Finally, It's Filare l'Oro

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September 14 Results

Allowance/Optional Claiming Result

Yvete Sangalo (filly; Hard Spun - Ya Tarra (GB) by Unbridled) ran on late to finish third in race 4 at Remington Park, a 5.5 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race. Watch the Replay.

Finally It's Filare l'Oro

Misty in Malibu (Malibu Moon - Misty Rain by Rubiano), part of an entry with Plum (Pure Prize - Bamba by Not For Love), was the only scratch. The track was fast. Filare l'Oro (Hard Spun - Elusive Gold by Strike the Gold) opened at 9-5. I guess that I wasn't the only one that wanted to see her stretch out. She was also adding blinkers. Moonovermanhattan (Malibu Moon - East Is East by Gone West) looked good at first glance, and I found High Top Sneakers (Father Steve - High Heel Sneaker by Dehere) interesting. She was taking a little early money. La Reine's Wager (La Reine's Terms - Sumwager by Summer Squall) appeared a little flighty, and Filare l'Oro looked ready for action. High Top Sneakers stumbled at the start. La Reine's Wager went for the lead, but Filare l'Oro was showing speed today with her new blinkers, and snagged it from her. Those two went head-to-head for the first 6 furlongs, and soon separated from the rest. It looked as though La Reine's Wager might get by, but then Filare l'Oro really took off. She went on to win by an easy 8 1/2 lengths. Plum came on late to nip La Reine's Wager for second place. Filare l'Oro, who was Hard Spun's first runner back on April 15, becomes his 17th winner. Watch the Replay.

September 14, 2011
Laurel Park Race 9

Maiden Special Weight

Filare l'Oro
La Reine's Wager


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Salsaing to the Win

Missed the prelmins from this one due to a meeting. Sisterhood (Kitten's Joy - Caterette by Cozzene) and Sam's Sunny City (City Zip - Sam's Sunny Halo by Prospector's Halo) were scratched from the main field, allowing AEs Silver Mystique (Badge of Silver - Skatesheba (FR) by Green Tune) and Tiana (Offlee Wild - Creme de La Creme (FR) by Vettori (IRE)) to run. AE entrant Power of Gold (Powerscourt (GB) - Golden Accolade (GB) by Highest Honor (FR)) and MTO entrant Opalite (Quiet American - Lady in Waiting by Woodman) were left on the sidelines. The turf was firm. Favoritism fell to Bye Love You (Stevie Wonderboy - Touch of Joy by Crafty Prospector) by a couple ticks over Tiana. Southern Bight (English Channel - Nani Rose by Peteski) was almost 18-1. Tiana broke on top, but she soon had company. Emerging with the lead was Permanent Wave (Awesome Again - India Halo (ARG) by Halo Sunshine) with Southern Bight and Ode to Sami (Lion Heart - Kombat Lake by Meadowlake) after her. Salsa Mambo (Include - Miss Special Salsa by Mr. Greeley) and Tiana were next in line. Permanent Wave continued to show the way, with Ode to Sami and Southern Bight still chasing. Salsa Mambo came through the inside to take the lead over Permanent Wave, with Southern Bight still in the mix. Bye Love You made a late move on the outside to snare second, but Salsa Mambo was 2 lengths clear for the victory. Permanent Wave held third by a head over Southern Bight, who got her nose in front of Tiana at the finish. Nice looking win for Salsa Mambo, but good debut as well for Southern Bight. Watch the Replay.

September 14, 2011
Belmont Park Race 4

Maiden Claiming ($65,000)

Salsa Mambo
Bye Love You  
Permanent Wave


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September 15 Entry.

English Sunrise has a Wish for Success with Awesome Fire

September 15, 2011
Woodbine Race 6

Maiden Claiming ($40,000)
7 furlongs
2-year-old fillies
Post Time 4:32 PM ET TVG

P Horse
1. Marianna (KY)
2. Awesome Fire (ON)
3. Wish for Success (ON)
4. Guppy Smuggler (KY)
5. Muttak Bay (ON)
6. English Sunrise (KY)
7. Belle of the Nile (FL)
8. Irish Songster (ON)

English Sunrise (English Channel - California Sunset by Deputy Minister), who finished 8th at 6 furlongs on the turf at Woodbine on August 27, makes her second start. This time, she'll go 7 furlongs on the Polytrack. Since her debut, she worked 4 furlongs in :50.00 on the dirt at Fort Erie on September 6. English Sunrise sold for $2,500 as a yearling, and is a half sister to three winners. Her dam, California Sunset, is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Don't Read My Lips, who earned $231,322. English Channel's 20 runners have made 39 total starts, recording 4 wins, 8 seconds, 4 thirds, and $220,111 in earnings.

Belle of the Nile (Essence of Dubai - Always Belle by Always a Classic) and Muttak Bay (Mutakddim - Clubay by Schossberg) finished 2nd and 5th in a 7 furlong race at Woodbine on August 21. The winner was Evil Kitten, who runs in the Natalma Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine. Belle of the Nile previously finished 8th at 5 furlongs at Woodbine on July 23. She is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Forty Nine Acres. Two of her siblings won at 2. Always Belle, dam of Belle of the Nile, is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winners That Lady and Crafty Dude, and group III stakes-placed Juno Pentagon, who earned $1,239,897. Muttak Bay has no other starts. She sold for $6,760 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Clubay, who earned $467,718. Clubay is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Gavro, who earned $162,296.

Marianna (Pure Prize - Lee Ann Rocks by Halos and Horns) has run three times, finishing 4th at 5 furlongs on July 22, 5th at a mile and 70 yeards on August 19, and 2nd at 6 furlongs on September 4. All of her starts have been on the Polytrack at Woodbine. Marianna sold for $1,000 as a weanling, and for $2,000 as a yearling. She is a half sister to At That Moment, who was a winner at 2. Their dam, Lee Ann Rocks, is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Spensive.

Guppy Smuggler (Eddington - Offshore News by Boston Harbor) finished 3rd in her only start, a 6 furlong contest on the Woodbine Polytrack on September 3. She was purchased for $20,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of stakes-placed Offshore News. Offshore News has produced 2 winners from 2 to run, both full siblings to Guppy Smuggler. Offshore News is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Born Winner, and grade II winner Nasty Storm, who earned $754,157.

Awesome Fire (Strong Contender - Awesome Lass by Awesome Again) has also run once, finishing 6th in a 6.5 furlong race at Woodbine on August 10. She is a half sister to stakes winner Secret Wish, a winner at 2, who has earned $184,830 through 2011. Awesome Lass, dam of Awesome Fire, is a half sister to 6 winners, including grade I stakes-placed Awful Smart. Awful Smart is the dam of the Street Sense 2-year-old colt Sensational Jacob.

Wish for Success (Closing Argument - Our Lady's Wish by Secret Claim) and Irish Songster (North Light (IRE) - Wisdomisgold by Whiskey Wisdom) are unraced. Wish for Success sold for $18,349 as a yearling, and is a half sister to 10 winners, including 5 stakes-placed winners. Three of her siblings won at 2, including stakes-placed Le Vainqueur, who earned $218,610 overall. Our Lady's Wish, dam of Wish for Success, is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner May Combination, and grade II winner L'Alezane. Irish Songster was purchased for $9,175 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of Wisdomisgold, a winner at 2, who earned $181,958 in her career. Wisdomisgold is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Ciano Nights, who has earned $164,416 through 2011.

Returning Worker

September 14, 2011

Only one worker notification today, which seems rather odd.

Kingwood (colt; Hard Spun - Swigert by Fusaichi Pegasus) worked at The Thoroughbred Center, 3 furlongs in :39.80.

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