Vinceremos is My Storm Trooper in Hurricane Ray

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January 3 Results

Showing Some Heart

Cheypooter (Star Dabbler - Formeredith by Dynaformer) and AE entrant Miss Tattle Tale (Tale of the Cat - Meadow Miss by Meadowlake) were scratched. Divine Heart (Divine Park - Don't Trick Her by Mazel Trick), entrymate to Miss Tattle Tale, was favored. She looked good in the paddock. Passing the Grade (Einstein (BRZ) - Blew Me Away by Indy King) was 29-1, but she made a favorable impression heading to the track, and was full of herself warming up. Raspberry Delight (Brahms - Raspberry Wine by Change Takes Time) broke a little slowly. Passing the Grade broke with the leaders, but then dropped back. Bella's Flair (Bellamy Road - Season's Flair by D'Accord) got to the lead from her outside post, with Sweet Tooth Sarah (Badge of Silver - Skyler's Sissy by Honour and Glory) and American Girly (Quiet American - Swirly Girl by Cat Dreams) with her. Favorite Divine Heart was not far off. Passing the Grade was 5th or 6th, keeping her rail spot. Bella's Flair and Sweet Tooth Sarah continued to lead them, as Divine Heart was in a bit of traffic, and Raspberry Delight moved closer. Bella's Flair took command, but Divine Heart was rallying on the outside. She wore down Bella's Flair for a 1/2 length win. 5 1/4 lengths behind these was Passing the Grade, who finished well to grab third from Sweet Tooth Sarah. She was followed by Raspberry Delight, American Girly, Traced (Too Much Bling - Amazing Trace by Triple Sec), Fancy Heiress (Wildcat Heir - White Scarf by Matty G), and Slew of Pearls (Chestertown Slew - Casting Pearls by Fusaichi Pegasus). Watch the Replay.

January 3, 2014
Delta Downs Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

Divine Heart
$4.40
$2.80
$2.60
Bella's Flair

$2.80
$2.60
Passing the Grade


$6.40

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Other January 3 Results

Favorite Nile Tunes (filly; Pioneerof the Nile - Greeley's Tune by Mr. Greeley) pressed the early pacesetter, and then took control in the stretch in Race 3 at Calder, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $25,000), crossing the line 4 1/4 lengths in front. Watch the Replay.

Race 6 at Fair Grounds, a Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $30,000 - $25,000) was taken off the turf, and run at a mile and 70 yards on the fast main track. Oh Wise One (filly; Dunkirk - Wise Ending by End Sweep) was scrached. Amica (filly; Dunkirk - Dot C C by Cozzene) was favored, came running 5-wide, and just got up for a nose win. Watch the Replay. Amica was claimed out of the race.

Fulmerized (colt; Dunkirk - Beautiful Honor by Double Honor) was favored in Race 8 at Santa Anita, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $30,000), and dueled early, but weakened and finished 7th. Sams Blue Cat (Bluegrass Cat - Cut the Mustard by Double Honor) won by a head over Johns Journey (Good Journey - Belle Lu by Signal Tap). They were far ahead of the others. Watch the Replay.

January 4 Entries

Stakes Entry

Grade III winner Dunkin Bend (colt; Dunkirk - Misty Run by Vindication) faces 6 in the 7 furlong Big Drama Stakes at Delta Downs. Post time is 10:00 PM ET, and he will break from the outside post. Dunkin Bend has run 5 times. He broke his maiden in his second start, a 6 furlong race at Saratoga on August 3, and then ran in three straight stakes. He won the 6 furlong Sapling Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park on September 1, finished 4th in the 7 furlong Clever Trevor Stakes at Remington Park on November 8, and 7th in the Remington Springboard Mile on December 15. He last worked on December 31, going 4 furlongs in :49.20 at Oaklawn Park. Dunkin Bend was purchased for $21,000 as a weanling, for $53,000 as a yearling, and for $110,000 at 2. He is the first foal out of the unraced mare Misty Run. Misty Run is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Macadamia, who earned $139,549.

Maiden Entry

Vinceremos is My Storm Trooper in Hurricane Ray

January 4, 2014
Gulfstream Park Race 8
Maiden Special Weight

1 mile
3-year-olds
Post Time: 4:03 PM ET HRTV

PP Horse
1. Constitution (KY)
2. I'mbetterthangood (KY)
3. Vinceremos (KY)
4. My Storm Trooper (KY)
5. Mandatario (KY)
6. Sportscaster (KY)
7. Hurricane Ray (KY)
8. Four More (KY)
9. Buck Magic (KY)
10. Legend (KY)

Vinceremos (Pioneerof the Nile - Kettle's Sister by More Than Ready) makes his second start in this mile contest at Gulfstream Park. First time out, in a 6 furlong race over a sloppy track at Gulfstream Park on November 30, he was favored and looked good in the prelims, but had to settle for second behind Three Quarter Roy (Concerto - Joy Rules by Full Mandate). Vinceremos has worked several times at Palm Meadows since his debut, including 5 furlongs in 1:01.15 on December 29. He was purchased for $140,000 as a yearling, and for $340,000 at 2, and is the second foal out of the unplaced mare Kettle's Sister. Kettle's Sister's first foal is the winner Dr. Chase. Kettle's Sister is a half sister to 9 winners, including grade III stakes-placed winners Kettle Won and Cognac Kisses. Cognac Kisses earned $178,094 in 28 starts.

Buck Magic (Broken Vow - Gatorette by Distorted Humor) made his most recent start in the 1 1/16 mile Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs on November 30, finishing 4th. Previously, he ran in 2 maiden races, finishing 4th at 6 furlongs at Keeneland on October 11, and 2nd at 7 furlongs at Churchill Downs on November 1.  He is out the first foal out of the winning mare Gatorette. Gatorette is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Soonerette, who earned $201,102. Gatorette's dam is stakes winner Gigi's Skyflyer.

My Storm Trooper (Tropical Storm - Arcilla by Conquistador Cielo) has made three starts, all at Gulfstream Park. He finished 5th at 7 furlongs on November 11, 2nd at a mile on a sloppy track on November 23, and 2nd at a mile and a sixteenth on December 14. He is out of the winning mare Arcilla, who earned $187,865. Arcilla is the dam of 3 winners, and is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Pocket Power, and grade II winner Timeless Native, who earned $643,467.

Mandatario (Grand Slam - Cat and the Hat by Storm Cat) has also run three times, finishing 10th at 6.5 furlongs at Gulfstream Park on September 14, 9th at 6 furlongs at Calder on October 26, and 3rd at 7 furlongs at Gulfstream Park on December 19. He was purchased for $75,000 as a yearling, and for $100,000 at 2, and is out of grade III stakes-placed Cat and the Hat. Cat and the Hat is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 6 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Extreme Supreme, and stakes winner Sazarac Jazz, who earned $298,837.

I'mbetterthangood (Exchange Rate - Cat Lea by Cat Thief) was 6th in his lone race, a mile contest at Churchill Downs on October 27. He sold for $135,000 as a yearling. He is a full brother to one winner, and a half brother to 2 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Special Saturday. Cat Lea, dam of I'mbetterthangood, is a half sister to 4 winners, including grade II winner My Boston Gal, who earned $500,961.

Four More (Bernadini - My Mach Four by Machiavellian) made his only start on the turf at Gulfstream Park, finishing 12th at a mile and a sixteenth. He is out of the unraced mare My Mach Four, who has produced 3 winners from 4 to run. My Mach Four is a half sister to to 7 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Savoy Special, who earned $159,113.

The others are unraced, including Constitution (Tapit - Baffled by Distorted Humor), who was a $400,000 yearling. He is out of group III stakes-placed Baffled. Baffled was a debut winner. She is a full sister to 2 winners, including group II stakes-placed Surfer, who earned $192,848; and a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Spring Party, and grade I winner Emcee, who earned $479,900.

Legend (Tiznow - Royal Tigress by Storm Cat) was purchased for $250,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Royal Tigress. Royal Tigress is the dam of 2 winners, including stakes winner Ol Donyo, who has earned $125,828. Royal Tigress is a full sister to group III stakes-placed Thunderous Mood, and a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Miguel Cervantes, and group III winner Warm Heart.

Sportscaster (Harlan's Holiday - Christmas Choir by Songandaprayer) sold for $37,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the unraced mare Christmas Choir. Christmas Choir is a half sister to the winner Aqua. Her dam is stakes winner Abbey Bridge, who earned $177,538.

Hurricane Ray (Tiznow - Zophie by Hawkster) is out of the winning mare Zophie, who was a debut winner. Zophie is the dam of 4 winners, including grade I winner Appealing Zophie, who earned $497,898 and was a debut winner. Zophie is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Yankee Mon, who earned $222,716.

Other January 4 Entry

Lucky Bowtie (colt; Colonel John - Forest Island by Forestry) is on the AE list for Race 4 at Parx Racing, a mile Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $25,000). Post time is 1:46 PM ET. He has one previous start, finishing 7th in a mile Maiden Special Weight at Parx on October 15. His most recent work was on December 18, when he went 5 furlongs in 1:05.42 at Parx. Lucky Bowtie was purchased for $67,000 as a weanling, and for $160,000 as a yearling. He is the second foal out of the unraced mare Forest Island. Forest Island is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to stakes-placed Cascabella and grade II stakes-placed Tenfold.

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