May 20 Results
Weekend Wildcat Blue Right By
River City Gem (Perfect Soul (IRE) - Dancing Marrea by Lord At War (ARG)), Witty Kitty (Tactical Cat - Humorus Distortion by Distorted Humor), and Philippe (Mineshaft - Freedom of Speech by Danzig) were scratched. Fairview Heights (Distorted Humor - Platinum Heights by Storm Cat) took all the early money, but Weekend Wildcat (Lion Heart - Blushing Double by Candy Stripes) was the slight favorite at post time. Blue Right By (Bluegrass Cat - Shades of Grace by Seeking the Gold) was 11-1. Fairview Heights looked good in the paddock, but Blue Right By did not make a bad appearance. Razmataz (Forest Wildcat - Miss Cheektowaga by Crafty Friend) bucked as Jamie Theriot tried to mount, and was a bit unsettled on the track. Weekend Wildcat looked good warming up. There was reluctance all around at the load. Goodtimehadbyall (Quiet American - Miss Brickyard by A. P. Indy) caused a bit of a delay, and Weekend Wildcat reared out of the hand of the assistant starter. Victor Lebron, however, stayed on. Razmataz went to the early lead, but Weekend Wildcat was not far off. Blue Right By was off a little slowly. Razmataz and Weekend Wildcat stayed together until the stretch, when Weekend Wildcat pulled away. Picking up second late was Chipshot (Peace Rules - Chispiski by Appealing Skier). Blue Right By was never really involved, finishing 6th (last). Fairview Heights, the first-timer who took the early money, tired and finished 5th. Watch the Replay.
Result: May 20, 2010
Churchill Downs Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
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Wild Saint (colt; Saint Liam - Wild Snitch by Forest Wildcat)
stalked the pacesetter and then took over to break his maiden in race 3
at Charles Town, a 4.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Watch
Jeff's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sweet Baby Jane by Kingmambo) is now a perfect 2 for 2 with a victory in race 6 at Churchill Downs, a 1 1/16 mile Claiming race. This was kind of a strange race. He was far back early, as the first three runners left the field behind, he then made a big move wide on the turn and got to the front. However, he seemed to falter a bit after getting to the front, but rerallied to win by 3.5 lengths. Watch the Replay.
Kratisto (colt; Afleet Alex - Torch by Risen Star) finished 3rd in race 8 at Pimlico, a 1 1/16 mile Allowance race. Dontsellmetofelons, the half brother to I Want Revenge, was second. The winner was 4-year-old Winged Hero. Watch the Replay.
New Madrid (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Back to Earth by Theatrical (IRE)) went to the lead in his Allowance race on the turf at Belmont, sporting new blinkers. Syo Defenceman (colt; Afleet Alex - Southern Sandra by Dixie Brass) was right with him. They stayed that way for 6 furlongs, setting slow fractions, but both faded. New Madrid finished 5th and Syo Defenceman was 7th. The winner was Kindergarten Kid. HRTV reported that New Madrid will not run in the Belmont Stakes after today's turf performance. I was more puzzled by Syo Defenceman's performance than New Madrid's. After all, New Madrid was trying two new things: blinkers and turf. Watch the Replay.
My Alexis (filly; Afleet Alex - Saint's Play by Saint Ballado) was scratched from race 4 at Pimlico, a 1 1/16 mile Claiming race.
May 21 Entries
Hughes Your Momma?
May 21, 2010
Louisiana Downs Race 7
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 7:00 PM ET
||Dehere Me Now
||Hughes Your Momma
||Red Hot Deal
Hughes Your Momma (Henny Hughes - With Flair by Broad Brush) makes her first start going 5 furlongs at Louisiana Downs. She will be the second runner for Henny Hughes. His other runner, Champagne Tommie, has run 3 times, finishing 4th twice and 7th once. Grade I winner Henny Hughes won his first three races as a 2-year-old, including the Saratoga Special (gr. II) and the Tremont Stakes. He also finished 2nd in the Hopeful (gr. I), the Champagne (gr. I), and the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) that year. Overall, he earned $1,124,820 with 6 wins and 3 seconds in 10 starts. Grade III winner With Flair, dam of Hughes Your Momma, was a debut winner at 2, and earned $303,652 in her career. With Flair has produced the winner Daweyrr. Hughes Your Momma has been working at the Evangeline Training Center, including 3 furlongs in :36.51 on May 15.
Also by a first-crop sire is Candi's Kitten (Osidy - Heavenly Psalm by Distorted Humor), by Osidy. Osidy has had one runner, Miss Shakira, who finished 8th in her only start. Grade III winner Osidy won his first 2 starts at 2, and earned $297,187 overall. Candi's Kitten sold for $7,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the winning mare Heavenly Psalm. Heavenly Psalm is a half sister to 3 winners.
The only filly with experience is Shesatop Ridge (Ben's Ridge (GB) - Shesatop Spender by Spend a Buck), who has run 3 times. She finished 6th at Manor Downs on April 3, 7th on a sloppy track at Lone Star Park on April 18, and 8th on a fast track at Lone Star on May 8. All three were races were at 4.5 furlongs. Shesatop Ridge is a full sister to Austin Ridge, who was a winner at 2. Their dam, Shesatop Spender, is a half sister to one winner.
Top seller in the race is Explosive Elle (Forest Danger - Explosive Beauty by Proudest Romeo), who brought $40,000 as a weanling. She is out of stakes winner Explosive Beauty, who was a winner at 2. Explosive Beauty is a full sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Explosive Truth; and a half sister to 3 winners.
Mucho Mary (Good and Tough - A Lot of Mary by Clever Champ) sold for $14,500 as a yearling, and $28,000 as a 2-year-old. She is out of stakes winner A Lot of Mary, who earned $396,300. A Lot of Mary has produced 2 winners. A Lot of Mary is a half or full sister to 6 winners, including grade III winner Native Heir.
Dehere Me Now (Dehere - Maryland Parkway by Mogambo) is a half sister to 5 winners. Maryland Parkway, dam of Dehere Me Now, is a half sister to 11 winners, including stakes winners One Moment and Trainer Tee.
El Rebecca (El Corredor - Judaea by Relaunch) is a half sister to 2 winners, one of which was a debut winner at 2. Her dam, Judaea, is a full sister to stakes winner Turbo Launch; and a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Explosive Girl and grade II winner Dignitas.
Dixieland Bull (Holy Bull - Placid Star by Placid Fund) is the first foal out of stakes winner Placid Star. Placid Star was a debut winner at 2, and earned $265,600 in her career. Placid Star is a half sister to 2 winners.
Red Hot Deal (Ore Deal - Biscuit Eater by Kentucky Jazz) is the second foal out of the unraced mare Biscuit Eater. Biscuit Eater's first foal, Hot N Famous, was a winner at 2. Hot N Famous is a full sister to Red Hot Deal. Biscuit Eater is a full sister to one winner.
Ophiuchus (filly; Afleet Alex - Nymphenburg by San Romano) runs in race 2 at Woodbine, a mile and a sixteenth Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 1:28 PM ET. Ophiuchus finished 4th in her only start, a 6.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Woodbine on April 18.
Hunters Bay (colt; Ghostzapper - Smok'n Frolic by Smoke Glacken) goes in race 6 at Belmont Park, a 1 1/16 mile Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 3:40 PM ET. Hunters Bay has run once, making up some ground late to finish 5th at 6.5 furlongs at Gulfstream Park on April 10.
Sheltowee (gelding; Saint Liam - Crafty Oak by Crafty Prospector) faces 5 in race 3 at Arlington Park, a 1 1/16 mile Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 5:00 PM ET for this contest for Illinois-breds. Stakes-placed Sheltowee has finished second three times and third once in 10 starts. Last time out, he was 4th in a mile and 70 yard Maiden Special Weight at Hawthorne on March 28.
La Cloche (filly; Ghostzapper - Memories of Silver by Silver Hawk) is in the main field, and Fantasma (filly; Ghostzapper - Cindy's Hero by Sea Hero) is on the AE list for race 9 at Belmont Park, a Maiden Special Weight scheduled for a mile on the turf. Post time is 5:17 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. Fantasma's only start was at 1 3/16 miles at Keeneland on April 21, where she was 4th.
Furious Run (colt; Rock Hard Ten - One Dream Cat by Storm Cat) meets 7 in race 7 at Arlington Park, a Claiming race scheduled for a mile on the turf. Post time is 7:00 PM ET. Furious Run has one win and 3 seconds in 6 starts. Most recently, he was 2nd in a mile Claiming race on the turf at Gulfstream Park on April 15.
Trinity Run (colt; Ghostzapper - Lake Windermere by Fit to Fight) runs in race 11 at Churchill Downs, an Allowance scheduled for a mile on the turf. Post time is 7:54 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.
Jungle Lily (filly; Kitten's Joy - Raving by Dynaformer) is scheduled to debut in race 4 at Hastings, a 6.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 11:42 PM ET. Jungle Lily has been working at Hastings for some time, including 5 furlongs in 1:01.20 on April 25. She is out of the winning mare Raving, who has produced the winner Lexington Loverboy. Raving is a half sister to 3 winners.
Snap the Whip (colt; Henny Hughes - Tash Dash by Coronado's Quest) worked 4 furlongs in :55.80 at Delaware Park. Snap the Whip brought $575,000 as a yearling and is a half brother to winner Cat Dash. His dam, Tash Dash, is a half sister to grade III winner Elizabeth Bay and three other winners.
Sunday Punch (colt; Rockport Harbor - Our Dear Ruth by Baldski) worked 4 furlongs in :53.20 at Delaware Park. Sunday Punch sold for $190,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Our Dear Ruth, who was 2 for 2 at 2. Our Dear Ruth has produced stakes winner Talented.
At Keeneland, Repeat (filly; Bernardini - Letgomyecho by Menifee) worked 3 furlongs in :36.80.
To Honor and Serve (colt; Bernardini - Pilfer by Deputy Minister) worked 3 furlongs in :37.05 at Saratoga.
At Emerald Downs, Boogie to Seattle (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Exogenetic by Unbridled's Song) worked 3 furlongs in :40.40.
Hughes Your Daddy (colt; Henny Hughes - Alycheer by Alydeed) worked 3 furlongs in :37.60 at Woodbine.
Traverse Bay (colt; Rockport Harbor - Juliac by Accipiter) worked 4 furlongs in :49.80 at the Mercury Equine Center.