News and Notes
Kentucky Derby hopeful Dean's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Summer Theatre by Ide) worked 5 furlongs in :59.80 at the Churchill Training Center. It was the fastest of 10 works at the distance. Read more about his work here.
April 17 Results
Exhi Overpowers Krypton
Connemara (Giant's Causeway - Satin Sunrise by Mr. Leader) was favored in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II), but it was only tepid approval at 4-1. Krypton (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Freedom Reigns by Unbridled's Song) was close to 6-1. Bushwacked (Posse - Run In by Dynaformer) looked good, as did Kettle River (Congaree - La Grande Mamma by Compadre). Krypton warmed up strong. He was involved early from his rail spot, but he let Exhi (Maria's Mon - Soldera by Polish Numbers) have the early lead. That would prove to be a mistake. Krypton chased Exhi for 6 furlongs, but couldn't advance. He tired and finished 9th. Bushwacked and Uptowncharlybrown (Limehouse - La Iluminada by Langfuhr) made runs in the stretch, but they couldn't catch Exhi, who took the Coolmore Lexington at more than 19-1. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Lexington here.
Cat Ruler (colt; Kitten's Joy - Grindstone Lassie by Grindstone) finished 7th in the Baxter Stakes at Fonner Park.
Other April 17 Results
Vivacious Anna (filly; Afleet Alex - Petite Chatte by Storm Cat) was a winner in her Claiming race at Mountaineer. Watch the Replay.
Kevlar Kid (gelding; Rock Hard Ten - Lianda by Danzig) took the lead late in his debut at Santa Anita, but couldn't hold off the closing Eric's Revenge, finishing second by a nose. Also in the race was Instinctual (colt; Saint Liam - Instinct by Thunder Gulch), who didn't show much, running last the whole way. Watch the Replay.
Lisa's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Chianti Red by Woodman) kept coming and coming in race 2 at Keeneland, a 1 1/16 mile turf Allowance, but couldn't quite get there and finished a neck behind in second. Watch the Replay.
Saintly Ways (filly; Saint Liam - Visual Art by Deputy Minister) finished 4th in her mile Maiden Claiming race at River Downs.
Powermouse (colt; Kitten's Joy - Spent Gold by Unaccounted for) finished 4th in his 6.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Woodbine.
Girlsasaint (filly; Saint Liam - Honky Tonk Pat by High Yield) finished 4th in her debut, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Lone Star Park. Watch the Replay.
Mets Magic (filly; Saint Liam - Mescalina by Smarten) finished 5th in her Maiden Special Weight at Charles Town. Watch the Replay.
Kid Canuck (colt; Kitten's Joy - Draxhill Jump by Tale of the Cat) finished 6th in his Allowance race at Woodbine.
La Cloche (filly; Ghostzapper - Memories of Silver by Silver Hawk) finished 7th in her Maiden Special Weight at Keeneland. Watch the Replay.
All About Alex (filly; Afleet Alex - California Sunset by Deputy Minister) was a late scratch in her Maiden Special Weight at Pimlico, after acting up in the starting gate.
April 18 Entries
Marvelous Monkey (filly; Saint Liam - Liberty Flag by Kingmambo) meets 5 in race 2 at River Downs, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 1:24 PM ET. Marvelous Monkey has run 4 times without placing, most recently finishing 9th in a mile race at Turfway Park on March 11. She's worked 4 furlongs in :52.20 since then.
Seeking the Ghost (filly; Ghostzapper - Questress by Seeking the Gold) runs in race 2 at Gulfstream Park, a 7 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 1:44 PM ET. Seeking the Ghost has run 3 times without placing, including a 10th-place finish at a mile on the turf at Gulfstream on March 7. She's worked a couple of times since then, including 4 furlongs in :48.65 at Palm Meadows on April 14.
Patti's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Hillary Step by Chimes Band) and Looks Purrrfect (colt; Kitten's Joy - On Broadway by Rubiano) meet in race 4 at Keeneland, a 1 1/8 mile Allowance on the turf. Post time is 2:35 PM ET. Patti's Kitten has one win and one second in 4 starts. The second came at 7 furlongs at Keeneland on October 21. Most recently, he was 4th in an Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Turfway on February 12. He has been working at the Churchill Downs Training Center, including 4 furlongs in :49.20 on April 13. Looks Purrrfect has one win and one second in 6 starts. Most recently, he was 2nd in a mile and 40 yard Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Fair Grounds on March 22. He's worked a couple of times at Keeneland since then, including 4 furlongs in :49.80 on April 14.
Eze Does It (gelding; Afleet Alex - Eze by Williamstown) makes his first start of 2010 in race 1 at Santa Anita, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 3:30 PM ET. Eze Does It ran twice in 2009, finishing 2nd in a 4 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Golden Gate on May 15, and 4th in the Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes at Hollywood Park on June 4. Eze Does It has been working at San Luis Rey Downs, including 6 furlongs in 1:15.20 on April 7.
Stakes-placed Kratisto (colt; Afleet Alex - Torch by Risen Star) goes in race 7 at Pimlico, a 1 1/8 mile turf Allowance. Post time is 3:58 PM ET. Kratisto has 2 wins, 1 second, and earnings of $62,360 in 9 starts. Last time out, he won a mile and a sixteenth Claiming race at Laurel on April 1.
Hard Way Ten (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Youcan'ttakeme by He's Tops), who broke her maiden last time out in a 7 furlong race at Santa Anita on March 21, faces 4 in race 2 at Santa Anita. Post time is 4:00 PM ET for this mile turf Allowance. She's worked several times since her win, including 5 furlongs in 1:01.20 on April 14 at Santa Anita.
Blue Fantasy (filly; Ghostzapper - Indy Queen by A. P. Indy) makes her debut in race 7 at Gulfstream Park, a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight on the turf. Post time is 4:12 PM ET for this contest for fillies and mares, 3-years-old and up. Blue Fantasy has been working at Palm Meadows, including 5 furlongs in 1:01.40 on April 13. She is a half sister to 2 winners. Her dam, Indy Queen, is a half sister to grade I winner Free House.
Ruthville (filly; Afleet Alex - Ruthian by Rahy) goes in race 8 at Gulfstream Park, a mile turf Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 4:43 PM ET. Ruthville has run once, finishing 3rd in a 1 1/16 mile turf Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream Park on February 5. She's worked several times since her debut, including 5 furlongs in 1:03.40 at Payson Park on April 9.
It's the Big Cat (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sweeping Cat by End Sweep) runs in race 9 at Aqueduct, a mile turf Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 4:55 PM ET for this contest for New York-breds. It's the Big Cat has one second-place finish and 2 third-place finishes in 7 starts. Last time out, he was third at a mile on the turf at Aqueduct on April 8.
Ophiuchus (filly; Afleet Alex - Nymphenburg by San Romano) is scheduled to make her debut in race 9 at Woodbine, a 6.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 5:13 PM ET. She has been working at Payson Park, including 5 furlongs in 1:03.60 on April 2. Ophiuchus is out of stakes winner Nymphenburg. Nymphenburg was a debut winner, and earned $424,715 in her career. Nymphenburg has produced one winner from one to run.
Glorious Memory (filly; Kitten's Joy - Glorious Linda (FR) by Le Glorieux (GB)) runs in race 9 at Gulfstream Park, a 1 1/16 mile Claiming race scheduled for the turf. Post time is 5:14 PM ET. Glorious Memory broke her maiden last time out, in a mile and a sixteenth Maiden Claiming race at Tampa Bay Downs on February 26. Since then, she worked 4 furlongs in :49.80 at Keeneland on April 5. Jill's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Southern Barfly by Southern Halo) is 4th on the AE list for this race.
Painted Kitten (gelding; Kitten's Joy - Painted Pink by Conquistador Cielo) breaks from the rail in race 10 at Gulfstream Park, a mile turf Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 5:45 PM ET. Painted Kitten has run twice, finishing 9th on July 12 at Ellis Park, and 11th on April 3 at Gulfstream. Both starts were on the turf.
Cobalt Cat (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Afternoon Dreams by Afternoon Deelites) worked 3 furlongs in :38.00 at Keeneland. He is out of grade II stakes-placed Afternoon Dreams, who earned $104,232. Afternoon Dreams has produced the winner Jack Magic, who was a winner at 2. His dam, Afternoon Dreams, is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winners Freedom Flag, Main Topic, and Career Oriented.
Bracket Buster (colt; Henny Hughes - Code of Love by Cryptoclearance) worked 3 furlongs in :37.20 at Churchill Downs. He is out of the winning mare Code of Love, who has produced 7 winners, including stakes winner Casino Evil.
Wear Red (filly; Henny Hughes - Aldebaran Light by Seattle Slew) worked 3 furlongs in :39.00 at Vinery Stable. She is out of the winning mare Aldebaran Light. Aldebaran Light has produced group I winner Balmont and grade I winner Eskendereya, current favorite fo the Kentucky Derby.
Burke's Book (colt; Rockport Harbor - Not for Turning by Deputy Minister) worked 3 furlongs in :38.80 at Vinery Stable. He sold for $80,000 as a yearling, and is half to winner Iron Velvet. Not for Turning, dam of Burke's Book, is half to 4 winners, including stakes winner Midnight Foxtrot, grade II winner Petionville, and grade I winner Pike Place Dancer.
Appian Way (colt; Bellamy Road - Roman Jet by Roman Diplomat) worked 3 furlongs in :35.40 at Nelson Jones Farm and Training Center.
Blue Orleans (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Sheila Purple (BRZ) by Purple Mountain) worked 4 furlongs in :48.80 at Palm Meadows.
Speed Demon (Bluegrass Cat - Celestial Legend by City Zip), who finished third in his debut at Keeneland on April 2, worked 4 furlongs in :53.60 at Churchill Downs.