Blue Grass Music is Lyrical with Star Billing

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Horseshoe Hill (filly; Street Sense - Leaveminthedust by Danzig) worked 3 furlongs in :39.00 at Payson Park. She is a half sister to one winner. Her dam, Leaveminthedust, is a full sister to grade III winner Defer, and a half sister to grade III winner Philanthropist.

March 17 Results

All the Way in Front

The only scratches were the AEs, including Refugio (Bernardini - Storm Minstrel by Storm Cat), she'll run instead at Gulfstream on Saturday. Celestial Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Heavenly Glory by Honour and Glory) was favored, and Gharbiah (Bernardini - Cuando Quiere by Affirmed) was 25-1. Susans Strong Hope (Strong Hope - Im Out First by Allen's Prospect) was not interested in getting out of the gate, Frontside (War Front - Azarba by Strawberry Road (AUS)) went right to the lead. Strike It Green (Smart Strike - Green Noble by Green Dancer) and Pampering (Hennessy - Hot Attraction by Pulpit) set after Frontside, and Exchanging Smiles (Exchange Rate - Rainbow Smile by El Prado (IRE)) and Celestial were not far off. Gharbiah was near the back. Frontside continued on top, and spurted away in the stretch. She crossed the line 3 1/4 lengths in front. First-timer Race to Urga (Bernstein - Miss Mambo by Kingmambo) had no where to go for most of the stretch, finally got free, and finished well to grab second. Favorite Celestial Kitten settled for third. Gharbiah was never much involved, finishing 10th. Watch the Replay.

March 17, 2011
Gulfstream Park Race 7

Maiden Special Weight

Frontside $11.60
$5.80
$3.80
Race to Urga  
$9.20
$5.20
Celestial Kitten  

$2.60

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Other March 17 Results

Deco Rocks (filly; Rockport Harbor - Decoratedwithonour by Matter of Honor) had to steady on the first turn, and was 6.5 lengths behind the winner, but got her head up for second in race 6 at Laurel, an Allowance/Optional Claiming race at about 1 1/16 miles. Deco Rock now has 1 win, 1 second, and 4 thirds in 7 starts, with earnings of $38,640. Watch the Replay.

Runninglikeanangel (filly; Rockport Harbor - Rosthern by Broad Brush) was involved for most of race 9 at Gulfstream Park, a mile Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $35,000) on the turf, but tired to finish 7th. Watch the Replay.

March 18 Entries

Blue Grass Music is Lyrical with Star Billing

March 18, 2011
Santa Anita Park Race 3

Maiden Special Weight
About 6.5 furlongs Downhill turf
Three-year-old fillies
Post Time: 5:02 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Blue Grass Music (KY)
2. Star Billing (KY)
3. Candys Girl (GB)
4. Ringmistress (KY)
5. Suwaalif (CA)
6. Lyrical (KY)
7. Rahima (KY)
8. Lindz Winz (CA)

Blue Grass Music (Bluegrass Cat - Killoe by Kris S.) makes her second start, going downhill on the turf at Santa Anita. Her first start was also at 6.5 furlongs on the downhill course on February 11, where she finished 7th, after starting slowly. Since then, she's worked several times, including 5 furlongs in 1:00.80 at Santa Anita on March 12. Blue Grass Music sold for $175,000 as a weanling, and for $100,000 as a yearling. She is out of the turf-placed mare Killoe, who is a half sister to 6 winners, including grade III turf stakes-placed winners Perfect Copy and Stealin' Kisses.

British-bred Candys Girl (Bertolini - Sweet Cando (IRE) by Royal Applause (GB)) makes her first start in the U.S., and her first start of 2011. In 2010, she ran 4 times on the turf in England, recording a second and a third at 6 furlongs. She is out of the turf winning mare Sweet Cando, who has produced grade II turf stakes-placed Hameildaeme and Mr Mahoganeigh, a group III winner on the turf in Hong Kong. Sweet Cando is a half sister to 2 winners.

Suwaalif (Cee's Tizzy - Dakota Lass by Crowning Storm) has run three times. Last year, she finished 8th at Hollywood Park on October 30, and 7th at Santa Anita on December 31. Those starts were both at 6 furlongs. This year, she was 10th in her only start, a mile race on the dirt at Santa Anita on January 21. Suwaalif is the first foal out of the placed mare Dakota Lass. Dakota Lass is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Lady Truffles and turf stakes winner Rose Catherine.

Lyrical (Empire Maker - Perfect Solution by Seeking the Gold) was 5th in her only start, a mile race on the dirt at Santa Anita on December 30. She sold for $10,000 as a yearling, and is a half sister to 2 winners. Her dam, Perfect Solution, is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to 3 winners. Perfect Solution's dam is grade I winner Dispute.

Lindz Winz (Vronsky - Craven Cottage by Smokester) has also run once, finishing 6th in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race on the dirt at Santa Anita on March 10. She is out of the winning mare Craven Cottage, who has produced 2 winners. One of her offspring won on the turf. Craven Cottage is a half sister to one winner.

The others are unraced, including the entry of Star Billing (Dynaformer - Topliner by Thunder Gulch) and Ringmistress (Bandini - Jasminola (FR) by Seattle Dancer). Star Billing is the first foal out of the unraced mare Topliner. Topliner is a half sister to 6 winners, including grade I winners Starrer and Stellar Jayne. Ringmistress, who sold for $120,000 as a yearling, is out of turf stakes-placed Jasminola. Jasminola has produced 6 winners from 7 to run, including turf stakes winner Jazzy Gallop. Another offspring also won on the turf. Jasminola is a half sister to 5 winners.

Rahima (Rahy - Oshima by Mr. Prospector) is out of the turf winning mare Oshima, who has produced 3 winners. Two of her offspring won on the turf. Oshima is a full sister to 3 winners, including grade II turf winner Sha Tha; and a half sister to group III turf winner Brier Creek.

Other March 18 Entries

Scoville (colt; Bernardini - Chili Cat by Storm Cat) and Garden Tour (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Winter Garden by Roy) meet in race 3 at Gulfstream, a Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $35,000 - $30,000) scheduled for 5 furlongs on the turf. Post time is 1:55 PM ET. Scoville has run twice, finishing 4th at 5.5 furlongs at Belmont on July 15, and 7th at that same distance at Saratoga on September 2. He has been preparing for his 2011 debut on the turf at Payson Park, including 4 furlongs in :49.00 on March 1. Scoville is the first foal out of stakes-placed Chili Cat. Chili Cat is a half sister to 2 winners, including grade I winner Pine Island. Garden Tour has run 6 times. His best finish was third at 5.5 furlongs at Calder on August 26. This year, he has run twice, both times at Gulfstream. He finished 5th at a mile on the turf on February 3, and 5th at a mile on a sloppy track on March 6. The March 6 was scheduled to be run on the turf. Grade III winner Winter Garden, dam of Garden Tour earned $902,788 in her career. She has produced one winner. Winter Garden is a half sister to 2 winners.

Great Exuma (colt; Bernardini - Elusive Diva by Elusive Quality) runs in race 2 at Oaklawn Park, a mile and a sixteenth Claiming race (Claiming Price $30,000). Post time is 2:57 PM ET. Great Exuma has run 4 times, with 1 win and 1 third. The third came in his most recent race, a mile Claiming race at Oaklawn on February 25. Grade III winner Elusive Diva, dam of Great Exuma, earned $484,510 in 17 starts. Great Exuma is her second foal. Elusive Diva is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winners R. Baggio and Handyman Bill.

Gavilan (gelding; Rockport Harbor - Christmas Party by Wild Again) breaks from the rail in race 2 at Hawthorne, a 1 1/16 mile Maiden Claiming race (Claimng Price $15,000) for 3-year-olds and up. Post time is 2:59 PM ET. Gavilan has two seconds and three thirds in 9 starts. Most recently, he was third at a mile and a sixteenth at Hawthorne on February 26. Gavilan is out of stakes-placed Christmas Party, who has produced 2 winners. Christmas Party is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade II winner Will He Shine and grade I winner Cuvee.

Metra's Rogue (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Vogue Girl by Souvenir Copy) makes his second start in race 7 at Gulfstream Park, 7 furlong Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $16,000). Post time is 3:55 PM ET. First time out, Metra's Rogue finished 8th in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race on February 25 at Gulfstream Park. Metra's Rogue brought $75,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Vogue Girl, who earned $100,200r. Vogue Girl has produced one winner, and is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade II winner Scrimshaw.

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