Zoebear is Inthenickoftime for Pulpit's Secret

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February 21 Results

Stakes Result

A Z Warrior (filly; Bernardini - Carson Jen by Carson City) was scratched from the La Habra Stakes (gr. III). The winner was Cambina (Hawk Wing - Await (IRE) by Peintre Celbre). Watch the Replay.

Concorde Takes Flight

There were no scratches, and the turf was firm. Concorde's Flight (Trippi - Concorde's Lady by Concorde's Tune) was favored, with the entry of Voyles (Officer - Yes It's Gold by Yes It's True) and Gudahi (Aragorn (IRE) - Grands Jetes by Nureyev) also taking some action. Hometown Legend (Bernardini - Mea Domina by Dance Brightly) was 36-1, and Staff Sargeant (Rockport Harbor - Falconese by Imperial Falcon) was 72-1. It's Time to Laugh (Irish Road - Out of Laughs by Out of Place) got a nice warmup. Concorde's Flight and Hometown Legend were reluctant to load. The rider hopped off of Flaming Heat (Bring the Heat - Newport Nikki by Lit de Justice), who got a saddle adjustment, and then loaded without a rider. Staff Sargeant was off slowly. Voyles went to the lead, with Flaming Heat and Concorde's Tune chasing. Voyles and Concorde's Flight continued 1-2 into the stretch, when Concorde's Flight swept by for a 2 3/4 length win. Voyles held second, and It's Time to Laugh took third. Hometown Legend passed a couple to finish 7th, and Staff Sargeant finished 9th after his slow start. Watch the Replay.

February 21, 2011
Gulfstream Park Race 6

Maiden Special Weight

Concorde's Flight $3.60
It's Time to Laugh  


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Smarter Than Ever Faster Than All

Smarter Than Ever (Smarty Jones - Ever Lasting by General Assembly) and Kathern's Jewel (El Corredor - Shining Jewel by Gulch) took most of the money, with Smarter Than Ever favored at post time. Knows How to Rock (Rockport Harbor - Unchained Princess by Clever Trick) was 20-1. Kathern's Jewel stumbled at the start. Smarter Than Ever went to the front, with Unbridled Maker (Empire Maker - Cia by Slew City Slew) after him. Knows How to Rock was near the back. Unbridled Maker continued to press Smarter Than Ever into the stretch, but Smarter Than Ever pulled away for a 3 1/4 length victory. Unbridled Maker just held off Kathern's Jewel, having recovered from his stumble, to take second. Knows How to Rock made up a few spots to finish 6th. Watch the Replay.

February 21, 2011
Turfway Park Race 10

Maiden Special Weight

Smarter Than Ever $4.80
Unbridled Maker  
Kathern's Jewel  


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Nehro Eclipses the Field

All 12 ran on the fast track. First-timer Moon Eclipse (Malibu Moon - Brush Over by Broad Brush) was the lukewarm favorite. Also getting some play were Night Hunt (Storm Cat - Moon Safari by Mr. Prospector) and Heavenly Shiloh (Broken Vow - Nasranian Devil by Silver Ghost). Statehood (Bluegrass Cat - Heavenly Humor by Distorted Humor) was almost 53-1. Night Hunt set the pace, with Andretti (Mr. Greeley - Sparky Three by Monarchos) and Orange Tree (Strong Contender - Southern Dream by Souther Halo) in pursuit. Statehood was about mid-pack, and favorite Moon Eclipse was off a bit slowly. After 6 furlongs, the race began to completely change. Coming on strong from the back of the pack was Nehro (Mineshaft - The Administrator by Afleet), who hit the front running, to register a 4 1/2 length win. Also closing well was Moon Eclipse, who claimed second money despite some traffic trouble. Shertzer (Proud Citizen - Grandeur by Deputy Minister) looked like he would do some damage for a moment, but stalled, and finished fourth, behind Major Prince (Canadian Frontier - Princess Miner by Majestic Light), who ran evenly to finish third. Statehood was brushed, but didn't have a major excuse, and came home 6th. Moon Eclipse looks like one to watch for next time, but he will probably be even lower odds. Watch the Replay.

February 21, 2011
Oaklawn Park Race 8

Maiden Special Weight

Nehro $32.80
Moon Eclipse  
Major Prince  


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Other February 21 Results

Bluegrass Bull (colt; Bluegrass Cat - La Gomera (IRE) by Hamas (IRE)) set the pace in race 7 at Oaklawn, a mile and a sixteenth Allowance race, but couldn't hold on, finishing third. Watch the Replay.

New House Rules (colt; Rockport Harbor - Migrate by Storm Bird) finished 5th in race 3 at Parx Racing, a mile Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $35,000). Watch the Replay.

Night Brigade (filly; Rockport Harbor - Speaking of Time by Gilded Time) finished 6th in race 8 at Gulfstream Park, a Claiming race (Claiming Price $20,000) at 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Watch the Replay.

February 23 Results

Henny's Hurricane (filly; Henny Hughes - Amarillo by Crafty Prospector) finished 4th in race 2 at Gulfsteam Park, a 7 furlong Claiming race (Claiming Price $70,000). Watch the Replay.

Sacred Class (filly; Rockport Harbor - Queen Evelyn by Hennessy) finished 9th in race 6 at Gulfstream, a mile Claiming race (Claiming Price $15,000). Watch the Replay.

Soul Silence (colt; Bernardini - Valid Blend by Valid Appeal) was eased after a slow start in his debut in race 5 at Gulfstream, a mile Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $16,000). Watch the Replay.

February 24 Entries

Zoebear is Inthenickoftime for Pulpit's Secret

February 24, 2011
Oaklawn Race 8

Maiden Special Weight
1 mile
3, 4, and 5-year-olds
Post Time: 5:44 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Smokin Star (KY)
2. Pulpit's Secret (KY)
3. Inthenickoftime (KY)
4. Saratoga Red (KY)
5. Zoebear (KY)
6. Mike the Mailman (IL)
7. Prince Silver (KY)
8. Sun Bear (KY)

Zoebear (Bellamy Road - Inthemiddleofitall by Proper Reality) faces elders again in this mile contest at Oaklawn. He faced these same conditions at Oaklawn on February 12, finishing fourth after stumbling badly at the start. He was favored in that one. Previously, he ran twice at Churchill Downs, finishing 3rd at 6 furlongs on October 31, and 2nd at 1 1/16 miles on November 27. Zoebear sold for $30,000 as a yearling, and is a half brother to 4 winners, including stakes winner Slew Motion and Concerto's Crown, a grade I winner in Puerto Rico. His dam, Inthemiddleofitall, is a half sister to 2 winners.

Four-year-olds Smokin Star (Smoke Glacken - Exploding Star by Exploit) and Sun Bear (Orientate - Midsummer Sun by Coronado's Quest) finished 2nd and 5th in the February 12 race at Oaklawn. Smokin Star has four additional starts, including three at Oaklawn, finishing third once, fourth once, and fifth twice, all in 2010. Smokin Star brought $60,000 as a yearling, and $27,000 as a 2-year-old. He is a half brother to 1 winner, and grade II stakes-placed Eden Star. His dam, Exploding Star, is a half sister to stakes winner Concerned Minister. Sun Bear has run 14 times in all, recording one second and two thirds. His previous starts were in 2010. He sold for $20,000 as a weanling, and is out of the winning mare Midsummer Sun. Midsummer Sun has produced the winner Simply the Fox, who has earned $115,125 through 2011. Midsummer Sun is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to one winner.

Also four is Pulpit's Secret (Pulpit - Forest Secrets by Forest Wildcat), who has run 7 times in 3 years, recording a second and a third. In 2011, he has run twice, finishing 3rd on January 17, and 5th on February 6. Those races were both at 6 furlongs at Fair Grounds. In his only mile race at Oaklawn, he finished 4th on January 18, 2010. A $320,000 yearling, Pulpit's Secret is out of grade I winner Forest Secrets, who earned $604,453. Forest Secrets has produced grade II stakes-placed Forest Command, who earned $158,556. Forest Secrets is a half sister to 2 winners, including grade III winner Rumor Has It.

Prince Silver (Silver Deputy - Road to the Ball by Cahill Road), another 4-year-old, finished second in both of his previous starts, which came in 2010. He ran 6 furlongs at Delaware Park on October 30, and 6 furlongs at Monmouth on November 21. He is out of the winning mare Road to the Ball, who earned $115,214. Road to the Ball has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner Beacon Hill Road and grade II winner Park Avenue Ball, who earned $1,049,360. Road to the Ball is a half sister to 2 winners.

Four-year-old Inthenickoftime (Ghostzapper - Savorthetime by Gilded Time) was second in his only start, a 6 furlong race at Oaklawn on January 28. Grade III winner Savorthetime, dam of Inthenickoftime, earned $605,356 in 32 starts. Inthenickoftime is her first foal. Savorthetime is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade III winner Rogue Romance, who finished third in the Risen Star Stakes on February 19.

Three-year-old Mike the Mailman (Cape Town - Coco Vive by Peteski) has made two starts, both at 6 furlongs at Hawthorne in December. He was 11th on a sloppy track on December 11, and 6th on a fast track on December 26. He is out of the winning mare Coco Vive, who earned $118,354. Coco Vive has produced 2 winners, and is a half sister to 5 winners.

Completing the field is the unraced 3-year-old Saratoga Red (Eddington - Sigh of Relief by Siphon (BRZ)). He brought $120,000 as a weanling, and $300,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Sigh of Relief. Sigh of Relief has produced the winner Citizens Brigade. Sigh of Relief is a half sister to 8 winners, including grade I winner King Glorious.

Other February 24 Entry

Stamp of Approval (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Seeking Success by Seeking the Gold) makes his second start in race 1 at Gulfstream Park, a mile Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $12,500). Post time is 12:55 PM ET. Stamp of Approval closed to finish 4th in his first and only start, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream on February 2. He is out of the winning mare Seeking Success, who has produced 2 winners. Seeking Success is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed American Queen, who earned $155,533.

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