July 14 Results
Prohibiting (gelding; Midnight Lute - Blazing Cat by Tabasco Cat) finished third in the 6 furlong New Westminster Stakes at Hastings behind Bridge Jumper (Storm Victory - Never Late Early by Pyramid Peak), who was the overwhelming favorite. Prohibiting, who was the first runner, and the first winner for Midnight Lute, is now his first stakes performer. Watch the Replay.
There were no scratches, and the turf was firm. Examen (Giant's Causeway - Surf N Sand by Boston Harbor) was favored by a couple of ticks over Telitlikitiscoach (Artie Schiller - Griselle by Flying Continental), and Brown Almighty (Big Brown - Gone Goodbye by Gone for Real) was respected at 9-2. Wild Slew (Doneraile Court - Sunnie Wild by Wild Zone) was a little wild. Favorite Examen looked nice, but Brown Almight also made a favorable impression. He certainly is one for chrome lovers. Telitlikitiscoach looked ready to go. Wild Slew got a saddle adjustment just before the load. The load was pretty smooth, Brown Almighty got a little nudge in the gate. Wild Slew and Ruler of Love (Peace Rules - Lovmeaton by Wheaton) went for the lead. Brown Almighty was up with these two at first, but then dropped back to third. Wild Slew continued to lead Ruler of Love and Brown Almighty, as Telitlikitiscoach began to get involved. Ruler of Love took a short lead, but Telitlikitiscoach and Brown Almighty were both coming. Telitlikitiscoach came on the outside, and seemed to have the advantage. But, Brown Almighty came through between horses and pulled away for a 1 3/4 length win. Telitlikitiscoach was clear in second, and Ruler of Love held third. Brown Almighty is the third winner for Big Brown. Watch the Replay.
July 14, 2012
Arlington Park Race 2
Maiden Special Weight
|Ruler of Love
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July 15 Entry
There are no Maiden Watch horses running on Sunday, July 15, so I previewed a race at Ellis Park for 2-year-old fillies.
A Stormy Exchange for a Movin Empress on Madison Street
July 15, 2012
Ellis Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 4:10 PM ET HRTV
||Stormy Exchange (KY)
||Miss Squeal (KY)
||Madison Street (KY)
||Movin Empress (KY)
||Lucky Mary G. (KY)
||Inca Stone (KY)
||Ocean Park (KY)
Ocean Park (Divine Park - Ocean Sound by Pulpit) and Lucky Mary G. (Forestry - My Lucky Free by Mazel Trick) finished 2nd and 4th in a 4.5 furlong race at Churchill Downs on June 8. Ocean Park was the heavy favorite in that race Ocean Park has made two addtitional starts, finishing 4th on May 25, and on June 21. Both of those races were 5 furlongs at Churchill Downs. She is a half sister to 2 winners. Her dam, Ocean Sound, is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 5 winners, including group III stakes-placed Bicoastal. Ocean Park is by freshman sire Divine Park, whose 6 runners have made 11 total starts, recording 1 win, 2 seconds, and earnings of $30,845. Divine Park's first winner, Cmonbabylitemyfire, came on July 14 at Assiniboia Downs. Lucky Mary G. has one additional start, finishing 3rd in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race at Churchill Downs on June 24. She is the second foal out of stakes winner My Lucky Free, a winner at 2, who was also stakes-placed that season. My Lucky Free earned $260,883 in her career. Her first foal is the winner My Lucky Fortune, who was a winner at 2. My Lucky Free is a half sister to 2 winners.
The others are unraced, including Givmethreestepsmr (Magna Graduate - Twelve Steps by Cape Town) and Madison Street (Street Boss - Madi's Jul by Giant's Causeway), who are both by first-year sires. Givmethreestepsmr is by Magna Graduate, whose 7 runners have made 12 total starts, recording 3 wins, 1 second, and earnings of $109,115. His offspring including Blueeyesintherein, who won the Debutante Stakes (gr. III). Givmethreestepsmr is a half sister to the winner Derbydaygirl. Their dam, Twelve Steps, is a half sister to 5 winners. Street Boss, sire of Madison Street, has had 17 runners, which have made 26 combined starts, recording 4 wins, 4 seconds, 2 thirds, and earnings of $103,547. Madison Street was purchased for $6,500 as a weanling, and is a half sister to 2 winners, including one 2-year-old winner. Madi's Jul, dam of Madison Street, is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Meadow Dream, and grade II winner Forty One Carats, who earned $828,843. Forty One Carats holds the track record for 6 furlongs at Calder.
Movin Empress (Broken Vow - Treedom by Forestry) was purchased for $27,000 as a yearling, and is out of the placed mare Treedom. Treedom is a half sister to 2 winners.
Stormy Exchange (Exchange Rate - Hot Storm by Stormy Atlantic) is the second foal out of stakes winner Hot Storm, who won 2 races at 2, and earned $840,647 in her career. Hot Storm's first foal is the winner Hidinginplainsight, who was placed at 2. Hot Storm is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Unforgotten, who earned $609,038.
Moonwalk (Malibu Moon - Lucinda K by Red Ransom) is out of stakes-placed Lucinda K, who has produced 5 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Atswhatimtalknbout, who earned $209,120, and stakes winner Thatswhatimean, who was a debut winner at 2. Another offpring, stakes-placed Grade K, is a full brother to Moonwalk. Lucinda K is a half sister to 11 winners.
Miss Squeal (Smart Strike - Miss Kate by Storm Cat) is out of stakes-placed Miss Kate, a winner at 2, who earned $144,100 overall. Miss Kate has produced 4 winners, including stakes winners Katerbug and Raconteur, who has earned $161,133. Katerbug was a debut winner at 2. Miss Kate is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner A Diehl, grade II winner Dream Scheme, and grade I winner Clear Mandate, who earned $1,085,588.
Inca Stone (Birdstone - Queen Inca by Capote) is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed B G Queen Legacy. Two of her siblings won at 2, including one debut winner. Queen Inca, dam of Inca Stone, is a half sister to 7 winners, including grade I winner Catinca, who earned $864,775.
July 14, 2012
At Sagamore Farm, Always Curious (colt; Big Brown - D'Enough by D'Accord) went 4 furlongs in :51.40.
Bear's Payback (filly; Midnight Lute - Princess G by Cee's Tizzy) worked at Woodbine, 3 furlongs in :37.40.
Pass the Hat (colt; Big Brown - Procellous by Smarty Jones) worked 4 furlongs in :50.40 at Crupi's New Castle Farm.
Sassy Brunette (filly; Big Brown - Turkappeal by Turkoman) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.40 at Hollywood Park.
Flash Forward (filly; Curlin - Magical Flash by Miswaki) went 3 furlongs in :38.72 at Belmont Park.
At Belmont Park, Warship (colt; Henrythenavigator - Well Done My Love (GER) by Dashing Blade (GB)) went 4 furlongs in :51.87.
Irish Presence (filly; Midnight Lute - Proper Form by Deputy Minister) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.20 at Hollywood Park.
Midnight Ballet (filly; Midnight Lute - Buzz Song by Unbridled's Song) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 at Churchill Downs.
Midnight Lark (filly; Midnight Lute - Sugar Run by Meadowlake) worked 3 furlongs in :35.89 at Belmont Park.
Also at Churchill, Mylute (colt; Midnight Lute - Stage Stop by Valid Expectations) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.40.
Professor Midnight (colt; Midnight Lute - Prof. McGonagall by Storm Cat) went 4 furlongs in :48.08 at Belmont.
Shaikha (filly; Midnight Lute - Sally Slew by Slew City Slew) went 3 furlongs in :35.73 at Presque Isle Downs.
Solo for Lute (colt; Midnight Lute - Alozaina (IRE) by Perugino) worked at Hollywood Park, 3 furlongs in :36.40.
At Parx, Sunshine Lute (colt; Midnight Lute - Always Enchanting by Lightnin N Thunder) went 4 furlongs in :49.02.
Chongo Verdi (colt; The Green Monkey - Tiz Spanish by Tiznow) worked at Calder, 5 furlongs in 1:01.60.