Bourbon Therapy for a Big Gator with Hollywood Talent

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April 18 Results

Stakes Result

Midnight Ballet (filly; Midnight Lute - Buzz Song by Unbridled's Song) finished 5th in the Appalachian Stakes (gr. IIIT) at a mile on the firm turf at Keeneland behind Unbelievable Dream (Kitalpha - A Perfect Weekend by Stephen Got Even), who closed from the back of the pack for a 1/2-length win. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Appalachian Stakes here.

Two-Year-Old Results

Knit One Win Too

Ms. Echogenic (Hear No Evil - Ms. Riskay by General Royal) and Inspired Say Eye (Two Punch - Let's Coast by Cozzene) were scratched, and the track was fast. Venice Queen (Latent Heat - Running Creek by Cape Town) was favored, and one race veteran New Zone (Wilko - Profit Zone by Meadowlake) was well-respected as well. I was liking her in the paddock. Tizgale (Stormy Atlantic - Tizthen by Tiznow) was a little feisty, and then when they got to the track, she dumped her rider and took off. She was a late scratch. Sagamore Racing, which owns Tizgale, tweeted after the race that she was fine and will try again another day. I was liking Corsetiere (Old Fashioned - Very Fast Lady by Mr. Greeley) on the track. O Reeley (Freud - She's Got a Way by Louis Quatorze) was shuffled back soon after the start. Knit One Purr Too (Tale of the Cat - Luxuriously by Danzig) went to the lead. She was chased by New Zone, with Venice Queen and Minowa Shadow (Jump Start - Grand Idea by Catienus) back in third and fourth. New Zone took a run at Knit One Purr Too, but the latter filly sprinted away again. She kept her advantage throughout, despite shifting out a bit at the finish, and crossed the line 3 1/2 lengths in front. New Zone did not maintain the straightest course, but she was safe in second. Venice Queen just held off Corsetiere by a nose for third, followed by Minowa Shadow and O Reeley. Watch the Replay.

April 18, 2013
Pimlico Race 1
Maiden Special Weight

Knit One Purr Too
New Zone

Venice Queen


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Mary At the Winner's Circle

Bluesville (Bring the Heat - Porticipation by Include) was scratched, leaving 10 on the Polytrack. E Built This City (City Zip - E Looe by Lure) took the early money, but the Wesley Ward-trained Mary At the Cove (Brother Derek - Don't Do Lunch by Montbrook) was favored at post time. She had some spring in her step. Mad Princess (Artie Schiller - Anita Madden by Arch) looked good to me, and I was liking Lightning Angel (Stormy Atlantic - Fly Away Angel by Skip Away) a bit. Streethomealabama (Street Sense - Servalina by A.P. Indy) hopped at the start. Mary At the Cove went to the front, with E Built This City in pursuit. Mad Princess and Lightning Angel were just off the top pair. Lightning Angel and E Built This City took runs at Mary At the Cove as they came out of the turn, but Mary At the Cove repulsed them. She came home 2 1/4 lengths ahead. Lightning Angel finished well, securing second, and E Built This City just held off Streethomealabama for third. Streethomealabama should be one to watch next time after her slow start. Watch the Replay.

April 18, 2013
Keeneland Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

Mary At the Cove
Lightning Angel

E Built This City


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Three-Year-Old Result

The Leader

The race was run on the firm turf, so MTO Wabbajack (Midnight Lute - Fast and Early by Carson City) was left out. Also scratched was Doc Cebu (Hard Spun -Berga by Jade Hunter). Ghareeb (Tapit - Rite Moment by Vicar) was favored, and Inmyfathersimage (Curlin - Friendly Michelle by Artax) was 9-1. I was liking Ella's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Anura (IRE) by Giant's Causeway) on the track. Tapulous (Tapit - Indian Halo by Halo) was restless, and first-timer Nobel Laureate (Empire Maker - Adorable and Smart by Gulch) reared in the gate before the start. Tapulous sped to the lead followed by a rank Lead Singer (Unbridled's Song - Miss Lodi by Mr. Greeley). The next two were longshot Fastinov (Bop - Cordesian by Lear Fan) and four-year-old Bernie's Best (Posse - Haddie by You and I). Inmyfathersimage was at the back. Tapulous continued running free on the lead, building up a several length advantage. Nobel Laureate and Bernie's Best both made moves on the turn, but as they headed into the stretch, it was Lead Singer who surged to the lead. He left the others behind, recording a 3-length win. Bernie's Best was a clear second, and Tapulous held third. Ghareeb and Ella's Kitten finished a neck apart in 4th and 5th, and Inmyfathersimage ended up 6th. He may be returning to the dirt after this performance. Watch the Replay.

April 18, 2013
Aqueduct Race 4

Maiden Special Weight

Lead Singer
Bernie's Best



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Other April 18 Result

Midnight Joy (filly; Midnight Lute - Touch of Joy by Crafty Prospector) reared in the gate before Race 6 at Pimlico, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight for fillies and mares, three years old and up, and was a late scratch. Favorite Orlyana Queen (Kafwain - Tight Lipped by Kissin Kris) sped to the lead, and held on for a 1 1/4-length win. Watch the Replay.

April 19 Entries

2-Year-Old Entry

Bourbon Therapy for a Big Gator with Hollywood Talent

April 19, 2013
Keeneland Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
4.5 furlongs
Post Time: 3:09 PM ET TVG

PP Horse
1. Hollywood Talent (PA)
2. Manaus (KY)
3. Bourbon Therapy (NY)
4. Indigo Diamond (KY)
5. Pontos (KY)
6. Wordly Dreamer (LA)
7. Lucky Luminaire (KY)
8. Innovative Fashion (KY)
9. Alsono (KY)
10. Hurricane Pass (IN)
11. Colonel Harlan (KY)
12. Big Gator (LA)

Indigo Diamond (Belong to Me - Acadeca by Royal Academy) and Alsono (Limehouse - Miss Blue Grass by St. Jovite) finished 3rd and 4th, 2 lengths apart, in a 4.5 furlong race at Keeneland on April 7. It was the only start for both. Indigo Diamond sold for $11,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the placed mare Acadeca. Acadeca is a half sister to one winner. Alsono is out of the winning mare Miss Blue Grass, who has produced 4 winners, including stakes-placed My Lil Shamrock, and stakes winner Gig Harbor, who earned $143,300. My Lil Shamrock was a winner at 2. Miss Blue Grass is a half sister to 4 winners.

The others are unraced, including Hollywood Talent (Talent Search - Intrinsic Value by Johannesburg), who is the first runner for first-year sire Talent Search. Stakes winner Talent Search was a debut winner at 2, and earned $603,360 in his career. Hollywood Talent is a half brother to the winner Getaway Money. Their dam, Intrinsic Value, is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners.

Lucky Luminaire (Visionaire - Fortunate Chance by American Chance) and Colonel Harlan (Visionaire - Jacaranda Jane (SAF) by Joshua Dancer) are the second and third starters for their sire, Visionaire. Visionaire's first starter, She Is Tango, was second in her only start, in Mexico on April 7. Grade I winner Visionaire was a winner at 2, and earned $465,882 overall. Colonel Harlan is out of the winning mare Jacaranda Jane, who was a winner at 2. Jacaranda Jane is the dam of Jane's Heir, who was also a winner at 2. Jacaranda Jane is a half sister to 2 winners, including Ginkgo, a group III winner in South Africa. Lucky Luminaire is out of the winning mare Fortunate Chance, who is the dam of the winner Rosie My Way. Fortunate Chance is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Stormy Ambition, who earned $223,473.

Also by a first-crop sire is Innovative Fashion (Old Fashioned - Innovate by Relaunch), who is the second runner for his sire, Old Fashioned. Old Fashioned's first runner, Corsetiere, finished 4th, just missing third, at 4.5 furlongs at Pimlico on April 18. Grade II winner Old Fashioned was 3 for 3 at 2, and earned $583,280 overall. Innovative Fashion was purchased for $20,000 as a weanling, and is out of stakes winner Innovate, who earned $226,598. Innovate is the dam of 6 winners, including one who was a winner at 2. Innovate is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 12 winners.

Bourbon Therapy (Freud - S S Scribble by Notebook) was a $25,000 yearling, and is out of the winning mare S S Scribble, who won 2 races at 2. S S Scribble has produced 4 winners from 4 to run, including stakes-placed Raynick's Jet. Raynick's Jet was a debut winner at 2, and earned $153,794. S S Scribble is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Undeniable Queen, and Concerto's Queen, a grade I winner in Puerto Rico.

Manaus (Stroll - Catch This Cat by Cat Thief) was purchased for $3,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the unraced mare Catch This Cat. Catch This Cat's first foal is the winner Van Lew, who was a winner at 2. Catch This Cat is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes-placed winners Running Rahy and Silver Flower.

Pontos (Tale of the Cat - Winning Chance by Alphabet Soup) is out of stakes winner Winning Chance, a winner at 2, who earned $651,443 in her career. Winning Chance has produced 4 winners from 4 to run. Two of her offspring won at 2, and one was a debut winner that season. Winning Chance is a half sister to 4 winners, including Miss Lover Lover, a grade I winner in the Trinidad.

Big Gator (Intimidator - Fearless Wildcat by Forest Wildcat) is a half brother to 3 winners, including grade III winner Lou Brissie, and stakes winner Fearless Cowboy. Lou Brissie broke his maiden in his first start at 2, running 4.5 furlongs on the Polytrack at Keeneland, and then won the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes (gr. III) in his next start. Fearless Cowboy was a stakes winner at 2, and earned $333,723 overall. Fearless Wildcat, dam of Big Gator, is a half sister to 10 winners, including stakes winners Tres Coronas and Descapate.

Wordly Dreamer (Planet Earth - Deadly Dreamer by Woodman) is out of the winning mare Deadly Dreamer, who is the dam of the winner Deadly Truth. Deadly Dreamer is a half sister to 8 winners.

Hurricane Pass (Artie Schiller - Grey Gulch by Gulch) is a half brother to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Grand Coulee. His dam, Grey Gulch, is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes-placed Starafar, and grade II winner Wall Street Dancer, who earned $834,728.

Other April 19 Entries

Henrythenavigator fillies Igotthemoneyhoney (Henrythenavigator - Her Own Way by Danzig) and Chroi Le Teaglaigh (Henrythenavigator - Paddy's Daisy by King of Kings (IRE)) meet in Race 3 at Keeneland, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $20,000) for Fillies and Mares, three years old and up. Post time is 2:07 PM ET. Igotthemoneyhoney, who breaks from the rail, has run once, finishing 10th in a mile turf race at Gulfstream Park on March 28. Since then, she worked 4 furlongs in :49.20 on the dirt at Churchill Downs on April 13. Igotthemoneyhoney is out of the placed mare Her Own Way, who is the dam of three winners. Her Own Way is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to three winners, including stakes-placed Sheffield. Chroi Le Teaglaigh, who has post 4, is unraced. She has been working at Keeneland, including 3 furlongs in :36.00 from the gate on April 16. She was purchased for $110,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade III winner Paddy's Daisy, who earned $267,548. Paddy's Daisy is the dam of the winner Flying Peter, and is a half sister to the winner Paddy's Dasher.

Lovely Daughter (filly; Big Brown - Bobbie Use by Not For Love) runs in Race 3 at Golden Gate Fields, a Claiming Race scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Post time is 4:45 PM ET, and she breaks from the rail. In her only previous start of 2013, Lovely Daughter finished 5th in an Allowance/Optional Claiming Race at 6 furlongs on the Tapeta at Golden Gate on February 23. The winner of that race was the Midnight Lute filly Irish Presence. Last year, Lovely Daughter ran 5 times. She was a winner in her debut, a 5 furlong race at Golden Gate on August 26. She then finished 6th in the 6.5 furlong Barretts Debutante Stakes on September 15, 4th in a 6 furlong Allowance Race at Santa Anita on October 4, 3rd in a 6 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming Race on October 25 at Golden Gate, and 6th in the 6 furlong Golden Gate Debutante Stakes on December 1. She last worked on April 12, going 5 furlongs in 1:06.80 at Golden Gate. Lovely Daughter was purchased for $22,000 as a yearling, and is out of turf stakes winner Bobbie Use, who earned $104,969. Bobbie Use is the dam of stakes winner Starship Truffles, and is a half sister to 5 winners.

Kiss My Monkey (gelding; The Green Monkey - Smoochem by Friendly Lover) is entered in race 8 at Evangeline Downs, a 6.5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $15,000). Post time is 9:35 PM ET, and he has post 12. Kiss My Monkey has run four times, all at Delta Downs. In three 5 furlong races, he was 9th on October 25, 10th on December 15, and 9th on January 23. Most recently, he finished 6th at 6.5 furlongs on March 6. 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. 

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