Infanta Branca is a Cotton Dancer with Three Free Spirits

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New Worker

Another Flashback (filly; Curlin - Flashy by Wild Again) worked 1 furlong in :12.20 at Pleasanton. She is out of the winning mare Flashy, who has produced 2 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Nacho Saint, who has earned $207,310. Her other winning offspring won at 2. Flashy is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade III winner Scoop, who earned $337,170.

Kara's Match Point (filly; Curlin - Home Court by Storm Cat) went 3 furlongs in :37.35 at Belmont Park. A $200,000 yearling, she is out of grade III stakes-placed Home Court, who was a debut winner at 2. Home Court has produced 4 winners from 4 to run, including the Street Sense filly Street Savy. Home Court is a half sister to grade II stakes-placed Maristar, and a full sister to stakes winner One Nice Cat. Home Court's dam is grade I winner Jewel Princess, who was named champion older mare for 1996.

Returning Worker

Mylute (colt; Midnight Lute - Stage Stop by Valid Expectations) worked at Keeneland, 3 furlongs in :38.60.

Two-Year-Old Entry

Infanta Branca is a Cotton Dancer with Three Free Spirits

April 22, 2012
Curragh

Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden
5 furlongs
2-year-olds
Post Time: 9:20 AM ET

No Horse
1. Leitir Mor (IRE)
2. Lindenhurst (IRE)
3. Three Free Spirits (IRE)
4. Cotton Dancer (IRE)
5. Dorothy Parker (IRE)
6. Infanta Branca (KY)
7. Last Minute Lisa (IRE)

Infanta Branca (Henrythenavigator - Totemic by Vanlandingham) takes on 6 in this 5 furlong race at the Curragh. She has one prior start, finishing 2nd at 5 furlongs over good ground at Cork on April 7. She was no match for the winner, Liberating, but was well clear of the others. That race was restricted to fillies. Group I winner Henrythenavigator won his first 2 starts at 2, including the Coventry Stakes (Eng-II), and earned $2,766,763 in his career. Infanta Branca is out of grade III winner Totemic, who was a winner at 2, and earned $138,438 in her career. Totemic has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Art Museum, group III winner Cherokee, and grade II winner Lil's Lad. Totemic is a half sister to one winner. 

The only other entrant with experience is the filly Dorothy Parker (filly; Mujadil - Najaaba by Bahhare), who finished 6th in a 5 furlong race over soft ground on March 25 at the Curragh. Sh is out of the winning mare Najaaba, who has produced 2 winners, including one that won at 2. Najaaba is a half sister to 7 winners.

Two other fillies are entered in the race: Cotton Dancer (Kheleyf - Dancing Guest (IRE) by Danehill Dancer (IRE)) and Last Minute Lisa (Strategic Prince (GB) - Bradwell (IRE) by Taufan). Cotton Dancer is the second foal out of the winning mare Dancing Guest, who was a winner at 2. Dancing Guest is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Hopes And Fears, who earned $142,835. Last Minute Lisa is out of the winning mare Bradwell, who has produced 6 winners. Two of Bradwell's offspring won at 2, and one was a debut winner that season. Bradwell is a half sister to 2 winners.

Lindenhurst (Captain Marvelous (IRE) - Royal Jubilee (IRE) by King's Theatre (IRE)) is out of the winning mare Royal Jubilee, who has produced 4 winners. One of Royal Jubilee's offspring won at 2. Royal Jubilee is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 7 winners. Lindenhurst is by first-year sire Captain Marvelous, whose 3 runners have made 5 combined starts, recording 1 second and 1 third. Group II winner Captain Marvelous won 3 races at 2, including the group II Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, and earned $264,975 overall.

Three Free Spirits (Verglas (IRE) - Jazan (IRE) by Danehill) was purchased for $4,880 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Jazan, who was placed at 2. Jazan has produced 2 winners, including Lexi's Boy, a full brother to Three Free Spirits. Jazan is a half sister to 4 winners.

Leitir Mor (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Christinas Letter (IRE) by Galileo (IRE)) is the second foal out of the unraced mare Christinas Letter. Christinas Letter is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Whip Rule, and group III winner Roches Cross.

Three-Year-Old Results

Stakes Result

Castaway (colt; Street Sense - Priceless Storm by Storm Cat) acted up in the gate, was on the pace early, but faded to 9th, and Skyring (colt; English Channel - Violet Lady by Seattle Slew) made a bit of a move, and then flattened out and finished 8th in the 1 1/16 mile Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III). The winner was 70-1 All Squared Away (Bellamy Road - Squared by Posse) who pulled away late. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Coolmore Lexington here.

Other Three-Year-Old Results

Holy Invader (colt; Invasor (ARG) - Mariisima (PAN) by Jed Forest) stalked the pacesetter, and then pulled away to win race 7 at Parx Racing, mile and 70 yard Starter Allowance, by 2 3/4 lengths. Holy Invader has now won three in a row, while earning $69,125. Watch the Replay.

Bobby Boucher (colt; Corinthian - Vicki Vallencourt by Regal Classic) came from off the pace, and got up to win by a neck in race 1 at Woodbine, a 7 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $16,000). Power Ballad (Corinthian - Bandstand by Deputy Minister) finished 5th. Watch the Replay.

The Brain (colt; Street Sense - Good Student (ARG) by Louis Quatorze) fought hard in his debut in Race 6 at Santa Anita, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight, but couldn't hold off heavy favorite Designer (Malibu Moon - Morner by Broken Vow). Watch the Replay.

Seanchai (English Channel - Street Scene (IRE) by Zafonic) finished 4th in race 5 at Keeneland, a 1 1/8 mile Allowance Race on the firm turf. Left a Message (Mr. Greeley - Chief Secretary by Deputy Minister) came from off the pace for the win. Ravin's Rich Girl (filly; Corinthian - Betz Brush by Broad Brush) was scratched. Watch the Replay.

Street Fleet (filly; Street Sense - Fleet Felicity by A.P. Indy) was favored in race 12 at Calder, a Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $40,000) scheduled for 5 furlongs on the turf, but run on the sloppy main track, but finished 4th. Cash Belongings (Belong to Me - Ayanka by Jade Hunter) rallied for the win. Watch the Replay.

This Ones for Jodi (filly; Street Sense - Stoic by Forestry) was up close early in in race 2 at Keeneland, a 6 furlong Claiming Race, but tired and finished 7th. The winner was Don'tgetmadalexis (Don't Get Mad - Vibrant by Vicar). Watch the Replay.

Prettygood and You (filly; Corinthain - Ketchmewhereyoucan by Distorted Humor) finished 8th in race 3 at Keeneland, a 6.5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $50,000). Brilliant Autumn (Yes It's True - Mimi's Tizzy by Cee's Tizzy) stalked the early pace, and then pulled away to win by 4 1/4 lengths.  Watch the Replay.

Buccella (filly; Corinthian - Western Tempest by Gone West) finished third in race 4 at Penn National, a 6 furlong Claiming Race, but was placed second after the disqualification of Youwontseeme (Pulpit - Three of a Kind by Carson City), who finished first and was placed 4th. The official winner was Maples Way (Ecclesiastic - Maple by Exploit). Watch the Replay.

Three-Year-Old Entries

R Next Gem (filly; English Channel - Jewels N Gems by Acceptable) is the 7-5 favorite for race 4 at Tampa Bay Downs, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $8,000). Post time is 2:17 PM ET. R Next Gem has 2 seconds in 5 starts. Most recently, she was 7th in a 5.5 furlong race at Calder on April 9. R Next Gem is the second foal out of stakes winner Jewels N Gems, who earned $274,100. Jewels N Gems' first foal is stakes-placed R Bling. Jewels N Gems is a half sister to 2 winners.

Billy O (colt; Corinthian - Zada Rae by Unbridled's Song) runs in race 6 at Parx Racing, a 5.5 furlong Claiming Race. Post time is 2:31 PM ET. Billy O has 2 wins in 6 starts. He was a winner last time out in a 6 furlong Claiming Race at Parx on March 18. Since then, he worked 4 furlongs in :50.00 at Parx on April 14. Billy O is out of the placed mare Zada Rae, who has produced 4 winners from 4 to run. Zada Rae is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Seven Four Seven, grade II winner Debutant's Halo, and grade III winner Michael's Star.   

Jack Seabrook (gelding; Hard Spun - Fontal (ARG) by Southern Halo) makes start number three in race 4 at Pimlico, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $12,500). Post time is 2:46 PM ET. Previously, Jack Seabrook finished 7th at 5.5 furlongs at Laurel on March 22, and 6th at a mile and a sixteenth at Pimlico on April 7. He was purchased for $100,000 as a yearling, and is out of Fontal, a group III winner in Argentina, who was a stakes winner in the United States, and earned $236,851 in her career. She has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner Fond, who earned $113,661. Fontal is a full sister to 2 winners, including group I winner First One, and a half sister to 2 winners. 

Chestnut Moon (filly; Corinthian - Dance Special by Theatrical (IRE)) faces 5 in race 1 at Santa Anita, a Maiden Special Weight at a mile on the turf. Post time is 3:30 PM ET. Chestnut has run three times without placing, most recently finishing 6th in a mile and an eighth turf race at Santa Anita on March 11. She last worked on April 15, going 4 furlongs in :47.80 at Santa Anita. 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.

Strait of Dover (colt; English Channel - Bahrain Star by Danzig) makes his 2012 debut in race 9 at Woodbine, a 7 furlong Allowance Race. Post time is 5:08 PM ET. Last year, Strait of Dover ran four times, with one win and 1 third, both at Woodbine. He has been preparing for his return at Woodbine, including 5 furlongs in 1:01.40 on April 16.

Miss Corinthian (filly; Corinthian - Miss General by Posse) goes in race 4 at Golden Gate Fields, a 6 furlong Starter Allowance. Post time is 5:19 PM ET. Miss Corinthian has 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 4 thirds, in 9 starts. Last time out, she was 2nd in a 6 furlong Starter Allowance Race at Golden Gate on April 1. She's worked a couple of times at Golden Gate since then, including 5 furlongs in 1:03.80 on April 17. Miss Corinthian sold for $5,000 as a weanling, and is the first foal out of the placed mare Miss General. Miss General is a half sister to stakes winner Stormin Away, who earned $412,361.

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Concrats to HenrytheNavigator i=on his filly's first out win ! I spent this colt rainiy day watching workoug videos from the OBS sale that starts tomorrow. They have quite a few entries sired by our Maiden Watch stallions. There are some by first crop stallions who were in the running but did not make the watch list. The first one That got my attention was hip #121 a light bay Filly by Showing Up out of Appealing Ms Sword worked 1/8th in 10.1. He had another filly in the sale but she has been withdrawn. The Green Monkey has two entries in the sale, a chestnut colt out of Dandy Dulce, and a bay filly out of Pretty Ready. They each worked a furlong in 10.2 and 10 flat respectively. I counted 18 Midnight Lutes, 9 Big Browns, 4 Curlins, 3 HenrytheNavigators (there were 4 but one colt was withdrawn) and the aforementioned Green Monkeys. The Dandy Dulce colt has a very high reaching action, much like The Pamplemousse. Probably not a good thing, Although Gemologist has a funny stride too and he is not doing so badly.

22 Apr 2012 7:33 PM

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