All the Way with Kindersley

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February 16 Results

All the Way with Kindersley

Tiz the Argument (Closing Argument - Tiz Victoria by Tiznow) and Hollywood Reckless (Tiznow - Rare Bird by Rahy) were scratched. R Gypsy Gold (Bernardini - Broadway Gold by Seeking the Gold) was the heavy favorite, while Kindersley (Bernardini - Home Court by Storm Cat) was the longest shot on the board at almost 36-1. But, she showed good energy in the paddock. I kind of liked the look of Woolley Bird (Birdstone - City of Silver by Nepal), and Go Go Lolo (Awesome Again - Selena Rose by Honour and Glory) made a favorable impression on the track. Woolley Bird broke on top, but Kindersley was up there too. She took the lead shortly after the start, with Empress of Gold (Empire Maker - Circle of Gold by Seeking the Gold) in pursuit. R Gypsy Gold was not far off the pace on the rail. Kindersley continued to show the way. Empress of Gold made a move, and drew even with Kindersley. But, Kindersley took off again, while Empress of Gold was running green. Kindersley pulled away for a 4 1/4 length victory, with Go Go Lolo overtaking Empress of Gold late for second. R Gypsy Gold seemed to lack punch down the lane, and settled for fourth. Kindersley paid a sweet $73.40. This reaffirms my adage that when there are two Bernardinis in a race, play the one with the higher odds. Watch the Replay.

February 16, 2011
Gulfstream Race 6

Maiden Special Weight

Kindersley $73.40
Go Go Lolo  
Empress of Gold  


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Be My Candy Winner

Don't Lie to Me (Badge of Silver - Estri by Conquistador Cielo) and AE Mint Martini (Boastful - Mintess by Kris S.) were out. The track was fast. Bid a Moon (Malibu Moon - Reserve Bid by Pine Bluff) was the slight favorite over Startling Beauty (Johannesburg - Gold Streamer by Forty Niner). Jewel of Rockport (Rockport Harbor - Box of Jewels by Half a Year) was almost 10-1. She was adding blinkers. Beagle Bust (Borrego - Sour Kisses by Not For Love) and Gossip Bay (Sligo Bay (IRE) - Prissy Linda by Norway Gray) mixed it up early. Startling Beauty and Grandma (Grand Slam - Ridinghood by Red Ransom) were close up as well. Startling Beauty pounced on the leaders, and opened up a several length lead. Coming into the picture, however, was Be My Candy (Candy Ride (ARG) - Bewixed by Thunder Gulch). She wore down Startling Beauty for a 1/2 length win. Bid a Moon, who was blocked for much of the race, picked up third. Jewel of Rockport didn't show much, finishing 6th. Maybe, the blinkers were not a good addition. Watch the Replay.

February 16, 2011
Tampa Bay Downs Race 8

Maiden Special Weight

Be My Candy $8.60
All of the Above  
Atlantic King  


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Other February 16 Results

It took him 9 tries and a drop down to the $12,500 Maiden Claiming, but at least Peb Hughes (colt; Henny Hughes - Race Artist by Mr. Prospector) broke his maiden with style in race 4 at Gulfstream, a mile Maiden Claiming race. He went right to the lead and kept on going, crossing the wire 10 in front. He was claimed out of the race. Stamp of Approval (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Seeking Success by Seeking the Gold) did not get in off the AE list for the race. Watch the Replay.

All Quiet (filly; Henny Hughes - Quiet Rumour by Alleged) grounded out a third-place finish in race 4 at Aqueduct, a 6 furlong Allowance. Watch the Replay.

Sky Hosoya (filly; Bluegrass Cat - T. K. O. Lady by Two Punch) set the pace in race 1 at Aqueduct, a mile Starter Allowance, building up a 5 length lead. But she tired late, and finished 4th. Latin Rocks (filly; Rockport Harbor - Latin Lynx by Forest Wildcat) stumbled badly at the start and finished 6th. The winner was Buster's Ready (More Than Ready - Beatem Buster by Honour and Glory) by 10 3/4 lengths. Watch the Replay.

Driving in Circles (colt; Bellamy Road - Insured Deposit by Deposit Ticket) was involved for a bit in in race 2 at Gulfstream, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $12,500), but tired and finished 12th (last). Watch the Replay.

February 17 Entries

Hughes Next has Flying Power for a Quiet Victory

February 17, 2011
Laurel Race 7

Maiden Special Weight
1 mile
Post Time: 3:25 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Hughes Next (KY)
2. Warrensburg (KY)
3. Joe Vann (KY)
4. Mystical Terp (MD)
5. Quiet Victory (KY)
6. Sampo (KY)
7. Balto More (MD)
8. Flying Power (PA)
9. Count to Seven (MD)
10. Small Town Talk (KY)

Hughes Next (Henny Hughes - Offtheoldblock by A. P. Indy) makes his 4th start in this mile contest at Laurel. In his only 2011 start, he was 5th (last) in a 6 furlong race at Aqueduct on January 29, behind impressive winner The Fed Eased. Last year, Hughes Next finished 6th in both of his starts, at 5.5 furlongs on August 29, and at 6 furlongs on September 26. Those races were both at Monmouth. His most recent work was on February 12, when he went 4 furlongs in :49.00 at Fair Hill. Hughes Next sold for $70,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Offtheoldblock. Offtheoldblock has produced 3 winners from 4 to run, including grade III winner Z Humor, who has earned $875,163. Offtheoldblock is a half sister to 3 winners.

Count to Seven (Yarrow Brae - Seven Counties by Wayne County (IRE)), Mystical Terp (Lion Hearted - Mystical Tap by Pleasant Tap), Quiet Victory (Vindication - Silentlea by Cherokee Run), and Warrensburg (Pleasantly Perfect - While Rome Burns by Overskate) finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th in a mile race at Laurel on January 15. Count to Seven previously finished 2nd at a mile and a sixteenth at Laurel on December 11. He is out of the winning mare Seven Counties, who has produced the winner Gully. Gully is a full brother to Count to Seven. Seven Counties is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 4 winners. Two of her half sisters are by Yarrow Brae, sire of Count to Seven. Mystical Terp finished fourth, behind Count to Seven, on December 11 at Laurel. He has three additional starts, also at Laurel, finishing third twice and seventh once. Mystical Terp sold for 30,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the placed mare Mystical Tap. Mystical Tap is a half sister to the winner Baltimore Classic. On a personal note, I wish Mystical Terp would break his maiden, because I am always spelling his name wrong (for some reason, I think it should be "Mysterical Terp."). Quiet Victory has run three additional times, finishing 6th in each race, including two at Laurel. He is out of grade II winner Silentlea, who earned $103,753. Silentlea has produced 3 winners, and is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Carleaville. Warrensburg has no additional starts. He brought $67,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare While Rome Burns. While Rome Burns has produced 6 winners, including grade I winner Burning Roma, who earned $1,500,200. While Rome Burns is a half sister to 6 winners, including grade III winner Vivano.

Balto More (Inner Harbour - Miss Rolla Punch by Two Punch) has run three times, including two 2011 starts. He was 3rd at 7 furlongs on January 1, and 2nd at 1 1/16 miles on a sloppy track on February 2. Both of those races were at Laurel. Balto More was a $6,000 yearling, and is a full brother to one winner, and a half brother to 4 winners. His siblings including Artillery Man, who earned $179,161. Miss Rolla Punch, dam of Balto More, is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed My Sweet Alesia.

Joe Vann (Silver Deputy - Polish Flower by Danzig) has run 5 times, with one second and one third. In his only other 2011 start, he was 7th at a mile at Gulfstream Park on January 8. Joe Vann sold for $150,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of unplaced mare Polish Flower. Polish Flower is a half sister to 5 winners. Three of her winning siblings are by Silver Deputy, sire of Joe Vann.

Small Town Talk (Yes It's True - Shiny Sheet by Press Card) finished 9th in his debut at a mile and 70 yards on November 13 at Monmouth, and then finished 2nd at a mile and a sixteenth at Parx Racing on December 11. Small Town Talk is out of stakes winner Shiny Sheet, who earned $543,432. Shiny Sheet has produced 2 winners from 3 to run, and is a half sister to 4 winners.

Flying Power (Flying Chevron - Salerosa by Count On Steve) is a veteran of 7 starts. In five 2010 races, his best finish was 4th at a mile at Penn National on December 8. This year, he finished 5th on January 5, and 3rd on January 15. Both of those were mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming races at Parx Racing. He is the first foal out of the unraced mare Salerosa. Salerosa is a half sister to 2 winners.

Sampo (Smart Strike - Flager (ARG) by Southern Halo), who sold for $80,000 as a yearling, is unraced. He is the second foal out of Flager, who was group I stakes-placed in Argentina and earned $191,977. Flager's first foal is a winner. Flager is a full sister to three winners, including Flirteador, a group I winner in Argentina. She is also a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Fueguino.

Other February 17 Entries

Watertown Road (filly; Bellamy Road - Earthly Angel by Crafty Prospector) goes in race 2 at Fair Grounds, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $15,000). Post time is 2:09 PM ET. Watertown Road has three seconds and one third in 6 starts. She has finished second in both of her 2011 starts, on January 6 and January 28. Those races were also mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming races at Fair Grounds. She last worked on February 11, going 4 furlongs in :49.60 at Fair Grounds. Watertown Road sold for $9,000 as a yearling, and is out of the unraced mare Earthly Angel. Earthly Angel has produced 5 winners from 6 to run, including stakes-placed Gallatin Forest. Earthly Angel is a full sister to 2 winners, including grade II winner Mr. Bluebird; and a half sister to 4 winners.

Deco Rocks (filly; Rockport Harbor - Decoratedwithonour by Matter of Honor) runs in race 6 at Laurel, a mile Allowance/Optional Claiming race. Post time is 2:56 PM ET. Deco Rocks has finished 3rd in both of her 2011 starts, a 5.5 furlong contest on January 15, and a 1 1/16 mile race on January 29. Both starts were Allowance/Optional Claiming races at Laurel. Last year, Deco Rocks had a win and a third in three starts. Deco Rocks brought $20,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Decoratedwithonour, who earned $207,096. Decoratedwithonour has produced 5 winners from 5 to run, and is a full sister to stakes winner Matterofintegrity.

Bluegrass Jet (colt; Bluegrass Cat - License Free by Miswaki) is in the main field, and Staff Sargeant (colt; Rockport Harbor - Falconese by Imperial Falcon) is on the AE list for race 7 at Gulfstream Park, a Claiming race (Claiming Price $50,000) scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Bluegrass Jet finished 10th in his most recent start, a 1 1/16 mile Allowance race on good turf at Gulfstream on January 23. In three previous starts, all at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, he has a win and a second. He last worked on February 13, going 4 furlongs in :49.50 at Palm Meadows. Bluegrass Jet sold for $100,000 as a 2-year-old, and is a half brother to the winner Monty Cat. License Free, dam of Bluegrass Jet, is a half sister to 7 winners, including License Fee, a grade III winner on the turf and dirt. Staff Sargeant is still a maiden. He finished 5th in his only start, a 7 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Calder on December 22. His most recent work was on January 31, when he went 5 furlongs in 1:00.60 at Gulfstream. Stakes winner Falconese, dam of Staff Sargeant earned $168,081 in her career. Falconese has produced 6 winners from 7 to run, including grade II stakes-placed Windsong, who earned $248,860. Falconese is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to 8 winners.

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