News and Notes
Dublin (colt; Afleet Alex - Classy Mirage by Storm Bird) burned up the track in his first work at Churchill Downs on April 19, too much or just right?
April 18 Results
Eze Does It (gelding; Afleet Alex - Eze by Williamstown) battled to the wire to break his Maiden in race 1 at Santa Anita, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Watch the Replay.
Marvelous Monkey (filly; Saint Liam - Liberty Flag by Kingmambo) rallied in the stretch of her Maiden Claiming race at River Downs, and got the victory.
Patti's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Hillary Step by Chimes Band) and Looks Purrrfect (colt; Kitten's Joy - On Broadway by Rubiano) finished 2nd and 3rd in their 1 1/8 mile Allowance on the Keeneland turf. Watch the Replay.
Hard Way Ten (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Youcan'ttakeme by He's Tops) couldn't catch the pacesetter in her Allowance race on turf at Santa Anita, but did hold second. Watch the Replay.
Ophiuchus (filly; Afleet Alex - Nymphenburg by San Romano) made up some ground to finish 4th in her debut in race 9 at Woodbine, a 6.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight.
Seeking the Ghost (filly; Ghostzapper - Questress by Seeking the Gold) dueled early in her Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream, but tired and finished 5th. Watch the Replay.
Glorious Memory (filly; Kitten's Joy - Glorious Linda (FR) by Le Glorieux (GB)) finished 6th in her Claiming race at Gulfstream Park, which was taken off the turf. Jill's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Southern Barfly by Southern Halo) was scratched. Watch the Replay.
Blue Fantasy (filly; Ghostzapper - Indy Queen by A. P. Indy) stumbled in her debut at 5 furlongs at Gulfstream Park and finished 7th. This Maiden Special Weight was originally scheduled for the turf, but was run on the sloppy main track. Watch the Replay.
Kratisto (colt; Afleet Alex - Torch by Risen Star) finished 10th in race 7 at Pimlico, a 1 1/8 mile turf Allowance. Watch the Replay.
It's the Big Cat (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sweeping Cat by End Sweep) was scratched from race 9 at Aqueduct, a mile turf Maiden Special Weight.
Ruthville (filly; Afleet Alex - Ruthian by Rahy) was scrated from race 8 at Gulfstream Park, as the Maiden Special Weight was taken off of the turf.
Painted Kitten (gelding; Kitten's Joy - Painted Pink by Conquistador Cielo) was scratched from his Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream, as it was taken off the turf.
April 21 Entries
Fantasma is Strictly Wandaful Wandaful
April 21, 2010
Keeneland Race 9
Maiden Special Weight
1 3/16 miles
Post Time: 5:05 PM ET TVG
||Snuggs and Kisses
Since none of our 2-year-olds are running on April 21, I'll look at the debut of 3-year-old Fantasma (Ghostzapper - Cindy's Hero by Sea Hero) in the 9th at Keeneland. Fantasma has been working at Payson Park, including 5 furlongs in 1:02.60 on April 14. Fantasma sold for $350,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade I winner Cindy's Hero. Cindy's Hero earned $371,975, and has produced 2 winners. Both of Fantasma's winning siblings won their debuts. Cindy's Hero is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade I winner Fourty Niners Son.
Wandaful Wandaful (Hero's Tribute - Debby Dot Com by Caller I. D.), Moneigh (Maria's Mon - Annatoga by Concorde's Tune), and Snuggs and Kisses (Soto - With a Splash by Baron O'Dublin) finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in a mile and a sixteenth Maiden Special Weight at Keeneland on April 10. Wandaful Wandaful has 2 previous starts, both at Gulfstream Park. She was 5th at a mile on the dirt on March 6, and 2nd at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf on February 5. She was a $12,000 yearling, and is a half-sister to two winners. Her dam, Debby Dot Com, is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Northcote Road. Moneigh has run 7 times in all, finishing 3rd three times. She sold for $12,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Annatoga, who earned $317,877. Annatoga is a full-sister to Sara's Success, a stakes winner on the dirt and turf. Snuggs and Kisses has finished third three times in 6 starts. She is out of the winning mare With a Splash. With a Splash has produced 7 winners.
Another making her second start of the Keeneland Spring meet is Pearly Blue (Empire Maker - Western Ransom by Red Ransom), who finished 3rd in a mile and a sixteenth race on April 7. Pearly Blue has run 7 times in all, finishing second 4 times and third once. She is the first foal out of grade III winner Western Ransom. Western Ransom is a half-sister to 1 winner, and a full-sister to Red Letter Day, grade I stakes-placed over hurdles.
Sheryl's Melody (More Than Ready - Gera by Capote) has run 7 times, finishing second once and third twice. Most recently, she was 2nd in a 1 1/16 Maiden Special Weight at Fair Grounds on March 12. Sheryl's Melody sold for $160,000 as a yearling, and is a half-sister to winner Dixie Matt. Their dam, Gera, is a half-sister to winner Timely Action.
Top Value (Mineshaft - Classic Value by Copelan) has run twice and finished second twice, at 6.5 furlongs on February 28, and at a mile on March 21. Both starts were at Turfway Park. Grade III winner Classic Value, dam of Top Value, earned $396,421 in 23 starts. Classic Value has produced 5 winners, including stakes winner Patriot Act and grade II winner Class Kris. One of her winning offspring is a full sister to Top Value.
Perfect Shirl (Perfect Soul (IRE) - Lady Shirl by That's a Nice) was second in her only start, a mile turf Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream Park on March 7. She is out of grade I winner Lady Shirl, who earned $951,523. Lady Shirl has produced 6 winners, including stakes winners Fantastic Shirl and Lady Shakespeare, and grade I winner Shakespeare, who earned $1,293,780.
Strictly (Fusaichi Pegasus - Dancing (GB) by Spectrum (IRE)) has made three starts, finishing 9th at Keeneland on October 11, 8th on the turf at Fair Grounds on November 14, and 2nd at a mile at Turfway Park on March 18. She sold for $110,000 as a weanling, and is out of grade II winner Dancing. Dancing has produced the winner Design.
Charlie Girl (Indian Charlie - Unbridled Secret by Unbridled's Song) finished 6th in her only start, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream on March 21. She sold for $35,000 as a weanling, and $180,000 as a yearling, and is a half sister to one winner. Her dam, Unbridled Secret, is also a half sister to one winner.
Grace's Miracle (Birdstone - Go Grace Go by Sefapiano) was 7th in her only start, a 6 furlong race at Turfway Park on March 27. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Go Grace Go. Go Grace Go is a half sister to 3 winners.
Harrow Hill (Distant View - Poetic by Nureyev) has also run once, finishing 12th in a mile Maiden Claiming race on the turf at Fair Grounds on March 22. She is out of the winning mare Poetic. Poetic has produced 2 winners. Poetic is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Lightning Draw.
Other April 21 Entries
Grade III stakes-placed Becky's Kitten (gelding; Kitten's Joy - Caterette by Cozzene) faces 5 in race 3 at Keeneland, a 7 furlong Claiming race. Becky's Kitten has one win, one second, and one third in 10 starts, with earnings of $100,081. He finished 2nd in the Summer Stakes (Can-III) on the Woodbine turf at 2. Most recently, he was 5th in a 1 1/16 mile turf Allowance at Keeneland on April 7.
Shessuchastandout (filly; Afleet Alex - For Rubies by Not For Love), who was scratched from a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Keeneland on April 15, is entered in an about 7 furlongs race at that track. Carded as race 5, this Maiden Claiming race for 3-year-olds and up (Claiming Price $100,000) has a post time of 3:05 PM ET. Shessuchastandout last worked 4 furlongs in :49.00 on April 11 at Keeneland. 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.
Zori's Eye (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Congratulations by Mercedes Won) and Dynazaper (filly; Ghostzapper - Broad Dynamite by Broad Brush) meet in race 6 at Keeneland, a 1 1/8 mile turf Allowance. Post time is 3:35 PM ET. Zori's Eye broke her maiden in her 6th and most recent start, a mile turf Maiden Special Weight at Tampa Bay Downs on March 17. She has one work at Keeneland, 4 furlongs in :48.60 on April 12. Dynazaper broke her maiden at Keeneland, in a 7 furlong Maiden Special Weight on October 30. This year, she finished 5th in the Hercomesthebride Stakes (gr. III) on the turf at Gulfstream Park on March 6, and 3rd in a 7 furlong Allowance race at Keeneland on April 3. She's worked once since then, going 4 furlongs in :49.00 at Keeneland on April 14.
Fed Up (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Perdition by Dixieland Band) faces 10 in race 3 at Indiana Downs, a mile Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 5:45 PM ET. Fed Up has run once, finishing 6th in a mile and 40 yard Maiden Claiming race at Fair Grounds on February 26. She's worked a couple of times at Indiana Downs since then, including 5 furlongs in 1:00.00 on April 10.
Spinnergy (filly; Bernardini - Original Spin by Distorted Humor) worked 2 furlongs in :25.60 at Niall Brennan Stables. She is the first foal out of grade III winner Original Spin, a debut winner at 2, who earned $273,816. Original Spin is a full sister to stakes winner Humor At Last, and a half sister to one winner.
Statehood (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Heavenly Humor by Distorted Humor) also worked 2 furlongs in :25.60 at Niall Brennan Stables. He is the first foal out of stakes winner Heavenly Humor, a winner at 2, who earned $260,595. Heavenly Humor is a half sister to 3 winners.
Biteonthenightline (filly; Rockport Harbor - Your Sweetness by Deputy Minister) worked 3 furlongs in :38.00 at Woodbine. She is out of the winning mare Your Sweetness. Your Sweetness has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, including stakes-placed Fleet Cavalry.
Road Man (colt; Bellamy Road - Glimmer Twin by Kris S.) worked 2 furlongs in :24.60 at Mercury Equine Center. Road Man is out of the winning mare Glimmer Twin, who is a half sister to stakes winner Draw, and four other winners.
Break Up the Game (colt; Bernardini - Pennant Champion by Mr. Prospector) went 3 furlongs in :39.80 at Niall Brennan Stables.
Blindsidehit (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Heart Lake by Unbridled) worked 3 furlongs in :36.80 at Woodbine.
Bella Palooza (filly; Bellamy Road - Steal the Show by Cat Thief) worked 3 furlongs in :36.80 at Hollywood Park.