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March 27 Results

Stakes Results

Dean's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Summer Theatre by Ide) tracked the early leaders, put away pacesetter Ranger Heartley and held off the closers, to win the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) by 2.5 lengths. Next stop Louisville! We can say that we knew him back at the beginning.

Dean's Kitten in the paddock at Keeneland, April 9, 2009.
Dean's Kitten, before his first start on April 9, 2009 at Keeneland.

Photo: Elizabeth Lovejoy 

Doubles Partner (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Serena's Sister by Rahy) was in a good position in the Lane's End, but weakened and finished 8th. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Lane's End here.

Kera's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Mrs. K. by Dixieland Band) dueled with Cool Bullet (Red Bullet - Lizzy Cool by Saint Ballado) early, but tired to finish 5th in the Hansel Stakes at Turfway Park. Cool Bullet went on to win the race by an impressive 4.5 lengths. Watch the Replay.

Lisa's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Chianti Red by Woodman) bumped into an opponent at the start, and was never really involved in the Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) at Turfway, finishing 8th. The winner was Orchestrator (Bernstein - Lucky Socks by Temperance Hill). Watch the Replay. Read more about the Bourbonette here.

Daddy Forty Nine (gelding; Ghostzapper - Tuff Chick by Wild Again) was in a good position early in the Grindstone Stakes, but faltered and finished 6th (last). The winner was the impressive favorite Workin for Hops (City Zip - Citi Pearl by Citidancer). Watch the Replay.

Maiden Results

Where Is St Liams Halo

The turf was firm. Stakes-placed Saluting Stormye (Roman Ruler - Stormy Kitty by Stormy Atlantic) was favored. St Liams Halo (Saint Liam - Foolishly by Broad Brush) was 5-1. He warmed up nicely. The favorite looked good as he entered the gate. Flee the Posse (Posse - Flee the Scene by Criminal Type) took the early lead. In the Ocean (Indian Ocean - Skip's Stiletto by Skip Trial) and Leading Candidate (Smarty Jones - Clarins by Storm Cat) were chasing. St Liams was in a decent spot, while Toreto (Indian Ocean - Jolie's Lillian by Jolie's Halo) was left at the break. In the Ocean took the lead on the turn, but St Liams Halo and Where Is'em (King Cugat - Watch Rachel by Inciderator) were coming. They hit the line together. It took a photo to separate the two. Where Is'em was the winner by a nose. Regardless, it was nice turf debut for St Liams Halo. Watch the Replay.

Result: March 27, 2010
Fair Grounds Race 12
Maiden Special Weight

Where Is'em $15.20
St Liams Halo  


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Six Clicks Away from Brother and Christmas

Royal Straight (Smarty Jones - Cozzena by Cozzene) was favored. Christmas for Liam (Saint Liam - Gone for Christmas by Gone West) was 9-1, and Brother Bird (Yonaguska - Mining My Own by Smart Strike), the half brother to Mine That Bird, was 5-1. Six Clicks (Offlee Wild - Desert Radiance by Desert Wine) had some pep in the post parade. Christmas for Liam was sans pony. Royal Straight looked good on the track. The big field loaded pretty smoothly. Five Fifty Five (Loup Solitaire - Lacewings by Forty Niner) outbroke the field, but Walt's Whiz (Sky Mesa - Fourth Daughter by Smoke Glacken) took the early lead from his inside post. Royal Straight and Six Clicks were just off of these. Christmas for Liam was squeezed at the start, but soon got in gear, moving on the outside. Royal Straight took the lead in the stretch, but Six Clicks was coming. He took command and pulled away. Brother Bird closed into second, but could gain no more. Christmas for Liam grabbed the show spot. A nice race for Six Clicks, but also good runs for debuting Christmas for Liam and Brother Bird, back after a long layoff. Watch the Replay.

Result: March 27, 2010
Gulfstream Park Race 11
Maiden Special Weight

Six Clicks $24.20
Brother Bird  
Christmas for Liam  


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Tight Jeans Splashes Down Gatito's Alegria

Grannys Green Eyes (Pollard's Vision - Call Me Granny by Slew City Slew) was favored at 2-1. Tight Jeans (Meadow Monster - Carr Dot Com by Compliance) was also getting played at 3-1. Gatito's Alegria (Kitten's Joy - More Than Sum by More Than Ready) was 27-1. I liked the look of first-timer Grace's Miracle (Birdstone - Go Grace Go by Sefapiano). Phantom Star (Grand Reward - Double Link by Private Thoughts) made a favorable impression on the track, as did debuter Betrothal (Explicit - Wedding by French Deputy). Gatito's Alegria looked ready. Tight Jeans acted up a bit at the load. But, she came out of the gate quickly. Cixi (Taste of Paradise - Xena War Princess by Deposit Ticket) pressed her for a time. Splashdown (Johar - Esher by King of Kings (IRE)) and Grannys Green Eyes weren't far off. Gatito's Alegria was near the back, but they were going fast up front. Betrothal was off slowly. Tight Jeans continued to lead. Splashdown took a run at her, but had to settle for second. On the scene late was Gatito's Alegria, who picked up third. Betrothal also recovered from her slow start to finish fourth. She might be one to keep an eye on. Watch the Replay.

Result: March 27, 2010
Turfway Park Race 12
Maiden Special Weight

Tight Jeans $8.60
Gatito's Alegria  


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Victory for Victoria Lynn

The track was fast and there were no scratches. Victoria Lynn (Grand Slam - Pout by Deputy Minister) was favored at near even money. Saint Amore (Saint Liam - Amaretta by Woodman) was 8-1. Remark (Distorted Humor - Krisada by Kris S.) looked good in the paddock. Saint Amore made a favorable impression, as she strolled by. Lovely Lina (Carry My Colors - Grand Purpose by Jeblar) was bucking in the post parade. Favorite Victoria Lynn looked ready. Splitting Heirs (Wildcat Heir - One to Five by Naevus) took the early lead, with Remark and Oeuf a La Neige (Snow Ridge - Lady Crystal by Sky Classic) the early chasers. Saint Amore was in 6th. Splitting Heirs continued to lead, but Victoria Lynn was coming. She took command in the stretch, and pulled away by more than 3 lengths. Splitting Heirs held second and Remark was around for third. Saint Amore made up some ground to finish fourth. Watch the Replay.

Result: March 27, 2010
Aqueduct Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

Victoria Lynn $4.40
Splitting Heirs  


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Master Chef Masters Premier Cru

There were no scratches in this compact field. Wayman (Songandaprayer - Letithappencaptain by Captain Bodgit), who was making his first start since being gelded, was favored. But, Premier Cru (Afleet Alex - Restored Hope by He's Bad) was also getting plenty of play. Actually, all five entrants were receiving some attention, as the longest shot on the board was 7-1. Wayman looked good in the paddock, but so did Premier Cru. First-timer Bradium (Forestry - Spontaneous by Rahy) was a little reluctant to load. Premier Cru, like many Afleet Alexes, was off slowly, spotting the rest of the field 10 lengths. At the front was Wayman. Bradium and Master Chef (Vronsky - Grilltoperfection by Perfect Mandate) were the closest pursuers. Wayman seemed home free, but Master Chef came on to make it interesting. And then, he went on by for the win. Premier Cru caught one to finish 5th. Watch the Replay.

Result: March 27, 2010
Santa Anita Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

Master Chef $14.60


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Broken Tango has a Vision

Everybody ran. Alex's Vision (Afleet Alex - Urban Dancer by Citidancer) was favored. I was hopeful, but a little skeptical with the tendency of Afleet Alexes to break slowly first time out. Broken Tango (Broken Vow - Tango Passion by Tabasco Cat) looked good on the track, and Hundred Adams (Macho Uno - Pearlwood by Touch Gold) caught my eye. Alex's Vision was off ok, but not great. Broken Tango went directly to the lead, with Crown of Glory (Speightstown - Berga by Jade Hunter) and Dirty Cerday (Strong Hope - Cozzena Cozzena by Cozzene) chasing. Crown of Glory tried to gain on Broken Tango, but he was rebuffed. Bold Victory (Vindication - Apelia by Cool Victor) made a move to get into second, but he couldn't catch Broken Tango. Alex's Vision made up some ground to finish 5th, but didn't challenge for a placing. Watch the Replay.

Result: March 27, 2010
Oaklawn Park Race 8
Maiden Special Weight

Broken Tango $9.60
Bold Victory  
Crown of Glory  


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Other March 27 Results

King Rock (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Queen Mindy by King of Kings (IRE)) was even money in his Allowance race at Philadelphia Park, and he came up the rail to get the win. King Rock has now run 7 times, with 2 wins, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, and earnings of $77,050. Watch the Replay.

A Student (colt; Afleet Alex - La Sorbonne (ARG) by Southern Halo) came from off the pace and stormed home to get his second victory in race 7 at Oaklawn Park, a mile and a sixteenth Allowance/Optional Claiming race. Watch the Replay.

Native Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Native Belle by Forestry) surged late to break her maiden in race 8 at Mountaineer, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Check out the inspired run by Basketwoman, who lost her rider at the start. Yes, she had less weight than the others, but I like to see a riderless horse make a professional run. However, I'm sure the rider on the pacesetter did not enjoy it. Watch the Replay.

Out of Print (colt; Kitten's Joy - Lettertotheeditor by Editor's Note) finished a good third in his Maiden Special Weight for Pennsylvania-breds at Penn National. Watch the Replay.

Rock America (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Girl Scout by Meadowlake) did not draw in off of the AE list in race 8 at Gulfstream Park, a Maiden Special Weight on the turf.

March 28 Entries

Stakes Entry

Harissa (filly; Afleet Alex - Dynasty by Time for a Change) faces 5 in the 1 1/16 mile Sunland Park Oaks. Post time is 7:15 PM ET. Harissa has run 6 times, winning once, finishing second twice, and third once, while earning $54,520. She's finished second in her last two races, on February 4 and March 4. Both races were 1 1/16 mile Allowance/Optional Claiming races at Santa Anita. She's worked a couple of times since her last start, including 5 furlongs in 1:00.40 at Santa Anita on March 23.

Maiden Entries

Sheltowee is a Bristol Boy with Alot of Honey

March 28, 2010
Hawthorne Race 1

Maiden Special Weight

1 mile and 70 yards
3-year-olds and up
Post Time: 2:35 PM ET TVG

P Horse
1. Pinum Eddy
2. Storm Lake
3. Alot of Honey
4. Montagna Rio
5. Rob Young
6. Bristol Boy
7. Sheltowee

Hopefully, the 10th start will be the charm for Stakes-placed Sheltowee (Saint Liam - Crafty Oak by Crafty Prospector). In his previous 9 starts, he's finished second three times and third once. All three seconds came at Hawthorne, and one was in the Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity on December 12. The third-place came in his most recent start, also at Hawthorne, when he ran a mile and 70 yards on March 10. Since then, he worked 3 furlongs in :36.00 on March 24. Sheltowee is out of grade III winner Crafty Oak, who earned $442,155 in her career. Crafty Oak has produced 6 winners from 7 to run, including stakes winners Giant Oak and Apple Martini.

Also returning from the March 10 race at Hawthorne are Storm Lake (Quaker Ridge - Stop Stalling by Stalwart), who was 2nd; Pinum Eddy (Broken Vow - Too Many Holes by Touch Gold), who was 4th; and Montagna Rio (Monashee Mountain - Rapidrunstheriver by Virginia Rapids), who was 6th. Three-year old Storm Lake has run three additional times. In his only 2009 start, he finished 6th in a 6 furlong race at Hawthorne on December 27. His two other 2010 starts have also been at 6 furlongs at Hawthorne. He finished 3rd on February 13, and 4th on February 27. Storm Lake is out of the winning mare Stop Stalling. Stop Stalling has produced 4 winners from 5 to run, including stakes winner Beabasque. Four-year-old Pinum Eddy has no other starts. He is a half-brother to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Frances Cat. His dam, Too Many Holes, is a half-sister to 2 winners. Montagna Rio, who is also 4, has run 3 times other times.  He finished 12th at 6 furlongs on November 12, 6th at 5.5 furlongs on yielding turf on November 28, and 5th at 6 furlongs on February 19. All of his starts were at Hawthorne. He is the first foal out of the winning mare Rapidrunstheriver, who earned $189,867. Rapidrunstheriver is a half-sister to 8 winners.

Three-year-olds Alot of Honey (Buddha - Tejano Honey by Tejano Run), Rob Young (He's a Tough Cat - Baltic Pearl by Sevastopol), and Bristol Boy (A Spot of Greatnes - Rustic Kitten by Doc's Leader) finished 3rd, 5th, and 8th at 6 furlongs on a sloppy track at Hawthorne on March 13. Alot of Honey has run 5 times in all. In his only other start this year, he was 7th in a 6 furlong race at Hawthorne on February 27. He is out of stakes winner Tejano Honey, who earned $271,785. Tejano Honey has produced the winner Will's Honey. Tejano Honey is a half or full sister to 7 winners. Rob Young has no other starts. He is out of the winning mare Baltic Pearl, who has produced winner Pearl Express. Baltic Pearl is a half-sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Baltic Candy.

Zapparition will Bail Out Kitten on the Gulfstream Turf

March 28, 2010
Gulfstream Park Race 11

Maiden Special Weight

1 mile turf
3-year-old fillies
Post Time: 6:11 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Senada
2. Veu de Noiva
3. Zapparition
4. Voila
5. Bail Out Kitten
6. Asscher Rose
7. My Juanita
8. Unison
9. Bubble Gum
10. Far and Away
11. Oregon Lady
12. Heart Union
MTO Hot Trip
MTO Promising Vow
AE Simply Carina
AE Giant Success

Zapparition (Ghostzapper - Herzblatt by Cozzene) makes her second start, and Bail Out Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Bail Out Becky by Red Ransom) her debut in this mile race scheduled for the turf at Gulfstream. Zapparition finished 7th in her lone start, at 6 furlongs on the Gulfstream dirt on March 5. She's worked twice since then, including 5 furlongs in 1:02.05 on March 25. She sold for $120,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of the turf winning mare Herzblatt, who earned $129,928. Herzblatt has produced stakes winner Awesome Hero, who is also stakes-placed on the turf. Awesome Hero is by Awesome Again, sire of Ghostzapper. Herzblatt is a half-sister to 5 winners, including turf stakes winners Love Kiss and Love Sting. Bail Out Kitten has been working at Palm Meadows, including 4 furlongs on the turf in :49.40 on March 19. Bail Out Becky, dam of Bail Out Kitten, was a grade I winner on the turf, earning $725,085 while running mainly on the turf. Bail Out Becky has produced 4 winners, including stakes-placed Bail Out the King. Two of Bail Out Kitten's siblings won on the turf.

Senada (Pulpit - Owsley by Harlan) has run three times, all on the turf. She finished 3rd at a mile and a sixteenth on firm turf at Saratoga on September 2, 7th at a mile on good turf at Belmont on October 7, and 2nd on yielding turf at a mile and a sixteenth at Aqueduct on November 25. She sold for $800,000 as a yearling, and is out of Owsley, a grade II winner on the turf. Owsley earned $865,705 while running primarily on the grass. Owsley has produced the turf winner War Hoot.

The only other filly in the main field with experience is Unison (Unbridled's Song - Melody Maiden by Saint Ballado) who finished 6th in a 5 furlong turf race at Gulfstream Park in her only start on February 4. The winner of that one was the Ghostzapper filly Crimson Glory. Unison is the first foal out of Melody Maiden, who was stakes-placed on the turf. Melody Maiden is a half sister to 3 winners, including River Bed, stakes-placed on the turf over jumps.

Voila (More Than Ready - Viva La Viva by Crafty Prospector) sold for $180,000 as a yearling, and is a half sister to stakes-placed Viva La Slew and stakes winner Ready to Live, who was stakes-placed on the turf. Voila's dam, Viva La Viva, is a half sister to 8 winners, including grade III turf stakes-placed Delagating.

Irish-bred Oregon Lady (Shamardal - Oregon Trail by Gone West) sold for $96,124 as a weanling, and $146,130 as a yearling. She is a half-sister to 2 winners, both of which won on the turf. Oregon Trail, dam of Oregon Lady, is a half sister to 6 winners, including turf stakes winner and sire Mutakddim, and grade I stakes-placed Smooth Charmer.

My Juanita (Smoke Glacken - Dynashore by Dynaformer) brought $45,000 as a weanling, and is out of turf stakes-placed Dynashore. Dynashore has produced 4 winners, including Bobadieu, a stakes winner on the turf and dirt. All four of My Juanita's winning siblings won on the turf.

Veu de Noiva (Indian Ocean - Wise Bride by Blushing Groom (FR)) is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Goulash and grade III turf winner Quite a Bride. Three of her siblings won on the turf, including Goulash, who is the dam of grade I winners Sunriver and Ashado. Wise Bride, dam of Veu de Noiva, is a half sister to stakes winner Smart Wise and grade III turf winner Wised Up.

Asscher Rose (Dynaformer - Rose Diamond by Diamond Shoal (GB)) is out of grade I stakes-placed Rose Diamond, who was a winner on the turf. Rose Diamond has produced 9 winners, including turf stakes winners Flawless Treasure and Summer Patriot. Two other siblings of Asscher Rose won on the turf, and one sibling was a debut winner.

Bubble Gum (Awesome Again - River Flower by Strodes Creek) is the first foal out of River Flower, a turf winner who was stakes-placed on the turf and dirt. River Flower earned $247,266, and is a half sister to 6 winners, including grade II turf winner Single Dawn.

Far and Away (Strong Hope - Lady Liberty by Unbridled) is the second foal out of the turf winning mare Lady Liberty. Lady Liberty's first foal, Cause of Freedom, is a winner on the turf. Lady Liberty is a half sister to one winner.

Heart Union (Dixie Union - Pleasant Heart by Pleasant Colony) is a half sister to Project Rose, who was a debut winner. Their dam, Pleasant Heart, is a half sister to 8 winners, including grade I winner Thirty Six Red and Corrazona, a grade I winner on the turf.

On the MTO list are Hot Trip (Trippi - Yellow Heat by Gold Fever) and Promising Vow (Broken Vow - Well At the Top (IRE) by Sadler's Wells). Hot Trip has run three times, finishing 2nd at 6 furlongs on January 6, 12th at a mile on the turf on January 24, and 5th at 6 furlongs on February 24. All three starts were at Gulfstream Park. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Yellow Heat. Yellow Heat is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes-placed East Breaks. Promising Vow has made 2 starts, finishing 7th at a mile on the turf on January 29, and 3rd at a mile on the dirt on March 6. Her starts were also at Gulfstream. She brought $55,000 as a yearling, and is a half-sister to stakes-placed Cosmic Queen. Well At the Top, dam of Promising Vow, is a full-sister to one winner and a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Tiger Shark.

AE fillies Giant Success (Giant's Causeway - Simadartha by Gone West) and Simply Carina (El Prado (IRE) - Astra by Theatrical (IRE)) finished 8th and 10th in a mile and a sixteenth turf race at Gulfstream Park on February 5. It was the first and only start for both. Giant Success sold for $150,000 as a yearling, and is out of the turf winning mare Simadartha. Simadartha has produced the turf winner Top Class. Simadartha is a half-sister to 4 winners, including Way of Light, a group I winner on the turf. Simply Carina brought $825,000 as a yearling. Astra, dam of Simply Carina, was a grade I winner on the turf and earned $1,378,424. Astra is a half-sister to 6 winners, including grade III winner Admiralty.

Other March 27 Entries

Cat Ruler (Kitten's Joy - Grindstone Lassie by Grindstone) will try again to make his 3-year old debut at Fonner Park. He was entered on March 13, but racing was canceled at Fonner Park that day. This time, he is entered in race 2, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 2:58 PM ET. Last year, Cat Ruler ran 4 times. His best finish was 2nd in a 6 furlong race at Columbus on September 7. He most recently worked 4 furlongs at Fonner Park on March 5 in :51.60.

Seeking the Point (gelding; Saint Liam - So Foolish by Seeking the Gold) faces 10 in race 8 at Tampa Bay Downs, a 6 furlong Claiming Race. Post time is 3:43 PM ET. Seeking the Point has run 7 times, winning once, finishing second once, and third once. Last time out, he was 6th in a 7 furlong Claiming race on a sloppy track at Tampa Bay Downs on March 12.

New Worker

Jinjalad (colt; Bellamy Road - Maria Dolores by Prized) worked 2 furlongs in :25.50 at Fair Hill. He is a half brother to the winner Pescadito. Maria Dolores, dam of Jinjalad, is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Blu Taxidoo.

Returning Workers

Metra's Rogue (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Vogue Girl by Souvenir Copy) went 3 furlongs in :40.00 at Crupi's New Castle Farm.

Retail (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Jill Robin L by Precocity) went 2 furlongs in :25.20 at Fair Hill.

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