Brown Laddie Eclipses Summah

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Brown Almighty (Big Brown - Gone Goodbye by Gone for Real) worked October 26 at Keeneland in preparation for the Breeders' Cup, going 5 furlongs on the turf in 1:02 3/5. What do you think of his work?

October 26 Results

Brown Laddie Eclipses Summah

No Crime (Elhayq (IRE) - Crime Spree by Lost Code) was scratched, allowing AE entrant Waveland Luke Joe (Thesaurus - Dinnerat Event by Wild Event) to run. The other AE, Kee Kee Lee (Leelanau - Kee Kee by In Excess (IRE)), was left on the sidelines. The track was good (sealed). Brown Laddie (Big Brown - Galway Lass by Victory Gallop) was favored. He looked good on the track, as did fellow debuter Beat the Storm (Heart of the Storm - Isola Rosa by Distorted Humor). Waveland Luke Joe looked like he'd rather be elsewhere. Space Me Out (Golden Missile - Sprig of Broom by Rahy) outbroke the field, but he was passed by Beat the Storm, Summah (Tenpins - Sweet Summer by Summer Squall), and Beaus Golden Music (Salute the Sarge - Beaus Music by Beau Genius). It was Summah, who took the lead. Brown Laddie started to enter the picture. Summah continued to lead, but Brown Laddie was gaining. In the stretch, it was left to those two. They finished right together, and the difference was just a bob of the head, which went the way of Summah. However, almost immediately there was an inquiry and a rider's objection. The replay showed bumping between the two opponents, and Summah was also bearing out. The steward ruled that Summah interferred with Brown Laddie, and reversed the finish order. Thus, Brown Laddie becomes the 12th winner for Big Brown. Watch the Replay.

October 26, 2012
Hoosier Park Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

Brown Laddie

Beaus Golden Music


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The Heart Was Strongest

The turf was firm. Only the AEs were left out. Favoritism bounced between The Lady Says Yes (Scat Daddy - Gold Court by Strike the Gold) and Live Life Fast (Bernardini - The Real Melody by Unbridled's Song), with the latter filly getting that honor at post time. Curlin N Twirlin (Curlin - Bluff for Bluff by Pine Bluff) was 6-1. The Lady Says Yes looked good at first glance. Pie's First Lady (Chief Seattle - Pierian Spring by Signal Tap) flipped in the paddock, and was a late scratch. Love Life Fast made a favorable impression as they head to the track, and Curlin N Twirlin looked ready. Catching my eye was Heart of New York (Kitten's Joy - On Broadway by Rubiano), who is a big flashy gray. I was having trouble finding a longshot to like. The best that I could do was Adriatic Dream (Wild Desert - Dinah's Pearls by Dynaformer), who made a decent impression. The start was decent, but Heart of New York dropped out of it, and trailed. Platinum and Plush (King Cugat - Riotous Miss by Brief Ruckus) headed for the front, with Curlin N Twirlin right with her. Curlin N Twirlin backed off a bit, to let Platinum and Plush set the pace, and Sing to Me (Songandaprayer - Fly to Me by Belong to Me) moved into second. Curlin N Twirlin was not far off, at the rail in third. Sing to Me began to retreat after a half. Curlin N Twirlin and Life Life Fast began to move on the leader, and coming on from the back of the pack was Heart of New York. Live Live Fast took a brief lead, but she had no answer for Heart of New York, who flew by almost effortlessly. She went on to post a 4 1/4 length win. Life Life Fast was clear in second, and the next three spots were close, with The Lady Says Yes a head better than Adriatic Dream, who was a neck in front of As Well (Sun King - Honey Sorbet by Housebuster). Curlin N Twirlin finished 6th after her early involvement. Not a bad effort, but she seemed to lack that finishing punch. On the other hand, very impressive performance from winner Heart of New York. Watch the Replay.

October 26, 2012
Belmont Park Race 10
Maiden Special Weight

Heart of New York
Live Life Fast

The Lady Says Yes


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Other October 26 Results

Chongo Verdi (colt; The Green Monkey - Tiz Spanish by Tiznow) dueled for the lead in the slop in race 9 at Calder, a 5.5 furlong Starter Allowance Race, but weakened and finished 3rd as the favorite. The winner was Beach Master (Black Mambo - Fair Winds Lass by Honor Grades), who pulled away for a 5 1/2 length win. Watch the Replay.

Maisie's Moon (filly; Curlin - Reverently by Pulpit) finished 7th in Race 2 at Newbury, a 6 furlong Maiden run over heavy ground. The winner was Fort Knox (Dubawi (IRE) - Savannah Belle (GB) by Green Desert).

Prince Curlin (colt; Curlin - No Small Wonder by Capote) was scratched from race 2 at Belmont Park, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $25,000). The winner was favorite Bold and Ready (More Than Ready - Amansara by War Chant), who led all the way, and won by 3 lengths. Watch the Replay.

October 27 Entries

Stakes Entries

Jillnextdoor (Henrythenavigator - Royal Shyness (GB) by Royal Academy) runs in the 6 furlong Park Hill Hospital Stakes (Listed) at Doncaster. She has drawn the 3 post, and the race goes at 11:10 AM ET. Jillnextdoor has run 8 times, recording 1 win and 3 seconds, and earnings of $23,403. Most recently, she finished 7th in the 6 furlong Two-Year-Old Trophy over soft ground at Redcar on October 6. Jillnextdoor was purchased for $65,054 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Royal Shyness, who earned $193,660, and was a winner at 2. Royal Shyness has produced 3 additional winners, including stakes-placed Commander Cave, who earned $120,219. Royal Shyness is a half sister to 8 winners, including group I stakes-placed Miracle Match. 

Hold Our Destiny (filly; Midnight Lute - Perfect Charm by Charismatic) is entered in the Selima Stakes at Laurel, scheduled for 5.5 furlongs on the turf. Post time is 2:34 PM ET, and she has post 7. Hold Our Destiny was fourth first time out at 5 furlongs on the turf at Colonial Downs on July 25, and then won a a 5.5 furlong race on the dirt at Mountaineer Park on August 13. She then ran in two 5.5 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming Races on the turf at Laurel, finishing 2nd on September 22, and winning on October 12. She last worked on October 23, going 4 furlongs in :49.60 at Bowie. Hold Our Destiny was purchased for $10,000 as a yearling, and is out of the placed mare Perfect Charm. Perfect Charm has produced 3 winners from 3 to run. She is a half sister to 11 winners, including stakes winner Northland Belle, turf stakes winner Earth to Jackie, and grade III winner Primitive Hall, who was stakes-placed on the turf, and earned $528,022 overall. 

Shakin It Up with a Wine List as Mr. Sexy

Maiden Special Weight Entry

Shakin It Up with a Wine List as Mr. Sexy

October 27, 2012
Santa Anita Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

6 furlongs
Post Time: 4:31 PM ET HRTV

PP Horse
1. Manando (KY)
2. Mr. Sexy (KY)
3. Wine List (KY)
4. Caballo Del Cielo (KY)
5. Shakin It Up (KY)

Shakin It Up (Midnight Lute - Silver Bullet Moon by Vindication) makes his second start, facing 4 in this 6 furlong race at Santa Anita. In his first start, a 7 furlong race at Santa Anita on October 7, he was off slowly, but closed with a rush to finish second behind Super Ninety Nine, who is entered in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint. Since that race, Shakin It Up worked 4 furlongs in :47.60 at Santa Anita on October 22. Shakin It Up is the second foal out of the unraced mare Silver Bullet Moon, whose first foal is the winner Sir Allison. Sir Allison was placed at 2. Silver Bullet Moon is a half sister to stakes-placed Tice, who earned $177,405. She is also a half sister to the Midnight Lute 2-year-old filly Illicit Affair. Silver Bullet Moon's dam is the great Silverbulletday, a grade I winner, who earned $3,093,207. Silverbulletday won 6 of 7 races at 2, and was named 1998 Champion 2-year-old filly. She was also Champion 3-year-old filly in 1999, when her wins included the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). Midnight Lute's 17 runners have made 42 total starts, recording 6 wins, 8 seconds, 7 thirds, and earnings of $261,511.

Caballo Del Cielo (Songandaprayer - Queen Majesty by Regal Classic) has run twice, finishing 2nd in a 6.5 furlong Maiden Race at Del Mar on August 12, and 5th in the 7 furlong Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) on September 5. He sold for $27,000 as a weanling, for $65,000 as a yearling, and for $250,000 at 2. He is a half brother to 3 winners, including stakes winners Uno Mas and Ponzi Scheme, who earned $345,970. All three were winners at 2. Queen Majesty, dam of Caballo Del Cielo, is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Expensive Issue.

Manando (Bluegrass Cat - Mesmerizing Lady by Unbridled's Song) has run once, finishing 3rd in a 5.5 furlong race at Del Mar on August 18. He was purchased for $49,000 as a yearling, and for $300,000 at 2. He is the second foal out of the unraced mare Mesmerizing Lady. Mesmerizing Lady is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade III winner Spring Meadow, who earned $496,123.

Mr. Sexy (Unbridled's Song - Bully Bones by Hesabull) and Wine List (Giant's Causeway - Comeon Dixie by Mr. Greeley) are unraced. Mr. Sexy was purchased for $125,000 at 2, and is the first foal out of grade III winner Bully Bones. Bully Bones won 3 races at 2, her debut, the Arizona Juvenile Fillies Stakes, and the Sorrento Stakes (gr. III). Overall, she earned $236,206. Bully Bones is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winners Wishes and Roses and Approvance. Wine List was a $300,000 yearling. He is a full brother to one winner, and a half brother to stakes-placed Mineswept, who has earned $352,442. Comeon Dixie, dam of Wine List, is a half sister to grade II winners Limehouse and Blues and Royals. Limehouse earned $1,110,433 in 21 starts.

Other October 27 Entries

The Pink Monkey (filly; The Green Monkey - Senorina Valentina by Flying Victor) runs in race 3 at Parx Racing, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $15,000). Post time is 1:12 PM ET, and she is in the 3 hole. The Pink Monkey finished 6th in her only start, a 6 furlong contest on a wet fast track at Parx on October 7. She last worked on October 22, going 4 furlongs in :48.97. The Pink Monkey is out of stakes-placed Senorina Valentina, who was placed at 2. Senorina Valentina is the dam of 2 winners, including one that won at 2. Senorina Valentina is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Capozzene, who earned $117,628. The Green Monkey's 9 runners have made 28 total starts, recording 4 wins, 4 seconds, 3 thirds, and earnings of $114,499.

Excellent Mariner (filly; Henrythenavigator - Castara Beach (IRE) by Danehill) is entered in race 5 at Wolverhampton, the Like Ladbrokes On Facebook Nursery (Class 6) of £3,200.00. Post time for this 1 mile 141 yard race is 2:45 PM ET, and Excellent Mariner has drawn the one hole. She has 5 previous starts, recording 2 seconds and a third, and earnings of $3,639. Most recently, she was 9th in the Agriargo UK Tractor Challenge Nursery Handicap at a mile on the good turf at Doncaster on September 15. Excellent Mariner is a half sister to 3 winners, including group III winner Steinbeck, who has earned $756,574. All three of her winning siblings won at 2, including Steinbeck. Castara Beach, dam of Excellent Mariner, is a half sister to 6 winners, including group III winner Hill Hopper, and group I winner Water Boatman, who earned $444,188. Henrythenavigator's 35 runners have made 99 total starts, recording 16 wins, 13 seconds, 9 thirds, and earnings of $609,182.

Millionaire Monkey (colt; The Green Monkey - Polka Dot Miss by Pentelicus) faces 6 in race 6 at Camarero, a 6.5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $15,000). He he is in post 5, and post time is 5:15 PM ET. Millionaire Monkey has run 6 times, recording 2 second-place finishes, with earnings of $5,025. He most recently ran on October 17, finishing 6th in a 6 furlong race on a sloppy track at Camarero on October 17. Millionaire Monkey was purchased for $2,000 as a yearling, and is a half brother to 4 winners. Two of his siblings were winners at 2. Polka Dot Miss, dam of Millionaire Monkey, is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes-placed winners Black Jim and B. K.'s Notebook. The Green Monkey's 9 runners have made 28 total starts, recording 4 wins, 4 seconds, 3 thirds, and earnings of $114,499.

New Worker

October 26, 2012

On the Fence (colt; Henrythenavigator - Seaquoia Blue by Forestry) worked at Santa Anita, 4 furlongs in :49.20. He is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Seaquoia Blue. Seaquoia Blue is a half sister to 2 winners, and stakes-placed Seminole City. Her dam is the winner Teakabu.

Returning Workers

October 26, 2012

Rich Chocolate (filly; Big Brown - Rizzi Girl by Rizzi) worked from the gate at Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs in :50.20.

Kulik Lodge (colt; Curlin - Kulik Cat by Giant's Causeway) went 5 furlongs in 1:04.20 from the gate at Churchill Downs.

Also at Churchill, Lady of Luck (filly; Curlin - Lunarlady by Yes It's True) went 4 furlongs in :49.20.

Lord of the Realm (colt; Curlin - Danceroftherealm (GB) by King of Kings (IRE)) worked 4 furlongs in :49.00 at Woodbine.

At Belmont, Never Touch a Star (filly; Henrythenavigator - Mekko Hokte by Holy Bull) worked 4 furlongs in :51.99.

Order of Magnitude (colt; Henrythenavigator - Jewel Princess by Key to the Mint) went 4 furlongs in :49.80 at Churchill.

At Woodbine, Bear's Payback (filly; Midnight Lute - Princess G by Cee's Tizzy) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.40.

Late Night Lu (colt; Midnight Lute - Luhoo by Luhuk) worked at the Thoroughbred Center, 6 furlongs in 1:23.40.

Midnight Ballet (filly; Midnight Lute - Buzz Song by Unbridled's Song) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.60 at Hollywood Park.

Midnight Roar (gelding; Midnight Lute - Madame Roar by Roar) went 5 furlongs in 1:03.20 at Santa Anita Park.

At Parx, Sunshine Lute (colt; Midnight Lute - Always Enchanting by Lightnin N Thunder) worked 4 furlongs in :49.83.

Zaza (filly; Midnight Lute - Bay Barrister by Miswaki) went 4 furlongs in :52.38 at Saratoga.

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