Plattsburgh (colt; Bernardini - Saranac Lake by Smart Strike) finished 7th in his debut at Bath. The ground was good, and 15 ran. The winner was Happy Today (colt; Gone West - Shy Lady (FR) by Kaldoun (FR)). He was making his second start. Stakes winner Shy Lady, dam of Happy Today, won her first two starts at 2. She has produced 4 additional winners, including stakes winner Atlantic Sport, group III winner Ya Hajar and group I winner Zafeen.
Rain or Shine; It's Bluegrass Time
September 1, 2010
Saratoga Race 8
P. G. Johnson Stakes
1 1/16 miles turf
Post Time: 4:55 PM ET HRTV/TVG
||Belive in A. P.
||Get's Get Fiscal
Kathmanblu (Bluegrass Cat - Abba Gold by Devil's Bag) is in the main field, and Sky Hosoya (Bluegrass Cat - T. K. O. Lady by Two Punch) is on the MTO list for the P. G. Johnson Stakes, scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the inner turf at Saratoga. Both fillies have run twice. Kathmanblu finished 8th in her debut, a 4.5 furlong contest on the dirt at Churchill Downs. Switched to the turf for her second start, she won nicely at a mile at Ellis Park on July 17. She's worked a couple of times since then, including 5 furlongs in 1:02.65 on the turf training track at Saratoga on August 25. Kathmanblu is out of stakes-placed Abba Gold, who was a winner at 2. Abba Gold earned $179,732, and has produced the winner Draaz. Abba Gold is a half sister to 6 winners, including grade I winner Friendly Michelle. Sky Hosoya won a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Saratoga by 9 lengths on July 29. Previously, she was 5th in a 5 furlong contest at Belmont on June 17. She has worked several times since her victory, including 5 furlongs in 1:00.74 on August 29 at Saratoga. Sky Hosoya brought $50,000 as a yearling, and is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winners The Lady's Groom and Marina de Chavon, both of which won at 2. T. K. O. Lady, dam of Sky Hosoya, is a full sister to grade II winner Punch Line.
MTO entrant Let's Get Fiscal (Bandini - Bouvet by Touch Gold) was the winner of the June 17 race at Belmont where Sky Hosoya was 5th. Also in the race were Avanta (Dixie Union - Burnished Miss by Wild Again), who was 3rd, and Believe in A. P. (A. P. Indy - I Believe in You by Pleasant Tap), who finished 7th. Let's Get Fiscal, who is by freshman sire Bandini, subsequently finished 4th in the Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) at 6 furlongs on a sloppy Saratoga track on July 23. She sold for $30,000 as a weanling, $50,000 as a yearling, and $130,000 as a 2-year old. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Bouvet. Bouvet is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Grand Bank. Avanta, who is part of an entry with Sky Hosoya, broke her maiden in her only other start, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Saratoga on August 6. She is out of the winning mare Burnished Miss, and sold for $125,000 as a yearling. Burnished Miss has also produced the winner Dixie Duces. Burnished Miss is a full sister to grade III winner Bright Valour, and a half sister to 5 winners, including grade II winner Bright Launch. Believe in A. P. ran on the turf in her next start, finishing 3rd in a 1 1/16 mile contest at Saratoga on July 30. She is out of grade I winner I Believe in You, who won 2 races at 2, including the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I). I Believe in You has produced 2 winners, a turf winner and a full brother to Believe in A. P.
Dos Lunas (Hennessy - Mi Luna Nueva by El Prado (IRE)) finished 5th in the Schuylerville, behind Let's Get Fiscal. She broke her maiden in her debut, running 5 furlongs on the turf at Churchill Downs on June 27. Her most recent start was on August 29, when she was second in the mile Junior Champion Stakes at Monmouth. Since that was just this past Sunday, I would be surprised if she is not scratched from the P. G. Johnson. Do Lunas is out of stakes-placed Mi Luna Nueva, who was a winner on the turf. Mi Luna Nueva has produced one other winner. Mi Luna Nueva is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Crystal's Double, and grade III turf winners Kim Loves Bucky and Transduction Gold.
Arch Support (Arch - Two Ninety Jones by Sir Harry Lewis) won the July 30 1 1/16 mile turf race at Saratoga where Believe in A. P. was third. She previously finished 2nd in a 6 furlong turf race at Belmont on July 9. She sold for $75,000 as a yearling, and is out of turf stakes winner Two Ninety Jones. Two Ninety Jones has produced 4 additional winners, including stakes-placed Bonding. Two of Arch Support's siblings won on the turf.
Lauren Byrd (Arch - Strike the Sky by Smart Strike) defeated Arch Support in the 6 furlong turf race at Belmont on July 9. It was her first and only start. She is out of the winning mare Strike the Sky, who has produced 3 additional winners, including turf stakes winner Hudson Steele. Another sibling of Lauren Byrd's was also a turf winner.
Maria's Luck (Halo's Image - Marchella by King of Kings (IRE)) broke her maiden in her fourth and most recent start, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race in the mud at Saratoga on August 16. This will be her first turf try, and her first race beyond 5.5 furlongs. Maria's Luck 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.
Pleine Forme (Grand Slam - Why Worry (FR) by Cadeaux Genereux (GB)) was a winner in her only start, at 5 furlongs on July 29 on the Tapeta at Presque Isle Downs. She is the first foal out of the turf winning mare Why Worry. Why Worry is a half sister to one winner, who did win on the turf.
Fancy Point (Point Given - Fancy Clancy by Rahy) finished 4th in her lone start, a 6 furlong dirt contest at Saratoga on August 1. She is out of the turf winning mare Fancy Clancy. Fancy Clancy has produced 5 winners, including stakes winner Fancy Fusaichi and stakes-placed Powerchord. Three of Fancy Points siblings won on the turf.
Jinjalad is the Commander in Sky Wars
September 1, 2010
Delaware Park Race 4
Maiden Special Weight
1 mile and 70 yards
Post Time: 2:36 PM ET TVG
||Big Mack Daddy
Jinjalad (Bellamy Road - Maria Dolores by Prized) makes his second start, stretching out to a mile and 70 yards. He ran late to finish third in his debut, a 6 furlong contest at Delaware Park on August 11. Since then, he worked 4 furlongs in :50.00 on August 25. Jinjalad sold for $7,500 as a yearling, and is a half brother to the winner Pescadito, who was a winner at 2. Their dam, Maria Dolores, is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Blu Taxidoo. Bellamy Road's 19 runners have made 37 total starts, recording 8 wins, 4 seconds, 4 thirds, and $265,439 in earnings.
Argentine Talisman (Dehere - Tifonica (ARG) by Equalize) and Double Black (Medaglia d'Oro - Border Bound by Boundary) finished 4th and 5th in a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Delaware Park on June 15 behind Another Silver Oak. Argentine Talisman has two additional starts. He finished 5th in the 4.5 furlong Par Four Stakes at Delaware Park on May 22, and 6th at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf at Saratoga on August 4. He is the only entrant who has been more than a mile. Argentine Talisman 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. Double Black also ran at Saratoga on August 4, but in a 6 furlong race, where he finished 3rd. He 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.
Sky Wars (Sky Mesa - Kiss Me Twice by Kissin Kris) has run twice, finishing 3rd on July 19, and 2nd on August 3. Both starts were 5.5 furlongs at Delaware Park. Stakes winner Kiss Me Twice, dam of Sky Wars, earned $146,361 in 25 starts. She has produced 2 winners from 3 to run, including Regretable Romance, who has earned $125,510 through 2010.
Big Mack Daddy (Johannesburg - Hooked On Niners by Mr. Greeley) also ran at 5.5 furlongs at Delaware Park on August 3, finishing 5th in his race. Previously, he ran at Churchill Downs, taking 8th in a 5.5 furlong race on June 19. Big Mack Daddy, who is out of grade III stakes-placed Hooked On Niners, sold for $85,000 as a weanling. Hooked On Niners is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade II winner Bold Chieftain.
Completing the field is unraced Commander (Broken Vow - Pout by Deputy Minister), who was a $105,000 yearling. He is a half brother to the winner Victoria Lynn. Their dam, Pout, is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Hidden Point.
Rocky Shore (colt; Rockport Harbor - Summer Flash by Belong to Me) worked at Saratoga, 3 furlongs in :37.55. He sold for $87,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the winning mare Summer Flash. Summer Flash is a half sister to 8 winners, including grade I winner Stevie Wonderboy, and recent group III winner Theyskens' Theory.
Bellamy Flyer (colt; Bellamy Road - Highland Tootsie by Highland Blade) worked 4 furlongs in :50.00 at Saratoga.
At Del Mar, Victoria's Wildcat (filly; Bellamy Road - Flaming Mirage by Woodman) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.20.
At Arlington, Alluring Squall (filly; Bernardini - Appealing Storm by Valid Appeal), previously known as Rockin' Dixie, went 5 furlongs in 1:03.00.
Crossbow (colt; Bernardini - Forest Heiress by Forest Wildcat) worked 4 furlongs in :47.00 at the Greentree Training Center.
Did Not Stutter (filly; Bernardini - She Says It Best by Stormy Atlantic) worked at Presque Isle Downs, 5 furlongs in 1:01.20.
Working 5 furlongs from the gate at Saratoga was To Honor and Serve (colt; Bernardini - Pilfer by Deputy Minister), who went in 1:00.66.
At Churchill Downs, Alexandria Wa (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Two Halos by Saint Ballado) worked 4 furlongs in :49.60.
At Woodbine, Bluegrass Bear (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Star of Glory by Unbridled) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.20.
Miss Crabtree (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Biogio's Beauty by Distorted Humor) went 4 furlongs in :50.22 at Saratoga.
At Presque Isle, Pontine (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Palmarola (ARG) by Kitwood) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.00.
Retail (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Jill Robin L by Precocity) worked at Del Mar, 5 furlongs in 1:01.00.
All Quiet (filly; Henny Hughes - Quiet Rumour by Alleged) worked 4 furlongs in :49.25 at Saratoga.
At Hollywood Park, Star Dance M D (colt; Henny Hughes - Dance Alexa by Southern Halo) went 3 furlongs in :35.40. It was the fastes of 18 works at the distance.
At Belmont, Adaptable (filly; Rockport Harbor - Sutter Sutter by Sutter's Prospect) went 4 furlongs in :49.09.
Jamin Justice (filly; Rockport Harbor - Kiwi Sunshine by Java Gold) went 4 furlongs in :52.40 at Cain's Thoroughbred Training Center.
Rockin Harbor (colt; Rockport Harbor - Java Jolt by Hennessy) worked at Hollywood Park, 3 furlongs in :39.80.
Flowerming (filly; Bellamy Road - Red Sonnet by Red Ransom) worked 4 furlongs in :51.00 at Saratoga.
At Mountaineer, Miss Maddy Moo (filly; Bellamy Road - Rajadiddle by Raja's Revenge) went 5 furlongs from the gate in 1:03.20.
Stay Thirsty (colt; Bernardini - Marozia by Storm Bird) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.87 at Saratoga.
Bluegrass Jet (colt; Bluegrass Cat - License Free by Miswaki) worked 3 furlongs in :37.55 at Belmont Park.
At Presque Isle Downs, At Presque Isle Downs, Cat Sweep (gelding; Bluegrass Cat - Nany's Sweep by End Sweep) went 5 furlongs in 1:00.40.
Hysterical Cat (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Then She Laughs by Distorted Humor) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.66 at Saratoga.
At Churchill Downs, Tanit (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Miss Marcia by Mr. Greeley) worked 4 furlongs in :50.60.
At Fair Hill, Father Hughes (colt; Henny Hughes - Ms. Patty B. by Grey Dawn II) worked 3 furlongs in :37.00.
Ambient (filly; Rockport Harbor - Vickey's Echo by Clever Trick) worked at Delaware Park, 5 furlongs in 1:01.80.
May Day Rose (filly; Rockport Harbor - May Day Bluff by Pine Bluff) worked at Del Mar, 4 furlongs in :47.40.