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May 28 Results

Louise Just Wins

Charm Candy (Candy Ride (ARG) - Miss Playbill by Theatrical (IRE)) and Fantastique (More Than Ready - Totally Crafty by Crafty Prospector) were scratched. Miracle Mouse (Concerto - Substitute Witness by Deputed Testamony) ran without shoes. Sugarbomb (Yes It's True - Nice Boots Baby by Storm Boot) took all the early action at the windows, but Reflate the Bubble (Langfuhr - Charismatic Lady by End Sweep) was favored at post time. Also getting attention were Tiz My Time (Sharp Humor - Tiz the Hour by Tiznow), by freshman sire Sharp Humor, and Just Louise (Five Star Day - Kings Lynn by Mt. Livermore). Tiz My Time looked good in the paddock. Sugarbomb was a little on edge. Both Reflate the Bubble and Just Louise made favorable impressions on the track. Sugarbomb acted up a bit as they neared the gate, but the load was fairly smooth. Tiz My Time broke on top, but Sugarbomb went by her for the early lead. Off a beat slow were Just Louise and Reflate the Bubble. Sugarbomb began to fade, and it was left to Just Louise, Reflate the Bubble, and Tiz My Time. Just Louise took over in the stretch, pulling away for a 3 1/4 length victory. Reflate the Bubble held off Tiz My Time for place, but the trainer of Tiz My Time (Ken McPeek) lodged an objection. It was sustained, and Reflate the Bubble was disqualified and placed third. Both Tiz My Time and Reflate the Bubble were green in the stretch, but Reflate the Bubble clearly interfered with her rival. Watch the Replay.

Result: May 28, 2010
Churchill Downs Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

Just Louise $8.00
Tiz My Time  
Reflate the Bubble  


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May 28 Three-Year-Old Results

Stakes Results

Liam's Dream (filly; Saint Liam - Danzig's Dreamer by Rubiano) was the 1-5 favorite in the 6 furlong Wonders Delight Stakes at Penn National. She raced a little off the pace early, then went between horses and came home strong for the victory. The final margin was only 2 1/2 lengths, but she won pretty easily. Liam's Dream now has 4 wins and 1 third in 5 starts, with earnings of $194,760. Watch the Replay.

Alex's Vision (colt; Afleet Alex - Urban Dancer by Citidancer) came flying late to just miss second in the 6 furlong Danzig Stakes at Penn National. Please, let's go more than 6 furlongs next time! The winner was Foreign Argument, who had to survive a claim of foul by the jockey of 2nd-place finisher Gator Bay. Favorite Turbo Speed finished last. Delaney's d'Lite (gelding; Afleet Alex - Dame d'Loc by Mt. Livermore) was scratched. Watch the Replay.

Other Three-Year-Old Results

Fed Up (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Perdition by Dixieland Band) got the job done in race 1 at Indiana Downs, a Maiden Claiming race taken off the turf and run on the main track. He stalked the early pace, took over on the turn, and held off all comers, despite trying to get out. Watch the Replay.

Afleetmovinangel (filly; Afleet Alex - Dance Awhile by Alleged) was the heavy favorite in race 4 at Lone Star Park, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight, but he chased the early pace and then weakened to third. Watch the Replay.

Lujack (gelding; Rock Hard Ten - To the Rainbow (FR) by Rainbow Quest) broke inward, bumped into an opponent, and was basically eased in race 9 at Louisiana Downs, a Maiden Special Weight run at a mile and 70 yards on the dirt. Watch the Replay.

Wonderboy Roy (gelding; Ghostzapper - Lady Shari by Judge T C) did not get in off the AE list for race 4 at Churchill Downs, a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race on the turf.

May 29 Three-Year-Old Entries

Stakes Entries

Stakes winner Bear's Hard Ten (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Playforme by Gone West) faces 5 in the 1 1/16 mile Marine Stakes at Woodbine. Post time is 3:24 PM ET. Bear's Hard Ten, who won the Display Stakes at Woodbine in 2009, most recently finished third in the 6 furlong Woodstock Stakes at Woodbine on April 25. Since then, he's worked a couple of times, including 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 at Woodbine on May 22. The Marine Stakes field also includes Essence Hit Man, who won the Woodstock Stakes, and the Queenston Stakes on May 15; Hotep, who most recently won the 1 1/16 mile Wando Stakes at Woodbine on May 8; Exhi, winner of the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) on April 17 at Keeneland, and the Rushaway Stakes on March 27 at Turfway Park; and Giant's Tomb, second behind Bear's Hard Ten in last year's Display Stakes.

Other Three-Year-Old Entries

Syo Defenceman (colt; Afleet Alex - Southern Sandra by Dixie Brass) runs in race 2 at Monmouth Park, a mile Allowance on the turf. Post time is 1:20 PM ET. Syo Defenceman, whose overall record is 2 wins and 2 seconds in 7 starts, disappointed last time out, finishing last after being part of the pace in a 1 1/8 mile turf Allowance at Belmont on May 20. He may have been compromised by the less than firm turf in that one.

Quechee (gelding; Afleet Alex - Tarika by Cozzene) is the 4-5 morning line favorite in race 6 at Colonial Downs, a 1 1/4 mile Maiden Special Weight on the turf. Post time is 3:15 PM ET. Quechee has run 4 times without placing, but has finished 4th in his last two races, at a mile and an eighth on the Tampa Bay turf on March 7, and at a mile and three-eighths on the Gulfstream Park turf on March 31.

Cat Ruler (colt; Kitten's Joy - Grindstone Lassie by Grindstone) runs in race 3 at Lincoln Race Course, a mile Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 3:52 PM ET. Cat Ruler has one second in 6 starts. Most recently, he was 7th in the 6 furlong Baxter Stakes at Fonner Park on April 17. 

Metallic Mist (colt; Saint Liam - Wear by Arch) goes in race 4 at Arapahoe Park, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Post time is 4:15 PM ET. Metallic Mist has one third in three starts. Last time out, he was 7th in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Sunray Park on May 1.

Marvelous Monkey (filly; Saint Liam - Liberty Flag by Kingmambo) is entered in race 14 at River Downs, a 7.5 furlong Claiming race on the turf. Post time is 5:28 PM ET. Marvelous Monkey broke her maiden in her 5th and most recent start, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming race on the dirt at River Downs on April 18.

It's the Big Cat (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sweeping Cat by End Sweep) runs in race 10 at Belmont Park, a Maiden Special Weight scheduled for 6 furlongs on the turf. Post time is 5:49 PM ET. It's the Big Cat has 2 seconds and 2 thirds in 8 starts. Last time out, he was 2nd in a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight on the turf at Belmont on May 7.

Joyce's Angel (filly; Afleet Alex - Aim for the Moon by Deputy Minister), Remarkable Rocket (filly; Afleet Alex - Bold World by Fortunate Prospect), and Inner Groove (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Secret Ballad by Saint Ballado) meet in race 11 at Monmouth Park, a mile and 70 yard Allowance contest. Post time is 5:50 PM ET. Joyce's Angel broke her maiden in her second and most recent start, a 7 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Tampa Bay Downs on April 3. Remarkable Rocket won her only start, a mile Maiden Special Weight at Monmouth Park back on July 29. Inner Groove has one win and one third in 5 starts. Last time out, she was 4th in a mile Allowance at Aqueduct on April 16.

Utopian (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Storm Alert by Storm Cat) and Colonel Mustard (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Wave On by Caveat) meet in race 5 at Hollywood Park, a Maiden Special Weight at a mile on the turf. Post time is 7:04 PM ET. Utopian is unraced. He was purchased for $360,000 as a weanling and $400,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Storm Alert. Storm Alert has produced 4 winners from 4 run, including stakes-placed Indy Trouble and Temper Temper. Colonel Mustard finished 7th in his only start, a 6.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Santa Anita on February 11.

Move On Up (gelding; Ghostzapper - Fluid Move by Nureyev) runs in race 6 at Penn National, a 6 furlong Claiming race. Post time is 8:34 PM ET. Move On Up has one win, one second, and three thirds in 7 starts. Last time out, he was 3rd in a 6 furlong Claiming race at Penn National on April 22.

R Luckyghost (gelding; Ghostzapper - Downtown Blues by Seattle Song) faces 8 in race 5 at Prairie Meadows, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 9:17 PM ET for this contest for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds. R Luckyghost has finished second twice in four starts, including in his most recent effort, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Prairie Meadows on May 14.

New Workers

May 27

New to this blog: Gavilan (colt; Rockport Harbor - Christmas Party by Wild Again) worked 4 furlongs in :50.00 at Arlington Park. He previously worked 3 furlongs in :36.00 on May 9, and 3 furlongs in :36.80 on May 2. Those works were also at Arlington Park. His is out of stakes-placed Christmas Party, who was a debut winner at 2. Christmas Party has produced 2 winners.

May 28

Joyous Music (filly; Bellamy Road - Pyrite Queen by Wavering Monarch) worked 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Calder. She is out of the winning mare Pyrite Queen, who is a half sister to 2 winners.

Blue Grass Music (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Killoe by Kris S.) worked 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Santa Anita. Blue Grass Music sold for $100,000 as a yearling. Her dam, Killoe, is a half sister to 6 winners, including two grade III stakes-placed horses.

Stamp of Approval (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Seeking Success by Seeking the Gold) went 4 furlongs in :50.60 at Thistledown. He is out of the winning mare Seeking Success, who has produced 2 winners.

Returning Workers

May 28

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

Bluegrass Chatter (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Chatter Chatter by Lost Soldier) worked 3 furlongs in :35.60 at Pleasanton.

Also at Pleasanton, Milky May (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Cabo Sunrise by Elusive Quality) worked 4 furlongs in :48.00.

Purple Cat (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Swift Girl by Unbridled) went 3 furlongs in :39.00 at Vinery Stable.

At Keeneland, Face Card (colt; Henny Hughes - Watchfull by Notebook) went 3 furlongs in :38.00.

Burke's Book (colt; Rockport Harbor - Not for Turning by Deputy Minister) worked 3 furlongs in :39.60 at Vinery Stable.

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