Tuesday, August 2, 2011


The summer racing season is upon us. Del Mar and Saratoga have held their opening weekends. The race distances are lengthening and the less precious juveniles being unwrapped like Christmas presents.

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.

Most two year olds will be mentioned only once or twice, but you can keep track of these babies through free virtual stable email notification systems at:

Equibase (http://www.equibase.com/index.cfm)

or DRF (http://www.drf.com).


Entered Wednesday 8/3/11:

Saratoga | Race 2 | 5F | MSW 2 YO

One Slick Dude (Corinthian - Easabeau Fille, by Capote) he is a half brother to a juvenile stakes placed runner. His dam is a half to BC Juvenile winner Minister Eric and to the dam of multiple G1 winning heroine Devil May Care and her half brother UAE Derby winner Regal Ransom.

Manx (English Channel - Supreme Council, by Rahy) he was eighth in a 5F turf race at Churchill in June. He’s the first foal for his dam. She went 0 – 11 but is a half sister to Remsen hero Saarland. The second dam is the great Versailles Treaty, heroine of the G1 contests Alabama, Gazelle, and Test.

Backnbiz (First Samurai - Lady Fu Peg, by Fusaichi Pegasus) he was sixth in a msw at Belmont in July. He’s the second colt produced by his dam. His half brother was unplaced in his only start this winter at Gulfstream and hasn’t worked since. Their dam went 0 for 4. She’s a half sister to Kentucky Oaks heroine Keeper Hill, G2 winner Golden Gear and stakes placed Chasm.

Al Mudeer (Malibu Moon - Getaway Girl, by Silver Deputy) 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.


Entered Thursday, 8/4/11:

Saratoga | Race 3 | 5F | MSW 2 YO Fillies

Mi Vida (Distorted Humor - Crystal Current, by A.P. Indy) She’s the second foal out of a stakes winning sprinter. Her half brother is unraced. Mi Vida’s dam is a full sister to Hopeful (G1) winner Majestic Warrior and a half to stakes winner Evolutionist. Second dam is Test heroine Dream Supreme and third dam is multiple G1 winner Spinning Round.

Spring Breeze (Congrats - Spring, by Stravinsky) She’s a half sister to Pulson who placed in the Norfolk Stakes (G1).

Reservation Blues (Indian Charlie - Gone for Christmas, by Gone West) She’s a half to stakes placed Christmas for Liam. Her dam is a half to G1 winner Christmas Kid and stakes winner Elusive Gift. The second dam is a stakes winning half sister to the dam of prominent sire Grand Slam.

Ribbon Taffy (Hard Spun - Partyship, by Premiership) She’s a half sister to multiple stakes winner Barrier Reef and two other half siblings are stakes placed.

Good Deed (Broken Vow - Hidden Assets, by Mt. Livermore) she’s a half to the multiple stakes winning sprinters Country Day and Due Date. Their dam won the Shirley Jones Handicap (G3) and placed in four other stakes and she’s a half to G3 winner Smooth Runner. This female family produced the multiple G1 winner Codex.

Alydarla (Henny Hughes - Mamboalot, by Kingmambo) faced winners while debuting in the Schuylerville stakes and finished fifth. 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.

Composition (Malibu Moon - St Lucinda, by St. Jovite) her full brother Big Sur is 0 for 5. She’s a half to American Derby (G2) hero Mananan Mclir, Flawlessly winner Chraming N Loveable and stakes winner Sandra’s Rose.




Alaura Michele (Arch - Isobel Baillie, by Lomitas ) 4F :48.66 (7/45) breezing. She won her maiden at second asking and will likely point towards the BC Juvenile Fillies Turf. The dark bay filly has a pedigree heavy with turf influences and blue hens (superior females) including the Champion Glorious Song, who is the dam of Champion Turfer Singspiel and his half brother, the prominent stallion Rahy. Glorious Song is a full sister to Champion Juvenile Devil’s Bag and top sire Saint Ballado.

He's a Cyclone (Awesome Again - My Typhoon, by Giant's Causeway) 4F :49.76 (23/45) breezing. He’s the first foal for his multiple graded stakes dam whose victories include the Diana, Ballston Spa, Jenny Wiley, Mrs. Revere, etc. My Typhoon is a half sister to European Horse of the Year Sea The Stars, the major stallion Galileo, his full brother Gr. 1 winner Black Sam Bellamy, and the English G3 winner All Too Beautiful. The second dam Urban Sea and third dam Allegretta are blue hens.

Night Site (Giant's Causeway - Sightseek, by Distant View) 4F :49.22 (13/45) breezing. 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.

Powerofone (A.P. Indy - Byzantine, by Quiet American) 4F :48.93 (10/45) breezing. Two of three half siblings are winners. His stakes winning dam is a half sister to stakes winners Roses N’ Wine and Pete’s Fancy, dam of San Diego Handicap hero Tres Borrachos and stakes winner Chinglish.

World Beyond (Empire Maker - Lakefront, by Deputy Minister) 4F :48.93 (10/45) breezing. He’s a half brother to a Russian graded stakes winner and a stakes placed runner. His unraced dam is a half sister to stakes winner Sluice, the dam of Demoiselle and Spinster Stakes heroine Mushka, Irish stakes winner In Excelsis and Kentucky Oaks placed Flying Spur. Second dam Lakeway won the Santa Anita Oaks.

Xs Belle (Dynaformer - Queenie Belle, by Bertrando) 5F 1:04.53 (3/4) breezing. Xs Belle is a half sister to BC Distaff heroine Unrivaled Belle.

Due to the large work tabs at Del Mar and Saratoga, they will be added on 8/3.