Spokesperson is an Arabian Star Seeking Oliver's Gold

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June 3 Three-Year-Old Results

Wonderboy Roy (gelding; Ghostzapper - Lady Shari by Judge T C) was scratched from race 3 at Woodbine, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight.

Three Inthe Kitty (filly; Kitten's Joy - Blues On Parade by Cure the Blues) was scratched from race 6 at Woodbine, a mile Allowance scheduled for the turf, but run on the main track.

Scottkeith'skitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Miss Bergdorf by Old Trieste) was scratched from race 3 at Presque Isle Downs, a 1 1/16 mile Claiming race.

Two-Year-Old Entry

Spokesperson is an Arabian Star Seeking Oliver's Gold

I don't usually preview races outside of North America, but since there are only 8 horses in this one, I thought I'd give it a whirl.

May 4, 2010
Goodwood 6.45
New Forests European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes of £6,000.00

6 furlongs
2-year-olds
Post Time: 1:45 PM ET

No. Horse
1. Arabian Star
2. Cadeaux Pearl
3. Frankish Dynasty
4. Neebras
5. Oliver's Gold
6. Reachforthebucks
7. Salvationist
8. Spokesperson

Godolphin's Spokesperson (Henny Hughes - Verbal by Kingmambo) debuts at 6 furlongs on the turf at Goodwood. He sold for $125,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of unraced Verbal. Verbal is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade II winner E Dubai and No Matter What, a grade I winner on the turf. Henny Hughes has had 4 runners, which have made 6 total starts, recording 2 seconds and earnings of $16,513. 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.

Also debuting in this one are Cadeaux Pearl (GB) (Acclamation (GB) - Anneliina (GB) by Cadeaux Genereux (GB)) and Frankish Dynasty (GER) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Fantastic Belle (IRE) by Night Shift). Cadeaux Pearl sold for $61,834 as a yearling, and for $104,908 as a 2-year old. He is a half brother to the winner Bonheurs Art, who was placed at 2. Anneliina, dam of Cadeaux Pearl, is a half sister to 5 winners. Frankish Dynasty is by first-year stallion Holy Roman Emperor. Holy Roman Emperor has had 20 runners which have made 36 combined starts, recording 6 wins, 8 seconds, 5 thirds, and $86,446 in earnings. Frankish Dynasty is out of the winning mare Fantastic Belle, who has produced 3 winners. Two of Frankish Dynasty's siblings won at 2. Fantastic Belle is a full sister to grade II winner Moon Solitaire, and a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winners Fantastic Bid, Fantastic Don, and Cape Tribulation; and group III winner Germano.

Neebras (IRE) (Oasis Dream (GB) - Crossmolina (IRE) by Halling) and Salvationist (GB) (Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Salvia (GB) by Pivotal (GB)) met at 6 furlongs at Newbury on May 14, with Neebras finishing second and Salvationist 13th. Neebras has no other starts. He sold for $125,315 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the winning mare Crossmolina. Crossmolina is a full sister to stakes winner Foodbroker Fancy, and a half sister to stakes winner Femme Fatale. Salvationist also ran in a 6 furlong race at Leicester on May 24, finishing 9th. He is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Salvia. Salvia is a half sister to 4 winners.

Oliver's Gold (GB) (Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Gemini Gold (IRE) by King's Best) is the only entrant with experience at Goodwood, having finished 5th at 6 furlongs on the course on May 22. He was a $142,024 yearling, and is out of group III stakes-placed Gemini Gold, who was a winner at 2. Gemini Gold is a half sister to 5 winners.

Arabian Star (IRE) (Green Desert - Kassiopeia (IRE) by Galileo (IRE)) also finished 5th in his only start, a 6 furlong race at Haydock Park on May 28. He is the first foal out of the winning mare Kassiopeia. Kassiopeia is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Craft Fair.

Reachforthebucks (GB) (Phoenix Reach (IRE) - Miles (GB) by Selkirk) was 10th in his first and only start, a 6 furlong race at Nottingham on May 18. He is out of the unplaced mare Miles. Miles is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Norwegian Pride.

June 4 Three-Year-Old Entries

Stakes Entry

Krypton (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Freedom Reigns by Unbridled's Song) runs in the Hill Prince Stakes (gr. III) at a mile on the Belmont turf. Post time is 2:36 PM ET. Krypton has 2 wins and 1 second in 8 starts, including a maiden victory at a mile on the Belmont turf. Most recently, he was 9th in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) on the Keeneland Polytrack on April 17. He's had several works since then, including 4 furlongs in :47.36 at Belmont on May 29. Favoritism in the Hill Prince will probably go to undefeated Nordic Truce, who won both the Dania Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park, and the Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland. Both of those were on the turf. Read more about the Hill Prince here.

Other Three-Year Old Entries

Shirley She Can (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Party Chatter by Pleasant Colony) goes in race 5 at Belmont, a Maiden Special Weight at 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Post time is 3:08 PM ET. Fantasma (filly; Ghostzapper - Cindy's Hero by Sea Hero) is an MTO entrant for this race. Shirley She Can has run twice, finishing 3rd at 6 furlongs at Gulfstream Park on March 5, and 4th at a mile at Churchill Downs on April 30. Both starts were on the dirt. Fantasma finished 4th in her lone start, a 1 3/16 mile contest at Keeneland on April 21.

Gaucho (colt; Ghostzapper - Fashion Cat by Forest Wildcat) runs in race 10 at Calder, a 7 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 5:14 PM ET. Gaucho has run three times without placing. He was 4th in his last two starts, including a 5 furlong turf race at Calder on May 22.

Azurite (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Aztec Pearl by A. P. Indy) takes on 5 in race 7 at Churchill Downs, a 1 1/16 mile Allowance/Optional Claiming race. Post time is 5:52 PM ET. Azurite broke her maiden in her second and most recent start, a mile Maiden Special Weight at Churchill on April 30.

Hot Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Tabby Cat by Tabasco Cat) and Quick Breeze (filly; Ghostzapper - Quick Temper by A. P. Indy) meet in race 7 at Arlington Park, a 1 1/16 mile Allowance/Optional Claiming race on the turf. Post time is 7:00 PM ET. Hot Kitten broke her maiden last time out, winning a mile Maiden Claiming race on the Arlington Park Polytrack on May 16. She also has one second to her credit. Quick Breeze has one win and one second in 6 starts. Most recently, she was 4th in a 7 furlong Allowance at Churchill Downs on May 6.

Ghost Shopper (colt; Ghostzapper - Shop Till You Drop by Thunder Gulch), Seruni (colt; Saint Liam - Lady Melesi by Colonial Affair), Cascabella (filly; Afleet Alex - Island Rhythm by Skip Trial), and Trinity Run (colt; Ghostzapper - Lake Windermere by Fit to Fight) are all entered in race 11 at Churchill Downs, a Maiden Special Weight scheduled for a mile on the turf. Post time is 7:54 PM ET. Ghost Shopper is in the main field, the rest are MTOs. Ghost Shopper has run twice, most recently finishing 2nd at 7 furlongs on a sloppy Churchill Downs track on May 16. Seruni has run once, finishing 4th at 7 furlongs on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs on May 16 (not the same race that Ghost Shopper was in). Cascabella was third in her only start, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Belmont on May 9. Trinity Run has one second and two thirds in three starts. His last race was on April 29, when he was 2nd in a mile Maiden Claiming race at Churchill Downs.

Vivacious Anna (filly; Afleet Alex - Petite Chatte by Storm Cat) faces 9 in race 5 at Mountaineer, a 6 furlong Claiming race. Post time is 8:40 PM ET. Vivacious Anna has 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 1 third in 11 starts. She finished 9th in her last start, a 6 furlong Claiming race at Mountaineer on May 16.

Returning Workers

June 3

At Woodbine, Bellamy Blues (filly; Bellamy Road - Sara Six Pack by Saratoga Six) worked 4 furlongs in :47.20.

Working 3 furlongs from the gate at Keeneland was Scoville (colt; Bernardini - Chili Cat by Storm Cat), who went in :36.00.

To Honor and Serve (colt; Bernardini - Pilfer by Deputy Minister) worked 4 furlongs in :49.00 at Saratoga.

At Pleasanton, Bluegrass Chatter (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Chatter Chatter by Lost Soldier) worked 4 furlongs in :50.00.

Bluegrass Dreamer (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Spring Flight by Miswaki) worked at Saratoga, 3 furlongs in :40.80.

At Calder, Passionate Cat (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Love At Noon by Afternoon Deelites) worked 5 furlongs in 1:05.60.

Rockin Harbor (colt; Rockport Harbor - Java Jolt by Hennessy) worked at Hollywood Park, 3 furlongs in :38.20.

Traverse Bay (colt; Rockport Harbor - Juliac by Accipiter) worked 4 furlongs in :48.80 at Keeneland.

At Monmouth, Where's the Beef (colt; Rockport Harbor - Clair de Lune by Regal Classic) worked 4 furlongs in :49.00.

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Fran Loszynski

Go Vivacious Anna, strut your stuff! Go for the Mountaineer!

Wishing Good Luck to everyone in the Belmont Stakes. My picks are

Ice Box, Drosselmeyer, Stately Victor and or First Dude. But I have a sneakey suspicion that Make Music For Me may be the surprise. This is a tough race to pick even though First Dude is favored with Ice Box. This is what makes horseracing fun when you don't know who to pick and the one you pick wins. Yeeehawh!!!

04 Jun 2010 8:04 AM

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