August 17 Result
Too Much Voodoo
There were no scratches in the 5 horse race, and the track was fast. Debuting Voodoo Daddy (City Zip - Deadly by Williamstown) took the early money, but Rockin Boogie (Rockport Harbor - Only Seventeen by Exploit), 4th behind Stat on on July 9, was favored at post time. Sark (English Channel - November Snow by Storm Cat) was 7-1. Voodoo Daddy looked ready. Rockin Boogie looked good on the track, but so did Sark. As an aside, Sark's pony was a looker, loaded with chrome. The start was good, with Voodoo Daddy going right to the lead. Rockin Boogie set after him. Dattts Happy (Indian Charlie - Royal Cheer by Royal Anthem) and Sinatra (Harlan's Holiday - My Way by Unbridled's Song) were fighting for third, and Sark was sitting chilly at the back of the pack. Voodoo Daddy and Rockin Boogie continued 1-2. The fractions were pretty swift: :21.93, :45.00, but Voodoo Daddy seemed to get stronger. He pulled away for a 3 1/2 length victory. Rockin Boogie was more than 6 in front of Dattts Happy, who claimed third by three lengths over Sinatra. Sark ended up where he started, at the back, but he was moving at the end, just a neck behind Sinatra. Hopefully, we'll see Sark back on the turf, and going long next time. Watch the Replay.
August 17, 2011
Saratoga Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
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August 18 Entry
Hard to Know the Del Mar Turf
August 18, 2011
Del Mar Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
1 mile turf
Post Time 7:00 PM ET TVG
||Malibu Love (KY)
||Smoke Train (KY)
||Ali's Lake (CA)
||Best Present Ever (CA)
||Made to Love Her (FL)
||Mia Isabel (KY)
||Never Ending Love (CA)
||Hard to Know
||Avec Glass (TX)
I actually received 4 notices that Hard to Know (Hard Spun - Cozzena by Cozzene) was running in this race, so I guess that means that she cannot lose. She has been working at Hollywood Park and Del Mar, most recently going 5 furlongs in 1:00.60 at Del Mar on August 11. She sold for $25,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of stakes-placed Cozzena. Cozzena has produced 8 winners, including grade II turf winner Megans Bluff, who earned $743,263. In all, four of Cozzena's offspring won on the turf, and one won at 2. Hard Spun's 27 runners have made 46 total starts, recording 10 wins, 4 seconds, 6 thirds, and $245,768 in earnings.
Smoke Train (Medaglia d'Oro - Stormy Spell by Tsunami Slew) and Malibu Love (Malibu Moon - Prison of Love by French Deputy) finished 9th and 10th in a 6 furlong race on the Del Mar Polytrack on August 7 behind impressive debut winner Dreamcaster. Smoke Train, who stalked the early pace on August 7, previously finished 8th at 5 furlongs at Del Mar on July 20. She brought $100,000 as a yearling, and $140,000 as a 2-year-old. She is a half sister to 4 winners, including grade III turf winner and sire Malabar Gold. Three of her siblings won on the turf, and 2 won at 2, including Malabar Gold, who earned $325,622 overall. Stormy Spell, dam of Smoke Train, is a half sister to 10 winners, including grade I turf winner Seattle Song, and Lucky Spell, a grade III winner on the turf and dirt. Malibu Love has no other starts. She is out of the winning mare Prison of Love, who has produced the winner Prison Prayer. Prison of Love is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Last Romance, who earned $201,611.
Mia Isabel (Exchange Rate - Post Haste by Mr. Greeley) finished 7th, in front of Smoke Train, on July 20 at Del Mar. She has 2 additional starts, finishing 2nd at 5 furlongs at Hollywood Park on June 12, and 2nd in a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Del Mar on August 4. Mia Isabel is the second foal out of the winning mare Post Haste, whose first foal is a winner. Post Haste is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 7 winners.
Duality (Stevie Wonderboy - De'jade by Songandaprayer) and Cascina (Dixie Union - Isabeau by Prospector's Pick) finished 4th and 7th in a 5.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Del Mar on July 30. These two also met in a 5.5 furlong race at Hollywood Park on July 7, with Cascina finishing 3rd and Duality 9th. Duality, who set the pace on July 30, is by freshman sire Stevie Wonderboy, whose 13 starters have run 24 total times, recording 3 wins, 4 seconds, 3 thirds, and $118,892 in earnings.. Duality brought $14,000 as a yearling, and $53,000 at 2. She is the first foal out of De'jade, who was a winner at 2. De'jade is a half sister to four winners, including stakes winner Cleaning House. Cascina, who was favored on July 30, sold for $80,000 as a weanling, for $55,000 as a yearling, and for $55,000 as a 2-year-old. She is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners, including turf stakes winner Bingo, and stakes winner Beau Brass, who was a winner at 2, and earned $468,129 in his career. Isabeau, dam of Cascina, is a half sister to 2 winners.
Made to Love Her (Stevie Wonderboy - Love Boot by Storm Boot), who is also by freshman sire Stevie Wonderboy, finished 2nd, in front of Both Cascina and Duality, on July 7 at Hollywood Park. Her next start was in the 6.5 furlong grade III Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar on August 5, where she was 5th. Made to Love Her sold for $22,000 as a yearling, and for $30,000 as a 2-year-old. She is the first foal out of stakes-placed Love Boot, who won three races at 2. Love Boot is a half sister to three winners.
Best Present Ever (Unusual Heat - Centerofattention by Beau Genius), Ali's Lake (Salt Lake - Alashir's World by Spinning World) and Never Ending Love (Unusual Heat - Love Emblem by Our Emblem) finished 3rd, 8th, and 10th in a 5.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Hollywood Park on July 17. Best Present Ever previously finished 4th in a 5 furlong race at Hollywood Park on June 23. She is out of turf stakes winner Centerofattention, who earned $306,396. Centerofattention has produced 2 winners, one of which won on the turf. Centerofattention is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners. Ali's Lake has no other starts. She is out of Alashir's World, who was a winner on the turf at 2. Alashir's World has produced 2 winners, including Antares World, a stakes winner on the turf and dirt. Alashir's World's other winning offspring also won on the turf, and both won at 2. Alashir's World is a half sister to 5 winners. Never Ending Love also has no other starts. She is out of Love Emblem, who was a winner at 2. Love Emblem has produced three winners, including one turf winner. Love Emblem is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Check It Twice.
AE entant Avec Glass (Too Much Bling - Noelle by Sunny's Halo) is the only filly with turf experience, having finished 4th at 7.5 furlongs on the turf on July 9. She also has run in three 4.5 furlong dirt races, finishing 5th each time, on April 23, May 12, and on May 22. All of her previous starts were at Lone Star Park. Avec Glass was a $6,000 yearling, and is the second foal out of the unplaced mare Noelle. Noelle is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes-placed Zamrite, who earned $126,488.
Completing the AE list is Raesunbridledfaith (After Market - Unbridled Hope by Unbridled), who is by first-crop sire After Market. After Market's 22 runners have made 39 total starts, recording 6 wins, 3 seconds, 3 thirds, and $141,535 in earnings. Raesunbridledfaith finished 5th in her only start, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Del Mar on July 29. A $20,000 yearling, she is out of grade III winner Unbridled Hope, who has produced 3 winners. Unbridled Hope is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Forestier.
August 17, 2011
Cheechako (filly; Invasor - Bird Harbor by Boston Harbor) worked 4 furlongs in :50.60 at the Skylight Training Center. She is out of Bird Harbor, who was a debut winner at 2. Bird Harbor has produced the winner Golden Birdie, and is a half sister to 3 winners. Bird Harbor's dam, Dearest Gulch, is a half sister to grade I winners Bird Town and Birdstone.
August 17, 2011
Cherishd Obsession (filly; Corinthian - Silver Wench by Silver Ghost) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.80 at Arlington Park.
At Belmont, Corinzia (filly; Corinthian - Dreamscape by Mt. Livermore) worked 4 furlongs in :50.20.
Miss Corinthian (filly; Corinthian - Miss General by Posse) worked at Pleasanton, 3 furlongs in :37.40.
At Woodbine, Queen of the Waves (filly; English Channel - Clearly a Queen by Lucky North) went 3 furlongs in :36.20 on the turf.
At Del Mar, Hand Spun (filly; Hard Spun - Flexible Princess by Honour and Glory) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.80.
Harriet (filly; Hard Spun - Call Me Fleet by Afleet) worked at Delaware Park, 4 furlongs in :52.00.
Hierro (colt; Hard Spun - Brief Bliss by Navarone) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.22 at Saratoga on a track labeled good.
Midnight Transfer (colt; Hard Spun - French Satin by French Deputy) went 6 furlongs in 1:13.60 at Del Mar.
Gagne (filly; Invasor (ARG) - Walk On Broadway by Broad Brush) worked from the gate at Laurel, 4 furlongs in :49.60.
At Delaware Park, High Compression (filly; Invasor - Settling In by Green Desert) went 5 furlongs in 1:04.40.
At River Downs, Midnight Vader (colt; Invasor - Allou by Seattle Slew) went 5 furlongs in 1:04.06.
Red Flair (colt; Invasor - Vanity Flair by Affirmed) worked from the gate at Delaware Park, 5 furlongs in 1:03.20.
Ice Cream Silence (filly; Street Sense - Double Scoop by Seeking the Gold) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.22 at Saratoga on a good track. It was the fastest of 5 works at the distance.
At Monmouth Park, Sweet and Lowdown (filly; Street Sense - Mombasa by Dynaformer) went 3 furlongs in :35.60 on a good track.