April 14 Results
Dancing By Ghost Shopper and Feelin Fine
There were no scratches, and as usual the Keeneland Polytrack was fast. First-timer Deets (Forestry - Cabo Sunrise by Elusive Quality) was the early favorite, but morning-line choice Dancing Roman (Roman Ruler - Glitterbdancing by Glitterman) got the nod at post time. Feelin Fine (Afleet Alex - Say It With Feelin by Deputy Minister) also was getting plenty of action at the windows, 5-2 when they broke. He certainly looked the best in the paddock, and on the track. But, given the tendency of Afleet Alexes to break slowly, I was a little skeptical. Ghost Shopper (Ghostzapper - Shop Till You Drop by Thunder Gulch) was 9-1. Deets broke on top, with Platinum Hunter (Jade Hunter - Maha Al Iman by Pulpit) keeping him company early. Ghost Shopper was in a decent position, and Feelin Fine was at the back, after a slow start. Dancing Roman and Proud Jared (Proud Accolade - Twisted Cord by Pick Up the Phone) moved into contention, as Platinum Hunter faded. It was Deets and Dancing Roman battling to the wire, with Dancing Roman taking it by a neck. Ghost Shopper had to steady, but ran on late to pick up fourth. Feelin Fine threatened to get involved, but flattened out and finished 5th. Watch the Replay.
Result: April 14, 2010
Keeneland Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
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Other April 14 Results
Mochachino (gelding; Afleet Alex - Peacock Sally by Marquetry) finished first in his Maiden Claiming race at Aqueduct, but was disqualified and placed 4th. Watch the Replay.
Speedy Solution (gelding; Afleet Alex - Perfect Solution by Seeking the Gold) finished 5th in race 2 at Keeneland, a 7 furlong Claiming race. Watch the Replay.
Fleet Special (filly; Afleet Alex - Dance Alexa by Southern Halo) finished 5th in her Allowance race at Charles Town. Watch the Replay.
April 15 Entries
Go Ask Alex (filly; Afleet Alex - Dominique's Joy by Strawberry Road (AUS)) takes on 7 in the Appalachian Stakes (gr. III) at a mile on the Keeneland turf. Post time is 4:35 PM ET. Go Ask Alex broke her maiden last time out, in a mile and a sixteenth turf race at Fair Grounds on March 13. In that race, she went right to the lead, and seemed to be running off under apprentice jockey Oriana Rossi. But, she maintained her advantage throughout, and won by almost 5 lengths. Rossi has the mount again, and it will be interesting to see if similar tactics are employed. Since her victory, Go Ask Alex has worked a couple of times at Keeneland, including 5 furlongs in 1:00.20 on April 9. Likely favorite in the Appalachian Stakes is Rose Catherine (Speightstown - Great Plains Lady by Peaks and Valleys), who was last seen winning the 6.5 furlong Sweet Life Stakes on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita on January 24. She also finished second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies turf in 2009. Also in the field is Orchestrator (Bernstein - Lucky Socks by Temperance Hill), winner of the Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) on the Turfway Park Polytrack on March 27; Red Hot Buddha (Buddha - Red Hot Bertie by Tabasco Cat), who is a stakes winner on the turf and dirt; Bay to Bay (Sligo Bay (IRE) - Bala by With Approval), winner of the 2009 Natalma Stakes (Can-III) on the turf at Woodbine; Cactus Cadillac (Cactus Ridge - Plum Country by Country Pine), winner of the Cincinnati Trophy Stakes at Turfway Park, and 4th in the Bourbonette Oaks behind Orchestrator; and Check the Label (Stormin Fever - Don't Trick Her by Mazel Trick), stakes-placed on the turf and dirt.
Other April 15 Entries
Afleet Alan (gelding; Afleet Alex - Madrone by Doneraile Court) is entered in race 2 at Gulfstream, a Maiden Claiming race scheduled for a mile on the turf. Post time is 1:44 PM ET for this contest for 3-year-olds and up. Afleet Alan has run twice. Last time out, he finished 2nd in a 1 1/16 mile turf Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream on March 11. He's worked several times at Palm Meadows since then, both on the turf and dirt. Most recently, he went 4 furlongs in :52.00 on the dirt on April 13.
Sillium (colt; Saint Liam - Silla by Gone West), who won his only race, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Special Weight at Penn National on March 4, faces 7 in race 7 at Keeneland. Post time is 4:05 PM ET for this 1 1/8 mile Allowance race. Sillium most recently worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 at Keeneland on April 9.
Furious Run (colt; Rock Hard Ten - One Dream Cat by Storm Cat) runs in race 8 at Gulfstream Park, a Claiming race scheduled for a mile on the turf. Post time is 4:43 PM ET. Furious Run broke his maiden last time out, in a mile Maiden Claiming race on the turf at Gulfstream on March 14. Since then, he's worked a couple of times, including 4 furlongs in :48.30 on April 10 at Palm Meadows.
Subsidized (filly; Ghostzapper - Oh Nellie by Tilt the Stars) debuts in race 3 at Santa Anita, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 5:02 PM ET. Subsidized has been working in southern California for some time, including 4 furlongs in :48.00 at Santa Anita on April 5. She sold for $185,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade III winner Oh Nellie. Oh Nellie has produced 2 winners.
Debuting in race 9 at Keeneland is Shessuchastandout (filly; Afleet Alex - For Rubies by Not For Love), who takes on a full field in this 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 5:05 PM ET. She has one work at Keeneland: 4 furlongs in :49.00 on April 11. Prior to that, she had been working at Tampa Bay Downs. She sold for $45,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade III winner For Rubies. For Rubies was a debut winner, and earned $354,743 in her career. For Rubies has produced 2 winners from 2 to run, including stakes-placed Native Playboy.
Lacrosse Player (colt; Saint Liam - Almost Saintly by St. Jovite) faces 8 in race 9 at Lone Star Park, a 7.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race scheduled for the turf. Post time is 11:19 PM ET for this contest for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds. Lacrosse Player has run once, finishing 7th in a mile and 70 yard Maiden Special Weight at Sam Houston on March 13. He's worked twice at Lone Star since then, including 4 furlongs in :52.40 on April 8.
Bluegrass Chatter (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Chatter Chatter by Lost Soldier) worked 2 furlongs in :26.40 at Pleasanton. She is out of stakes winner Chatter Chatter, who won 2 stakes as a 2-year old. Chatter Chatter has produced 2 winners from 2 to run, including stakes winner That's How I Roll. That's How I Roll was a winner at 2.
Metra's Rogue (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Vogue Girl by Souvenir Copy) worked 3 furlongs in :39.60 at Crupi's New Castle Farm.
Itsabeautifulthing (filly; Henny Hughes - Jolie Boutique by Northern Jove) worked 2 furlongs in :24.30 at Adena Springs Farm. It was the fastest of 9 works at the distance.
Hurricane Harbor (colt; Rockport Harbor - Sweet Sixteen by Montbrook) worked 3 furlongs in :36.80 at Hollywood Park.