Too Much Power for Sark

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Congratulations to Stay Thirsty (Bernardini - Marozia by Storm Bird) and all his connections for his big run to finish second in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) Watch the Replay. Although he was probably aided by the conditions, it was good to see him turn in a positive performance. I hope that everyone had a good Belmont Stakes. Personally, I didn't cash a ticket. I had Stay Thirsty and Brilliant Speed in my exacta, and almost added Ruler On Ice, but almost gets you nothing.

First-year sire Latent Heat picked up his first winner on June 11, when the filly Starship Flash won at Calder. Watch the Replay.

Beer Run (filly; Hard Spun - Perfect Probe by Mr. Prospector) is scheduled to run on Friday, June 17 at Prairie Meadows. I will preview this race later in the week.

June 11 Result

Too Much Power for Sark

The filly Specialgirls C T T (Quest - Sunny Skies by Halo) was the only scratch, and the track was fast. Firster Tiz Sardonic Joe (Tiznow - Distorted Blaze by Distorted Humor), half brother to grade III winner Joes Blazing Aaron, was favored. Sark (English Channel - November Snow by Storm Cat) was 4-1. Tiz Sardonic Joe spotted the field a few lengths, and Power World (Distorted Humor - Purrfectly by Storm Cat) was pinched back at the start, and ended up at the back. She Digs Me (Henny Hughes - Stage Stop by Valid Expectations) and Golden Ticket (Speightstown - Business Plan by Deputy Minister) dueled, with Sark moving to join them on the turn. She Digs Me began to pull away from the others. But, closing from the back was Power World. He flew by his competition for a good length victory. She Digs Me held second over Sark. Elusive Story (Tale of the Cat - Elusive Honey by Elusive Quality) and Archenland (Lion Heart - Babe's Flair by Capote) both made up some ground to grab fourth and fifth. Golden Ticket tired to 6th, Tiz Sardonic Joe never really got involved, finishing 7th, and Truthorfiction (Scat Daddy - Genuine True by Yes It's True) was close up early, before tiring and finishing 8th (last). Not sure what Power World beat, but after his start, it was a nice performance. Sark has now run twice, and finished third both times. He should break through soon. Watch the Replay.

June 11, 2011
Churchill Downs Race 9
Maiden Special Weight

Power World
She Digs Me  


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June 12 Result

Im a Dixie Winner

Lan Lan (Noble Causeway - D Lan Lady by Whitesburg) was scratched, leaving 6 to run on the fast track. Clearly Wicked (Corinthian - Tzara Band by Dixieland Band) was favored. Tura Isabel (Forest Danger - Tap'n Tango by Elusive Quality) caught my eye in the paddock. Clearly Wicked was looking good, as they headed to the track. She broke best, but was shuffled back to the rear. Queen Anna (Bellamy Road - Hidden Falls by Real Quiet) and Came a Storm (Stormin Fever - Overcame by Conquistador Cielo) battled early. Tura Isabel was in a good spot in third, and Clearly Wicked was making progress, but running greenly. She moved into second, but was still having trouble running straight, and she couldn't catch Im a Dixie Diva. Queen Anna finished third, but was disqualified and placed fifth for interfering with Came a Storm. Tura Isabel and Came a Storm were placed third and fourth after the dq, and Mi Margarita (Mingun - Treasure Chest by Lemon Drop Kid) didn't show much, finishing 6th. I was a little surprised that Clearly Wicked was not claimed. She seems to have some talent, but needs to learn what to do with it. Watch the Replay.

June 12, 2011
Churchill Downs Race 2
Maiden Claiming ($30,000 - $25,000)

Im a Dixie Diva
Clearly Wicked  
Tura Isabel  


New Workers

June 11, 2011

Changethechannel (filly; English Channel - Elegant Prospect by Mr. Prospector) worked at the Pegasus Training Center, 2 furlongs in :26.80. A $13,000 yearling, she is a half sister Abeautifulsight, a winner at 2 and 3. Their dam, Elegant Prospect, is a half sister to 4 winners.

Midnight Transfer (colt; Hard Spun - French Satin by French Deputy) worked 2 furlongs in :26.60 at Santa Anita. He brought $80,000 at the Keeneland April 2011 Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. He is out of grade III winner French Satin, who won 2 races at 2, and earned $165,894 in her career. French Satin has produced Satin Love, who was a debut winner at 2. French Satin is a half sister to grade III winner Connemara and grade I winner Lion Heart.

June 13, 2011

First Corinthian (colt; Corinthian - Bird Cage by Kris S.) worked 4 furlongs in :50.23 at Saratoga. He is out of the winning mare Bird Cage, who has produced 6 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Ninth Client. Three of her offspring won at 2. Bird Cage is a half sister to 11 winners, including grade I winners Bird Town and Birdstone.

Trois Aureole (filly; English Channel - Two Halos by Saint Ballado) worked at Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs in :38.00. She is a half sister to Alexandria Wa, a debut winner at 2. Two Halos, dam of Trois Aureole, is a half sister to one winner.

June 14, 2011

Harriet (filly; Hard Spun - Call Me Fleet by Afleet) worked 4 furlongs in :50.60 at Delaware Park. She sold for $150,000 as a 2-year-old, and is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winners Warrior Queen and Tiger's Rock. One of her offspring was a debut winner at 2. Call Me Fleet, dam of Harriet, is a half sister to 8 winners.

Returning Workers

June 11, 2011

Miss Corinthian (filly; Corinthian - Miss General by Posse) worked 2 furlongs in :25.60 at the Pegasus Training Center. It was the fastest of 12 works at the distance.

At Hollywood Park, Punch Drunk (filly; Corinthian - Punch Appeal by Successful Appeal) went 4 furlongs in :48.60.

Run for Love (filly; Corinthian - Lily's Affair by Colonial Affair) worked 3 furlongs in :38.60 at Keeneland.

Tarsus (colt; Corinthian - Takeaway by Fly So Free) worked 3 furlongs in :38.40 at San Luis Rey Downs.

Dover Crossing (filly; English Channel - Mighty Frio by Pulpit) worked 1 furlongs in :12.60 at at San Luis Rey Downs.

At Woodbine, English Crossing (filly; English Channel - Lady Solvig by Giant's Causeway) went 3 furlongs in :36.00.

Grace for Grace (filly; English Channel - Sunette by Lil's Lad) worked 3 furlongs in :38.80 at Keeneland.

Optimizer (colt; English Channel - Indy Pick by A. P. Indy) worked 4 furlongs in :47.60 on a muddy track at Churchill Downs. It was the fastest of 45 works at the distance.

Bella's Fantasy (filly; Hard Spun - Fantasy Lake by Salt Lake) and Blueskiesnrainbows (colt; English Channel - Cho Cho San by Deputy Minister) worked 3 furlongs in :36.60 at Hollywood Park. It was the fastest of 10 works at the distance.

Hard to Know (filly; Hard Spun - Cozzena by Cozzene) worked at Hollywood Park, 4 furlongs in :49.00.

Marco's Bon Vivant (colt; Hard Spun - Staraway by Star de Naskra) went 4 furlongs in :50.20 at a muddy Churchill Downs.

Spun Clear (filly; Hard Spun - Diaphanous by Unbridled) worked 3 furlongs in :38.60 at Colts Neck Stable.

Yvete Sangalo (filly; Hard Spun - Ya Tarra (GB) by Unbridled) worked 4 furlongs in :50.00 at Lone Star Park. It was her first work since breaking her maiden on May 27.

At Keeneland, Wonder of It All (filly; Invasor - Darling Daughter by Maria's Mon) went 4 furlongs in :51.00.

Working 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 at Woodbine was Horseshoe Hill (filly; Street Sense - Leaveminthedust by Danzig).

Ice Cream Silence (filly; Street Sense - Double Scoop by Seeking the Gold) worked 4 furlongs in :48.60 at Keeneland.

Street Fantasy (filly; Street Sense - Rich Fantasy by Richter Scale) worked at the Evangeline Training Center, 4 furlongs in :51.23.

June 12, 2011

Corinthia (filly; Corinthian - Mossy Bank by Smoke Glacken) worked 3 furlongs in :36.00 at Calder.

Strait of Dover (colt; English Channel - Bahrain Star by Danzig) worked 2 furlongs in :25.80 at Hastings.

At Hollywood Park, Hand Spun (filly; Hard Spun - Flexible Princess by Honour and Glory) went 3 furlongs in :37.40.

Hardbody (filly; Hard Spun - Zaheemah by El Prado (IRE)) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.60 at Emerald Downs.

Working 3 furlongs from the gate at Woodbine was Hard Not to Like (filly; Hard Spun - Like a Gem by Tactical Cat), who went in :36.20.

May Island (filly; Hard Spun - Brandy Lake by Meadowlake) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.00 at Woodbine.

Monahee (colt; Hard Spun - Monashee by Wolf Power (SAF)) worked at Hastings, 5 furlongs in 1:02.40.

This Ones for Jodi (filly; Street Sense - Stoic by Forestry) worked 3 furlongs in :36.00 on a muddy track at Monmouth Park.

June 13, 2011

At Bowie, Spinning Lady (filly; Hard Spun - Global Finance by End Sweep) went 3 furlongs in :34.00.

Five Sixteen (colt; Invasor (ARG) - Third Street by Salt Lake) worked at Belmont Park, 3 furlongs in :36.32 on a good track.

Pogonip (filly; Street Sense - Queen Mama by Seattle Slew) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.60 at Santa Anita.

June 14, 2011

One Slick Dude (colt; Corinthian - Easabeau Fille by Capote) worked at Belmont Park, 4 furlongs in :49.54.

Silent Sister (filly; Corinthian - Salceda by Forestry) worked 4 furlongs in :51.60 at Arlington.

Takes the Gold (colt; Corinthian - Marquet Rent by Marquetry) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.06 at Aqueduct.

At Hollywood Park, English Puddin (filly; English Channel - Go for Puddin by Go for Gin) went 4 furlongs in :49.80.

Working from the gate at Delaware Park was Doin' Hard Time (filly; Hard Spun - Time's Mistress by Mr. Greeley), who went 3 furlongs in :35.40. It was the fastest of 15 works at the distance.

Jampera (filly; Street Sense - La Rein by Roy) worked at Woodbine, 3 furlongs in :38.20.

At Keeneland, Pedestrian (filly; Street Sense - Under Fire by Gulch) went 4 furlongs in :51.40.

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