Artest Seeks a Perfect Trippi in the Finale


June 9 Result

Too Much Power of Nine for Big Girl

Nine ran on the Tapeta. Big Girl (Street Sense - Quiet Celerity by Quiet American) was a tepid 3-1 at first flash, but steadily decreased to approach even money. This decrease in odds was probably due to her connections of jockey Russell Baze and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. She looked attentive in the paddock, and yes, she is a pretty big girl. Munnings Sister (Speightstown - La Comete by Holy Bull) is a flashy chestnut, like her brother, grade II winner Munnings. I liked the look of Im Tops (He's Tops - Summer Sails by In Excess (IRE)) on the track. The load was fairly smooth. Tribal Delight (Tribal Rule - Creole Delights by Bertrando) was a mite stubborn, and Mahalo Princess (Tribal Rule - I'm a Lil Princess by Lil Tyler) acted up in the gate. Yuma Thurman (Sea of Secrets - Queens Over Jacks by K One King) broke best, but she was joined by Power of Nine (Capsized - Position of Power by Lord Carson) and Munnings Sister. Big Girl had a good spot in fourth. Power of Nine and Yuma Thurman pulled away from Munnings Sister, and then Power of Nice shook free from her rival. She went on to post a 2 1/4 length victory. The next 6 finished together, with Tribal Delight closing to capture second, a neck in front of Yuma Thurman, who was a head in front of Big Girl, who was a neck better than Im Tops. Im Tops had a whole 1/2 length on Jule's Gold (Best Minister - Aunt Polly by Raise a Champion), who was a neck better than Munnings Sister. Finally, there was a break to Mahalo Princess (Tribal Rule - I'm a Lil Princess by Lil Tyler), and a bigger break to Forever Rules (Tribal Rule - High Rise Rita by Santiago Peak), who checked at the start and trailed throughout. Big Girl ran fairly evenly, learned some things, and should improve. Watch the Replay.

June 9, 2011
Golden Gate Fields Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

Power of Nine
Tribal Delight  
Yuma Thurman  


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June 10 Entry

Artest Seeks a Perfect Trippi in the Finale

June 10, 2011
Belmont Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
Post Time 2:00 PM ET HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Vexor (FL)
2. Perfect Trippi (FL)
3. Finale (KY)
4. Jet Set Cat (NY)
5. Artest (KY)
6. Ullapool (FL)
7. Freudian Therapist (NY)

Artest (Hard Spun - Desire to Excel by Mt. Livermore) makes his first start going 5 furlongs at Belmont, if the heat subsides a bit. Belmont Park had to cancel their card on June 9 on account of the high temperatures. Artest has been working for several months, most recently going 4 furlongs in :48.17 from the gate at Aqueduct on June 3. He is the first foal out of stakes winner Desire to Excel, who won her first two races at 2, including the Astoria Stakes. Overall, Desire to Excel earned $175,543 in 7 starts. She is half sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Sky Diving, who earned $212,793. Hard Spun's 5 runners have made 8 total starts, recording 2 wins, 1 second, 1 third, and $32,552 in earnings. 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.

The only entrant with experience is Finale (Scat Daddy - Twinkle by Lively One), who finished third at 5 furlongs on a muddy track at Belmont Park on May 5, after hitting the gate and starting slowly. Finale is by freshman sire Scat Daddy, whose 6 runners have made 7 starts in all, recording 1 win, 1 second, 1 third, and earnings of $46,708. 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. Finale sold for $175,000 as a weanling, and is out of Twinkle, a winner at 2. Twinkle has produced 4 winners, including grade III winner Bright One, who earned $594,294. Two of her offspring won at 2. Twinkle is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Tiddelytrick.

Perfect Trippi (Trippi - Roger's Sue by Forestry) sold for $150,000 as a 2-year-old, and is a half brother to three winners, including grade I winner Turbulent Descent. Two of his siblings won at 2, including Turbulent Descent, who was 3 for 3 at 2, including victories in the Moccasin Stakes and the Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I). Turbulent Descent, who is scheduled to run in the Acorn Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, has earned $618,350 in 6 starts with 5 wins and 1 second. Roger's Sue, dam of Perfect Trippi, is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to three winners, including grade III stakes-placed Bonay.

Ullapool (Langfuhr - Grey Traffic by Numerous), who is the only filly in the race, is out of grade II stakes-placed Grey Traffic. Grey Traffic, who earned $134,300, has produced 2 winners from 2 to run. One of her offspring won at 2. Grey Traffic is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Lord Beshara.

Jet Set Cat (One Nice Cat - Jet Set Jazz by A. P Jet) and Freudian Therapist (Freud - Jazzy Discovery by Regal Discovery) are a New York-bred entry. Jet Set Cat is out of the winning mare Jet Set Jazz, who has produced the winner Jet to Classics. Jet to Classics was a winner at 2. Jet Set Jazz is a half sister to 10 winners, including stakes winner Ma Femme. Freudian Therapist is a half brother to the winner Discover Jets. Their dam, Jazzy Discovery, is a half sister to 11 winners, including stakes winner Ma Femme, and Jet Set Jazz, dam of Jet Set Cat.

Vexor (Wildcat Heir - Real Clever Trick by Yes It's True) brought $10,000 as a weanling, and $90,000 as a yearling. He is a half brother to Atomic Flea, who was a debut winner at 2. Their dam, Real Clever Trick, is a full sister to stakes winner Bathed in Blue, and a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes-placed Miss Blues Sweep, who earned $203,466.

Returning Workers

June 9, 2011

Angel Love (filly; Corinthian - Open Story by Open Forum) worked 4 furlongs in :49.80 at the Churchill Downs Training Center. It was her first work since finishing 5th at Churchill Downs on May 26.

My People (colt; Corinthian - Last Vice by Vice Regent) worked 4 furlongs in :48.00 at Keeneland. It was his first work since finishing 5th at Churchill Downs on May 19.

At Arlington, Ravin's Rich Girl (filly; Corinthian - Betz Brush by Broad Brush) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.60.

Wrinkle Room (filly; English Channel - Golden Prospect by Mr. Prospector) worked at Santa Anita, 4 furlongs in :50.40.

Wicked Hard (colt; Hard Spun - Pennant Winner by Crafty Prospector) worked from the gate at Woodbine, 4 furlongs in :50.20.


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Criminal Type

I am excited about seeing Artest run today as long as weather conditions are safe. The weather should be better today but still hot and muggy. Good thing they cancelled yesterday and I think all the Mid Atlantic region tracks were off yesterday. The heat was brutal. It would have been miserable for the horses. I keep thinking of how hot Gabbys Golden Gal was at Belmont after her Acorn win. She was in bad shape. Im outside of Baltimore, we hit a record degrees with a heat index of 106, ONLY gonna be 90 today.

10 Jun 2011 10:38 AM

I was looking at Eblouissante's video on John Sherriff's Youtube channel:

I also noticed a couple of his earlier videos have a nice looking gray Hard Spun colt, Grey Spectrus, who is not on the list of Hard Spun offspring:

10 Jun 2011 1:24 PM
Criminal Type

WoooHooo yes,  Artest by 5, nice win ! He ran pretty greenly ducking in and lugging out, but man can he run. Pulled the opening 1/4 in 21 and change. That's blazing a trail huh ? Not what I expected color wise but be is a pretty chestnut colt none the less. Good job Mr Dutrow.

10 Jun 2011 2:08 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Criminal Type - Looked like Artest didn't care for the whip, and who could blame him?

10 Jun 2011 4:20 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Karen - There is no Hard Spun named Grey Spectrus according to the Jockey Club. It is very possible that the name has been reserved and just not in the official db yet, but I do not add the names until they appear officially.

10 Jun 2011 4:23 PM
Criminal Type

I didn't notice the whip until I watched the replay, I was too busy yellin come on ! come on ! I yelled so loud I scared the cats. But I did notice when I watched the replay after I had posted about him having run greenly. I really hate it when they whip up on those babies like that.

Regarding that gray Hard Spun colt, He's a stunning horse. He has a handful of gray 2 year old offspring. Too bad we don't know who the dam is.

10 Jun 2011 5:16 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Criminal Type - Funny about your cats. One of mine hates it when I yell for the horses.

10 Jun 2011 7:22 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Ah, I found it. The grey Hard Spun in John Sherriff's barn isn't Grey Spectrus, it's Spectrus (Hard Spun - Queen's Triomphe by Cure the Blues) owned by the Mosses.

10 Jun 2011 7:24 PM

Thanks, Chris. I should have thought to look for Spectrus. I like the Cure the Blues and Relaunch. I will try to keep an eye out for this guy!

11 Jun 2011 12:52 PM

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