Ipswich Bay Draws In and Draws Off

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Racing was canceled at Parx Racing, so once again Calvados (Henny Hughes - Morning Time by Gilded Time) and Kiwi Humor (Bluegrass Cat - High Humor by Distorted Humor) stayed in the barn. Since we lost this race, I will recap the 6th at Tampa Bay, where Ipswich Bay (Rockport Harbor - Bolaro by Sandpit (BRZ)) drew in off the AE list. Littlegreatone (Bernardini - Megahertz (GB) by Pivotal (GB)), also on the AE list for that one, did not get in. By the way, I made the decision to recap this race before I knew the outcome!

January 29 Results

Ipswich Bay Draws In and Draws Off

Just Maid (El Corredor - Broad Path by Broad Brush) was scratched, allowing Ipswich Bay (Rockport Harbor - Bolaro by Sandpit (BRZ)) to run. The other AEs were scratched, including Littlegreatone (Bernardini - Megahertz (GB) by Pivotal (GB)). Maggy Mac (El Prado (IRE) - Blue Sky High by Unbridled) was favored, while Ipswich Bay was 10-1. The turf was firm. Ipswich Bay was a tad reluctant to load. She had good early energy in the race, but was back a bit on account of her outside post. Ms. Lydian (Maria's Mon - Adorable Lydia by Carson City) led the way early, with Open Agenda (More Than Ready - Uninhibited Song by Unbridled's Song) and Miss Euphoria (Aragorn (IRE) - Miss Audrey by Grand Slam) her nearest pursuers. Favorite Maggy Mac was not far off. Ipswich Bay was not too far back, but she went very wide on the turn. Miss Lydia continued to lead, with Open Agenda chasing. Ipswich Bay really began moving on the far turn. She was wide, but had plenty of run, and motored on by for a smart win. Start Street (Jump Start - Ayres Hall by Jade Hunter) was flying late, but settled for second. Seamless (Arch - Sanserif (IRE) by Fasliyev) picked up some spots for third. Watch the Replay.

January 29, 2011
Tampa Bay Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

Ipswich Bay $22.80
$11.00
$6.80
Start Street  
$12.00
$6.80
Seamless  

$4.20

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The Fed Wins With Ease

Quick to Strike (Henny Hughes - Flapper Dancer by Fappiano) was scratched, leaving 5 to run on the good Inner track. The Fed Eased (Montbrook - Valid Invitation by Take Me Out) opened at 1-9, and stayed there. Hughes Next (Henny Hughes - Offtheoldblock by A. P. Indy) was 7-1. Hughes Next looked good, but The Fed Eased looked like a monster. Thisskysabeauty (Sky Mesa - Lovely Beauty by Robyn Dancer) certainly is a beauty. He is the first horse trained by former jockey Andrew Lakeman. Not Now Ashley (Tiznow - Ashley Darling by Storm Creek) stumbled at the break, but still went for the early lead. Up with him was The Fed Eased, who also stumbled at the start. The Fed Eased soon was in front. Not Now Ashley kept pace for a bit, then began to fall back. Infallible (Yes It's True - Proud Ciel by Septieme Ciel) took up the chase, but it was futile. The Fed Eased cruised to a 7 1/4 length victory. Infallible was clear in second, and Thisskysabeauty caught Not Now Ashley late for third. Hughes Next brought up the rear in 5th. Watch the Replay.

January 29, 2011
Aqueduct Race 2

Maiden Special Weight

The Fed Eased $2.40
$2.10
$2.10
Infallible  
$5.70
$3.00
Thisskysabeauty  

$2.50

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No Catching Caribbean Beau

The track was fast. The bettors had trouble deciding between Caribbean Beau (Songandaprayer - Spencers Storm by Old Trieste) and Easy Argument (Closing Argument - Palenki by Pembroke), making Easy Argument the slight favorite at post time. Rock N Heart (Rockport Harbor - Prohibido Olividar by Mister Jolie) was 7-1. Caribbean Beau went to the lead. Sheeba the Shark (Exchange Rate - Invitetheblues by Cure the Blues), Bergkamp (Roar of the Tiger - Comet Crossing by Comet Shine), and Cat Fan (Forest Wildcat - Boom Bah Yay by Rahy) took after him. Rock N Heart and Easy Argument bumped at the start and were near the back. Caribbean Beau began to put a little distance on the field, and then a little more distance, and then even more. He went on to win by 8 lengths. Cat Fan chased him in second, and Easy Argument recovered to run third. Rock N Heart was never much involved after his bump, finishing 7th. Watch the Replay.

January 29, 2011
Penn National Race 1

Maiden Special Weight

Caribbean Beau $5.20
$3.40
$2.20
Cat Fan  
$10.60
$3.80
Easy Argument  

$2.20

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Other January 29 Results

Favored Crossbow (Bernardini - Forest Heiress by Forest Wildcat) was involved from the beginning of race 5 at Gulfstream, a 7 furlong Allowance race, dueling with second-choice Sovereign Default. Sovereign Default fought on, but Crossbow put him away late for a 3/4 length victory. It looks like stakes company will be in his future. Watch the Replay.

Blue 'Em Away (gelding; Bluegrass Cat - Alcina by Kingmambo) went right to the front of race 7 at Turf Paradise, a 6.5 furlong Allowance race. He was challenged, but responded, and drew off in the stretch for a 2 3/4 length victory, his second.

Bluegrass Jam (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Strawberry Way by Strawberry Road (AUS)) closed well to finish second in race race 7 at Oaklawn, a 1 1/16 mile Allowance race. Great Exuma (colt; Bernardini - Elusive Diva by Elusive Quality) was part of the pace, and faded to 7th. Watch the Replay.

Deco Rocks (filly; Rockport Harbor - Decoratedwithonour by Matter of Honor) finished third for the third time in a row in race 6 at Laurel, a mile and a sixteenth Allowance/Optional Claiming race. Watch the Replay.

Staff Sargeant (colt; Rockport Harbor - Falconese by Imperial Falcon) was scratched from race 3 at Gulfstream, a 7.5 furlong turf Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $75,000).

January 30 Entries

Heidi Maria has the Holy Script for a Beautiful Sunday

January 30, 2011
Santa Anita Race 9

Maiden Special Weight
6.5 furlongs
3-year-old fillies
Post Time: 7:38 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Holy Script (KY)
2. Tuesdays With P (KY)
3. Beautiful Sunday (KY)
4. My Diane (KY)
5. Heidi Maria (KY)
6. Transgression (KY)
7. Seekitana (KY)
8. Gonelikeahurricane (FL)
9. Bauble Queen (KY)

Heidi Maria (Rockport Harbor - Third Street by Salt Lake) will attempt once again to make her first start at Santa Anita. She was entered on December 31, but was a scratch after getting restless in the gate. She's had several works at Santa Anita since then, including 5 furlongs in 1:00.80 on January 23. Heidi Maria was a $125,000 yearling, and is out of the winning mare Third Street. Third Street has produced 4 winners from 5 to run, including stakes winner Doc's Doll. Doc's Doll earned $207,985. Third Street is a half sister to 3 winners, including Nostradamus and Saugautuck, both group II winners in Singapore.

Also unraced are Holy Script (Holy Bull - Marquise Miss by Marquetry) and Transgression (Unbridled's Song - Gather the Storm by Storm Cat). Holy Script sold for $35,000 as a yearling, and for $40,000 as a 2-year-old. She is out of stakes-placed Marquise Miss, who earned $144,446. Marquise Miss has produced 5 winners from 5 to run, including stakes winner Miss Tizzy, who earned $157,583. One of her offspring was a debut winner. Marquise Miss is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Tenpointfive. Transgression is a half sister to the winner Voulez Vous. Their dam, Gather the Storm, is a half sister to 3 winners, including Up Town Lady, group II stakes-placed in Mexico.

Bauble Queen (Arch - Muneefa by Storm Cat) did run in the 6 furlong race on December 31 at Santa Anita, from which Heidi Maria was scratched, finishing second. It was her only start. She brought $130,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Muneefa. Muneefa has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner Leamington. Muneefa is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 2 winners, including group III winner Fahal.

Tuesdays With P (Ghostzapper - Dancinandsingin by A. P. Indy) hsa run twice, finishing 3rd at 4.5 furlongs at Hollywood Park on April 28, and 2nd at 6 furlongs at Santa Anita on January 8. She was a $5,000 yearling, and is out of the winning mare Dancinandsingin. Dancinandsingin has produced the winner Bambolina, and is a full sister to one winner.

Beautiful Sunday (Silver Train - Viapervita (IRE) by Spectrum (IRE)) finished 3rd in her only race, a 7 furlong contest at Santa Anita on January 9. She is the first foal out of stakes winner Viapervita. Viapervita is a half sister to 3 winners, including group I winner Mr Medici.

Gonelikeahurricane (Exchange Rate - Sangue too Loud by Slew Sangue) also finished 3rd in her only start, a 6 furlong race at Hollywood Park on November 27. She is the second foal out of the winning mare Sangue too Loud. Sangue too Loud is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Miss Medallion.

My Diane (El Corredor - River Cache by Unbridled) has run twice, and finished 7th twice, at 6 furlongs on the Hollywood Park turf on November 14, and at 6.5 furlongs on the Hollywood Park Cushion Track on December 11. She sold for $27,000 as a yearling, and for $170,000 as a 2-year-old. She is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Sentimental Charm, who earned $213,185.

Seekitana (Unbridled's Song - Santona (CHI) by Winning) did her previous running on the turf, finishing 9th at Churchill Downs on November 13, and 12th at Fair Grounds on December 2. Both races were at a mile. She was a $165,000 yearling, and is out of Santona, a group I winner in Chile. Santona has produced 5 winners, including grade III winner Grand Hombre, who has earned $972,946 through 2011. She also has a 2-year-old filly by Any Given Saturday called Pallada, for you Any Given Saturday fans out there.

Other January 30 Entries

Bella Palooza (filly; Bellamy Road - Steal the Show by Cat Thief) runs in race 1 at Santa Anita, a 6 furlong Claiming race (Claiming Price $62,500). Post time is 3:30 PM ET. Bella Palooza has run 4 times, and won 3 times. She was a winner in her most recent start, a 6 furlong Claiming race (Claiming Price $40,000) at Santa Anita on January 16. Bella Palooza sold for $32,000 at 2, and is out of stakes-placed Steal the Show. Steal the Show is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Boston Brahmin.

Fillies Achieving (Bernardini - Teeming by Storm Cat) and Harbor Fox (Rockport Harbor - Cherokee Melody by Cherokee Run) are both MTO entrants for race 7 at Fair Grounds, scheduled for about a mile on the turf. If it comes off the turf, it will be run at a mile and 70 yards. Post time is 4:42 PM ET. I checked the weather and it looks like thunderstorms in the early morning, but clear after that, so I think this one will stay on the turf. However, if either filly does get into the race, I will do a recap. Achieving was fourth in her only start, a mile and 70 yard contest on January 2 at Fair Grounds. She's worked a couple of times since then, including 4 furlongs in :49.20 on January 23. Achieving brought $1,475,000 as a weanling, and is the second foal out of the winning mare Teeming. Teeming's first foal, Cascading, is a stakes winner, who earned $126,997. Cascading is by A. P. Indy, sire of Bernardini. Teeming is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Man of Iron, grade II winner Casino Drive, grade I winner Jazil, and grade I winner and champion Rags to Riches. Rags to Riches is also by A.P. Indy. Harbor Fox is unraced. She has been working at Fair Grounds, including 5 furlongs from the gate in 1:00.80 on January 23. She sold for $5,000 as a yearling, and for $67,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of the winning mare Cherokee Melody. Cherokee Melody has produced the winner Sneak Peek. Cherokee Melody is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 2 winners, including grade III winner Crash Course.

Henny Hall (gelding; Henny Hughes - Golden Marlin by Marlin) is entered in race 6 at Sam Houston, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $15,000). Post time is 8:10 PM ET. Henny Hall has made 2 starts, finishing 2nd at 5 furlongs on the turf at Retama on October 16, and 12th at a mile on the dirt at Remington Park on November 26. He last worked at Sam Houston on January 15, going 3 furlongs in :38.60. Henny Hall sold for $28,000 as a yearling, and for $10,200 as a 2-year-old. Grade III winner Golden Marlin, dam of Henny Hall earned $389,667 in her career. Golden Marlin has produced 2 winners, and is a half sister to 5 winners.

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