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Results October 8
Embellished (filly; Bellamy Road - Birthright by Belong to Me) finished first in the Freedom of the City Stakes at Northlands Park, but was disqualified for interfering with Spirited Winner (Singletary - Spirited Jaclyn by Native Prospector) in the stretch and placed third. The official winner was Caliente Roja (Captain Bodgit - April Red by Explosive Red). It was a tough break for Embellished. She was definitely coming out in the stretch, but I don't think that either Spirited Winner or Caliente Roja were going to get by her.
Summer Catches the Boy
The turf was labeled good. Wildcat Formation
(Forest Wildcat - Autumn Moon by Mr. Prospector) was scratched, as well as AE entrants Saladin
(Lion Heart - Shires Reflection by El Prado (IRE)) and Unbridled Tune
(Songandaprayer - Frenchglen by Forestry) Summer in Giza
(Great Pyramid (IRE) - Summer Dance by Sword Dance (IRE)) was favored, and Alta Boy
(Bluegrass Cat - Alta Love by Gone West) was almost 42-1. He looked good, however, in the prelims. It was a good start. Alta Boy went right to the lead, but he had company in the form of D D's Buddy
(Rock Slide - Vaulted by Allen's Prospect). Those two separated from the rest of the field. Alta Boy finally pulled away from D D's Buddy in the stretch, but favorite Summer in Giza was looming. He drove to the lead, but Alta Boy was game and hung in there. Summer in Giza bested Alta Boy by just a head at the wire. Making up good ground late was first-timer Mystical Terp
(Lion Hearted - Mystical Tap by Pleasant Tap), who should benefit for next time. It was a much improved effort from Alta Boy, who seems to have figured things out. Watch the Replay
October 8, 2010
Laurel Park Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
|Summer in Giza
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Other Two-Year-Old Result
Bluegrass Bull (colt; Bluegrass Cat - La Gomera (IRE) by Hamas (IRE)) finished second in race 9 at Calder, a 6.5 furlong Starter Allowance. He just couldn't quite run down Fast Jak. Watch the Replay.
Biondetti (colt; Bernardini - Lyphard's Delta by Lyphard) runs in the group I Gran Criterium at San Siro in Italy. He is a perfect 2 for 2, with wins on August 6 at Newmarket and on September 4 at Kempton. Both of those starts were at 7 furlongs. Biondetti sold for $350,000 as a yearling, and is out of group II winner Lyphard's Delta, who earned $151,642. Lyphard's Delta has produced 8 other winners, including grade III winner Delta Princess and grade I winner Indy Five Hundred. Both of these are by A. P. Indy, sire of Bernardini.
Grade III stakes-placed A Z Warrior (filly; Bernardini - Carson Jen by Carson City) tries dirt for the first time in the mile Frizette (gr. I) at Belmont Park. Post time is 4:43 PM ET. A Z Warrior was a winner first time out, in a 5.5 furlong contest at Hollywood Park on July 15. She then finished 2nd in the Sorrento (gr. III) at Del Mar on August 6, and 5th in the 7 furlong Darley Debutante (gr. I) at Del Mar on September 4. She has been working at Hollywood Park since the Debutante, including 5 furlongs in 1:00.20 on October 4. A Z Warrior is out of stakes-placed Carson Jen, who earned $137,425 in 17 starts. Carson Jen has produced 5 winners from 5 to run, including stakes winner J Z Warrior and grade III winner E Z Warrior. E Z Warrior won the Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (gr. III) at 2. Read more about the Frizette here.
Grade I stakes-placed Stay Thirsty (colt; Bernardini - Marozia by Storm Bird) is entered in the mile Champagne (gr. I) at Belmont Park. However, he is part of an entry with big buzz horse Uncle Mo, and is likely to be scratched. Post time is 5:15 PM ET. Stay Thirsty finished 2nd in his debut at 5.5 furlongs at Belmont on July 15, and then broke his maiden impressively at Saratoga on August 14. Most recently, he was 2nd in the 7 furlong Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) on September 6 at Saratoga, behind Boys At Tosconova. He has been working at Belmont, including 4 furlongs in :49.70 on October 3. Stay Thirsty sold for $160,000 as a yearling, and for $500,000 as a 2-year-old. He is out of the winning mare Marozia. Marozia has produced 7 winners from 7 to run, including stakes winner Superfly and grade III winner Andromeda's Hero. Read more about the Champagne here.
R Fast Cat has a Silent Score with a Getaway Guy
October 9, 2010
Keeneland Race 1
Maiden Claiming ($50,000)
Post Time: 1:05 PM ET TVG
||Eye for an Eye
||R Fast Cat
If you like freshman sires, this is the race for you. Including R Fast Cat, seven of the entrants are by first-crop sires.
R Fast Cat (Bluegrass Cat - R Fast Lady by Artax) makes his third start in this 6 furlong contest at Keeneland. He finished 5th in his debut at 5 furlongs in the mud at Ellis Park on August 21, and then was second at 5.5 furlongs at Turfway Park on September 12. He has worked twice at Keeneland since then, including 4 furlongs in :48.40 on October 3. R Fast Cat is the first foal out of stakes winner R Fast Lady, who earned $188,440 in 15 starts. R Fast Lady is a half sister to 4 winners. Bluegrass Cat has had 45 runners, which have made 114 total starts, recording 14 wins, 18 seconds, and 16 thirds, and $607,475 in earnings.
Hurricane Denton (War Front - Summer Exhibition by Royal Academy) is the veteran of the group, having started 6 times, 3 times on the turf, twice on the Tapeta of Presque Isle Downs, and once on the dirt at Churchill. He's finished 3rd once, and 2nd twice, including in his most recent start, a 6.5 furlong turf race at Kentucky Downs on September 20. He is by freshman sire War Front, whose 28 runners have made 87 combined starts, recording 12 wins, 18 seconds, 16 thirds, and $522,361 in earnings. Hurricane Denton sold for $20,000 as a yearling, and is a half brother to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Big Easy. Big Easy won his first two races at 2, and has earned $217,134 through 2010. Summer Exhibition, dam of Hurricane Denton, is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Up With the Flag and grade II winner Recoup the Cash.
Also by a first-year sire is Thankfulness (Congrats - Pelicus Affair by Pentelicus), who has run 4 times. He finished 8th at 5 furlongs at Churchill on June 26, 3rd at 5.5 furlongs at Saratoga on August 2, 6th at 5.5 furlongs at Saratoga on August 19, and 4th at a mile and 70 yards at Delaware Park on September 18. Congrats, sire of Thankfulness, has had 44 runners, which have made 131 combined starts, recording 26 wins, 18 seconds, 24 thirds, and $1,016,769 in earnings. Thankfulness sold for $27,000 as a weanling, and for $50,000 as a yearling. He is out of the unplaced mare Pelicus Affair. Pelicus Affair is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Village Dancer and grade II winner Pine Dance.
Silent Score (Bernstein - Demure (GB) by Machiavellian) has three starts to his credit, with a 2nd at 6 furlongs at Ellis on August 8, a 3rd at 6 furlongs at Hoosier on September 1, and a 5th at a mile on the grass at Kentucky Downs on September 20. A $70,000 yearling, he is a full brother to one winner; and a half brother to 3 winners, including stakes winners Coy and Il Warrd. Three of his siblings won at 2, including his full brother. Demure, dam of Silent Score, is a half sister to 9 winners, including group II winner Diffident.
Mad Aftershock (Don't Get Mad - Tempestuous Miss by Mr. Greeley) has run twice, both times at Ellis Park. He finished 8th at 6 furlongs on the dirt on August 8, and 4th at 5.5 furlongs on the turf on August 20. He is by first-year sire Don't Get Mad, whose 10 runners have made 18 starts in total, recording 3 wins, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, and $46,882 in earnings. Mad Aftershock is a half brother to the winner This Is Bananas. Their dam, Tempestuous Miss, is a half sister to 6 winners.
Lyddon (Value Plus - Valid Tenet by Valid Appeal) was 4th in his only start, a 6 furlong contest at Turfway Park on September 26. He sold for $20,000 as a weanling, and is out of the winning mare Valid Tenet. Valid Tenet has produced 7 winners, including stakes winners Rainman's Request and Appealing Wayz. Two of Lyddon's siblings won at 2.
Hondo Scores (Vindication - Candybedandy by Holy Bull) has also run once, finishing 6th in a 5 furlong race at Mountaineer on August 31. He is the first foal out of stakes winner Candybedandy, who earned $230,497. Candybedandy is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Caped for Flight.
The others are unraced, including Market Cap (Sharp Humor - Wreath of Gold by Lucky North), Eye for an Eye (Good Reward - Mauk One Eye by French Deputy), and Castalio (Giacomo - Wacissa by Boundary), who are all by freshman sires. Market Cap, who sold for $40,000 as a weanling, is by Sharp Humor. Sharp Humor's 40 runners have made 114 combined starts, recording 15 wins, 24 seconds, 14 thirds, and $573,722 in earnings. Stakes-placed Wreath of Gold, dam of Market Cap, won 2 races at 2, including her debut. She has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, including grade I stakes-placed Coax Kid. Coax Kid was a winner at 2, and finished 3rd in the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) that season. Wreath of Gold is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Herat of Gold and grade III winner Lost At Sea. Good Reward, sire of Eye for an Eye, has had 25 runners, which have started 80 times in all, with 12 wins, 7 seconds, 11 thirds, and $202,597 in earnings. Eye for an Eye sold for $7,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the unraced mare Mauk One Eye. Her first foal, Circlesanpictures, is a winner. Mauk One Eye is a half sister to 3 winners. Castalio is by Giacomo, whose 20 runners have made 52 total starts, recording 9 wins, 6 seconds, 8 thirds, and $192,585 in earnings. Castalio is out of the winning mare Wacissa, who has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner Courting Seattle. All three of Castalio's winning siblings were debut winners at 2. Wacissa is a half sister to 8 winners.
Ismael Grande (Hennessy - This Is Crazy (AUS) by Nureyev), who sold for $17,000 as a yearling, is the first foal out of the winning mare This Is Crazy. This Is Crazy is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes-placed Crazy Deputy. By the way, This Is Crazy has two siblings named Crazy Deputy, both by Frech Deputy. The stakes-placed horse Crazy Deputy was bred in Kentucky. The unraced mare Crazy Deputy was bred in Australia.
Getaway Guy (Yankee Gentleman - Kamaal by Irgun) is out of Kamaal, who was a winner at 2 and also stakes-placed that year. Kamaal has produced 2 winners, including stakes winner Cave's Valley, who earned $305,280. Both of her winning offspring were debut winners at 2, including Cave's Valley, who won his first 3 races as a 2-year-old. Kamaal is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Olguina.
Moonshine Magic is a Rockport Star
October 9, 2010
Parx Racing at Philadelphia Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
1 mile and 70 yards
Post Time: 2:31 PM ET
||Hard Rock Candy
||Believe in A.P.
Moonshine Magic (Bluegrass Cat - Rhum by Go for Gin) and Rockport Star (Rockport Harbor - Christmas Lights by Citidancer) meet at a mile and 70 yards at Philadelphia Park. Moonshine Magic has run twice, finishing 6th at 5 furlongs on July 16, and 3rd at a mile and 70 yards on August 28. Those starts were both at Monmouth Park. She's worked several times since her last race, including 5 furlongs in 1:02.40 at Monmouth on October 3. Moonshine Magic is out of stakes winner Rhum, who earned $306,234 in her career. Rhum has produced 3 winners, including stakes-placed Song of Pirates. Two of Moonshine Magic's siblings won at 2. Rhum is a half sister to grade II winner Private Emblem, and 9 other winners. Bluegrass Cat has had 45 runners, which have made 114 total starts, recording 14 wins, 18 seconds, and 16 thirds, and $607,475 in earnings. Rockport Star has also run twice. She was 4th at 5 furlongs at Monmouth Park on June 19, and 8th at 5.5 furlongs at Philadelphia Park on September 18. She sold for $80,000 as a weanling, and $90,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of stakes winner Christmas Lights, who was a winner at 2. Christmas Lights has produced 3 winners from 4 to run, including one that won at 2. Christmas Lights is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Gold Trippi. Rockport Harbor's 45 runners have made 91 total starts, recording 9 wins, 8 seconds, 14 thirds, and earnings of $383,674.
Hard Rock Candy (Wildcat Heir - D. D. Rocks by Tactical Advantage) finished 2nd, in front of Rockport Star, on September 18 at Philadelphia Park. She has three additional starts, and three additional second-place finishes, while running at Philadelphia Park, Monmouth, and Calder. Hard Rock Candy is the second foal out of the winning mare D. D. Rocks. D. D. Rocks is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winners Argos Appeal and Splendid Sound.
Enhancing (Forestry - Heavenly Prize by Seeking the Gold) faced Hard Rock Candy at 5.5 furlongs on August 29 at Monmouth Park, finishing behind her in 4th. It was Enhancing's only start. Champion Heavenly Prize, dam of Enhancing, won her first 2 races at 2, including the Frizette Stakes (gr. I). She also finished 3rd in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) that season. Overall, she earned $1,825,940 in 18 starts. Heavenly Prize has produced 6 winners, including stakes winner Cosmic, grade II winner Pure Prize, and grade I winner Good Reward. Two of Enhancing's siblings won at 2.
Believe in A. P. (A. P. Indy - I Believe in You by Pleasant Tap) has run three times. She was 7th at 5 furlongs on the dirt at Belmont on June 17, 3rd at a mile and a sixteenth on the Saratoga turf on July 30, and 5th in the P. G. Johnson Stakes also at a mile and a sixteenth on the Saratoga turf on September 1. Believe in A. P. 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, including a full brother to Believe in A. P.
Arcina (Arch - Princess Consort by Dixieland Band) also has experience on the turf, having finished 4th in a mile and a sixteenth contest on the Laurel turf on September 23. It was her only start. Arcina is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Princess Consort. Princess Consort is a half sister to 2 winners.
Dopke Gal (Dance With Ravens - Larrupin Gal by Larrupin') was also 4th in her lone race, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming contest at Saratoga on August 12. She is the second foal out of stakes winner Larrupin Gal. Larrupin Gal is a full sister to stakes-placed Lujien Lujien, and a half sister to 3 winners.
Mackerel Snapper (Lemon Drop Kid - Charitabledonation by Saint Ballado) was 8th in her first and only race, a 6 furlong turf race at Belmont on September 11. She is out of stakes winner Charitabledonation, who is the dam of 2 winners, including grade II winner Charitable Man. Charitable Man, who is a full brother to Mackerel Snapper, was 2 for 2 at 2, including a win in the Futurity Stakes (gr. II). Charitable Man has earned $475,800 through 2010.
Other Two-Year-Old Entries
Godolphin-owned Bernardini colts Jaridh (colt; Bernardini - Mansfield Park (GB) by Green Desert) and Plattsburgh (colt; Bernardini - Saranac Lake by Smart Strike) meet in a maiden race at a mile and 141 yards at Wolverhampton. Post time is 1:40 PM ET. Bernardini's 27 runners have made 50 total starts, recording 9 wins, 11 seconds, 5 thirds, and $400,898 in earnings. Jaridh has drawn the 9 hole. He has run once, finishing 2nd by a nose in an about 1 1/16 mile maiden race at Wolverhampton on September 18. Jaridh is out of stakes-placed Mansfield Park, who was a winner at 2. Mansfield Park has produced 2 winners, both of which won at 2. Mansfield Park is a full sister to stakes winner Great Britain and group I winner Cape Cross, and a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Phoenix Park and group III winner Vincennes.
Plattsburgh is in the 1 hole. He has run twice, finishing 7th at a mile at Bath on August 30, and 3rd at a mile at Kempton on September 20. Plattsburgh was a $320,000 yearling, and is out of group III winner Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake won 2 races at 2, and earned $125,326 in her career. She has produced the winner Lake Placid, who was a winner at 2.
Sacred Class (filly; Rockport Harbor - Queen Evelyn by Hennessy) is entered in race 6 at Calder, a 7 furlong Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $25,000). Post time is 3:19 PM ET. Sacred Class has made 5 starts, all at Calder. Her best finish was 2nd at a mile and 70 yards on September 16. She most recently finished 5th at a mile on September 26. Since then, she worked 4 furlongs in :50.20 on October 4. Sacred Class is a half sister to 2 winners, one of which won at 2. Her dam, Queen Evelyn, is a full sister to 1 winner, and a half sister to 7 winners, including grade III winner Belong to Me. Rockport Harbor's 45 runners have made 91 total starts, recording 9 wins, 8 seconds, 14 thirds, and $383,674.
Three-Year-Old Stakes Entries
Grade III winner Krypton (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Freedom Reigns by Unbridled's Song) and Admiral Alex (colt; Afleet Alex - Madam Lagonza by Kingmambo) meet in the grade I Jamaica Handicap at a mile and an eighth on the Belmont turf. Read more about the Jamaica here.
Grade II winner Dean's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Summer Theatre by Ide) is the tepid morning line favorite for the 1 1/8 mile Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT) on the grass at Hawthorne. Post time is 5:58 PM ET. Read more about the Hawthorne Derby here.
At Belmont, Bellamy Flyer (colt; Bellamy Road - Highland Tootsie by Highland Blade) went 3 furlongs in :37.17.
Bellamy's Boss (colt; Bellamy Road - Divine Shadow by Capote) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.51 at Philadelphia Park.
At Keeneland, Primp (filly; Bernardini - Runway Model by Petionville) went 4 furlongs in :48.20.
Also at Keeneland, Repeat (filly; Bernardini - Letgomyecho by Menifee) went 4 furlongs in :48.60.
Blueveau (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Slewveau by Slew o' Gold) went 4 furlongs in the Skylight Training Center in :52.80.
At Laurel, Celestial Fields (colt; Bluegrass Cat - May Star by Unbridled) went 4 furlongs in :50.00.
Chausie (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Descapate by Dehere) worked 4 furlongs in :50.80 at the WinStar Training Center.
At Woodbine, Field of Clover (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Zuri Ridge by Cox's Ridge) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.40.
Kathmanblu (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Abba Gold by Devil's Bag) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.20 at Keeneland.
At Penn National, Lady Bluegrass (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Unbridled Lady by Unbridled) went 6 furlongs in 1:17.00.
Flounced (colt; Henny Hughes - Wild and Wonderful by Kennedy Road) worked 4 furlongs in :48.40 at Keeneland.
Henny's Hurricane (filly; Henny Hughes - Amarillo by Crafty Prospector) went 5 furlongs in 1:04.40 at Churchill.
At Another Episode Farm, Casco Bay (filly; Rockport Harbor - Way Beyond by Ordway) went 5 furlongs in 1:04.20.
Featherwing (filly; Rockport Harbor - Tasso Run by Cherokee Run) worked at Churchill Downs, 6 furlongs in 1:17.80.
At Aqueduct, Harbor Fox (filly; Rockport Harbor - Cherokee Melody by Cherokee Run) went 4 furlongs in :54.01.
Rockport Missile (gelding; Rockport Harbor - Bienandanza by Bien Bien) worked 5 furlongs in 1:04.80 at Woodbine.
At Monmouth, Rockport Picture (filly; Rockport Harbor - Truart by Yes It's True) went 4 furlongs in :49.60.