In July and August, the distances of the races for two year olds start to lengthen. Precocious pedigrees still rule, but we begin to see the unveiling of juveniles who will eventually prefer running two turns. Every day 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.
Arlington | Race 9 | 1 mile (t) | MSW
DOUBLE CROSSING (Cape Cross (IRE) - Two Clubs (GB), by First Trump (GB)) scratched.
Belmont | Race 6 | 6F (t) | MSW
Ur (Giant's Causeway - Sue's Last Dance by Forty Niner) finished fourth.
Ellis Park | Race 6 | 5 ½ F (Polytrack) | MSW
Worshipper (Awesome Again - Preach, by Mr. Prospector) finished third.
Hollywood | Race 5 | 5F Cushion Track | MSW
Rude Warrior (A.P. Indy - Raylene, by Tabasco Cat) was mentioned in the July 11 works.
Fit to Rule (Hard Spun - Sweet Minister by The Prime Minister)
Creative Cause (Giant's Causeway - Dream of Summer by Siberian Summer) Dream of Summer was a top race mare. She won the Apple Blossom (G1), A Gleam (G2) and several other stakes races.
Hollywood | Race 4 | 6F| Landaluce Stakes
Read the fillies’ profiles and race analysis at the main IMT website: http://www.ironmaidensthoroughbreds.com/
ON THE WORK TAB (7/16):
Covert Ops (Smoke Glacken - Collusion, by Broad Brush) had his fourth gate work, getting 4F in :48.54 (2/17). He’s a pretty gray colt his three year old half sibling Embezzler hasn’t started but is working at Delaware. Their dam went 0 for 3 on the track, but she’s a half sister to Champion 3 YO filly Smuggler and the dam of Salvator Mile winner Gone Astray. Covert Ops second dam is the great Champion Inside Information.
Fire On Ice (Unbridled's Song - Lost in the Storm, by Storm Cat) had a 4F work in:49.16 (5/17). The pretty gray colt’s half sister is unplaced in two starts, but their unraced dam is a half sister to Champion Sprinter Squirtle Squirt.
Party of Interest (Bernardini - Search Party, by Seeking the Gold) worked 4F in :49.51 (8/17). She’s a half sister to multiple graded stakes winner Criminologist, who set a NCR at Saratoga for 1 1/8 miles over the turf. A half brother, Rescue Squad is stakes placed. Her dam is G3 stakes placed and a full sister to stakes winner Manoa, dam of Spinster Stakes (g1) heroine Carriage Trail. The second and third dams are stakes winners.
Stone Maker (Empire Maker - Shesasurething, by Prospectors Gamble) breezed 5F in 1:00.48 (1/6). The pretty gray filly is a half sister to Carter Handicap hero Bustin Stones and her three other half siblings are winners.
State Flag (Street Cry (IRE) - Salute, by Unbridled) worked 4F in :49.33 (6/17) in his third gate work. He hails from racing royalty, but so far, neither of his half siblings have made it to the races. His dam won one of eight starts and placed in the Demoiselle (G2). She’s a daughter of the great Personal Ensign and is a half sister to BC Juvenile Fillies Champ My Flag, and sires Miner’s Mark, Our Emblem and Traditionally.
Bluegrass Star (Bluegrass Cat - Brushed Halory, by Broad Brush) worked 4F in :49.06 (9/26). He’s a ¾ brother to the multiple stakes winning sprinter Sly Storm. Their dam is a multiple G3 winner and a half sister to Blue Grass Stakes hero Halory Hunter and the juvenile Group Stakes winner Van Nistelrooy.
Dixie Darling (Dixie Union - Holy Way, by Holy Bull) worked 4F in :51.02 (12/17) over the dirt training track. All three of her half siblings are winners. Her dam is a half sister to the Champion Juvenile Filly Phone Chatter.
El Padrino (Pulpit - Enchanted Rock, by Giant's Causeway) drilled 5F in 58.89 (1/8) in his first gate work and second consecutive bullet. He’s the first foal for his dam, who was unplaced in her sole start. She’s a half sister to the dams of G2 turf winner Al Khali and G3 miler Soaring Empire. Another G2 winning sister produced G1 winner Serra Lake and the multiple stakes winner Cappuchino. Second dam Chic Shrine won the G1 Ashland.
Hard Mystery (Hard Spun - Summer Rainbow, by Summer Squall) worked 4F in :49.05 (8/26). She’s the second foal for her dam and her half sister is winless in four starts. Her dam is a listed stakes winner, but needed five starts to win. This family produced The Pamplemousse, and Grade 1 winner Stormello.
How Do I Win (Corinthian - Silver Crown, by Distorted Humor) drilled 5F in 58.89 (1/8) handily from the gate in his second consecutive bullet and second gate work. The pretty gray colt is the second foal for his dam. His half brother won in his second try. Silver Crown is a multiple stakes winning sprinter. She’s a half sister to multiple graded stakes winner Powerful Punch and stakes winner Silvery topping. The second dam Silvery Topping was also a multiple stakes winner.
Krissy Kat (Tale of the Cat - Kristy Beethoven, by Kris S.) worked 4F in :51.51 (15/17). She’s a half sister to the multiple stakes winner Golden Sonata and stakes place Le Chateau.
Our Midnight Run (Mr. Greeley - Quiet Maggy, by Quiet American) breezed 5F in 1:02.52 (6/19). She’s the first foal for her dam. Quiet Maggy is an unraced half sister to Champion Afleet Alex and his full brother Unforgettable Max. An unraced half sister bore the stakes winner Cash’s Girl.