A Delaware Duel for Pebs Hughes and Another Silver Oak

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Moment of Majesty (filly; Saint Liam - Lady Indy by A. P. Indy) finished second in the Woodbine Oaks, just a head behind winner Roan Inish.  Moment of Majesty now has 2 wins, 1 second, 2 thirds, and earnings of $231,782 in 8 starts. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Woodbine Oaks here.

Latika has all the Trix

Cat N Caboodle (Tale of the Cat - Hedge Ratio by Unbridled) was scratched. The public had trouble deciding between Latika (Wiseman's Ferry - Lady Chip by Dixie Union) and Pink Pallet (Include - Art Student by El Prado (IRE)), finally settling on Latika. Trix Are for Katz (Bluegrass Cat - Every Trick by Grand Slam) was 7-2. My Graduate (Lion Hearted - R. Ess V. P. by Press Card) was showing some spunk as they moved to the track, once there she got a nice warmup. Trix Are for Katz was swishing her tail in circles. Flies or nerves? I couldn't fault the favorites on looks. Trix Are for Katz was off slowly, but she soon picked it up. Latika broke on top and was soon open lengths in front. She was absolutely cruising on the front, and the jockey was barely moving. Pink Pallet made a nice move late up the rail to pick up the place, but there was no catching Latika. The winning margin was 7 lengths. I'm not sure what she beat, but she certainly looked good doing it. Trix Are for Katz outfought Ocala Barbie (Songandaprayer - Devilish Amour by Devil His Due) for third. Watch the Replay.

Result: June 14, 2010
Colonial Downs Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

Latika $4.20
Pink Pallet  
Trix Are for Katz  


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Diane's Grey Dawn Stands in Judgement

Songofthecity (Songandaprayer - Citiview by Citidancer) and Carcava's Hunt (Dove Hunt - Carcava by Gulch) were scratched, leaving a field of 5. Diane's Grey Dawn (Pomeroy - A Vision in Gray by Two Punch) was favored, but Launch Light Lady (Bright Launch - Velva by Gold Legend) received plenty of attention from the bettors as well. Judge This (Rockport Harbor - Selina Kyle by Storm Cat) was 6-1. She looked good in the paddock, and on the track. Actually, they all looked pretty good. Diane's Grey Dawn was on her toes from the time she got on the track, until they went into the gate. Launch Light Lady looked good as well. Diane's Grey Dawn broke on top, but Judge This wasn't far behind her. The continued in this order for a time, but Diane's Grey Dawn began to pull away in the stretch, as Judge This tired. Launch Light Lady came rolling late to make a race of it, but she ran out of real estate. Judge This kept third. Diane's Grey Dawn is winner number three for Pomeroy. Watch the Replay.

Result: June 14, 2010
Prairie Meadows Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

Diane's Grey Dawn $3.20
Launch Light Lady  
Judge This  


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A Delaware Duel for Peb Hughes and Another Silver Oak

June 15, 2010
Delaware Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
Post Time: 3:03 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Legacy Wildcat
2. Argentine Talisman
3. Peb Hughes
4. Another Silver Oak
5. Dylan the Deputy
6. Double Black

Two Maiden Watch horses in this 6 horse field. You have to like those odds. Both Maiden Watch horses are making their first starts. Peb Hughes (Henny Hughes - Race Artist by Mr. Prospector) has been working at Fair Hill and Delaware Park. Most recently, he went 4 furlongs in :49.40 at Delaware Park on June 12. Grade III winner Race Artist, dam of Peb Hughes, earned $168,796 and was placed at 2. She has produced 3 winners, including stakes winners Cherokee Girl and Cherokee Artist. One of Peb Hughes' siblings won at 2. Henny Hughes has had 6 runners which have started 8 total times, recording 2 seconds, 1 third, and $17,358. Grade I winner Henny Hughes won 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. Another Silver Oak (Bluegrass Cat - Off the Richter by Richter Scale) last worked at Saratoga on June 8, going 4 furlongs in :49.50. He sold for $170,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of grade III stakes-placed Off the Richter. Off the Richter is a half sister to 2 winners, including grade II winner Nightmare Affair. Bluegrass Cat's 9 runners have made 13 total starts, recording 4 wins, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, and earning $126,005. Two of his winners were debut winners.

Dylan the Deputy (Deputy Storm - Spirited Market by Marquetry) has run 3 times, finishing 3rd at 4.5 furlongs at Laurel on April 8, 2nd at 4.5 furlongs at Delaware Park on May 4, and 2nd at 5 furlongs at Delaware Park on May 29. He is by first-crop sire Deputy Storm. Deputy Storm has had one other runner, Twelve Pack Shelly, who has also run 3 times. Twelve Pack Shelly won her debut and then finished third in the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes (gr. III), and unplaced in the Polly Drummond Stakes. Stakes winner Deputy Storm won 2 races at 2, including the Tyro Stakes. Dylan the Deputy sold for $2,300 as a weanling, and $5,500 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Spirited Market. Spirited Market is a half sister to 4 winners, including Gallant Fighter, a grade III winner in Puerto Rico.

Argentine Talisman (Dehere - Tifonica (ARG) by Equalize) made his only start in the 4.5 furlong Par Four Stakes at Delaware Park on May 22, finishing 5th. He sold for $45,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Tifonica, who earned $140,381. Tifonica has produced Haimish Hy, who finished 2nd in the 2010 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III). Haimish Hy was a winner at 2. Tifonica is a full sister to 3 winners, and a half sister to 5 winners, including Tifosi, a group I winner in Argentina.

Unraced Legacy Wildcat (Forest Wildcat - Spirit of Wailea by Out of Place) sold for $35,000 as a yearling, and for $37,000 as a 2-year-old. He is a half brother to the winner Solid Citizen. Their dam, Spirit of Wailea, is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade II winner Choctaw Nation.

Also unraced is Double Black (Medaglia d'Oro - Border Bound by Boundary), who is out of stakes winner Border Bound. Border Bound won her only start at 2, and earned $217,014 in her career. Double Black is her first foal. Border Bound is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winners Departing Dream and Departing Cloud.

New Workers

June 14

White Rhino (colt; Rockport Harbor - Wildcat Princess by Forest Wildcat) worked 3 furlongs in :37.65 at Belmont. He sold for $25,000 as a yearling, and $150,000 as a 2-year-old, and is the first foal out of the winning mare Wildcat Princess. Wildcat Princess is a half sister to 5 winners.

Returning Workers

June 11

Around the Twig (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Fabulous Finish by Grand Slam) worked 3 furlongs in :43.00 at the Webster Training Center.

June 13

Scoville (colt; Bernardini - Chili Cat by Storm Cat) worked 3 furlongs in :37.02 at Belmont Park.

At Woodbine, Flo's Henny (filly; Henny Hughes - Clairlyn by Bold Executive) worked 3 furlongs in :37.20.

Also at Woodbine, Ice Crystal (filly; Henny Hughes - Seek by Devil's Bag) worked 4 furlongs in :48.80.

Lord Hennyson (colt; Henny Hughes - Ran for the Dough by Bertrando) worked at the Churchill Downs Training Center, 4 furlongs in :48.20. It was the fastest of 28 works at the distance.

Star Dance M D (colt; Henny Hughes - Dance Alexa by Southern Halo) went 3 furlongs in :38.80 at the Pegasus Thoroughbred Training Center.

Working 4 furlongs in :48.80 at Woodbine was Hughes Your Daddy (colt; Henny Hughes - Alycheer by Alydeed).

At Monmouth, Night Brigade (filly; Rockport Harbor - Speaking of Time by Gilded Time) worked 4 furlongs in :49.00.

Sebago Bay (colt; Rockport Harbor - Legit by Seattle Slew) worked 4 furlongs in :50.20 at Woodbine.

June 14

At Calder, Joyous Music (filly; Bellamy Road - Pyrite Queen by Wavering Monarch) worked 4 furlongs in :49.60.

A Z Warrior (filly; Bernardini - Carson Jen by Carson City) worked 4 furlongs in :47.60 at Santa Anita.

At Woodbine, Achieving (filly; Bernardini - Teeming by Storm Cat) worked 3 furlongs in :37.00.

Blue Laser (colt; Bluegrass Cat - With a Princess by With Approval) worked at Woodbine, 3 furlongs in :39.60.

Bluegrass Bull (colt; Bluegrass Cat - La Gomera (IRE) by Hamas (IRE)) and Garden Tour (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Winter Garden by Roy) worked 3 furlongs in :39.60 at Calder.

At Santa Anita, Retail (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Jill Robin L by Precocity) worked 4 furlongs in :49.80.

At Thistledown, Stamp of Approval (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Seeking Success by Seeking the Gold) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.80.

Zayda (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Winter Solstice by Unbridled) worked at Emerald Downs, 3 furlongs in :36.80.

At Keeneland, Face Card (colt; Henny Hughes - Watchfull by Notebook) worked 3 furlongs in :37.60.

At Monmouth, Harbor Breeze (colt; Rockport Harbor - Karaoke Dancer by Wall Street Dancer) worked 3 furlongs in :36.20.

Rockin Harbor (colt; Rockport Harbor - Java Jolt by Hennessy) worked 4 furlongs in :50.40 at Hollywood Park.

Sacred Class (filly; Rockport Harbor - Queen Evelyn by Hennessy) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 at Calder. It was the fastest of 11 works at the distance.

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