April 3 Results
Nina Fever Burns for Borrego
There were no scratches. Goodeveningofficer (Officer - Alligator Allie by Gone West), the filly scheduled to sell at the Keeneland’s April sale of 2-year-olds in training on Monday, took the early money. But, Nina Fever (Borrego - Impact Now by Major Impact), the first runner for freshman sire Borrego, was favored at post time. Harlan's Ruby (Harlan's Holiday - Smiling Eyes by Saint Ballado) looked good in the paddock and on the track. Nina Fever, debuting in blinkers, looked ready. Goodeveningofficer was pumped. There was a scramble for the early lead, with Nina Fever, Tristanme (Bwana Charlie - Forever Full by Full Out), Goodeveningofficer, and K C Lee (Lee's Badger - K. C. Classic by Sky Classic) all going for it. Emerging from this crowd was Nina Fever. She took the lead, and then kept moving farther and farther in front. The final margin was 8 lengths. Thus, Nina Fever wins her debut and gets Borrego's stallion career off to a running start. Watch the Replay. Read more about Nina Fever here.
Result: April 3, 2010
Keeneland Race 1
Maiden Special Weight
|Keeping My Focus
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Other April 3 Results
Joyce's Angel (filly; Afleet Alex - Aim for the Moon by Deputy Minister) went off at 2-5, but looked hopelessly beat early in her 7 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Tampa Bay Downs. However, she started motoring late and ended up winning rather easily, coming between horses. Watch the Replay.
I was a little worried about the yielding turf at Aqueduct, but it was no problem for Tom Kitten (gelding; Kitten's Joy - Coax Classic by Caveat), who broke his maiden in the fog, running down favorite So Scott late. Watch the Replay.
Lady Apple (filly; Saint Liam - Shot Gun Favorite by Eltish) dueled early, then shook free from the competition and won her Claiming race by more than 5 lengths at Aqueduct. Lady Apple now has 2 wins in 7 starts, with earnings of $30,763. Watch the Replay.
Profiteroles (filly; Afleet Alex - Rietondale by Dynaformer) came running late in her Allowance on the turf at Gulfstream, and just missed by a nose, finishing second. Watch the Replay.
Dynazaper (filly; Ghostzapper - Broad Dynamite by Broad Brush) finished third as the favorite in his 7 furlong Allowance at Keeneland. Watch the Replay.
Tribecky (filly; Saint Liam - Double Jeopardy by Horse Chestnut (SAF)) was part of the pace from the start in her mile and an eighth Maiden Claiming race at Keeneland, and fought to the finish, taking third. Watch the Replay.
Trinity Run (colt; Ghostzapper - Lake Windermere by Fit to Fight) was involved from the beginning, but weakened a bit late to finish third in his Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream. Dapper Zapper (colt; Ghostzapper - Checkered Flag by A. P. Indy) was scratched. Watch the Replay.
Move On Up (colt; Ghostzapper - Fluid Move by Nureyev) bobbled at the start of his Claiming race at Laurel, and never really got on track, finishing 5th. Watch the Replay.
Ghost Shadow (filly; Ghostzapper - Gracious Living by Pleasant Colony) finished 8th in her Maiden Special Weight race at Santa Anita. Watch the Replay.
Bless Me Father (colt; Saint Liam - Mrs. Greeley by Mr. Greeley) clipped heels, and finished 10th in his 7 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Keeneland. Watch the Replay.
Painted Kitten (gelding; Kitten's Joy - Painted Pink by Conquistador Cielo) finished 11th (last) in his Maiden Claiming race on the turf at Gulfstream. Watch the Replay.
Delaney's d'Lite (gelding; Afleet Alex - Dame d'Loc by Mt. Livermore) was scratched from his Maiden Claiming race at Philadelphia Park.
April 4 Entries
Kaysa Deeya (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Pleasant Emily by Pleasant Tap) makes her second start in race 1 at Santa Anita, a mile Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 3:30 PM ET. First time out, she finished 5th in a 6.5 furlong turf race at Santa Anita on March 13. She started slowly in that one. Since then, she's worked a couple of times at Hollywood Park, including 4 furlongs in :47.80 on March 31.
Ghost Girl (filly; Ghostzapper - Bayou Breeze by A. P. Indy) runs in race 2 at Santa Anita, a 6.5 furlong Allowance contest on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita. Post time is 4:00 PM ET. Ghost Girl broke her maiden in her second start, a mile turf race at Hawthorne on November 22. This year, she has run once, finishing 6th in a 6.5 furlong turf Allowance/Optional Claiming race on the downhill course at Santa Anita on March 5. Since then, she's worked a couple of times, including 3 furlongs in :36.40 on March 28.
Unraced My Alex (filly; Afleet Alex - Sung in Tune by Unbridled's Song) faces 5 in race 3 at Golden Gate Fields, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 4:48 PM ET. My Alex has been working at Golden Gate for some time, including 6 furlongs in 1:16.40 on March 31.
April 5 Entries
Saint Spirit (filly; Saint Liam - Unbridled Spirit by Unbridled's Song) faces 7 in race 3 at Turf Paradise, a mile Allowance race on the turf. Post time is 4:51 PM ET. Saint Spirit broke her maiden in her third start, a 5.5 furlong contest at Turf Paradise on February 1, and then finished 10th in the Scottsdale Handicap on the turf at Turf Paradise on March 13. In that race, she lost all chance when she had to check on the turn and was eased.
Entranced (filly; Ghostzapper - Fast and Early by Carson City) runs in race 8 at Mountaineer, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 9:55 PM ET. She has one second and one third in 6 starts. Last time out, she finished 2nd in a 5.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Mountaineer on March 6. Since then, she's worked a couple of times, including 4 furlongs in :48.40 at the Thoroughbred Training Center on March 25.
Bluegrass Phenom (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Reboot by Rubiano) worked 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Keeneland.
Metra's Rogue (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Vogue Girl by Souvenir Copy) worked 3 furlongs in :41.40 at Crupi's New Castle Farm.