July 14 Result
Valley of Avoca Good on the Green
Terralba (Langfuhr - Marquee Attraction by Storm Cat), entrymate to Isra (Easing Along - Constant Companion by Relaunch), and More Than Love (More Than Ready - I'm in Love by Zafonic) were scratched. The turf was firm for the remaining eight. Debuting St Pancras (Scat Daddy - Marylebone by Unbridled's Song) was favored, with second time starter Isra (Easing Along - Constant Companion by Relaunch) also getting plenty of play. Queen of England (English Channel - Babae (CHI) by Barkerville) was 14-1. She looked good in the paddock. St Pancras made a good appearance on the track, but I thought that Valley of Avoca (Intidab - Al Basar by Sahm) looked interesting. Isra was a little wild in the prelims. Valley of Avoca broke like a rocket, but Queen of England was not far off. St Pancras began moving on the outside. She took over second, as Queen of England dropped back. Sisterhood (Kitten's Joy - Caterette by Cozzene) was in the mix as well. Valley of Avoca and St Pancras spurted away from the rest, and battled to the wire. Valley of Avoca never let St Pancras get by, and took the race by a neck. Isra ran well late to snatch third from Sisterhood. She should enjoy stretching out this summer at Saratoga. Queen of England checked in at fifth after her early involvement. Watch the Replay.
July 14, 2011
Belmont Park Race 4
Maiden Special Weight
|Valley of Avoca
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July 15 Entry
Knock Rock is Half Wed with Two Months Rent
July 15, 2011
Belmont Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
6 furlongs turf
Post Time 5:32 PM ET HRTV/TVG
||Demon's Deputy (KY)
||Two Months Rent (KY)
||Half Wed (KY)
||Knock Rock (KY)
Knock Rock (Corinthian - Lady Cozzette by Cozzene) debuts on the Belmont Park turf, going 6 furlongs. He has been working at Aqueduct, including 4 furlongs from the gate in :48.64 on July 10. Knock Rock sold for $50,000 as a yearling, and for $40,000 as a 2-year-old. He is the third foal out of the unplaced mare Lady Cozzette. Lady Cozzette is a half sister to three winners, including Daisyago, who was grade III stakes-placed on the turf, and earned $262,589 while running primarily on that surface. Corinthian's 5 runners have made 7 combined starts, recording 2 seconds, 1 third, and $13,055 in earnings. He has not had any starters on the turf. Grade I winner Corinthian won his second start at 2, and earned $1,267,273 in his career, including wins in the Met Mile (gr. I), Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II), and Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. He did not run on the turf.
Finale (Scat Daddy - Twinkle by Lively One) has run twice, finishing 3rd in the mud on May 5, and 4th on June 10. Both starts were at 5 furlongs on the dirt at Belmont Park. Finale is by freshman sire Scat Daddy, whose 21 runners have made 28 starts in all, recording 3 wins, 4 seconds, 2 thirds, and earnings of $123,283. Scat Daddy won three races at 2, including the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) and the Sanford Stakes (gr. II), and earned $1,334,300 in his career. All of his starts were on the dirt. None of his winners have been on the turf, however, St Pancras finished second on that surface on July 14 (see result above). 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, and one won on the turf. Twinkle is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Tiddelytrick.
Skorton (Utopia (JPN) - Sari by Cozzene) finished fifth in his only race, a 5 furlong dirt contest at Monmouth Park on June 18. He is by first-year sire Utopia, who picked up his first winner on July 14, when his son No Flaws won a 5.5 furlong contest on the dirt at Belmont Park. Overall, Utopia has had 5 runners, which have made 6 combined starts, recording 1 win, and earnings of $43,170. Utopia was a group I winner on the dirt in Japan, but was also group III stakes-placed on the turf. Overall, he earned $4,913,585. Skorton is out of the turf-placed mare Sari, who has produced turf stakes winner My Magic Moment. My Magic Moment won 2 races at 2, a 6 furlong Maiden, and the 1 1/16 mile Missy Moo I Love You Stakes. Both wins were on the turf at Belmont Park. Sari is a half sister to three winners.
Also finishing 5th in his only race was Demon's Deputy (El Corredor - Jodys Deelite by Afternoon Deelites), who ran 5 furlongs on the dirt at Belmont Park on June 3. He is out of stakes-placed Jodys Deelite, who was a winner at 2. Jodys Deelite has produced three winners from four to run. Two of her offspring won on the turf, and one won at 2. Jodys Deelite is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Church Camp.
The others are unraced, including Two Months Rent (Purim - Sharp Tradition by Sharpen Up (GB)), by first-crop sire Purim. Purim's 6 runners have each run once, registering 1 second, and $13,299 in earnings. Purim was a grade I winner on the turf, who earned $928,543 overall. He did not run at 2, but he was a debut winner at 3. Two Months Rent was a $4,000 yearling, and is out of the turf-winning mare Sharp Tradition. Sharp Tradition has produced 8 winners, including stakes winner Dynasharp, and turf stakes winner Transition Time. Two other offspring of Sharp Tradition won on the turf, and four won at 2, including one debut winner at 2. Sharp Tradition is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Raise a Tradition and turf stakes winner Nice Serve.
Half Wed (Broken Vow - A. P. Surprise by Pulpit) is the second foal out of the placed mare A. P. Surprise. A. P. Surprise is a half sister to 2 winners, including grade I winner Halfbridled. Halfbridled was 4 for 4 at 2, including victories in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (gr. I), and the Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. II). She was named champion 2-year-old filly for 2003.
Ur (Giant's Causeway - Sue's Last Dance by Forty Niner) is a half brother to 7 winners, including stakes winner Pozo de Luna, and grade I winner Island Sand. Island Sand won 2 races at 2, and earned $1,182,777 in her career. Six of Sue's Last Dance's offspring won at 2. Sue's Last Dance is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Niigon.
July 14, 2011
At Arlington, Aikman (colt; Corinthian - Real Cat by Storm Cat) went 4 furlongs in :51.40.
At Fair Hill, Billy O (colt; Corinthian - Zada Rae by Unbridled's Song) went 4 furlongs in :49.80.
Buccella (filly; Corinthian - Western Tempest by Gone West) worked at Aqueduct, 5 furlongs i n1:01.82.
Hunt Crossing (colt; Corinthian - Silver Lace by Silver Deputy) worked at Saratoga, 4 furlongs in :49.93.
Dover Crossing (filly; English Channel - Mighty Frio by Pulpit) went 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Hollywood Park.
At Hollywood Park, Bella's Fantasy (filly; Hard Spun - Fantasy Lake by Salt Lake) went 4 furlongs in :49.00.
Easter Gift (colt; Hard Spun - Angel Gift by Allen's Prospect) worked 4 furlongs in :49.01 at Belmont.
Wound Up (colt; Hard Spun - Meadow Flyer by Meadowlake) worked at Belmont Park, 4 furlongs in :50.31.
At Golden Gate, Big Girl (filly; Street Sense - Quiet Celerity by Quiet American) went 3 furlongs in :36.20.