Shanghai Bobby Shakes Free; Zoloto Runs Them Down


News and Notes

Infanta Branca (Henrythenavigator - Totemic by Vanlandingham) was scratched at Tipperary. The race, which was run over soft to heavy ground was reduced to a field of three, with Katchy Lady (Kyllachy (GB) - Star Approval (IRE) by Hawk Wing) defeating Chips Are Down (Ad Valorem - Missperon (IRE) by Orpen) by a nose, and Marvelous James (Captain Marvelous (IRE) - Answer Do (GB) by Groom Dancer) a head behind the top 2. Infanta Branca will try again Sunday at the Curragh.

There are no Maiden Special Weights for 2-year-olds scheduled for Friday, so no 2-year-old entries this time around.

New Workers

April 17

Lutethetill (filly; Midnight Lute - Emptythetill by Holy Bull) worked at Remington Park, 3 furlongs in :38.97. She was purchased for $15,000 as a weanling, and is a half sister to stakes-placed Atlantic Bull, stakes winner Yukon Bull, and grade III winner Conveyance. Two of her siblings won at 2, including Conveyance, who was 2 for 2 at 2, and earned $470,400 in her career.

April 19

Thats Our Princess (filly; Curlin - Princess Ruckus by Bold Ruckus) worked 2 furlongs in :24.20 at Woodbine. She is out of stakes winner Princess Ruckus, who has produced 2 winners, including stakes winner Vibank. Vibank won 3 races at 2, including 2 stakes, and earned $248,084 overall. Princess Ruckus is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Wonneberg and grade I winner Langfuhr.

Returning Worker

April 19

Irish Presence (filly; Midnight Lute - Proper Form by Deputy Minister) worked 3 furlongs in :37.20 at Hollywood Park.

Two-Year-Old Results

Shanghai Bobby Shakes Free

Zip City Miss (City Zip - Gosh All Get Out by D'Accord) was scratched, leaving a field of 6, including the entry of The Party's Here (Black Mambo - Inaspecial Way by Seattle Sleet) and Cabs Are Here (Salute the Sarge - Ms Rancho Santa Fe by Personal Hope). Ju Ju Eyeballs (Gators N Bears - Savvy Lady by Smarten) and Shanghai Bobby (Harlan's Holiday - Steelin' by Orientate) fought for favoritism, with Shanghai Bobby taking a lot of late money to get the nod at post time. He got a strong warmup. Do You Smell Smoke (Smoke Glacken - Honora Helen by Bianconi) looked good on the track. Ju Ju Eyeballs went for the lead. Do You Smell Smoke set after her, and Shanghai Bobby was close. He made his move on the outside, and rolled on by Ju Ju Eyeballs for a 4 length win. Ju Ju Eyeballs was another four in front of Do You Smell Smoke, with The Party's Here, Majestic Wind (Majestic Warrior - Just Precision by Stormin Fever), and Cabs Are Here (Salute the Sarge - Ms Rancho Santa Fe by Personal Hope) completing the running order. Watch the Replay.

April 19, 2012
Aqueduct Race 3

Maiden Special Weight 

Shanghai Bobby
Ju Ju Eyeballs  
Do You Smell Smoke


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Zoloto Runs Them Down

Ready Set Whoa (Ready's Image - Sun Luck by Conquistador Cielo) was scratched. The Wesley Ward trained entry of Justcallmemoni (Exchange Rate - Ever Lasting by General Assembly) and Muggsy (High Cotton - Angelic Amanda by Hennessy) was favored. Larry Zip It (Run Away and Hide - Caught Red Handed by Officer), who was adding blinkers, caught my eye at first glance. Greengrassofyoming (Quest - Flick by Dehere) was looking good with plenty of chrome. Muggsy went to the lead, but he had plenty of company. Greengrassofyoming and Justcallmemoni were his closest pursuers. Muggsy continued to lead, but coming into the picture was Zoloto (Medaglia d'Oro - Eternal Cup by Montbrook). He rolled on by them all on the outside, and won by 3 3/4 lengths. Muggsy was second over Greengrassofyoming, with Praetorian Prefect (Successful Appeal - Miss Emmy by Buddha) grabbing 4th late. Watch the Replay.

April 19, 2012
Keeneland Race 3

Maiden Special Weight 



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Three-Year-Old Results

Light of Life (Corinthian - Touch of Splendor by Charismatic) made a move on the outside, and pulled away to win by 3 lengths in race 8 at Santa Anita, a Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $75,000) at a mile on the fim turf. Watch the Replay.

Love Letter (filly; Corinthian - Script by Storm Cat) stalked the pace in race 4 at Calder, a mile Claiming Race on the firm turf, and then went by for a 1 3/4 length win.  Watch the Replay.

Big John B (colt; Hard Spun - Baldomera by Doneraile Court) lost by a head bob to Get Right (Malibu Moon - Liberty Flag by Kingmambo) in race 9 at Aqueduct, a mile Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $65,000) on the firm turf. Watch the Replay.

Gagne (filly; Invasor (ARG) - Walk On Broadway by Broad Brush) made up some ground to finish 3rd in race 2 at Pimlico, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight for fillies and mares, three years old and up. Burst Away (After Market - Symbolic by Silver Deputy) set the pace, and won by 1 3/4 lengths. Watch the Replay.

Romantic Channel (gelding; English Channel - Raw Gold by Rahy) was rank early in race 6 at Keeneland, a 1 1/16 mile Starter Allowance, and tired and finished 7th. Distort This (Distorted Humor - Family Enterprize by Tri Jet) took the race. Watch the Replay.

Hardly Patient (filly; Hard Spun - With Patience by With Approval) steadied and finished 9th (last) in race 7 at Pimlico, a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight on the firm turf. Favorite Heavy Favorite (King Cugat - Heavy Artillery by Wayne County (IRE) spurted away, and then held on by a neck for the win. Watch the Replay.

Jonathan C (colt; English Channel - Laurafina by Cozzene) did not get in off the AE list for race 1 at Calder, a Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $40,000) at a mile on the firm turf. Mr. Espresso (Put It Back - Cricket Box by Notebook) pulled away late for the win. Watch the Replay.

Three-Year-Old Entries

Wound Up (colt; Hard Spun - Meadow Flyer by Meadowlake) goes in race 4 at Keeneland, a 1 1/16 mile Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $20,000). Post time is 2:38 PM ET. Wound Up finished 7th in his only start, a 6 furlong contest at Gulfstream Park on March 10. He's worked several times since then, including 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 at the Churchill Downs Training Center on April 3. Wound Up was purchased for $100,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Meadow Flyer. Meadow Flyer has produced 8 winners, including grade I winner Henny Hughes, who earned $1,124,820 in his career. Meadow Flyer is a half sister to 6 winners.

Photon (gelding; Invasor (ARG) - Lady Bertrando by Bertrando) is entered in race 6 at Aqueduct, a 6 furlong Starter Optional Claiming Race. Post time is 3:27 PM ET. Photon has one win and three seconds in 6 starts. Most recently, he finished 2nd in a mile Starter Allowance Race at Gulfstream Park on March 22. He's worked a couple of times at Aqueduct since then, including 5 furlongs in 1:02.01 on April 13. Photon is the second foal out of stakes winner Lady Bertrando, whose first foal is the winner Awesome Attack. Lady Bertrando is a half sister to stakes winner Night Power. 

Big Girl (filly; Street Sense - Quiet Celerity by Quiet American) faces 5 in race 2 at Golden Gate Fields, a 5.5 furlong Claiming Race. Post time is 4:15 PM ET. Big Girl has run 10 times, with 1 win, 3 seconds, and 2 thirds. Last time out, she finished 2nd in a mile Claiming Race at Golden Gate on March 30. Since then, she worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.20 at Golden Gate on April 12. Big Girl sold for $6,500 as a weanling, and is out of the winning mare Quiet Celerity, who has produced additional winner Quintons Flash. Quiet Celerity is a half sister to 12 winners, including grade III winner Tahkodha Hills, who earned $548,274. 

Cytherean (colt; Street Sense - Venusberg (ARG) by Southern Halo) is in post 12 for race 8 at Keeneland, a 6.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 4:42 PM ET. Cytherean has run three times, finishing 11th at 6 furlongs at Keeneland on October 13, 3rd at 6 furlongs at Laurel on January 19, and 4th at 7 furlongs at Laurel on February 4. He has been worked at Fair Hill, including 5 furlongs in 1:00.00 on April 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. 

Spiced Latte (filly; Corinthian - Latte by Pleasant Tap) runs in race 5 at Golden Gate, a Claiming Race at a mile on the turf. Post time is 5:47 PM ET. Spiced Latte broke her maiden in her fifth and most recent start, a mile contest at Golden Gate on March 25. In her only previous turf start, she finished 2nd at a mile at Golden Gate on December 17. She last worked on April 14, going 4 furlongs in :49.40 at Golden Gate. Spiced Latte is a half sister to Citizen Bags, who was a group II winner in Panama. Latte, dam of Spiced Latte, is a half sister to 4 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Ivory Empress, who was stakes-placed on the turf; and grade I turf winner Mea Domina.


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Criminal Type

Morning Chris, I just foung a Showing Up filly who is apparently his first worker. She went 3 furlongs in 38:60 on 04/17.(her 7th work at the distance) She is a 2 yr old Gray filly out of the Yonaguska mare, Dancing Cherokee. Her name is Step Up N Dance. CPU is where her published works are coming from (is that Cruppi's ?  Not sure) It looks like she gets her Gray from my favorite line, Native Dancer via Shenanigans via Icecapade. Not to shabby a female family huh ?

20 Apr 2012 5:56 AM
Criminal Type

Also, I just noticed that Step up N Dance's most recent work was a gate work. I am trying to keep up with Ravens Pass and Showing up as much as possible but this is the busy season for us Realtors and have not had time to put any of their named two yr olds in my virtual stable. Can you give me the names of any sources you are using to identify and track the European horses ? Ive got Racing Post but that's it.

Given the fact that I am from Baltimore, I think the perfect name for a Ravens Pass colt is FLACCO....: ) Haha.

20 Apr 2012 7:50 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

Criminal Type - Yes, CPU is Crupi's New Castle Farm. It's in Ocala, Florida. All those works sounds like she will be running soon, or they are getting ready to sell her. Speaking of which, I found a Showing Up filly named Showmethetouch (Showing Up - Awesome Touch by Awesome Again) in the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2yo sale, in case you don't have that one yet.

20 Apr 2012 7:57 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

Criminal Type - I like for UK racing. They have a watch system called HorseTracker, but you can only enter horses after they have been declared for a race. There is also, although I find their site to be cluttered. They do have free replays, however, for many races. They also have a watch system called "Nag Me."

The Godolphin site is great: and they are bound to have some Raven's Pass offspring, but I just checked and they don't have 2yos listed yet. Also the Darley site lists runners by their stallions on the current day:

If you are on twitter, there are some good European tweeters.

Hope this helps.

20 Apr 2012 8:25 AM
Criminal Type

lol, I actually do have ShowmetheTouch on my list, but no info on her other then her pedigree. The Mid Atlantic Sale is at Timonium, about a half hour from me. Ive always wanted to go just to watch but don't know if they let the general public in like that.  I am always amazed at the low prices from that sale. Sad really when Maryland has such great racing history.

20 Apr 2012 4:19 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Criminal Type - Definitely they let the general public in. You should go. Just sit on your hands, or you might end up with a horse!

20 Apr 2012 4:26 PM

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