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Derby Results

Dublin (Afleet Alex - Classy Mirage by Storm Bird) finished the best of our three. He lost ground and had to steady in the first portion of the race, but had a fairly clean trip after that. He was able to save ground most of the way, and then swung out for the stretch. He got up to 5th, but tired a bit late and finished 7th, just behind favorite Lookin At Lucky. It's on to the Preakness for Dublin. Stately Victor (Ghostzapper - Collect the Cash by Dynaformer) received mention as one of those that bumped favorite Lookin At Lucky, but watching the replay, you can see that it was eventual 3rd-place finisher Paddy O'Prado who forced Stately Victor into Lookin At Lucky. Stately Victor raced near the back after that, and then made a nice move on the second turn. His run, however, was stalled at 8th. Stately Victor may be pointed to the Belmont. Dean's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Summer Theatre by Ide) was in tight at the start, and then ran fairly steadily, finishing 14th. I would expect him to return to the synthetic or the turf. I was pretty proud of my boy Ice Box (Pulpit - Spice Island by Tabasco Cat), who was stopped at least 3 times, but kept on coming to finish second. Hopefully, we'll seem him next in the Belmont. However, Congratulations go out to 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver (Maria's Mon - Supercharger by A. P. Indy) and his connections, including trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Calvin Borel. I did manage to get the exacta, having learned never to leave Calvin out at Churchill Downs. Maiden Watch is not without a connection to the victor, as Super Saver's dam, Supercharger, is a full sister to Bluegrass Cat's dam, She's a Winner. Watch the Replay.

Other Stakes Result

April 30

Doubles Partner (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Serena's Sister by Rahy) showed why he should stick with the turf, with a convincing 1 3/4 length victory in the American Turf Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth at Churchill Downs. Saint Eligius (colt; Saint Liam - Great Connection by Dayjur) was involved early in this one, but faded to finish 7th. Watch the Replay. Read more about the American Turf Stakes here.

Other Results

April 30

Azurite (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Aztec Pearl by A. P. Indy) tracked the early pace, and then pulled away for the win in race 2 at Churchill Downs, a mile Maiden Special Weight. Shirley She Can (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Party Chatter by Pleasant Colony) set the early pace in this one, and finished 4th. Watch the Replay.

Christmas for Liam (colt; Saint Liam - Gone for Christmas by Gone West) broke his maiden in race 3 at Belmont, a mile Maiden Special Weight, pulling away by 4 3/4 lengths. Devon Rock (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Fiddlin Devon by Deputy Minister) finished 3rd in the same race, and Brother Bird, half brother to Mine That Bird, was second. Watch the Replay.

St Liams Halo (colt; Saint Liam - Foolishly by Broad Brush) finished 2nd in race 9 at Arlington Park, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight on the turf. Watch the Replay.

R Luckyghost (gelding; Ghostzapper - Downtown Blues by Seattle Song) dueled early, but tired to finish 6th in his mile and 70 yard Maiden Special Weight at Prairie Meadows. Watch the Replay.

Seeking the Point (gelding; Saint Liam - So Foolish by Seeking the Gold) was involved early, but tired to finish 7th in his Claiming race on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs. Watch the Replay.

Joyful Friend (gelding; Kitten's Joy - Somethingtreasured by Charismatic) finished 5th in his a mile and 70 yard Allowance race at Indiana Downs. Watch the Replay.

May 1

Moment of Majesty (filly; Saint Liam - Lady Indy by A. P. Indy) won her 2010 debut in a 7 furlong Allowance race at Woodbine, seizing the lead soon after the start.

Vezuviy (colt; Ghostzapper - My Time Now by Unbridled) sat off the early pace, and then came running in the stretch to break his maiden at Golden Gate Fields in a mile Maiden Claiming race. Watch the Replay.

Premier Cru (colt; Afleet Alex - Restored Hope by He's Bad) came running late to finish second in race 8 at Hollywood Park, a 6.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Take a Hard Look (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Arjunand by Diesis (GB)) was 10th in the same race. Watch the Replay.

Spicer (colt; Ghostzapper - Allspice by Coronado's Quest) made a nice move in the stretch, but couldn't sustain it and finished 3rd in his mile Maiden Special Weight at Churchill Downs. Watch the Replay.

Shrimp Dancer (colt; Kitten's Joy - Formal Dancer by Formal Gold) was in good position in his Allowance/Optional Claiming race on the Belmont turf, but lacked late punch and finished 4th. Watch the Replay.

Saintly Ways (filly; Saint Liam - Visual Art by Deputy Minister) stalked the early pace, but faded late finishing 4th in race 4 at River Downs, a mile Maiden Claiming race.

Kathern's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - La Cat by Mr. Greeley) started slowly in her debut in race 3 at Churchill Downs, a 1 1/16 mile Maiden Special Weight scheduled for the turf, but run on the sloppy main track. She came running late, but was green and just missed third, finishing fourth. Watch the Replay.

Afleet Jane (filly; Afleet Alex - North Lake Jane by Meadowlake) finished 5th (last) in her Claiming race at Philadelphia Park. Watch the Replay.

Beyondallboundarys (filly; Saint Liam - In Secure by A. P. Indy) finished 6th in race 9 at Arlington Park, a 6.5 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race. Watch the Replay.

Metallic Mist (colt; Saint Liam - Wear by Arch) finished 7th in race 10 at Sunray Park, a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race.

Saint Spirit (filly; Saint Liam - Unbridled Spirit by Unbridled's Song) finished 8th in race 3 at Turf Paradise, a 5 furlong Allowance race on the turf.

Mochachino (gelding; Afleet Alex - Peacock Sally by Marquetry) was scratched from race 3 at Belmont, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race.

Jungle Lily (filly; Kitten's Joy - Raving by Dynaformer) was scratched from race 8 at Hastings, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race.

May 2

All About Alex (filly; Afleet Alex - California Sunset by Deputy Minister), Saint Amore (filly; Saint Liam - Amaretta by Woodman), and Wilreign (filly; Saint Liam - Probable Storm by Tabasco Cat) finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in race 5 at Philadelphia Park, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Special Weight. Watch the Replay.

Scottkeith'skitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Miss Bergdorf by Old Trieste) finished 3rd in race 9 at Mountaineer, a mile Allowance. Watch the Replay.

Gray Flash (filly; Afleet Alex - Stormy Regina by Storm Cat) finished 3rd in race 1 at Calder, a 5.5 furlong Claiming race. Watch the Replay.

Ruthville (filly; Afleet Alex - Ruthian by Rahy) finished 4th in race 7 at Belmont, a 1 1/16 mile Maiden Special Weight on the turf. Watch the Replay.

Lady Apple (filly; Saint Liam - Shot Gun Favorite by Eltish) finished 7th in race 1 at Belmont, a mile Allowance race. Watch the Replay.

May 3

Will's Afleet (colt; Afleet Alex - Prairie Maiden by Badger Land) finished 2nd in his debut in race 7 at Delaware Park, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Watch the Replay.

Fed Up (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Perdition by Dixieland Band) and Baby Afleet (colt; Afleet Alex - Dancen in the Sun by Regal Classic) finished 6th and 7th in race 1 at Indiana Downs, a Maiden Special Weight scheduled for the turf, but run on the fast main track. Watch the Replay.

May 4

By n' by Lord (filly; Saint Liam - Gone Bye Bye by Smart Strike) broke her maiden in race 5 at Prairie Meadows, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight, winning by more than 11 lengths. Watch the Replay.

Native Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Native Belle by Forestry) finished 6th in race 7 at Indiana Downs, a mile Allowance on the turf. Watch the Replay.

May 5 Three-Year-Old Entries

Stakes Entry

Stakes winner Lisa's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Chianti Red by Woodman) and Go Ask Alex (filly; Afleet Alex - Dominique's Joy by Strawberry Road (AUS)) meet in the Indiana Downs Distaff Stakes at a mile on the Indiana Downs turf, post time 7:25 PM ET. Lisa's Kitten has two wins, one second, and one third in 10 starts, and earnings of $107,604, including victory in the M2 Technology La Senorita Stakes on the turf at Retama Park in October. Last time out, she was second in a 1 1/16 mile Allowance on the turf at Keeneland on April 17. Since then, she worked 4 furlongs in :48.60 at the Churchill Downs Training Center. Go Ask Alex broke her maiden at a mile and a sixteenth on the Fair Grounds turf on March 13, and then finished 7th in the mile Appalachian Stakes (gr. III) on the Keeneland turf on April 15, after being part of the pace early. Since then, she's worked 5 furlongs in 1:05.60 at Keeneland on April 29. Go Ask Alex was ridden in her last two by apprentice Oriana Rossi. This time, veteran Jon Court gets the mount.

Other Three-Year-Old Entries

My Alexis (filly; Afleet Alex - Saint's Play by Saint Ballado) runs in race 2 at Belmont Park, a mile Claiming race. Post time is 1:32 PM ET. My Alexis ran 6 times at 2, with 2 seconds and 2 thirds. This year, she is undefeated in 2 starts, including, most recently, a mile Claiming race at Philadelphia Park on March 29. Since then, she worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.98 on April 28 at Philadelphia Park.

Alex's Vision (colt; Afleet Alex - Urban Dancer by Citidancer) is scheduled to make start number 3 in race 7 at Delaware Park, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 3:57 PM ET for this contest for 3-year-olds and up. Alex's Vision last ran on April 24 at Penn National, finishing 3rd in a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight.

Won Hot Kitty (filly; Kitten's Joy - Silver Captive by Red Ransom) and Grecian Maiden (filly; Ghostzapper - Willa On the Move by Two Punch) meet in race 7 at Belmont Park, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight on the turf. Post time is 4:12 PM ET. Won Hot Kitty has run once, finishing 5th in a mile turf race at Gulfstream Park on March 7. She's worked several times since then, including 4 furlongs in :48.16 on April 28. Grecian Maiden has also run once, finishing second in a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Keeneland on April 9. She's worked a couple of times since then, including 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 on May 1 at Fair Hill.

Gatito's Alegria (filly; Kitten's Joy - More Than Sum by More Than Ready) faces 9 in race 1 at Indiana Downs, scheduled for 7.5 furlongs on the turf. Post time is 4:55 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight. Gatito's Alegria has run three times, most recently finishing 3rd at 6 furlongs at Turfway Park on March 27. Her last work was on April 29, when she went 4 furlongs in :50.60 at the Churchill Downs Training Center.

Recession Proof (filly; Afleet Alex - Pert Lady by Cox's Ridge) faces 5 in race 3 at Penn National, a mile and 70 yard Claiming race. Post time is 7:19 PM ET. Recession Proof has one win, three seconds, and one third in 11 starts. She won her last start, a mile Maiden Claiming race at Laurel on March 26. Her most recent work was on April 23, when she went 4 furlongs in :49.60 at Laurel.

Out of Print (colt; Kitten's Joy - Lettertotheeditor by Editor's Note) is entered in race 9 at Penn National, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 9:47 PM ET. Out of Print has run 5 times and finished third twice. Last time out, he was 8th in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Penn National on April 9.

Ghostbustin' (gelding; Ghostzapper - Shebelongstoyou by Belong to Me), who broke his maiden last time out at 6 furlongs at Evangeline Downs on April 9, faces 8 in race 8 at that track. Post time is 9:49 PM ET for this About 7 furlong Allowance race on the turf.

New Workers

April 30

St. Bernard (colt; Bernardini - Lady Laika by Gone West) worked 3 furlongs in :39.00 at The Thoroughbred Center. He is a half brother to 5 winners, including stakes winner Arch Lady and grade I winner Healthy Addiction.

May 1

Bellamy Blues (filly; Bellamy Road - Sara Six Pack by Saratoga Six) worked 2 furlongs in :25.20 at Woodbine. Bellamy Blues brought $2,700 as a weanling, and $27,852 as a yearling. She is out of stakes-placed Sara Six Pack, who was a winner at 2. Sara Six Pack has produced 6 winners.

Returning Workers

April 30

Primp (filly; Bernardini - Runway Model by Petionville) worked 5 furlongs in 1:04.00 at Keeneland.

Milky May (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Cabo Sunrise by Elusive Quality) worked 4 furlongs in:49.20 at Pleasanton.

Seaman Harbor (filly; Rockport Harbor - Everything by Geiger Counter) worked 4 furlongs in :49.20 at Woodbine.

May 1

Jinjalad (colt; Bellamy Road - Maria Dolores by Prized) worked 4 furlongs in :48.40 at Fair Hill.

Blindsidehit (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Heart Lake by Unbridled) worked 3 furlongs in :35.80 at Woodbine.

Vision in Blue (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Airizon by Boston Harbor) worked 3 furlongs in :39.00 at Fair Hill.

Sacred Class (filly; Rockport Harbor - Queen Evelyn by Hennessy) went 4 furlongs in :52.60 at Calder.

May 2

Motion to Appeal (colt; Bellamy Road - You'll B Impressed by Valid Appeal) worked 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Finger Lakes.

Northern Miss (filly; Bellamy Road - Varus by Vicar) worked at Woodbine, 3 furlongs in :37.00.

Retail (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Jill Robin L by Precocity) worked 3 furlongs in :36.00 at Delaware Park, the fastest of 6 works at the distance.

May 3

At Hollywood Park, Bella Palooza (filly; Bellamy Road - Steal the Show by Cat Thief) worked 4 furlongs in 46.80.

Actual Size (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Lady Melesi by Colonial Affair) worked at Santa Anita, 3 furlongs in :38.60.

Biteonthenightline (filly; Rockport Harbor - Your Sweetness by Deputy Minister) worked 3 furlongs in :36.80 at Woodbine.

May 4

Appian Way (colt; Bellamy Road - Roman Jet by Roman Diplomat) worked 3 furlongs in :37.40 from the gate at Nelson Jones Farm and Training Center.

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