Friday, July 15, 2011


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.


RESULTS (7/14):

Belmont Race 4 6F inner turf.

2nd - St Pancras (Scat Daddy - Marylebone, by Unbridled's Song)

3rd - ISRA (Easing Along - Constant Companion, by Relaunch)

4th - Sisterhood (Kitten's Joy - Caterette, by Cozzene)


Arlington | Race 9 | 1 mile (t) | MSW

Mentioned in the 7/10 works, DOUBLE CROSSING (Cape Cross (IRE) - Two Clubs (GB), by First Trump (GB)) makes his debut for trainer Wayne Catalano.

Belmont | Race 6 | 6F (t) | MSW

Ur (Giant's Causeway - Sue's Last Dance by Forty Niner) makes his debut for trainer Mark Shuman. Ur is a half brother to Acorn and Delaware Handicap heroine Island Sand, stakes winner Pozo de Luna and five other winners.

Ellis Park | Race 6 | 5 ½ F (Polytrack) | MSW

Worshipper (Awesome Again - Preach, by Mr. Prospector) is a Claiborne Farm homebred making her debut for Al Stall, Jr. She's a half sister to Pulpit. Eight of ten of her half siblings have competed and are winners, but only a couple have won more than twice. Pulpit, Urban Poet (c. by Dynaformer) and Tell It (f. by Storm Cat) are the only ones with blacktype. Worshipper's dam Preach won her maiden in early August, 6F at Saratoga. She then finished 3rd in the Spinaway and won the Frizette.  Most of her offspring weren't as precocious. Only Pulpit, Tell It, and Urban Poet won at first asking, all in the fall at 7F.  The rest needed at least three or more starts to win. Evidently, you can tell right off the bat if Preach's offspring are going to be any good. 



Unbridled's Way (Unbridled's Song - Away, by Dixieland Band) 3F in :39.05. He’s a half brother to the top filly Eight Belles.




Trashi Diva (More Than Ready - Slew Peg, by Fusaichi Pegasus) worked 5F in 1:05.81 from the gate (8/10). She’s the first foal from her stakes placed dam. Her dam is a half sister to G2 winner Igotrhythm and G3 winning sire Slew Gin Fizz. Trashi Diva’s fourth dam is the blue hen Gold Digger, dam of the great Mr. Prospector.


Cherry Point (Point Given - Cerise, by Rahy) worked 4F in :49.40 (18/38). She’s a half sister to Blush, the dams of multiple stakes winners Derby Kitten and William’s Kitten.


Miss Netta (Street Sense - Dyna Peak, by Dynaformer) breezed 4F in :51.57 (25/29). She’s a half sister to Grade 3 winners Dyna Da Wyna, Leroy’s Dynameaux and graded stakes placed New Joysey Jeff. Their dam is a half sister to the dam of the top race mare Honey Ryder.


N. B. A. Money (Mr. Greeley - Mayo On the Side, by French Deputy) had a 5F gate work in 1:04.40 (24/27). He’s a half brother to stakes winner French Dip. His dam was a top sprinter and beat Champion Azeri in the Humana Distaff (G1).

On Fire Baby (Smoke Glacken - Ornate, by Gilded Time) drilled 5F in 1:03.40 (15/27) from the gate. The pretty gray filly is a half sister to Fantasy Stakes heroine High Heels and stakes winner French Kiss. Their dam is also a stakes winner.

Flame Run (Hard Spun - Swept Away, by Mystery Storm) breezed 4F in :48.60 (9/44). She’s a half sister to two stakes winners and a stakes placed runner. Four of five of her half siblings are winners and her dam is a multiple G3 winner.

Heiko (Mr. Greeley - Harriett Lane, by Giant's Causeway) worked 4F in :49.40 (16/44). He’s the second foal for his stakes winning dam. The first is unraced. Heiko has a precocious distaff family. His dam is a half sister to Arlington-Washington Futurity winning sire Cactus Ridge and another half sibling placed in that race.


Plenny of Henny (Henny Hughes - Seventh Choice, by El Prado (IRE)) had a 5F gate work in 1:01.60 (11/11). He’s a half brother to stakes winner Cocktail Attire and his other sibling is a winner. His dam is a half sister to two juvenile stakes winners.


Fifty Five South (Cuvee - Greyciousness, by Miswaki) flew 4F in 48:40 (1/12). He’s a half brother to the brilliant colt The Factor.


Crazy Party (A.P. Indy - Wakigoer, by Miswaki) breezed 5F in 1:01.93 (5/21) over the turf training course. She’s a half sister to three French stakes winners. Her dam is a half sister to two top G1 winners, Dare And Go and Go Deputy.

Remarkable Moon (Lemon Drop Kid - Moravia, by A.P. Indy) worked 5F in 1:04 (21/21) over the turf training track. She is the second foal for her dam. The first is unraced. Her dam is a half sister to Lanes’ End Stakes hero Adriano and stakes placed Gold D’oro. Remarkable Moon is inbred to the blue hen Lassie Dear through her daughters Charming Lassie, the dam of Lemon Drop Kid, and Weekend Surprise, the dam of A.P. Indy.

Nebraska (Street Cry (IRE) - Honest Lady, by Seattle Slew) drilled 4F over the dirt training track in :50.20 (16/29). She’s truly bred from racing royalty. She’s a half sister to Forego Champ First Defense, juvenile stakes winner Honest Quality and French stakes winner Phantom Rose. Her dam is a multiple G1 winner and a half sister to Empire Maker, Chester House, Chiselling and Decarchy. Nebraska’s second dam is the blue hen Tossaud.

Sweet Zapper (Ghostzapper - Sweet Symphony, by A.P. Indy) had a 4F gate drill in :50.20 (16/29). She’s the second foal for her dam, Alabama Stakes winner Sweet Symphony. The first, her ¾ sister, hasn’t raced. Sweet Zapper’s third dam is Sharon Brown, the dam of Champion Holy Bull.

Xs Belle (Dynaformer - Queenie Belle, by Bertrando) worked 4F in :51.92 (22/22) over the training track for Bill Mott. Xs Belle is a half sister to BC Distaff heroine Unrivaled Belle.


Anonymous said...

Looking forward to hearing more about Cherry Point, I really like her!