June 17 Result
Queen's Bet Runs by Beer
All eight ran, including the entry of Lady Noble (Noble Causeway - Red's Lady by The Wicked North) and Nicki B. Super (Nicholas - To B. Super by To B. Or Not). Beer Run (Hard Spun - Perfect Probe by Mr. Prospector) took the early money, but was the second choice at 5-2 at post time. Favoritism went to Sheri's Thunder (Thunder Gulch - Ghost Queen by Silver Ghost), the only filly with experience. I thought both halves of the entry looked good strolling in the paddock. Beer Run was sporting nifty pink blinkers. Turning Silver (Mutakddim - Silver Magpie by Maria's Mon) showed off her bucking ability as the rider got aboard. Lady Noble was stubborn at the load, got some help from the assistant starters. Beer Run was acting up a bit, and Day to Day Love (Pollard's Vision - Grace Creek by Allen's Prospect) reared in the gate, forcing her rider to bail. Nicki B. Super was left at the break, and Turning Silver veered inward from her rail spot. Off best was Lady Noble, but Sheri's Thunder, Beer Run, and Quality Tocs (Toccet - Classic Quality by Benchmark) took after her. Lady Noble continued to lead, but Beer Run was looking good on the outside. Also making up ground on the inside was Queen's Bet (Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) - Twin Bet by Bet Twice). Queen's Bet moved off of the rail, and went after Lady Noble in earnest. She flew by Lady Noble, to win by 3 1/4 lengths at almost 32-1. Lady Noble was more than 4 in front of Quality Tocs and Turning Silver, who finishing just a nose apart in 3rd and 4th. Beer Run weakened to 5th after her early efforts, followed by Sheri's Thunder, Day to Day Love, and Nicki B. Super, who never really got going. Beer Run was a little green, but no real excuse. Experience should help. Watch the Replay.
June 17, 2011
Prairie Meadows Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
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June 18 Entries
Ann of the Dance is One Hot Philly on Circular Street
June 18, 2011
Arlington Park Race 5
Maiden Claiming ($40,000 - $35,000)
Post Time 4:04 PM ET HRTV
||Lady Lua (IL)
||Ann of the Dance (KY)
||Blond Warrior (KY)
||Circular Street (NY)
||My Kentucky Rose (KY)
||One Hot Philly (KY)
Ann of the Dance (English Channel - Dans La Ville (CHI) by Winning) debuts over the Arlington Park Polytrack facing 7 fellow first-timers. She has several works over the surface, including 5 furlongs from the gate in 1:01.80 on June 15. Ann of the Dance sold for $2,500 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Dans La Ville. Dans La Ville has produced 6 winners from 7 to run, including Agent Archie, a winner at 2, who is by Smart Strike, sire of English Channel. English Channel's 2 runners have made 3 total starts, recording 1 second, 2 thirds, and $14,000 in earnings.
Also by first-crop sires are Beyya (Istan - Danny's Wild Lass by Wild Rush) and One Hot Philly (Latent Heat - Mia Casa Grande by Grand Slam). Beyya is by Istan, whose 2 runners have each run once, recording 1 win, and earnings of $2,638. Grade III winner Istan was a debut winner at 2, and earned $461,455 in his career. Beyya is out of Danny's Wild Lass, who was a winner at 2. Danny's Wild Lass has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, including Templada, a group III winner in Panama. One of her offspring was a debut winner at 2. Danny's Wild Lass is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Picaso. Latent Heat, sire of One Hot Philly, has also had two runners, which have each run once. One was a winner, and the other finished third, with total earnings of $26,300. Grade I winner Latent Heat was placed at 2, and earned $450,400 overall. One Hot Philly was a $17,000 yearling, and is out of the winning mare Mia Casa Grande. Mia Casa Grande has produced the winner Casa's Value, and is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winners Affair With Aflair, Chasing Stars, and Buzz Song.
Circular Street (Friends Lake - Sweet Juliet by Crafty Prospector) brought $3,500 as a yearling, and $25,000 as a 2-year-old. She is out of the placed mare Sweet Juliet, who has produced 2-year-old winner Mint Juliet. Sweet Juliet is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner I'm All Yours, and grade III winner Roman Dancer.
Selling for $20,000 as a yearling was My Kentucky Rose (Macho Uno - Mini Marker by Marquetry), who is a half sister to 5 winners, including Abraham Champion, a group II winner in Mexico. Two of her siblings won at 2, and one was a debut winner at 2. Mini Marker, dam of My Kentucky Rose, is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade II winner Dice Dancer.
Lady Lua (Cat Thief - Onemiracleatatime by Gulch), who is part of an entry with My Kentucky Rose, is out of the winning mare Onemiracleatatime. Onemiracleatatime has produced 4 winners from 4 to run, grade III winner Wonderlandbynight. Wonderlandbynight won her first four races at 2, including the Ontario Debutante Stakes and the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (gr. III). Another offspring of Onemiracleatatime was also a debut winner at 2. Onemiracleatatime is a full sister to 1 winner, and a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Timeless Love.
Blond Warrior (A. P. Warrior - Dynamite Blond by Halo) was a $12,000 yearling, and is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Heavenly Valley, who was a winner at 2. Another sibling, stakes-placed Blushing Blond, was a debut winner at 2. Dynamite Blond, dam of Blond Warrior, is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Uncle Ho and grade I winner Try Something New.
Yorona (Storm Surge - Sumneytown by Deputy Commander) is the first North American runner for her sire Storm Surge, who has also stood in Argentina. Grade III winner Storm Surge won 4 races at 2, including his debut, the Lone Star Park Juvenile Stakes, and the Sugar Bowl Stakes, and earned $473,223 in his career. Yorona is the first foal out of stakes-placed Sumneytown, who was a debut winner at 2. Sumneytown is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Moyer's Pond.
Red Duke (colt; Hard Spun - Saudia by Gone West) makes his second start in a 7 furlong Maiden Race at Redcar in England. Post time is 9:15 PM ET. First time out, Red Duke finished third in a 6 furlong contest at Pontefract. 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.
June 17, 2011
Princess Kiha (filly; Invasor - Princess Belle by Mr. Greeley) worked 3 furlongs in :38.60 at Golden Gate Fields. A $22,000 yearling, she is out of stakes winner Princess Belle. Princess Belle was a debut winner at 2, and also won the Anoakia Stakes that season. She has produced Hishi Academy, a debut winner at 2, who has earned $512,955 through 2011. Princess Belle is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winners Ocala Flame and Paula's Girl.
June 17, 2011
Angel Love (filly; Corinthian - Open Story by Open Forum) went 4 furlongs in :50.00 at the Churchill Downs Training Center.
Marco's Bon Vivant (colt; Hard Spun - Staraway by Star de Naskra) worked at Churchill Downs, 5 furlongs in 1:02.80.
Jonathan C (colt; English Channel - Laurafina by Cozzene) worked in the mud at Delaware Park, 3 furlongs in :37.60.
Queen of England (filly; English Channel - Babae (CHI) by Barkerville) worked 4 furlongs in :50.93 at Saratoga.
Aubby K (filly; Street Sense - Lilly Capote by Capote) worked 3 furlongs in :36.20 at Churchill Downs. It was the fastest of 7 works at the distance.
Big Girl (filly; Street Sense - Quiet Celerity by Quiet American) worked 4 furlongs in :48.40 at Golden Gate. It was her first work, since finishing 4th in her debut at Golden Gate on June 9.
Working at Saratoga was Sim Sala Bim (filly; Street Sense - Wouldthisbemagic by Clever Trick), who went 3 furlongs in :38.65.