The Irish Legacy of The Real Mayo

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November 21 Results

Gonna Tell Mama about this Win

Only the AEs were out, leaving a full field of 12. The track was fast. Tyrus (First Samurai - Beauty's Due by Devil His Due) took the early money, but Gonna Tell Mama (Bernstein - Champagne Royal by Jeblar) was favored at post time. Both finished 2nd in their only previous starts. Houston Harbor (Rockport Harbor - Southern Tour by Tour d'Or) was 11-1, but he looked good, and announcer Mark Johnson made him one of his picks. Street Swagger (Street Cry (IRE) - Etiole by Atticus) caught my eye, and Gonna Tell Mama made a favorable impression on the track. Smarter Than Ever (Smarty Jones - Ever Lasting by General Assembly) balked a bit at the load. Rocket Zone (Suave - Skip a Beat by Skip Trial) broke in the air, and was at the back. There was a scramble for the early lead. Houston Harbor was part of it, along with Gonna Tell Mama, Tyrus, and Southern Rocket (Southern Image - Divine Rockette by Is It True). These four separated from the rest. Gonna Tell Mama began to pull away from the others. But, Houston Harbor kept on. Gonna Tell Mama won it by 1 1/2 lengths, but Houston Harbor never gave up, despite running greenly down the stretch. On the scene late was Heiden (Flower Alley - Granny's Pride by Broad Brush), who grabbed third in his first try. Watch the Replay.

November 21, 2010
Churchill Downs Race 7

Maiden Special Weight

Gonna Tell Mama $6.20
Houston Harbor  


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OH Canada

There were no scratches in the 7 horse race. Bijoux Bon (Pure Prize - La Ballerine by Matter of Honor), second in his only start, was favored. Cat Sweep (Bluegrass Cat - Nany's Sweep by End Sweep) was almost 9-1. First-timers Bear On Fire (Fire Slam - Touch the Future by Once Wild) and Oh Canada (Proud Citizen - Oh Livia D. by Ascot Knight) both looked good as they headed to the track. Placentia Bay (El Corredor - Solarity by Ascot Knight) got a strong warmup. Bijoux Bon set the pace, but Bear On Fire and Classical Chant (War Chant - Great Buy by Smart Strike) were not far off. Cat Sweep was about mid-pack on the outside. Bijoux Bon continued to lead into the stretch, with Bear On Fire applying pressure, and Oh Canada getting involved. Bear On Fire hit the rail, causing Oh Canada to check. He was switched to the outside and went by Bear On Fire and Bijoux Bon for the victory. A nice win for Oh Canada considering his traffic trouble. Cat Sweep seemed poised to make a run on the outside, but could get no closer than fourth. The most amazing part of this race was that a horse called Oh Canada went off at more that 7-1 at Woodbine. Watch the Replay.

November 21, 2010
Woodbine Race 1

Maiden Special Weight

Oh Canada $17.10
Bear On Fire  
Bijoux Bon  


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Tagging the Win

The turf was firm, and the only scratches were the AEs and the MTOs, including Arthur's Tale (Bernardini - Owsley by Harlan). Only four of the runners had previous experience. The favorite was one of the debuters, Walker's Landing (Theatrical (IRE) - Shakespearesister (GB) by Chester House). Iscar (Bernardini - Crimson Palace (SAF) by Elliodor (FR)) was 6-1, and Uncle Carm (Bluegrass Cat - Lady Cruella by Capote) was 21-1. I missed most of the prelims on this one, but King Ting (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Ting A Greeley (GB) by Mr. Greeley) did catch my eye. He went to the front early. The rest were off pretty well, except for War Colony (Not For Love - Colonial Stage by Pleasant Stage), who was off awkwardly. Chasing King Ting were Tag V Eye (Hennessy - Averinsky by Stravinsky), Uncle Carm, and Iscar. Favorite Walker's Landing was at the back. King Ting seemed to be getting brave on top, building up a several length lead. Uncle Carm and Tag V Eye were still involved, but Iscar began to retreat, and Walker's Landing was starting to move. Uncle Carm's jockey tried to move him inside, but he backed off. Walker's Landing flew home, but Tag V Eye had the jump on him, and took the win by a neck, with King Ting tiring to third. Uncle Carm ended up fifth. It looked like he didn't want to go through on the inside. Still, it was a much improved effort, and hopefully he'll stay on the turf. Iscar tired to 10th (last) after being involved for most of the race. Watch the Replay.

November 21, 2010
Aqueduct Race 5

Maiden Special Weight

Tag V Eye $51.00
Walker's Landing  
King Ting  


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Other November 21 Results

Race 7 at Calder came off the turf, and was run on the sloppy main track. But, that was fine with Sacred Class (filly; Rockport Harbor - Queen Evelyn by Hennessy), who romped by 11 1/4 lengths. She is winner number 16 for Rockport Harbor. Watch the Replay.

Miss Crabtree (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Biogio's Beauty by Distorted Humor) finished 8th in race 6 at Aqueduct, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Watch the Replay.

Hoosier Kitten (Bluegrass Cat - Brooklynsangel by Aggressive Chief) finished 11th in race 10 at Churchill Downs, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Watch the Replay.

Drumette (filly; Henny Hughes - Endless Parade by Williamstown) did not draw in off the AE list for race 4 at Churchill Downs, a mile on the turf.

November 22 Entry

The Irish Legacy of The Real Mayo

November 22, 2010
Moutaineer Race 3

Maiden Special Weight
1 mile
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 7:50 PM ET

P Horse
1. Born to Disco
2. Skip the Sermon
3. The Real Mayo
4. Miss Congrats
5. Ravin Lunatic
6. Beryl's Way
7. Irish Legacy

The Real Mayo (Bernardini - Mayo On the Side by French Deputy) and Irish Legacy (Bellamy Road - Atherbest by Silver Hawk) meet in this mile contest at Mountaineer. The Real Mayo is unraced. She last worked at the Churchill Downs Training Center on November 13, going 4 furlongs in :49.40. She was a $25,000 yearling, and is out of grade I winner Mayo On the Side. Mayo On the Side was placed at 2, and earned $642,366 in her career. She has produced stakes winner French Dip, who has earned $138,923 through 2010. Bernardini's 36 runners have made 79 total starts, recording 16 wins, 12 seconds, 8 thirds, and $1,143,514 in earnings. Irish Legacy has run once, finishing 9th in a 6.5 furlong contest at Churchill Downs on November 13. She sold for $2,200 as a weanling, and is out of the winning mare Atherbest. Atherbest has produced 2 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Gran Botija. Atherbest is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Best Minister. Bellamy Road's 34 runners have made 90 total starts, recording 14 wins, 11 seconds, 13 thirds, and $482,697 in earnings.

Skip the Sermon (Sunday Break (JPN) - It's Time to Fly by Valley Crossing) and Born to Disco (Littleexpectations - Guard Dance by Fools Dance) finished 2nd and 6th in a 6 furlong race on a sloppy track at Mountaineer on October 26. These two also met at 5.5 furlongs at Mountaineer on August 10, with Skip the Sermon finishing 5th and Born to Disco 8th. Skip the Sermon has run two additional times, finishing 7th both at 6 furlongs on September 18 at Presque Isle Downs, and at a mile at Hoosier Park on October 10. She is out of the winning mare It's Time to Fly, who has produced 2 winners. One of her offspring, grade II stakes-placed It's Time to Smile, was a winner at 2. Born to Disco has run one other time, finishing 8th at 5 furlongs at Mountaineer on July 20. Stakes winner Guard Dance, dam of Born to Disco, earned $154,303. She has produced 4 winners, including stakes winners Born to Dance and Born to Tango. Born to Dance won 5 races at 2, including 4 stakes, and earned $577,519 overall.

Ravin Lunatic (Bring the Heat - Lonestar Girl by Houston) and Beryl's Way (Mo Mon - Waytooeasy by Will's Way) finished 4th and 5th in a 5 furlong race at Mountaineer on October 9. Ravin Lunatic has run seven times in all. She also finished 4th at 4 furlongs on the yielding turf at Arlington Park on August 7. Her most recent race was on November 16 at Mountaineer, when she was 9th in a 5.5 furlong contest on a sloppy track. Ravin Lunatic is a half sister to 5 winners, two of which won at 2. Lonestar Girl, dam of Ravin Lunatic, is a half sister to 6 winners, including grade II winner Real Connection and grade I winner Right Con. Beryl's Way has two subsequent starts, finishing 6th at 5.5 furlongs on October 29, and 5th at 6 furlongs on November 7. Those races were also at Mountaineer. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Waytooeasy. Waytooeasy is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes-placed Manor Queen, who earned $320,145.

Miss Congrats (Congrats - Wicklow Royalty by Simply Majestic) has run 4 times, including three times on the turf. Her best finish was second at a mile on the Ellis Park turf on September 3. Her most recent start was on September 18, when she finished 5th in a mile turf race at Kentucky Downs. Freshman sire Congrats, sire of Miss Congrats, has had 56 starters, which have run 191 times in all, registering 33 wins, 23 seconds, 32 thirds, and $1,283,264 in earnings. Miss Congrats brought $12,000 as a weanling, and is a half sister to 7 winners, including grade II winner Marquette. Wicklow Royalty, dam of Miss Congrats, is a half sister to 3 winners.

Other November 22 Entry

Aixa (filly; Rockport Harbor - Red Beauty by Forest Wildcat) runs in race 2 at Camarero, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 3:15 PM ET. Aixa has run twice, finishing 3rd at 5.5 furlongs on September 29, and 4th at 6 furlongs on November 8. Both starts were at Camarero. Aixa brought $15,000 as a 2-year-old, and is the first foal out of grade I stakes-placed Red Beauty, who was a winner at 2. Red Beauty is a half sister to three winners, including Interfast, a grade III winner in Puerto Rico. Rockport Harbor's 60 runners have made 147 combined starts, recording 20 wins, 16 seconds, 19 thirds, and $653,259 in earnings.

November 23 Entry

La La Pazusa (filly; Rockport Harbor - Azusa by Flying Paster) is entered in race 1 at Finger Lakes, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $7,500). Post time is 12:15 PM ET. She has run three times without placing, finishing 6th twice and 10th once. All of her previous starts were at Belmont, two on the turf and one on the dirt. Most recently, she was 10th in a mile turf race on October 28. Since then, she's worked several times, including 3 furlongs in :41.60 at Finger Lakes on November 20. La La Pazusa brought $25,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Azusa, who earned $189,272. Azusa has produced 11 winners, including stakes winner Les Ry Leigh and grade III winner Najjm. Three of La La Pazusa's siblings won at 2. Rockport Harbor's 60 runners have made 147 combined starts, recording 20 wins, 16 seconds, 19 thirds, and $653,259 in earnings.

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