Cat Sweep has a Bold Conviction to Roar as the Wynnd

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News and Notes

Able Bellamy (Bellamy Road - Double Entendre by Double Negative) was a late scratch from race 2 at Belmont on September 19. The winner was Our Brave Warrior (First Samurai - Midway Gal by Midway Circle), who took the lead from the break and won by 4 3/4 lengths. He is winner number 8 for First Samurai. Watch the Replay.

Two-Year-Old Results

September 20

Plattsburgh (colt; Bernardini - Saranac Lake by Smart Strike) and Flodden (colt; Henny Hughes - Dundrummin' by Gone West) finished 3rd and 6th in a mile race on the All-Weather surface at Kempton. They both got off to a slow start. Watch Replay (It is the Steljes, Technology With Purpose E.b.f. Maiden Stakes). View Race Details.

September 19

Stakes Result

As in his debut, Wealthy Aviator (colt; Henny Hughes - Jera by Jeblar) was off slowly in the Barretts Juvenile Stakes at Fairplex, but he closed nicely on the rail finishing third, just missing second by a neck. The winner was favorite Clubhouse Ride (Candy Ride (ARG) - Seeking Results by (Seeking the Gold), who made a bold move early, and then cruised to a 2 1/4 length victory. Wealthy Aviator is the first stakes-placed performer for Henny Hughes.

Mucho Macho Win

Serendipper Moon (Malibu Moon - Sweet Serendipity by Salt Lake) and AE entrant West Birch (Gone West - Greathearted by Giant's Causeway) were scratched. The track was fast. Mucho Macho Man (Macho Uno - Ponche de Leona by Ponche) was the heavy favorite. Bellamy's Boss (Bellamy Road - Divine Shadow by Capote) went off at 12-1, but he took some early action. He looked good, but I really liked the look of Tapizar (Tapit - Winning Call by Deputy Minister). At the break, Tapizar went to his nose, and Elvis Trujillo hit the deck. Riderless Tapizar zipped up the inside and passed everyone. He then disappeared from view (for a time). Amongst those still in the race, Hope for Today (Flatter - Morning in Seattle by Seattle Dancer) took the lead. Mucho Macho Man was stalking, along with Bellamy's Boss. Mucho Macho Man made his move on the turn, hitting the front. Bellamy's Boss stuck with him for awhile, but Mucho Macho Man pulled away to win by 4. Still a nice effort from Bellamy's Boss, who was much improved over his debut. Bred and owned by Kinsman Stable, Bellamy's Boss may be a fitting tribute for the boss George Steinbrenner. Tapizar ended up in the third position, just ahead of Bowman's Causeway (Giant's Causeway - Victory Encounter by Victory Speech), who was officially third. Tapizar's performance was the best for a riderless horse since Gander in the 2002 Saratoga Breeders' Cup. Gander finished second in the Woodward in his next start. Something to think about. Watch the Replay.

September 19, 2010
Monmouth Park Race 7

Maiden Special Weight

Mucho Macho Man $4.20
Bellamy's Boss  
Bowman's Causeway  

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Wyomia Showing the Winning Move

There were no scratches. The bettors had trouble deciding on a favorite, finally settling on Grisaille (El Prado (IRE) - Dress to Impress by Formal Gold). Ice Crystal (Henny Hughes - Seek by Devil's Bag) was 24-1. She looked good at first glimpse. I was liking Charismatically (Cozzene - Just Like a Woman by Charismatic), and Grisaille looked good as they headed to the track. Honestly, this was a very nice looking field. Good Lady (Good Reward - Lady Kilkeelan by Lil's Lad) was off to a tardy start, and trailed the field. Ice Crystal trailed the rest, 2 lengths in front of Good Lady. There was a battle up front for the lead, Need to Know (Aragorn (IRE) - Nani Rose by Peteski) and Pleasantfriday (Pleasant Tap - Ruby Friday by Distinctive Pro) were the first to show, but then Wyomia (Vindication - Beyond the Sun by Kingmambo) spurted free. Charismatically, Lisvernane (Arch - Owenahincha by Distant View), and Grisaille took up the chase, but there was no catching Wyomia. She took the win by 5 1/4 lengths. Good Lady did well to finish 5th after her late start, and Ice Crystal ended up 6th.Watch the Replay.

September 19, 2010
Woodbine Race 3

Maiden Special Weight

Wyomia $19.60


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Holidays At Belmont

The only scratch was AE Litigating (Point Given - Mediation (IRE) by Caerleon), the turf was good. Dynamic Holiday (Harlan's Holiday - Dynamic Cat by Dynaformer) was favored, and looked good on the track. But I especially liked Holidaysatthefarm (Smarty Jones - Qualatative by Woodman). Runninglikeanangel (Rockport Harbor - Rosthern by Broad Brush) was 22-1. Dixie Dear (Dixie Union - Seattle Weekend by A. P. Indy) was a little agitated. Globe Trot (A. P. Indy - Trip by Lord At War (ARG)) was squeezed at the start, and trailed. War Clan (War Front - Ashley's Clan by Seattle Slew) went to the lead, with Triune (E Dubai - Triple Act by Theatrical (IRE)) in pursuit. These two continued to battle into the stretch. But, Holidaysatthefarm was looming on the outside. She moved even with War Clan, as Triune retreated. Holidaysatthefarm then outfinished War Clan to win by a neck. First-timer Allure d'Amour (Giant's Causeway - Salut d' Amour (IRE) by Danehill Dancer (IRE)) looked good late, taking third. Runninglikeanangel didn't show much, finishing 8th. Watch the Replay.

September 19, 2010
Belmont Park Race 5

Maiden Special Weight

Holidaysatthefarm $28.00
War Clan  
Allure d'Amour  


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Dudley Code for Victory

The track was wet fast. Rocky's Quest (Rockport Harbor - Silver Echo by Eastern Echo) was favored. He looked good in the paddock. But, Rainier Missile (Golden Missile - Gaslight Gossip by Woodman) really caught my eye. Codys a Bobcat (Posse - Touriga by Friendly Lover) was getting a little agitated. Showme Yourfriends (Delineator - Raise a Moon by Chisos) was loaded sans jockey. Rainier Missile hopped at the start, and Rocky's Quest started slowly. Code Dudley (City Zip - Video Starlet by Bertrando) led the way, chased by Murray the Cop (Tapit - Storming Way by Summer Squall). Codys a Bobcat was just off of these. Code Dudley spurted away to a 3 length lead. Showme Yourfriends cut into the lead late, but Code Dudley had plenty left for the win. Rocky's Quest made progress through the stretch, but could get no closer than fourth. Watch the Replay.

September 19, 2010
Emerald Downs Race 4

Maiden Special Weight

Code Dudley $13.00
Showme Yourfriends  
Codys a Bobcat  


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Other Two-Year-Old Results

The change in venue, surface, and level was good for This Time (filly; Henny Hughes - Switch Lanes by Deerhound), who won her Maiden Claiming race at Hoosier by 8 lengths. She is the 8th winner for Henny Hughes. Watch the Replay.

Two-Year-Old Entry

Cat Sweep has a Bold Conviction to Roar as the Wynnd

September 19, 2010
Presque Isle Downs Race 1

Maiden Special Weight
6 furlongs
Post Time: 5:30 PM ET

P Horse
1. Mr. Argument
2. Bold Conviction
3. Suaveatheart
4. Roar as the Wynnd
5. Cat Sweep
6. Zealous Yankee
7. The Fourth Estate
8. Holy Patooie
9. Ten Martinis
10. Le Bon Ton Roule
11. Batches Is Tyler
12. No Paparazzi

Cat Sweep (Bluegrass Cat - Nany's Sweep by End Sweep) returns to Presque Isle Downs, after a respectable 4th in the 1 1/16 mile Cradle Stakes on the River Downs turf on September 6. Previously, he finished 2nd twice and 5th once in three Presque Isle Downs starts. Grade I winner Nany's Sweep, dam of Cat Sweep, was placed at 2 and earned $499,213 in 23 starts. Nany's Sweep has produced grade III winner She's Indy Money, who was a winner at 2. She's Indy Money earned $342,314 in 16 starts. Bluegrass Cat's 38 runners have made 96 combined starts, recording 13 wins, 12 seconds, 14 thirds, and $481,097 in earnings.

Roar as the Wynnd (Roar of the Tiger - Miss Elena by Two Punch) and Mr. Argument (Closing Argument - Sea Mist by Mecke) finished 3rd and 6th in a 6.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Presque Isle Downs on September 10. Roar as the Wynnd has three additional starts, including 2 stakes tries. He was 2nd in a 5 furlong turf Maiden Special Weight on July 4 at Colonial Downs, 4th in the 5.5 furlong Chenery Stakes on the Colonial Downs turf on July 17, and 5th in the 6 furlong Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes on the dirt at Mountaineer on August 7. He is out of the winning mare Miss Elena, who has produced 2 winners. Miss Elena is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to 3 winners. Mr. Argument has run 5 times in all. Four of his races were at Preque Isle Downs, where he finished 3rd, 5th (twice), and 6th. He finished 7th in a mile and 70 yard contest at Monmouth Park on August 22 in his only non-Presque Isle start. Mr. Argument sold for $9,500 as a weanling, and for $32,000 as a 2-year-old. Stakes winner Sea Mist, dam of Mr. Argument, won 2 races at 2, and earned $271,467 overall. Sea Mist has produced the winner Pender's Tune, and is a half sister to 3 winners.

The Fourth Estate (Mass Media - My Oasis by Meadowlake), Le Bon Ton Roule (French Envoy - Ghazidora by Ghazi), and Zealous Yankee (Yankee Gentleman - Zealous Folia by Unreal Zeal) finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Presque Isle on September 3. Fifth in that race was Mr. Argument. The Fourth Estate has no other starts. He sold for $12,000 as a yearling, and is by first-crop sire Mass Media. Mass Media's 15 runners have made 36 total starts, recording 7 wins, 7 seconds, 7 thirds, and $214,634 in earnings. The Fourth Estate is a half brother to 5 winners, 2 of which won at 2. My Oasis, dam of The Fourth Estate, is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winners Roberto Retorno and Teddy Bear Tears. Le Bon Ton Roule also has no other starts. He is a half brother to 2 winners. His dam, Ghazidora, is a half sister to 4 winners. Zealous Yankee has 2 additional starts, finishing 9th at 4.5 furlongs on August 7, and 3rd (behind Cat Sweep) at 5.5 furlongs on August 17. Both of those starts were at Presque Isle. He sold for $4,500 as a yearling, and is out of Zealous Folia. Zealous Folia won 3 races at 2, including the Longview Stud Farm Stakes. Zealous Folia has produced 7 winners from 8 to run, including stakes-placed Fund Raiser.

Suaveatheart (Suave - Happy Valentine by Pulpit), Ten Martinis (Tenpins - Moonlight Martini by Louis Quatorze), and No Paparazzi (Mass Media - Princess Lana by Lion Hearted) finished 2nd, 4th, and 8th in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Presque Isle Downs on August 24. Suaveatheart, who is by freshman sire Suave, has no other starts. Suave's 27 runners have made 55 combined starts, recording 7 wins, 7 seconds, 9 thirds, and $193,437 in earnings. Suaveatheart is the first foal out of the unraced mare Happy Valentine. Happy Valentine is a half sister to 3 winners, including La Especial, group III stakes-placed in Chile. Ten Martinis also has no other starts. He is the first foal out of the placed mare Moonlight Martini. Moonlight Martini is a half sister to 10 winners, including stakes-placed Grau Frau, who earned $164,279. No Paparazzi, who is by first-year sire Mass Media, subsequently finished 2nd in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Presque Isle Downs on September 11. He is the first foal out of Princess Lana , who was a winner at 2. Princess Lana is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Proof's Prince.

Holy Patooie (Holy Bull - Patooie by Strike Gold) finished 6th in his only start, a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Prairie Meadows on July 19. He sold for $12,000 as a weanling, and for $21,000 as a yearling. He is out of stakes winner Patooie, who won 2 races at 2, and was also stakes-placed that season. Patooie has produced 7 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Copelan Too. Three of Holy Patooie's siblings won at 2, including Copelan Too, who earned $132,921 overall.

Completing the field are unraced entrants Bold Conviction (Strong Hope - Ma Kitty by Meadowlake) and Batches Is Tyler (Formal Dinner - The Great Tyler by Doneraile Court). Bold Conviction sold for $16,500 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Ma Kitty. Ma Kitty earned $159,644, and has produced the winner One Brave Cat. Ma Kitty is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Miss Dominique and grade II winner Sagasious. Batches Is Tyler is the first foal out of stakes winner The Great Tyler, who earned $157,420. The Great Tyler is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Pyrite Apex.

New Worker

Teslar (filly; Bellamy Road - Pure Offence by Crafty Friend) worked 4 furlongs in :53.60 at River Downs on September 17. She is the second foal out of the placed mare Pure Offence. Pure Offence is a full sister to grade I winner Ever a Friend.

Returning Workers

September 19

At Arlington Park, Bellamy Lass (filly; Bellamy Road - Seraphic Too by Southern Halo) went 6 furlongs in 1:16.00.

Northern Miss (filly; Bellamy Road - Varus by Vicar) worked at Woodbine, 5 furlongs in 1:02.00.

Break Up the Game (colt; Bernardini - Pennant Champion by Mr. Prospector) worked from the gate at Belmont, 4 furlongs in :48.10.

Crossbow (colt; Bernardini - Forest Heiress by Forest Wildcat) and Iscar (colt; Bernardini - Crimson Palace (SAF) by Elliodor (FR)) worked 4 furlongs in :49.97 at Belmont.

Grade II stakes-placed Another Silver Oak (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Off the Richter by Richter Scale) went 4 furlongs in :50.60 at Monmouth.

At Churchill Downs, Blue Right By (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Shades of Grace by Seeking the Gold) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.60.

Dattts Cool (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Culinary by El Amante) went 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Monmouth.

At Philadelphia Park, Kiwi Humor (colt; Bluegrass Cat - High Humor by Distorted Humor) went 4 furlongs in :50.00.

Moonshine Magic (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Rhum by Go for Gin) went 5 furlongs in 1:03.00 at Monmouth.

She Cat (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Fortune Pending by Fortunate Prospect) worked 4 furlongs in :48.40 at Monmouth.

At Emerald Downs, Zayda (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Winter Solstice by Unbridled) worked 6 furlongs in 1:12.40.

Face Card (colt; Henny Hughes - Watchfull by Notebook) worked at Arlington, 4 furlongs in :51.00.

Hughes Next (colt; Henny Hughes - Offtheoldblock by A. P. Indy) went 4 furlongs in :48.00 at Monmouth Park.

At Saratoga, Midnight Visit (filly; Henny Hughes - Open Window by Tempolino) went 3 furlongs in :37.80.

Thatagirl (filly; Henny Hughes - Miss Bridget Jones by Peaks and Valleys) worked at Aqueduct, 4 furlongs in :47.47. It was the fastest of 33 works at the distance.

Miss Tiny Rolecks (filly; Rockport Harbor - Tiny Watch by Paramount Jet) worked at Belmont, 5 furlongs in 1:02.67.

Traverse Bay (colt; Rockport Harbor - Juliac by Accipiter) worked at Churchill, 3 furlongs in :36.60. It was the fastest of 12 works at the distance.

September 20

At Finger Lakes, Motion to Appeal (colt; Bellamy Road - You'll B Impressed by Valid Appeal) went 3 furlongs in :36.40.

Golden Triumph (colt; Bernardini - Golden Sonata by Mr. Prospector) worked 4 furlongs in :48.02 at the Greentree Training Center.

To Honor and Serve (colt; Bernardini - Pilfer by Deputy Minister) worked at Saratoga, 4 furlongs in :49.40.

At Churchill Downs, Alexandria Wa (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Two Halos by Saint Ballado) went 4 furlongs in :49.20.

At Woodbine, Bluegrass Bear (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Star of Glory by Unbridled) went 4 furlongs in :50.80.

Fantasy Bay (filly; Bluegrass Cat - South Bay Cove by Fusaichi Pegasus) worked 4 furlongs in :49.60 at Delaware Park.

Kissing Bandit (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Lofty Lizzy by Unbridled's Song) worked 4 furlongs in :50.20 at Delaware Park.

Champagne Tommie (filly; Henny Hughes - Champagne Sunset by Gulch) worked 3 furlongs in :37.60 at Churchill.

Drumette (filly; Henny Hughes - Endless Parade by Williamstown) worked 3 furlongs in :38.00 at Churchill Downs.

At Saratoga, Wear Red (filly; Henny Hughes - Aldebaran Light by Seattle Slew) went 4 furlongs in :51.90.

At Hollywood Park, Rockin Harbor (gelding; Rockport Harbor - Java Jolt by Hennessy) worked 3 furlongs in :36.80.

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