Having Abig Middle as an Escape Act is Truly Beautiful

October 20 Results

Stakes Result

Mylute (colt; Midnight Lute - Stage Stop by Valid Expectations) was no match for heavy favorite Bern Identity (Bernstein - Maddalena by Good and Tough) in the mile Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs, but he beat everyone else, finishing a very nice second. With this placing, Mylute now has 1 win, 2 seconds, and 1 third in 5 starts, with earnings of $89,095. Both 2nd-place finishes came in stakes races. Watch the Replay.


Bern Identity leads Mylute home in the Jean Lafitte - Coady Photography

Maiden Result

Wittgenstein Philosophizes a Win

The turf was firm, and all 10 fillies ran. Irish Presence (Midnight Lute - Proper Form by Deputy Minister) was made the favorite at 2-1. I was hoping that a mile would be far enough for her to stretch her long legs. Villano (Rock Hard Ten - Campagnarde (ARG) by Oak Dancer (GB)) caught my eye. Sharp Bella (Sharp Humor - Bella Volare by Flying Continental) got an equipment adjustment just before the load. She didn't seem especially happy about this. She came out running, however, going for the lead. Also going for the front was Villano, who recovered from a bit of a slow start. Irish Presence had a good spot mid-pack early. Sharp Bella continued to lead, pursued by Villano. The next pair were Wittgenstein (Shamardal - La Vita E Bella (IRE) by Definite Article (GB)) and Mine's Mistress (Mineshaft - Vegas Prospector by Crafty Prospector). The top two were all alone for a time, but then the pack began to close the gap. It was Wittgenstein making the first move, drawing even with Sharp Bella on the turn. Sharp Bella battled on, but eventually Wittgenstein got by for a 3/4 length win. Closing well was Catrageous (Tale of the Cat - Frozen Treat by Dynaformer), who grabbed second over a tired Sharp Bella. Irish Presence seemed poised to make a move, but weakened and finished 8th. Watch the Replay.

October 20, 2012
Santa Anita Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

Wittgenstein
$13.20
$6.80
$5.40
Catrageous

$5.00
$3.60
Sharp Bella


$6.60

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October 21 Entry

Maiden Entry

Having Abig Middle as an Escape Act is Truly Beautiful

October 21, 2012
Santa Anita Race 7
Maiden Special Weight

5.5 furlongs
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 7:07 PM ET HRTV

PP Horse
1. Supercilious (FL)
2. Dawn's Charm (KY)
3. Mazzy (KY)
4. Lady Rosamond (FL)
5. Escape Act (KY)
6. Perfectamente (KY)
7. Surelylu's Andante (CA)
8. Truly Beautiful (KY)
9. Having Abig Middle (KY)
10. Imwiththeblonde (FL)
11. Heartless (KY)

Having Abig Middle (Big Brown - Lady On Holiday by Harlan's Holiday) makes her second start, facing 10 at 5.5 furlongs at Santa Anita. In her first start, she ran 6 furlongs at Santa Anita on September 29. She was involved early in that one, before weakening to finish 5th. Since then, she worked 6 furlongs in 1:13.00 from the gate at Santa Anita on October 13. Having Abig Middle was purchased for $60,000 as a weanling, and is the first foal out of Lady On Holiday, who was a winner at 2, and also stakes-placed that season. Lady On Holiday earned $145,452 overall, and is a half sister to 7 winners, including grade III winner Bold Start, who earned $597,948. Big Brown's 27 runners have made 48 total starts, recording 10 wins, 7 seconds, 2 thirds, and earnings of $389,693.

Dawn's Charm (Hard Spun - Deb's Charm by Silver Charm) finished 11th, behind Having Abig Middle, on September 29 at Santa Anita. It was her only start. She sold for $70,000 as a yearling, and is out of Deb's Charm, who was a winner at 2, and also grade II stakes-placed that season. Deb's Charm has produced 4 winners from 5 to run, including stakes winner Simply Spiteful, who earned $159,861. Deb's Charm is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade III winner Tasha's Miracle, who earned $398,452.

Surelylu's Andante (Cindago - Reregister by Awesome Again) has run four times, finishing 6th at 2 furlongs on the dirt at Santa Anita on April 19, 7th at 5 furlongs on the turf at Hollywood Park on June 17, 8th at 5 furlongs on the Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields on August 26, and 2nd at 4 furlongs on the dirt at Fairplex on September 23. She is a half sister to one winner. Her dam, Reregister, is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Please Sign In, who earned $324,446.

The only other filly with experience is Imwiththeblonde (Montbrook - Silent Serenade by Blare of Trumpets), who has placed in both of her starts, finishing 2nd on August 10, and 3rd on September 1. Both races were 5.5 furlongs on the Polytrack at Del Mar. Imwiththeblonde was purchased for $190,000 at 2, and is out of stakes winner Silent Serenade. Silent Serenade was a winner at 2, and earned $296,892 in her career. She has produced 2 winners, including stakes-placed Readybdancing, who has earned $142,963. Both of her winning offspring won at 2. 

Lady Rosamond (Keyed Entry - Dixie Image by Halo's Image) and Heartless (Heatseeker (IRE) - Antifreeze by It's Freezing) are both by first-crop sires. Lady Rosamond is by Keyed Entry, whose 15 runners have made 36 combined starts, recording 4 wins, 7 seconds, 3 thirds, and earnings of $110,957. Lady Rosamond was purchased for $5,700 as a yearling, and for $260,000 at 2. She is a half sister to 3 winners, two of which won at 2. Dixie Image, dam of Lady Rosamond, is a half sister to stakes-placed South Atlantic and grade III winner Black Bar Spin; and a full sister to 2 winners, including grade I winner Southern Image, who earned $1,843,750. Heatseeker, sire of Heartless, has had 21 runners, which have made 50 total starts, recording 6 wins, 9 seconds, 7 thirds, and earnings of $228,928. Heartless was purchased for $85,000 at 2, and is out of stakes winner Antifreeze, who was placed at 2, and earned $127,475 overall. Antifreeze is the dam of 10 winners, including stakes winner Barber, and grade II winner Force Freeze, who earned $853,719. Four of her offspring won at 2, including Barber, who was a debut winner that season. Antifreeze is a half sister to 9 winners.

Perfectamente (Tale of the Cat - Valarchos Destiny by Monarchos) was purchased for $80,000 as a yearling, and for $385,000 at 2. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Valarchos Destiny, who was placed at 2, and earned $134,060. Valarchos Destiny is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winners Whitewaterspritzer and The Missing Key.

Supercilious (Pulpit - Supah Jackie by Mecke) sold for $65,000 at 2, and is the second foal out of the winning mare Supah Jackie. Supah Jackie's first foal is the winner Supah Jalene. Supah Jackie is a full sister to stakes-placed Major Mecke, and grade II winner Supah Blitz, who earned $1,324,330; and a half sister to one winner. Supah Jackie's dam is grade III winner Boots 'n Jackie, who earned $647,580.

Escape Act (Medaglia d'Oro - Miss Houdini by Belong to Me) is out of Miss Houdini, who was 2 for 2 at 2, including a win in the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (gr. I). Overall, Miss Houdini earned $187,600. She is the dam of stakes-placed Magical Victory and grade II winner Papa Clem. Papa Clem was a winner at 2, and earned $1,121,190 in his career. Miss Houdini is a half sister to 4 winners.

Mazzy (Yes It's True - Mazella by Mazel Trick) is the second foal out of stakes winner Mazella, a winner at 2, who earned $274,529 overall. Mazella's first foal is the winner Mazalea. Mazella is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Veuve.

Truly Beautiful (Jump Start - Hey Beautiful by Cee's Tizzy) is the first foal out of the winning mare Hey Beautiful. Hey Beautiful is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Tutta Bella, who earned $280,644.

New Workers

October 20, 2012

Midnight Officer (colt; Midnight Lute - Against the Law by Officer) went 3 furlongs in :34.80 at Turf Paradise. It was the fastest of 13 works at the distance. He is the first foal out of stakes winner Against the Law, who won 4 races at 2, including three stakes, and earned $106,780 overall. Against the Law is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Sunday Geisha, who earned $242,640.

Of Sorrow Speak (filly; Midnight Lute - Pieria by Atticus) worked at Bowie, 3 furlongs in :39.40. She sold for $9,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Pieria, who earned $136,043. Pieria is the dam of three winners, including stakes winner One Smokin' Lady, who earned $283,620, and was placed at 2. Pieria is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner U. S. Deputy and grade III winner Surprising Fact.

Returning Workers

October 20, 2012

Stakes winner Brown Almighty (colt; Big Brown - Gone Goodbye by Gone for Real) went 4 furlongs in :49.40 at Keeneland.

Ground Transport (colt; Big Brown - Extry by Broad Brush) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.40 at Keeneland.

Miss Brown Sugar (filly; Big Brown - Gata Bella by Storm Cat) worked at Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs in :48.40.

Miss Lucky Sevens (filly; Big Brown - Fancy Clancy by Rahy) went 4 furlongs in :52.80 at Keeneland.

At Hollywood Park, Sassy Brunette (filly; Big Brown - Turkappeal by Turkoman) went 5 furlongs in 1:03.00.

Twining Hearts (colt; Big Brown - Twining Star by Twining) went 3 furlongs in :39.60 at Churchill Downs.

Climactic (filly; Curlin - Sararegal by Regal Classic) worked 4 furlongs in :51.40 at Calder.

At Remington Park, Curlinator (colt; Curlin - Tap Your Feet by Dixieland Band) went 5 furlongs in 1:03.48.

Mira Alta (filly; Curlin - Zenith by Roy) worked at Vinery Stable, 3 furlongs in :37.80.

At Keeneland, Polaris (colt; Henrythenavigator - Rushen Heat by Unusual Heat) went 4 furlongs in :48.00.

At Woodbine, Bear's Payback (filly; Midnight Lute - Princess G by Cee's Tizzy) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.60.

Midnight Aria (colt; Midnight Lute - Shebandowana by Mt. Magazine) worked from the gate at Calder, 4 furlongs in :50.80.

At Laurel, Midnight Memories (colt; Midnight Lute - Lucette by Dayjur) went 3 furlongs in :37.60.

Poker of Eight (filly; Midnight Lute - Klepto Cat by Cat Thief) went 4 furlongs in :50.00 at Calder.

Tipsy At Midnight (Midnight Lute - Tipsy Girl by Raise a Cup) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.60 at Keeneland.

Cajun Monkey (colt; The Green Monkey - Free Question by Unbridled) worked 4 furlongs in :51.20 at Delta Downs.

Also at Delta Downs, Kiss My Monkey (colt; The Green Monkey - Smoochem by Friendly Lover) worked 3 furlongs in :39.20. He is entered on October 25.

Working 3 furlongs in :36.00 at Calder was Chongo Verdi (colt; The Green Monkey - Tiz Spanish by Tiznow).

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