A Place for Cash Conversion, and a Second Try for E Equalsmcsquared

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News and Notes

Best of luck to Midnight Lute colts Govenor Charlie (Midnight Lute - Silverbulletway by Storm Cat) and Mylute (Midnight Lute - Stage Stop by Valid Expectations) running in the Preakness on Saturday, and safe trips to all. 

Two-year-old filly Sprouts (Square Eddie - Ann Summers Gold by Yankee Victor) became the first winner for first-crop sire Square Eddie on May 16, when she won the 8th Race at Betfair Hollywood Park, a 4.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight Watch the Replay. It was Sprouts second start, as she finished 5th in a 4.5 furlong race at Hollywood Park on April 26. Square Eddie has had one additional starter, 2-year-old filly Cabbage, who finished 6th in her only start, a 4 furlong race at Golden Gate Fields on May 16. Sprouts is the second foal out of group III stakes-placed Ann Summers Gold, whose first foal is the winner Mogilny. Ann Summers Gold is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Dubai Sheikh. 

The next couple days will be a little hectic, so I've previewed E Equalsmcsquared's Saturday race in this blog. And, as a bonus, I have also previewed a two-year-old race at Churchill Downs on Friday.

New Workers

May 15

Johnny Meatballs (filly; Dunkirk - Flip Cat by Maria's Mon) worked 3 furlongs in :39.25 at Aqueduct. She was purchased for $3,500 as a weanling, and for $20,000 as a yearling. She is the second foal out of the unraced mare Flip Cat. Flip Cat is a half sister to 4 winners.

Oh Wise One (filly; Dunkirk - Wise Ending by End Sweep) worked 2 furlongs in :25.20 at Adena Springs Farm. She sold for $60,000 as a weanling, and is out of the winning mare Wise Ending. Wise Ending was a winner at 2, and earned $336,278. Wise Ending is the dam of 2 winners, including stakes winner King Congie, who earned $243,740. Wise Ending is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winners Smoking Wise and Grand Champion, and a full sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Wise Sweep.

May 16

Bossy Gal (filly; Pioneerof the Nile - Jenny Joy by Acceptable) worked at Gulfstream Park, 3 furlongs in :37.91. She is out of the winning mare Jenny Joy, who was placed at 2. Jenny Joy is the dam of winner Yankee Boss. Jenny Joy is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Vanquisher, who has earned $486,177.

Returning Workers

May 16

At Keeneland, Johnny Football (colt; Colonel John - Sweet November by Storm Cat) went 3 furlongs in :37.00.

Articulate (filly; Dunkirk - Mia Gatto by Cat Thief) worked at Emerald Downs, 2 furlongs in :26.60. 

Kendini (colt; Dunkirk - Next Big Nothin' by Forest Wildcat) worked at Emerald Downs, 3 furlongs in :36.40.

Dunkirk's Storm (colt; Dunkirk - Summer Storm by Peace for Peace) worked at Prairie Meadows, 3 furlongs in :36.25.

Runriverrun (filly; Pioneerof the Nile - A. P. Cindy by A.P. Indy) went a furlong in :12.80 at Santa Anita Park.

Star of Zanilla (filly; Pioneerof the Nile - Zanilla by Orientate) worked 3 furlongs in :39.60 at Churchill Downs. 

May 16 Result

Choctaw Chuck Gets the Cash

New Dart (Sharp Humor - Tricky Laura by Phone Trick) was scratched, leaving 6 on the Tapeta. The bettors had a little trouble deciding on a favorite, finally settling on the entry of Cash Conversion (Colonel John - Cash No Credit by West by West) and Classic Again (Offlee Wild - Fair and Square by Awesome Again). Also getting plenty of respect was Choctaw Chuck (Bwana Charlie - Taylor's Choice by Conquistador Cielo). Cash Conversion made a favorable first impression. He has some size to him. Red Cloud Trail (Student Council - Tessitura by Unbridled's Song) had some bounce in the paddock, and Legal Action (Grey Memo - Joint Agreement by Skip Away) was on the muscle. Cash Conversion was a tad reluctant to load. The start was fairly even. Choctaw Chuck went to the front, with Cash Conversion in pursuit. They were followed by Legal Action and Red Cloud Trail, and Classic Again and Red Toro (Benny the Bull - Tugger by Twining) completed the early order. Cash Conversion maintained contact with Choctaw Chuck until the stretch, when the latter colt pulled away. Choctaw Cruise went on to an easy 7 1/2-length win. Cash Conversion may have been no match for the winner, but he was 6 lengths in front of the rest of them, who were led by his entrymate Classic Again. He was followed by Red Toro, Legal Action, and Red Cloud Trail. Watch the Replay.

May 16, 2013
Presque Isle Downs Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

Choctaw Chuck
$5.80
$2.60
$2.40
Cash Conversion

$2.10
$2.20
Classic Again

$2.10
$2.20

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May 17 Entries

Yes It's a Fact that Little Lute has Talk Show Talent

May 17, 2013
Churchill Downs Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
5 furlongs
2-year-olds
Post Time: 3:48 PM ET HRTV

PP Horse
1. Rope (KY)
2. Little Lute (KY)
3. Big Blue Talent (KY)
4. Alsono (KY)
5. Big Gator (LA)
6. Total Justice (IN)
7. Yes It's a Fact (LA)
8. Talk Show Talent (PA)

Alsono (Limehouse - Miss Blue Grass by St. Jovite) and Big Gator (Intimidator - Fearless Wildcat by Forest Wildcat) finished 3rd and 7th in a 4.5 furlong race at Keeneland on April 19. Alsono has two additional starts, finishing 4th in a 4.5 furlong race at Keeneland on April 7, and 2nd at 4.5 furlongs at Churchill Downs on May 10. He 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. Big Gator has no other starts. He is a half brother to 3 winners, including grade III winner Lou Brissie, and stakes winner Fearless Cowboy. Lou Brissie won his first 2 races at 2, including the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes (gr. III). 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.

Rope (Henny Hughes - Confederate Bond by Broken Vow) made his only start at Pimlico, finishing 2nd in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race on April 14. He was purchased for $8,000 as a weanling, and for $4,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the winning mare Confederate Bond. Confederate Bond is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Torquay, who earned $461,412.

Another veteran of one start is Total Justice (Aragorn (IRE) - Fly Gold Air by Tactical Advantage), who finished 9th at 4.5 furlongs at Keeneland on April 26. He is out of Fly Gold Air, who was a winner at 2. Fly Gold Air is the dam of 3 winners, and is a half sister to 3 winners.

The remaining horses are unraced, including Big Blue Talent (Talent Search - Suncoast Parkway by Quiet American) and Talk Show Talent (Talent Search - Lunacy (BRZ) by Minstrel Glory), who are a Ken and Sarah Ramsey owned, and Wesley Ward trained entry. Alan Garcia is named to ride both halves of the entry. Both colts are sired by first-year sire Talent Search, who has had 4 runners, which have each run once, recording 2 wins, 1 third, and earnings of $51,116. Stakes winner Talent Search was a debut winner at 2, and earned $603,360 in his career. Big Blue Talent is out of the placed mare Suncoast Parkway, who is the dam of the winner Eye Forty Four. Suncoast Parkway is a full sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed State Power, who earned $193,714; and a half sister to 4 winners, including grade III winner Top Commander, who earned $246,150. Talk Show Talent was purchased for $15,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of stakes winner Lunacy, who was a winner at 2. Lunacy's first foal is the winner Porchetto. Lunacy is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 10 winners.

Little Lute (Midnight Lute - Two Step Trudy by Capote) was purchased for $5,000 as a yearling. He is a half brother to 4 winners, and stakes-placed Dixie Crisp. One of Little Lute's siblings was a debut winner at 2. Two Step Trudy, dam of Little Lute, is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winners Forli's Tango and Ninja Dancer.

Yes It's a Fact (Yes It's True - Genesis Effect by I'm a Lyre) was purchased for $32,000 as a yearling, and is a half brother to 6 winners, including stakes winner Mr. Sulu, who earned $617,033. Two of Yes It's a Fact's siblings won at 2, including Mr. Sulu. Genesis Effect, dam of Yes It's a Fact, is a half sister to 4 winners.

May 18 Entry

E Equalsmcsquared Seems Legit with Impossebul Speed

May 18, 2013
Lone Star Park Race 1
Maiden Claiming ($25,000)
4.5 furlongs
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 2:35 PM ET

PP Horse
1. Seems Legit (LA)
2. E Equalsmcsquared (KY)
3. Witt's Rule (TX)
4. Honor Lisabeth (TX)
5. Mula Me (TX)
6. Impossebul Speed (OK)
7. Witt's Trick (TX)

E Equalsmcsquared (Einstein (BRZ) - Prairie Spring by Conquistador Cielo) makes her second start, facing 6 at Lone Star Park. Her first start was on the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park, where she finished 4th in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight Race on May 3. E Equalsmcsquared is the only runner so far for her sire Einstein. Grade I winner Einstein earned $2,945,238 in 30 starts. He did not run at 2, but was a winner in his second start at 3. E Equalsmcsquared was purchased for $7,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Prairie Spring, who earned $114,272. Prairie Spring is the dam of the winner At First Asking. Prairie Spring is a half sister to 4 winners. 

Mula Me (Mula Gula - It's All About Me by Silver Ghost), Witt's Rule (Drums of Thunder - My Irish Doll by Irish Open), Impossebul Speed (Silver Train - Call the Posse by Posse), and Seems Legit (My Pal Charlie - Dancehall Deelites by Afternoon Deelites) finished 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race at Lone Star Park on May 3. It was the only start for all four. Mula Me, who gained late on May 3, is out of the winning mare It's All About Me. It's All About Me is a half sister to 2 winners. Witt's Rule is out of the winning mare My Irish Doll, who was a winner at 2. My Irish Doll is a half sister to 3 winners, and a full sister to stakes-placed winners Only Irish and Irish of Dobbin. Impossebul Speed is the first foal out of the winning mare Call the Posse, a winner at 2, who earned $126,437. Call the Posse is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes-placed Silver Seven. Her dam, Bacall, is a half sister to grade III winners Malagra and Holy Mountain, and grade II winner Relaxing Rhythm. Seems Legit was favored on May 3, but swerved out at the start. She is out of grade II stakes-placed Dancehall Deelites, who earned $182,894, and was a winner at 2. Dancehall Deelites is the dam of 3 winners, including Take for You, who was grade II stakes-placed in Puerto Rico. Two of Dancehall Deelites's offspring won at 2, including Take for You. Dancehall Deelites is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade II winner Bickersons. Seems Legit is the only runner so far for freshman sire My Pal Charlie. Grade II winner My Pal Charlie earned $762,519 in 20 starts.

The remaining 2 are unraced, including Witt's Trick (Drums of Thunder - Stinger Lea by Twilight Agenda), who is part of an entry with Witt's Rule. Witt's Trick is out of the winning mare Stinger Lea. Stinger Lea is the dam of the winner Witt's Storm. Stinger Lea is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes-placed Sayonara Boys.

Honor Lisabeth (Magic Cat - Evening Starlet by Monarchos) is the second foal out of the winning mare Evening Starlet. Evening Starlet is a daughter of stakes-placed Manhattan Skyline, who earned $141,255.

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