July 12 Result
Funfair On the Turf
Saponetta Bobo (Shaniko - Private Prom Party by Private Terms) was scratched, along with the MTOs Lenderoflastresort (Yes It's True - Pashmina by Pentelicus) and Ruby Lips (Hard Spun - Its a Ruby by Rubiano). Priscilla Marie (Bustin Stones - Hay Jude by Wavering Monarch), the only filly with previous experience, was favored, but 5 horses went off at less than 5-1, including High N Far (Giant's Causeway - Take the Ribbon by Chester House), Funfair (More Than Ready - Fleuron by Distant View), Colorful Image (Ready's Image - Colorama by Giant's Causeway), and Giant Cats Eye (Giant's Causeway - Unreal Cat by Unreal Zeal). The latter filly was reluctant to load. Priscilla Marie and Funfair went for the lead at the break, and were soon several lengths in front of the others. High N Far and Colorful Image were the nearest pursuers. Priscilla Marie and Funfair continued to race as a team. But as they entered the stretch, Funfair began to pull away. She went on to post a 3 1/2 length victory. Priscilla Marie was secure in second over Colorful Image. High N Far was fourth, followed by Giant Cats Eye, Bebes Passion (Utopia (JPN) - Nueva Turista by Tour d'Or), Seven Dreams (Majestic Warrior - Seventh Choice by El Prado (IRE)), and Lady Jarlyn (Imperialism - Saralina Jo by Executive Order). Watch the Replay.
July 12, 2012
Belmont Park Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
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July 13 Entry
Afonso de Sousa is a Contributer Day In Day Out
July 13, 2012
Newmarket Race 5
Weatherbys E.B.F. Maiden Stakes
Post Time: 10:35 AM
||Afonso de Sousa (KY)
||Congaree Warrior (GB)
||Country Western (GB)
||Day In Day Out (GB)
||No Jet Lag (KY)
||Royal Caper (GB)
||Star of Missouri (GB)
Afonso de Sousa (Henrythenavigator - Mien by Nureyev) makes his second start, running 7 furlongs at Newmarket. He has drawn the number one post. The rains have been coming quite regularly to England, but reports are that the ground will remain soft for Newmarket on Friday. However, with the ground this soft, there is a good possibility that some of the 20 entries will be scratched. Afonso de Sousa finished 3rd in his first race, a 6 furlong maiden contest at the Curragh on June 30 run over soft ground. He was a $300,000 yearling, and is out of the winning mare Mien. Mien has produced 5 winners from 6 to run, including grade I winner Big Brown. Big Brown won his only start at 2, and earned $3,614,500 overall, including wins the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Haskell Invitational (gr. I), and Florida Derby (gr. I). Mien is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Queen of the Creek, who earned $168,262.
Khudoua (Nayef - Danehill Dreamer by Danehill) and Royal Caper (Royal Applause - Ukraine (IRE) by Cape Cross (IRE)) finished 9th and 14th in a 7 furlong race over good to firm ground at Newmarket on June 30. It was the first and only start for both. Khudoua was purchased for $115,153 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the unraced mare Danehill Dreamer. Danehill Dreamer is a half sister to 8 winners, including group I winners Compton Admiral and Summoner, who earned $390,620. Royal Caper sold for $81,318 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the unraced mare Ukraine. Ukraine is a half sister to 4 winners, including group II winner Greenlander, who earned $113,695.
The only other entrant with experience is Requested (Dubawi (IRE) - Dream Quest (GB) by Rainbow Quest), who was third in his only start, a 6 furlong contest run over good to firm grass on June 1 at Haydock. He was a $178,898 purchase as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Dream Quest. Dream Quest has produced 4 winners. She is a half sister to 3 winners, including group III winner Struggler; and a full sister to group II winner Baroon, who earned $223,604.
Dundonnell (First Defence - Family by Danzig) is by freshman sire First Defence, whose 4 runners have made 6 total starts, recording 1 third, and earnings of $13,296. Dundonnell is out of the unraced mare Family. Family is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Euphonic, and a full sister to 7 winners, including grade III winners Gombeen and Shibboleth, grade II winner Eagle Eyed, and group I winner Danehill, who earned $321,064.
Top seller in the race is Improvisation (Teofilo (IRE) - Dance Troupe (GB) by Rainbow Quest), who sold for $325,269 as a yearling. He is out of the placed mare Dance Troupe, who is the dam of group III winner Puncher Clynch. Puncher Clynch won 2 races at 2, and has earned $112,218. Dance Troupe is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Self Defense, who earned $483,419.
Selling for $322,461 as a 2-year-old was Gravitational (Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Flower of Kent by Diesis (GB)), who is the second foal out of the winning mare Flower of Kent. Flower of Kent was a debut winner at 2, and is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Imperial Pippin.
Contributer (High Chaparral (IRE) - Serisia (FR) by Exit to Nowhere) was purchased for $310,518 at 2, and is out of group III winner Serisia. Serisia did not run at 2, but was a debut winner at 3. She has produced 2 winners, Sarsia, a winner at 2, and Pivon, who earned $152,979. Serisia is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Sandbox.
Ghurair (Elusive Quality - Alta Moda (GB) by Sadler's Wells) sold for $292,743 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the unraced mare Alta Moda. Alta Moda is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Alvarita and group II stakes-placed Albion.
Elhaame (Acclamation (GB) - Gold Hush by Seeking the Gold) was purchased for $263,206 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the winning mare Gold Hush, who was placed at 2. Gold Hush is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Menokee.
Grilletto (Exchange Rate - Casuarina by Menifee) was purchased for $110,000 as a weanling, for $120,000 as a yearling, and for $160,037 at 2. He is out of the winning mare Casuarina, who earned $110,923. Casuarina has produced the winner Traverse, and is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Shes Got the Facts, and grade III winner Fancy Freda.
Progenitor (Mujadil - Bradamante (GB) by Sadler's Wells) sold for $81,318 as a yearling, and is out of Bradamante, who was 1 for 1 at 2. Bradamante is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Galactic Star, who earned $184,950.
Mirsaale (Sir Percy (GB) - String Quartet (IRE) by Sadler's Wells) sold for $81,102 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner String Quartet. String Quartet has produced 5 winners from 5 to run, including group II stakes-placed Shahin, and group II winner Meeznah, who earned $217,587. Shahin was a winner at 2. String Quartet is a half sister to 2 winners, and a full sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Casey Tibbs, who earned $326,872.
Day In Day Out (Notnowcato (GB) - Cockatrice (GB) by Petong (GB)) sold for $43,085 as a weanling, and for $50,997 as a yearling. He is a half brother to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Coffee Tea Or Me, and stakes winner Cocktail. Cocktail was a debut winner at 2, and earned $175,753 overall. Cockatrice, dam of Day In Day Out, is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winners Grantley Adams and Dubai's Touch, who earned $264,527.
Congaree Warrior (Congaree - Peace And Love (IRE) by Fantastic Light) was purchased for $49,071 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of Peace And Love, who was a winner at 2. Peace And Love is a half sister to 2 winners, including Mpenzi, who earned $131,190.
Abraq (Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Nordhock by Luhuck) is the first foal out of Nordhock, who was a winner at 2. Nordhock is a half sister to 4 winners, including grade III winner Genuine Devotion, and group I winner Mastercraftsman, who earned $1,732,441. Mastercraftsman is by Danehill Dancer, sire of Abraq.
Country Western (Oasis Dream (GB) - Musical Horizon by Distant View) is a half brother to the winner Musical Valley, who was a winner at 2. Musical Horizon, dam of Country Western, is a half sister to 2 winners, including group III stakes-placed New Orchid, and a full sister to group I winner Distant Music, who earned $518,921.
Evangelist (Oasis Dream (GB) - Hi Calypso (IRE) by In the Wings (GB)) is the first foal out of group II winner Hi Calypso, a winner at 2, who earned $220,715 overall. Hi Calypso is a half sister to 5 winners, including group III stakes-placed Warringah, who earned $153,441.
No Jet Lag (Johar - Desert Sky (IRE) by Green Desert) is out of Desert Sky, who won 3 races at 2, including the Silver Flash Stakes. Desert Sky earned $130,952 in her career, and has produced group III stakes-placed Optari. Desert Sky is a half sister to 2 winners, and a full sister to stakes-placed Moonis, who earned $110,536.
Star of Missouri (Namid (GB) - Missouri (GB) by Charnwood Forest (IRE)) is out of the winning mare Missouri, who has produced 5 winners from 5 to run. Three of Missouri's offspring won at 2. Missouri is a half sister to 6 winners.
July 12, 2012
Working from the gate at Woodbine was Archer Hill (colt; Big Brown - La Femme Galante by Grand Slam), who went 2 furlongs in :24.60.
Big Sam (colt; Big Brown - Sashay Away by Farma Way) went 3 furlongs in :38.96 at Saratoga.
Lovely Daughter (filly; Big Brown - Bobbie Use by Not For Love) worked at Golden Gate Fields, 5 furlongs in 1:02.80.
Another Flashback (filly; Curlin - Flashy by Wild Again) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.80 at Golden Gate.
At Ellis Park, Blue Violet (filly; Curlin - Gasia by Silver Deputy) went 4 furlongs in :50.00.
Midnight Rider (filly; Midnight Lute - Ma Kitty by Meadowlake) worked at Saratoga, 4 furlongs in :51.88.