Flodden at York

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Two-Year-Old Results

Aldomear Takes the Tour

The track was fast. Papa Ralla (Hold That Tiger - Deer Valley Girl by Rahy) was scratched, leaving a field of 7. Chon (Burning Roma - Cho Chang by Unaccounted For) was favored, but Imperial Czar (Imperialism - Evil Eyed Czarina by Carson City) took plenty of action as well. Garden Tour (Bluegrass Cat - Winter Garden by Roy) was 9-1. He had some spring in his step in the paddock. Chon looked good on the track, and debuter Raging Six (Don Six - Raging Glory by Lil's Lad) caught my eye. He was cold on the tote board, however, at 25-1. Midnight Madness (Burning Roma - Proud Royale by Proud Birdie) broke on top, but he was soon passed on the inside by Theslayerinthelane (Peace Rules - Moonshine Girl by Shadeed). Garden Tour stumbled after the start and trailed. Theslayerinthelane and Midnight Madness continued to battle up front, but Aldomear (Act of Duty - Lerma by Unbridled) made a move to take command. He had a host of pursuers, but found more for a 3 1/4 length victory. Imperial Czar and Raging Six were separated by a half length for second and third. Garden Tour didn't do much running after his stumble, but he did pass the early pacesetters Theslayerinthelane and Midnight Madness to finish 5th. Watch the Replay.

Result: August 19, 2010
Calder Race 1
Maiden Claiming ($32,000)

Aldomear $16.80
Imperial Czar  
Raging Six  


Running Tap Running Home

The track was fast, and Emcee (Unbridled's Song - Surf Club by Ocean Crest) and Joe Vann (Silver Deputy - Polish Flower by Danzig) were scratched. Justin Phillip (First Samurai - Ava Knowsthecode by Cryptoclearance), entrymate of Joe Vann, was favored. Major Duomo (Bernardini - Karis Makaw by Charismatic) was almost 5-1, down from his morning line of 15-1. He made a decent impression in the paddock. It's Truly Ahvee (Yes It's True - Vision Quest by Seeking the Gold) looked good as they headed to the track. Cherryzapper (Ghostzapper - Irish Cherry by Irish Open) acted up a bit at the load, and Running Tap (Tapit - Wild Flo by Wild Again) showed some reluctance at the gate. It's Truly Ahvee was unsettled in the gate, and broke slowly, spotting the field several lengths. Also having some trouble at the start was Rock Hard Nicky (Rock Hard Ten - Ioya Forever by Louis Quatorze), who lost his footing. Taking the lead was favorite Justin Phillip, with Banned (Kitten's Joy - Cardinalli by Capote) in pursuit. Running Tap was watching these two in third, and Major Duomo was in a good position in fourth. Running Tap made a move on the outside, and hit the lead. He pulled away for a 2 1/2 length win. Justin Phillip held second, and It's Truly Ahvee and Rock Hard Nicky were noses apart in third and fourth. Major Duomo retreated and finished 7th (last). Interestingly, the two with experience (Major Duomo and Cherryzapper) finished last and second-to-last. Watch the Replay.

Result: August 19, 2010
Saratoga Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

Running Tap $12.00
Justin Phillip  
It's Truly Ahvee  


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Three-Year-Old Stakes Results

Quechee (colt; Afleet Alex - Tarika by Cozzene) rallied to finish 3rd in the Lil E. Tee Handicap at Presque Isle Downs. Watch the Replay.

Draw a Blank (filly; Saint Liam - Forget About It (IRE) by Be My Guest) finished 5th in the Malvern Rose Stakes at Presque Isle Downs. Watch the Replay.

Two-Year-Old Entry

Flodden (colt; Henny Hughes - Dundrummin' by Gone West) makes his third start in a 7 furlong Maiden race at York. He finished 8th in his debut on July 7, and 2nd on July 24. Both of those starts were 7 furlongs at Newmarket. Post time is 11:05 AM ET, and he has drawn the 11 hole. Flodden sold for $170,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the unraced mare Dundrummin'. Dundrummin' has produced 3 winners, including grade II winner Proud Citizen. Proud Citizen was a winner at 2, and earned $638,822 in his career. Henny Hughes has had 20 runners, which have made 37 total starts, recording 3 wins, 9 seconds, 3 thirds, and $101,108 in earnings. One of his winners was on the turf.

New Worker

That Rocks (colt; Rockport Harbor - I'm Allthat by Orbit Dancer) worked 3 furlongs in :37.60 at Diamond D Ranch. Stakes winner I'm Allthat, dam of That Rocks, won her first 5 races at 2, including 2 stakes. I'm Allthat has produced 2 winners.

Returning Workers

August 19

At Pinnacle, My Bellamy (filly; Bellamy Road - Holiday Rates by Concorde's Tune) went 3 furlongs in :38.20.

Blueveau (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Slewveau by Slew o' Gold) worked at Saratoga, 4 furlongs in :51.44.

At Keeneland, R Fast Cat (colt; Bluegrass Cat - R Fast Lady by Artax) worked 3 furlongs in :35.00. It was the fastest of 10 works at the distance. R Fast Cat is entered August 21 at Ellis Park.

Riona (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Sheila's Prospect by Not For Love) worked 4 furlongs in :51.47 at Saratoga.

Grade III stakes-placed Minutesandtouches (gelding; Rockport Harbor - Flexible Princess by Honour and Glory) worked at Del Mar, 5 furlongs in 1:01.80.

At Emerald Downs, Rocky's Quest (colt; Rockport Harbor - Silver Echo by Eastern Echo) went 4 furlongs in :51.80.

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