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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Matthew W

I've lannded, quite solidly, on #2 Withgreatpleasure, the form comments say she hasn't much speed--on the contrary, I think she'll be right there, never far away--the lead/favorite, #3 Lunch Time Diva is a filly who backed up on the lead the other day--not too good of a sign for winning this at 4/5 odds---I'll go with the new face/with the new trainer/Troeger--hoping she can do a :47 right behind the lead/then pounce and leave them in her wake--3-1 third choice and I'm'a going to single her! An exacta box/saver with #1 Around The Twig and #2 Withgreatpleasure, the two out of sons of Storm Cat in the race--try to beat that favorite with the 2nd and third choices--she's a fading favorite and that's a good angle to take--this could be nice'n'easy....

27 Jan 2011 3:00 AM
NancyC

i have some hat trick babies they are: Ammiel(fillie)  Big G Little Hat (colt)  cash or cheque   emona

flAGERDOWN    HANZO   HAT SIZE

GAME MISCONDUCT   HEROES IN HArlan  MISS SLAP SHOT    MUCHNESS    MY MOM PAT     PARTY TRICK          SHEER STREET    SUNDAY MONDAY       WIZARDS TRICKS  SUSPICIOUS JACK   TEN HAT TRICKS  WAPPANUCKA  ZENJI

27 Jan 2011 4:02 AM
Don from PA/DE

On a big side note, my big boy...Winslow Homer is back, bullet

27 Jan 2011 11:14 AM
Karen

Another Hat Trick:

HOWE GREAT 2009 c, Hat Trick - Ginger Sea

Picture on Team Valor's 2YO colt roster page.

www.teamvalor.com/.../2yof.htm

27 Jan 2011 4:36 PM
longwaytomay

Matthew W.

 Very nice handicapping!!

27 Jan 2011 5:13 PM
NancyC

Thanks Karen,  a Valentine Baby Hat Trick!

27 Jan 2011 5:53 PM

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