May 26 Result
A Showcase Win
There were no scratches, and the track was sloppy. First-timer Vanity's Showcase (Flatter - Came Calling by Caller I. D.) was favored, but 3-race veteran Holiday Jazz (Harlan's Holiday - Call the Thunder by Thunder Gulch) also took some play. Angel Love (Corinthian - Open Story by Open Forum) was 7-2, and R Next Gem (English Channel - Jewels N Gems by Acceptable) was almost 12-1. I missed most of the prelims for this one, however, I did see the post parade, where Holiday Jazz made a favorable impression. Dancninthelillies (Mancini - Lilybaeum by Mountain Cat) dumped rider Marcelino Pedroza and took off. She didn't get far, however, and soon joined the others at the gate. She loaded fine, but reared and was restless in the gate. She came out running, however, and was on the lead early. But, she was soon passed by Vanity's Showcase. Angel Love had a nice spot in third on the outside after a slow beginning, and R Next Gem was back in fifth. Angel Love began to fade, as R Next Gem entered the picture. She took a run at Vanity's Showcase, getting closer and closer, but ran out of real estate. At the line, Vanity's Showcase was a neck in front of R Next Gem, who was better than three in front of Holiday Jazz. I'd Lie (Songandaprayer - Make Yourself Go by Track Barron) and Angel Love finished a neck apart in fourth and fifth, Dancninthelillies retreated to sixth, and Lan Lan (Noble Causeway - D Lan Lady by Whitesburg) broke slowly, and stayed at the back of the pack. Angel Love was claimed out of the race by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, and will now be trained by Mike Maker. Watch the Replay.
May 26, 2011
Churchill Downs Race 1
Maiden Claiming ($30,000)
|R Next Gem
May 27 Entry
The Return of Yvete Sangalo
May 27, 2011
Lone Star Park Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time 8:31 PM ET
||Yvete Sangalo (MEX)
||Kipling's Red Bird (OK)
||Livi Makenzie (KY)
||Nastylegs Ridge (TX)
||Thunder Lass (KY)
||Ram Air (KY)
||B G Want Me Back (KY)
Yvete Sangalo (Hard Spun - Ya Tarra (GB) by Unbridled) makes her second start, after finishing 6th in a 4.5 furlong race at Lone Star Park on April 24. Thus, becoming our first repeat performer. She took some money in her race, was bumped at the start, and then retreated after some early involvement. She has worked several times at Lone Star since her debut, including 5 furlongs from the gate in 1:02.20 on May 20. Yvete Sangalo is out of the placed mare Ya Tarra, who has produced 4 winners from 5 to run. Ya Tarra is a half sister to 7 winners, including group III winner Saytarra and group I winner Lammtarra. Hard Spun's four runners have each run once, recording one win and earnings of $7,187. Grade I winner Hard Spun was 3 for 3 at 2, including wins in the Port Penn Stakes and the Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes. Overall, he earned $2,673,470 in 13 starts.
Thunder Lass (Thunder Gulch - Rachel's Viva by Viva Deputy), Ram Air (After Market - Olmosta by Olmos), and B G Want Me Back (Proud Citizen - Hope's Diamond by Louis Quatorze) met in a 4.5 furlong race at Lone Star Park on April 13. It was the first and only race for all three. Thunder Lass finished first, but was disqualified and placed second. Ram Air finished 5th and B G Want Me Back was 9th. Thunder Lass is out of stakes winner Rachel's Viva, who won 5 out of 6 races at 2, including three stakes. Rachel's Viva earned $201,540, and has produced 2 winners. Rachel's Viva is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Bonus Bid. Ram Air is by freshmam sire After Market, who picked up his first winner on May 26 at Lone Star, when Bette's Aftershock won a 5 furlong race in his first start. Overall, After Market has had 6 runners, which have run once each, with one win and total earnings of $15,870. Grade I winner After Market won his only race at 2, and earned $903,685 overall. Ram Air, who sold for $5,000 as a yearling, is the first foal out of stakes winner Olmosta. Olmosta, who was a winner at 2, is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to 2 winners. B G Want Me Back sold for $1,500 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Hope's Diamond. Hope's Diamond has produced the winner South Bronx, and is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Moonlight Affair.
Nastylegs Ridge (Ben's Ridge (GB) - Nasty Reign by Reign Road) has run twice, and finished 7th twice. Both starts were at 4.5 furlongs at Lone Star Park. She is the second foal out of the unraced mare Nasty Reign. Nasty Reign is a half sister to the winner Slightly Politely.
The remaining fillies are unraced, including Livi Makenzie (Macho Uno - Greta's Joy by Joyeux Danseur), who sold for $5,500 as a yearling. She is out of Greta's Joy, a winner at 2 and 3, who has produced the winner Joy Train. Joy Train was a winner at 2. Greta's Joy is a half sister to 6 winners, including grade III winner Rosie O'Greta and grade II winner Surf Cat.
Selling for $4,000 as a yearling was Kipling's Red Bird (Kipling - Filliano by Jamiano), who is a full sister to stakes-placed Enchanting and stakes winner Lord Kipling. Lord Kipling has earned $409,663 through 2011. Filliano, dam of Kipling's Red Bird, is a half sister to 2 winners.
Effie (Closing Argument - Golden Diva by Gold Fever) is out of the winning mare Golden Diva, who has produced stakes-placed Dant. Golden Diva is a full sister to grade II stakes-placed Wacky for Love, and a half sister to three winners.
May 26, 2011
Blueskiesnrainbows (colt; English Channel - Cho Cho San by Deputy Minister) worked 3 furlongs in :37.60 at Hollywood Park. A $33,000 yearling, he is a half brother to three winners. His dam, Cho Cho San, is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 6 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Big Prairie.
Bella's Fantasy (filly; Hard Spun - Fantasy Lake by Salt Lake) worked 3 furlongs in :37.60 at Hollywood Park. She sold for $37,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Fantasy Lake. Fantasy Lake won three races at 2, including her debut and the Mazarine Breeders' Cup Stakes, and earned $248,758 overall. Fantasy Lake has produced 3 winners, including stakes winners South Bay Cove and Hello Maggie May. Two of her offspring won at 2, and one was a debut winner at 2. Fantasy Lake is a half sister to 7 winners.
Skyring (colt; English Channel - Violet Lady by Seattle Slew) worked 3 furlongs in the mud at Churchill Downs, recording a time of :36.60. It was the fastest of 4 works at the distance.
At Santa Anita, Wrinkle Room (filly; English Channel - Golden Prospect by Mr. Prospector) went 3 furlongs in :38.40.
Cerce Cay (filly; Hard Spun - Timely Legend by Navarone) worked 4 furlongs from the gate in :50.00 on a muddy track at Churchill Downs.
Hard Drive (colt; Hard Spun - Indy Flash by A.P. Indy) worked 4 furlongs in :52.00 from the gate at Bowie.
Pogonip (filly; Street Sense - Queen Mama by Seattle Slew) worked 4 furlongs in :49.20 at Santa Anita.