May 15 Results
Code Dances by Tommie
I missed the prelmins on this race, too consumed with Preakness duties. Goodtimehadbyall (Quiet American - Miss Brickyard by A. P. Indy), entrymate to Champagne Tommie (Henny Hughes - Champagne Sunset by Gulch), was scratched, as well as Closing Bid (Closing Argument - Crissy's Comet by Clever Trick). Champagne Tommie was favored, and fellow filly Ruth and Neva (Cherokee Run - Tap for Gold by Pleasant Tap) got some play as well. Champagne Tommie went to the lead, but she couldn't hold it, as Code Dancer (Omega Code - Jocey's Dance by Seattle Dancer) zoomed by. Champagne Tommie continued to chase Code Dancer, but weakened late and finished fourth. Double Jigger (Hennessy - Successfully by Affirmed) and Ruth and Neva gained some late, but Code Dancer won by a comfortable 4 lengths. Watch the Replay.
Result: May 15, 2010
Presque Isle Downs Race 1
Maiden Special Weight
|Ruth and Neva
Dublin (colt; Afleet Alex - Classy Mirage by Storm Bird) came out of the gate in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and tried to head for the gap, basically making a right turn. The race was pretty much over for him after that. However, he did pick up 7 places in the stretch, to finish a respectable 5th. If not for his shenanigans at the beginning, he easily could have hit the board. The winner was Lookin For Lucky, who found a good trip for a change. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Preakness here.
Kera's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Mrs. K. by Dixieland Band) dueled early in the James W. Murphy Stakes at a mile on the turf at Pimlico, but tired and finished 7th. Watch the Replay.
Other 3-year-old Results
St. Vickie's Charm (filly; Saint Liam - Marc's Lark by Miner's Mark) stalked the early pace in race 5 at Delaware Park, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight, and then took command to win by more than 4 lengths. Watch the Replay.
Kevlar Kid (gelding; Rock Hard Ten - Lianda by Danzig) was wide early on, but came running and pulled free late to break his maiden in race 5 at Hollywood Park, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Watch the Replay.
Becky's Kitten (gelding; Kitten's Joy - Caterette by Cozzene) came up a head short in race 8 at Woodbine, a 7 furlong Allowance on the turf, finishing second. Watch the Replay.
Scottkeith'skitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Miss Bergdorf by Old Trieste) finished second in race 6 at Presque Isle Downs, a mile and 70 yard Claiming race. Watch the Replay.
Tom Kitten (gelding; Kitten's Joy - Coax Classic by Caveat) was blocked, blocked, blocked in race 8 at Belmont Park, a mile Allowance on the turf. He finished third, just a neck and a nose from the win. This was a tough loss for me, until I realized that I still had the exacta. Watch the Replay.
Tribecky (filly; Saint Liam - Double Jeopardy by Horse Chestnut (SAF)) set the early pace in race 1 at Indiana Downs, a mile Maiden Special Weight, before weakening to third. Watch the Replay.
Quick Ride (colt; Afleet Alex - Baby Lets Cruise by Tale of the Cat) was never really involved in race 3 at Belmont Park, a 6 furlong Allowance, trailing throughout. Watch the Replay.
Flipflopsandsocks (colt; Afleet Alex - Retiro Park by Meadowlake) was scratched from race 13 at Pimlico, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight.
May 16 Three-Year-Old Entries
Powermouse (colt; Kitten's Joy - Spent Gold by Unaccounted for) runs in race 3 at Woodbine, a 7 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 1:57 PM ET. Powermouse has run 4 times, finishing third once. Last time out, he was 4th in a 6.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Woodbine on April 17.
Two Joys (filly; Kitten's Joy - Emily's Joy by Mr. Greeley) is entered in race 6 at Philadelphia Park, a 6 furlong Claiming race. Post time is 2:31 PM ET. Two Joys has one win and two thirds in 6 starts, most recently finishing 10th in a 5.5 furlong Claiming race at Philadelphia Park on January 11.
Spicer (colt; Ghostzapper - Allspice by Coronado's Quest) and Seruni (colt; Saint Liam - Lady Melesi by Colonial Affair) meet in race 6 at Churchill Downs, a 7 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 3:25 PM ET. Spicer has run three times, with one second and one third. Last time out, he was third in a mile Maiden Special Weight at Churchill on May 1. Seruni is unraced. He sold for $145,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Lady Melesi. Lady Melesi is the dam of 3 winners, including stakes winner Roman Emperor.
Hot Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Tabby Cat by Tabasco Cat) is entered in race 5 at Arlington Park, a mile Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 4:06 PM ET. Hot Kitten has run 3 times, most recently finishing 2nd in a mile and 40 yard Maiden Claiming race at Tampa Bay Downs on March 26.
Painted Kitten (gelding; Kitten's Joy - Painted Pink by Conquistador Cielo) goes in race 8 at River Downs, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 4:18 PM ET. Painted Kitten has run 3 times without placing, most recently finishing 11th in a mile Maiden Claiming race on the turf at Gulfstream on April 23.
Trinity Run (colt; Ghostzapper - Lake Windermere by Fit to Fight) and Ghost Shopper (colt; Ghostzapper - Shop Till You Drop by Thunder Gulch) meet in race 9 at Churchill Downs, a 7 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 4:59 PM ET. Trinity Run has run 3 times, finishing second once and third twice. Most recently, he was 2nd in a mile Maiden Claiming race at Churchill on April 29. Ghost Shopper has run once, finishing 4th in a 6.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Keeneland on April 14.
Eze Does It (gelding; Afleet Alex - Eze by Williamstown) runs in race 3 at Hollywood Park, a 6.5 furlong Starter Allowance. Post time is 5:01 PM ET. Eze Does It broke his maiden in his third and most recent start, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Santa Anita Park on April 18.
Three Inthe Kitty (filly; Kitten's Joy - Blues On Parade by Cure the Blues) goes in race 10 at Woodbine, a 7 furlong Allowance race on the turf. Post time is 5:25 PM ET. Three IntheKitty has one win in three starts. Last time out, she was 6th in a mile and a sixteenth Allowance/Optional Claiming contest on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs on March 14.
St Liams Halo (colt; Saint Liam - Foolishly by Broad Brush) faces 6 in race 8 at Arlington Park, a Maiden Special Weight scheduled for 1 1/16 on the turf. They were off the turf today at Arlington, so we'll see. Post time is 5:42 PM ET. St Liams Halo has finished 2nd in his last two starts, including at 5.5 furlongs on the Arlington Park turf on April 30.
La Cloche (filly; Ghostzapper - Memories of Silver by Silver Hawk) is on the AE list for race 10 at Belmont, a Maiden Special Weight scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Post time is 5:49 PM ET. La Cloche has run 4 times and finished second once. Last time out, she was 7th in a 7 furlong race at Keeneland on April 17.
Kaysa Deeya (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Pleasant Emily by Pleasant Tap) runs in race 6 at Hollywood Park, a mile Maiden Special Weight on the turf. Post time is 6:35 PM ET. Kaysa Deeya has run twice and finished 5th twice, including at a mile on April 4 at Santa Anita.
Vivacious Anna (filly; Afleet Alex - Petite Chatte by Storm Cat) takes on 9 in race 4 at Mountaineer, a 6 furlong Claiming race. Post time is 8:15 PM ET. Vivacious Anna has 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 1 third in 10 starts. In her most recent start, she was 8th at 6 furlongs at Mountaineer on April 26.
May 17 Three-Year-Old Entries
Saintly Ways (filly; Saint Liam - Visual Art by Deputy Minister) takes on 5 in race 8 at River Downs, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 3:22 PM ET. Saintly Ways has finished third twice in 7 starts. She finished 4th in her last two starts, both mile Maiden Claiming races at River Downs.
Wicked Charm (filly; Ghostzapper - Belva by Theatrical (IRE)) makes start number three in race 6 at Delaware Park, a mile and 70 yard turf Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 3:30 PM ET. Wicked Charm finished 6th in her first 2 starts, both on the turf at Gulfstream.
Native Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Native Belle by Forestry) runs in race 7 at Indiana Downs, a Claiming race at 7.5 furlongs on the turf. Post time is 7:25 PM ET. Native Kitten has one win and two thirds in 8 starts. Last time out, she was 6th in a mile turf Allowance at Indiana Downs on May 4.
May 18 Three-Year-Old Entries
Viking Fleet (colt; Afleet Alex - Ellieonthemarch by Old Trieste) makes his first start of 2010 in race 2 at Fort Erie, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 1:56 PM ET. Last year, Viking Fleet ran twice, finishing 10th at 6.5 furlongs on September 12, and 6th at a mile and 70 yard on September 20. Both of those starts were at Woodbine.
Fed Up (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Perdition by Dixieland Band) takes on 7 in race 1 at Indiana Downs, a mile Maiden Special Weight on the turf. Post time is 4:55 PM ET. Fed Up has run 3 times, finishing 6th each time. His last start was at a mile and 70 yards at Indiana Downs on May 3.
Marvelous Monkey (filly; Saint Liam - Liberty Flag by Kingmambo), who broke her maiden last time out at River Downs on April 18, runs in race 3 at Indiana Downs, a mile Claiming race on the turf. Post time is 5:45 PM ET.
Sterling Legend (colt; Bellamy Road - Summer Lass by Siberian Summer) worked 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Monmouth Park. He sold for $25,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Summer Lass. Summer Lass was a debut winner at 2, and earned $261,333.
Did Not Stutter (filly; Bernardini - She Says It Best by Stormy Atlantic) worked 3 furlongs in :37.60 at Thistledown. She is the second foal out of grade II winner She Says It Best. At 2, She Says It Best was a debut winner and won 2 stakes, including the Alcibiades (gr. II).
Gallant Dreams (colt; Bernardini - Dreams Gallore by Silver Ghost) worked 3 furlongs in :38.97. He is out of grade I winner Dreams Gallore. Dreams Gallore won her first two races at 2, and then finished second in the Pontalba Stakes that season. Dreams Gallore has produced the winner Prince of Wealth.
To Honor and Serve (colt; Bernardini - Pilfer by Deputy Minister) worked 3 furlongs in :39.00 on a muddy track at Saratoga. To Honor and Serve sold for $250,000 as a weanling, and $575,000 as a yearling. He is the second foal out of stakes winner Pilfer, who was a debut winner at 2. Pilfer is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade II winner India.
Cat Sweep (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Nany's Sweep by End Sweep) worked 3 furlongs in :37.80 at Thistledown. Stakes winner Nany's Sweep, dam of Cat Sweep, earned $499, 213. She has produced grade III winner She's Indy Money.
At Woodbine, Bellamy Blues (filly; Bellamy Road - Sara Six Pack by Saratoga Six) went 3 furlongs in :35.60.
Runbellamyrun (filly; Bellamy Road - Byebyebabybyebye by Glitterman) worked 3 furlongs in :38.20 at the Churchill Downs Training Center.
Break Up the Game (colt; Bernardini - Pennant Champion by Mr. Prospector) worked 3 furlongs in :38.69 at Belmont Park.
Barn Cat (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Elusive Gold by Strike the Gold) worked 3 furlongs in :35.60 at Thistledown.
Working 4 furlongs in :48.40 at Woodbine was Blindsidehit (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Heart Lake by Unbridled).
At Keeneland, Bluegrass Dreamer (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Spring Flight by Miswaki) went 3 furlongs in :38.40.
Statehood (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Heavenly Humor by Distorted Humor) went 3 furlongs in :37.60 at Niall Brennan Stables.
Bracket Buster (colt; Henny Hughes - Code of Love by Cryptoclearance) worked at Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs in :49.00.
Hughes Your Momma (filly; Henny Hughes - With Flair by Broad Brush) worked 3 furlongs in :36.51 at the Evangeline Training Center.
Star Dance M D (colt; Henny Hughes - Dance Alexa by Southern Halo) went 1 furlong in :13.60 at the Pegasus Thoroughbred Training Center.
At Golden Gate, Minutesandtouches (colt; Rockport Harbor - Flexible Princess by Honour and Glory) worked 4 furlongs in :47.60.