Curlamorous is Victorious

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September 5 Result

Curlamorous is Victorious

It was raining and the track was wet fast. There were no scratches. Curlamorous (Curlin - Glamorous Lady by Kingdom of Spain) opened at 4-5. She drifted up a bit from there, but was still the clear choice at post time. She looked good in the prelims. Loco Sweet (Double Honor - Calling Angels by Phone Trick) looked ready for action. The start was decent, but Out to Flank You (Outflanker - Pie I'd by You and I) was pinched back shortly after the break. Loco Sweet went to the front with Shy Diva (Great Notion - Corning by El Prado (IRE)). Curlamorous was up with this pair early, but backed off the speed a bit. Shy Diva led the way, chased by Loco Sweet, as A Case of Gold Luc (Morluc - Gold Case Motel by Gold Case) took third. Out to Flank You made a big move on the outside, and Curlamorous was making up ground as well. It was she that made the most sustained rally, going by Shy Diva for a 2 length victory. Out to Flank You took third over a tiring Loco Sweet, followed by Bayside Misskitty (Lion Hearted - Silver Sequins by Unaccounted For), A Case of Gold Luc, and Wind Powered (Mizzen Mast - Dezba by War Chant). Curlamorous is the 7th winner for Curlin. Watch the Replay.

September 5, 2012
Delaware Park Race 3
Maiden Claiming ($20,000 - $15,000)

Curlamorous
$5.20
$4.00
$3.40
Shy Diva

$5.20
$4.20
Out to Flank You


$4.40

September 7 Entries

No MaidenWatch Entries for tomorrow, so I'll preview Friday's races and then not post another blog until Friday evening.

Truly Optimistic has an Exclusive Story on a River Ride

September 7, 2012
Calder Race 7
Maiden Claiming ($25,000)

5.5 furlongs
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 3:03 PM ET HRTV

PP Horse
1. Magic Melissa (FL)
2. Island Serenade (FL)
3. Aunt Anna (FL)
4. Silver Sashay (FL)
5. Truly Optimistic (FL)
6. River Ride (LA)
7. Exclusive Story (FL)
8. Flower Jak (FL)

Truly Optimistic (Midnight Lute - Ever Optimistic by Elusive Quality) makes her third start, after finishing 6th at 5 furlongs on July 1, and 5th at 7 furlongs on July 29. Those were both Maiden Special Weight races at Calder, so perhaps the drop in class will change her fortune. She has worked a couple of times since her last start, including 4 furlongs in :48.60 at Calder on August 18. Truly Optimistic was purchased for $30,000 as a yearling, and for $20,000 at 2. She is the first foal out of the unraced mare Ever Optimistic. Ever Optimistic is a half sister to 3 winners. Midnight Lute's 13 runners have made 24 total starts, recording 4 wins, 3 seconds, 3 thirds, and earnings of $134,920.

Flower Jak (With Distinction - Ghazidora by Ghazi) and River Ride (Sunriver - Meant to Be by Songandaprayer) finished 3rd and 5th in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $40,000) at Calder on August 9. It was the first and only start for both. Flower Jak was purchased for $7,500 as a weanling, and for $5,000 as a yearling. She is a half sister to 3 winners, including Le Bon Ton Roule, a winner at 2. Flower Jak's dam, Ghazidora, is a half sister to 4 winners. River Ride was purchased for $2,700 as a yearling, and is a half sister to the winner Miss Melody, who was a winner at 2. Meant to Be, dam of River Ride, is a half sister to 6 winners.

Magic Melissa (Simon Pure - Goodbye Beautiful by Goodbye Doeny) has run three times, finishing 7th at 4.5 furlongs on May 5, 2nd at 5 furlongs on June 28, and 4th at 5.5 furlongs on July 20. All three starts were at Calder. Magic Melissa was purchased for $5,000 as a weanling, and is the second foal out of stakes-placed Goodbye Beautiful, a winner at 2, who earned $132,244 in her career. Goodbye Beautiful's first foal is the winner Canwewin. Goodbye Beautiful is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winners Legs O'Neal, Voodoo Gold, and Sweet Ruston.

The remaining fillies are unraced, including Aunt Anna (Notional - Amoramente by Repriced), who is by freshman sire Notional. Notional's 6 runners have made 10 totals starts, recording 2 wins, 5 seconds, and earnings of $52,590. Aunt Anna was purchased for $20,000 at 2, and is out of stakes-placed Amoramente, who was placed at 2. Amoramente has produced 2 winners from 2 to run, including De Price, who has earned $170,599. Amoramente is a half sister to 7 winners.

Silver Sashay (Eurosilver - River of Faith by Bahri) sold for $27,000 at 2, and is a half sister to 3 winners. Two of her siblings won at 2. River of Faith, dam of Silver Sashay, is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Musaalem, and Atyeb, a group III winner in South Africa.

Exclusive Story (Exclusive Quality - Local Gossip by Horse Chestnut (SAF)) was a $15,000 purchase at 2, and is a half sister to the winner Distinctive Move. Distinctive Move did not run at 2, but was a debut winner at 3. Local Gossip, dam of Exclusive Story, is a half sister to one winner.

Island Serenade (Concerto - Island Royalty by Unzipped) is out of the winning mare Island Royalty, who won 2 races at 2, including her debut. Island Royalty is the dam of the winner Royal Sissy. Island Royalty is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Noble Nannie; and a full sister to 4 winners.

Evolutionary will Roll a Hard Ten for Satin Gold

September 7, 2012
Remington Park Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

6 furlongs
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 7:58 PM ET HRTV

PP Horse
1. Stiletto Girl (KY)
2. Hot Lap (KY)
3. Evolutionary (KY)
4. Roll a Hard Ten (KY)
5. Satin Gold (KY)
6. Tacita (KY)
7. Queenlike (KY)
8. Seeking Treasure (KY)

Evolutionary (Curlin - Gilded Wings by Gilded Times) makes her second start, after finishing a decent third at 5 furlongs on the Arlington Park Polytrack on June 13. This time, she'll try 6 furlongs on the dirt at Remington Park. She has a worked a couple of times at Remington, including 4 furlongs in :46.85 on August 31. That was the fastest of 49 works at the distance. Evolutionary is out of stakes-placed Gilded Wings, who won 2 races at 2, and earned $180,150 in her career. Gilded Wings has produced 4 winners from 5 to run, including stakes-placed Fairing, who was a winner at 2. Gilded Wings is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winners Sense of Duty and Winning Point, who earned $370,170. Curlin's 19 runners have made 27 starts, recording 8 wins, 5 seconds, 6 thirds, and earnings of $173,122.

Seeking Treasure (Run Away and Hide - My O'Trebor by Dynafomer) has run twice, finishing 3rd on July 20, and 2nd on August 2. Both starts were 5 furlongs at Prairie Meadows. She sold for $4,500 at the Keeneland Association January 2012 Horses of All Ages Sale, and is the first foal out of the unplaced mare My O'Trebor. My O'Trebor is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade III winner Love n' Kiss S., who earned $383,150. Seeking Treasure is by first-year sire Run Away and Hide, whose 18 runners have made 35 total starts, recording 7 wins, 4 seconds, 5 thirds, and earnings of $271,209.

The only other filly with experience is Satin Gold (English Channel - Bright Gold by Hold for Gold), who finished 4th in a 5.5 furlong race at Remington on August 18. She was purchased for $17,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Bright Gold, who earned $491,593. Bright Gold has produced 2 winners from 3 to run, including stakes-placed Lemon Hero. Bright Gold is a half sister to 2 winners.

Stiletto Girl (Smarty Jones - Kanerrerr by Danzig) was purchased for $17,000 as a yearling, and is out of the unraced mare Kanerrerr. Kanerrerr has produced 4 winners from 4 to run, including stakes winner Mr Eddie Boy. Two of her offspring won at 2, and one was a debut winner at 2. Kanerrerr is a half sister to 4 winners, including grade III winner Savina; and a full sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Crimson Guard, and grade III winner Lech, who earned $446,239.

Tacita (Tapit - Acacia by Cherokee Run) is the first foal out of grade II stakes-placed Acacia, who was placed at 2, and earned $131,900 in her career. Acacia is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Victory Lap, and a full sister to grade II winner Zanjero, who earned $1,620,786.

Queenlike (Smarty Jones - True and True by Is It True) is the second foal out of grade III stakes-placed True and True, who earned $186,854. True and True is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Midtown Miss, who earned $221,283.

Roll a Hard Ten (Hard Rock Ten - Miss Penny Lane by Coronado's Quest) is the first foal out of the winning mare Miss Penny Lane, who was placed at 2. Miss Penny Lane is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winners Field Cat and Estevan.

Hot Lap (Tale of the Cat - Littlebigthing by Unbridled's Song) is out of the placed mare Littlebigthing, who has produced the winner Fashion Passion. Littlebigthing is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 4 winners.

New Workers

September 5, 2012

Beware the Boys (filly; Big Brown - Texas Kitty by Forest Wildcat) worked at Laurel, 3 furlongs in :37.00. She is the first foal out of stakes-placed Texas Kitty. Texas Kitty is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Mambo Train, and grade II winner Runway Model, who earned $725,598.

G P S Navigator (gelding; Henrythenavigator - Cajun Mistress by Salt Lake) worked 3 furlongs from the gate at Remington Park in :38.59. He was purchased for $3,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of stakes-placed Cajun Mistress. Cajun Mistress was a debut winner at 2, and earned $149,799 in her career. Her first foal is the winner Terlingua's Cause, who was a winner at 2. Cajun Mistress is a half sister to one winner.

Returning Workers

September 5, 2012

At Presque Isle Downs, Big Sam (colt; Big Brown - Sashay Away by Farma Way) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.49. 

Working from the gate at Woodbine was One Foxy Grey (Big Brown - Irish Smoke by Smoke Glacken), who went 4 furlongs in :48.60.

Electromagnetic (colt; Henrythenavigator - Wind in My Wings by Sligo Bay (IRE)) worked 4 furlongs in :48.20 at the Churchill Downs Training Center.  

Fortyshadesofgreen (filly; The Green Monkey - Truly Loved by Yes It's True) went 4 furlongs in :50.10 from the gate on a muddy track at Belmont Park.  

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