Thursday, August 18, 2011


This weekend’s stakes races for two year olds include the Continental Mile from Monmouth and Louisiana Cup Juvenile & Juvenile Fillies from Louisiana Downs, plus the usual assortment of maiden and allowance races.

From now until the end of the year, we’ll see longer race distances and the babies bred to be two turn runners will start to make an appearance in the maiden ranks. You can keep track of these babies through free virtual stable email notification systems at:

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RESULTS Wednesday, 8/17:

Saratoga | Race 3 | 5F | MSW

Voodoo Daddy (City Zip - Deadly, by Williamstown) – 1st

Rockin Boogie (Rockport Harbor - Only Seventeen, by Exploit) – 2nd

Dattts Happy (Indian Charlie - Royal Cheer, by Royal Anthem) – 3rd

Sinatra (Harlan's Holiday - My Way, by Unbridled's Song) – 4th

SARK (English Channel – November Snow) – 5th

ENTERED Friday 8/19:

Del Mar |Race 2 | 5 ½ F | Starter Allowance Fillies

Outrageous Belle (In Excess (IRE) - Belle Breesing, by Southern Halo) She’s a half sister to Cup And Saucer Stakes (CAN-G1) champ Slew’s Saga and Canadian Juvenile Stakes winner Bell N’ Gone. The second dam If Lilloy is a multiple stakes winner.

Savy Smiles (Roar - Rugula, by Bernstein) She’s the first foal for her dam to make it to the races. Her dam was in the money 6 of 7 tries including a win in the Double Delta and placing in the Fantasy (G2). She’s a half to stakes winner Sarah’s Song.

STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO (Rockport Harbor - Latin Lynx, by Forest Wildcat) is a half sister to the stakes winning sprinter Sean Avery and stakes placed W W American. Her dam Latin Lynx is a half sister to multiple stakes placed runner Zip Quick.

Real Dream (Cat Dreams - Another Variety, by Apollo) She’s the first foal produced by her dam. The second dam Variety Baby is a multiple stakes winner, and includes the Moccasin Stakes on her resume.

Del Mar |Race 7 |1 mile turf | MSW

Big Bad Barry (Bernstein - Payable On Demand, by Out of Place) He’s a half brother to last year’s Adirondack Stakes(G2) heroine Position Limit. His dam is a half sister to Disappearing Trick and Sum Trick, both won the Riley Allison Futurity.

Guidopanzini (Giacomo - Natural Glory, by Honour and Glory) He’s a half to multiple juvenile stakes winner Criolla Bonita.

Unusual Heatwave (Unusual Heat - Miss Alphie, by Candi's Gold) He’s a half brother to Alphie’s Bet, who was stakes placed at two and won the Snow Chief and Sham Stakes at three.

Ron Burgundy (Harlan's Holiday - Early Vintage, by Jump Start) he’s the first foal for his stakes placed dam. She’s a half to Sorrento Stakes heroine Tasha’s Miracle. Another half sister is stakes placed and one produced the multiple stakes winning sprinter Nathan’s H Q.

Smart Ellis (Smarty Jones - Corrazona, by El Gran Senor) He’s a half to Native Diver H.(G3) champ Olmodavor, Hillsborough Handicap heroine Slow Down and stakes placed Seeking The Heart. Their dam is a multiple graded stakes winner, and has wins in the Beverly Hills Handicap (G3) and French G3 races. She’s a half to Belmont Stakes placed Thirty Six Red.

Dr. Evil (Bernardini - Deputy's Delight, by French Deputy) he’s a half brother to Ohio Derby (G2) hero Delightful Kiss, also Delightful Mary, third in the BC Juvenile Fillies (G1), and Honour the Deputy, second in the Tokyo City Cup (G3).

Mental Giant (Giant's Causeway - Cloakof Vagueness, by El Prado) He’s the second foal for his dam. His half brother Eleven Final Fours won his debut gong a mile over the turf and is over all 3-1-0-1. Their dam won the De La Rose stakes and placed in two graded events. She’s a full sister to National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame (G2) hero Wesley and stakes winner Dynameaux.

Runstevierun (Stevie Wonderboy - Beloved by All, by Rubiano) He’s a half to stakes placed Grand Sensation. His dam is G3 stakes placed and a half to an English G2 winner.

Saratoga | Race 1 | 1 1/16 miles turf | MSW Fillies

Illegally Blonde (Mineshaft - Unbridled's Pride, by Unbridled) her dam won her debut over the turf and placed twice more in 8 starts. She’s a half to a couple of stakes placed runners and the second dam placed in the Miss Grillo S. [G3] at two and won the Queen Charlotte H. [G3] at four.

Party of Interest (Bernardini - Search Party, by Seeking the Gold) 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.

Beautiful Affair (Rock Hard Ten - Beau Blush, by Rahy) her dam won her debut, plus a couple of listed stakes and placed in the Alcibiades (G2). She’s a half to Test (G1) heroine Marly Vale.

Sweet Zapper (Ghostzapper - Sweet Symphony, by A.P. Indy) She’s the second foal for her dam, Alabama Stakes winner Sweet Symphony. Sweet Zapper’s ¾ sister, is unraced. Sweet Zapper’s third dam is Sharon Brown, the dam of Champion Holy Bull.

Seductress (Lemon Drop Kid - Indy Pendence, by A.P. IndyShe has thee half brothers. One has 8 victories in 48 starts. Not bred for precocity, he won his maiden in his fourth attempt and is currently competing unsuccessfully in the claiming ranks at Lone Star. Another half brother won 2 of 5 starts and won his maiden in his third try. The third brother is unraced. Their dam is an unraced half sister to the top turf horse and sire Marquetry. The fourth and fifth dams are blue hens. The top race mare You was produced by this family. Seductress is inbred to the blue hen Lassie Dear through her daughters Charming Lassie, the dam of Lemon Drop Kid and A.P. Indy, the damsire of Seductress.

St Pancras (Scat Daddy - Marylebone, by Unbridled's Song) She is a daughter of Matron Stakes (G1) heroine Marylebone. St. Pancras has two half siblings, one unraced and the other went 0 for 3. Marylebone is a full sister to the dam of Santa Ynez Stakes winner Alpha Kitten.

Honey Talk (Distorted Humor - Sweet Talker, by Stormin Fever) She’s a full sister to Jefferson Cup stakes placed Perregaux, who needed three starts to win his maiden. Their dam is a multiple graded stakes winner and a half sister to stakes winner Silver Medallion.


WORKS Thursday, 8/18/11:

Note: We are in mid-season and the two year olds are out in full force. It is impossible to list all of them in a timely manner, so the best works are listed.


Perfect Forever (Perfect Soul - Lemons Forever, by Lemon Drop Kid) (F) 3F :37.80 (5/9) breezing – 1st work. She’s the first foal produced by her Kentucky Oaks winning dam.

Weagle (Don't Get Mad - Miss Wellspring, by Afternoon Deelites) (C) 4F :49.00 (4/28) breezing. He’s the first foal produced by his Ky Cup Ladies Turf Stakes winning dam. She’s the only stakes winner in two generations, but all of her siblings raced and are winners.

Stanley Cup (Orientate - Zadkiel, by Saint Ballado) (C) 4F :49.40 (7/28) breezing. He’s a half brother to the multiple stakes placed sprinter She’s Cheeky. His three other half siblings are winners.

Ferdinanndie (Flashy Bull - Class Apart, by Jump Start) (F) 5F 1:00.20 (2/14) breezing. Best 5F work today by a two year old at CD. She’s the first foal born to her unraced dam. The second dam is also unraced, but produced listed stakes winner South Africa.

Silver Wings (Badge of Silver - Mattie Kate, by Major Impact) (C) 5F 1:00.60 (4/14 breezing. A half sister placed in a listed stakes as a juvenile. His dam needed 4 tries to win her maiden. She’s a half sister to 2005 Broodmare of the Year Baby Zip, dam of Horse of the Year Ghostzapper and the multiple G1 winning sire City Zip.

Del Mar:

HELEONOR RUGBY (Tribal Rule - Eleanor Rose, by In Excess) (F) 4F :48.20 (1/15) handily. She was third in the Sorrento Stakes (G3) (8/5). She’s the second foal and first filly produced by her dam. Her half brother has won once in eight tries. Her dam won a stakes over the mud and placed in two other stakes over fast dirt and turf, all at a mile and beyond. Her second and third dams also have stakes wins.

Rockzig (Rockport Harbor - Makin Heat, by Makin) (C) 4F :49.20 (3/15) handily. He’s a half brother to Rockin Heat, who placed in the Summer S. (G3,WO,8FT) and Grey S. (G3,WO,8.5F) as a juvenile. His three other half siblings are winners and their dam won the Selima and Hildene Stakes as a two year old.

First Time John (Forest Wildcat - Just Personal, by Personal Hope) (C) 5F :59.60 (4/48) handily gate. All four half sibings have raced, two are winners. Neither was especially precocious, one needing 4 tries to win the other needing 8. Their unraced dam is a half to the dam of multiple G3 heroine Wild Gams.

Secret Circle (Eddington - Ragtime Hope, by Dixieland Band) (C) 5F :59.60 (4/48) handily. He won his debut at Del Mar (7/23). His full brother has won one of three tries. Their dam is a multiple stakes winner who was in the money 11 of 21 starts. A half sister was also a listed stakes winner and both of her sisters have produced stakes winning colts.

Studio City (Discreet Cat - Sincerely Susan, by Devil's Bag) (F) 5F 1:00.00 (8/48) handily gate. One of two half siblings is a winner and he won his maiden in his fourth start. Their dam raced three times and got her photo taken in her last race. The dam is a half sister to the durable stakes mare Affordable Price. That one is the dam of four stakes winners and also a granddam to the stakes winning veteran Demarcation.


Casual Trick (Bernardini - Casual Look, by Red Ransom)(C) 4F 47.31 (1/104) breezing main track. His dam placed in a Group 2 as a juvenile and won the Epsom Oaks (Gr.1). All five of her foals are colts. Two have raced and they’re underperformers on the track.

Undaunted Ella (Half Ours - Here Comes Nikki, by The Prime Minister) (F) 4F 47.31 (1/104) Handily Gate. Pretty gray filly is a half to Metro Meteor who placed in the With Anticipation S.(Sar,R,8.5FT) as a juvenile. Three other half siblings are winners and their dam is a half to a listed stakes winner.

Fire On Ice (Unbridled's Song - Lost in the Storm, by Storm Cat) (C) 4F :47.69 (4/104) breezing main track. 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.

Villandry (Mr. Greeley - Al Beedaa, by Swain) (C) 4F :47.84 (5/104) Handily Gate. His full sister is unraced. His two half siblings are well-bred underperformers. One is 1 for 14 while the other is 2 for 25, both in the claiming ranks. Their dam went 0 for 6. She’s a half to Derby S. (ENG-G1) champ Erhaab.

Kid Blast (Posse - Elise', by Distinctive Pro) (C) 4F :48.12 (7/104) Handily gate. He’s the fifth foal for his dam. A full brother is unraced. Kid Blast is a half to the stakes winner Rollers. Their dam is a half to the G1 stakes mare Without Feathers.

Spring to the Sky (Langfuhr - Seek to Soar, by Seeking the Gold) (C) 4F :48.11 (6/104) breezing main track. He’s the second foal produced by his dam. His half sister is 0 for 4. Their dam is a half sister to the stakes winner Much Rejoicing and stakes placed shine Softly. The second dam Soaring Softly was the 1999 Champion Turf Mare.

Alydarla (Henny Hughes - Mamboalot, by Kingmambo) (F) 4F :48.80 (4/49) breezing dirt training. Her half sister needed seven attempts to get her first win. Their dam won her debut in France and was stakes placed in her final start. The second dam Investalot won the Sabin (G3) and Rampart (G2) at 1 1/16 miles.

Africanist (Johannesburg - Mekko Hokte, by Holy Bull) (C) 4F :49.04 (5/49) breezing dirt training. He was second in his debut at Saratoga (8/6). He’s a half brother to My Jen, heroine of the Letellier Memorial S. (FG,6F) as a juvenile and the Gallant Bloom H. (G2,Bel,6.5F) at three. Africanist’s full brother Ninja Blade was second in all three of his starts, but hasn’t worked or raced since March. Their dam is a listed stakes winner.

Flapsup (Dixie Union - Princess Falina, by Mr. Greeley) (C) 4F :49.04 (5/49) breezing dirt training. He’s the second foal produced by his dam. His half brother is 0 for 5. His dam is 1 for 13 and she’s a half sister to the Australian Oaks(G1,2400m) heroine and multiple Australian G1 winner Republic Lass.

Silent Thunder (Northern Afleet - Strong Little Girl, by Wolf Power) (C) 4F :49.11 (7/49) breezing dirt training. He’s the seventh foal produced by his dam. All six half siblings raced and all except one is a winner. The second dam is a listed stakes winner, but overall, this family has no blacktype but is filled with durable runners.

Coach Royal (Lemon Drop Kid - Pagosa Springs, by A.P. Indy) (C) 4F :49.33 (12/49) breezing dirt training. He’s inbred to the blue hen Lassie Dear through her daughters Charming Lassie (dam of Lemon Drop Kid) and Weekend Surprise (dam of A.P. Indy) He is also closely inbred to Seattle Slew (3x3), as Slew is the dam sire of Lemon Drop Kid and Slew is also the sire of A.P. Indy. Coach Royal’s half sister won in her second try while his half brother is 0 for 3. Their dam went 0 for 6 but the second dam is a stakes winner.

Down Broadway (Grand Slam - Morning Sun, by Dehere) (C) 5F 1:02.33 breezing dirt training. He was third in his debut at Belmont (7/14). He’s a half brother to Fleet Indian S. (9F) heroine Lauren’s Tizzy. His dam won a couple of listed stakes and his second dam is stakes placed.

Newbie (Bernardini - Changeisgonnacome, by Cherokee Run) (F) 5F 1:02.66 (5/16) breezing dirt training. She’s the first foal for her dam, winner of the P. G. Johnson S.(Sar,7F) as a juvenile. Her dam is a half to a listed stakes winner.

Dancing Solo (Giant's Causeway - Dancing Alone, by Kingmambo) 5F 1:01.53 (10/39) breezing main track. She’s the first foal for her unraced dam. Dancing Alone is a full sister to multiple G1 turf mare Voodoo Dancer. A half sister produced Stephen Foster victor Pool Play.


dana said...

I really hope I get a chance to box First Time John and Casual Trick! For some reason the names are cracking me quite a bit this year.

Putthebabiesdown is crushing the field in the crazy name department.