Prohibiting the First Lute

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New Workers

Brown Almighty (colt; Big Brown - Gone Goodbye by Gone for Real) worked 3 furlongs in :36.00 at Arlington Park. He sold for $50,000 as a weanling, and for $22,000 at 2, and is the second foal out of stakes-placed Gone Goodbye, who earned $133,079. Gone Goodbye did not run at 2, but was a debut winner at 3. Her first foal, Shea Goodbye, was a winner at 2. Gone Goodbye is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to one winner.

Reaching Out (colt; Big Brown - Touch too Much by Holy Bull) worked 3 furlongs in :39.85 at Aqueduct. Reaching Out is the first foal out of the placed mare Touch too Much, who is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade III winner Comedero, who has earned $675,814.

Midnight Mazel (colt; Midnight Lute - Dothetwist by Distorted Humor) worked 2 furlongs at Arlington Park in :24.00. He sold for $55,000 at 2, and is the first foal out of the placed mare Dothetwist. Dothetwist is a half sister to stakes winner Close to the Edge.

Midnight Rider (filly; Midnight Lute - Ma Kitty by Meadowlake) worked at Vinery Stable, 3 furlongs in :38.60. She was purchased for $140,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Ma Kitty, who earned $159,644. Ma Kitty has produced 2 winners, and is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Miss Dominique, and grade II winner Sagasious.

Returning Workers

Get Me a Cocktail (filly; Big Brown - Impressive Attire by Seeking the Gold) went 3 furlongs in :38.60 at Arlington Park.

Warship (colt; Henrythenavigator - Well Done My Love (GER) by Dashing Blade (GB)) went 3 furlongs in :37.50 at Crupi's New Castle Farm.

Mylute (colt; Midnight Lute - Stage Stop by Valid Expectations) worked 4 furlongs in :48.40 at Churchill Downs. This was Mylute's 9th official work.

Poker of Eight (filly; Midnight Lute - Klepto Cat by Cat Thief) went 3 furlongs in :37.40 at Calder.

Wabbajack (colt; Midnight Lute - Fast and Early by Carson City) worked at Belmont Park, 3 furlongs in :37.89.

May 12 Result

Aberfoyle Mill Runs Away from the Lion

Almost an Angel (Artie Schiller - Earthly Angel by Crafty Prospector) was scratched, and her remaining entrymate Justcallmemoni (Exchange Rate - Ever Lasting by General Assembly) was made the favorite. However, Aberfoyle Mill (Street Boss - Kafaf by Zilzal) and Rutherford Rd (First Samurai - A Touch of Glory by Golden Gear) also received plenty of attention. I was liking Rutherford Rd at first look. Caught Lion (Lion Heart - Pops Has Money by Thunder Gulch) looked ready for action. Aberfoyle Mill was loaded sans jockey. Rutherford Rd broke awkwardly, Aberfoyle had no such problems, clearing the field by several lengths. She then bounded away to lead by more than 6, as Caught Lion and Justcallmemoni took up the chase. Aberfoyle Mill was getting tired late, but she had too great of a lead, and won by 2 3/4 lengths. Caught Lion kept plugging away to take 2nd by the same margin over Justcallmemoni. No Finesse (Johannesburg - Music Is My Name by Thunder Gulch), Shi Shi Foo Foo (First Defence - Peggotty by David Copperfield), and Rutherford Rd completed the line-up. Aberfoyle Mill is the first North American winner for Street Boss, and his second winner overall. Watch the Replay.

May 12, 2012
Woodbine Race 1

Maiden Special Weight

Aberfoyle Mill
$6.40
$4.00
$2.60
Caught Lion  
$8.70
$3.50
Justcallmemoni


$2.30

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May 13 Entry

Prohibiting the First Lute

May 13, 2012
Hastings Racecourse Race 2

Maiden Optional Claiming
3.5 furlongs
2-year-olds
Post Time 5:20 PM ET

P Horse
1. Willamette (BC)
2. Lady Henrietta (KY)
3. Poogie (NY)
4. Lazaria Lass (KY)
5. Bridge Jumper (BC)
6. Prohibiting (KY)
7. Pineapple (KY)
8. Bluegrass Man (KY)

All eight in this 3.5 furlong race at Hastings are unraced, 2 geldings (including Prohibing), 1 colt, and 5 fillies. The only one in the for the $30,000 Claiming tag is Poogie.

Prohibiting (Midnight Lute - Blazing Cat by Tabasco Cat) is the first entrant for Midnight Lute. He has been working at Hastings for a couple of months, including 4 furlongs in :49.80 on May 6. Prohibiting was purchased for $30,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Blazing Cat. Blazing Cat has produced 3 winners from 4 to run, including stakes-placed Catty Buddha, and Monastir, who has earned $151,709. Blazing Cat is a half sister to 5 winners. Grade I winner Midnight Lute won his only race at 2, and earned $2,690,600 in his career. His wins included the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) twice, the Forego (gr. I), and the Perryville (gr. III). He was named Champion Sprinter for 2007.

The other gelding in the race is Bridge Jumper (Storm Victory - Never Late Early by Pyramid Peak), who sold for $10,577 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Never Late Early. Never Late Early has produced 2 winners from 2 to run, including a full sister to Bridge Jumper, who was a debut winner at 2.

The only colt in the race is Bluegrass Man (Bluegrass Cat - Coya by Deputy Minister), who was purchased for $25,000 as a yearling, and for $45,000 at 2. He is the second foal out of stakes winner Coya. Coya is a full sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Capac, and a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Return to Paradise.

The fillies are led by Willamette (Rosberg - Napa by Feu d'Enfer), who is the first runner for freshman sire Rosberg (A. P. Indy). Grade III winner Rosberg was a winner at 2, and earned $248,060 in his career, including the Premier's Stakes (CAN-III). Willamette is the first foal out of stakes winner Napa, who was a debut winner at 2, and earned $143,816 overall. Napa is a half sister to one winner, and a full sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Jay Ar Jay.

Lady Henrietta (Forest Danger - Condeleezza S. by Alydeed) was purchased for $8,500 as a yearling, and is a half sister to the winner Citizen Z Z. Condeleezza S., dam of Lady Henrietta, is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Sort It Out, who earned $312,318.

Poogie (Western Expression - Cruisewear by Hold That Tiger) was sold for $1,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of Cruisewear, who was placed at 2. Cruisewear is a half sister to 6 winners, including grade III winner Ruby Rubles, who earned $475,547. Three of her siblings are by Western Expression, sire of Poogie.

Lazaria Lass (Eddington - Langara Lass by Langfuhr) is the first foal out of stakes winner Langara Lass, who won 3 stakes as a 2-year-old, and earned $190,418 overall. Langara Lass is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Overact.

Pineapple (Forestry - Ms Louisett by Siphon (BRZ)) is out of Ms Louisett, who was grade I stakes-placed at 2, and earned $132,163 overall. Ms Louisett has produced 5 winners from 5 to run, including stakes-placed Surmount. Two of her offspring won at 2, including Surmount, who was a debut winner that season. Ms Louisett is a half sister to 8 winners, including grade II winner Sum Runner, who earned $234,193.

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Greg R

Been waiting and wondering about Midnight Lute offspring.  Midnight Lute is my off-the-beaten-path dream pick for a mating with Zenyatta.  

Consider:  ML is a horse with the size, conformation and pedigree of a horse who should have been able to excel at longer distances of ground, but his epiglottal problem made breathing labored and forced Baffert to keep him at shorter distances.  He was so spectacular as a sprinter that they kept him sprinting, even after his throat surgery, but if I'm remembering any of this right, Baffert believed ML was as brilliantly talented a horse as he had ever trained and COULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING.  Meanwhile, he had the speed and versatility to win the BC Sprint on two totally different surfaces and possessed the most astonishing main-track closing kick I have ever seen.

Combine his similarity to Zen. in body type, his stamina influences including Real Quiet, his stretch run that was at least as electric as hers and his surreal, natural speed with Zenyatta's qualities  and you will get fireworks.

14 May 2012 12:55 AM

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