Thatagirl and a Bluegrass Dream

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Two-Year-Old Result

Tanzana Overpowers Lord Hennyson

The track was fast, and the only scratch was Golden Ron (Golden Missile - Reign of Tara by Beau Genius). Tanzana (Freefourinternet - Likely Suspect by Siphon (BRZ)) was favored, but Lord Hennyson (Henny Hughes - Ran for the Dough by Bertrando) was respected as well, going off at just a tick below 5-2. Among the first-timers, Stake Out (Mutakddim - Braggin Rights by Iroquois Park) received the most attention from the bettors. There was an abbreviated post parade on account of inclement weather. I'm not sure if there was a storm approaching or if they meant the heat. It was a sweltering night. Favorite Tanzana looked good on the track. Smart Alex's Posse (Afleet Alex - Sheriff's Posse by Silver Deputy) warmed up nicely, and Lord Hennyson looked ready to go. Stake Out was a little stubborn at the load. Tanzana outbroke the field, but Expecting Cash (Littleexpectations - Chenoa by Wild Again) came up the inside to join him. Lord Hennyson had a good position in third. Smart Alex's Posse, like many of the Afleet Alexes, broke slowly and was at the back. Tanzana and Expecting Cash battled for a time, then Tanzana pulled free from his rival. I thought that Lord Hennyson was in a perfect position, and it looked for a moment as if he would get by Tanzana. But, Tanzana had a lot left in the tank, drawing off to win by 7 lengths. Interesting that the exacta was made up of the only 2 horses who came into the race with experience. Watch the Replay.

Result: August 4, 2010
Hoosier Park Race 7
Maiden Special Weight

Tanzana $5.80
Lord Hennyson  
Expecting Cash  


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Other Two-Year-Old Result

Lamasaas (colt; Henny Hughes - Quick Feet by Dynaformer) finished second in a 6 furlong Maiden race at Pontefract on turf labeled good. He was left at the break, and seemed a bit rank while joining the fray. He made a move to get into second, but couldn't catch The Mellor Fella (GB) (Compton Place (GB) - Grande Terre (IRE) by Grand Lodge). Lamasaas was making his second start, after finishing 6th at 6 furlongs at Ffos Las on July 20. Thanks to K. Rob for alerting me to this result. View Race Details. Watch Replay.

Two-Year-Old Entries

Thatagirl is Simply Delightful for an Upper East Sider

August 5, 2010
Saratoga Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 3:15 PM ET HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Maple Forest
2. Inflation Hedge
3. Cedar Grove
4. Deja Blu
5. Elusive Raven
6. Upper East Sider
7. Simply Delightful
8. Playing Pirates
9. Arabian Song
10. Thatagirl
AE Maria's Luck
AE Cabriole

Thatagirl (Henny Hughes - Miss Bridget Jones by Peaks and Valleys) makes her first start in this 5 furlong contest at Saratoga. She has had several works at the track, including 3 furlongs in :36.40 on July 28. Thatagirl is out of stakes winner Miss Bridget Jones, who won her only race at 2, and who earned $146,652 in her career. Miss Bridget Jones is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to one winner. Henny Hughes has had 16 runners, which have started 28 total times, recording 2 wins, 8 seconds, 2 thirds, and $81,808 in earnings.

Playing Pirates (Distorted Humor - Be Gentle by Tale of the Cat) and AE entrant Maria's Luck (Halo's Image - Marchella by King of Kings (IRE)) finished 2nd and 6th at 5.5 furlongs on a sloppy track at Saratoga on July 23. Playing Pirates previously ran at Churchhill Downs, finishing 8th in a 4.5 furlong race on June 12. She brought $325,000 as a yearling, and is the third foal out of grade II winner Be Gentle. Be Gentle won 4 races at 2, including her debut, the Debutante (gr. III), the Alcibiades (gr. II), and the Golden Rod (gr. II). Maria's Luck also did her previous running at Churchill Downs, taking 5th in a 4.5 furlong race on June 24. She sold for $3,500 as a weanling, and for $21,000 as a 2-year-old, and is the first foal out of the winning mare Marchella. Marchella is a half sister to 2 winners.

The rest are unraced, including Inflation Hedge (Badge of Silver - Royal Veagess by Rock Royalty), who is by freshman sire Badge of Silver. Badge of Silver's 15 runners have made 31 combined starts, recording 7 wins, 4 seconds, 3 thirds, and $152,600 in earnings. Inflation Hedge sold for $50,000 as a yearling, and for $325,000 as a 2-year-old. Stakes winner Royal Veagess, dam of Inflation Hedge, won 2 races at 2, including her debut, and earned $281,033 overall. Royal Veagess has produced 7 winners from 7 to run, including grade II winner Skipping Around. Skipping Around was a debut winner at 2, and earned $259,604 in 13 starts. Another of Inflation Hedge's siblings was also a winner at 2.

Selling for $380,000 as a yearling was Elusive Raven (Elusive Quality - Summer Raven by Summer Squall), who is out of grade III winner Summer Raven. Summer Raven won 2 races at 2, including the Tempted Stakes (gr. III), and also finished 2nd in the Delta Princess and third in the Astarita Stakes (gr. III) that season. Summer Raven is the dam of grade III winner Winslow Homer, recent 9-length winner of the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga on August 1.

Arabian Song (Forestry - Prima Centauri by Distant View) sold for $40,000 as a yearling, and is a half sister to group II stakes-placed Bodes Galaxy, who was a winner at 2. Prima Centauri, dam of Arabian Song, is a half sister to 4 winners, including group I winner Etoile Montante.

Maple Forest (Forestry - Maple Syrple by American Chance) is the second foal out of stakes winner Maple Syrple, who won 2 races at 2, her debut and the Clarendon Stakes. Maple Syrple's first foal is group III winner Golden Century, who won his only race at 2.

Serenita, dam of Cedar Grove (Speightstown - Serenita (ARG) by Southern Halo), was a group I winner in Argentina and grade I stakes-placed in the U.S. She was also 3 for 3 at 2. Serenita has produced 2 winners, including Temecula Creek. Temecula Creek was a debut winner at 2, and has earned $264,469 through 2010.

Deja Blu (Seeking the Gold - Purrfectly by Storm Cat) is out of the winning mare Purrfectly. Purrfectly has produced 4 winners, including grade II winner Santa Catarina. Santa Catarina was a winner at 2, and also placed in grade I races three times that year, including 3rd in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Another sibling of Deja Blu was also a winner at 2.

Grade III winner Upper Noosh, dam of Upper East Sider (Forest Wildcat - Upper Noosh by Red Ransom), won the Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. III) at 2, and earned $290,215 in her career. Upper Noosh has produced 4 winners from 5 to run, including grade III stakes-placed Yield Bogey.

Simply Delightful (Speightstown - Above Perfection by In Excess (IRE)) is out of grade III winner Above Perfection. Above Perfection won her only race at 2, and earned $380,737 overall. Above Perfection has produced 4 winners from 4 to run, including grade I winner Hot Dixie Chick. Hot Dixie Chick won 3 out of 4 starts at 2, including the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) and the Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III). She has earned $343,252 through 2010.

AE entrant Cabriole (Flatter - Storm Dancer by Always a Classic) is also unraced. She sold for $12,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Storm Dancer. Storm Dancer has produced stakes winner Smuggler's Hold, who won 2 races at 2, including his debut. Storm Dancer is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winners Field Cat and Estevan.

Bluegrass Dream Seeks an Inside Deal for Victory Baby

August 5, 2010
Arlington Park Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

About One Mile Turf
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 3:36 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Sweet Tizzy Lizzy
2. Inside Deal
3. Catch That Kitten
4. Victory Baby
5. Crepe Myrtle
6. Wildcat Miss
7. Bluegrass Dream
8. My Kentucky Breeze

Bluegrass Dream (Bluegrass Cat - Dreambride by Unbridled's Song) makes her debut on the turf at Arlington. She has been working at Keeneland, including 5 furlongs in 1:05.60 on July 31. She is the second foal out of the unplaced mare Dreambride. Dreambride is a full sister to two winners, including grade II stakes-placed Unbridled Beauty; and a half sister to Tax Refund, a stakes winner on the turf and dirt. Bluegrass Cat's 27 runners have made 49 total starts, recording 10 wins, 6 seconds, 6 thirds, and $301,285 in earnings.

The only filly with turf experience is Sweet Tizzy Lizzy (Tiznow - Sweet November by Storm Cat), who was 3rd in a 5 furlong turf race at Arlington Park on July 11. Previously, she ran on the dirt at Prairie Meadows, finishing 2nd on May 13 and 3rd on May 31. Those starts were both at 4.5 furlongs. Sweet Tizzy Lizzy is a half sister to the turf winner Grande Aphrodite. Their dam, Sweet November, is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade III turf winner Outperformance and grade I winner Richter Scale.

Inside Deal (More Than Ready - No Mud On Me by Great Above) and Crepe Myrtle (Purge - Myrtle Beach by Kingmambo) finished 2nd and 7th in a 5 furlong contest on the Polytrack at Arlington Park on July 8. It was the first and only start for both. Inside Deal is a half sister to 4 winners, and a full sister to stakes winner Frisco Star. Frisco Star won his only race at 2, and was also a winner on the turf. Another of Inside Deal's siblings also won on the turf. No Mud On Me, dam of Inside Deal, is a half sister to 10 winners, including stakes winners Love Triangle and Bear On. Crepe Myrtle sold for $30,000 as a yearling. She is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Barcola. Barcola was a winner at 2, and has earned $505,591 through 2010. Myrtle Beach, dam of Crepe Myrtle, is a 6 winners, including turf stakes winner Charley Tango.

Catch That Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Caught in a Pinch by Stormy Atlantic) and Wildcat Miss (Margie's Wildcat - Miss Flame Thrower by Flame Thrower) finished 2nd and 4th in a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Arlington on June 27. Catch That Kitten subsequently finished 2nd on July 18, that race was also at 5 furlongs at Arlington Park. She is out of the mare Caught in a Pinch, who won her only race at 2. Caught in a Pinch has produced the winner Kitten in a Pinch, a full brother to Catch That Kitten. Caught in a Pinch is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Di Colas Ex. Wildcat Miss previously finished 3rd in a 4.5 furlong race at Arlington on June 6. She is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Miss Flame Thrower. Miss Flame Thrower is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Squeeze the Breeze and A Wild Past, a stakes winner on the turf and dirt.

My Kentucky Breeze (Ecton Park - Athruz Breeze by Alphabet Soup) also ran on June 27 at Arlington Park, but in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race. She then ran in a mile Maiden Special Weight at Prairie Meadows on July 23, finishing 3rd. She is the only entrant who has been a mile. She is the second foal out of the unraced mare Athruz Breeze. Athruz Breeze's first foal, Circleboundbay, is a winner on the turf. Athruz Breeze is a half sister to 11 winners, including grade III winner Top Notch Lady, who was also grade III stakes-placed on the turf.

Victory Baby (Victory Gallop - Holdthebaby by Marquetry) was 6th in her only start, a 5 furlong contest at Arlington Park on July 5. She is out of the turf winning mare Holdthebaby, who has produced 3 winners. One of Victory Baby's siblings was a winner on the turf at 2. Holdthebaby is a half sister to 5 winners.

Returning Workers

August 3

At Mountaineer, Miss Maddy Moo (filly; Bellamy Road - Rajadiddle by Raja's Revenge) worked 3 furlongs in :39.20.

August 4

Appian Way (colt; Bellamy Road - Roman Jet by Roman Diplomat) went 4 furlongs in :50.00 at Monmouth Park.

At Belmont Park, Bellamy Brew (colt; Bellamy Road - Little Dickens by Maria's Mon) went 3 furlongs in :36.88.

Also at Monmouth, Bellamy's Boss (colt; Bellamy Road - Divine Shadow by Capote) worked 3 furlongs in :35.40.

Soul Silence (colt; Bernardini - Valid Blend by Valid Appeal) worked 4 furlongs in :51.55 at Saratoga.

Wilburn (colt; Bernardini - Moonlight Sonata by Carson City) worked on the muddy training track at Saratoga, 4 furlongs in :50.25.

Bluegrass Dreamer (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Spring Flight by Miswaki) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.80 at Woodbine.

Bluegrass Jet (colt; Bluegrass Cat - License Free by Miswaki) worked on the turf training course at Saratoga, 5 furlongs in 1:00.85.

At Emerald Downs, Boogie to Seattle (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Exogenetic by Unbridled's Song) went 4 furlongs in :50.50.

At Del Mar, Retail (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Jill Robin L by Precocity) went 3 furlongs in :36.40.

All Quiet (filly; Henny Hughes - Quiet Rumour by Alleged) worked 4 furlongs in :51.02.

At Delaware Park, Dalamar (colt; Henny Hughes - Dutchess Mojo by Deputy Minister) worked 4 furlongs in :49.20.

Debbie's Ferrari (filly; Henny Hughes - Silver and Jade by Jade Hunter) worked at Emerald Downs, 4 furlongs in :50.40.

At Arlington Park, Face Card (colt; Henny Hughes - Watchfull by Notebook) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.00.

This Time (filly; Henny Hughes - Switch Lanes by Deerhound) worked at Woodbine, 4 furlongs in :50.40.

Wear Red (filly; Henny Hughes - Aldebaran Light by Seattle Slew) worked at Belmont, 4 furlongs in :51.50.

At Hoosier Park, Rock the Harbor (colt; Rockport Harbor - Brave the Storm by Storm Cat) went 4 furlongs in :47.60.

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