Chiquilla (Mr. Livingston - Kirgizia by Palace Music) has run 16 times, all on the dirt. Her best finish was second in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Calder on May 16. Most recently, she finished 9th in a 6.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Tampa Bay Downs on February 10. Ms. Chiquilla is out of the winning mare Kirgizia. Kirgizia has produced 6 winners from 7 to run. Two of Ms. Chiquilla's siblings won on the turf.

Other March 3 Entry

Stakes-placed Maddie's Odyssey (filly; Kitten's Joy - Personal Odyssey by Lemon Drop Kid) breaks from the rail in race 5 at Gulfstream Park, a mile Claiming race scheduled for the turf. Post time is 3:12 PM ET. Maddie's Odyssey has run 9 times, with one win, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, and earnings of $45,704. She finished second in her most recent start, a mile Claiming race on the dirt at Gulfstream Park on January 21. Since then, she worked 4 furlongs in :50.45 at Gulfstream Park on February 20.

Returning Worker

Hurricane Harbor (colt; Rockport Harbor - Sweet Sixteen by Montbrook) worked 1 furlong at Hollywood Park in :11.20 on February 28. It was the fastest of 9 works at the distance.

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