February 24 Results
Saratoga Red Outfinishes Zoebear
The track was sloppy. Mike the Mailman (Cape Town - Coco Vive by Peteski) was scratched, leaving 7 to run. Prince Silver (Silver Deputy - Road to the Ball by Cahill Road) was favored, but Zoebear (Bellamy Road - Inthemiddleofitall by Proper Reality) was respected at 3-1. He looked ready to fire. Smokin Star (Smoke Glacken - Exploding Star by Exploit) looked good in the post parade. Debuting Saratoga Red (Eddington - Sigh of Relief by Siphon (BRZ)) was off best. Sun Bear (Orientate - Midsummer Sun by Coronado's Quest) moved up to join him. Zoebear watched the dueling pair in third. Zoebear made his move on the turn. He moved even with Saratoga Red, and seemed like he would motor on by. But, Saratoga Red was stubborn, and fought back. At the wire, it was Saratoga Red by a neck for the victory. Zoebear was more than 2 in front of the others, who were led by Pulpit's Secret (Pulpit - Forest Secrets by Forest Wildcat). Sun Bear tired to 6th after his early involvement. Interesting that the two 3-year-olds in the field outfinished their elders. Watch the Replay.
February 24, 2011
Oaklawn Race 8
Maiden Special Weight
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Other February 24 Result
Stamp of Approval (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Seeking Success by Seeking the Gold) moved up along the rail to take the lead in in race 1 at Gulfstream Park, a mile Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $12,500), but tired and finished 5th. Watch the Replay.
February 25 Entries
Acadian Blues for Iscar
February 25, 2011
Aqueduct Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/6 miles
3-year-olds and up
Post Time: 1:25 PM ET HRTV/TVG
||Acadian Blues (KY)
||Bail Out the Banks (KY)
||Storm 'n Indian (KY)
||Magnificent Moon (KY)
||Harlan's Hello (KY)
||Savannah Bay (KY)
Acadian Blues (Bluegrass Cat - Dancing Gulch by Gulch) and Iscar (Bernardini - Crimson Palace (SAF) by Elliodor (FR)) meet at a mile and a sixteenth at Aqueduct. Acadian Blues was third in his only race this year, a mile and 70 yard contest at Aqueduct on January 8. Last year, he ran three times at a mile, finishing 11th on the turf at Belmont on October 10, 3rd on the dirt at Belmont on October 30, and 6th on the dirt at Aqueduct on December 2. He last worked on February 20 at Belmont, going 5 furlongs in 1:03.90. Acadian Blues sold for $160,000 as a weanling, and for $195,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of stakes winner Dancing Gulch. Dancing Gulch earned $215,753, and has produced the winner Winning Aptitude. Dancing Gulch is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade II winner and sire Distorted Humor. Iscar has run three times, finishing 10th at a mile on the turf on November 21, 4th at a mile on the dirt on December 18, and 5th at a mile on the dirt on January 28. All of his starts have been at Aqueduct. Since his last race, he's worked a couple of times, including 4 furlongs in :48.67 at Belmont on February 19. Iscar is out of grade I winner Crimson Palace, who earned $663,278. Crimson Palace is a full sister to 3 winners, and a half sister to 3 winners.
Finishing second, in front of Acadian Blues, on January 8 at Aqueduct was 3-year-old Storm 'n Indian (Storm Cat - Fleet Indian by Indian Charlie), who is part of an entry with Iscar. Storm 'n Indian was 8th in his only other start, a 7 furlong race at Belmont on October 7. He brought $2,050,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of champion Fleet Indian, who earned $1,704,513 in her career. Fleet Indian is a half sister to 2 winners.
Magnificent Moon (Malibu Moon - Bossi (IRE) by Sadler's Wells), who is also 3, was second on January 28 at Aqueduct, in front of Iscar. He has run two other times, finishing 6th on December 11, and 3rd on January 2. Both of those races were 6 furlongs at Aqueduct. The winner of the January 2 race was the Bernardini colt Crossbow, who runs in the Hutcheson Stakes on Saturday. Magnificent Moon is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Bossi. Bossi is a half sister to stakes-placed Ahlaain and Fusaichi Hokutosei, group II stakes-placed in Japan.
Three-year-old Harlan's Hello (Harlan's Holiday - Princess Hello by Secret Hello) finished 5th, behind Magnificent Moon, on January 2 at Aqueduct. He has run twice since then, finishing 3rd on January 15, and 6th on February 16. The February 16 race was an Allowance/Optional Claiming race versus winners. All of his races have been 6 furlongs at Aqueduct. Harlan's Hello sold for $19,000 as a weanling, for $10,000 as a yearling, and for $25,000 as a 2-year-old. He is a half brother to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Wham, who earned $118,263. Princess Hello, dam of Harlan's Hello, is a half sister to 4 winners, including 1982 Horse of the Year Conquistador Cielo.
Five-year-olds Savannah Bay (Mineshaft - Casual Look by Red Ransom) and Megaholtz (Action This Day - Queen Kelly by Bold Pac Man) finished 5th and 6th in a mile Maiden Special Weight at Aqueduct on January 5. Savannah Bay, who set the pace in the January 5 race, has run 8 times. His best finish came in his most recent start, when he finished 2nd in a mile race at Aqueduct on January 30. Savannah Bay sold for $1,200,000 as a yearling, and is out of group I winner Casual Look, who earned $602,657. Casual Look has produced 2 winners. She is a full sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Shabby Chic; and a half sister to 5 winners. One of her winning half siblings is by Mineshaft, sire of Savannah Bay. Megaholtz has run 12 times in all, recording 4 seconds and 5 thirds. Most recently, he was 2nd in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Aqueduct on January 20. He sold for $92,000 as a weanling, for $140,000 as a yearling, and for $175,000 as a 2-year-old. He is the first foal out of stakes winner Queen Kelly. Queen Kelly is a full sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Raise a Rumble; and a half sister to 2 winners.
Four-year-old Bail Out the Banks (Roman Ruler - Lady Blockbuster by Silent Screen) has run 7 times, all in 2010. His best finish was 2nd, which he achieved both at a mile on the Belmont turf on June 11, and at a mile on the Aqueduct dirt on December 5. He was a $230,000 yearling, and is out of stakes winner Lady Blockbuster. Lady Blockbuster has produced 6 winners, including stakes winner Zawzooth and grade III winner Mellow Fellow. Lady Blockbuster is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 4 winners.
Other February 25 Entries
Lady Bluegrass (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Unbridled Lady by Unbridled) runs in race 2 at Gulfstream, a mile Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $12,500). Post time is 1:29 PM ET. Lady Bluegrass has run 5 times without placing. Most recently, she was 9th in a mile race on the turf at Gulfstream on February 2. She's worked a couple of times since then, including 4 furlongs in :49.90 on February 18. Lady Bluegrass sold for $47,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of stakes winner Unbridled Lady, who earned $196,400. Unbridled Lady has produced 2 winners, and is a half sister to 2 winners.
Metra's Rogue (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Vogue Girl by Souvenir Copy) is scheduled to debut in race 6 at Gulfstream, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $25,000). Post time is 3:25 PM ET. Metra's Rogue has been working at Gulfstream, including 5 furlongs in 1:02.80 on February 15. He brought $75,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Vogue Girl, who was a debut winner. Vogue Girl has produced one winner, and is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade II winner Scrimshaw.
The Real Mayo (filly; Bernardini - Mayo On the Side by French Deputy) and Harbor Fox (filly; Rockport Harbor - Cherokee Melody by Cherokee Run) meet in race 8 at Fair Grounds, a mile and 70 yard Allowance/Optional Claiming race. Post time is 5:14 PM ET. The Real Mayo won her debut in a mile race at Mountaineer on November 22, and then finished 7th at a mile on the turf at Fair Grounds on February 12. She didn't seem to care for the soft turf in that one. The Real Mayo was a $25,000 yearling, and is out of grade I winner Mayo On the Side, who earned $642,366 in her career. Mayo On the Side has produced stakes winner French Dip, who has earned $141,348 through 2011. Mayo On the Side is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Bring Home Thegold. Harbor Fox was a winner in her only start, a mile and 70 yard contest at Fair Grounds on January 30. She's worked a couple of times since then, including 4 furlongs in :48.80 on February 19. Harbor Fox 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 additional 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.