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News and Notes

Travers (gr. I) winner Afleet Express (colt; Afleet Alex - Expanse by Distant View) has been sidelined with a partial tear of a suspensory ligament in his left front leg. He will be off the rest of the year, but will hopefully return as a 4-year-old in 2011. Read more here.

Cat Sweep (Bluegrass Cat - Nany's Sweep by End Sweep) was scratched at Presque Isle Downs on September 21. The winner was Le Bon Ton Roule (French Envoy - Ghazidora by Ghazi), who held off a late charge from favorite Roar as the Wynnd (Roar of the Tiger - Miss Elena by Two Punch). Watch the Replay.

Two-Year-Old Entries

Joyous Music has Country Flair to be Miss Defiant

September 23, 2010
Calder Race Course Race 4

Maiden Special Weight
1 mile turf
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 2:29 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Joyous Music
2. Bala Roja
3. Country Flair
4. Concerto's Charm
5. Harlem Renaissance
6. Miss Defiant
7. Michelle's Trip
8. Comostar
9. High On Kitten
10. Pinafra
AE Saint Margaret
AE Vital Victory
AE Such a Sweet Girl
AE Raceabithea

Joyous Music (Bellamy Road - Pyrite Queen by Wavering Monarch) makes her 6th start overall in this 1 mile turf contest at Calder. All of her previous start were on the dirt at Calder, where her best finish was 3rd at 7 furlongs on a sloppy track on August 8. Her most recent start was also on a sloppy track, when she finished 7th at 5.5 furlongs on September 12. She has been showing speed and fading in most of her efforts. Perhaps the turf will help her carry her speed, or maybe inspire a different tactic. Joyous Music is the second foal out of the winning mare Pyrite Queen, who was a winner at 2. Pyrite Queen is a half sister to 2 winners. Bellamy Road's 21 runners have made 48 total starts, recording 8 wins, 8 seconds, 4 thirds, and $304,690 in earnings.

Michelle's Trip (Trippi - Flit About by Fly So Free) and Miss Defiant (Boastful - Negativette by Negative) finished 3rd and 8th in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Calder on September 5. It was the first and only start for both. Michelle's Trip sold for $12,000 as a yearling, and for $5,000 as a 2-year-old. She is out of Flit About, who was a winner on the turf at 2. Flit About has produced 3 winners from 4 to run. Two of Michelle's Trip's siblings won on the turf, including The Shaughraun, who has earned $137,284 through 2010. Miss Defiant is the second foal out of the turf winning mare Negativette. Negativette is a half sister to 6 winners.

The only other filly with experience in the main field is High On Kitten (Kitten's Joy - High Chant by War Chant), who was 10th in her only start at a mile on the Calder dirt on September 6. She is the first foal out of the turf winning mare High Chant. High Chant is a half sister to 3 winners, including turf stakes-placed Striking Hight.

Comostar (Giacomo - Star Singer by Awesome Again) is by freshman sire Giacomo, whose 15 starters have run 41 times in all, with 6 wins, 6 seconds, 5 thirds, and $133,721 in earnings. Comostar is the first foal out of the unraced mare Star Singer, who is a half sister to 3 winners.

Stakes winner Lost Judgement, dam of Bala Roja (Red Bullet - Lost Judgement by Judge Smells), was a winner at 2 and earned $265,939 in her career. Lost Judgement has produced three winners from three to run, including stakes-placed Judge Sonya. Judge Sonya was a debut winner at 2.

Country Flair (Country Be Gold - Sanadel by Stack) is the second foal out of the turf winning mare Sanadel. Sanadel is a full sister to 3 winners, and a half sister to 5 winners, including Tunelero, a group I winner on the turf in Peru.

Concerto's Charm (Concerto - Sadler's Charm by Honour and Glory) is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Sadler's Charm. Sadler's Charm is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Sadler's Trick.

Harlem Renaissance (Proud and True - Sioux Chant by Reparations) is a full sister to the winner Datruthofthematter. Their dam, Sioux Chant, is a half sister to 2 winners.

Pinafra (Hold That Tiger - Wilga by Blushing John) is out of stakes-placed Wilga, who was a winner at 2. Wilga has produced 2 winners. She is a half sister to 10 winners, including turf stakes winner Grand Heritage.

AE entrants Raceabithea (Smart Strike - Entendu by Diesis (GB)), Such a Sweet Girl (Proud and True - Forest Dunes by Green Forest), and Vital Victory (Bwana Charlie - Victory Chime by Polish Numbers) finished 2nd, 4th, and 9th at a mile on the Calder turf on August 28. Raceabithea, who has no other starts, sold for $125,000 as a yearling. She is out of the turf winning mare Entendu, who has produced turf winner Dubai Echo. Entendu is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winners Krigeorj's Gold and Byanosejoe. Such a Sweet Girl has run 4 additional times, including 3rd-place finishes at 6 furlongs on July 17, and at 4.5 furlongs on May 31. Those starts were on the dirt at Calder. She also finished 4th on August 8, behind Joyous Music. Such a Sweet Girl is out of turf stakes winner Forest Dunes, who earned $131,360. Forest Dunes has produced 6 winners from 7 to run, including grade III winner True Metropolitan. True Metropolitan, who has earned $1,147,099 through 2010, is a full brother to Such a Sweet Girl. Two of Such a Sweet Girl's siblings won on the turf, including True Metropolitan. Vital Victory has run 6 times in all without placing, all at Calder. Her best finish was 6th, which she achieved twice at 4.5 furlongs, on June 11 and on July 2. Most recently, she was 7th at a mile on a sloppy track on September 10. Vital Victory sold for $20,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of grade III turf winner Victory Chime. Victory Chime was a winner at 2, and earned $210,400 in her career. She has produced 5 winners from 6 to run, including stakes winner Glorification. Two of Vital Victory's siblings won at 2.

Completing the AE list is Saint Margaret (Saint Afleet - Kali Light by Colony Light), who was 9th in her only start, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Calder on August 26. She is a half sister to 2 winners, one of which won on the turf. Her dam, Kali Light, is a full sister to 3 winners, and a half sister to 2 winners.

Littlegreatone is Settling for Gold at Artie's Party

September 23, 2010
Laurel Park Race 7

Maiden Special Weight
1 mile turf
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 4:07 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Settling for Gold
2. Arcina
3. Making Lemonade
4. Artie's Party
5. Sassy Number
6. Cat N Caboodle
7. Yourteepeeormine
8. Meadowbound
9. Littlegreatone
10. Buffgirl
11. Schillerette

Littlegreatone (Bernardini - Megahertz (GB) by Pivotal (GB)) makes her first start at a mile on the turf at Laurel. She has been working at Fair Hill, both on the dirt and on the All Weather surface. Her latest work was 4 furlongs in :50.20 from the gate on the All Weather course on September 18. Grade I winner Megahertz, dam of Littlegreatone, was a winner at 2, and earned $2,261,594 in her career. She won or placed in 17 stakes, and ran exclusively on the turf. Megahertz is a full sister to 3 winners, including group III turf winner Heaven Sent. Bernardini's 24 runners have made 43 total starts, recording 8 wins, 11 seconds, 2 thirds, and $313,166 in earnings.

Settling for Gold (Seeking the Gold - Settling Mist by Pleasant Colony) and Making Lemonade (Lemon Drop Kid - Taireallade by Fred Astaire) finished 5th and 10 in a mile and 70 yard dirt race at Delaware Park on August 16, a race originally scheduled for the turf. Settling for Gold previously finished 7th at 5.5 furlongs on a wet fast track on July 20, and most recently finishing 10 in a mile and 70 yard dirt race on September 11. Those races were also at Delaware Park. Settling for Gold is out of the winning mare Settling Mist, who has produced 2 winners. Settling Mist is a half sister to 4 winners, including grade III stakes-placed The Bink, who is by Seeking the Gold, sire of Settling for Gold. Another siblings, Devil's Egg, was grade III stakes-placed on the turf over jumps. Making Lemonade has 2 additional starts, both on the turf at Colonial Downs. She was 5th at 5 furlongs on June 5, and 4th at 5.5 furlongs on June 20. Making Lemonade is out of the mare Taireallade, who was a winner on the turf over jumps. Taireallade is a full sister to Astaires Tipallade, who was stakes-placed on the turf over jumps.

Yourteepeeormine (Chief Seattle - Midnight Magic by Cahill Road) finished 8th, behind Making Lemonade, on the Colonial Downs turf on June 5. It was her only start. Yourteepeeormine is a half sister to the winner Piano Magic. Midnight Magic, dam of Yourteepeeormine, is a half sister to 6 winners, including turf stakes-placed Willingness.

Cat N Caboodle (Tale of the Cat - Hedge Ratio by Unbridled) has run twice, finishing 8th in a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight on June 28, and 6th in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race on August 2. Both races were on the dirt at Delaware Park. Can N Caboodle sold for $65,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Hedge Ratio. Hedge Ratio has produced 5 winners from 6 to run, including grade III stakes-placed Mary Alex. Two of Cat N Caboodle's siblings won at 2, and two won on the turf.

The others are unraced, including the entry of Artie's Party (Artie Schiller - May We by Carson City) and Schillerette (Artie Schiller - Missmaybe by Tale of the Cat), who are both by freshman sire Artie Schiller. Artie Schiller's 21 runners have made 38 total starts, recording 4 wins, 5 seconds, 7 thirds, and $130,977 in earnings. Artie's Party is out of stakes-placed May We, who was a winner at 2. May We has produced 5 winners from 5 to run, including Missmaybe, dam of Schillerette. Two of Artie's Party's siblings won on the turf. Schillerette is the first foal out of the winning mare Missmaybe, half sister to Artie's Party. Missmaybe is a half sister to 4 winners.

Buffgirl (Quiet American - Icelandic Dancer by Eskimo) sold for $30,000 as a yearling, and for $380,000 as a 2-year-old. She is out of Icelandic Dancer, who was a winner at 2. Icelandic Dancer has produced 7 winners, including stakes winner Sizzlin South and Sparklin Lil, a stakes winner on the turf and dirt. Sparklin Lil won 3 races at 2, including the Southern Belle Stakes. Sizzlin South also won 3 races at 2, including her debut and the Laurel Lane Stakes. She was also a winner on the turf. Two other siblings of Buffgirl won at 2, and another was a turf winner.

Arcina (Arch - Princess Consort by Dixieland Band) is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Princess Consort. Princess Consort is a half sister to 2 turf winners.

Sassy Number (Include - Star Number by Polish Numbers) is a full sister to Hartigan, a stakes winner on the turf and dirt. Hartigan won 2 races at 2, including her debut and the Gin Talking Stakes on the turf. Star Number, dam of Sassy Number, is a half sister to stakes winner Concerned Minister.

Grade II stakes-placed Meadow Vista, dam of Meadowbound (Broken Vow - Meadow Vista by Meadowlake), was a winner at 2, and also stakes-placed on the turf that season. Overall, she earned $202,895. Meadow Vista has produced 4 winners, including turf stakes winner Bachata, who earned $163,925. Two other offspring were winners on the turf at 2.

Road to War has Four Left Feet with Hydro Power

September 23, 2010
Arlington Park Race 7

Maiden Special Weight
5.5 furlongs
2-year-olds
Illinois-breds
Post Time: 5:06 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Tiz Irish
2. Four Left Feet
3. Road to War
4. Reggiville
5. There's No Telling
6. Energy Warning
7. Captain American
8. Gibby's Tornado
9. Hailfellow
10. Greyhawk
11. Franklin County
12. Hydro Power
AE. Panama Hat

Road to War (Bellamy Road - Crusading Time by Count the Time) makes his second start, after finishing 7th in a 5.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Arlington Park on August 29. He's worked twice since then, a mile work in 1:46.40 on September 9, and 4 furlongs in :49.00 on September 16. Both of those works were at Arlington Park. Road to War is the first foal out of the winning mare Crusading Time, who earned $101,298. Crusading Time is a half sister to 4 winners. Bellamy Road's 21 runners have made 48 total starts, recording 8 wins, 8 seconds, 4 thirds, and $304,690 in earnings.

Gibby's Tornado (Bright Launch - Crafty Ana by Crafty Friend) finished 3rd, in front of Road to War, on August 29 at Arlington Park. He has 4 additional starts, including a third-place finish in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Arlington Park on July 25. Gibby's Tornado sold for $2,500 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the placed mare Crafty Ana. Crafty Ana is a half sister to 4 winners.

Franklin County (Offlee Wild - Two Paulas by Wavering Monarch) and Reggiville (Viareggion (IRE) - Jiffy Wish by Numerous) finished 2nd and 3rd in a 5.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Arlington Park on September 2. Franklin County has two previous starts, finishing 3rd on August 5, and 7th on July 15. Those were both 5 furlong Maiden Special Weights at Arlington Park. Franklin County is the first foal out of the unraced mare Two Paulas. Two Paulas is a half sister to 2 winners. Reggiville has no other starts. He is the second foal out of the winning mare Jiffy Wish, whose first foal was a debut winner at 2. Jiffy Wish is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade III winner Max Forever.

Hydro Power (Aptitude - Deposit Express by Deposit Ticket) finished 4th, behind Franklin County, on August 5 at Arlington Park. It was his first and only start. Stakes winner Deposit Express, dam of Hydro Power, was 3 for 3 at 2, including a victory in the All Sold Out Stakes. She has produced 4 winners from 5 to run, including stakes winners Royal Express and Magnetic Miss, who earned $459,566. All four were winners at 2.

The others are unraced, including Energy Warning (Unbridled Energy - Image of Honor by Honour and Glory) and Greyhawk (Giacomo - Navajo Princess by Alphabet Soup), who are both by first-crop sires. Energy Warning is by Unbridled Energy, whose 16 runners have made 34 total starts, recording 1 win, 4 seconds, 4 thirds, and $62,994 in earnings. Energy Warning is a half brother to the winner Uptown Babe. Image of Honor, dam of Energy Warning, is a half sister to 10 winners, including stakes winner Designated Dancer. Giacomo, sire of Greyhawk, has had 15 starters, which have run 41 times in all, with 6 wins, 6 seconds, 5 thirds, and $133,721 in earnings. Greyhawk is the second foal out of the winning mare Navajo Princess. Navajo Princess is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to one winner.

Stakes winner Minty Flavors, dam of Hailfellow (Offlee Wild - Minty Flavors by Sheikh Albadou (GB)), won three races at 2, including her debut and 2 stakes. She has produced the winner Hail Victory, who has earned $142,287 through 2010. Minty Flavors is a half sister to 11 winners, including 4 stakes winners.

AE entrant Panama Hat (Southern Image - Sun Hat by Vicar) is part of an entry with Hailfellow. He is the first foal out of the winning mare Sun Hat. Sun Hat is a half sister to 11 winners, including 5 stakes winners. One of those stakes winners is Minty Flavors, dam of Hailfellow.

Tiz Irish (Tiznow - Quarter Irish by Louis Quatorze) is the second foal out of Quarter Irish, who was a winner at 2, and also stakes-placed that season. Quarter Irish is a half sister to 10 winners.

The wonderfully named Four Left Feet (Trippi - Romance Dance by Vision and Verse) is the first foal out of the unraced mare Romance Dance. Romance Dance is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winners Sunset Kisses and Stop a Train.

There's No Telling (Wiseman's Ferry - Shingwedzi by With Approval) is the first foal out of the winning mare Shingwedzi. Shingwedzi is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Nicks.

Captain American (Quiet American - Proper Alibi by Proper Reality) is out of the winning mare Proper Alibi, who has produced Valiant Glory, a debut winner at 2. Proper Alibi is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to 4 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Saratoga Prince.

Hen Reception is in First Position with Campaign Vows

September 23, 2010
Laurel Park Race 9

Maiden Special Weight
5.5 furlongs turf
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 5:07 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
MTO Power to Please
2. Parade of Colors
3. Peek of Heaven
4. Caribbean Lady
5. Sweet City Band
6. Heiress's Kingdom
7. First Position
8. Gracymygracy
MTO Her Smile
10. Miss Hard Ten
11. Hen Reception
12. She's Got Rhythm
13. Campaign Vows
14. Embarr

Hen Reception (Henny Hughes - Court Reception by A. P. Indy) makes her second start in this full field on the turf at Laurel. First time out, she was 6th in a 4.5 furlong contest on the dirt at Charles Town on September 9. Hen Reception is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade II winner Ruby's Reception. Two of her siblings won at 2, including Ruby Reception, who won 3 races at 2, including the Anna M. Fisher Debutante Stakes. One of Hen Reception's siblings won on the turf. Court Reception, dam of Hen Reception, is a full sister to 3 winners, and a half sister to 3 winners. Henny Hughes has had 33 runners, which have made 67 combined starts, registering 8 wins, 9 seconds, 7 thirds, and $190,490 in earnings.

MTO entrant Her Smile (Include - Hepburn by Capote) and Caribbean Lady (Speightstown - Graceful Leigh by Clever Trick) finished 2nd and 4th in a 5 furlong dirt race at Penn National on August 19. Her Smile has no other starts. She is out of Hepburn, who was 2 for 2 at 2. Hepburn has produced 3 winners, including one that won at 2. Hepburn is a half sister to one winner. Caribbean Lady previously ran 5 furlongs on the turf at Colonial Downs on June 30, finishing 7th. She sold for $50,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Graceful Leigh. Graceful Leigh has produced 7 winners from 8 to run, including grade II winner Halory Leigh, who was grade III stakes-placed on the turf, and earned $672,872 in her career. Graceful Leigh is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 5 winners.

The remaining fillies are unraced, including Parade of Colors (Leading the Parade - Arcanum by Unbridled), who is the second runner for her sire Leading the Parade. His first runner, Winter Parade Doll, was 10th at Saratoga on August 9 in her only start. Stakes-placed Leading the Parade is a son of grade I winner My Flag, who has produced grade I winner Storm Flag Flying. Parade of Colors sold for $15,000 at 2, and is a half sister to the turf winner Judiciary. Their dam, Arcanum, is a half sister to 5 winners, including turf stakes winner Rahy's Chance.

Selling for $140,000 as a yearling was Peek of Heaven (Sky Mesa - Proud Angel by Fusaichi Pegasus), who is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Proud Angel. Proud Angel is a half sister to 4 winners, including grade II winner Western Pride.

Sweet City Band (City Zip - Sweet Game (IRE) by Dixieland Band) sold for $9,000 as a yearling, and for $47,000 as a 2-year-old. She is the second foal out of the unplaced mare Sweet Game. Sweet Game is a half sister to 2 winners.

Miss Hard Ten (Rock Hard Ten - Jazz Meeting by General Meeting) brought $20,000 as a weanling, and $18,000 as a 2-year-old. She is a half sister to the winner Harmony Rein. Their dam, Jazz Meeting, is a full sister to 1 winner, and a half sister to 5 winners, including turf stakes winner Sabadilla.

She's Got Rhythm (Trippi - Mountrhythm by Montbrook) was a $18,000 weanling, and sold for $10,000 as a yearling. She is the second foal out of the unraced mare Mountrhythm. Mountrhythm is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Adhrhythm, who earned $642,872.

My Lordship, dam of Heiress's Kingdom (Kingmambo - My Lordship by Lord Avie), was a stakes winner on the turf and dirt. She was also 2 for 2 at 2, and earned $512,660 in her career. Heiress's Kingdom is her first foal. My Lordship is a half sister to 5 winners, including turf stakes winner American Tourist.

First Position (Polish Payola - Heel and Toe by Pas Seul) is out of the turf winning mare Heel and Toe, who has produced 2 winners from 2 to run. One of First Position's siblings won on the turf, the other was a debut winner at 2. Heel and Toe is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 7 winners, including turf stakes winners Gilded Set and Ellin B.

Gracymygracy (Lion Hearted - Grinamic by Grindstone) is the second foal out of Grinamic, who was a winner at 2. Grinamic's first foal, Stormin Jerry, was a winner on the turf at 2. Grinamic is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Tactical Brush and Dynamic Time.

Grade III turf stakes-placed Who's Cozy, dam of Campaign Vows (Broken Vow - Who's Cozy by Cozzene), was also a winner on the turf. Campaign Vows is her first foal. Who's Cozy is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner American Victory.

Embarr (Royal Academy - In too Deep by The Deep (IRE)) is the first foal out of In too Deep, who was a winner and stakes-placed on the turf.

MTO entrant Power to Please (Grand Slam - Power Play by Fast Play) is out of grade III winner Power Play. Power Play won her only race at 2, and earned $469,176 in her career. Power Play has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Vegas Play. Three of Power to Please's siblings won at 2, and one was a debut winner that season. The remaining winning sibling was a debut winner at 3.

Trix Are for Katz is a Chargirl for First Prize

September 23, 2010
Hoosier Park Race 5

Maiden Special Weight
1 mile
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 7:14 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. She'snhidef
2. First Prize
3. Hurrican Sara
4. Trix Are for Katz
5. Sunday Brewski
6. Double Fives
7. Tomicolee
8. Miss Mulligan
9. Chargirl
10. Ms. Tiptaptoe

Trix Are for Katz (Bluegrass Cat - Every Trick by Grand Slam) is scheduled to make her 6th start in this mile contest at Hoosier Park. She has run twice previously at Hoosier, finishing 7th in a 5 furlong race on August 1, and 6th in a 6 furlong race on September 5. Her earlier running was done at Colonial Downs, where she was 2nd and 4th in 2 turf starts, and 3rd in one dirt start. She most recently worked on September 18, going 3 furlongs in :39.80 at Hoosier. Trix Are for Katz is the first foal out of stakes-placed Every Trick, who earned $129,469. Every Trick is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Whiskey Lit. Bluegrass Cat's 39 runners have made 97 total starts, recording 13 wins, 13 seconds, 14 thirds, and $513,731 in earnings.

Miss Mulligan (Milwaukee Brew - Miss Delia by Out of Place) is part of an entry with Trix Are for Katz. She finished 7th in her only start, a mile Maiden Claiming race on the Ellis Park turf on September 3. She is out of the winning mare Miss Delia, who was a winner at 2. Miss Delia has produced the winner Miss Lucy Mae. Miss Delia is a half sister to 5 winners.

She'snhidef (Kela - Prize Moment by Pure Prize) and Hurrican Sara (Kela - Hello Hebe by Homebuilder), who are both by Kela, finished 3rd and 5th in a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Hoosier Park on August 29. She'snhidef previously finished 3rd in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Ellis Park on August 6. She is the first foal out of the unraced mare Prize Moment. Prize Moment is a half sister to 5 winners, including group III winner Duck Row. Hurrican Sara has no other starts. She is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Hurricane Hebe. Two of her siblings were winners at 2, including Hurricane Hebe. Hello Hebe, dam of Hurrican Sara, is a half sister to 8 winners.

Chargirl (Indian Charlie - Charlie My Girl by Unbridled's Song) finished 2nd in her only start, a 6 furlong race at Ellis Park on September 6. She sold for $92,000 as a yearling, and is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 2 winners. One of her siblings won at 2. Charlie My Girl, dam of Chargirl, is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Magic Broomstick.

Tomicolee (Greeley's Galaxy - Secret Crypt by Honour and Glory) is a veteran of 3 starts, all at Presque Isle Downs. She finished 9th at 5.5 furlongs on August 14, 8th at a mile and 70 yards on August 27, and 8th at a mile and 70 yards on September 16. She is by first-crop sire Greeley's Galaxy, whose 6 runners have made 13 total starts, registering 1 win, 1 third, and $20,622 in earnings. Tomicolee is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Secret Crypt. Secret Crypt is a half sister to 3 winners. 

Ms. Tiptaptoe (Tapit - Princess Willow by Silver Deputy) has run twice, finishing 5th at 4.5 furlongs on July 20, and 6th at a mile on the Arlington Park turf on August 26. She sold for $75,000 as a weanling, and $130,000 as a yearling. Princess Willow, dam of Ms. Tiptaptoe, won 3 races at 2, including 2 stakes. Overall, she earned $189,253. Princess Willow has produced stakes winner Royal Again, who earned $158,795.

First Prize (Vindication - Jaramar Rain by Thunder Gulch) was 7th in her only start, a 5 furlong race at Ellis Park on August 22. She is out of stakes winner Jaramar Rain, who earned 292,660, and was placed at 2. Jaramar Rain has produced 2 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Imperial Council. Imperial Council was a winner at 2, and has earned $256,815 through 2010.

Double Fives (Rock Hard Ten - Willa Broke by Pembroke) has also run once, finishing 8th at 5.5 furlongs on the Ellis Park turf on August 29. She is out of the winning mare Willa Broke. Willa Broke is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Lady Reiko and grade I winner Will's Way.

Completing the field is unraced Sunday Brewski (Milwaukee Brew - Sunday Roar by Roar), who sold for $22,000 as a yearling. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Sunday Roar, who earned $114,410. Sunday Roar is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Retaliation.

Other Two-Year-Old Entry

Thatagirl (filly; Henny Hughes - Miss Bridget Jones by Peaks and Valleys) runs in race 1 at Belmont Park, a 7 furlong Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $65,000) on the turf. Post time is 1:00 PM ET. Thatagirl has run twice, finishing 8th in a Maiden Special Weight race on a sloppy track at Saratoga on August 5, and 2nd on a muddy track in a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Saratoga on August 16. She's worked a couple of times since her last start, including 4 furlongs in :47.47 on September 19 at Aqueduct. It was the fastest of 36 works at the distance. 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 33 runners, which have started 67 total times, recording 8 wins, 9 seconds, 7 thirds, and $190,490 in earnings.

Returning Workers

September 21

Flowerming (filly; Bellamy Road - Red Sonnet by Red Ransom) worked 5 furlongs in 1:04.00 at Saratoga.

At Delaware Park, Jinjalad (colt; Bellamy Road - Maria Dolores by Prized) went 5 furlongs in 1:04.00.

Ruby Road (gelding; Bellamy Road - Ruby Delight by Pulpit) worked from the gate at Delaware Park, 5 furlongs in 1:01.80.

Grade III stakes-placed A Z Warrior (filly; Bernardini - Carson Jen by Carson City) worked at Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs in :59.20. It was the fastest of 49 works at the distance.

At Double Diamond Farm, Dreamalot (colt; Bernardini - Drina by Regal and Royal) worked 2 furlongs in :25.38.

At Churchill Downs, Great Exuma (colt; Bernardini - Elusive Diva by Elusive Quality) went 5 furlongs in 1:04.40.

Hammers Bullet (colt; Bernardini - Country Melody by Gone West) worked at Remington Park, 5 furlongs in 1:01.47.

At Calder, My Other Girl (filly; Bernardini - Guilty Pleasure by Pine Bluff) went 4 furlongs from the gate in :50.00.

Broadway Tune (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Sung in Tune by Unbridled's Song) went 4 furlongs in :49.60 at Churchill Downs.

Hellcat Senior (colt; Bluegrass Cat - On the Fritz by Mahogany Hall) worked 4 furlongs in :50.40 at Churchill.

Retail (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Jill Robin L by Precocity) worked at Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs in 1:01.40. It was the fastest of 7 works at the distance.

At Belmont, Uncle Carm (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Lady Cruella by Capote) went 4 furlongs in :48.66.

May Day Rose (filly; Rockport Harbor - May Day Bluff by Pine Bluff) worked at Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs in :59.60.

Paging Penelopy (filly; Rockport Harbor - Liberada by Spend a Buck) went 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Delaware Park.

September 22

Bellamy Flyer (colt; Bellamy Road - Highland Tootsie by Highland Blade) worked at Belmont, 5 furlongs in 1:02.06.

Tidwell (colt; Bellamy Road - Back It Up by Mt. Livermore) worked from the gate at Delaware Park, 5 furlongs in 1:00.60.

Night Drive (filly; Bernardini - Belle Nuit by Dr. Carter) worked 4 furlongs in :50.94 at Saratoga.

At Penn National, Systems Go (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Risk Aversion by Grindstone) went 4 furlongs in :49.00.

Tanit (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Miss Marcia by Mr. Greeley) worked at the Churchill Downs Training Center, 4 furlongs in :50.40.

At Saratoga, Stephanie Jayne (filly; Henny Hughes - Pratella by Jade Hunter) went 3 furlongs in :39.89.

Casco Bay (filly; Rockport Harbor - Way Beyond by Ordway) went 3 furlongs in :38.04 at Belmont.

Maya Code (colt; Rockport Harbor - Faux Pas (IRE) by Sadler's Wells) worked at Woodbine, 4 furlongs in :50.20.

Also at Woodbine, Seaman Harbor (filly; Rockport Harbor - Everything by Geiger Counter) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.00.

At Aqueduct, Third Row Center (filly; Rockport Harbor - Retained by Star of the Crop) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.94.

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Fran Loszynski

I read somewhere "Glory is Fleeting" but I know in my heart Afleet Express will be back. He will be stronger and even more competitive because he loves to race. To Mr. Cherry, Gainesway Farm, and Mr. Jerkens; I am heartbroken but the "tear" in our hearts is only temporary. The Express will be leaving the station again and we will be cheering.  Thank you Afleet Express for the wonderful Travers Race, thank you Javier. See you both next year-Be Well.

23 Sep 2010 8:05 AM
Fran Loszynski

Afleet Express to Afleet Again:

Hey Bro! got a little injury here on the leg.  Don't worry you know we have Pa's great bones! Can you carry the Penn Derby for the both of us! Won't be running for awhile but will be watching- Bring it home for Dad. See you next year and send a doggie-bag of peppermints for me when you win Saturday!

23 Sep 2010 8:23 AM
Betsy

Hoping for great things from Littlegreatone - IF they are still on the turf.

I can't wait to see AZ Warrior get on the dirt........

23 Sep 2010 1:51 PM
New Orleans Lady

Littlegreatone - what a great name!  And if she's anything like her mama, she'll have a great kick too! I would luv to see this little one run a great race today but I don't get any racing channel at work and I should be working right now, but I am just so excited about this baby - hopefully there will be a replay somewhere. Megahertz is one of my favorites -such power with a great big heart all in a little dynamite package. Good luck Littlegreatone, I'm sure you'll be great.  And take care Afleet Express and come back to us.

23 Sep 2010 1:56 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Betsy - turf is firm at Laurel.

New Orleans Lady - check back here tomorrow, we will have a replay of the race.

23 Sep 2010 2:11 PM

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