May 26 Results
Raised With Pride to be a Winner
A E Phi Sensation (Johannesburg - First Lady Blue by A. P. Indy) took the early money, but the entry of Private Sale (Thunder Gulch - Excellent Future by Royal Academy) and Mis Vizcaya (Successful Appeal - Look for Good by Unbridled's Song) was favored at post time. Par Lady (Borrego - Cape Town Lass by Horse Chestnut (SAF)), the first-timer by Borrego, wasn't given much of a chance at 35-1. Mis Vizcaya was a little aggravated as they put the saddle on. Raised With Pride (Proud Citizen - Raise Her Flag by Harlan) caught my eye in the paddock. A E Phi Sensation had good energy on the track, and Aphrodite Storm (Roar of the Tiger - Grandma Nena by Montbrook) looked ready, but I still thought Raised With Pride looked best. At the gate, Mis Vizcaya dumped her rider. They loaded her after some time sans jockey. They rest of the field appeared to be standing nicely. The start was fairly even, except for Mis Vizcaya, who half-reared and lost her rider (on the replay, you can see her rider go backwards as the field breaks). The assistant rider took hold and she did not join the field. On the early lead was Include Me Sir (Include - Sir Harriett by Sir Harry Lewis), who came up the rail to snag that spot from A E Phi Sensation. They stayed that way for awhile. In the stretch, Include Me Sir began to fade and A E Phi Sensation appeared poised to take charge. But, Raised With Pride came rolling on the outside to draw off for a nice 3 3/4 length victory. On the scene late was Par Lady, who took the show spot. Interestingly, the three experienced fillies in the race finished 6th, 7th, and didn't get out of the gate. There was a stewards inquiry regarding the start, but no action was taken. I wonder if Mis Vizcaya would have been declared a non-starter if she hadn't been part of an entry. Watch the Replay.
Result: May 26, 2010
Delaware Park Race 2
Maiden Special Weight
|Raised With Pride
|A E Phi Sensation
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May 26 Three-Year-Old Result
Lady Apple (filly; Saint Liam - Shot Gun Favorite by Eltish) finished 3rd in race 1 at Belmont Park, a 7 furlong Claiming race. She was just nipped for second at the wire. Watch the Replay.
May 27 Entries
Since ours are quiet again, I'll look at a 2-year-old race at Churchill Downs.
The Man Uptown is Singingmyhymnsong as Mr Tribute
May 27, 2010
Churchill Downs Race 1
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 12:45 PM ET HRTV
||The Man Uptown
Voyles (Officer - Yes It's Gold by Yes It's True) and Singingmyhymnsong (Songandaprayer - Start the Thunder by Thunder Gulch) finished 2nd and 6th in a 4.5 furlong race at Churchill Downs on April 28, behind the Bluegrass Cat colt Speed Demon. Speed Demon subsequently ran second in the Par Four Stakes at Delaware Park. Voyles previously finished 4th in a 4.5 furlong race at Keeneland on April 8. Stakes-placed Yes It's Gold, dam of Voyles, was a winner at 2, and earned $168,222 in 22 starts. Voyles is her first foal. Yes It's Gold is a half sister to 3 winners. Singingmyhymnsong has no other starts. He is the first foal out of the unraced mare Start the Thunder. Start the Thunder is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Prospector's Song, and grade II winners Silver Music and Musical Ghost.
The rest are unraced, including Mr Tribute (El Corredor - Amandas Bandit by Royal Academy), who brought $35,000 as a yearling and $150,000 as a 2-year old. He is a full brother to Darling Monique, who was a debut winner at 2 and stakes-placed at 3. Mr Tribute is also a half brother to stakes-placed Hathors Legacy. Amandas Bandit, dam of Mr Tribute, is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Lovely Amanda.
Selling for $115,000 as a 2-year old was The Man Uptown (Yonaguska - Hail the Flag by Devil's Bag), who is a half brother to the winner Tenoch. Tenoch was a debut winner at 2. Hail the Flag is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Rail and grade II stakes-placed Tourney.
Witty Kitty (Tactical Cat - Humorus Distortion by Distorted Humor) and Putitonwaynestab (Leestown - Leasears by Lear Fan) are a Merrill Scherer trained entry. Jamie Theriot is named to ride on both, so I wouldn't be surprised to see one scratched. Witty Kitty brought $9,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the unraced mare Humorus Distortion. Humorus Distortion is a half sister to 5 winners. Putitonwaynestab, who sold for $28,000 as a yearling, is out of the winning mare Leasears. Leasears has produced 4 winners. Leasears is a half sister to 7 winners.
Perregaux (Distorted Humor - Sweet Talker by Stormin Fever) is the first foal out of grade I winner Sweet Talker. Sweet Talker won 3 races at 2, including the Caressing Handicap. Overall, she earned $1,098,723, primarily on the turf. Sweet Talker is a half sister to 3 winners.
May 27 Three-year-old Entries
Trinity Run (colt; Ghostzapper - Lake Windermere by Fit to Fight) meets 5 in race 2 at Churchill Downs, a 7 furlong Starter Allowance. Post time is 1:17 PM ET. Trinity Run has run 3 times, with one win and 2 thirds. Most recently, he was 2nd in a mile Maiden Claiming race at Churchill on April 29, but was officially placed first.
Beyondallboundarys (filly; Saint Liam - In Secure by A. P. Indy) goes in race 8 at Churchill Downs, a 6.5 furlong Allowance race. Post time is 4:29 PM ET. Beyondallboundarys broke her maiden in her debut on April 2 at Hawthorne. She then returned to finish 6th in a 6.5 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Arlington Park on May 1.
Gatito's Alegria (filly; Kitten's Joy - More Than Sum by More Than Ready) runs in race 9 at Churchill Downs, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 4:59 PM ET. Gatito's Alegria has run 4 times, finishing third once. Last time out, she was 7th at 7.5 furlongs on the grass at Indiana Downs on May 5.
Best Actor (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Dance for Dixie by Unaccounted For) faces 8 in race 9 at Arlington Park, a mile Allowance/Optional Claiming race. Post time is 6:14 PM ET. Best Actor has one win, one second, and three thirds in 7 starts. Last time out, he was 3rd in a mile and a sixteenth Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Arlington Park on April 29.
Road Man (colt; Bellamy Road - Glimmer Twin by Kris S.) worked 3 furlongs in :36.60 at Mercury Equine Center.
Soul Silence (colt; Bernardini - Valid Blend by Valid Appeal) worked 3 furlongs in :38.30 at Saratoga.
Barn Cat (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Elusive Gold by Strike the Gold) worked at Thistledown, 3 furlongs in :38.20.
Wear Red (filly; Henny Hughes - Aldebaran Light by Seattle Slew) worked 3 furlongs in :37.40 at Saratoga.