February 7 Result
Coming Up Rosie
Myperfectvalentine (Curlin - Netherland (ARG) by Roy) was scratched. High Inflation (Touch Gold - Unreined by Unbridled) was favored, and Melody Lin (Curlin - Melody Que (IRE) by Sadler's Wells) was 9-1. The track was fast. Fuhrika (Langfuhr - Tarika by Cozzene) stumbled a bit at the start. Taylor Jagger (Studen Council - Arboresque by Cure the Blues) and Pure Afleet (Afleet Alex - Pure Charm by Storm Cat) were a little slow out of the gate. High Inflation went to the lead, pursued by Chartier (Toccet - Lydia Louise by Southern Halo) and Fuhrika. Al's Rosie (Harlan's Holiday - Cuscowilla by Notebook) had a nice spot on the rail in fourth, flanked by Stick to Your Guns (Awesome Again - El Bank Robber by Eltish), and these two were followed by Melody Lin. High Inflation continued to lead them followed by Fuhrika. Melody Lin tried to make a move, but was stuck in traffic. Meanwhile, Al's Rosie came through on the rail to challenge High Inflation. She slipped on through for a 1/2 length win. Chartier also overcame High Inflation late to take second. Melody Lin was flying once she finally cleared the traffic, and finished fourth, just a head behind High Inflation. A better trip should get her a win next time. Pure Afleet was eased late, but walked off the track. Watch the Replay. Al's Rosie's win was the 2000th career win for trainer Gary Contessa. Read more about his accomplishment here.
February 7, 2013
Aqueduct Race 7
Maiden Claiming (Claiming Price $35,000)
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February 8 Entries
Fanfare is a Proud Vixen with a Charming Heart
February 8, 2013
Gulfstream Park Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 1:41 PM ET HRTV
||Montana Native (KY)
||Proud Vixen (KY)
||Malibu Lila (KY)
||Taylor Street (KY)
||Charming Heart (KY)
Fanfare (Curlin - Magical Ride by Storm Cat) has run three times previously, and finished second each time, at 6 furlongs on the yielding turf at Kentucky Downs on September 8, at 7 furlongs on the Polytrack at Keeneland on October 17, and at a mile and a sixteenth on the dirt at Churchill Downs on November 17. In the latter race, she was just a bob of the nose behind winner Liberty Girl. Fanfare has been working at Palm Meadows Training Center, including 4 furlongs in :50.13 on February 2. Fanfare is the second foal out of grade II stakes-placed Magical Ride. Magical Ride is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners. Her dam is grade I winner Victory Ride, who earned $390,391.
Montana Native (Yes It's True - Special American by Quiet American) has run four times. In 2012, she finished 3rd at 7 furlongs at Belmont Park on September 30, 4th at 5.5 furlongs on a sloppy track at Belmont on October 19, and 4th at 6 furlongs at Churchill Downs on November 15. In her only other start this year, she was 4th in a mile race on the turf at Gulfstream Park on January 13. She was purchased for $72,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Special American, who earned $145,448. Special American is the dam of 2 winners, including stakes-placed American Romance, who earned $246,176. Special American is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner First Class Guy.
Malibu Lila (Malibu Moon - Probable Storm by Tabasco Cat) most recently finished 9th at a mile and a sixteenth on the dirt at Gulfstream Park on December 26. Her previous starts were at Churchill Downs, where she finished 9th at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf on November 24, and 5th at 7 furlongs on the dirt on November 4. She was a $280,000 yearling, and is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Cajun Conquest. Cajun Conquest earned $173,190 in 48 starts. Probable Storm, dam of Malibu Lila, is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Colonial Causeway, and grade I winner Summer Colony, who earned $1,448,930.
Taylor Street (Street Sense - Lenawee by Albert the Great) has run twice, finishing 8th in a 6 furlong contest at Churchill Downs on October 28, and 4th at 6 furlongs at Gulfstream Park on January 12. She is the first foal out of the winning mare Lenawee. Lenawee is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Kettle Hill, who earned $151,986.
The remaining fillies are unraced, including Proud Vixen (Proud Citizen - In Return by Horse Chestnut (SAF)), who is part of an entry with Montana Native. Proud Vixen was purchased for $110,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of stakes winner In Return. In Return is a half sister to one winner.
Rockatilla (Rock Hard Ten - Pulsatilla by Gone West) is out of stakes winner Pulsatilla, who was a debut winner. Pulsatilla is the dam of 6 winners, including stakes-placed Sacher Mine, and group III stakes-placed Mystic Bell. Two of Pulsatilla's offspring were debut winners. Pulsatilla is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Reverberate, who earned $319,110.
Charming Heart (Pulpit - Charming Lauren by Meadowlake) is a half sister to 2 winners. Her dam, Charming Lauren, is a full sister to 3 winners, including grade I winner Greenwood Lake, who earned $430,620; and a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Royal Hudson, grade III winner Charlie Barley, and grade I winner Success Express, who earned $835,359.
Fascinante (Medaglia d'Oro - Scarlett Cruise by Pulpit) is out of the unplaced mare Scarlett Cruise, who has produced 2 winners from 2 to run. Scarlett Cruise is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Cogito, group III winner Admiral's Cruise, and grade I stakes-placed Transcendental, who earned $381,976.
Other February 8 Entries
Tipsy At Midnight (filly; Midnight Lute - Tipsy Girl by Raise a Cup) faces 7 in Race 8 at Fair Grounds, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $30,000). Post time is 5:25 PM ET, and she has post 6. Tipsy At Midnight has two previous starts, finishing 10th at a mile on the turf on December 2, and 5th at a mile and 70 yards on the dirt on December 16. Those races were also at Fair Grounds. She last worked on January 31, going 5 furlongs in 1:01.80 at Fair Grounds. Tipsy At Midnight is out of stakes winner Tipsy Girl, who earned $285,817. Tipsy Girl is the dam of 12 winners, including stakes winner Greeley's Conquest, and grade III winner Itty Bitty Pretty. Tipsy Girl is a half sister to 7 winners.
Get Me a Cocktail (filly; Big Brown - Impressive Attire by Seeking the Gold) runs in Race 3 at Penn National, a 6 furlong Claiming Race. Post time is 6:54 PM ET, and she breaks from the 2 hole. This will be Get Me a Cocktail's first 2013 start. Last year, she ran 5 times, breaking her maiden in a 6 furlong race over a sloppy track at Hawthorne on October 18. Her most recent start came on November 1, when she was 5th in a 6 furlong claiming race at Hawthorne. Her last work was on January 19, when she went 4 furlongs in :49.60 at Hawthorne. Get Me a Cocktail was purchased for $9,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the unraced mare Impressive Attire. Impressive Attire is a half sister to three winners. Her dam is grade I winner Sharp Cat, who earned $2,032,575.