News and Notes
The third time was not the charm for Calvados (Henny Hughes - Morning Time by Gilded Time) and Kiwi Humor (Bluegrass Cat - High Humor by Distorted Humor), as racing was canceled at Parx Racing on February 7. Penn National was also canceled on February 8, so Systems Go (Bluegrass Cat - Risk Aversion by Grindstone) and Cybergrass (Bluegrass Cat - Promoted Deputy by Deputy Minister) will wait for another day. We'll start this week fresh with a big field at Gulfstream Park.
The named 2-year-old lists have been updated. Among the new additions is Beer Run (filly; Hard Spun - Perfect Probe by Mr. Prospector).
February 9 Entries
My Other Girl is Kindersley
February 9, 2011
Gulfstream Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles turf
Post Time: 3:25 PM ET HRTV
||Malibu Spice (KY)
||Naples Bay (KY)
||Passionate Gold (KY)
||Inflation Hedge (KY)
||All Time High (KY)
||Silver Screamer (KY)
||My Other Girl (KY)
||Rocket Shoes (KY)
||Shocking Behavior (KY)
||Nicky's Way (KY)
||Lemon Meringue Fi (KY)
||Call to Serve (KY)
With My Other Girl (Bernardini - Guilty Pleasure by Pine Bluff) in the main field, and Kindersley (Bernardini - Home Court by Storm Cat) on the MTO list, we should have this one covered. My Other Girl, who was scratched from a dirt contest at Gulfstream on February 6, has run twice, and finished 6th twice, on October 29 and on December 26. Both starts were 5.5 furlongs at Calder. She has been working at Calder, including 4 furlongs in :49.00 on February 3. A $70,000 yearling, My Other Girl is out of the unraced mare Guilty Pleasure. Guilty Pleasure has produced 5 winners from 6 to run, including stakes winner Chief Officer and grade II winner Ready to Please, who earned $342,258 and was placed on the turf. One of Guilty Pleasure's offspring won on the turf. Guilty Pleasure is a half sister to 7 winners, including Go Scotty, a stakes winner on the turf and dirt, and grade II turf winner Ready's Gal. Kindersley has also run two times. She was 2nd in her debut at 6 furlongs at Delaware Park on August 26, and then finished 5th at a mile at Gulfstream Park on January 7. Ipswich Bay, who finished 10th in that race, returned to win a mile turf race at Tampa Bay Downs in her next start. Kindersley has worked a couple of times since the January 7 race, including 4 furlongs in :49.40 at Palm Meadows on February 3. Grade III stakes-placed Home Court, dam of Kindersley, has produced the winner West Court. Home Court is a full sister to stakes winner One Nice Cat, and a half sister to one winner. Her dam is champion Jewel Princess.
Malibu Spice (Malibu Moon - Buxton Spice by Bold Ruckus) finished 11th, behind Kindersley, on January 7 at Gulfstream Park. Previously, she was 4th at Belmont on October 3, and 3rd at Saratoga on September 6. Those starts were both 7 furlongs on the dirt. Malibu Spice brought $40,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of stakes winner Buxton Spice, who earned $212,719 and was stakes-placed on the turf. Buxton Spice has produced 7 winners from 8 to run, including Utmost Respect, who has earned $263,506. Two of her offspring won on the turf. Buxton Spice is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Zitkala.
The only entrant with turf experience is Inflation Hedge (Badge of Silver - Royal Veagess by Rock Royalty), who finished 4th at a mile and a sixteenth on yielding turf at Belmont on October 17, and 4th at a mile and a sixteenth on firm turf at Aqueduct on November 14. She has also run twice on the dirt, finishing 6th at 5.5 furlongs at Saratoga on August 12, and 6th at a mile and 70 yards at Aqueduct on December 5. Inflation Hedge sold for $50,000 as a yearling, and for $325,000 as a 2-year-old. Stakes winner Royal Veagess, dam of Inflation Hedge earned $281,033. Royal Veagess has produced 7 winners from 8 to run, including grade II winner Skipping Around, who earned $259,604 in 13 starts. One of Royal Veagess' offspring won on the turf.
Rocket Shoes (Mr. Greeley - Dying Burns by Deputy Minister) was 4th in her only start, a 6 furlong contest at Gulfstream on January 5. She is a half sister to the turf winner It's My Day. Their dam, Dying Burns, is a full sister to grade I winner Mr. Purple, who was a stakes winner on the turf; and a half sister to 8 winners, including turf stakes winners Turkaro and Sister Queen, and grade I winner Queens Court Queen, who was a stakes winner on the turf.
Finishing 7th in her lone start was Passionate Gold (Mr. Greeley - Gilded Gold by Gilded Time), who ran in a mile race on a sloppy track at Gulfstream, originally scheduled for the turf. Passionate Gold is the first foal out of Gilded Gold, a stakes winner on the turf and dirt, who earned $410,182. Gilded Gold is a half sister to stakes-placed Key West Breeze, who earned $157,447.
Silver Screamer (Cozzene - West Sider by Gone West) also made her only start on a sloppy track, finishing 8th at 5.5 furlongs at Saratoga on July 23. She is a full sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Sixtyone Margaux, and a half sister to 4 winners. Three of her siblings won on the turf. West Sider, dam of Silver Screamer, is a full sister to stakes winner Western Fame, and a half sister to 5 winners.
Pampering (Hennessy - Hot Attraction by Pulpit) has run twice, finishing 9th at 6 furlongs at Saratoga on August 15, and 8th at 5.5 furlongs at Turfway Park on September 11. She brought $105,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of grade II stakes-placed Hot Attraction, who earned $149,123. Hot Attraction is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Pumpkin Shell and grade II turf winner Pays to Dream.
The remaining fillies in the main field are unraced, including Naples Bay (Giant's Causeway - Cappucino Bay by Bailjumper), who sold for $350,000 as a weanling. She is out of stakes winner Cappucino Bay, who was a winner on the turf. Cappucino Bay has produced 4 winners, including grade I winner and sire Medaglia d'Oro, who earned $5,754,720, and Expresso Bay, stakes-placed on the turf and dirt. Two of her offspring won on the turf, and two were debut winners. Cappucino Bay is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Maharesred.
Selling for $260,000 as a yearling was Shocking Behavior (El Prado (IRE) - Peachtree City by Carson City), who is a full sister to stakes winner Princess Pelona, and a half sister to 4 winners, including turf stakes-placed Peachmelba. Three of her siblings won on the turf, and one was a debut winner. Peachtree City, dam of Shocking Behavior, is a half sister to three winners.
All Time High (Awesome Again - Oh What a Windfall by Seeking the Gold) is out of grade I winner Oh What a Windfall, who earned $383,623 in 18 starts. Oh What a Windfall has produced grade II stakes-placed Conservative and grade II turf stakes-placed Pick Six, who has earned $328,190. Oh What a Windfall is a full sister to 4 winners, including champion Heavenly Prize.
Skating (Awesome Again - Melody Maiden by Saint Ballado) is the second foal out of turf stakes-placed Melody Maiden. Her first foal is a winner. Melody Maiden is a half sister to three winners.
Chudamani (Powerscourt (GB) - Flower of Wicklow by Lycius) is a half sister to the winner Wicklow Honors. Their dam, Flower of Wicklow, is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Case Dismissed.
Also unraced are AE entrants Lemon Meringue Fi (Lemon Drop Kid - Fi by Langfuhr) and Call to Serve (War Chant - Call an Audible by Cozzene). Lemon Meringue Fi sold for $50,000 as a yearling, and for $75,000 as a 2-year-old. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Fi. Fi is a half sister to three winners, including stakes winner Dawn of Forever. Call to Serve is out of grade II stakes-placed Call an Audible, who earned $147,453. Call an Audible is a full sister to 2 winners, including grade III turf stakes-placed Chaste; and a half sister to 4 winners.
MTO Nicky's Way (First Samurai - Bunting by Private Account) has run 6 times, finishing second twice and third twice. One third-place finish came in her most recent start, in a mile and 70 yard race at Aqueduct on December 5. This is the race where Inflation Hedge was 6th. Nicky's Way sold for $120,000 as a yearling, and for $280,000 as a 2-year-old. She is out of grade I stakes-placed Bunting, who earned $171,772. Bunting has produced 7 winners, including grade II winner Vision and Verse. Bunting is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Abidjan.
Other February 9 Entries
Our other entries include a couple of Parx Racing races. I am skeptical of those, but will list them just the same.
Steinbrenner (gelding; Bellamy Road - So Close by North Tower) is entered in race 2 at Parx Racing, a 7 furlong Maiden Claiming race for Pennsylvania-breds. Claiming Price is $25,000, and post time is 12:46 PM ET. Steinbrenner has started 4 times, 2 in 2010 and 2 in 2011. This year, he was 4th on January 4, and 8th on January 16. Those starts were both 6 furlong Maiden Claiming races at Parx Racing. Steinbrenner is a half brother to 3 winners. His dam, So Close, is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes-placed Mintullah.
Hammers Bullet (gelding; Bernardini - Country Melody by Gone West) runs in race 4 at Tampa Bay Downs, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $8,000). Post time is 1:50 PM ET. Hammers Bullet has run four times without placing. His best finish came in his most recent race, when he finished 4th in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race on January 19 at Tampa Bay. Since then, he worked 4 furlongs in :49.00 at Tampa Bay on February 5. Hammers Bullet is a half brother to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Bequia Beauty. Country Melody, dam of Hammers Bullet, is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Connie Belle and grade I winner Bob and John.
New House Rules (colt; Rockport Harbor - Migrate by Storm Bird) faces 9 in race 6 at Parx Racing, a mile Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $40,000). Post time is 2:31 PM ET. New House Rules has run twice, finishing 5th on December 10, and third on January 5. Both races were mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming races at Parx Racing. He last worked on February 4 at Parx Racing, going 4 furlongs in :50.50. New House Rules sold for $25,000 as a weanling, and for $90,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Migrate. Migrate has produced 4 winners, including grade II winner Warning Zone, who earned $342,810 overall.