Hard Mystery Seeks Roses

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The vote for stallions to follow in 2012 is ongoing. Curlin, Big Brown, Henrythenavigator, and Midnight Lute seem secure in the top 4 spots, but 5th-place is still up for grabs. Actually, it is so close for 5th that I am considering closing the poll and having a run-off for the fifth spot. What does everyone think?

January 19 Entries

Stakes Entry

Hard Mystery (filly; Hard Spun - Summer Rainbow by Summer Squall) takes on 5 in the mile and 70 yard Biogio's Rose Stakes at Aqueduct. Post time is 3:46 PM ET. After finishing 2nd in her first 2 races, at 5.5 furlongs at Saratoga on August 12, and at a mile and a sixteenth at Laurel on November 2, Hard Mystery won her third start, a mile and 70 yard contest in the mud at Monmouth on November 18. She then finished 5th in a mile Allowance/Optional Claiming Race at Laurel on December 9. She last worked on January 11, going 4 furlongs in :49.32 on January 11. Hard Mystery sold for $22,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of stakes winner Summer Rainbow, who earned $246,417. Summer Rainbow is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 4 winners. 

Maiden Entries

Big John B will Slamit at the Right Angle

January 19, 2012
Gulfstream Park Race 6

Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles
3-year-olds
Post Time 3:01 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Big Creek (ON)
2. Stealcase (KY)
3. Valley Stream (KY)
4. Right Angle (KY)
5. Windsurfer (KY)
6. Slamit (FL)
7. Big John B (FL)
8. Round Midnight (KY)

Big John B (Hard Spun - Baldomera by Doneraile Court) makes start number three in this 1 1/16 mile race at Gulfstream Park. Previously, he was 8th at 7 furlongs on the dirt at Churchill Downs on November 26, and 4th at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf at Gulfstream Park on December 30. Since then, he worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.95 at Gulfstream Park on January 14. Big John B sold for $30,000 as a 2-year-old, and is the second foal out of the winning mare Baldomera, who earned $313,390 in her career. Baldomera's first foal, Florida Wildcat, is a winner. Baldomera is a half sister to one winner. 

The only unraced entrant is Right Angle (Rock Hard Ten - Dynabunny by Dynaformer), who sold for $30,000 as a yearling. He is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Dynabunny. Dynabunny is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 2 winners, including 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace.

Slamit (Grand Slam - Excedius by Seattle Dancer) has run three times, finishing 3rd at 6 furlongs on the Polytrack at Keeneland on October 13, 5th at 6.5 furlongs on the dirt at Churchill Downs on November 11, and 6th at a mile on the Gulfstream Park dirt on December 17. Slamit was purchased for $120,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of the winning mare Excedius, who has produced stakes-placed Seven Grand, and stakes winner Delta Park. Delta Park has earned $132,830. Excedius is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winners Seahawk Gold and Beyond the Waves.

Big Creek (Indian Charlie - Major Idea by Cherokee Run) finished 3rd in his debut at 5 furlongs at Belmont Park on July 1, and then finished 4th at a mile and 70 yards at Monmouth on July 25. He was purchased for $300,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of stakes winner Major Idea, who earned $206,920. Major Idea has produced the winner Ideal Story. Major Idea is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to one winner.

Stealcase (Lawyer Ron - Steal the Show by Cat Thief) has also run twice, finishing 4th at 6 furlongs at Saratoga on July 30, and 4th at 6.5 furlongs at Gulfstream Park on December 24. He sold for $35,000 as a weanling, and for $320,000 at 2. He is out of stakes-placed Steal the Show, who has produced the winner Bella Palooza. Steal the Show is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Boston Brahmin.

Round Midnight (A.P. Indy - Miss Shop by Deputy Minister) was 5th in his only race, a 6.5 furlong contest at Tampa Bay Downs on December 30. Grade I winner Miss Shop, dam of Round Midnight, earned $1,126,038 and won or placed in 13 stakes. Round Midnight is her first foal. Miss Shop is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winners Bought in Dixie and Shop Again, and grade II winner Trappe Shot.

Finishing 9th in his lone start was Valley Stream (Gone West - Endless Parade by Williamstown), who ran a mile at Gulfstream Park on December 17. A $60,000 yearling, he is out of stakes winner Endless Parade, who won all 5 of her races. Endless Parade is the dam of 3 winners, including grade III winner Drum Major, who earned $423,836. Endless Parade is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Winning Limit.

Another veteran of one start is Windsurfer (Speightstown - Surf Light by Malibu Moon), who finished 10th at 6.5 furlongs at Aqueduct on November 12. Windsurfer sold for $190,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the winning mare Surf Light, who earned $185,137. Surf Light's first foal is the winner Lightstown, a full brother to Windsurfer. Surf Light is a half sister to 6 winners.

Cytherean has the Diversification to Pass You Bye Bye

January 19, 2012
Laurel Park Race 7

Maiden Special Weight
6 furlongs
3-year-olds
Post Time 3:15 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Cytherean (KY)
2. Johnny La Rue (KY)
3. Warrioroftheroses (NY)
4. Pass You Bye Bye (MD)
5. Diversification (KY)
6. Spanish Officer (MD)
7. Tuscany's Express (MD)
8. Wilhelm (MD)

Cytherean (Street Sense - Venusberg (ARG) by Southern Halo) makes start number two, running 6 furlongs at Laurel. First-time out, he ran 6 furlongs at Keeneland on October 13. He was involved early in that one, before tiring to finish 11th (last). He has been working at Fair Hill, including 4 furlongs in :50.00 on January 14. Cytherean sold for $150,000 as a yearling, and is out of Venusberg, a grade I winner in Argentina, who earned $187,556 in her career. Venusberg has produced 2 winners, including stakes-placed Noble Deeds. Venusberg is a full sister to 3 winners, including group III stakes-placed Parsifal; and a half sister to 3 winners, including grade III winner Brunilda. 

Wilhelm (Langfuhr - Lifes Passage by Caveat) and Diversification (Pleasant Tap - Devine by Seattle Slew) finished 6th and 7th, a length apart, in a mile race at Laurel on December 13. Wilhelm previously finished 9th at 5.5 furlongs on the turf at Laurel on November 19. He is out of the winning mare Lifes Passage, who has produced 5 winners, including grade II winner Heros Reward. Heros Reward has earned $1,209,748 in 49 starts. Lifes Passage is a full sister to one winner and a half sister to 3 winners. Diversification has no other starts. He was purchased for $30,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Devine. Devine has produced 3 winners, including grade III winner Scotus, who earned $170,454. Devine is a half sister to 2 winners, and a full sister to grade I winner Lakeway, who earned $965,330.

Johnny La Rue (Harlan's Holiday - Moonlit Mistress by Deputy Minister) did his previous running on the Polytrack at Woodbine, finishing 3rd at 7 furlongs on October 23, and 6th at a mile and a sixteenth on November 19. He is the second foal out of the unplaced mare Moonlit Mistress. Moonlit Mistress is a half sister to 6 winners.

Spanish Officer (Officer - Perilous Night by Coronado's Quest) finished 5th in his lone race, a 5.5 furlong race at Laurel on January 4. He is out of stakes winner Perilous Night, who earned $129,880. Perilous Night has produced 3 winners from 4 to run, including Night Officer, a full brother to Spanish Officer. Another offspring, Delaunay, has earned $159,500. Perilous Night is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Procreate.

The remaining three are unraced, including Warrioroftheroses (A.P. Warrior - Miss Savannah Rose by Strategic Mission), who is the first foal out of stakes winner Miss Savannah Rose. Miss Savannah Rose earned $129,840, and is a half sister to 9 winners.

Pass You Bye Bye (Rock Slide - Pie I'd by You and I) is a half brother to 2 winners, including stakes winner Tartlet, who was a debut winner, and earned $278,980 overall. Pie I'd, dam of Pass You Bye Bye, is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed winners Grey Approval and Winyah.

Tuscany's Express (M Eighty - Miss Tuscany by Allen's Prospect) is a full brother to the winner Tuscany's Prospect. Their dam, Miss Tuscany, is a half sister to 4 winners. Two of her siblings are by M Eighty, sire of Tuscany's Express.

Spun Ribbon has a Street Fantasy

January 19, 2012
Fair Grounds Race 8

Maiden Special Weight
About 5.5 furlongs turf
3-year-old fillies
Post Time 5:15 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Object (KY)
2. Spun Ribbon (KY)
3. Tola (KY)
4. La Belle Cat (KY)
5. Beautiful Affair (KY)
6. Unbridled Birthday (KY)
7. Sid's Kid (KY)
8. Part the Seas (ON)
9. Dazzletown (KY)
10. She's Gone Dancing (OK)
11. Market Square (KY)
12. Teller Terri (KY)
AE Play Soleil (KY)
AE Successfulprincess (KY)
AE Street Fantasy (KY)
AE Sofie Jane (LA)

Spun Ribbon (Hard Spun - Take the Ribbon by Chester House) is in the main field, and Street Fantasy (Street Sense - Rich Fantasy by Richter Scale) is on the AE list for this contest scheduled for about 5.5 furlongs on the turf. Both are unraced. Spun Ribbon has been working at Fair Grounds for some time, including 4 furlongs in :52.00 on January 11. She sold for $185,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of grade III turf winner Take the Ribbon, who earned $372,102. Take the Ribbon is a half sister to 11 winners, including stakes winners Bright Magic and Hot War, and grade II stakes-placed Glinda the Good, daughter of Hard Spun. Street Fantasy last worked on January 18 at Fair Grounds going 4 furlongs in :49.40. Sounds like they don't think she'll get in this race. She was purchased for $9,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of Rich Fantasy, a stakes winner on the turf and dirt, who earned $323,514. Rich Fantasy is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Tyzach.

Dazzletown (Speightstown - Dazzle by Slewacide) and Tola (Bluegrass Cat - Heart Warmer by Devil's Bag) finished 5th and 7th in an about 5.5 furlong contest run over good turf at Fair Grounds on December 8. Dazzletown previously finished 5th at 6 furlongs on the dirt at Delaware Park on November 2. She was purchased for $57,000 as a yearling, and is a half sister to 3 winners, including turf stakes winner Yate's Black Cat, who has earned $538,265. Dazzle, dam of Dazzletown, is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Adopted Daughter. Tola has 2 additional starts, both on the dirt at Delaware Park. She finished 6th at 4.5 furlongs on June 4, and 6th at 5 furlongs on July 12. Tola sold for $35,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Heart Warmer, who has produced 6 winners, including grade I stakes-placed A to the Croft. A to the Croft earned $295,683. Heart Warmer is a half sister to 4 winners.

Beautiful Affair (Rock Hard Ten - Beau Blush by Rahy) has run three times, including two turf starts. She finished 6th at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf at Saratoga on August 19, and 9th at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf at Aqueduct on November 9. Most recently, she was 4th at a mile and 70 yards over a sloppy track at Fair Grounds on December 22. A $27,000 yearling, she is out of stakes winner Beau Blush, who was a winner on the turf. Beau Blush has produced 5 winners, including turf winner Surely Irish. Beau Blush is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade I winner Marley Vale, who earned $569,502.

The final filly in the main field with experience is She's Gone Dancing (Johar - Dancing Marrea by Lord At War (ARG)), who finished 8th in her lone start at 6 furlongs on the dirt at Remington Park on November 3. She is out of the winning mare Dancing Marrea. Dancing Marrea has produced 9 winners from 10 to run, including River City Rebel, who is stakes-placed on the turf and dirt. River City Rebel has earned $249,912. Four of Dancing Marrea's offspring won on the turf. Dancing Marrea is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 2 winners, including turf stakes winner Runnaway Dream.

Selling for $75,000 as a yearling was Unbridled Birthday (Unbridled's Song - Hardy Har Har by Storm Cat), who is out of the winning mare Hardy Har Har. Hardy Har Har has produced 4 winners from 5 to run. She is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 2 winners.

La Belle Cat (Tale of the Cat - La Belle Danse by Beau Genius) was purchased for $65,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed La Belle Danse, who earned $178,037. La Belle Danse is the dam of three winners, including stakes winner Palace Pier, who earned $238,300. One of her offspring won on the turf. La Belle Danse is a half sister to 6 winners.

Teller Terri (Mizzen Mast - Special Brush by Broad Brush) was a $60,000 yearling, and is out of grade III stakes-placed Special Brush, who earned $145,605. Special Brush has produced 5 winners from 5 to run, including grade II turf stakes-placed Magic Broomstick. Three of her offspring won their debuts. Special Brush is a half sister to 9 winners, including Uninhibited Song, a stakes winner on the dirt and turf; and grade II winner Twilight Time, who earned $330,918.

Object (War Front - Hit by Seeking the Gold) is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Trubs, who has earned $171,975. One of her siblings won on the turf. Hit, dam of Object, is a half sister to 10 winners, including grade III winner Blare of Trumpets, grade II winners Roar, and Yell, and grade I winner Eastern Echo.

Sid's Kid (Smart Strike - Unbridled Sidney by Unbridled's Song) is the first foal out of turf stakes winner Unbridled Sidney, who earned $680,380. Unbridled Sidney is a half sister to 11 winners, including grade II winner Prospect Bay and grade I winner Caller One, who earned $3,249,429.

Part the Seas (Stormy Atlantic - Go Marching Thru by Smart Strike) is the second foal out of the winning mare Go Marching Thru, whose first foal is the winner Clear March. Go Marching Thru is a half sister to one winner, and a full sister to 3 winners, including grade II turf stakes-placed Walls of Jericho, and grade III turf winner Portcullis, who earned $660,359.

Market Square (After Market - Banyan Street by Gone West) is the first foal out of the winning mare Banyan Street. Banyan Street is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winners Tanja, Tuzia, and Shanghied, and grade III winner Midway Road.

Also unraced is AE entrant Sofie Jane (Leestown - Pirate Prospect by Magic Prospect), who is out of the winning mare Pirate Prospect. Pirate Prospect has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner X Tra Brassy, who was a debut winner. Pirate Prospect is a half sister to 7 winners.

AE entrants Play Soleil (Latent Heat - Prevention by Aptitude) and Successfulprincess (Successful Appeal - Morethanaprincess by More Than Ready) finished 3rd and 11th in a 6 furlong race on the dirt at Fair Grounds on December 17, behind the Hard Spun filly Flame Run. Play Soleil previously finished 8th in a 6 furlong race at Churchill Downs on October 30. She sold for $65,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the winning mare Prevention. Prevention's first foal is the Aweeoneinthebunker, a winner on the turf and dirt. Prevention is a half sister to 8 winners, including turf stakes winner Averted View and stakes winner Turn Away. Successfulprincess has no additional starts. She sold for $35,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of grade III stakes-placed Morethanaprincess. Morethanaprincess is a half sister to 5 winners.

Other January 19 Entries

Channel Lady (filly; English Channel - Queen Supreme by King of Kings (IRE)) takes on 8 in race 2 at Gulfstream Park, a Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $75,000) scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Post time is 1:05 PM ET. Channel Lady finished 5th in her only start, a mile and a sixteenth Maiden Special Weight run on good dirt on December 11 at Gulfstream. That race was originally scheduled for the turf. She's worked a couple of times on the turf at Palm Meadows since then, including 4 furlongs in :51.90 on January 13. She sold for $25,000 as a weanling, and is the first foal out of the turf-winning mare Queen Supreme. Queen Supreme is a half sister to 4 winners, including turf stakes winner Pirate of Penzance.

Photon (gelding; Invasor (ARG) - Lady Bertrando by Bertrando) is entered in race 3 at Gulfstream, a mile Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $12,500). Post time is 1:34 PM ET. Photon has run three times. He finished 5th in both of his first two starts, at 6 furlongs on the Turfway Park Polytrack on September 24, and at 1 1/16 miles on the dirt at Churchill Downs on November 19. Last time out, in a mile Maiden Claiming Race at Gulfstream Park on January 1, he took a short lead, and fought to the finish, but had to settle for second. Since then, he worked 3 furlongs in :36.04 at Palm Meadows on January 11. Photon is the second foal out of stakes winner Lady Bertrando, who won 3 races at 2, including 2 stakes. Lady Bertrando's first foal is Awesome Attack, who was a winner at 2. Lady Bertrando is a half sister to stakes winner Night Power. 

Hard Bourbon (colt; Hard Spun - Leona's Knight by Suave Prospect) goes in race 3 at Fair Grounds, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $30,000). Post time is 2:42 PM ET, and he breaks from the outside of the 7 horse field. Hard Bourbon has run twice, finishing 6th at 6.5 furlongs at Churchill Downs on November 11, and 11th at 6 furlongs at Turfway Park on December 2. He last worked on January 14, going 4 furlongs in :52.00 at Fair Grounds. Hard Bourbon was purchased for $110,000 as a yearling, and for $50,000 at 2, and is the first foal out of stakes winner Leona's Knight. Leona's Knight earned $295,813, and is a half sister to 3 winners. 

Caps Lady (filly; Hard Spun - Nasaieb (IRE) by Fairy King) runs in race 6 at Aqueduct, a 6 furlong Claiming Race (Claiming Price $16,000). Post time is 2:48 PM ET, and she is in the 5 hole. Caps Lady broke her maiden in her third and most recent start, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Aqueduct on December 9. She's worked several times at Belmont Park since then, including 4 furlongs in :50.58 on January 14. A $100,000 yearling, Caps Lady is out of stakes-placed Nasaieb. Nasaieb has produced 6 winners from 6 to run, including group II stakes-placed Kissing Lights. Nasaieb is a half sister to 5 winners, including group III winner Raise a Grand. 

I Sense Your Luck (filly; Street Sense - Racing Luck by Out of Place) makes her 3-year-old debut in race 3 at Santa Anita Park, a 6 furlong Claiming Race (Claiming Price $16,000). Post time is 5:02 PM ET.  I Sense Your Luck has 1 win, 1 second, and 1 third in 5 starts, with earnings of $33,280. Last time out, she finished 2nd in a 6 furlong Claiming Race at Santa Anita on December 29. I Sense Your Luck sold for $20,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Racing Luck, who earned $260,140. Racing Luck is a half sister to 4 winners.  

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Don from PA/DE

Yes Chris, I think that is very responsive management idea opening it up for 5th spot now that the favorites have gotten place $$$ and also given the fact that Circular Quay was a late entry after the race started as well.....Fair idea, fine with me...

Won't be betting today, but FG race looks real tough, I saw both Dazzletown and Tola run at DP, Tola would be huge LS but interesting connections, Dazzletown got bad start but I remember in the following race Union Rags won as FTS going away!  The way they are coming in at FG with these youngsters anything can happen...two nice longshots, Don

19 Jan 2012 6:35 AM
AnneM

Nice win by Hard Mystery today.

I didn't vote for Midnight Lute <vbg>..but opening for 5th is a great idea.

19 Jan 2012 6:57 PM

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