A Circus at Kempton

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October 24 Results

Win Gera Lyn!

The turf was good, and only the AEs were scratched. Win Gera Lyn (West Acre - Cozzene Along by Cozzene) was favored at 2-1, and Exclusive Sarah (Exclusive Quality - Sarah With an H by Hazaam) was well regarded at 3-1. Love Letter (Corinthian - Script by Storm Cat) was given a shot at 4-1. La Lokka Lina (Spanish Steps - Tooke Tooke by Stormy Atlantic) sprinted to the lead, putting lengths between herself and the field. Fabulous Sasha (Olmodavor - Fabulous Fury by Fabulous Frolic) was her nearest pursuer. Love Letter was off ok, but bumped with Imperial Strike (Imperialism - Satin and Silver by Silver Ghost) soon after beginning. The field caught up to La Lokka Lina after a half, as that filly retreated. Fabulous Sasha and Exclusive Sarah took over the top spots. But they were no match for favorite Win Gera Lyn, who came running on the outside to win by 2 1/2 lengths. Also gaining well late was Imperial Strike, who picked up second. Exclusive Sarah held on to third, On Time Again (Holy Bull - Speak Your Mind by Point Given) picked up fourth, and Love Letter claimed fifth. Watch the Replay.

October 24, 2011
Calder Race 5

Maiden Claiming ($40,000)

Win Gera Lyn
$6.40
$4.00
$2.60
Imperial Strike  
$7.00
$4.40
Exclusive Sarah


$4.20

Other October 24 Result

High Compression (filly; Invasor (ARG) - Settling In by Green Desert) made a bid, and held a brief lead in race 6 at Delaware Park, a mile Claiming Race (Claiming Price $20,000), before weakening and finished 5th. Watch the Replay.

October 26 Entries

Since our only North American Maiden race is a $7,500 Maiden Claiming race, instead I'll preview Circus Mondao's race at Kempton. Note that the horses are in post position order, because that's the way I roll.

A Circus at Kempton

October 26, 2011
Kempton Race 4

Betdaq Multiples British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Maiden Stakes 
1 mile All Weather
2-year-olds
Post Time: 2:05 PM ET

P Horse
1. Graylyn Olivaa (GB)
2. Dynastic (GB)
3. Yes It's the Boy (FL)
4. Retromania (IRE)
5. Samedi (GB)
6. Attraction Ticket (GB)
7. Tazweed (IRE)
8. Vagabond King (GB)
9. Holly Martins (GB)
10. Circus Mondao (KY)
11. Silver Native (IRE)
12. Quernstone (KY)
13. Letham Cottage (GB)
14. Dartford (KY)

Circus Mondao (Hard Spun - Dominique's Show by Theatrical (IRE)) makes his second start, after finishing 3rd at a mile on good to soft turf at Salisbury on September 28. This time, he'll try the Polytrack at Kempton. Circus Mondao sold for $160,000 as a weanling, and for $325,000 as a yearling. He is a half brother to 2 winners. His dam, Dominique's Show, is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed So Stylish, and group I stakes winner One Cool Cat. Hard Spun's 49 runners have made 116 combined starts, registering 25 wins, 15 seconds, 12 thirds, and $973,336 in earnings.

Holly Martins (Rail Link (GB) - Pretty Girl (IRE) by Polish Precedent) finished 5th in his debut on the Polytrack at Wolverhampton on September 30 at 1 1/16 miles, and then finished third at a mile on the All Weather course at Lingfield Park on October 12. He sold for $13,272 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Pretty Girl, a winner at 2, who earned $237,524 in her career. Pretty Girl has produced 3 winners, including one which won at 2. Pretty Girl is a half sister to group III stakes-placed Lafi, and grade I winner Mutamam. Holly Martins is by first-crop sire Rail Link, whose 25 starters have run 73 times in all, recording 8 wins, 4 seconds, 7 thirds, and $226,867 in earnings.

Yes It's the Boy (Yes It's True - Storminthegarden by Stormy Atlantic) has also run twice, finishing 5th at 7 furlongs on the Polytrack at Wolverhampton on September 8, and 4th at 6 furlongs on the turf at Warwick on October 3. A $50,000 yearling, he is the first foal out of the unraced mare Storminthegarden. Storminthegarden is a half sister to 10 winners, including stakes winner I'm Very Irish, and grade I winners Paradise Creek, Wild Event, and Forbidden Apple.

Another veteran of two starts is Retromania (Moss Vale (IRE) - Vade Retro (IRE) by Desert Sun (GB)), who was 7th at 7 furlongs on the All Weather at Lingfield on October 18, and then finished 12th at 7 furlongs on the turf at Yarmouth on October 25. He was purchased for $21,180 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Vade Retro, who has produced 2 winners from 3 to run. One of her winning offspring won at 2. Vade Retro is a half sister to 7 winners. Retromania is by freshman sire Moss Vale, whose 41 runners have made 119 starts, recording 13 wins, 10 seconds, 5 thirds, and $111,410 in earnings.

Dynastic (Dynaformer - Demure (GB) by Machiavellian) finished 6th in his only start, a mile contest on the good to firm turf at Sandown on September 14. He sold for $202,065 as a yearling, and is a half brother to 5 winners, including stakes winners Coy and Il Warrd. Three of his siblings won at 2. Demure, dam of Dynastic, is a half sister to 9 winners, including group II winner Diffident.

Finishing 10th in his lone race was Attraction Ticket (Selkirk - Trick (IRE) by Shirley Heights (GB)), who ran a mile on good to firm turf at Newmarket on October 1. He was purchased for $20,024 as a yearling, and for $68,259 as a 2-year-old. He is out of the winning mare Trick, who has produced 7 winners. Three of her offspring won at 2. Trick is a half sister to 5 winners, including group II stakes-placed American Gothic.

Silver Native (Elusive City - Love of Silver by Arctic Tern) was 11th in his only race, a 6 furlong contest at Windsor back on July 25. He sold for $20,134 at 2, and is out of group III winner Love of Silver, who won 2 races at 2, including the Prestige Stakes (Eng-III). Love of Silver has produced 5 winners, including stakes-placed Silver Bracelet. Love of Silver is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Clover Hunter.

Tazweed (Dubawi (IRE) - Albahja (GB) by Sinndar (IRE)) finished 12th of 13 in his lone start, a 7 furlong race at Lingfield on October 12. He is out of group III stakes-placed Albahja, who has produced 2 winners from 3 to run. One of her offspring won at 2. Albahja is a half sister to 6 winners.

The remaining entrants are unraced, including Graylyn Olivaa (Cockney Rebel (IRE) - Gaelic Roulette (IRE) by Turtle Island) and Samedi (Any Given Saturday - Hush Money (CHI) by Hussonet), who are both by freshman sires. Graylyn Olivaa is by Cockney Rebel, whose 24 runners have made 103 total starts, recording 11 wins, 13 seconds, 15 thirds, and $105,312 in earnings. Graylyn Olivaa is the first foal out of the winning mare Gaelic Roulette. Gaelic Roulette is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Windy Day. Samedi is by Any Given Saturday, whose 26 runners have made 51 total starts, recording 5 wins, 6 seconds, 10 thirds, and $156,478 in earnings. Hush Money, dam of Samedi, was a group I winner in Chile, who earned $110,616. Samedi is her first foal. Hush Money is a half sister to 4 winners, including Warooka, a group II winner in Chile.

Quernstone (Smart Strike - Sluice by Seeking the Gold) was purchased for $750,000 as a yearling. He is out of stakes winner Sluice, who was a winner at 2, and earned $202,453 in her career. Sluice has produced 2 winners from 2 to win, including grade I winner Mushka. Muska won 2 races at 2, including the Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II), and earned $1,096,125 in her career. Interestingly, Mushka won the Spinster Stakes (gr. I) on the Polytrack at Keeneland. Sluice is a half sister to 3 winners. Her dam is grade I winner Lakeway.

Vagabond King (Ishiguru - Feabhas (IRE) by Spectrum (IRE)) is the first foal out of Feabhas, who won 2 races at 2, and was also group III stakes-placed that season. Feabhas is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 5 winners.

Letham Cottage (Imperial Dancer (GB) - Fascinatin Rhythm (GB) by Fantastic Light) is the first foal out of Fascinatin Rhythm, who was placed at 2 and 4. Fascinatin Rhythm's dam is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winners Modern Comfort and Outside Pressure.

Dartford (Giant's Causeway - Apple of Kent by Kris S.) is out of grade II winner Apple of Kent, who earned $276,816. Apple of Kent has produced 3 winners, including stakes-placed Imperial Pippin and Flower of Kent, a debut winner at 2.

Other October 26 Entries

Sensible Lady (filly; Street Sense - Awesome Lady by Bianconi) faces 7 in race 3 at Laurel, a 5.5 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming race on the turf. Post time is 2:10 PM ET. Sensible Lady has run four times previously. She finished third in her debut, a 4 furlong contest at Timonium on August 26, and then won 2 straight 4.5 furlong races at Charles Town, a Maiden Special Weight on September 11, and an Allowance Race on October 8. Most recently, she finished 5th in the 6 furlong Selima Stakes on the turf at Laurel on October 15. Interestingly, the winner of that race, Softly Lit, also runs in this one, and is the 7-5 morning-line favorite. Sensible Lady sold for $9,500 as a 2-year-old, and is out of stakes winner Awesome Lady. Awesome Lady was a winner at 2, and earned $310,658 in her career. Sensible Lady is her first foal. Awesome Lady is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Risen Warrior, and Edyobajavis, group I stakes-placed in Mexico.

Zelmane (filly; Corinthian - Wander Queen by Kingmambo) runs in race 2 at Charles Town, a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $7,500). Post time is 7:41 PM ET, and she is in the 7 post. Zelmane has two previous starts. She finished 5th at 4.5 furlongs at Charles Town on August 25, and 7th at 7 furlongs at Charles Town on September 22. She sold for $14,000 as a 2-year-old, and is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Wander Queen. Wander Queen is a half sister to stakes-placed Life Lesson, who earned $153,127. Their dam is grade III winner Wander Mom, who was a winner at 2. Wander Mon earned $399,656 in her career. Corinthian's 41 runners have made 89 total starts, recording 10 wins, 13 seconds, 14 thirds, and $505,771 in earnings.

New Worker

Chestnut Moon (filly; Corinthian - Dance Special by Theatrical (IRE)) worked 3 furlongs in :35.20 at Santa Anita. She sold for $50,000 as a weanling, for $40,000 as a yearling, and for $145,000 as a 2-year-old. She is out of the placed mare Dance Special, who has produced the winner Starship Ballerina. Dance Special is a full sister to 1 winner, and a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Premeditation and grade III winner Real Dandy.

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