News and Notes
Nice winning debut for 2-year-old filly And Why Not (Street Cry (IRE) - Alchemist by A. P. Indy) in race 8 at Saratoga, winning the 6.5 furlong race by 5 1/2 lengths. Watch the Replay. She looked great before the race, and attracted my wagering dollars. Did anyone impress you this weekend?
August 7 Results
Dreamcaster Nips Pogo
Charm the Maker (Empire Maker - Charm the Giant (IRE) by Giant's Causeway) was the only scratch, as a big field of 11 went to post. English-bred Dreamcaster (Bernardini - Winendynme by Dynaformer) was the heavy favorite. Neither Light of Life (Corinthian - Touch of Splendor by Charismatic) nor Pogonip (Street Sense - Queen Mama by Seattle Slew) was given much of a chance, 24-1 and 45-1 respectfully. No one was knocking my socks off in the post parade, but I couldn't fault the favorite on looks. I liked Bluegrass Story (Bluegrass Cat - Norma's Legacy by Red Ransom) a bit. Pogonip looked decent, she deserved another look after pretty much not running a step first time out. Light of Life was full of beans on the track. The break was fairly even, although Light of Life was off a little slowly. Cavalletta (Offlee Wild - Fairly Well by Touch Gold) was the first to show, but she had lots of company. When the dust settled, Dreamcaster was on the lead, but Pogonip was right with her. Smoke Train (Medaglia d'Oro - Stormy Spell by Tsunami Slew) and Bluegrass Story were chasing. Dreamcaster and Pogonip continued 1-2. Dreamcaster began to slip away, but Pogonip was hanging tough. But, Dreamcaster pulled away to win by 2 1/4 lengths. Flying late for third was Tap It Twice (Tapit - Catnabout by Out of Place), who just missed second. Light of Life was running late as well to take the fourth spot. Good debut for Dreamcaster, but a much improved second-effort from Pogonip. Also, decent debut for Light of Life, especially considering her tardy beginning. Watch the Replay.
August 7, 2011
Del Mar Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
|Tap It Twice
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Abhaath (colt; Hard Spun - Above Perfection by In Excess (IRE)) finished 4th of 11 in his 7 furlong maiden contest at Leicester.
August 9 Entry
Jonathan C makes the Sound Effect Squish
August 9, 2011
Delaware Park Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time 3:03 PM ET HRTV
||Miss Pavarotti (FL)
||Bob Got Loaded (KY)
||Jonathan C (KY)
||Angel's Tune (FL)
||Sound Effect (KY)
Jonathan C (English Channel - Laurafina by Cozzene) makes his debut running a mile at Delaware. He has been working at the track, including 5 furlongs in 1:06.80 on July 27. He sold for $7,000 as a 2-year-old, and is the second foal out of grade III winner Laurafina, who earned $167,118. Laurafina is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Beautiful Venue. English Channel's 10 runners have made 17 total starts, recording 3 wins, 4 seconds, 2 thirds, and $113,903 in earnings.
Filly Miss Pavarotti (Pavarotti - Missy McKee by Silver Deputy) takes on the boys in this one. She has run three times, finishing 3rd at 4.5 furlongs on May 25, 3rd at 4.5 furlongs on June 14, and 4th at 5 furlongs on July 12. All three starts were at Delaware Park. Miss Pavarotti is by freshman sire Pavarotti, whose 3 runners have made 7 total starts, recording 3 thirds, and $15,145 in earnings. Miss Pavarotti is out of the winning mare Missy McKee, who has produced 6 winners, including grade II winner Umpateedle. Umpateedle was a winner at 2, and earned $726,590 overall. Four other offspring of Missy McKee won at 2. Missy McKee is a half sister to 7 winners.
Angel's Tune (High Cotton - Holiday Tune by Concorde's Tune) and Scotchnwater (Lunarpal - Heavy Waters by Meadowlake) finished 6th and 7th in a 5 furlong race at Delaware Park on July 12. Angel's Tune has no other starts. He is by freshman sire High Cotton, whose 17 runners have made 31 combined starts, recording 5 wins, 2 seconds, 5 thirds, and $146,796 in earnings. Angel's Tune is out of Holiday Tune, who was a winner at 2, and has produced the winner R King of the Road. Holiday Tune is a full sister to 3 winners, and a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner R Holiday Mood. Scotchnwater previously finished 3rd at 4.5 furlongs at Delaware Park on June 21. He is out of the winning mare Heavy Waters, who has produced the winner French Armada. Heavy Waters is a half sister to 6 winners.
Squish (Friends Lake - Racene by Miner's Mark) is a veteran of 5 starts. He has hit the board twice, finishing 3rd at 4.5 furlongs on a sloppy track at Pimlico on April 16, and 2nd at Delaware Park on July 13, in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Most recently, he was 6th in a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Delaware Park on July 26. Squish brought $5,200 as a yearling, and is out of grade III stakes-placed Racene, who earned $128,740. Racene has produced four winners from five to run, including one that won at 2. Racene is a half sister to one winner.
The remaining three are unraced, including Bob Got Loaded (Bob and John - Best Practices by Tough Knight), who is by first-crop sire Bob and John. Bob and John's 16 runners have made 20 total starts, recording 5 wins, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, and $60,292 in earnings. Bob Got Loaded, who sold for $20,000 as a yearling, is out of Best Practices, who was a winner at 2. Best Practices has produced stakes-placed Best Reward, who was a winner at 2, and has earned $159,506 through 2011. Best Practices is a full sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Knight Raider; and a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Relatively Smart.
Sound Effect (Rockport Harbor - Vickey's Echo by Clever Trick) is a full brother to one winner, and a half brother to 6 winners, including stakes winners French Braids and Donegal, and group II stakes-placed Supersonic Dave. Four of his siblings won at 2, and three were debut winners, including his full sister. Vickey's Echo, dam of Sound Effect, is a full sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Victorious Trick; and a half sister to 7 winners, including grade II winner Last Answer.
Machiavelique (Street Cry (IRE) - Arme Ancienne (GB) by Sillery) is out of stakes-placed Arme Ancienne. Arme Ancienne did not run at 2, but was a debut winner at 3. Arme Ancienne has produced 2 winners. She is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Annenkov, group I winner Aquarelliste, and grade I winner Artiste Royal.
August 7, 2011
At Del Mar, Corinthian Leather (filly; Corinthian - Belle Excel by Gone West) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.60.
At Golden Gate, Jordan River (colt; Corinthian - Watch Out World by Slewvescent) worked 3 furlongs in :40.40.
Tarsus (colt; Corinthian - Takeaway by Fly So Free) went 5 furlongs in 1:03.00 at San Luis Rey Downs.
Thisizsparta (filly; Corinthian - Deputy Sue by Silver Deputy) went 4 furlongs in :50.91 on a muddy track at Saratoga.
At Woodbine, English Crossing (filly; English Channel - Lady Solvig by Giant's Causeway) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.00.
Photon (colt; Invasor - Lady Bertrando by Bertrando) went 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Arlington Park.
Big Girl (filly; Street Sense - Quiet Celerity by Quiet American) worked at Golden Gate, 5 furlongs in 1:03.20.
At Churchill, Night Dance (filly; Street Sense - Fly to the Stars by Giant's Causeway) went 4 furlongs in :52.40 on a sloppy track.