Around the Twig at Santa Anita

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News and Notes

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard the news that Zenyatta will be bred to Bernardini this year. Good luck to all parties involved in that endeavor.

I was perusing the nominees for the Whirlaway Stakes, and saw that Arthur's Tale (Bernardini - Owsley by Harlan), Cat Sweep (Bluegrass Cat - Nany's Sweep by End Sweep), and Toby's Corner (Bellamy Road - Brandon's Ride by Mister Frisky) have all been nominated. I would love to see them all run. The Whirlaway is 1 1/16 miles at Aqueduct on February 5.

January 26 Results

Bracket Buster (colt; Henny Hughes - Code of Love by Cryptoclearance) finished 6th in race 3 at Gulfstream Park, a mile Claiming race taken off of the turf and run on the sloppy main track. Watch the Replay.

Rachel Lee (filly; Rockport Harbor - Mas O Meno (IRE) by Catrail) didn't do much running in her debut in race 9 at Gulfstream Park, a Maiden Claiming race scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the turf, but run at a mile on the sloppy main track, finishing 8th. She was the lukewarm 7-2 favorite. Watch the Replay.

January 27 Entries

Around the Twig Love Theway Youare Withgreatpleasure

January 27, 2011
Santa Anita Race 2

Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles
3-year-old fillies
Post Time: 4:31 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Around the Twig (KY)
2. Withgreatpleasure (KY)
3. Lunch Time Diva (KY)
4. Pat's Dream (KY)
5. Love Theway Youare (KY)

Around the Twig (Bluegrass Cat - Fabulous Finish by Grand Slam) makes her second start in this 1 1/16 mile contest at Santa Anita. First time out, she finished 6th at 6 furlongs at Hollywood Park on November 27, but was just a couple of heads from fourth. Watch the Replay. She's been working at Santa Anita since then, including 4 furlongs in :49.80 on January 22. Around the Twig is the first foal out of the unraced mare Fabulous Finish. Fabulous Finish is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Swingforthefences.

Lunch Time Diva (Posse - Riverman's Tea by Riverman) finished second, in front of Around the Twig, on November 27 at Hollywood Park, after being blocked for much of the race. She was also second at 6 furlongs at Hollywood Park on October 27, and at a mile at Santa Anita on December 30. A $145,000 yearling, she is out of the winning mare Riverman's Tea, who has produced the winner Babu. Riverman's Tea is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Ashtabula.

Withgreatpleasure (Hold That Tiger - Doubleyourpleasure by Double Negative) did her previous running in Kentucky, with four starts. Her best finish was third, which came in her most recent start, a 1 1/16 mile contest on yielding turf at Churchill Downs on November 27. She also finished 5th at 6.5 furlongs on the dirt at Churchill on November 11, 4th at 7 furlongs on the Keeneland Polytrack on October 17, and 7th at 6 furlongs on the Turfway Park Polytrack on September 25. Withgreatpleasure is out of stakes-placed Doubleyourpleasure, who earned $135,197. Doubleyourpleasure has produced 2 winners, including stakes winner Sea of Pleasure. Doubleyourpleasure is a half sister to 9 winners, including grade III winner Christmas Friend.

Pat's Dream (Alke - Heart of the Bull by Holy Bull) has run twice, finishing 9th at 5.5 furlongs at Del Mar on July 25, and 5th at 6 furlongs at Santa Anita on January 8. She sold for $8,500 as a yearling, and is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Yes It's Bull. Yes It's Bull earned $123,532 in 23 starts. Heart of the Bull, dam of Pat's Dream, is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Head Table and grade I winner Phone Chatter.

Love Theway Youare (Arch - Diversa by Tabasco Cat) was 5th in her only start, a 1 1/16 mile contest at Hollywood Park on October 10. She is out of stakes winner Diversa, who earned $226,751. Diversa has produced 4 winners from 5 to run. Diversa is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Sensitivity and grade III winner Luftikus.

Other January 27 Entry

Tanit (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Miss Marcia by Mr. Greeley) is third on the AE list for race 6 at Fair Grounds, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $15,000). Post time is 4:09 PM ET. Tanit is also entered in a mile and 70 yard Claiming race at Fair Grounds on Friday, January 28. Tanit has run 4 times without placing. Last time out, she finished 7th in a mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming race at Fair Grounds on January 6. Since then, she worked 4 furlongs in :49.00 at Fair Grounds on January 20. Tanit is out of grade II stakes-placed Miss Marcia. Miss Marcia has produced the winner Silk Thunder. Miss Marcia is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winners Always Running and Hooks a Tiger, and grade III winner Marcie's Ensign.

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