News and Notes
Fort Hughes (Henny Hughes - Forty Greeta (ARG) by Roar) was scratched from the 7th at Belmont. The winner was Economic Summit (Malibu Moon - Summit Lite by Mt. Livermore), who held off favored Adios Charlie (Indian Charlie - Teak Totem by Northern Afleet). Storm 'n Indian (Storm Cat - Fleet Indian by Indian Charlie) never really looked comfortable, and finished 8th (last). Watch the Replay.
Results October 7
Malicious (colt; Rockport Harbor - My Allegiance by Exploit) took the lead from the start of his mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming race at Calder, but got tired late and finished 4th. He is improving, however, which is good to see. Watch the Replay.
Bellamy Lass (filly; Bellamy Road - Seraphic Too by Southern Halo) finished 8th in race 2 at Hawthorne, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Watch the Replay.
May Day Rose (Rockport Harbor - May Day Bluff by Pine Bluff) was scratched from race 6 at Oak tree at Hollywood Park, a 6.5 furlong Allowance.
Embellished (filly; Bellamy Road - Birthright by Belong to Me) makes her third start in the mile Freedom of the City Stakes at Northlands Park. Post time is 11:42 PM ET. Embellished finished 3rd in her debut at 3.5 furlongs on June 30, and then won the 6 furlong Princess Margaret Stakes on July 17, and the 6.5 furlong Bird of Pay Stakes on August 28. All of her starts have been at Northlands Park. Since the Bird of Pay, she has worked several times at Northlands, including 4 furlongs in :49.80 on October 3. Embellished sold for $1,700 as a weanling, and is a half sister to the winner Fame Game. Birthright, dam of Embellished, is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Stolen Title and grade II winner Fit for a Queen.
Alta Boy is a Mystical Terp in the Wildcat Formation
October 8, 2010
Laurel Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
5.5 furlongs turf
Post Time: 2:10 PM ET HRTV
||Baton On Fire
||D D's Buddy
||Summer in Giza
Alta Boy (Bluegrass Cat - Alta Love by Gone West) makes his fourth start in this 5.5 furlong contest on the turf at Laurel. His most recent start was also at 5.5 furlongs on the Laurel turf, where he finished 8th on September 15. In two prior dirt starts, he finished 6th at 4.5 furlongs on July 10 at Charles Town, and 8th at 5 furlongs at Penn National on July 31. Alta Boy brought $60,000 as a 2-year old, and is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Alta Love. Alta Love is a half sister to 7 winners, including grade II turf winner Lasting Approval and grade I winner Icon Project, who was grade II stakes-placed on the turf. Bluegrass Cat's 45 runners have made 112 total starts, recording 14 wins, 16 seconds, 16 thirds, and $597,815 in earnings.
Cap'n Raymond (Artie Schiller - Flying Kitty by Lord Carson) finished 3rd, in front of Alta Boy, on September 15 at Laurel. He previously finished 2nd at 5.5 furlongs on the Laurel turf on August 8, and 3rd at 5.5 furlongs on the Colonial Downs turf on July 17. He is by first-year sire Artie Schiller, whose 27 runners have made 49 combined starts, registering 6 wins, 5 seconds, 8 thirds, and $185,419 in earnings. Cap'n Raymond sold for $25,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of the winning mare Flying Kitty. Flying Kitty was a winner at 2, and earned $156,672 overall. She has produced the winner Unveil the Mask, who was a winner at 2.
Summer in Giza (Great Pyramid (IRE) - Summer Dance by Sword Dance (IRE)) most recently finished 4th in a 7 furlong Maiden Claiming race on the turf at Belmont on September 23. Previously, he was 5th at 7 furlongs at Saratoga on August 25, and 6th at 4.5 furlongs at Philadelphia Park on August 1. Both of those starts were Maiden Claiming races on the dirt. Summer in Giza is a half brother to 2 winners, one of which won at 2 and on the turf. Summer Dance, dam of Summer in Giza, is a full sister to 2 winners, including grade I turf winner Marlin. She is also a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Lindsey Lane.
Wildcat Formation (Forest Wildcat - Autumn Moon by Mr. Prospector) has run twice on the dirt at Delaware Park. He was 4th at 5.5 furlongs on August 25, and 2nd at 6 furlongs on October 2. A $40,000 yearling, Wildcat Formation is a half brother to 3 winners, including Suteki Shinsukekun, a group III winner on the turf in Japan, who was also a winner on the turf at 2. Another sibling was also a winner at 2. Autumn Moon, dam of Wildcat Formation, is a full sister to 3 winners, including group III turf winner Tereshkova and group I turf winner Lycius. She is also a half sister to 5 winners, including turf stakes winner Book Collector and grade II turf winner Akabir.
D D's Buddy (Rock Slide - Vaulted by Allen's Prospect) was 7th in his lone start, a 5.5 furlong dirt contest at Laurel on September 22. He is out of Vaulted, who was stakes-placed on the turf and dirt, and earned $130,908 in her career. Vaulted has produced 7 winners, including turf stakes winner Kosmo's Buddy, who has earned $298,095 through 2010. Kosmo's Buddy was also a winner at 2, and stakes-placed on the turf that season. Another sibling of D D's Buddy was a winner on the turf, and two others won at 2.
The others in the main field are unraced, including Dang (Gone West - Piping Hot by Tabasco Cat), who sold for $160,000 as a yearling. He is out of the unraced mare Piping Hot, who has produced 3 winners from 3 to run. One of Dang's siblings won on the turf. Piping Hot is a half sister to 3 winners, including Crucifijo, a group I winner in Mexico.
Selling for 30,000 as a yearling was Mystical Terp
(Lion Hearted - Mystical Tap by Pleasant Tap), who is the second foal out of the placed mare Mystical Tap.
Mystical Tap is a half sister to the winner Baltimore Classic.
Baton On Fire (Bernstein - Smokin' Greida by Smoke Glacken) is the first foal out of stakes-placed Smokin' Greida, who earned $143,430. Smokin' Greida is a half sister to 8 winners.
Christian's Rocket (Aptitude - Princess Ariana by Kingmambo) is a half brother to the turf winner Eurodollar. Princess Ariana, dam of Christian's Rocket, is a half sister to the winner Sammy From Miami.
Bakyt (Sligo Bay (IRE) - Davcat by Slewpy) is out of Davcat, who was placed on the turf. Davcat has produced 5 winners, 4 of which won on the turf. Davcat is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners.
Connor's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Royal Remedy by Royal Academy) sold for $6,000 as a 2-year-old, and is a half brother to 3 winners. All three of Connor's Kitten's winning siblings won on the turf, and two won at 2, including one that was a debut winner at 2. Royal Remedy, dam of Connor's Kitten, is a half sister to grade I stakes-placed Go for Glamour.
Turf stakes winner Senza Paura, dam of Maldini (Hennessy - Senza Paura by Fly Till Dawn), earned $150,141 in 16 starts. She has produced 3 winners, from 4 to run, including stakes winner Gattopardo. One of Maldini's siblings won at 2, and one won on the turf. Senza Paura is a half sister to 6 winners, including Germany, a group I winner on the turf in Germany.
Also unraced is AE entrant Saladin (Lion Heart - Shires Reflection by El Prado (IRE)), who is part of an entry with Connor's Kitten. He brought $2,000 as a 2-year-old, and is the second foal out of Shires Reflection, who was placed on the turf. Shires Reflection's first foal, Every Whim, is a winner on the turf. Shires Reflection is a full sister to turf stakes winner Image and grade III turf winner Shires Ende; and a half sister to 3 winners.
AE entrant Unbridled Tune (Songandaprayer - Frenchglen by Forestry) finished 10th in a 1 1/16 mile Maiden Special Weight on the turf at Laurel on October 7, and will be scratched from this spot.
Other Two-Year-Old Entry
Bluegrass Bull (colt; Bluegrass Cat - La Gomera (IRE) by Hamas (IRE)) runs in race 9 at Calder, a 6.5 furlong Starter Allowance. Post time is 4:55 PM ET. Bluegrass Bull won his debut, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Calder on August 1. He then finished 3rd in the mile Seacliff Stakes at Calder on August 28. Since the Seacliff, he has worked several times at Calder, including 4 furlongs in :49.20 on October 2. Bluegrass Bull sold for $100,000 as a weanling, and is out of the winning mare La Gomera, who has produced the winner Begg's. La Gomera is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Autonomy and grade I winner Caffe Latte.
At Woodbine, Refugio (filly; Bernardini - Storm Minstrel by Storm Cat) went 3 furlongs in :37.80.
Cat Sweep (gelding; Bluegrass Cat - Nany's Sweep by End Sweep) went 4 furlongs in :49.15 at Belmont Park.
At Delaware Park, Kissing Bandit (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Lofty Lizzy by Unbridled's Song) went 6 furlongs in 1:15.60.
At Keeneland, Look West (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Twirlaway by Unbridled) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.40.
At Calder, Top Business (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Dynamic Lady by Dynaformer) worked 3 furlongs in :38.20. He is scheduled to make his debut Sunday at Calder.
Henny Hall (colt; Henny Hughes - Golden Marlin by Marlin) worked at Lone Star Park, 4 furlongs in :52.40.
Certain Appeal (colt; Rockport Harbor - African Sunrise by Tale of the Cat) worked 3 furlongs in :38.20 at Churchill.
Majestic Harbor (colt; Rockport Harbor - Champagne Royale by French Deputy) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 at Churchill Downs.
At Woodbine, Rockabyebaby (filly; Rockport Harbor - Ho Baby by Gilded Time) went 5 furlongs in 1:03.20.
At Hawthorne, Royale Harbor (filly; Rockport Harbor - Michele Royale by Groovy) worked 4 furlongs in :51.00.
Sinai (colt; Rockport Harbor - Dontgetinmyway by Machiavellian) worked at Fairplex, 4 furlongs in :48.60. It was the fastest of 7 works at the distance.
That Rocks (colt; Rockport Harbor - I'm Allthat by Orbit Dancer) worked 5 furlongs in 1:08.00 at Diamond D Ranch.