Gold Pearl (colt; Henny Hughes - Gold Pattern by Slew o' Gold) broke well in the Gimcrack Stakes (Eng-II), and was in good position early, but then began to retreat. He beat 2 to finish 9th. The winner was Approve (IRE) (Oasis Dream (GB) - Wyola by Sadler's Wells), who overtook Crown Prosecutor (IRE) (Exceed And Excel (AUS) by Miss Brief (IRE)) late. Sir Reginald (GB) (Compton Place (GB) - Clincher Club by Polish Patriot) ran on well for third. Favorite Temple Meads (GB) (Avonbridge (GB) - Harryana (GB) by Efisio (GB)) was fourth. Approve previously won the Norfolk Stakes (Eng-II) at Ascot. View Race Details.
Garden Tour is Theslayerinthelane at Midnight Madness
August 19, 2010
Calder Race 1
Maiden Claiming ($32,000)
Post Time: 1:10 PM ET HRTV
Garden Tour (Bluegrass Cat - Winter Garden by Roy), who was scratched on August 13 at Calder, will attempt once again to make his second start. Interestingly, this race is a higher class than the one he was scratched from. First time out, he finished 4th on a sloppy track at 5 furlongs at Calder on July 23. He was favored in that race, started slowly, moved into contention, and then weakened a bit. He was claimed out of the race. Garden Tour has worked a couple of times since then, including 5 furlongs in 1:05.00 at Calder on August 14. Grade III winner Winter Garden, dam of Garden Tour, won her first 2 races at 2, and earned $902,788 in her career. She has produced one winner, the Speightstown 4-year-old gelding Outta Speight. Winter Garden is a half sister to 2 winners. Bluegrass Cat's 31 runners have made 60 total starts, recording 12 wins, 7 seconds, 6 thirds, and $350,730 in earnings.
Imperial Czar (Imperialism - Evil Eyed Czarina by Carson City) is the veteran of the group, having started 5 times. He has finished second three times, including in his last two: a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race on July 11, and a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race on August 1. All of his starts have been at Calder. Imperial Czar is a half brother to 2 winners, stakes-placed Shaealltheway and Roarin Tigress, who won 4 races at 2. Evil Eyed Czarina, dam of Imperial Czar, is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Summer Prince.
Chon (Burning Roma - Cho Chang by Unaccounted For) has run twice, finishing 2nd at 5.5 furlongs on June 26, and 5th at 6 furlongs on July 17. Both starts were in Maiden Special races at Calder. He is the second foal out of stakes-placed Cho Chang. Her first foal, the winner Chang, is a full sister to Chon. Cho Chang is a half sister to 5 winners.
Aldomear (Act of Duty - Lerma by Unbridled) has started once, finishing 5th in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Calder on July 30. He is a half brother to 4 winners, including stakes winner La Chica Sensual. La Chica Sensual won 4 races at 2, including 2 stakes, and has earned $379,595 through 2010. Lerma, dam of Aldomear, is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes-placed Julies Love Letter.
Midnight Madness (Burning Roma - Proud Royale by Proud Birdie) made his lone start on July 24 at Calder, finishing 6th in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race. He is a half brother to 5 winners, including stakes winner Fearless Eagle. One of his siblings won at 2. His dam, Proud Royale, is a half sister to 6 winners.
Another with one start is Theslayerinthelane (Peace Rules - Moonshine Girl by Shadeed), who finished 7th in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Calder on August 6. He sold for $12,000 as a yearling, and for $23,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of Moonshine Girl, who was a winner at 2, and also group III stakes-placed that season. Moonshine Girl has produced 2 winners, both of which won at 2.
Raging Six (Don Six - Raging Glory by Lil's Lad) and Papa Ralla (Hold That Tiger - Deer Valley Girl by Rahy) are both unraced. Raging Six is the second foal out of Raging Glory, who was a winner at 2. Her first foal was a winner at 2. Raging Glory is a half sister to 2 winners. Papa Ralla is out of the winning mare Deer Valley Girl, who has produced 3 winners. All three of Papa Ralla's winning siblings won at 2. Deer Valley Girl is a half sister to 6 winners, including group II winner Desert Team and grade I winner Bemissed.
Major Duomo is Banned from Running Tap
August 19, 2010
Saratoga Race 2
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 1:35 PM ET HRTV/TVG
||Rock Hard Nicky
||It's Truly Ahvee
Major Duomo (Bernardini - Karis Makaw by Charismatic) makes his second start in this 5.5 furlong contest at Saratoga. In his first start at 6 furlongs on July 31 at Saratoga, he was up close early before tiring to finish 10th (last). Since then, he worked 4 furlongs in :47.49 at Saratoga on August 9. Major Duomo sold for $400.000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of stakes winner Karis Makaw, who earned $159,182. Karis Makaw is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Nationhood and grade III stakes-placed Irtahal. Bernardini's 16 runners have 21 total starts, recording 5 wins, 5 seconds, and $135,698 in earnings.
Joe Vann (Silver Deputy - Polish Flower by Danzig) and Cherryzapper (Ghostzapper - Irish Cherry by Irish Open) finished 6th and 7th in a 5.5 furlong contest on a good track at Saratoga on July 24. Joe Vann has no other starts. He sold for $150,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of unplaced mare Polish Flower. Polish Flower is a half sister to 5 winners. Three of her winning siblings are by Silver Deputy, sire of Joe Vann. Cherryzapper has made 2 other starts, both at Louisiana Downs. He was 2nd in a 5 furlong Maiden race on June 13, and then finished 8th at 5 furlongs on the turf in the Minstrel Stakes on July 3. He is out of Irish Cherry, who earned $147,280. Irish Cherry has produced 7 winners, including grade I winners Spun Sugar and Daaher.
The others are unraced, including Justin Phillip (First Samurai - Ava Knowsthecode by Cryptoclearance), who is part of an entry with Joe Vann. Justin Phillip sold for $400,000 as a yearling, and is by first-crop sire First Samurai. First Samurai's 13 runners have made 25 combined starts, recording 5 wins, 3 seconds, 7 thirds, and $178,044 in earnings. Ava Knowsthecode, dam of Justin Phillip, was placed at 2 and grade III stakes-placed at 3. Overall, she earned $156,596. Ava Knowsthecode has produced 4 winners, including stakes winners Alex's Allure and Successful Mission, and grade II winner Keyed Entry. Three of Justin Phillip's siblings won at 2, including Keyed Entry. Keyed Entry was a debut winner at 2, and earned $322,852 overall.
Selling for $130,000 as a yearling was Banned (Kitten's Joy - Cardinalli by Capote), who is the second foal out of the winning mare Cardinalli. Cardinalli was a winner at 2, and is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Strollin Slew.
It's Truly Ahvee (Yes It's True - Vision Quest by Seeking the Gold) sold for $52,000 as a weanling, and for $100,000 as a yearling. He is the second foal out of the unraced mare Vision Quest. Vision Quest is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to 3 winners, including grade III winner Voodoo.
Running Tap (Tapit - Wild Flo by Wild Again) was a $90,000 yearling, and is a half brother to 2 winners, both of which won at 2. His dam, Wild Flo, was a winner, and is a half sister to 7 winners, including grade II winner Dream Play and grade I winner Diplomat Lady.
Emcee (Unbridled's Song - Surf Club by Ocean Crest) is out of the winning mare Surf Club, who won her only race at 2. Surf Club has produced 4 winners from 4 to run, including Baffled, who was a debut winner at 2, and also group III stakes-placed that year. Surf Club is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Dignified Donovan and grade I winner Awesome Humor. One of her winning siblings is by Unbridled's Song, sire of Emcee.
Rock Hard Nicky (Rock Hard Ten - Ioya Forever by Louis Quatorze) is out of the winning mare Ioya Forever, who earned $125,489. Ioya Forever is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade III winner Ioya Two and grade II winner Mystery Giver.
Three-Year-Old Stakes Entries
Draw a Blank (filly; Saint Liam - Forget About It (IRE) by Be My Guest) runs in the 1 1/16 mile Malvern Rose Stakes for Pennsylvania-breds at Presque Isle Downs. Post time is 7:35 PM ET.
Quechee (colt; Afleet Alex - Tarika by Cozzene) faces 10 in the 1 1/16 mile Lil E. Tee Handicap for Pennsylvania-breds at Presque Isle Downs. Post time is 8:00 PM ET.
Quartermaster (gelding; Henny Hughes - Life in Seattle by Unbridled) worked 4 furlongs in :49.95 at Saratoga. He is out of the winning mare Life in Seattle, who won her only race at 2. Life in Seattle has produced stakes-placed Edgewater and stakes winner Kona Blend. Kona Blend was a winner at 2, and earned $174,960 in his career.
Bellamy Flyer (colt; Bellamy Road - Highland Tootsie by Highland Blade) worked 4 furlongs in :50.50 at Saratoga.
Vintaggrace (filly; Bellamy Road - Fast Lover by Not For Love) worked 4 furlongs in :54.32 at Remington Park.
At Delaware Park, Watertown Road (filly; Bellamy Road - Earthly Angel by Crafty Prospector) went 4 furlongs in :50.60.
Littlegreatone (filly; Bernardini - Megahertz (GB) by Pivotal (GB)) worked at Fair Hill, 5 furlongs from the gate in 1:02.60.
Working 5 furlongs from the gate at Saratoga was Night Drive (filly; Bernardini - Belle Nuit by Dr. Carter), who went in 1:02.93.
Opening Move (colt; Bernardini - Show Me the Roses by Storm Cat) worked 4 furlongs in :48.46 from the gate at Saratoga.
Wilburn (colt; Bernardini - Moonlight Sonata by Carson City) worked from the gate at Saratoga, 4 furlongs in :48.33.
At Woodbine, Cobalt Cat (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Afternoon Dreams by Afternoon Deelites) went 4 furlongs in :49.20.
Enchante (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Wear by Arch) worked 4 furlongs in :49.24 at Saratoga.
Retail (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Jill Robin L by Precocity) worked at Del Mar, 3 furlongs in :36.40.
At Emerald Downs, Debbie's Ferrari (filly; Henny Hughes - Silver and Jade by Jade Hunter) worked 4 furlongs in :49.00.
Drumette (filly; Henny Hughes - Endless Parade by Williamstown) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.60 on the turf training course at Saratoga.
Father Hughes (colt; Henny Hughes - Ms. Patty B. by Grey Dawn II) worked at Fair Hill, 3 furlongs in :39.00.
At Fair Hill, Peb Hughes (colt; Henny Hughes - Race Artist by Mr. Prospector) went 4 furlongs in :50.20.
At Woodbine, This Time (filly; Henny Hughes - Switch Lanes by Deerhound) went 4 furlongs in :49.60.
At Churchill Downs, Majestic Harbor (colt; Rockport Harbor - Champagne Royale by French Deputy) went 3 furlongs in :36.40.
At Calder, Miss Tiny Rolecks (filly; Rockport Harbor - Tiny Watch by Paramount Jet) worked 3 furlongs in :37.20.
Rock N Cozy (filly; Rockport Harbor - Sari by Cozzene) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.10 at Saratoga.