October 19 Result
She's No Lemon
There were no scratches, as all 12 fillies ran on the Polytrack. First-timer Easy Chair (Tiznow - Maple Syrple by American Chance) was favored, but the experienced Lemon de Oro (Lemon Drop Kid - Estrella de Oro (GB) by Belong to Me) was also getting plenty of attention. She looked very good to me. Emma Lushka (Pioneerof the Nile - Legendary Stacey by Include) was 35-1. She made a decent appearance, maybe a little on edge. Longshot Darby Doll (D'wildcat - Silver Shannon by Pentelicus) caught my eye. Emma Lushka took the lead out of the gate, but she was soon joined and passed by Lemon de Oro. Emma Lushka kept the rail spot while running second. These two continued 1-2 for a time, but then Party Now (Tiznow - Search Party by Seeking the Gold) took over second as they entered the turn. Emma Lushka stayed up there for awhile, but then began to retreat. Party Now took after Lemon de Oro, and this pair began to move away from the others. Party Now appeared like she might catch Lemon de Oro, but the latter filly kept her at bay. She didn't move away from Party Now, but neither could Party Now close the gap. At the wire, it was Lemon de Oro by 3/4 length. It was 6 lengths back to Lelanda (Bernardini - Motivated Sreva by Lear Fan) and Tiz Windy (Tiznow - Windyindy by A.P. Indy), who finished a neck apart in 3rd and 4th. Emma Lushka tired after her early action, finishing 11th. Watch the Replay.
October 19, 2013
Keeneland Race 7
Maiden Special Weight
|Lemon de Oro
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October 20 Entry
Rankhasprivileges for a Thunder Run
October 20, 2013
Keeneland Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
1 1/16 miles
Post Time: 2:09 PM ET TVG
||Reach for a Kitten (KY)
||Apache Park (KY)
||Ring Weekend (KY)
||Thunder Run (KY)
||Polish Cowboy (KY)
Rankhasprivileges (Einstein (BRZ) - Scrape by Mr. Prospector) and stakes-placed Thunder Run (Colonel John - La Defense by Wild Again) meet in this 1 1/16 mile contest on the Polytrack at Keeneland. Rankhasprivileges is unraced. He has been working at Churchill Downs, including 5 furlongs in 1:02.00 on October 16. He was purchased for $33,000 as a yearling, and is out of the placed mare Scrape. Scrape is the dam of 4 winners, including Water Henin, who earned $384,393. Scrape is a half sister to 4 winners, and a full sister to 3 winners, including grade I winner Forty Niner, who earned $2,726,000. Einstein's 12 runners have made 33 combined starts, recording 4 wins, 5 seconds, 2 thirds, and earnings of $149,654. Thunder Run has run twice, finishing 4th at a mile on the turf at Ellis Park on August 16, and 3rd in the Sunday Silence Stakes at a mile on the turf at Louisiana Downs on September 7. He last worked on October 15, going 4 furlongs in :50.00 at the Churchill Downs Training Center. Thunder Run was purchased for $150,000 as a weanling, for $250,000 as a yearling, and for $150,000 at 2. He is out of the winning mare La Defense, who is the dam of 4 winners, including stakes winner Quelle Surprise. Quelle Surprise earned $141,706 in 17 starts. One of La Defense's offspring was a winner at 2. La Defense is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Roi Maudit, and grade III winner Noisette, who earned $485,104. Colonel John has had 21 starters, which have run 40 times in all, registering 7 wins, 6 seconds, 5 thirds, and earnings of $424,711.
Ring Weekend (Tapit - Free the Magic by Cryptoclearance) has run twice, finishing 5th at 7 furlongs on a sloppy track at Saratoga on August 31, and 3rd at a mile and a sixteenth on the fast dirt at Churchill Downs on September 21. He was purchased for $310,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Free the Magic, who was a winner at 2. Free the Magic is the dam of 5 winners, including stakes-placed Bamboo, and Tap the Magic, a full sister to Ring Weekend. Two of Free the Magic's offspring won at 2, including Tap the Magic. Free the Magic is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Three Generations, and group II winner Forest Wind, and a full sister to stakes winner Flash of Joy.
Another with 2 starts is Polish Cowboy (Mineshaft - Spring Tide by Unbridled's Song), who finished 8th at a mile on the dirt at Churchill Downs on September 28, and 11th at 7 furlongs on the Polytrack at Keeneland on October 5. He was sold for $17,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Spring Tide. Spring Tide is the dam of 2 winners, including one who won at 2. Spring Tide is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Lights On, grade III winner Mr. Sea Sanders, and grade II winner Old Tascosa, who earned $393,950.
Eirigh (More Than Ready - Pleasant N Low by Pleasant Tap) made his only start at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf at Saratoga, finishing 6th on August 11. He was a $100,000 yearling, and is a half brother to the winner Charming Beauty, who was a winner at 2. Their dam, Pleasant N Low, is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Whiskey and Low, who earned $146,768.
Apache Park (Candy Ride (ARG) - Turn Away by Empire Maker) also has turf experience, finishing 9th at a mile at Kentucky Downs on September 14. It was his only start. He is the first foal out of stakes winner Turn Away, a winner at 2, who earned $185,332. Turn Away is a full sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Acronym, who earned $159,920; and a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Averted View.
Finishing 7th in his only start was Skestos (Bob and John - Miss Carrera by Memo (CHI)), who ran 5 furlongs at Indiana Downs on September 14. He is out of the winning mare Miss Carrera, who is the dam of the winner Grandanna. Grandanna has earned $160,381 in 30 starts. Miss Carrera is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Candelotto, and grade I winner Gourmet Girl, who earned $1,255,373.
Completing the field is unraced Reach for a Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Reachinforthestars by Grand Slam). He is the second foal out of the winning mare Reachinforthestars, who was a winner at 2. Reachinforthestars's first foal is grade I winner Admiral Kitten, a full brother to Reach for a Kitten. Admiral Kitten was 2 for 2 at 2, and has earned $559,080 overall. Reachinforthestars is a half sister to the winner Sweet and Lowdown, who has earned $109,098.
Colonel Joan (Colonel John - Live 'n Laugh by Dixieland Band) worked at Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs in 1:01.40.
Hubbala Hubbala (filly; Colonel John - Miss Buddhafull by Buddha) went 4 furlongs in :47.00 at Keeneland.
At Turfway Park, Rain Dance Maggie (filly; Colonel John - My Antonia by Jules) worked 4 furlongs in :51.80.
Southern Honey (filly; Colonel John - Mama Tia by Carson City) worked 4 furlongs in :49.80 at Keeneland.
Coach Hamilton (colt; Dunkirk - Brian's Beauty by With Approval) went 4 furlongs in :50.40 at Churchill Downs.
At Belmont Park, Stephanie's Secret (filly; Dunkirk - Double Doubleville by Mt. Livermore) went 4 furlongs in :50.05.
At Fair Hill, Charm City Girl (filly; Pioneerof the Nile - Charming Toutsie by Storm Cat) worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.00.