News and Notes
Road to War (Bellamy Road - Crusading Time by Count the Time) was scratched from race 7 at Arlington Park. The winner was Hydro Power (Aptitude - Deposit Express by Deposit Ticket), who took the lead at the break and never looked back. Watch the Replay.
Trix Are for Katz (Bluegrass Cat - Every Trick by Grand Slam) was scratched from race 5 at Hoosier Park. The winner was Hurrican Sara (Kela - Hello Hebe by Homebuilder), who went gate-to-wire at 23-1. Watch the Replay.
Such a Sweet Win
They were off the turf, and on the sloppy main track. Country Flair
(Country Be Gold - Sanadel by Stack), High On Kitten
(Kitten's Joy - High Chant by War Chant), Saint Margaret
(Saint Afleet - Kali Light by Colony Light), Vital Victory
(Bwana Charlie - Victory Chime by Polish Numbers), and Raceabithea
(Smart Strike - Entendu by Diesis (GB)) were scratched. AE entrant Such a Sweet Girl
(Proud and True - Forest Dunes by Green Forest) drew into the race. Joyous Music
(Bellamy Road - Pyrite Queen by Wavering Monarch) opened at less than even money, but Such a Sweet Girl was favored at post time. First-timer Harlem Renaissance
(Proud and True - Sioux Chant by Reparations) caught my eye, and Such a Sweet Girl looked good on the track. Joyous Music took the early lead, despite stumbling. She was rank early, but soon settled down. Harlem Renaissance and Michelle's Trip
(Trippi - Flit About by Fly So Free) were keeping her company. Bala Roja
(Red Bullet - Lost Judgement by Judge Smells) was off slowly and was rank. Harlem Renaissance dropped back, but Joyous Music and Michelle's Trip continued up front. Michelle's Trip moved into the lead in the stretch, but Such a Sweet Girl was coming. She surged into the lead, and won by 3. Michelle's Trip was another 9 lengths in front of Joyous Music, who did hold third with a better finish than in her last race. Watch the Replay
September 23, 2010
Calder Race Course Race 4
Maiden Special Weight
|Such a Sweet Girl
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It's Artie's Party
The turf was firm, and Cat N Caboodle
(Tale of the Cat - Hedge Ratio by Unbridled) was scratched. Buffgirl
(Quiet American - Icelandic Dancer by Eskimo) was favored through much of the wagering, but the Artie Schiller entry of Artie's Party
(Artie Schiller - May We by Carson City) and Schillerette
(Artie Schiller - Missmaybe by Tale of the Cat) got the nod when they went in the gate. Littlegreatone
(Bernardini - Megahertz (GB) by Pivotal (GB)) was almost 6-1. First-timer Arcina
(Arch - Princess Consort by Dixieland Band) looked good on the track. Artie's Party was a tad agitated. Sassy Number
(Include - Star Number by Polish Numbers) acted up a bit at the load, and went in without her jockey. Littlegreatone went in well, but came back out again. She hesitated at the start, and was at the back early. Buffgirl went to the front. Yourteepeeormine
(Chief Seattle - Midnight Magic by Cahill Road) was in pursuit, but Buffgirl spurted away. She built up a several length lead. Artie's Party began to make up ground, and Sassy Number was moving as well. Artie's Party went to the lead, pulling away from Sassy Number. On the scene late was Settling for Gold
(Seeking the Gold - Settling Mist by Pleasant Colony), but it was too little too late to catch Artie's Party. Littlegreatone never got into gear after her hesitation at the start, finishing 9th. Artie's Party is the 5th winner for Artie Schiller. Watch the Replay
September 23, 2010
Laurel Park Race 7
Maiden Special Weight
|Settling for Gold
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Winning the Hard Way
The turf was firm. The only scratches were the MTOs, leaving a full field of 12 to battle. Caribbean Lady
(Speightstown - Graceful Leigh by Clever Trick) was favored. Hen Reception
(Henny Hughes - Court Reception by A. P. Indy) was a cool 27-1. I didn't get a good look at her, but she looked decent from what I saw. I liked the look of First Position
(Polish Payola - Heel and Toe by Pas Seul) in the paddock. Campaign Vows
(Broken Vow - Who's Cozy by Cozzene) was a little wild. Miss Hard Ten
(Rock Hard Ten - Jazz Meeting by General Meeting) was interesting. Embarr
(Royal Academy - In too Deep by The Deep (IRE)) was reluctant to load, and started slowly. Up front, it was favorite Caribbean Lady showing the way with Gracymygracy
(Lion Hearted - Grinamic by Grindstone) pressing. Hen Reception was off to a decent start, sitting about mid-pack. Caribbean Lady left Gracymygracy behind, but Miss Hard Ten was getting involved. Those two pulled away from the pack and battled for the duration. They were both green in the stretch, with Caribbean Lady coming out often. Caribbean crossed the wire 1 1/4 lengths in front of Miss Hard Ten, who was another 2 3/4 lengths clear of the next bunch. A neck, 2 heads, and a nose seperated Parade of Colors
(Leading the Parade - Arcanum by Unbridled), First Position, Hen Reception, Peek of Heaven
(Sky Mesa - Proud Angel by Fusaichi Pegasus), and Campaign Vows. There was a stewards' inquiry, and an objection lodged by the jockey of Miss Hard Ten against the jockey of Caribbean Lady. The order of finish was reversed, and Miss Hard Ten was awarded the win. I had the exacta either way, but it paid better with Miss Hard Ten on top. Watch the Replay
September 23, 2010
Laurel Park Race 9
Maiden Special Weight
|Miss Hard Ten
|Parade of Colors
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Other Two-Year-Old Result
Thatagirl (filly; Henny Hughes - Miss Bridget Jones by Peaks and Valleys) set the pace in her Maiden Claiming race at Belmont Park, but weakened late and finished 5th. Watch the Replay.
Alluring Squall has the Inside Deal to Love Money
September 24, 2010
Arlington Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
About 1 mile turf
Post Time: 4:33 PM ET HRTV
||Point Your Finger
Alluring Squall (Bernardini - Appealing Storm by Valid Appeal) makes her first start on the turf at Arlington Park. She has been working on the Polytrack at Arlington, including 5 furlongs in 1:03.20 on September 17. She is out of Appealing Storm, who was a debut winner at 2. Appealing Storm has produced grade III turf winner Single Solution and grade I turf winner Vacare. Appealing Storm is a half sister to 3 winners. Bernardini's 25 runners have made 44 total starts, reocording 8 wins, 11 seconds, 2 thirds, and earnings of $313,166.
Also unraced are Juliet Tango (Whywhywhy - Roberto's Hope by Roberto), Cryptocandiac (Candy Ride (ARG) - Citi Pearl by Citidancer), and Love Money (Alphabet Soup - Pupil by Unbridled). Juliet Tango sold for $30,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade II turf stakes-placed Roberto's Hope. Roberto's Hope has produced 5 winners, 2 of which won on the turf. Roberto's Hope is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winners Too Cool to Fool and Misty Hour, and turf stakes winner Merit Wings. Cryptocandiac is out of Citi Pearl, who was a winner at 2. Citi Pearl has produced 4 winners from 4 to run, including grade II turf winner Workin for Hops, who was a debut winner at 2, and who has earned $396,176 through 2010. Workin for Hops runs in the Kent Stakes (gr. III) on the Delaware turf on September 25. Two other siblings of Cryptocandiac won at 2, and two won on the turf. Love Money sold for $50,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of stakes winner Pupil, who earned $204,280. Pupil has produced 2 winners, and is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade III winner Naughty New Yorker.
Inside Deal (More Than Ready - No Mud On Me by Great Above), Countess Vindi (Vindication - Debit Account by Mr. Prospector), MTO entrant Courtesy Call (Fusaichi Pegasus - Mary by Cat Thief), and Holy Heavens (Holy Bull - Heavens Passport by Awesome Again) finished 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 7th in a mile turf race at Arlington Park on August 26. Inside Deal has 2 additional starts, finishing 2nd at 5 furlongs on July 8, and 4th at a mile and a sixteenth on August 5. Those starts were on the Polytrack at Arlington. Inside Deal is a half sister to 4 winners, and a full sister to stakes winner Frisco Star. Frisco Star won his only race at 2, and was also a winner on the turf. Another of Inside Deal's siblings also won on the turf. No Mud On Me, dam of Inside Deal, is a half sister to 10 winners, including stakes winners Love Triangle and Bear On. Countess Vindi also ran on the Arlington turf on August 7, finishing 4th at 5 furlongs on a yielding course. She is out of the mare Debit Account, who was a winner at 2. Debit Account has produced 5 winners, including turf stakes winner Dr Large and grade III turf winner Lomaki. Another sibling was a winner at 2. Courtesy Call previously ran 5 furlongs at Arlington on July 29, finishing 3rd. She is a full sister to stakes-placed Key Largo, who was a winner at 2. She is also a half sister to one winner. Mary, dam of Courtesy Call, is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade I winner Mass Media. Holy Heavens finished 2nd on the Arlington turf on August 7, in front of Countess Vindi. She also ran 5 furlongs on the Arlington Park Polytrack on July 8, finishing 6th. Holy Heavens is out of the winning mare Heavens Passport, who has produced the winner Awesome Truth. Heavens Passport is a half sister to 3 winners.
Point Your Finger (Royal Academy - No Beans by Unreal Zeal) is a veteran of 5 starts, including 4 at Arlington Park. She has finished 2nd in her last three starts, at 5 furlongs on August 6, at 5.5 furlongs on August 27, and at a mile and a sixteenth on September 11. She also finished 3rd in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Woodbine on June 4. She is out of No Beans, who was a stakes winner at 2. No Beans has produced 2 winners, including stakes-placed No Seconds Please, who was a winner on the turf. Her other winning offspring, Just Gettin Close, was a winner at 2.
Ancient Eyes (Full Mandate - Geriano by Sefapiano) has run twice on the Arlington Park turf, finishng 5th in a 5.5 furlong race on August 27, and 4th at a mile on September 12. She sold for $4,500 as a 2-year-old, and is out of stakes winner Geriano, who was a winner at 2. Geriano has produced 4 winners from 5 to run.
Princess Aragorn (Aragorn (IRE) - Kat Princess by El Prado (IRE)) also ran on the Arlington Park turf on September 12, but in a 5 furlong race where she finished 3rd. She is by first-crop sire Aragorn, whose 28 runners have made 69 total starts, recording 7 wins, 11 seconds, 12 thirds, and $228,687 in earnings. Princess Aragorn sold for $14,000 as a 2-year-old, and is the first foal out of the turf winning mare Kat Princess. Kat Princess is a half sister to 5 winners.
Pig Sooie (Belong to Me - Countessa by Lord At War (ARG)) made her only start on the turf at Ellis Park, finishing 6th in a mile race on August 22. She is out of the turf winning mare Countessa, who has produced 2 winners. Both of her winners won on the turf and one won at 2. Countessa is a half sister to 6 winners.
Abuela Emma (Trust N Luck - Big Sprucer by Big Spruce) has run twice on the Arlington Park Polytrack, finishing 6th at 5 furlongs on July 29, and 9th at a mile on September 9. She sold for $10,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of Big Sprucer, a winner at 2. Big Sprucer has produced 3 winners, one of which won at 2. Big Sprucer is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winners Dr. Greer, Fightin' Buck, and Lew Lew Joleur.
AE entrant Accelero (Dynaformer - Spanked by Deputy Minister) has run three times. She was 6th at 4.5 furlongs on the dirt at Churchill Downs on June 24, and then finished 6th and 9th in 2 Ellis Park mile turf races, on July 17 and August 15. She is a half sister to Bravo Whiskey, who was a winner at 2. Their dam, Spanked, is a half sister to 7 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Tipperary Melody.
Other Two-Year-Old Entry
Bluegrass Bear (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Star of Glory by Unbridled) debuts in race 1 at Woodbine, a 7 furlong Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $50,000) on the Polytrack. Post time is 1:00 PM ET. Bluegrass Bear has been working at Woodbine, including 4 furlongs in :50.80 on September 20. He brought $32,000 as a 2-year-old, and is the second foal out of the winning mare Star of Glory. Star of Glory is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winners Comet Shine and Misty Mission. Bluegrass Cat's 39 runners have made 97 combined starts, recording 13 wins, 13 seconds, 14 thirds, and $513,731 in earnings.
Three-Year-Old Stakes Entry
Saint Isabelle (filly; Saint Liam - Fortyniner Fever by Forty Niner) runs in the Palomares Stakes at 1 1/16 miles at Fairplex. Post time is 8:10 PM ET.
Logan's Lake (colt; Bellamy Road - Kristy K by Meadowlake) worked 4 furlongs from the gate at Turfway in :52.80. He is out of Kristy K, who was a winner at 2. Kristy K has produced stakes winner Tishmeister, who earned $186,255.
Certain Appeal (colt; Rockport Harbor - African Sunrise by Tale of the Cat) worked at Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs in :38.20. He sold for $70,000 as a weanling, and is the first foal out of the winning mare African Sunrise. African Sunrise is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Asyouwish and group III winner Tough Speed.
Appian Way (colt; Bellamy Road - Roman Jet by Roman Diplomat) worked at the Thoroughbred Center, 4 furlongs in :51.00.
Electric Boots (filly; Bellamy Road - Lalka by Dynaformer) worked at Churchill, 3 furlongs in :36.00.
Stakes winner Embellished (filly; Bellamy Road - Birthright by Belong to Me) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.80 on a good track at Northlands Park.
At Remington Park, Vintaggrace (filly; Bellamy Road - Fast Lover by Not For Love) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.60.
Arthur's Tale (colt; Bernardini - Owsley by Harlan) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.67 at Belmont Park.
At Presque Isle, Did Not Stutter (filly; Bernardini - She Says It Best by Stormy Atlantic) went 3 furlongs in :38.00.
At Hollywood Park, Around the Twig (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Fabulous Finish by Grand Slam) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.60.
Blue Laser (colt; Bluegrass Cat - With a Princess by With Approval) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.60 at Woodbine.
Field of Clover (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Zuri Ridge by Cox's Ridge) also worked at Woodbine, 4 furlongs in :50.60.
At Penn National, Lady Bluegrass (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Unbridled Lady by Unbridled) went 4 furlongs in :50.00.
McDuffie (filly; Henny Hughes - Jetinto Houston by Houston) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.60 at Hollywood Park.
Star Dance M D (colt; Henny Hughes - Dance Alexa by Southern Halo) worked at Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs in 1:01.00.
Grade III stakes-placed Minutesandtouches (gelding; Rockport Harbor - Flexible Princess by Honour and Glory) went 6 furlongs in 1:13.80.
Rockabyebaby (filly; Rockport Harbor - Ho Baby by Gilded Time) worked 4 furlongs in :49.00 at Woodbine.
At Monmouth, Rockport Picture (filly; Rockport Harbor - Truart by Yes It's True) went 3 furlongs in :36.80.
At Fairplex, Sinai (colt; Rockport Harbor - Dontgetinmyway by Machiavellian) went 3 furlongs in :36.80.
Staff Sargeant (colt; Rockport Harbor - Falconese by Imperial Falcon) worked at Hollywood Park, 4 furlongs in :50.60.