News and Notes
A couple of Maiden Watch Derby workers today at the Churchill Downs Training Center. Blue Grass Stakes winner Stately Victor (colt; Ghostzapper - Collect the Cash by Dynaformer) went 5 furlongs in 1:00.60. It was the fastest of 12 works at the distance. He worked in company with Kera's Kitten, who was credited with the same time. Read more about his work here. Dean's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Summer Theatre by Ide) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.20 in company with filly Age of Humor. Read more about the work here. Both of the colts are trained by Mike Maker, and will ship to Churchill Downs on April 29.
April 23 Results
There were no scratches. Bluegrass Phenom (Bluegrass Cat - Reboot by Rubiano) took the early money, but Speed Has Value (Value Plue - Lantana by Copelan), one of two trained by Wesley Ward, was favored at post time. Tiz My Time (Sharp Humor - Tiz the Hour by Tiznow), the first runner for Sharp Humor, made a favorable impression in the paddock. Bluegrass Phenom looked ready to go. Gave Away Power (One More Power - Thirty Eight Jeans by Thirty Eight Paces) acted up a bit in the paddock, and once on the track won the "most likely to dump her rider before the start" award. However, Kent Desormeaux took her away from the pony and the other horses, and she settled down. Proud Dame (Proud Accolade - Galadriel by Ascot Knight) was one for chrome lovers, a big blaze and four stockings. Bluegrass Phenom loaded like a pro. The start was pretty even, apart from Tupelo Honey (Senor Amigo - One Sweet World by Williamstown), who broke slowly. Bluegrass Phenom went right to the front. Tiz My Time was chasing. Bluegrass Phenom continued on top. Tribal Strike joined in on the chase in third, but Bluegrass Phenom held them all off. She won by a length and a half, becoming the first winner for Bluegrass Cat. Bluegrass Phenom is owned by Bill Hayes, and trained by Tom Amoss. James Graham rode the winner, who was bred in Kentucky by Woodford Thoroughbreds, LLC. Her birthday is January 19. Watch the Replay. Read more about Bluegrass Phenom here.
Bluegrass Phenom leaves the rest behind.
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Result: April 23, 2010
Keeneland Race 4
Maiden Special Weight
|Tiz My Time
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Salaam Alaykum (filly; Saint Liam - Our Legacy by Kingmambo) chased the early pacesetter in her Allowance on the turf at Gulfstream, but faltered a bit late and finished 6th. Watch the Replay.
Painted Kitten (gelding; Kitten's Joy - Painted Pink by Conquistador Cielo) set the early pace in his mile turf Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream, but tired and finished 11th (last). Watch the Replay.
Entranced (filly; Ghostzapper - Fast and Early by Carson City) was 10 lengths behind a runaway winner in her Allowance race at Mountaineer, but was clear of the rest in second. Watch the Replay.
Love That Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Littlebitoflove by High Yield) was scratched from her Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream.
Bishop's Head (gelding; Saint Liam - Blue Sky Princess by Conquistador Cielo) was scratched from his Claiming race at Pimlico.
April 24 Entries
Stakes-placed Afleet Again (colt; Afleet Alex - Lucky Again by Wild Again) takes on 5 in the mile Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct. Post time is 4:50 PM ET. Afleet Again has 2 wins, 1 second, and 2 thirds in 9 starts. He finished 2nd in the Whirlaway at Aqueduct on February 6, and 10th in the Gotham (gr. III) at Aqueduct on March 6. He's had several works since the Gotham, including 4 furlongs in :47.81 on April 14. Favorite for the Withers is D' Funnybone, winner of the Swale Stakes (gr. II) and the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) this year; and the Futurity (gr. II) and the Saratoga Special (gr. II) in 2009. Others of interest include stakes winner Ibboyee, who chased D' Funnybone home in the Swale and the Hutcheson and stakes winner Castaneda, winner of the Fred "Cappy" Capossela Stakes at Aqueduct on March 6; Read more about the Withers here.
Other Three-Year-Old Entries
Tenacious Allison (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Allison P. by Unbridled) runs in race 3 at Churchill Downs, a mile Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 1:43 PM ET. Tenacious Allison has run 5 times, finishing third at a mile and a sixteenth at Fair Grounds on February 12. Most recently, she was 6th in a mile turf race at Fair Grounds on March 22. She has been working at Keeneland since then, including 4 furlongs in :51.00 on April 21.
Grade III winner Sweet Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Sweet Kassidy by Saint Ballado) faces arch rival Pool Bash in race 1 at Camarero, a 1 1/16 mile Allowance race. Post time is 3:45 ET. There is only one other filly in the race, Bird City, and she actually is favored. Sweet Kitten has 6 wins, 4 seconds, and 1 third in 12 starts, with earnings of $146,796. Most recently, she was 3rd in the Clasico Dia de la Mujer (Pr-II) on March 7.
Dynazaper (filly; Ghostzapper - Broad Dynamite by Broad Brush) meets 10 in race 9 at Churchill Downs, an Allowance scheduled for a mile on the turf. Post time is 4:45 PM ET. 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 twice since then, including 4 furlongs in :49.00 at Keeneland on April 21.
Tom Kitten (gelding; Kitten's Joy - Coax Classic by Caveat), who broke his maiden last time out at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf at Aqueduct on April 3, runs in race 10 at Aqueduct. Post time is 5:19 PM ET for this mile turf Allowance for New York-breds.
Alex's Vision (colt; Afleet Alex - Urban Dancer by Citidancer) makes his second start in race 4 at Penn National. Post time is 7:43 PM ET for this 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight restricted to Pennsylvania-breds. Alex's Vision finished 5th in his first start, a mile Maiden Special Weight at Oaklawn Park on March 27. Since then, he's worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.00 at Delaware Park on April 19.
Peb Hughes (colt; Henny Hughes - Race Artist by Mr. Prospector) worked 3 furlongs in :38.20 at Fair Hill. Grade III winner Race Artist, dam of Peb Hughes, was placed at 2 and earned $168,796 in her career. Race Artist has produced 3 winners, including stakes winners Cherokee Girl and Cherokee Artist. One of Peb Hughes' siblings won at 2.
Tidwell (colt; Bellamy Road - Back It Up by Mt. Livermore) worked 3 furlongs in :36.40 at Fair Hill.
Primp (filly; Bernardini - Runway Model by Petionville) worked 4 furlongs in :49.80 at Keeneland.
Bluegrass Chatter (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Chatter Chatter by Lost Soldier) worked 2 furlongs in :24.20 at Pleasanton.
Kathmanblu (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Abba Gold by Devil's Bag) worked 3 furlongs in :36.00 on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs. It was the fastest of 15 works at the distance.
Milky May (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Cabo Sunrise by Elusive Quality) worked 4 furlongs in :46.80 at Pleasanton.
Let's Get Rockin (colt; Rockport Harbor - Impolite by Two Punch) went 3 furlongs in :37.20 at Woodbine.
Seaman Harbor (filly; Rockport Harbor - Everything by Geiger Counter) worked 4 furlongs in :49.80 at Woodbine.