News and Notes
Get Me a Cocktail (Big Brown - Impressive Attire by Seeking the Gold) was scratched from the 9th at Arlington Park. The winner was Distant Mesa (Battle Star - Ms. Kinsey by Classified Facts), who took the lead from the start and never looked back, winning by 9 3/4 lengths. Watch the Replay.
Into Mischief picked up his first winner when Avalon Rose (filly; Into Mischief - Unsaid by Unbridled's Song) won the first race at River Downs on July 5, a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight. It was her second start, as she finished 8th at 5.5 furlongs at Churchill Downs on June 7. Watch the Replay. Read more about Avalon Rose here.
July 5 Result
Carried Over Malice
I missed the prelims on this one because of a meeting. The track was fast, and only AE entrant Honorable Dillon (Tapit - Shy Greeting (ARG) by Shy Tom) was left on the sidelines. Horsepower (Bernardini - Moroccan Rose by Carson City) was favored by a tick over Palace Malice (Curlin - Palace Rumor by Royal Anthem). Carried Interest (Henny Hughes - Missamerica Bertie by Quiet American) was also well-respected. There was a bit of restless in the gate before the start. Coolusive (Elusive Quality - Ice Cool Kitty by Tomorrows Cat) and Boss Man Rocket (War Front - Henna by Horse Chestnut (SAF)) were off slowly. Sayaad (Street Sense - Time for a Crown by Time for a Change) and Carried Interest went for the lead. The next pair was Translation (Street Sense - Beduin Eyes by Seattle Slew) and Palace Malice. Carried Interest shook free from Sayaad as they came out of the turn, but Palace Malice and Horsepower were after him. Palace Malice tried to the end, but couldn't quite catch up with Carried Interest, who was 1/2 length in front at the wire. However, Palace Malice was 6 3/4 lengths in front of Horsepower, who took third. Making up some ground after his poor start was Coolusive, who claimed fourth. Nice debut for Palace Malice, who likely will be odds on next time out. Watch the Replay.
July 5, 2012
Belmont Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
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July 6 Entry
Copper Beeches on the Grass
July 6, 2012
Belmont Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
6 furlongs inner turf
Post Time: 5:32 PM ET HRTV/TVG
||Kitten's Gift (KY)
||Bye Bye Bernie (KY)
||Redwood Kitten (IL)
||Arkle Park (KY)
||Copper Beeches (KY)
||Bernie the Jet (KY)
||Lemon Drop Dream (KY)
||Special Skills (KY)
||Secret Soul (FL)
Copper Beeches (Big Brown - York Woods by Mining) makes his first start Friday in race 6 at Belmont Park, scheduled for 6 furlongs on the turf. He has been working at Saratoga, including 4 furlongs in :48.39 on the turf training track on June 22. However, his most recent work was on the dirt, where he went 4 furlongs from the gate in :50.33 on June 30. Copper Beeches was purchased for $100,000 as a yearling, and is out of York Woods, who was a debut winner at 2. York Woods is the dam of 10 winners, including grade II turf winner Middlesex Drive, who earned $746,819, and was a winner at 2. Three of York Woods' offspring won on the turf. York Woods is a half sister to 4 winners, including group II stakes-placed Dispersaria. Big Brown's 4 runners have each run once, recording 2 wins, 1 third, and earnings of $39,200 (earnings from Russia incomplete). Big Brown himself was a debut winner at 2 on the turf.
Kitten's Gift (Kitten's Joy - Philanthropy Lady by Desert Style (IRE)) finished 2nd, just a nose behind the winner, in her only start, a 5.5 furlong contest over firm turf at Colonial Downs on June 7. It was more than 7 lengths back to the third-place horse. Kitten's Gift is out of Philanthropy Lady, who was a winner at 2. Philanthropy Lady has produced turf winner Kildare Kitten, and is a half sister to 2 winners.
Another veteran of one turf start is Bye Bye Bernie (Bernstein - Eternal Grace by Gilded Time), who finished 3rd at 6 furlongs on good turf at Belmont Park on May 24. He closed late in that race. Bye Bye Bernie is the second foal out of Eternal Grace, a debut winner at 2, who was also stakes-placed that year. Eternal Grace's first foal is the winner Smoldering Beauty. Eternal Grace is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Mr Muffin Man.
Redwood Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Chianti Red by Woodman), who is part of an entry with Kitten's Gift, made his only start on the Polytrack at Arlington Park, finishing second, a neck behind the winner, at 4.5 furlongs on May 27. He was favored in that race. Redwood Kitten is a full brother to 3 winners, including turf stakes winners Lisa's Kitten and Artemus Kitten. All three of his siblings won on the turf, and two won on the turf at 2. Chianti Red, dam of Redwood Kitten, is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Port Eighty.
The others are unraced, including Arkle Park (Divine Park - Starlicious by Cape Town) and Sarjinsky (Raven's Pass - Dinka Raja by Woodman), who are both by first-year sires. Arkle Park is by Divine Park, whose 5 runners have made 8 total starts, recording 2 seconds, and earnings of $23,165. Arkle Park was purchased for $37,000 as a weanling, and for $85,000 as a yearling. He is the first foal out of the turf-winning mare Starlicious. Starlicious is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Really Crafty, who was stakes-placed on the turf. Irish-bred Sarjinsky is by Raven's Pass, whose 7 runners have made 8 combined starts, recording 2 wins, 1 second, 2 thirds, and earnings of $21,852. Sarjinsky was purchased for $90,000 as a yearling, and is out of the turf-winning mare Dinka Raja. Dinka Raja has produced 5 winners, including group I turf winner Carry On Katie, who earned $259,833. Three of her offspring won on the turf at 2, and 2 were debut winners that season on the turf. Dinka Raja is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners.
Selling for $160,000 as a yearling was Pallasus (Tapit - Midday Runner by Real Quiet), who is a half brother to 4 winners. One of his siblings won at 2. Midday Runner, dam of Pallasus, is a half sister to grade I winner Ten Most Wanted, who earned $1,718,460.
Special Skills (Bernstein - Kentucky Whisper by Southern Halo) was purchased for $140,000 as a yearling, and for $200,000 at 2. He is a half brother to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Economic Swoon, and turf stakes winner Love to Tell, who earned $310,204. Two of his siblings won on the turf, and one was as debut winner at 2. Kentucky Whisper, dam of Special Skills, is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Setareh.
Gladhander (Congrats - K. D.'s Shady Lady by Maria's Mon) sold for $67,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade III stakes-placed K. D.'s Shady Lady, who was stakes-placed on the turf. K. D.'s Shady Lady was a winner at 2, and has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, including turf stakes winner Forestry Steel, and Lady of Fifty, a stakes winner on Tapeta. All three of her winning offspring were debut winners at 2, and 2 were debut winners on the turf that year. K. D.'s Shady Lady is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Get Even Stephen.
Secret Soul (Perfect Soul (IRE) - Cherokee's Disco by Cherokee Run) brought $21,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of stakes winner Cherokee's Disco, a debut winner at 2, who was also a winner on the turf. Cherokee's Disco has produced turf winner Perfect Cherokee, a full brother to Secret Soul.
Bernie the Jet (Bernstein - Amaretta by Woodman) is out of grade III turf stakes-placed Amaretta, who was a winner in her turf debut at 2. Amaretta is the dam of 3 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Bourbonstreetgirl, who was grade III stakes-placed on the turf. Two of Amaretta's offspring won on the turf, including Bourbonstreetgirl, who was a debut winner on the turf at 2. Amaretta is a full sister to turf winner Hishi Shine, and a half sister to 4 winners, including group II turf winner Patroclus.
Lemon Drop Dream (Lemon Drop Kid - Dreamlike by Storm Cat) is a full brother to Barents, a winner over jumps on the turf; and a half brother to 4 winners, including grade III turf winner Denomination, and grade II winner Woke Up Dreamin. Both Woke Up Dreamin and Denomination won at 2, and Denomination was a winner on the turf at 2. Dreamlike, dam of Lemon Drop Dream, is a full sister to turf winner Flawlessness. Their dam is grade I turf winner Flawlessly, who was champion grass mare for 1992 and 1993.
Qeyaas (Haafhd (GB) - Shawahid by A.P. Indy) is out of the unraced mare Shawahid, who is a half sister to 6 winners, including turf stakes winner Rumoush, group III turf winner Mawatheeq, and group I turf winner Ghanaati, who earned $720,406.
Also unraced is MTO entrant Smoke Town (Smoke Glacken - Early Mass by Pleasant Tap), who sold for $100,000 as a yearling. He is a half brother to 2 winners, including grade II winner Redeemed, who has earned $712,140 through 2012. Early Mass, dam of Smoke Town, is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winners The Texas Tunnel and Kris's Prayer.
July 5, 2012
At Woodbine, Archer Hill (colt; Big Brown - La Femme Galante by Grand Slam) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.00.
Big Sam (colt; Big Brown - Sashay Away by Farma Way) worked at Saratoga, 3 furlongs in :39.84.
Brown Almighty (colt; Big Brown - Gone Goodbye by Gone for Real) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.00 at Arlington Park.
At Crupi's New Castle Farm, Pass the Hat (colt; Big Brown - Procellous by Smarty Jones) went 3 furlongs in :38.80.
Current Event (filly; Curlin - Grand Merger by A.P. Indy) went 4 furlongs in :49.34 at Belmont Park.
At Ellis Park, Blue Violet (filly; Curlin - Gasia by Silver Deputy) went 3 furlongs in :35.80. It was the fastest of 6 works at the distance.
At Santa Anita, Moulin de Mougin (filly; Curlin - Cambiocorsa by Avenue of Flags) went 4 furlongs in :49.00.
Raise Up (filly; Henrythenavigator - Ticker Tape (GB) by Royal Applause (GB)) worked 2 furlongs in :27.80 at Adena Springs.
Midnight Lark (filly; Midnight Lute - Sugar Run by Meadowlake) worked at Belmont Park, 3 furlongs in :37.67.