News and Notes
More first winners for freshman sires: Rose and Shine, a filly by Mr. Sekiguchi, took the 2nd race at Woodbine, and Scatt Daddy's daughter Little Miss Muffet won the 9th at Churchill Downs.
May 27 Results
Yvete Sangalo Rolls Home
Livi Makenzie (Macho Uno - Greta's Joy by Joyeux Danseur) was scratched, leaving 7 to run on the fast track. Thunder Lass (Thunder Gulch - Rachel's Viva by Viva Deputy) was the heavy favorite, with Effie (Closing Argument - Golden Diva by Gold Fever) also receiving attention. Yvete Sangalo (Hard Spun - Ya Tarra (GB) by Unbridled) was the only other filly with single digit odds. She made a decent appearance on the track. Catching my eye was Ram Air (After Market - Olmosta by Olmos). Nastylegs Ridge (Ben's Ridge (GB) - Nasty Reign by Reign Road) was a bit reluctant to load, and then a bit more reluctant. In the end, it took 4 or 5 assistant starters to push her in. Yvete Sangalo stumbled badly at the start (the chart declares, "fell to face start"), and was lucky to keep Chris Landeros aboard. Still, she was with the leading group, which was fronted by Thunder Lass. Kipling's Red Bird (Kipling - Filliano by Jamiano) and Ram Air were up there with her. Those three continued to trade punches, as the race continued. They left a hole open on the rail on the turn, and Effie came through and hit the lead. However, Yvete Sangalo was starting to come alive. She rolled home on the outside, and nipped Effie by a neck for the win. Effie was another neck in front of favorite Thunder Lass. It was five back to the others, led by Kipling's Red Bird. Mexican-bred Yvete Sangalo is the second winner overall for Hard Spun, and his first North American winner. Watch the Replay.
May 27, 2011
Lone Star Park Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
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Red Duke (colt; Hard Spun - Saudia by Gone West) finished third in his debut, a 6 furlong maiden race at Pontefract. Watch Replay. Red Duke sold for $15,000 a yearling, and for $228,354 as a 2-year-old. He is out of the winning mare Saudia, who was a winner at 2. Saudia has produced 4 winners, including stakes-placed The West's Awake. One of her offspring won at 2. Saudia is a half sister to 7 winners, including group III winner Revere.
May 28 Entry
None of ours in action Saturday, so how about a 2-year-old race from Woodbine that includes a runner for freshman sire Scat Daddy?
Samsal is Awfully Sinful with a Ticket to Broadway
May 28, 2011
Woodbine Race 2
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time 1:28 PM ET TVG
||E. Z. Irish (KY)
||Runfor Ro (KY)
||Acme Bomb (KY)
||Ticket to Broadway (ON)
||Awfully Sinful (ON)
||Zsa Zsa Galore (KY)
||Ten K Cat (KY)
||Offlee Bossy (ON)
Zsa Zsa Galore (Scat Daddy - Galore by Gulch) is by freshman sire Scat Daddy, whose 3 starters have each run once, recording one win and one third and total earnings of $35,400. Scat Daddy won three races at 2, his debut, the Champagne Stakes (gr. I), and the Sanford Stakes (gr. II). Overall, he earned $1,334,300. Zsa Zsa Galore sold for $45,000 as a yearling, and is a half sister to four winners. Two of her siblings won at 2, and one was a debut winner at 2. Galore, dam of Zsa Zsa Galore, is a half sister to four winners.
Acme Bomb (Henny Hughes - Choose a Crown by Ogygian) finished 4th in her only start, a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs on May 3. That race was versus the boys. She was favored, and set the early pace. Acme Bomb brought $3,500 as a yearling, and is a half sister to 6 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Apremont. Two of her siblings won at 2. Choose a Crown, dam of Acme Bomb, is a half sister to 5 winners.
Also finishing fourth in her only start was Awfully Sinful (El Corredor - Sinful by Touch Gold), who ran in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Woodbine on May 7. She is the second foal out of the winning mare Sinful. Sinful is a full sister to 2 winners, including grade I winner Seek Gold; and a half sister to three winners.
The others are unraced, including Ticket to Broadway (Mineshaft - Celtic Craft by Danehill), who brought $45,000 as a weanling and $105,000 as a yearling. She is out of the winning mare Celtic Craft, who has produced the winner Just Like Ivy. Celtic Craft is a half sister to four winners, including grade III stakes-placed Kara's Orientation.
Samsal (Consolidator - Willow Rush by Wild Rush) sold for $50,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of stakes winner Willow Rush, who earned $145,120. Willow Rush's first foal, grade III stakes-placed Stormy Rush, won his first two races at 2. Willow Rush is a half sister to 5 winners.
Runfor Ro (Afleet Alex - Fortune Queen by Lear Fan) sold for $40,000 as a yearling and as a 2-year-old. She is a half sister to winner Anabaa's Fortune. Their dam, Fortune Queen, is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Caviar Emptor, who earned $242,218.
Offlee Bossy (Offlee Wild - Embossed by Silver Deputy), who sold for $5,313 as a yearling, is out of the winning mare Embossed. Embossed has produced Van Bossed, who was a winner at 2. Embossed is a half sister to 7 winners.
E. Z. Irish (Easing Along - Mapenga by El Prado (IRE)) brought $1,200 as a yearling. She is a half sister to the winner Storm Grey. Their dam, Mapenga, is a half sister to 13 winners, including stakes winner Pleasant Music.
Ten K Cat (Tale of the Cat - Jeanne's Honor by Honour and Glory) is out of the winning mare Jeanne's Honor, who has produced 2 winners. Jeanne's Honor is a half sister to 7 winners. Her dam is grade I winner Jeanne Jones.
May 27, 2011
Silent Sister (filly; Corinthian - Salceda by Forestry) worked 3 furlongs in :38.40 at Arlington Park. She sold for $36,000 as a weanling, and for $55,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the unraced mare Salceda. Salceda is a full sister to stakes winner Selvatica, and a half sister to one winner.
Red Flair (colt; Invasor - Vanity Flair by Affirmed) worked 3 furlongs in :38.80 at Delaware Park. He is out of the winning mare Vanity Flair, who has produced 2 winners from 2 to run, one of which won at 2. Vanity Flair is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Fogerty.
May 27, 2011
One Slick Dude (colt; Corinthian - Easabeau Fille by Capote) wemt 3 furlongs in :36.87 at Belmont Park.
Twigazuri Strait (colt; English Channel - Twigazuri by Dixieland Band) worked at Saratoga, 3 furlongs in :41.00.
Hard Spun Secrets (filly; Hard Spun - No Secrets by El Corredor) worked 3 furlongs in :36.80 at Pleasanton.
Also at Pleasanton, Big Girl (filly; Street Sense - Quiet Celerity by Quiet American) went 5 furlongs in :59.80. It was the fastest of 5 works at the distance.