Curlin Fillies Frolic in the Slop

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October 19 Results

Rosie Gonna Win

The race was taken off of the turf, and run instead at 1 1/16 miles on the sloppy main track. This allowed MTO Watrugonnadorosie (Curlin - Tears I Cry by Chester House) to run. She was 7-2. The other 4 left in the race were: Lenderoflastresort (Yes It's True - Pashmina by Pentelicus), who was favored, Winning Scoop (Bernardini - Scoop by Gone West), Bacheliere (Include - Golden Party by Seeking the Gold), and La Strada (Street Sense - Deputy Sue by Silver Deputy). Watrugonnadorosie and Lenderoflastresort broke best, with the latter filly going on to set the early pace. The rest of the pack caught up, with Winning Scoop claiming second. La Strada and Watrugonnadorosie were just behind her. Those four remained fairly tight together, as they moved into the turn. Watrugonnadorosie moved closer to Lenderoflastresort, and then went on by. She splashed home 2 1/4 lengths in front, and was not pressed late. Winning Scoop got up for second, leaving Lenderoflastresort behind by more than 6 lengths. Behind Lenderoflastresort came La Strada and Bacheliere. Watrugonnadorosie is winner number ten for Curlin. Watch the Replay.

October 19, 2012
Belmont Park Race 1
Maiden Special Weight

Winning Scoop



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Flash Forward for Victory

The race was taken off of the turf, and run at 7 furlongs on the sloppy main track. Reef Road (Henrythenavigator - Cloakof Vagueness by El Prado (IRE)) was scratched, as well as Faceineveryflower (Giant's Causeway - Theverythoughtof U by Unbridled's Song), Johannesboom (Johannesburg - Chapena by Fusaichi Pegasus), Justcallmemoni (Exchange Rate - Ever Lasting by General Assembly), Samsonian (Broken Vow - Miss Louisiana by Miswaki), and Sandsarita (Street Boss - War Thief by Lord At War (ARG)). MTOs Cry Holy (Pure Prize - Trisha Runs by Sharkey), Regal Melody (Songandaprayer - Regal Approach by Thunder Gulch), and Nodebtdanny (Macho Uno - Estimation (GB) by Mark of Esteem (IRE)) got to run, as well as AE entrant Bo Derek (Rock Hard Ten - Perfect Pleasure by Aptitude). Love to Score (Even the Score - Love to Gamble by Brahms) was the lukewarm 3-1 choice, with Nodebtdanny also getting play. Flash Forward (Curlin - Magical Flash by Miswaki) was 7-1. She was getting blinkers on, and looked ready for action. I was liking Fuhrika (Langfuhr - Tarika by Cozzene) and Art of Bourbon (Artie Schiller - White Oak by Stravinsky) a bit on the track. The start was good, but Bo Derek was squeezed back shortly after beginning. Love to Score went to the lead, with Lemon Song (Lemon Drop Kid - I Sing by Lasting Approval) after her. Up close were Art of Bourbon, Cry Holy, and My Brown Eyed Baby (Full Mandate - Gentle Ridge by Bertrando). Starting to make up ground was Flash Forward. Love to Score was still leading, but Flash Forward was coming. She seemed like she would roll on by, but Love to Score was stubborn. Flash Forward finally got by late for a 3/4 length win. Love to Score was 4 3/4 lengths in front of Cry Holy in third, with Regal Melody taking 4th. Flash Forward is the 11th winner for Curlin, and his second one in the slop at Belmont on October 19. Watch the Replay.

October 19, 2012
Belmont Park Race 9
Maiden Claiming ($50,000)

Flash Forward
Love to Score

Cry Holy


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Rain God is Lucky 13

Better Value (Ad Valorem - Varmint Lady (IRE) by Orpen) was scratched. The All-weather track was standard as usual, and the weather was overcast. Tiger Stripes (Tiger Hill (IRE) - Tarkamara (IRE) by Medicean (GB)) was favored. Rain God (Henrythenavigator - Lotta Dancing by Alydar) was 7-1. He was adding blinkers for this start. Performance (Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Ahdaab by Rahy) held the early advantage, but Breccbennach (Oasis Dream (GB) - Next (GB) by In the Wings (GB)) and Rain God were right behind him. Minister of Mayhem (Sakhee's Secret (GB) - First Fantasy (GB) by Be My Chief) had to check early, and lost some spots. Performance continued to lead, but Rain God was sticking with him, and Tiger Stripes was looming on the outside. As the entered the stretch, Rain God hit the front. Tiger Stripes took a run at Rain God, but he couldn't catch him. In fact, Breccbannach outfinished him to steal second. Rain God is winner number 13 for Henrythenavigator.

October 19, 2012
Dundalk Race 3
Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund (C & G) Maiden of €12,500.00

Rain God



Tiger Stripes


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Remember Then with the Win

All 8 ran on the Polytrack. Bold Kitten (Kitten's Joy - I'll Do More by More Than Ready) was favored by a tick over Propelleroneway (Malibu Moon - Catch the Blue Hat by Storm Cat). Also getting play was Remember Then (Pulpit - Owsley by Harlan). Blue Violet (Curlin - Gasia by Silver Deputy) was 10-1. Remember Then caught my eye in the paddock, and In Step Dancer (Student Council - Out of Step by Affirmed) looked good on the track. Blue Violet looked ready, but I was still liking Remember Then. The start was good. In Step Dancer broke on top, but Sue Me Baby (Unbridled's Song - Fortune Teller by Forestry) used her rail spot to snag the early lead. Bold Kitten was also right there. Miss Lamour (Mr. Greeley - Batique by Storm Cat) had a good spot in fourth watching the top three. Blue Violet trailed early. Sue Me Baby separated from the other 2 to take a short lead. But, Miss Lamour moved to the outside and bounded to the front. Starting to get involved were Remember Then and Propelleroneway. It was Remember Then going best, as she swept by Miss Lamour for a 1 1/2 length win. Miss Lamour was the same distance in front of Propelleroneway, who took third. It was a long way back (12.5 lengths) to Bold Kitten in fourth, followed by Blue Violet, Sue Me Baby, Souparion (Alphabet Soup - Arion by High Yield), and In Step Dancer. Watch the Replay.

October 19, 2012
Keeneland Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

Remember Then
Miss Lamour



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Other Result

Race 7 at Calder which was scheduled for a mile on the turf, was run instead at a mile on the sloppy main track. This allowed AE entrant Midnight Notes (colt; Midnight Lute - Note d'Amour by Notebook) to draw into the race, and he was favored. He stalked the pace, and made a move on the outside, but stalled and finished 3rd. The winner was Barry's Image (Hal's Image - Allendar by Prince Alydar). Watch the Replay.

October 20 Entries

Stakes Entry

Stakes-placed Mylute (colt; Midnight Lute - Stage Stop by Valid Expectations) runs in the mile Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs. Post time is 10:28 PM ET, and he is in post 5. Mylute finished third in his debut, a 5.5 furlong maiden race at Churchill Downs on June 17, and then was 2nd, just a neck behind the winner in the 5.5 furlong Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes at Prairie Meadows on July 21, after being squeezed at the start. He broke his maiden in his next start, a 6 furlong maiden race on the Polytrack at Arlington Park on August 11. He then ran in the mile Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) on the Polytrack at Arlington on September 8, finishing 5th behind Pataky Kid, who finished 4th in the Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) in his next start. Mylute has been working at Churchill Downs since the Arlington-Washington Futurity, most recently going 3 furlongs in :39.00 on October 15. Mylute was purchased for $150,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of Stage Stop, a stakes winner at 2, who earned $252,320 overall. Stage Stop's first foal is grade III winner She Digs Me, who won three races at 2, including the Sapling Stakes (gr. III) and the Tyro Stakes. Stage Stop is a full sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Valid Move. 

Maiden Entry

Irish Presence is Spellbound on the Party Bus

October 20, 2012
Santa Anita Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

1 mile turf
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 4:33 PM ET HRTV

PP Horse
1. Sharp Bella (KY)
2. Party Bus (KY)
3. Wittgenstein (IRE)
4. Sarach (KY)
5. Irish Presence (KY)
6. Mine's Mistress (KY)
7. Catrageous (KY)
8. Spellbound (KY)
9. Villano (KY)
10. Ciao Valentina (CA)

Irish Presence (Midnight Lute - Proper Form by Deputy Minister) makes start number three, facing 9 at a mile on the turf at Santa Anita. She finished 5th in her debut, in a 5.5 furlong race over the Hollywood Park Cushion Track on June 28, behind Executiveprivilege. She then tried the downhill turf course at Santa Anita on October 7. She started slowly in that contest, before finishing 6th behind the Curlin filly Moulin de Mougin. Since that race, Irish Presence worked 4 furlongs in :48.40 at Hollywood Park on October 17. She was purchased for $20,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of Proper Form, who was placed at 2. Proper Form has produced 6 winners, including stakes-placed Mrs Petoski, and stakes winners Royal Vindication and Mountain Range. Mountain Range earned $428,314 in 39 starts. All six of Proper Form's offspring won at 2, and one won on the turf. Proper Form is a half sister to 4 winners, including grade I stakes-placed Triple Strike. Midnight Lute's 16 runners have made 39 total starts, recording 5 wins, 7 seconds, 7 thirds, and earnings of $199,501.

Catrageous (Tale of the Cat - Frozen Treat by Dynaformer) and Spellbound (Bernardini - Layreebelle by Tale of the Cat) finished 5th and 6th, 5 3/4 lengths apart, in a mile race on the Polytrack at Del Mar on September 2. Catrageous previously finished 2nd at 5 furlongs on the Polytrack at Del Mar on July 25, and most recently finished 3rd at a mile on the dirt at Santa Anita Park on October 4. She was purchased for $20,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of Frozen Treat, who was a winner at 2 on the turf. Frozen Treat is a full sister to grade II turf winner Masseuse, and a half sister to 5 winners, including turf stakes winners Buff and Second Performance. Spellbound previously finished 5th at 5.5 furlongs on the Polytrack at Del Mar on August 10. She sold for $190,000 as a weanling, and for $260,000 as a yearling. She is the first foal out of the unraced mare Layreebelle. Layreebelle is a half sister to 10 winners, including grade I stakes-placed Magical Illusion, grade II stakes-placed Lily O'Gold, and grade III stakes-placed Shah Jehan, who was stakes-placed on the turf.

Irish-bred Wittgenstein (Shamardal - La Vita E Bella (IRE) by Definite Article (GB)) has run 5 times. Her first three starts were in England, where she finished 9th at 6 furlongs on the turf at Newmarket on May 18, and then ran twice at 7 furlongs on the All-Weather surface at Kempton, finishing 7th on June 20, and 3rd on July 4. Her last 2 starts have been in stakes races in California, finishing 6th in the 6.5 furlong Sorrento Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar on August 8, and 7th in the 1 1/16 mile Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita on September 29. Wittgenstein was purchased for $131,603 as a yearling, and is out of turf stakes winner La Vita E Bella, who was a winner at 2. La Vita E Bella is the dam of turf winner Lifetime, a full brother to Wittgenstein. La Vita E Bella is a half sister to 4 winners, including turf stakes winner Bella Tusa.

Ciao Valentina (Council Member - Summerfield by Affirmed) most recently finished 2nd in a mile turf race at Golden Gate Fields on September 14. Prior to that, she was 5th at 5.5 furlongs on the Polytrack at Del Mar on August 9, 4th at 5 furlongs on the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park on July 12, and 6th at 5.5 furlongs at Hollywood Park on June 24. She was purchased for $2,500 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Summerfield. Summerfield is the dam of three winners, including stakes-placed Summer Surprise. Summerfield is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner The Herc, who earned $129,702. Ciao Valentina is by freshman sire Council Member, whose 10 runners have made 32 total starts, recording 4 wins, 8 seconds, 2 thirds, and $116,340 in earnings.

Sharp Bella (Sharp Humor - Bella Volare by Flying Continental) has run three times, finishing 3rd at 5.5 furlongs on July 25, 5th at 6 furlongs on August 11, and 3rd at 6.5 furlongs on August 31. All three races were on the Polytrack at Del Mar. She is out of the turf-winning mare Bella Volare, who earned $154,060. Bella Volare has produced 4 winners from 5 to run. She is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Forward Luckysix. 

Sarach (Arch - Eximius (GB) by Atticus) was 6th in her only start, a 5.5 furlong contest on the Polytrack at Del Mar on September 1. She is out of turf stakes-placed Eximius, who was a winner on the turf. Eximius has produced 3 winners from 4 to run, 2 of which won on the turf at 2. Eximius is a half sister to 6 winners, including turf stakes winner Stunning.

Villano (Rock Hard Ten - Campagnarde (ARG) by Oak Dancer (GB)) ran in a different 5.5 furlong race at Del Mar on September 1, finishing 9th. It was her only start. She is out of grade I turf winner Campagnarde, a winner at 2, who earned $637,489. Campagnarde is the dam of 10 winners, including turf stakes winner Calle Vista, grade II winner Rize, grade II turf winner Lovely Rafaela, who earned $162,015, and Orangeblackandgold, a full sister to Villano. Eight of Campagnarde's offspring won on the turf, at four won at 2. Campagnarde is a half sister to 5 winners.

Party Bus (Notional - Takemeoutonthetown by Cape Town) and Mine's Mistress (Mineshaft - Vegas Prospector by Crafty Prospector) are unraced. Party Bus is by first-year stallion Notional, whose 10 runners have made 22 total starts, recording 7 wins, 6 seconds, 1 third, and earnings of $147,726. Party Bus sold for $20,000 as a yearling, and at 2. She is a half sister to 3 winners, one of which won on the turf. Takemeoutonthetown, dam of Party Bus, is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes-placed Fresh Tracks. Mine's Mistress sold for $120,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade III winner Vegas Prospector. Vegas Prospector won 2 races at 2, her debut and the Holly Stakes, and earned $297,232 in her career. Vegas Prospector has produced 6 winners from 6 to run, including stakes-placed Theycallmeladyluck and grade III stakes-placed Sheer Luck, who was stakes-placed on the turf. Two of her offspring won on the turf, and two won at 2. Sheer Luck was a winner at 2 and on the turf, and earned $205,285 overall. Vegas Prospector is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner She Rides Tonite, who was stakes-placed on the turf.

Returning Workers

October 19, 2012

 I Am Miss Brown (filly; Big Brown - Formal Miss by Formal Dinner) worked at Remington Park, 4 furlongs in :50.37.

At Keeneland, Big Sam (colt; Big Brown - Sashay Away by Farma Way) went 5 furlongs in 1:03.20.

Brown Eyes Blue (filly; Big Brown - Golden Lips by Silver Ghost) went 4 furlongs in :49.60 at Churchill Downs.

Rich Chocolate (filly; Big Brown - Rizzi Girl by Rizzi) worked at Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs in :50.40.

Bold Shot (gelding; Curlin - Soul Search by A.P. Indy) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.80 at Churchill Downs.

Kulik Lodge (colt; Curlin - Kulik Cat by Giant's Causeway) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.80 at Churchill.

At Calder, Curlin Song (colt; Curlin - Song of Royalty by Unbridled's Song) went 3 furlongs in :39.40.

At Santa Anita, Moulin de Mougin (filly; Curlin - Cambiocorsa by Avenue of Flags) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.40.

Senate Whip (colt; Henrythenavigator - Just Reward by Deputy Minister) worked 3 furlongs in :38.16 at the Niall Brennan Stables. 

At Woodbine, Ellsmere Island (filly; Midinight Lute - Water Music by Danzig) worked 5 furlongs in 1:05.00.

Midnight Ballet (filly; Midnight Lute - Buzz Song by Unbridled's Song) went 4 furlongs in :48.80 at Hollywood Park.

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