News and Notes
The Named 2-year-old lists have been updated for our 2013 stallions.
January 21 Results
Brown Almighty (colt; Big Brown - Gone Goodbye by Gone for Real) was wide in the Smarty Jones Stakes, and seemed to lack punch late, finishing 5th. According to his twitter feed, Brown Almighty was discovered to have a lung infection after the race. Hopefully, he'll be back soon. The winner of the Smarty Jones was Will Take Charge (Unbridled's Song - Take Charge Lady by Dehere), who came between Texas Bling (Too Much Bling - Anythingmore by Country Pine) and Always in a Tiz (Tiznow - Calendar Girl by Elusive Quality) to get the victory by a neck. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Smarty Jones here.
Pretty Hot Win
The race was taken off the turf, which resulted in the scratching of Crazy Lucky (Henny Hughes - Hidden Assets by Mt. Livermore) and Magic Vixen (Tapit - Honour Colony by Honour and Glory). MTO entrant Give Her Space (Divine Park - Amber Room by Tactical Cat) drew into the race, and was made the favorite. Fairness (Curlin - No Fair by War Chant) was 22-1. Firster Franky and Jane (Heart of the Storm - Galina by Running Stag) was restless in the gate. Prettyhotprincess (Stormy Atlantic - Nijinskys Princess by Gulch) broke on top. Give Her Space and Vesper Lynd (Henny Hughes - Cuando Quiere by Affirmed) set after her. The pack was fairly well bunched. Fairness had a good spot on the rail, sitting in fourth. Prettyhotprincess continued to lead, with Give Her Space applying pressure. Fairness seemed poised to come through on the rail, but lacked room. Prettyhotprincess was still on top. Giver Her Space kept up the chase, but couldn't catch her, as Prettyhotprincess went on to win by 3/4 lengths. Giver Her Space was another 3/4 length in front of Distinct Sparkle (With Distinction - Constant Sparkle by Mr. Sparkles), who finished a neck better than Fairness. It was a much-improved effort from the latter filly. Watch the Replay.
January 21, 2013
Fair Grounds Race 8
Maiden Special Weight
|Give Her Space
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Other January 21 Results
Midnight Notes (colt; Midnight Lute - Note d'Amour by Notebook) closed to finish third in Race 4 at Gulfstram Park, an Optional Claiming Race at 1 1/16 miles on the firm turf. Favorite Hansel Tazwell (A. P. Warrior - Miss Lucy by Woodman) led all the way, and won by 3/4 lengths. Watch the Replay.
Midnight Music (colt; Midnight Lute - Forest Whispers by Forestry) was scratched from Race 3 at Oaklawn Park, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $30,000). Favorite Casper the Cat (Discreet Cat - Tri Toasted by Ecliptical) won by 4 lengths. Watch the Replay.
The Green Goliath (colt; The Green Monkey - Kea Lani by Country Pine) was scratched from Race 3 at Aqueduct, a 6 furlong Claiming Race (Claiming Price $14,000). The winner was Tweet Me (First Samurai - Creme de La Creme (FR) by Vettori (IRE)). Watch the Replay.
January 23 Entry
Kiss My Monkey has a Cajun Expectation of Winning Withhonour
January 23, 2013
Delta Downs Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 7:37 PM ET
||Just a Phase (LA)
||Cajun Saints (LA)
||Winning Withhonour (LA)
||Prior Restraint (LA)
||Sir Realist (LA)
||Kiss My Monkey (LA)
||Cajun Expectation (LA)
||Six K Vow (LA)
||Hoke's Run (LA)
Kiss My Monkey (The Green Monkey - Smoochem by Friendly Lover) faces fellow Louisiana-breds in this 5 furlong race at Delta Downs. He has run twice previously, finishing 9th on October 25, and 10th on December 15. Both starts were also 5 furlongs at Delta Downs. He last worked on January 14, going 4 furlongs in :52.00 at Delta Downs. Kiss My Monkey was purchased for $20,000 at 2, and is out of the winning mare Smoochem. Smoochem is the dam of the winner Best Trip. Smoochem is half sister to one winner, and a full sister to one winner.
AE entrant Hoke's Run (Littleexpectations - Tense Exchange by Red Ransom), Sweetwhiskeybrown (Capitalimprovement - La Vita's Infinity by Timeless Native), and Six K Vow (Private Vow - Winning Lady by Boyish Charm) finished 2nd, 4th, and 7th, in front of Kiss My Monkey, on December 15 at Delta Downs. Hoke's Run and Six K Vow also met in a 5 furlong race on November 15 at Delta Downs, with Hoke's Run finishing 5th (placed 4th) and Six K Vow finishing 3rd (placed 8th). Hoke's Run, who has shown speed in both of his races, is a half brother to 5 winners, including stakes winner Tense Wager, who earned $124,847. Tense Exchange, dam of Hoke's Run, is a half sister to 9 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Marigalante, who earned $136,846. Sweetwhiskeybrown has no other starts. He is out of the winning mare La Vita's Infinity. La Vita's Infinity has produced 6 winners, including stakes-placed Lamarche's Oro and stakes winners Viking Princess and Anything But Quiet. La Vita's Infinity is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes-placed winners Honest Vita and Jeannie's Explosion. Six K Vow was purchased for $21,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of stakes winner Winning Lady, who earned $131,330. Winning Lady is the dam of three winners, including stakes winner Carl's Frosty Girl, who earned $323,053. Winning Lady is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to 2 winners.
The only other experienced entrant in the main field is Prior Restraint (Doneraile Court - Notrestraintable by Belek), who has run three times, finishing 5th at 5.5 furlongs on July 28, 3rd at 5.5 furlongs on August 15, and 7th in the 5.5 furlong John Franks Memorial Sales Stakes on September 8. All three of his prior starts were at Evangeline Downs. Prior Restraint sold for $6,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Notrestraintable, who earned $133,520. Notrestraintable is the dam of the winner Who Dat Fans. Notrestraintable is a full sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Racing for Riches, who earned $156,045; and a half sister to 7 winners.
Yonadixie (Yonaguska - Shes Dixies Eskimo by Eskimo) is out of stakes winner Shes Dixies Eskimo, who earned $188,192. Shes Dixies Eskimo is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners.
Just a Phase (Yonaguska - Lady Lyra Lee by Academy Award) is out of the winning mare Lady Lyra Lee, who earned $112,700. Lady Lyra Lee has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, including Lyra Lee, who earned $117,892. Lady Lyra Lee is a half sister to 5 winners.
Cajun Saints (Reformer Rally - Sushi for Noah by Formal Dinner) is out of the winning mare Sushi for Noah, who is the dam of the winner Little Red Rally, a full brother to Cajun Saints. Sushi for Noah is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Sports Happy, who earned $215,255.
Sir Realist (Serengeti Song - Buckley by State Dinner) is out of the winning mare Buckley. Buckley is the dam of 4 winners, including stakes-placed Sheza Diva. Two of Buckley's offspring were debut winners, including Sheza Diva. Buckley is a half sister to 6 winners.
Cajun Expectation (Littleexpectations - Tiffany Park by Ecton Park) is a half brother to the winner Louisiana Val. Their dam, Tiffany Park, is a half sister to 7 winners, including group III stakes-placed Machikane Eden, who earned $655,730.
Winning Withhonour (Lunarpal - Saddlebag by Bag) is a half brother to the winner Goheadmakemyday. Their dam, Saddlebag is a half sister to 3 winners.
AE entrant Klozer (Private Vow - Harbor Chief by Boston Harbor) has run 8 times, finishing 2nd three times. Most recently, he was 9th in a 5.5 furlong race at Fair Grounds on January 21, and therefore is unlikely to run in this race even if there are scratches. Klozer was purchased for $7,200 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Harbor Chief, who has earned $101,855. Harbor Chief has produced 2 winners from 3 to run. She is a half sister to 3 winners.