Looking to be a Phenom in the Bluegrass

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April 22 Results

He's the Man

Grass Affair (Dehere - Affair At Dawn by Black Tie Affair (IRE)), Double Jigger (Hennessy - Successfully by Affirmed), Le Bon Ton Roule (French Envoy - Ghazidora by Ghazi), and Sweet William (Bring the Heat - Wish for a Jeanne by Roar) were scratched. Sweet William's entrymate, Metropolitan Man (Hook and Ladder - Hasty Cat by Tabasco Cat), was favored at even money. Blue Right By (Bluegrass Cat - Shades of Grace by Seeking the Gold) was 25-1 at post time. Metropolitan Man looked ready. Changing the Rules (Peace Rules - War At the Top by War Chant) made a good impression. But the one that really caught my eye was Powhatan County (Fusaichi Pegasus - Franscat by Stormin Fever), both in the paddock and on the track. Blue Right By looked like he was one step away from losing control. He objected a bit to the gate, kicking up his heels. Casper's Touch (Touch Gold - Lizzy Cool by Saint Ballado) was also a little reluctant to load. Metropolitan Man went right to the lead. Blue Right By didn't get the best start, but he soon got going and moved into second. However, no one was getting close to Metropolitan Man, who went from 4 in front to 6, to win by more than 7. Blue Right By tired late and finished 5th. Changing the Rules overcame hitting the gate at the start to finish second, and Powhatan County and Casper's Touch were a head apart in 3rd and 4th. Watch the Replay.

Result: April 22, 2010
Keeneland Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

Metropolitan Man $4.00
Changing the Rules  
Powhatan County  


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Three-Year-Old Results

Move On Up (gelding; Ghostzapper - Fluid Move by Nureyev) finished 3 in his Claiming race at Penn National. Watch the Replay.

High Seas (colt; Ghostzapper - Fleet Lady by Avenue of Flags) trailed the field throughout in his debut in race 2 at Aqueduct, a mile Maiden Special Weight, after breaking awkwardly. Watch the Replay.

Wonderboy Roy (gelding; Ghostzapper - Lady Shari by Judge T C) was scratched from race 1 at Keeneland, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race.

April 23 Entries

Looking to be a Phenom in the Bluegrass

April 23, 2010
Keeneland Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

4.5 Furlongs
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 2:35 PM ET TVG

P Horse
1. Tiz My Time
2. Gave Away Power
3. Bluegrass Phenom
4. Proud Dame
5. Telma
6. Tribal Strike
7. Speed Has Value
8. Tupelo Honey

Bluegrass Phenom (Bluegrass Cat - Reboot by Rubiano) is the first filly starter for Bluegrass Cat, and the third starter for him overall. His previous starters: Speed Demon and Blue Right By, finished 3rd and 5th in their debuts. Both ran 4.5 furlongs at Keeneland. Bluegrass Cat won 3 out of 4 races at 2, including the Remsen Stakes (gr. II) and the Nashua Stakes (gr. III), but finished 8th in his debut. Bluegrass Phenom has been working at Keeneland, including 4 furlongs in :50.00 on April 16. She sold for $75,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Reboot. Reboot did not run at 2, but she did win her 3-year-old debut. Reboot has produced 5 winners, including stakes winner Summer Cruise and group I stakes-placed Rebuttal. Rebuttal was a winner at 2.

Tiz My Time (Sharp Humor - Tiz the Hour by Tiznow) is the first runner for her sire Sharp Humor. Grade II winner Sharp Humor was a debut winner at 2, and won 2 stakes that season. Overall, he earned $490,410. Tiz My Time sold for $65,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of unraced Tiz the Hour. Tiz the Hour's first foal, Argenteus, is a winner. Tiz the Hour is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner American Odyssey.

Also by a first-year sire is Tupelo Honey (Senor Amigo - One Sweet World by Williamstown) by Senor Amigo. Stakes winner Senor Amigo also has no previous runners. He didn't run at 2, but he was a debut winner at 3, and earned $203,410 overall. Tupelo Honey is out of the unraced mare One Sweet World. One Sweet World is a half sister to 3 winners.

The only filly with experience is Telma (Friends Lake - Missannalouise by Storm Creek), who was 7th in a 4.5 furlong race at Keeneland on April 3. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Missannalouise. Missannalouise is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Servulo and Gun Fight, who was grade I stakes-placed at 2.

Proud Dame (Proud Accolade - Galadriel by Ascot Knight) sold for $32,000 as a weanling, and $70,000 as a yearling. She is out of stakes winner Galadriel, who won the South Ocean Stakes at 2. Galadriel has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner Peisinoe. All 3 of these winners won at 2, and Peisinoe was 2 for 2 at 2.

Gave Away Power (One More Power - Thirty Eight Jeans by Thirty Eight Paces) is a half sister to one winner, and a full sister to stakes-placed Power Jeans. Her dam, Thirty Eight Jeans, is a half sister to one winner.

Tribal Strike (Tribal Rule - R Lucky Strike by In Excess (IRE)) is the second foal out of the winning mare R Lucky Strike. R Lucky Strike was a debut winner at 2. R Lucky Strike's first foal is stakes winner Strike the Tiger. Strike the Tiger won his first 3 starts at 2, including the Windsor Castle Stakes at Ascot and the Chenery Stakes.

Speed Has Value (Value Plue - Lantana by Copelan) is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade III winner Lantana Mob. Lantana Mob won 3 races at 2, including the Sapling Stakes (gr. III) and the Tyro Stakes; and earned $377,951 overall. Another of Speed Has Value's siblings was a debut winner at 2.

Three-Year-Old Entries

Bishop's Head (gelding; Saint Liam - Blue Sky Princess by Conquistador Cielo) runs in race 2 at Pimlico, a 6 furlong Claiming race. Post time is 1:38 PM ET. Bishop's Head has one win, two seconds, and two thirds in 12 starts. Last time out, he was 3rd in a 5.5 furlong Claiming race at Laurel on April 10.

Painted Kitten (gelding; Kitten's Joy - Painted Pink by Conquistador Cielo) faces 10 in race 5 at Gulfstream Park, a mile turf Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 3:12 PM ET. Painted Kitten has run twice without placing, most recently finishing 11th in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race on the turf at Gulfstream Park on April 3.

Salaam Alaykum (filly; Saint Liam - Our Legacy by Kingmambo) runs in race 8 at Gulfstream Park, scheduled for a mile on the turf. Post time is 4:43 PM ET for this Allowance contest. Salaam Alaykum broke her maiden in her second and most recent start, a mile turf Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream on March 7. Since then, she's worked several times on the turf at Palm Meadows, including 4 furlongs in :47.30 on April 16.

Love That Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Littlebitoflove by High Yield) is scheduled to make her debut in race 9 at Gulfstream Park. She'll take on the boys in this mile turf Maiden Claiming race, post time 5:14 PM ET. Love That Kitten has been working at Gulfstream, including 5 furlongs from the gate in :59.80 on April 14. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Littlebitoflove. Littlebitoflove is a half sister to Lady Six, a group III winner in Brazil.

Entranced (filly; Ghostzapper - Fast and Early by Carson City), who broke her maiden last time out in a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Mountaineer on April 5, returns to that track to face allowance company. Post time is 9:55 PM ET for this 5 furlong race, race 8.

New Worker

Judge This (filly; Rockport Harbor - Selina Kyle by Storm Cat) worked 3 furlongs in :37.20 at Prairie Meadows. She sold for $15,000 as a weanling and is out of the winning mare Selina Kyle. Selina Kyle has produced 3 winners.

Returning Workers

April 21

Itsabeautifulthing (filly; Henny Hughes - Jolie Boutique by Northern Jove) worked 3 furlongs in :38.30 at Adena Springs Farm.

April 22

Actual Size (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Lady Melesi by Colonial Affair) worked 3 furlongs in :35.40 at Santa Anita.

Hurricane Harbor (colt; Rockport Harbor - Sweet Sixteen by Montbrook) worked 4 furlongs in :49.40 at Hollywood Park.

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