News and Notes
Our first Hard Spun worker, Common Bond (colt; Hard Spun - Pilfer by Deputy Minister) worked 2 furlongs in :25.20 at Payson Park.
Common Bond is out of stakes winner Pilfer, who was a debut winner at 2. Pilfer is the dam of grade II winner To Honor and Serve, who most recently was 3rd in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) on February 26. To Honor and Serve was a winner in his second start at 2. Pilfer is a half sister to 4 winners, including grade II winner India.
Bernardette (A. P. Indy - Cara Rafaela by Quiet American), the 3-year-old full sister to Bernardini, made her third start today at Aqueduct, finishing third. She was no match for runaway winner Royal Sighting (Rahy - Deputy Royal by Deputy Minister), who won by 12 3/4 lengths. Watch the Replay.
March 8 Stakes Result
The Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds was taken off the turf and run at a mile and 70 yards on the fast main track. Ambient (Rockport Harbor - Vickey's Echo by Clever Trick) was pulled up and vanned off after 6 furlongs. I do not have an update on her condition at this time. But Fair Grounds is dark until Friday, so no news is not necessarily bad news. The winner was Street Storm (Stormy Atlantic - Oblivious by Cozzene), who outfinished favorite Aide (Arch - Attache by Seeking the Gold) and Cryptocandiac (Candy Ride (ARG) - Citi Pearl by Citidancer). Watch the Replay.
March 9 Results
Is It a Car? No, It's Iscar
Storm 'n Indian (Storm Cat - Fleet Indian by Indian Charlie), entry mate to Iscar (Bernardini - Crimson Palace (SAF) by Elliodor (FR)), and Thisskysabeauty (Sky Mesa - Lovely Beauty by Robyn Dancer) were scratched. Redwood Falls (Indian Charlie - Bay Barrister by Miswaki) was the heavy favorite. Iscar was 3-1, and Acadian Blues (Bluegrass Cat - Dancing Gulch by Gulch) was almost 22-1. The favorite looked good on the track, but so did Iscar. Harlan's Hello (Harlan's Holiday - Princess Hello by Secret Hello) also caught my eye, but it may have been that old Harlan's Holiday weakness of mine emerging again. The start was decent, Redwood Falls and Harlan's Holiday dueled early, putting lengths between themselves and the rest. Iscar watched the action in third. Redwood Falls shook free from Harlan's Hello, but Iscar was coming. He moved even with the leader, and went on by. He went on to register a 3 1/2 length victory. Redwood Falls retreated after Iscar passed him, and finished 6th (last), allowing Harlan's Hello to reclaim second. Savannah Bay and Acadian Blues picked up the pieces in third and fourth. Watch the Replay.
March 9, 2011
Aqueduct Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
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Other March 9 Result
Miss Crabtree (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Biogio's Beauty by Distorted Humor) finished 8th in race 9 at Aqueduct, a mile Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $12,500). Watch the Replay.
March 10 Entries
Around the Twig, Tizza Trick to Love Theway Youare
March 10, 2011
Santa Anita Race 2
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 4:31 PM ET HRTV
||Around the Twig (KY)
||Tizza Trick (KY)
||Working At Night (KY)
||Satin Bouquet (KY)
||Love Theway Youare (KY)
Around the Twig (Bluegrass Cat - Fabulous Finish by Grand Slam), who was scratched out of a mile race on the turf at Santa Anita on Sunday, will run a mile on the dirt on that track instead. She has two previous starts, a 6th at 6 furlongs on the Hollywood Park Cushion Track on November 27, and a 2nd at a mile and a sixteenth on the dirt at Santa Anita on January 27. She's worked several times since then, including 5 furlongs in 1:01.60 on February 25. Around the Twig is the first foal out of the unraced mare Fabulous Finish. Fabulous Finish is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Swingforthefences.
Working At Night (Tiznow - No Reason by Precise End) and Satin Bouquet (Flower Alley - Satin Smooth by Giant's Causeway) finished 3rd and 5th in a 6.5 furlong contest on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita on January 13. Working At Night has three additional starts. Last year, she ran twice at 6.5 furlongs on the Cushion track at Hollywood Park, finishing 4th on both November 7, and on December 11. Most recently, she was third in a mile and an eighth turf race at Santa Anita on February 6. Working At Night sold for $31,000 as a yearling, and for $40,000 as a 2-year-old, and is the first foal out of stakes winner No Reason, who earned $318,456. No Reason is a half sister to one winner. Satin Bouquet finished fourth in both of her previous starts. She ran 6 furlongs on the Hollywood turf on November 14, and a mile and a sixteenth on the Hollywood Cushion Track on December 2. Satin Bouquet sold for $55,000 as a yearling, and for $55,000 as a 2-year-old. She is the first foal out of the unraced mare Satin Smooth. Satin Smooth is a half sister to 2 winners, including grade II winner True Quality.
Love Theway Youare (Arch - Diversa by Tabasco Cat) has run four times. In her only 2010 start, she finished 5th in a mile and a sixteenth race at Hollywood Park. This year, she has run exclusively on the dirt at Santa Anita, finishing third at a mile and a sixteenth on January 27, 3rd at a mile on February 13, and 5th at 7 furlongs on February 27. Love Theway Youare is out of stakes winner Diversa, who earned $226,751. Diversa has produced 4 winners from 5 to run, and is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Sensitivity and grade III winner Luftikus.
Seekitana (Unbridled's Song - Santona (CHI) by Winning) most recently finished 7th in a 6.5 furlong race at Santa Anita on January 30. Her previous starts were on the turf, where she was 12th at Fair Grounds on December 2, and 9th at Churchill Downs on November 13. Both of those races were a mile. Seekitana 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.
Tizza Trick (Tiznow - Bright Magic by Prized) was 7th in her lone start, a 6 furlong race at Santa Anita on February 19. She is out of stakes winner Bright Magic, who earned $212,393. Bright Magic has produced 2 winners. She is a full sister to stakes-placed Oysters, and a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Hot War and grade III winner Take the Ribbon.
Other March 10 Entries
Driving in Circles (colt; Bellamy Road - Insured Deposit by Deposit Ticket) runs in race 1 at Gulfstream Park, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $12,500). Post time is 12:55 PM ET. Driving in Circles was 12th in his only start, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream on February 16. He was involved early in that one. Since then, he worked 4 furlongs in :51.80 at Calder on February 28. Driving in Circles sold for $5,000 as a weanling, and is a half brother to the winner Blessed Trinity. Insured Deposit, dam of Driving in Circles, is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winners Five Star Kelly, Fiery Best, and Fiery Special.
Stamp of Approval (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Seeking Success by Seeking the Gold) is entered in race 5 at Gulfstream, a mile Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $12,500). Post time is 2:55 PM ET. Stamp of Approval has run twice, finishing 4th at 6 furlongs on February 2, and 5th at a mile on February 24. Both starts were at Gulfstream. He last worked on March 5, going 5 furlongs in 1:03.00 at Calder. Stamp of Approval 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.
Latin Rocks (filly; Rockport Harbor - Latin Lynx by Forest Wildcat) goes in race 8 at Aqueduct, a mile and 70 yard Starter Allowance. Post time is 4:43 PM ET. Latin Rocks broke her maiden in her third start, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Aqueduct on January 7. She then finished 6th in a mile Starter Allowance at Aqueduct on February 16. She's worked a couple of times since then, including 5 furlongs in 1:01.02 on March 5. Latin Rocks sold for $42,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of the winning mare Latin Lynx. Latin Lynx has produced 2 additional winners, including stakes-placed W W American. Latin Lynx is a half sister to 5 winners.
Motion to Appeal (colt; Bellamy Road - You'll B Impressed by Valid Appeal) makes his second start in race 9 at Aqueduct, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $40,000). Post time is 5:15 PM ET. First time out, he was 6th in a 5.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Aqueduct on February 13. Since then, he worked 4 furlongs in :48.88 at Belmont Park on March 1. Motion to Appeal sold for $17,500 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare You'll B Impressed. You'll B Impressed has produced 8 winners from 9 to run, including stakes winner I'm Impressed and grade III stakes-placed Impressive Grades. You'll B Impressed is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Life's Light.