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October 8 Results

Maiden Results

Amerigo Vespucci Navigates a Win

Keep Momma Happy (Scipion - Tejano Sea by Sea of Secrets) was scratched, since he won the Maryland Million Nursery Stakes on October 6. Also scratched was Mountain Bird Song (Birdstone - Grand Slalom by Broad Brush). The track was fast. Amerigo Vespucci (Henrythenavigator - Senza Paura by Fly Till Dawn) was the 2-1 favorite at post time. But, Indian Bucks (Indian Charlie - In the Green by Mt. Livermore), Hard Enough (Hard Spun - Grecian Wings by Mr. Greeley), and Peeds in a Pod (Lion Heart - Endorse by Two Punch) also took a lot of money. There was a bit of a scramble for the early lead, with Peeds in a Pod grabbing it. His closest pursuers were Hurler (Purge - Soft Science by Not For Love) and Hard Enough. It was a pretty tight pack, apart from Gentle as a Breeze (Wilko - Savoury Soup by Alphabet Soup), who trailed by a bunch. Peeds in a Pod continued to show the way, as Amerigo Vespucci began to move on the outside. He was lugging out a bit, running on his wrong lead, but he motored on by the pacesetter to win by 2 lengths. Peeds in a Pod held second over Indian Bucks, with Hard Enough in fourth, followed by Hurler and Gentle as a Breeze. Amerigo Vespucci, a winner on Columbus Day, is the first North American winner for Henrythenavigator, and his 11th winner overall. Watch the Replay.

October 8, 2012
Laurel Park Race 8
Maiden Special Weight

Amerigo Vespucci
Peeds in a Pod

Indian Bucks


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The Indian Too Much for Dyker

All six ran on the wet fast track. A. P. Indian (Indian Charlie - Ender's Sister by A. P. Indy) was favored. Set to Go (Sky Mesa - Swift Girl by Unbridled) at 2-1, and Dyker Beach (Curlin - Favorite Feather by Capote) at 3-1, were given some respect. Set to Go was fractious in the gate. A. P. Indian outbroke the field, but Ball One (Silver Train - Crown You by Two Punch) and He's a Gman (Giacomo - Goodsprings by Wekiva Springs) set after him. Ball One took a short lead over the favorite, but A. P. Indian kept his rail position. As they went into the turn, A. P. Indian moved back in front. Ball One was still there, and Set to Go moved into third. Dyker Beach, who was off a little slowly, was starting to show some interest. A. P. Indy began to draw away from the others, and he came home 6 lengths in front. Dyker Beach was moving well late to snag second from Set to Go by a nose. They were followed by Ball One, Cooking Up a Storm (Pure Prize - Race With Grace by Rahy), and He's a Gman. Impressive debut for A. P. Indian, but also a nice first start for Dyker Beach. Watch the Replay.

October 8, 2012
Delaware Park Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

A. P. Indian
Dyker Beach

Set to Go


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Julesco has Hope for Tomorrow

The race was taken off of the turf and run at 7 furlongs on the good main track. Pink Vodka (Performing Magic - Spicy Cocktail by Slew Gin Fizz), Imanativenewyorker (Harlan's Holiday - First Impression by Mr. Greeley), and Princess Note (Read the Footnotes - Princess Cavanagh by Jacques Who) were scratched. MTO entrant Julesco (Noble Causeway - Bid of Genius by Beau Genius) was favored. Curlin N Twirlin (Curlin - Bluff for Bluff by Pine Bluff) was 4-1. She made a favorable pre-race impression. I was liking Uncaged Heart (Lion Heart - Aldavali by City Zip) a bit, and she took the early lead, pressed by Sweet Sway (Freud - Sweet Tzipora by Wheaton). Also up close were Julesco, Hope for Tomorrow (Repent - Hope of Nations by Two Punch), and Curlin N Twirlin, who had a nice rail spot. Uncaged Heart and Sweet Sway continued 1-2, but Julesco was starting to get going. Curlin N Twirlin was still sticking to her rail spot. Julesco eased to the lead coming out of the turn, and rolled home, winning by 6 3/4 lengths. Hope for Tomorrow and Curlin N Twirlin went by Uncaged Heart to finish 2nd and 3rd, as Uncaged Heart settled for fourth. Watch the Replay.

October 8, 2012
Belmont Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

Hope for Tomorrow

Curlin N Twirlin


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Other Result

Curlamorous (filly; Curlin - Glamorous Lady by Kingdom of Spain) finished just a nose behind winner Carolyn Shines (Will He Shine - Run Carrie Run by Orientate) in in Race 1 at Delaware Park, a 6 furlong Claiming Race. Watch the Replay.

October 9 Result

The Prince Takes the Crown

Our Three Graces (Red Clubs (IRE) - Villa Nova (IRE) by Petardia (GB)) was a non runner. Arctic Admiral (Verglas (IRE) - Fag End (IRE) by Treasure Kay (GB)) was favored, and Santo Prince (Henrythenavigator - Sally Wood by Woodman) was 9-1. The ground was heavy. There were large divots of sod flying up with each horse stride. The start was even. They were a pretty tight group in the early going, with only Stupenda (Misu Bond (IRE) - Opera Babe by Kahyasi (IRE)) separated at the back. Soon, however, Scepticism (Elusive Quality - Never Is a Promise by Capote), Mowhoob (Medicean (GB) - Pappas Ruby by Red Ransom), and Perseverent Pete (Johannesburg - Indian Halloween by Sunday Break (JPN) broke away from the others. Santo Prince had a nice spot on the rail just behind this trio. Mowhoob took the lead, as Fair Comment (Tamayuz (GB) - Cliche (IRE) by Diktat (GB)) began to get involved. Mowhoob continued on top, as Santo Prince eased away from the rail to go after him. He caught that opponent, and went on by for a 1/2 length win. There was a 5 length gap back to Scepticism in third, followed by Perseverent Pete, and Fair Comment. Santo Prince is winner number 12 for Henrythenavigator. Interesting that he won on a heavy turf, as the word was the Henrythenavigators needed firm ground.

October 9, 2012
Brighton Race 2 Nursery of £3500.00

Santo Prince





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October 10 Entry

Order of Magnitude will Just Play a Winning Vowcher

October 10, 2012
Keeneland Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

1 mile turf
Post Time: 2:09 PM ET TVG

PP Horse
1. Just Play (KY)
2. Gentleman's Kitten (KY)
3. Cairo Six (KY)
4. Herecomethehawks (FL)
5. Winning Vowcher (KY)
6. Sayler's Creek (KY)
7. Batten the Hatches (KY)
8. Prado Cat (KY)
9. Kitten's Gift (KY)
10. Indygo Prince (KY)
11. Order of Magnitude (KY)
12. Guess My Name (KY)

Order of Magnitude (Henrythenavigator - Jewel Princess by Key to the Mint) makes start number two, facing 11 on the turf at Keeneland. His first start was at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf at Saratoga on August 29, where he finished 9th. He has a couple of works at Churchill Downs since then, including 4 furlongs in :52.20 on September 27. Order of Magnitude was purchased for $435,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade I winner Jewel Princess, who was a grade III winner on the turf. Jewel Princess was a winner at 2, and earned $1,904,060 in her career. She was named 1996 Champion Older Mare. Jewel Princess is the dam of stakes winner Polynesian Stakes, who was stakes-placed on the turf, grade III stakes-placed Home Court, and grade II stakes-placed Maristar. One of her offspring won on the turf, and 2 won at 2. Jewel Princess is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Topaz Runner, who was stakes-placed on the turf. Henrythenavigator's 33 runners have made 86 total starts, recording 13 wins, 12 seconds, 8 thirds, and earnings of $486,779.

Herecomethehawks (Mr. Greeley - Grat by A. P. Indy) and Gentleman's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Imagistic by Deputy Minister) finished 4th and 7th in a 5 furlong turf race at Arlington Park on September 6. It was the only start for both. Herecomethehawks is out of turf stakes winner Grat, a winner on the turf at 2, who earned $160,000 overall. Grat is the dam of grade II turf winner Old Time Hockey, who has earned $206,228 through 2012. Grat is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Special Times. Gentleman's Kitten, who was favored on September 6, is the first foal out of the winning mare Imagistic. Imagistic is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Instrumentalist.

Batten the Hatches (Stormy Atlantic - Masada by Pleasant Tap) and Winning Vowcher (Broken Vow - Winning Bet by Dixie Union) met in a 5.5 furlong turf race at Ellis Park on August 24, with Batten the Hatches finishing 2nd and Winning Vowcher 10th. Batten the Hatches subsequently finished 7th at 6 furlongs on the dirt at Hoosier on September 20. He was purchased for $25,000 at 2, and is out of stakes winner Masada, who won her only race at 2. Masada is the dam of 4 winners, including turf stakes-placed Lemondropsmypop, and stakes-placed Menacing. Two of her offspring won at 2, and one won on the turf. Masada is a full sister to one winner. Winning Vowcher has no additional starts. He was a $100,000 yearling, and is the first foal out of the unraced mare Winning Bet. Winning Bet is a half sister to 9 winners, including grade I winner Finders' Fee, and Tax Ruling, a grade I winner over jumps on the turf.

Kitten's Gift (Kitten's Joy - Philanthropy Lady by Desert Style (IRE)), who is part of an entry with Gentleman's Kitten, has run twice, both times on the turf. He finished 2nd at 5.5 furlongs at Colonial Downs on June 7, and 5th at 7 furlongs at Belmont Park on July 15. He 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 with two turf starts is Cairo Six (Stormy Atlantic - Tortuga Lady by Thunder Gulch), who finished 3rd at a mile at Ellis Park on August 10, and 5th at a mile at Kentucky Downs on September 12. He was purchased for $50,000 as a yearling, and for $200,000 at 2, and is out of the winning mare Tortuga Lady. Tortuga Lady has produced 5 winners from 6 to run, including turf stakes winner Dyna's Lassie, and stakes winner Princess Arabella, who has earned $188,400 and is undefeated in 3 starts. Two of Tortuga Lady's offspring won at 2, including Princess Arabella. Tortuga Lady is a half sister to 6 winners, including turf stakes-placed Inner Circle; and a full sister to 2 winners, including grade I stakes-placed Invisible Ink, who finished 2nd in the 2001 Kentucky Derby.

Just Play (Friends Lake - Yes Beth by Deputy Commander) finished third in his only start, a mile contest on a muddy track at Ellis Park on September 3. He is out of the turf-winning mare Yes Beth, who is the dam of the winner Eye Opener. Yes Beth is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade III winner Could Be, who earned $262,922.

The remaining four are unraced, including Prado Cat (Kitten's Joy - Vineyard Vines by Rahy), who was purchased for $65,000 as a yearling. He is the second foal out of the winning mare Vineyard Vines. Vineyard Vines's first foal, Eva's Joy, was a debut winner on the turf at 2. Eva's Joy is a full sister to Prado Cat. Vineyard Vines is a half sister to winner Chianti Kat.

Sayler's Creek (Bernstein - Postulant by Pulpit) is out of the winning mare Postulant, who has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, incuding stakes winner Beggarthyneighbor, who has earned $111,000. Two of her offspring won at 2. Postulant is a a half sister to 5 winners, including grade II winner Antrim Rd., who earned $437,888.

Indygo Prince (Indygo Shiner - Polkadot Princess by Tejano) is a half brother to turf stakes winner Quiet Queen, who earned $170,308. Their dam, Polkadot Princess, is a half sister to 2 winners.

Guess My Name (Giant's Causeway - Shades of Grace by Seeking the Gold) is out of the placed mare Shades of Grace, who has produced Blue Right By, a winner at 2 and 3. Shades of Grace is a half sister to 6 winners, including grade III turf winner Fortitude, who earned $426,732.

Returning Workers

October 8, 2012

Personal Delivery (colt; Big Brown - Majestic Empress by Empire Maker) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 at Keeneland.

At Remington Park, Evolutionary (filly; Curlin - Gilded Wings by Gilded Time) went 5 furlongs in :59.25. It was the fastest of 5 works at the distance.

Kulik Lodge (colt; Curlin - Kulik Cat by Giant's Causeway) went 5 furlongs in 1:04.00 at Churchill Downs.

Fancy Henry (colt; Henrythenavigator - Pete'e Fancy by Peteski) worked at Churchill Downs, 6 furlongs in 1:21.60.

At Woodbine, Bear's Payback (filly; Midnight Lute - Princess G by Cee's Tizzy) went 4 furlongs in :48.80.

At Bowie, Hold Our Destiny (filly; Midnight Lute - Perfect Charm by Charismatic) worked 4 furlongs in :49.20.

Mylute (colt; Midnight Lute - Stage Stop by Valid Expectations) worked 4 furlongs in :50.20 at Churchill.

At Delta Downs, Kiss My Monkey (The Green Monkey - Smoochem by Friendly Lover) worked 4 furlongs in :52.40.

October 9, 2012

At Belmont Park, Champion Boy (colt; Big Brown - My Amandari by El Prado (IRE)) went 4 furlongs in :48.17.

Air Squadron (colt; Curlin - Air France by French Deputy) went 4 furlongs in :50.90 at Saratoga.

Lord of the Realm (colt; Curlin - Danceroftherealm (GB) by King of Kings (IRE)) worked at Woodbine, 5 furlongs in 1:02.80.

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