A Capital Goods Meeting Under the Chestnut Moon

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January 26 Results

Apprehended

The track was muddy, but all 8 ran. In Jeopardy (Johannesburg - Flat Fleet Feet by Afleet) was the heavy favorite. Skyring (English Channel - Violet Lady by Seattle Slew) opened at 12-1, and went off at 7-1. Alternative (Limehouse - Exellensea by Exbourne) made a good first impression in the paddock. Debuting Judicial Power (Purim - Shesoneinamill by Boone's Mill) looked good to me on the track, but was ignored by most at 30-1. Skyring looked decent, and Risky Recovery (Congrats - Scarlet Gold by Unbridled's Song) looked better and better the more he warmed up. The start was decent. Apprehender (Posse - Missy's Mirage by Stop the Music) went to the lead, pursued by In Jeopardy. Risky Recovery moved up to join the top pair, as a gap opened up to the others. Apprehender continued to lead, and began to get away. He went on to post a 7 1/2 length win. Alternative ran on late to pick up second, with In Jeopardy third. Judicial Power and Skyring both improved late to finish fourth and fifth. Watch the Replay.

January 26, 2012
Oaklawn Race 3

Maiden Special Weight

Apprehender
$12.20
$5.60
$4.40
Alternative

$5.60
$3.40
In Jeopardy


$2.20

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Other January 26 Results

Expression (filly; Invasor (ARG) - Exotic West by Gone West) chased home even-money choice Union Victory (Indian Charlie - Union Camp by Dixie Union) in Race 3 at Aqueduct, a 6 furlong Optional Claiming Race, finishing a good second. 

Goingoingone (colt; Corinthian - Clifton Bay by Gone West) came running to take second in race 8 at Fair Grounds, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $50,000), but couldn't catch Start the Party (Grand Slam - Evil's Causeway by Giant's Causeway).

Corinthia (filly; Corinthian - Mossy Bank by Smoke Glacken) set the pace in race 5 at Gulfstream Park, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $12,500), but couldn't hold off favorite Put Her Back Zach (Put It Back - Voluptuous Lady by Meadowlake), who won by 2 1/4 lengths. However, Corinthia was more than 10 lengths in front of the other 9.

Channelofdreams (colt; English Channel - So Soulful by Real Quiet) had brief speed in race 3 at Tampa Bay Downs, a 7 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $50,000), but faded and finished 6th (last). The winner was first-timer Blue Creek (Broken Vow - Blue Hills by Cure the Blues).

January 27 Entries

A Capital Goods Meeting

January 27, 2012
Aqueduct Race 1

Maiden Special Weight
6 furlongs
3-year-olds
Post Time 12:20 PM ET HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Capital Goods (KY)
2. Got What (KY)
3. Well Spelled (KY)
4. Economic Forecast (FL)
5. Meeting (KY)
6. Perfect Gratitude (KY)
7. Mr. Beer Goggles (KY)

Capital Goods (Corinthian - T. K. O. Lady by Two Punch) and Meeting (Street Sense - Follow That Dream (GB) by Darshaan (GB)) face off at 6 furlongs at Aqueduct. Capital Goods is making his second attempt to make his second start, as his entry last Saturday was lost to snow. First time out, he had a short lead, before weakening to finish fourth in a 6 furlong race at Aqueduct on December 3. He has several works at Belmont Park since then, including 4 furlongs in :50.49 on January 14. Capital Goods sold for $170,000 as a weanling, and for $65,000 as a yearling. He is a half brother to 4 winners, including stakes winners Marina de Chavon and The Lady's Groom, who earned $424,783. T. K. O. Lady, dam of Capital Goods, is a a half sister to 2 winners, and a full sister to grade II winner Punch Line, who earned $963,749. Meeting is unraced. He last worked on January 19, going 4 furlongs in :50.97 from the gate at Belmont Park. He is out of the winning mare Follow That Dream, who has produced 4 winners, including stakes-placed winners Point Pleasant and Chancery. Chancery was a debut winner. Follow That Dream is a half sister to 6 winners, including grade I winner Storming Home, who earned $1,536,704.

Got What (Mr. Greeley - Silver Tornado by Maria's Mon) finished 3rd on December 3 at Aqueduct, a neck in front of Capital Goods, after dueling for the lead. It was his only start. He is out of grade III winner Silver Tornado, who earned $133,075. Silver Tornado has produced 4 winners from 5 to run, including Blade Barows, a full brother to Got What. Silver Tornado is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade I winners El Corredor and Roman Ruler. One of her winning siblings is by Mr. Greeley, sire of Got What.

Well Spelled (Spellbinder - Well by Well Decorated) finished 2nd in each of his previous three starts, at 5.5 furlongs on July 24, at that same distance on August 13, and at 6 furlongs on September 25. All three of those starts were at Monmouth Park. Well Spelled was purchased for $15,000 as a yearling, and for $50,000 at 2, and is out of the winning mare Well. Well is the dam of the winner Well That's Enough, and a half sister to 8 winners.

Mr. Beer Goggles (Unbridled's Song - Misty Rosette by Stormin Fever) has run once, finishing 2nd in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Aqueduct on January 6, after setting the pace. He was a $225,000 yearling, and is the first foal out of grade III winner Misty Rosette, who earned $184,021. Misty Rosette is a half sister to 5 winners, and a full sister to grade II winner Storm Wolf. 

Economic Forecast (Congrats - Our Secretary by Belong to Me), who is part of an entry with Capital Goods, finished 4th in his only start, a 6 furlong race at Aqueduct on December 3. He sold for $52,000 as a yearling, and for $180,000 at 2, and is the second foal out of the unraced mare Our Secretary. Our Secretary is a half sister to stakes winner Dayjob, who earned $348,960.

Perfect Gratitude (More Than Ready - Lenatareese by Broad Brush) did his previous running in England, where he was unplaced in 5 starts. His best finish was 5th, which he achieved both on July 12 and on August 19. Both races were 7 furlongs on the turf. Most recently, he was 12th in the Williamhill.com Nursery Handicap Stakes on September 16. Perfect Gratitude sold for $100,000 as a yearling, and for $170,646 as a 2-year-old. He is out of stakes winner Lenatareese, who earned $223,406. Lenatareese has produced the winner Elusive Tara, and is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Royal Bean.

Chestnut Moon has Magic Fire in Melrose Woods

January 27, 2012
Santa Anita Race 4

Maiden Special Weight
6.5 furlongs
3-year-old fillies
Post Time 5:33 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Chestnut Moon (FL)
2. Melrose Woods (VA)
3. Flashy Dame (KY)
4. Magic Fire (KY)
5. Bonnie Parker (KY)
6. Nihilist (KY)
7. Lady Vivien (KY)
8. Dixie in Pink (KY)
9. Salt Tequila Lime (KY)

Florida-bred Chestnut Moon (Corinthian - Dance Special by Theatrical (IRE)) debuts at Santa Anita, where she has been working. Most recently, she went 5 furlongs in 1:00.00 on January 15. Chestnut Moon sold for $50,000 as a weanling, for $40,000 as a yearling, and for $145,000 as a 2-year-old. She is a half sister to the winner Starship Ballerina. Dance Special, dam of Chestnut Moon, is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Premeditation, and grade III winner Real Dandy, who earned $1,039,584.

Also unraced are: Melrose Woods (Broken Vow - Charitabledonation by Saint Ballado), Dixie in Pink (Dixieland Band - Pink Sandals by Arch), and Salt Tequila Lime (Roman Ruler - Miss Wineshine by Wolf Power (SAF)). Melrose Woods was purchased for $40,000 at the Keeneland November 2011 Breeding Stock Sale. She is out of stakes winner Charitabledonation. Charitabledonation is the dam of three winners, including grade II winner Charitable Man, who earned $475,800, and was a debut winner. Charitabledonation is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 5 winners. Dixie in Pink is out of the winning mare Pink Sandals, who has produced 2 winners, Flip Flop, who has earned $136,681, and Dixie's Sandals, a full sister to Dixie in Pink. Pink Sandals is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winners Wildcat Shoes, Isabell's Shoes, and Prom Shoes.  Salt Tequila Lime is out of stakes winner Miss Wineshine, who earned $189,080. Miss Wineshine has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Mayor Marv, who earned $144,288; and Free Pourin, a full brother to Salt Tequila Lime. Miss Wineshine is a full sister to stakes winner Delta Wolf; and a half sister to 8 winners.

Flashy Dame (Afleet Alex - My Silver Girl by Silver Deputy) and Magic Fire (Awesome Again - Bar U Mood by Saratoga Six) finished 3rd and 6th in a 6 furlong race on the Hollywood Park Cushion Track on December 18. It was the first and only start for both. Flashy Dame sold for $35,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the winning mare My Silver Girl. My Silver Girl is a half sister to 2 winners. Magic Fire, who reared at the start of the December 18 race, is out of stakes winner Bar U Mood, who earned $288,068. Bar U Mood has produced 5 winners, including stakes-placed Silver Spear, who earned $351,472; and Razor Shark, a full brother to Magic Fire.

Nihilist (Latent Heat - Ever Imelda by Personal Hope) finished 2nd in her only start, a 5.5 furlong race on the Polytrack at Del Mar on September 3. She was purchased for $60,000 as a yearling, and for $95,000 at 2. She is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winners Cosmo Girl and Green Suede Shoes, who earned $253,760. Ever Imelda, dam of Nihilist, is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes-placed Storm Street.

Also finishing second in her only start was Lady Vivien (Posse - Guinevere by Fit to Fight), who ran 5.5 furlongs at Emerald Downs on September 11. She is out of grade III winner Guinevere, who earned $248,510. Guinevere has produced 3 winners, and is a half sister to 6 winners.

Bonnie Parker (Aptitude - Zelna J by Roy) has run twice, finishing 4th at Saratoga on August 27, and 7th at Santa Anita on December 31. Both starts were at 6 furlongs on the dirt. Bonnie Parker is the first foal out of the winning mare Zelna J, who earned $168,175. Zelna J is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Bella Diamante.

Other January 27 Entry

Daniela's Flower (filly; Corinthian - Flowerette by Victory Gallop) is entered in race 7 at Gulfstream Park, a 7.5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $35,000) on the turf. Post time is 3:30 PM ET. Daniela's Flower has run twice previously, finishing 5th at 7.5 furlongs on the turf on December 10, and 5th at 6.5 furlongs on the dirt on December 26. Both of those races were at Gulfstream Park. She last worked on January 22, going 4 furlongs in :49.80 at Calder. Daniela's Flower was purchased for $8,000 as a 2-year-old, and is a half sister to grade III stakes-placed Arraignment. Their dam, Flowerette, is a half sister to 6 winners, including group III turf winner Tosen Ra and grade I winner Flower Alley, who earned $2,533,910.

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Don from PA/DE

Nice win for Apprehender (Posse) FTS, reminded my of Circular Quay winning first two races going away.  Too bad for Azeri's daughter, guess she will need some more races and good idea she was scratched from Stakes on Sat? Give her some time...Today at NY tough, it will be sloppy too, I handicapped this race last Saturday, but it was cancelled for snow, so today wet?

Last week I came up with "Well Spelled" as my choice that I couldn't play...will see? Don

27 Jan 2012 5:38 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

Don - I knew that race was ripe for a first-timer. Way too much money on In Jeopardy.

27 Jan 2012 12:19 PM
Tiz Herself

Question because I do not know that much - I noticed there was a five year old son of Awesome Again who is a half brother to Alpha Kitten named Blu Jon. He is starting his career this year... is it very common for horses to start that late?

I know Zenyatta was late in her three year old season before she matured and likely it was the same with this horse. Interesting enough, he is owned by the Moss family and trained by John Sheriffs. I have him added to my Equibase stable as I follow all the Moss charges, but I was just curious. He looks like a very handsome gray horse anyways.

Thanks!

27 Jan 2012 7:49 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

It is not common for horses not to start until they are 5, but it is not unheard of. You have to have patient owners. Most folks will say find a different career for them if it takes that long. Usually it happens due to injuries and/or slow maturing horses.

27 Jan 2012 10:12 PM

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