Tuesday, June 5, 2012


JUNE 4 - 5, 2012

The summer season of racing is upon us. The conclusion of the Triple Crown means that this blog turns its attention to the two year olds of 2012 as we attempt to find the best and brightest of the crop. Last year, we pointed out Dullahan, El Padrino, Take Charge Indy, Union Rags, Creative Cause, Drill and countless other runners before they hit the national radar. Many juveniles that were highlighted on the Kiddie List rewarded their backers with double digit wins.

The Kiddie List will cover the best juvenile workers breezing four and five furlongs. We’ll post the top five workers and blue bloods from Aqueduct/Belmont/Saratoga, Arlington, Fair Hill, Monmouth, Keeneland/Churchill, Santa Anita/Hollywood Park and Del Mar. If a particularly well bred baby from the database shows up at another track, we’ll include that one as well. Due to the enormous number of juveniles, some of these names may show up only once or twice. It’s highly suggested that you use a virtual stable, available through Equibase, DRF or Brisnet to follow the babies in whom you’re most interested.


June 4

Cay to Pomeroy ( Pomeroy - Cay Why, by Devil's Bag) (C) 4F :48.45 (4/48) Race Record: 1-1-0-0 ($33,000). Made his debut on May 5. Cay to Pomeroy dueled most of the way and won by ½ length and traveled 5F in a very quick :57.81, paying $16.60 to win. His unraced dam is a half sister to the G-3 turf sprinter Stradivinsky. Cay to Pomeroy is bred for precocious speed. He may do well in the early sprint races, but will be at a disadvantage as they stretch out.

Zekes Surprise (Frost Giant - Marquet Rate, by Marquetry) (C) $23K SARAUG’11. 4F :48.67 (7/48). Race Record: 1-0-0-1 ($5,500). Made his debut on May 23. Zekes Surprise ran evenly for third place, beaten 3 lengths while racing green in a 5F sprint. He’s a first foal and there is no blacktype within the first three generations of his distaff family. Both his first crop sire and damsire won at 1 ¼ miles, so Zekes Surprise should improve with age and distance.

Horsepower ( Bernardini - Moroccan Rose, by Carson City) (C) $420K KEESEP’11. 4F :49.13 (7/38) dirt training track. This colt has a precocious distaff family, but he should handle two turns without difficulty. His dam won her debut and placed in a stakes race. His second dam Rose of Wendover was a MSW and won a juvenile stakes race. There’s some quality in this family. Trained by Steve Asmussen for Fox Hill Farm, Horsepower should be one to watch at the upcoming Saratoga meet.

Bye Bye Bernie ( Bernstein - Eternal Grace, by Gilded Time) (C) 5F 1:02.89. Race Record: 1-0-0-1 ($7,000). Made his debut May 24 on the inner turf. Bye Bye Bernie sat mid pack and made a strong late move to finish third, beaten four lengths in this 6F turf sprint. He has some win-early listed stakes quality in his female family. Bye Bye Bernie’s dam placed in the Sorority Stakes at Monmouth at two and his second dam One Fit Lady was a juvenile stakes winner. Bernie should improve in his second start and may handle 1 1/6 miles.

Mr Hall's Opus ( Officer - Sala de Oro, by Expelled) (F) 5F 1:02.89 (9/15). Race Record 1-1-0-0 ($42,000). Made her debut May 2. Mr Hall's Opus pressed the pace in third before taking over in the stretch to win by 1 ¾ lengths. She traveled 5F in 1:00.47. Mr Hall's Opus is a half sister to the multiple juvenile stakes winning filly Truth and Justice. Her second dam is a juvenile stakes winner and a half sister to a MSW. Mr Hall's Opus has a speed over stamina pedigree. Her damsire won the Eddie Reed (G-1,9F) and her second damsire was the hardy stakes veteran Flying Paster, who won graded stakes from 7 – 9F. Mr Hall's Opus should handle juvenile distances without difficulty.

June 5, 2012

Elghayoor ( Ghostzapper - Hazimah, by Gone West) (F) 4F :48.06 (2/4). Two of five siblings to race have won, neither were precocious. Their dam went 0-6 in her racing career. She’s a half sister to English Gr.1 winner Mujahid and the second dam was an Eng. Juvenile stakes winner. Santa Anita ‘Cap hero Ron the Greek and the multiple graded stakes veteran Musket Man are distant relatives, but overall, there’s not much to note about this branch of the distaff family. Elghayoor may need a few starts to get her racing legs and she’ll prefer some distance.

Qeyaas ( Haafhd (GB) - Shawahid, by A.P. Indy) (C) 4F :48.89 (7/24). Expect this colt to prefer going long over the turf or Polytrack. His sire’s offspring win from 5F – 1 ½ miles, and generally the distaff line determines how far the progeny will want to run. Qeyaas has a RF (Rasmussen Factor breeding) to the Champion mare and blue hen Height of Fashion. She is the dam of Haafhd’s third sire and she is Qeyaas’ third dam. Only one of Qeyaas’s three siblings have raced and that one went 0-3. Qeyaas’ unraced dam is a half sister to Eng. Gr.1 winner Ghanaati.

Sayaad ( Street Sense - Time for a Crown, by Time for a Change) (C) $450K KEENOV’10 Weanling. 4F :48.89 (7/24). He’s a half brother to Del Mar Futurity runner-up Coronet of a Baron and the stakes winning sprinter Banana Ridge. Their dam is a half sister to the good mare Carson Jen, dam of the precocious AZ Warrior (Frizette G-1), EZ Warrior (Hollywood Juvenile Championship G-3) and the multiple stakes winning sprinter JJ Warrior. Sayaad may be a mid-late season runner who will enjoy two turns.

Majestic Wind ( Majestic Warrior - Just Precision, by Stormin Fever) (G) $7,000 OBSAUG’11 Yearling. Race Record: 2-0-0-0 ($2,267). 4F 50.13 (7/11) dirt training track. He’s from the first crop of Hopeful Stakes (G-1) hero Majestic Warrior. The son of A.P Indy’s offspring will likely be best from mid-season on and could prefer middle distances. Majestic Wind was unplaced in sprints over dirt and turf. His dam is a half sister to a multiple stakes winning sprinter.

Santa Anita

June 4

There Goes Donnie ( Bedford Falls - Nora Ellen, by Cee's Tizzy) (C) $15,000 NCASEP ’11 yearling. 4F :49.00 gate drill. His sire is a 1st crop California stallion. He’s by Forestry and is a half brother to Harlan’s Holiday. There Goes Donnie’s dam and half siblings needed multiple starts to win their maiden.

June 5

Wild One ( War Front - Miss Class Action, by Alleged) (F) $625,000 KEESEP ‘11yearling. 4F :49.00 (6/14). She’s a half sister to the stakes horses Putmeinyourwill and Bauers Got Hours. This distaff family isn’t particularly precocious, although one of Wild One’s half siblings won their debut. Wild One should be best over turf or Polytrack. Her sire is an “A” rated Polytrack sire.

Power Broker (Pulpit - Shop Again, by Wild Again) (C) $360,000 KEESEP ’11 yearling. 4F :49.80 (9/14). His dam needed 13 starts to win her maiden, but placed third in her first three starts. She eventually won a listed stakes. Shop Again is a half sister to Personal Ensign S.(G1-8.5f) heroine and G-2 winner Trappe Shot, plus two other stakes horses.

Gianthalf (Giant's Causeway - Halfbridled, by Unbridled) (F) 5F 1:01.80 (10/14). This well-bred filly is a daughter of Champion Juvenile Halfbridled. Unfortunately, none of the brilliant filly’s offspring have done much on the track. Gianthalf’s full sister is 0-7 in England. Her half sister Half Strike was third in her debut this May. Two other half siblings never made it to the races. Gianthalf has been working steadily since April and may make her debut within the next two months.


June 5

Jocosity (Sharp Humor - Sobhy's Gal, by Stormy Atlantic) (C) $210,000 OBSMAR’ 12 two year old in training. 4F :48.85 (6/43). He’s the second foal out of his unraced dam. His half sister won her debut. Sobhy's Gal is a half sister to a stakes placed runner and the third dam Sham Say is a Grade 1 winner. Jocosity has the pedigree of a sprinter/miler and could be a win-early baby.

Rose Junction (Dixie Union - Sandra's Rose, by Old Trieste) (C) $310,000 KEESEP ’11 yearling. 4F :48.85 (6/43). Entered 6/8 BEL R2. His dam took three starts to win her maiden, but eventually placed twice in G-3 turf races. She’s a half sister to two turf stakes winners, Mananan Mclir American Derby (G2,9.5FT) and Flawlessly S. (8fT) winner Charming N Loveable. Rose Junction has been working steadily since March. He may win early, but should be able to handle longer juvenile races.

Well Lawyered (Lawyer Ron - Cat Dancer, by Storm Cat) (C) $210,000 KEESEP ’11 yearling. 4F :48.89 (8/43). He’s a full brother to the precocious Del Mar Futurity G-1 hero Drill. Well Lawyered has just started working, so look for him to make his debut mid/late summer if all goes well.