Firepole Slides into the Winner's Circle

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Freshman sire Deputy Storm picked up his first winner when his daughter Twelve Pack Shelly (Deputy Storm - So Smashing by Two Punch) won the first race at Laurel by 10 3/4 lengths, setting a new track record for 4.5 furlongs.

April 8 Results

Firepole Slides into the Winner's Circle

Aroyalsweet (Chapel Royal - Zamsweet by Zamindar) was scratched, she'll run on April 9 at Keeneland instead (see below). Firepole (Hook and Ladder - Talamanca by St. Jovite) made a good impression in the paddock. The bettors had trouble deciding on a favorite, with Voyles (Officer - Yes It's Gold by Yes It's True) and Madman Diaries (Bring the Heat - Harper N Abbey by Outflanker) taking plenty of action. However, Firepole got the nod at post time. Stringer Bell (Silver Train - Thara by Hennessy), the first runner for Silver Train, went off at 14-1. Madman Diaries looked ready for action, as they moved to the track. Firepole and Madman Diaries were off fastest, with Firepole grabbing the lead. Voyles made a move wide, but weakened late and ended up fourth. Madman Diaries tried throughout, but he couldn't get to Firepole, who got the win by half a length. Saturday Dance (Roman Ruler - Sweetstorm Amy by Lemon Drop Kid) made up some ground on the inside, to pick up third late. Stringer Bell trailed throughout, finishing 7th (last). Watch the Replay.

Result: April 8, 2010
Keeneland Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

Firepole $6.40
Madman Diaries  
Saturday Dance  


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Other April 8 Results

Hard Call (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Call Me Up by Miner's Mark) stalked the early pace, and then exploded late to break her maiden with style by 6.5 lengths at Oaklawn Park. Watch the Replay.

Rock America (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Girl Scout by Meadowlake) loomed late, but couldn't sustain his run, finishing 4th in his Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream Park. Watch the Replay.

It's the Big Cat (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sweeping Cat by End Sweep) went right after the lead in his Maiden Special Weight on the turf and continued to battle throughout. But, he weakened a bit late and finished third. Watch the Replay.

La Gran Bailadora (filly; Afleet Alex - Affirmed Dancer by Affirmed) did not get in off the AE list for race 9 at Keeneland, an Allowance scheduled for a mile on the turf. La Gran Bailadora is also entered Saturday at Keeneland in an identically conditioned race.

April 9 Entries

For Friday, April 9, I'll look at another 2-year-old race at Keeneland. This one includes the first runner for freshman sire Artie Schiller

Ridem Up a Turtle at Atlantic Beach

April 9, 2010
Keeneland Race 1
Maiden Special Weight

4.5 furlongs
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 1:05 PM ET TVG

P Horse
1. Grand Distraction
2. No More Yogi's
3. Ridem Up
4. Aroyalsweet
5. Turtle
6. She'll Heir
7. Atlantic Beach

Grand Distraction (Artie Schiller - Deal Us In by Mister Baileys (GB)) is the first runner for grade I winner Artie Schiller. Artie Schiller was a debut winner at 2, although it was on the turf in July. Overall, he earned $2,088,853. Grand Distraction sold for $9,000 as a yearling, and is a half sister to 2 winners. Her dam, Deal Us In, is a full sister to stakes winner Cool Ashlee, and a half sister to 8 winners.

Aroyalsweet (Chapel Royal - Zamsweet by Zamindar), who was scratched at Keeneland on April 8 against the boys, will face girls instead. She brought $22,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the unraced mare Zamsweet. Zamsweet is a half sister to 6 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Tactical Side, who earned $313,313.

No More Yogi's (Salt Lake - Yogi's Polar Bear by Lucky Lionel) is part of an entry with Aroyalsweet. Yogi's Polar Bear, dam of No More Yogi's, won the Cinderella Stakes as a 2-year-old. No More Yogi's has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, including grade III stakes-placed Yogi'ssplashofgold. All three of No More Yogi's winning siblings won at 2, and two won their debuts, including Yogi'ssplashofgold, who has earned $154,539 through 2010.

Turtle (Yonaguska - Ermelinda by Sea Hero) brought $13,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Ermelinda. Ermelinda has produced two winners from two to run, including stakes-placed Game for More. Game for More was a debut winner at 2, and earned $153,330 overall.

Stakes winner Halo Tyra, dam of Ridem Up (Candy Ride (ARG) - Halo Tyra by Sunny's Halo), earned $154,564 in 18 starts. She did not race at 2, but she did win her debut at 3. Halo Tyra is a half sister to 2 winners.

She'll Heir (Wildcat Heir - The Tricks On Me by Favorite Trick) is out of the unraced mare The Tricks On Me. The Tricks On Me has produced 5 winners from 5 to run. One of She'll Heir's siblings was a debut winner at 2.

Atlantic Beach (Stormy Atlantic - Deputy's Hero by Deputy Minister) is the first foal out of the placed mare Deputy's Hero. Deputy's Hero, a daughter of grade I winner Cindy's Hero, is a half sister to 2 winners.

Other April 9 Entries

Dont Tell Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Misinformer by Dynaformer) faces 9 in race 4 at Tampa Bay Downs, a 1 1/16 mile turf Claiming race. Post time is 1:55 PM ET. Dont Tell Kitten broke his maiden in his third and most recent start, a mile and a sixteenth Maiden Claiming race on a sloppy track at Tampa Bay Downs on March 21. Since then, he's worked 4 furlongs in :50.60 at Tampa Bay on April 3.

Maddie's Odyssey (filly; Kitten's Joy - Personal Odyssey by Lemon Drop Kid) meets 8 in race 3 at Gulfstream Park, a 1 1/16 mile Starter Allowance on the turf. Post time is 2:12 PM ET. Stakes-placed Maddie's Odyssey has run 10 times, with two wins, two seconds, and 2 thirds. Last time out, she won a mile Claiming race on the turf at Gulfstream on March 3. Her most recent work was on April 3, when she worked 4 furlongs in :52.40 at Calder.

Grecian Maiden (filly; Ghostzapper - Willa On the Move by Two Punch) debuts in a full field in race 6 at Keeneland. Post time is 3:35 PM ET for this 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Grecian Maiden most recently worked 3 furlongs in :36.60 at Keeneland on April 3. She is out of grade III winner Willa On the Move, who was a debut winner at 3. Willa On the Move has produced 2 winners from 2 to run.

Crimson Glory (filly; Ghostzapper - Buy the Sport by Devil's Bag) runs in race 8 at Woodbine, a 5 furlong Allowance race. Post time is 4:40 PM ET. Crimson Glory has one win and two seconds in 5 starts. Last time out, she finished 2nd in a 5 furlong Allowance race at Woodbine on April 2.

Wicked Charm (filly; Ghostzapper - Belva by Theatrical (IRE)) goes in race 9 at Gulfstream Park, scheduled for 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Post time is 5:14 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight for fillies and mares 3-years old and up. Wicked Charm has run once, finishing 6th in a mile turf race at Gulfstream on March 7. She's worked twice on the turf at Palm Meadows since then, including 4 furlongs in :53.60 on April 2.

Out of Print (colt; Kitten's Joy - Lettertotheeditor by Editor's Note) faces 10 in race 3 at Penn National, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 7:19 PM ET. Out of Print has run 4 times, finishing third twice. Most recently, he was third in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Penn National on March 27.

Ghostbustin' (gelding; Ghostzapper - Shebelongstoyou by Belong to Me) breaks from the 14 hole in race 4 at Evangeline Downs, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 7:55 PM ET. Ghostbustin' has run once, finishing 5th in a mile and 40 yard Maiden Claiming race at Fair Grounds on March 12. He's worked a couple of times since then, including 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 at Evangeline Downs on April 1.

New Worker

April 8

Appian Way (colt; Bellamy Road - Roman Jet by Roman Diplomat) worked 3 furlongs in :36.40 at Nelson Jones Farms and Training Center. He is a half brother to 5 winners. His dam, Roman Jet, is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Free of Charge.

Trix Are for Katz (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Every Trick by Grand Slam) worked 3 furlongs in :39.40 at Nelson Jones Farms and Training Center. She is the first foal out of stakes-placed Every Trick, who earned $129,469. Every Trick is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Whiskey Lit.

Returning Workers

April 8

Milky May (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Cabo Sunrise by Elusive Quality) worked 3 furlongs in :37.40 at Pleasanton.

Retail (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Jill Robin L by Precocity) went 3 furlongs in :36.50 at Fair Hill. It was the fastest of 7 works at the distance.

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