News and Notes
A couple of entries on the horizon: Midnight Vader (colt; Invasor - Allou by Seattle Slew) is entered in the first race at River Downs on June 8, scheduled for 5 furlongs on the turf, and Artest (colt; Hard Spun - Desire to Excel by Mt. Livermore) runs in race 3 at Belmont Park at 5 furlongs on the dirt on June 10. More on these races later in the week.
Freshman sire Noble Causeway picked up his first winner on June 3, when Lord Chelsie (gelding; Noble Causeway - Chelsie's House by Housebuster) won a 4.5 furlong race at Monmouth. Watch the Replay. He was making his second start, having finished third at Aqueduct on April 15. Lord Chelsie is out of stakes winner Chelsie's House, who earned $361,773. Chelsie's House has produced 2 other winners, including stakes winner Coax Liberty.
Nice win for 2-year-old Algorithms (colt; Bernardini - Ava Knowsthecode by Cryptoclearance) in the second at Belmont Park on June 3, a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Watch the Replay. The $170,000 yearling was making his first start. He is a half brother to 5 winners, including stakes winner Alex's Allure, grade III winner Successful Mission, and grade II winner Keyed Entry.
Three-year-old Bellamy Star (filly; Bellamy Road - Swift Star by Theatrical (IRE)) won the Xtra Heat Stakes at 7 furlongs on the Belmont turf on June 5. She now has 2 wins and a second in 4 starts, with earnings of $59,970. Watch the Replay.
Good to see Zoebear (gelding; Bellamy Road - Inthemiddleofitall by Proper Reality), who finished second in the Illinois Derby (gr. III) in April, finally break his maiden. He won a 1 1/16 mile maiden race on the turf at Arlington Park. Watch the Replay. Zoebear has now earned $113,644.
June 4 Result
Anna Dances Away from Filare l'Oro
There were no scratches, and the track was fast. Favoritism volleyed between debuting Tola (Bluegrass Cat - Heart Warmer by Devil's Bag) and Dancing Anna (Cuvee - Mesabu by Fred Astaire), who was second in her only start, with Dancing Anna the slight choice at post time. Filare l'Oro (filly; Hard Spun - Elusive Gold by Strike the Gold) was 4-1, and looked good on the track. Backseat Romance (Action This Day - Parting Bid by Spectacular Bid) acted up at the load, as did Tola. Both jockeys were off, and then Backseat Romance was backed out. She was a late scratch. All of the loaded fillies were removed from the gate. Filare l'Oro had not loaded yet when all this activity was happening, and I thought that might be to her benefit. Finally, there were all loaded again, and were ready to go. Dancing Anna broke on top, but Allen's Last Dance (Dance With Ravens - Flirtatious Heart by Allen's Prospect) came through on the inside to join her. Shesa Sweet Talker (Stormin Fever - Stalwart's Secret by Stalwart) was up there too. Filare l'Oro was at the back. Allen's Last Dance briefly poked her head in front, and then retreated, as Dancing Anna spurted away from the field. Filare l'Oro was beginning to move. She almost everyone, and was gaining on Dancing Anna, but that filly had too much of a headstart. Dancing Anna passed the line 3 in front, with Filare l'Oro a good second, 1 3/4 lengths in front of Miss Pavarotti (Pavarotti - Missy McKee by Silver Deputy). It was another good effort from Filare l'Oro, who would seem to be begging for more distance. Watch the Replay.
June 4, 2011
Delaware Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
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June 3, 2011
Spun Clear (filly; Hard Spun - Diaphanous by Unbridled) worked 3 furlongs in :38.40 at Colts Neck Stable. She is out of the unplaced mare Diaphanous. Diaphanous is a full sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Unbridled Wind and champion Banshee Breeze; and a half sister to 4 winners.
June 4, 2011
Physical Gold (colt; Corinthian - Duchess Zea by Ascot Knight) worked 4 furlongs in :49.40 at Churchill Downs. He sold for $40,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Duchess Zea, who was placed at 2. Duchess Zea has produced 7 winners, including stakes winner Molly's Pride and grade III winner A La Reine. A La Reine was a winner at 2, and earned $266,400 in her career. Duchess Zea is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winners Silver Ace, Silver Set, and Bold Nxs.
Run for Love (filly; Corinthian - Lily's Affair by Colonial Affair) worked 2 furlongs in :25.60 at Keeneland. Stakes winner Lily's Affair, dam of Run for Love, was placed at 2, and earned $543,971 in her career. She has produced 4 winners from 4 to run.
Wonder of It All (filly; Invasor - Darling Daughter by Maria's Mon) worked 4 furlongs in :53.00 at Keeneland. She was a $30,000 yearling, and is the first foal out of grade III stakes-placed Darling Daughter. Darling Daughter is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to one winner.
June 5, 2011
Sim Sala Bim (filly; Street Sense - Wouldthisbemagic by Clever Trick) worked 3 furlongs in :38.22 at Saratoga. She is out of the winning mare Wouldthisbemagic, who has produced the winner Magical Run. Wouldthisbemagic is a half sister to 4 winners, including grade III winner Street Magician. Street Magician is by Street Cry, sire of Street Sense.
June 3, 2011
One Slick Dude (colt; Corinthian - Easabeau Fille by Capote) worked 4 furlongs in :50.91 at Belmont Park.
At Hollywood Park, Blueskiesnrainbows (colt; English Channel - Cho Cho San by Deputy Minister) went 3 furlongs in :38.00.
Optimizer (colt; English Channel - Indy Pick by A. P. Indy) went 3 furlongs in :35.20 at Churchill. It was the fastest of 13 works at the distance.
Artest (colt; Hard Spun - Desire to Excel by Mt. Livermore) worked at Aqueduct, 4 furlongs from the gate in :48.17. He is scheduled to debut June 10 at Belmont.
Working 4 furlongs from the gate at Churchill Downs was Marco's Bon Vivant (colt; Hard Spun - Staraway by Star de Naskra), who went in :51.20.
Midnight Vader (colt; Invasor - Allou by Seattle Slew) worked from the gate at River Downs, 3 furlongs in :36.80. He is scheduled to debut at River Downs on June 8.
Red Flair (colt; Invasor - Vanity Flair by Affirmed) worked at Delaware Park, 3 furlongs in :39.80.
Big Girl (filly; Street Sense - Quiet Celerity by Quiet American) worked at Golden Gate, 4 furlongs in :50.40.
Miss Netta (filly; Street Sense - Dyna Peak by Dynaformer) worked 3 furlongs in :36.80 at Belmont.
June 4, 2011
Hope Still Springs (colt; Corinthian - Restored Hope by He's Bad) worked at Saratoga, 4 furlongs in :52.00.
At Woodbine, English Crossing (filly; English Channel - Lady Solvig by Giant's Causeway) went 3 furlongs in :37.80.
Grace for Grace (filly; English Channel - Sunette by Lil's Lad) went 2 furlongs in :25.60 at Keeneland.
Sark (English Channel - November Snow by Storm Cat) went 4 furlongs in :48.60 at Churchill.
Candy Feat (colt; Hard Spun - Pedicure by Mr. Prospector) worked 3 furlongs in :36.88 at Belmont Park.
At Emerald Downs, Hardbody (filly; Hard Spun - Zaheemah by El Prado (IRE)) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.00.
Hard to Know (filly; Hard Spun - Cozzena by Cozzene) worked at Hollywood Park, 3 furlongs in :35.40.
Working from the gate at Churchill Downs was Lucky Pursuit (colt; Hard Spun - Inda by A.P. Indy), who went 4 furlongs in :52.00.
Monahee (colt; Hard Spun - Monashee by Wolf Power (SAF)) worked at Hastings, 5 furlongs in 1:05.40.
Soft Rock (colt; Hard Spun - Laun Shaw by Relaunch) went 3 furlongs in :37.80 at Crupi's New Castle Farm.
At Bowie, Spinning Lady (filly; Hard Spun - Global Finance by End Sweep) went 4 furlongs in :48.00.
At Belmont, Five Sixteen (colt; Invasor (ARG) - Third Street by Salt Lake) went 4 furlongs in :50.42.
Flower Mart (filly; Street Sense - Coronado Rose by Coronado's Quest) worked 4 furlongs at Keeneland in :51.00.
Horseshoe Hill (filly; Street Sense - Leaveminthedust by Danzig) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.60 at Woodbine.
At Keeneland, Ice Cream Silence (filly; Street Sense - Double Scoop by Seeking the Gold) went 4 furlongs in :49.20.
Sir Milrose (colt; Street Sense - Isadora (GB) by Sadler's Wells) worked 3 furlongs in :37.60 at Belmont.
June 5, 2011
Corinthia (filly; Corinthian - Mossy Bank by Smoke Glacken) worked at Calder, 3 furlongs in :37.80.
Hunt Crossing (colt; Corinthian - Silver Lace by Silver Deputy) went 4 furlongs in :50.64 at Saratoga.
Silent Sister (filly; Corithian - Salceda by Forestry) worked 4 furlongs in :54.40 at Arlington Park.
English Major (colt; English Channel - Deb's Charm by Silver Charm) worked at Saratoga, 4 furlongs in :50.93.
Also at Saratoga, Queen of England (filly; English Channel - Babae (CHI) by Barkerville) went 4 furlongs in :52.14.
Hard Not to Like (filly; Hard Spun - Like a Gem by Tactical Cat) worked at Woodbine, 3 furlongs in :35.80.
May Island (filly; Hard Spun - Brandy Lake by Meadowlake) worked 4 furlongs in :48.00 at Woodbine.
Street Fight (colt; Street Sense - Reportedly by Silver Deputy) worked 4 furlongs in :52.01 at Saratoga.