Wednesday, July 13, 2011


In July and August, the distances of the races for two year olds start to lengthen. Everyday on this blog from now until the end of the Saratoga and Del Mar meetings, I’ll point out blue blooded babies from my Kiddie List database that are entered to race or have a series of decent works.


RESULTS (7/12):






Raise the Flag (Awesome Again - My Flag, by Easy Goer) shows the consistently slow works of the McGaughey stable. She worked 4F in :51.92 (30/32) over the Saratoga training track and previously posted two gate works. Raise the Flag is racing royalty. She is a daughter of the multiple Grade 1 winner My Flag, not only a superior runner in her own right, but also the dam of Champion Storm Flag Flying. The second dam is the incomparable Personal Ensign, who was perfect on the track and about the same in the breeding shed.

Vodkatariat (Gone West - Double D Appeal, by Successful Appeal) flew 4F bullet in :47.20 (1/31) over the Hollywood Cushion Track. He is the second foal out of Nursery Stakes winner Double D Appeal.

Personal Sunset (Belong to Me - Roses At Sunset, by Valid Appeal) had a brilliant 4F breeze in :47.40 (2/31) at Hollywood. She is a half to a stakes winner and stakes placed runner. Their dam is a full sister to the graded stakes winning sire Valid Wager and to the dam of the multiple G1 winner Jersey Girl. A half sister produced G1 winning sire Purge.

Key Component (Indian Charlie - Qualatative, by Woodman) breezed 5F in 1:00 flat (2/41) at Hollywood. She’s a half sister to the G3 heroine Rich In Spirit and stakes placed Holidaysatthefarm. Both earned blacktype as juveniles. Her third dam Square Angel was a Canadian Champion.



Burned Bridges (Bernardini - Steady Cat, by Storm Cat) had a :49.76 gate breeze (7/15) at Belmont. He’s a 3/4 brother to Saratoga Special (G2) hero and new sire Jump Start. Their dam Steady Cat placed in the Adirondack Stakes at two.

Broken Spur (Elusive Quality - Avalon Place, by Fusaichi Pegasus) worked 5F in 1:02.20 (5/8) over a good (wet) Churchill track. He’s the second foal for his dam. There’s some precocity in this distaff family. His second dam Twilight Ridge won the BC Juvenile Fillies and produced Demoiselle Stakes heroine LaRosa, herself the dam of the Grade 2 winner Taittinger Rose.

Candy Cat Can (Langfuhr - Bees, by Rahy) traveled 4F in :51.60 (21/32) over the muddy Churchill dirt. She’s the first foal for her stakes placed dam. This distaff family is stuffed with stakes winners. Her dam is a half sister to Comely Stakes (G3) winner Madison’s Charm and a second half sibling is group stakes placed in Ireland. The unraced second dam is a half sister to the dam of European Champion Duke of Marmalade. She’s also a half to Sanford Stakes hero Bite the Bullet and English stakes winner Shuailaan. The third dam is none other than the blue hen Lassie Dear, the grand-dam of A.P. Indy, Summer Squall, Court Vision, etc.

Quick Silver Song (Unbridled's Song - Saudi Poetry, by Storm Cat) breezed 4F in :51.60 (21/32) over the Churchill mud. Her full brother and sister and half brother have raced but haven’t won. Her dam won 5 of 15 starts including a Grade 3 race.

Seeker (Hard Spun - Classic Olympio, by Olympio) posted a 4F work in :52.60 (28/32) at Churchill. He’s a son of the hot new sire Hard Spun. Seeker is a half brother to the stakes winners Classify and Simplify. Their dam won the Moccasin Stakes as a two year old.

Banded (Bandini - Rebalite, by More Than Ready) worked 4F at Churchill in :51.80 (23/32) over a muddy track. She’s the first foal from her dam. Rebalite is a half sister to the top mare Lite Light, heroine of the Oak Leaf (G2) as a juvenile, the Kentucky Oaks, Coaching Club American Oaks, etc.

Broken Penny (Broken Vow - Worth Every Penny, by Spend a Buck) breezed 4F from the gate at Monmouth in :48.80 (7/30). All nine of her half siblings made it to the races and are winners. Her dam is a half sister to Kentucky Derby/Preakness and “almost” Belmont Stakes hero Real Quiet, and a half sister gave us Real Cozzy, the Louisianna Oaks winner who placed in the Kentucky Oaks and Mother Goose.

Taker Home (Vindication - Toll Taker, by Bernstein) breezed 5F in 1:02 (3/7) at Monmouth. She’s the second foal produced by her dam. Toll Taker won the Astarita (G3) as a juvenile and continued on to win or place in stakes races at three and four, including the Boiling Springs at Monmouth. She’s a half sister to the multiple stakes winner Choragus and the second dam Tappanzee was stakes placed.

Al Mudeer (Malibu Moon - Getaway Girl, by Silver Deputy) breezed 4F in :50.93 (9/19) over the deep Saratoga training track. So far, this branch of his distaff family is less than stellar. One half sibling (by Giant’s Causeway) has won 2 of 8 tries, while another (by Tale of the Cat) won once in 5 attempts. Considering that his dam is a half sister to top sire City Zip and Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, this is a disappointment. Maybe Al Mudeer will be the elusive stakes winner.

Kir (Bernardini - Cassis, by Red Ransom) worked 4F in :51.43 (14/19) on the Saratoga training track. His full brother won his debut at Lingfield in England earlier this year. His dam is a Group 3 winner in England and placed in a couple of other group stakes. She’s a half sister to the dam of Champion Juvenile filly Storm Song. High Cotton was also produced from this distaff family. Kir has a pedigree to love two turns.

Night Site (Giant's Causeway - Sightseek, by Distant View) breezed 4F in :52.61 (18/19) from the Saratoga training gate. He’s a son of the tough multiple stakes winning mare Sightseek. His half brother Raison d'Etat recently won his maiden in his second start and will likely be pointed towards stakes races this meet.