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Sorry that I have been incommunicado as of late. A plumbing emergency and a writing assignment, had me preoccupied. However, we have not missed any starts from our 2-year-olds. I thought I'd post a few photos from Criminal Type of Filare l'Oro's debut on April 15 in which she finished fourth Watch the Replay. I will also update results from April 16, and works from April 16-19. Remember, anytime that you see one of our horses in person and have photos that you would like to share, send them to, and I'll post them on the blog. Just make sure to include information on how you would like to be credited. Tomorrow, I will preview a 2-year-old contest at Keeneland.

Filare l'Oro headed to the gate for the first time.

I think this is the best shot of our girl. 

Forever Noble, by first-crop sire Noble Causeway

Eventual winner Bluegrass Atatude

Let's go around again!

April 16 Results

Three-Year-Old Stakes Result

May Day Rose (filly; Rockport Harbor - May Day Bluff by Pine Bluff) took the lead from the start of the Instant Racing Stakes at Oaklawn Park, and never relinguished it, winning by 3/4 length. Harbor Fox (filly; Rockport Harbor - Cherokee Melody by Cherokee Run) flattened out to finish 5th, and Texas Tempest (filly; Bernardini - Copelan's Bid Gal by Copelan) was never much involved, finishing 7th. Watch the Replay.

May Day Rose wins the Instant Racing Stakes - Oaklawn Park/Coady Photography

Two-Year-Old Result

It'a All Threeanddonedan

The filly, Her Way (Service Stripe - Hill Keys by Ten Keys), was the only scratch, and the track was sloppy. Threeanddonedan (Dance With Ravens - So Smashing by Two Punch) was the heavy favorite. He broke on top. Getupwiththesun (Dance With Ravens - Winnie D. by Crafty Prospector) bore out at the start, but set out after Threeanddonedan anyway. Hark the Herald (Gators N Bears - Holly Jolly by Horatius) hesitated at the start. Threeanddonedan and Getupwiththesun battled into the turn, but then Threeanddonedan began to pull away. He cruised home 6 1/4 lengths in front. Getupthesun completed the Dance With Ravens-sired exacta. Squish (Friends Lake - Racene by Miner's Mark), appropriately for his name, closed well in the slop to take third. Watch the Replay.

April 16, 2011
Pimlico Race 1

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Other Results

I also wanted to mention a few maiden victories by our 3-year-olds. Dattts Cool (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Culinary by El Amante) was a winner by 1 1/4 lengths in a 6.5 furlong race at Gulfstream Park on April 17 Watch the Replay, and Featherwing (filly; Rockport Harbor - Tasso Run by Cherokee Run) went gate-to-wire to win a 5.5 furlong race at Indiana Downs on April 18 Watch the Replay. Also, Henny's Hurricane (filly; Henny Hughes - Amarillo by Crafty Prospector) and The Real Mayo (filly; Bernardini - Mayo On the Side by French Deputy) finished first and third in a $50,000 Claiming Race at 1 1/16 miles at Keeneland on April 17 Watch the Replay.

New Worker

April 16

Reload (colt; Hard Spun - Hidden Reserve by Mr. Prospector) worked 3 furlongs in :38.65 at Niall Brennan Stables. He is out of Hidden Reserve, who was a winner at 2, and also grade II stakes-placed that season. Hidden Reserve has produced grade III winners Philanthropist and Defer. Defer won 2 races at 2, his debut and the Laurel Futurity (gr. III). Hidden Reserve is a full sister to stakes winner Diamond and grade I winner Educated Risk; and a half sister to 3 winners.

Returning Workers

April 16

Yvete Sangalo (MEX) (filly; Hard Spun - Ya Tarra (GB) by Unbridled) worked 4 furlongs in :49.80 from the gate at Lone Star Park.  

Horseshoe Hill (filly; Street Sense - Leaveminthedust by Danzig) worked 4 furlongs in :51.00 at Woodbine.

April 19

R Next Gem (filly; English Channel - Jewels N Gems by Acceptable) worked 3 furlongs in :36.60 at Gulfstream.

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