Rockport Radiance will Show Honest Grit


Secret Ride Blue 'Em Away

Ellenberger Park (Tenpins - Perth Lassie by On Target) was scratched, but his entrymate Prize N Shine (Pure Prize - Bright and Shiny by El Prado (IRE)) ran. Witty Kitty (Tactical Cat - Humorus Distortion by Distorted Humor) took the early money, but first-timer Secret Ride (Silver Train - Best in the West by Gone West) was favored at post time. Blue 'Em Away (Bluegrass Cat - Alcina by Kingmambo) was 9-2. Prize N Shine didn't look particularly happy to be getting a rider. Sooner Shaker (Two Punch - Sconneltown Road by Ack Ack) had some energy, and Secret Ride was looking good as they went to the track. The load was a bit of an adventure. Blue 'Em Away acted up, River City Gem (Perfect Soul (IRE) - Dancing Marrea by Lord At War (ARG)) reared, and Witty Kitty was restless, before and after the load. He broke ok, but drifted outward. Sooner Shaker was on top early, pressed by Secret Ride. Blue 'Em Away settled off the pace. He made a big move on the turn, and hit the lead, but he couldn't sustain it. Instead, Secret Ride spurted away to win by 7 3/4 lengths. River City Gem moved into second, and Prize N Shine took third from a tiring Blue 'Em Away, who finished fourth. Secret Ride is the third winner for freshman sire Silver Train. Watch the Replay.

Result: June 17, 2010
Churchill Downs Race 2
Maiden Claiming ($40,000 - $35,000)

Secret Ride $5.00
River City Gem  
Prize N Shine  


Let's Get Fiscal Too Much for Sky Hosoya

I didn't see much of the preliminaries for this one, as I was watching Gavilan at Arlington Park. The only scratch was Networking (Officer - Zealous Connection by Unreal Zeal), her entrymate, Believe in A. P. (A. P. Indy - I Believe in You by Pleasant Tap), stayed in. First-timer Let's Get Fiscal (Bandini - Bouvet by Touch Gold) was favored. Sky Hosoya (Bluegrass Cat - T. K. O. Lady by Two Punch) went off at 2-1. Miss Dixie Halo (Dixieland Band - Miss City Halo by Carson City) acted up at the load. Evangelical (Speightstown - Evangelizer by Saint Ballado) outbroke the field, but Let's Get Fiscal and Sky Hosoya soon got involved. Let's Get Fiscal moved even with Evangelical, and then moved on by, pulling away to a 5 1/2 length victory. Evangelical held second over Avanta (Dixie Union - Burnished Miss by Wild Again), who was making up ground late. Sky Hosoya tired to 5th. Let's Get Fiscal is winner number one for Bandini. Watch the Replay. Read more about Let's Get Fiscal here.

Result: June 17, 2010
Belmont Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

Let's Get Fiscal $5.80


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Gaby's Guy Says Goodbye to Gavilan

Tank's Letter (Menhal - Chain Letter by Tank's Number) was scratched. Favoritism bounced around a bit, and finally settled on Gavilan (Rockport Harbor - Christmas Party by Wild Again). Second-choice went to the only filly in the race, Jill (Yonaguska - Gods Ear by Unusual Heat). I kind of liked the look at Tigers Last (Explicit - Tigers Wish by Tiger Ridge), and Gaby's Guy (Forest Grove - Lady Caveat by Caveat) caught my eye as well. Gavilan looked ready in the post parade. Lots of action at the load. Tigers Last dumped his rider and ran off. He was caught after running a couple of furlongs. Then, Jill got loose. She didn't so much as run away, as prance away, and was quickly knabbed. Gavilan seemed calm and collected amid the chaos. Jill continue to act up as she was loaded. Tigers Last and Gaby's Guy battled for command early. Gibby's Tornado (Bright Launch - Crafty Ana by Crafty Friend) and Jill were chasing. Gaby's Guy pulled away in the stretch, building up a 5 length lead. Longshot Mentiroso (Halo's Image - Va Va Voom by Dixieland Band) put a little dent in the margin late, but Gaby's Guy was home free. Fire Road (Devil His Due - Femmette by His Majesty) did some running late to pick up third. Gavilan broke slowly and was never really involved, finishing seventh. Gaby's Guy is the second winner for Forest Grove from 4 starters. Watch the Replay.

Result: June 17, 2010
Arlington Park Race 2
Maiden Claiming ($25,000 - $20,000)

Gaby's Guy $15.60
Fire Road  


Other 2-Year-Old Result

Champagne Mojito (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Madame Modjeska by Danzig) finished 5th of 9 in a 6 furlong Maiden race at Leopardstown. It was his second start. First time out, he finished 8th in a 7 furlong race at Leopardstown on June 10.

Two-Year Old Entries

Rockport Radiance will Show Honest Grit

June 18, 2010
Penn National Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

4.5 furlongs
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 7:19 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Fiddlerfromdelphi
2. Rory's Dividend
3. Include Me Sir
4. Battle M's Seattle
5. Rockport Radiance
6. Tomica's Spirit
7. Honest Grit
8. Warmwoolenmittens
9. Music Club Belle

Rockport Radiance (Rockport Harbor - Saint Kaytie by Captain Bodgit) is scheduled to make her first appearance at Penn National, running 4.5 furlongs. She has been working at Philadelphia Park, including 4 furlongs in :49.10 on June 12. Rockport Radiance is out of the winning mare Saint Kaytie, who was a winner at 2. Saint Kaytie has produced 3 winners from 4 to run, including stakes-placed Brown Eyed Belle. Two of Rockport Radiance's siblings were debut winners at 2. Saint Kaytie is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Gotthard and grade I winner Kip Deville. Rockport Harbor's 6 runners have run 9 total times, recording 2 thirds and $19,415.

Tomica's Spirit (Officer - Silvercity Lady by Silver Charm) and Warmwoolenmittens (Medallist - Wild Roan by Wild Rush) finished 4th and 6th in a 5 furlong race at Monmouth Park on June 5. It was the first and only start for both. Tomica's Spirit sold for $10,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Silvercity Lady, who was a winner at 2. Silvercity Lady has produced 2 winners. Silvercity Lady is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Simply Because. Warmwoolenmittens is a half sister to the winner Wild Irish Rogue, who was a winner at 2.

Battle M's Seattle (Chief Seattle - Winloc's Lady Love by Compliance), who is part of an entry with Warmwoolenmittens, finished 2nd in her debut at Penn National at 4.5 furlongs on May 26. She then ran 5 furlongs on the turf at Colonial Downs on June 5, finishing 4th. Battle M's Seattle sold for $2,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Winloc's Lady Love. Winloc's Lady Love has produced 2 winners, one of which won at 2. Winloc's Lady Love is a half sister to 11 winners, including stakes winner Winloc's Glorious.

Include Me Sir (Include - Sir Harriett by Sir Harry Lewis) finished 7th in both of her starts, the 4.5 furlong Polly Drummond Stakes on May 15, and a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight on May 26. Both starts were at Delaware Park. She is out of the winning mare Sir Harriett. Sir Harriett has produced 7 winners from 8 to run, including stakes winners Overpass and Sir Five Star.

Fiddlerfromdelphi (Roaring Fever - Kleines Haus by Moscow Ballet) has run once, finishing 7th in a 4.5 Maiden Claiming race at Penn National on June 8. She is a half sister to 2 winners, one of which won at 2. Kleines Haus, dam of Fiddlerfromdelphi, is a half sister to 3 winners, including Shicklah, a group II winner in Germany.

Unraced Honest Grit (Consolidator - True Grit by Woodman) sold for $85,000 as a yearling. She is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Cogburn. True Grit, dam of Honest Grit, is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Makinanhonestbuck, and grade III winners Hot Novel and Legislator.

Debuting Music Club Belle (Songandaprayer - Jazzitup by Dixieland Band) brought $62,000 as a yearling, and is a half sister to 3 winners. One of her siblings won at 2. Her dam, Jazzitup, is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner My Pal Lana.

Also entered in this one is Rory's Dividend (Eurosilver - Da's Mimi by Imperial Falcon), who is part of an entry with Honest Grit. Rory's Dividend finished 6th in Sky Hosoya's race at Belmont on June 17, and will most likely be scratched at Penn National. She previously was 6th at Churchill Downs on May 7. She sold for $17,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Da's Mimi. Da's Mimi was a winner at 2, and has produced 7 winners. Rory's Dividend's siblings include Iztla, who was a winner at 2, and a group I winner in Mexico at 3.

Other Entry

Gold Pearl (colt; Henny Hughes - Gold Pattern by Slew o' Gold) runs at Newmarket in a 6 furlong Maiden race. This will be his second start. First time out, he finished 2nd in a 5 furlong race at Nottingham on June 2.

New Workers

June 16

Bellamy Flyer (colt; Bellamy Road - Highland Tootsie by Highland Blade) worked 4 furlongs in :51.42 at Belmont. He brought $55,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of the winning mare Highland Tootsie. Highland Tootsie has produced 6 winners, including stakes winner Highland Torree. Three of Bellamy Flyer's siblings won at 2.

Vintaggrace (filly; Bellamy Road - Fast Lover by Not For Love) worked 3 furlongs in :36.40 at Canterbury Park. She sold for $20,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Fast Lover. Fast Lover has produced 2 winners.

Wealthy Aviator (colt; Henny Hughes - Jera by Jeblar) worked 3 furlongs in :37.00 at San Luis Rey Downs. He is out of stakes winner Jera, who won 2 races at 2. Jera is the dam of 3 winners, including grade II winner Jeranimo.

June 17

Embellished (filly; Bellamy Road - Birthright by Belong to Me) worked 3 furlongs in :38.20 from the gate at Northlands Park. She sold for $1,700 as a weanling, and is a half sister to the winner Fame Game. Birthright, dam of Embellished, is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Stolen Title and grade II winner Fit for a Queen.

Returning Workers

June 16

Pixie Hollow (filly; Bernardini - Desert Queen by Wavering Monarch) worked 3 furlongs in :38.45 at Saratoga.

At Pleasanton, Bluegrass Chatter (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Chatter Chatter by Lost Soldier) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.20.

At Woodbine, Cobalt Cat (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Afternoon Dreams by Afternoon Deelites) worked 4 furlongs in :48.80.

Statehood (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Heavenly Humor by Distorted Humor) worked 4 furlongs in :49.20 at Churchill Downs.

At Saratoga, Wear Red (filly; Henny Hughes - Aldebaran Light by Seattle Slew) worked 3 furlongs in :37.35.

Duke of Del Rey (colt; Rockport Harbor - Queen Dido by Thunder Gulch) worked at Keeneland, 4 furlongs in :48.60.

Houston Harbor (colt; Rockport Harbor - Southern Tour by Tour d'Or) worked 4 furlongs in :51.20 at Churchill Downs.

Also at Churchill, Paging Penelopy (filly; Rockport Harbor - Liberada by Spend a Buck) worked 3 furlongs in :38.20.

June 17

Working 4 furlongs from the gate at Keeneland was Pace Lap (colt; Bernardini - Najecam by Trempolino), who went in :48.60.

Bluegrass Jet (colt; Bluegrass Cat - License Free by Miswaki) worked at Belmont, 3 furlongs in :38.40.

At Santa Anita, Blue Grass Music (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Killoe by Kris S.) worked 4 furlongs in :48.80.

At Monmouth Park, Moonshine Magic (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Rhum by Go for Gin) worked 4 furlongs in :50.40.

At Woodbine, Rockport Missile (colt; Rockport Harbor - Bienandanza by Bien Bien) worked 3 furlongs in :38.40.


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Nice to see a bunch of Rockport Harbors out there!

18 Jun 2010 7:47 AM

Let's Get Fiscal, was very impressive winner!  

18 Jun 2010 8:34 AM

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