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Airoforce 'doing tremendously' ahead of Risen Star

According to trainer Mark Casse, Grade 3 victor Airoforce is "doing tremendously" as he readies for next Saturday's Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds.

Santa Anita Park plays host to the San Vicente (G2) on President's Day Monday and Twinspires.com's James Scully took a look at the 1997 San Vicente and the rivalry that developed out of that race between Silver Charm and Free House.

In Handicapping Insights, Dick Powell discussed Mshawish's chances in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1) following his Donn H. (G1) victory.

Sandiva will try to transfer her graded-winning turf form to the dirt in Saturday's Royal Delta (G2), and Sarah Sis leads a competitive field of nine entered in Sunday's Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park.

Champion Tepin returns in Endeavour; California Derby rematch on tap in El Camino Real Derby

Tepin soundly defeated the boys in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Mile (G1), and on Saturday the Eclipse Award-winning champion turf mare returns to action in the Endeavour (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs. A pair of Triple Crown nominees -- Gettysburg and Destin -- will attempt to steal some of the spotlight as they line up in the Sam F. Davis (G3) earlier on the card.

Sophomore will also take center stage at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday as they vie for Kentucky Derby (G1) points in the El Camino Real Derby (G3). Included in that 14-strong group are the top three finishers from the California Derby -- Frank Conversation, Marqula and Algenon.

Gulfstream and Santa Anita Park will each host a distaff race scheduled at 1 1/16 miles. The Royal Delta (G2) at Gulfstream drew a field of six while Santa Anita's Santa Maria (G2) attracted eight runners. Santa Anita also hosts the Arcadia (G2) on Saturday, featuring Obviously, Om and Bolo.

Also on Wednesday, jockey Ramon Dominguez was unanimously made eligible for Hall of Fame consideration beginning in 2016.

James Scully analyzed Mor Spirit's win last Saturday in the Robert B. Lewis (G3) in his Kentucky Derby Report.

John Mucciolo praised Songbird's return victory in his Santa Anita Notebook and tabbed Governor Malibu as a horse to watch in the Aqueduct Notebook.

'All Others' listed at 4-5 in KDFW 2

Unbeaten 3-year-olds Mohaymen and Nyquist top individual interests at 8-1 and 12-1, respectively, but "all others" is expected to be a heavy favorite in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager this weekend. Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia listed the mutuel field as the 4-5 choice on the morning line for pool 2, which gets underway Thursday at noon (EST) and runs through Sunday at 6 p.m.

Lady Sabelia will attempt to join elite company when she makes a title defense in Saturday's Barbara Fritchie H. (G2) at Laurel. The six-year-old mare will likely be a solid favorite over six rivals in the seven-furlong race.

A couple of California-based three-year-olds, Laoban and Bistraya, have been added to the list of probables for the February 20 TwinSpires.com Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds.

Former Canadian champion and Grade 2 winner Leigh Court snapped a four-race losing streak Tuesday in the $60,000 Mardi Gras at Fair Grounds.

Also at the TwinSpires.com blog on Tuesday:

Ed DeRosa and Vance Hanson discuss Songbird and Mardi Gras traditions in this week's Turf Talk.

James Scully takes a look back at the 2004 Southwest, the first of three starts at Oaklawn Park for eventual Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner Smarty Jones.



SAVANNAH JANE S., GP, $65,000, 4YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/2MT, 2-11.
6—CAY DANCER (GB), m, 5, Danehill Dancer (IRE)--White Cay (GB), by Dalakhani (IRE). (40,000gns '12 TATOCT). O-Highclere America and Barnett, Robert, B-W and R Barnett Ltd (GB), T-Chad C. Brown, J-Javier Castellano, $39,897.
3—Walk Close, m, 5, Tapit--Spring Awakening, by In Excess (IRE). ($180,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Highland Yard LLC, B-Brookdale Farm, Jack Swain & Jon & Sarah Kelly (KY), $12,870.
2—Achnaha (IRE), m, 5, Haatef--Sanna Bay (IRE), by Refuse to Bend (IRE). (120,000gns 2014 TATHIT). O-Sanford Bacon, B-Paul Hyland (IRE), $6,435.
Also Ran: Maximova, Robe, Villa Savoye.
Winning Time: 2:26 (fm)
Margins: HF, 1, NK.
Odds: 1.30, 3.40, 7.30.


AQU, 8TH, AOC, $75,000, 4YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 2-11.
6—PAULASSILVERLINING, f, 4, Ghostzapper--Seeking the Silver, by Grindstone. O-Vincent S Scuderi, B-Vince Scuderi (KY), T-Michelle Nevin, J-Jose L. Ortiz, $45,000.
1—Eloquent Tribute, f, 4, Tapit--Mayfield, by Exploit. ($175,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Michael J Ryan, B-Falcon Wood Partners (KY), $15,000.
4—Sun and Moon, m, 5, El Corredor--Hi Beautiful, by Snow Ridge. ($90,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Green Grass Stable (Simons), B-Fares Farm LLC (KY), $7,500.
Winning Time: 1:10 2/5 (ft)
OP, 8TH, AOC, $71,000, 4YO/UP, 1 1/16M, 2-11.
9—NASA, c, 4, Smarty Jones--Shootforthestars, by Seattle Slew. O-Someday Farm, B-Patricia L Chapman (PA), T-John C. Servis, J-Joshua Navarro, $42,600.
10—Bold Conquest, c, 4, Curlin--One for Jim, by Distorted Humor. O-Ackerley Brothers Farm, B-Glory Days Breeding, Inc (KY), $14,200.
1—Raagheb, c, 4, Street Cry (IRE)--Mostaqeleh, by Rahy. O-Shadwell Stable, B-Shadwell Farm, LLC (KY), $7,100.
Winning Time: 1:45 3/5 (ft)
SA, 5TH, ALW, $69,475, 4YO/UP, F/M, A6 1/2FT, 2-11.
6—TALE OF PAPA NICK, m, 5, Papa Clem--Our Hualalai, by Tale of the Cat. O-Nick Cafarchia, B-Nick Cafarchia (CA), T-Richard Baltas, J-Jose L. Verenzuela, $45,240.
3—Entrechat, f, 4, Giant's Causeway--Ballet Pacifica, by Minardi. ($280,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Stepaside Farm, LLC, B-Joseph Allen (KY), $11,600.
8—Little Treasure (ITY), f, 4, Invincible Spirit (IRE)--Doregan (IRE), by Bahhare. (95,000gns '13 TATOCT). O-Reddam Racing LLC, B-Eledy SRL (ITY), $6,960.
Winning Time: 1:13 3/5 (fm)
AQU, 7TH, ALW, $67,000, 4YO/UP, 1M 70Y, 2-11.
7—SEND IT IN, g, 4, Big Brown--Sharp Instinct, by Awesome Again. O-Paul P Pompa, Jr, B-Paul Pompa Jr (NY), T-Todd A. Pletcher, J-Manuel Franco, $40,200.
9—Pax in Terra, g, 5, Mizzen Mast--Pumpkin's Pride, by Louis Quatorze. O-Eric Fein, B-Eric Fein (NY), $13,400.
4—Mister Monolo, c, 4, Monarchos--Cupids Gallop, by Victory Gallop. O-Twelve Gauge Stables, B-Christine Fielding (KY), $6,700.
Winning Time: 1:43 2/5 (ft)
DED, 6TH, ALW, $41,430, 3YO, 1M, 2-10.
3—CHATTANOOGAN, c, 3, Lone Star Special--Thistle Bear, by Gators n Bears. O-Tigertail Ranch, B-Tigertail Ranch (LA), T-Danny Pish, J-Chris R. Rosier, $26,100.
5—Uncle Drossel, c, 3, Drosselmeyer--O'Sotopretty, by Soto. ($27,000 '14 KEESEP). O-Thomas L Holyfield, B-Carl & Daryl Tuttle (AL), $6,900.
4—Mickchievous, c, 3, Attempted Humor--Jolie Bell, by Williams Sentiment. O-Kim Hooks McMahon, B-MAH Racing, LLC (LA), $4,785.
Winning Time: 1:41 1/5 (ft)
GP, 9TH, AOC, $40,000, 4YO/UP, F/M, 1M, 2-11.
2—ENGAGINGLEE, m, 5, Fusaichi Pegasus--Lee Gage, by Fit to Fight. O-Lichtefeld, Paul A and Stewart, Jack D, B-Paul Lichtefeld & Jack Stewart (KY), T-Dale L. Romans, J-Corey J. Lanerie, $24,000.
1—Oasis At Midnight, m, 6, Midnight Lute--Per Se, by Deputy Commander. ($110,000 '11 KEESEP; $30,000 2013 KEENOV). O-David L Rousso, B-Beclawat Stable (KY), $8,400.
6—West Coast Chick, m, 5, Malibu Moon--Inventive, by Dixie Union. ($40,000 '12 KEEJAN; $75,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Hurricane Boys and Pell, Richard C, B-Kiki Courtelis (KY), $4,000.
Winning Time: 1:36 4/5 (ft)
FG, 8TH, AOC, $40,000, 4YO/UP, F/M, A1MT, 2-11.
1—TREATY OAK, m, 5, War Chant--Rather Be Wild, by Wild Again. O-Columbine Stable LLC, B-Columbine Stable, LLC (KY), T-Albert M. Stall, Jr., J-Miguel Mena, $24,000.
4—Christie's Ready, f, 4, More Than Ready--Christies Treasure, by Belong to Me. O-Elisabeth H Alexander, B-Elisabeth Alexander (KY), $8,000.
7—Masquerade, m, 7, Silent Name (JPN)--Present Colors, by Prized. ($15,000 '10 FTKOCT). O-M and M Thoroughbred Partners, B-Elise W Kendall (KY), $4,400.
Winning Time: 1:40 2/5 (fm)
FG, 6TH, ALW, $38,800, 4YO/UP, A5 1/2FT, 2-11.
6—LATENT REVENGE, c, 4, Latent Heat--Cupids Revenge, by Red Ransom. ($42,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Vanovich, Steve, Andriot, Steve, Cain, Brad and Herald, PJ, B-Westwind Farms (KY), T-Gregory D. Foley, J-Francisco C. Torres, $22,800.
8—Hail to the Nile, g, 5, Pioneerof the Nile--Takeaway, by Fly So Free. ($5,300 '12 LTBSEP). O-Valene Farms, B-Warren J Harang III (LA), $8,400.
7—Value Voucher, c, 4, Super Saver--Im Classic Quality, by Elusive Quality. ($85,000 '13 FTKOCT; $40,000 '13 KEEJAN; $150,000 2014 OBSMAR). O-Law Dog Stables, Inc and Henderson, Anson, B-Classic Oaks Farm (KY), $4,180.
Winning Time: 1:04 3/5 (fm)
PEN, 3RD, ALW, $33,300, 4YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 2-10.
1—SANDY LANE SUNSET, m, 5, Great Notion--Splendid Sunrise, by Sky Classic. O-Adam Staple, B-Norris E Gelman (PA), T-Brandon L. Kulp, J-Angel R. Rodriguez, $19,980.
5—Haunted Vision, m, 5, Visionaire--Haunted Lass, by Meadow Monster. O-Mario DeJesus Arriaga, B-IWIN Farms LLC & Stan Stefanski (PA), $6,660.
6—Great Illusion, m, 6, Great Notion--Effervescent, by Citidancer. O-Breakaway Stable LLC, B-Jonathan Sheppard (PA), $3,663.
Winning Time: 1:12 1/5 (gd)
PEN, 5TH, ALW, $30,680, 4YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 2-10.
2—IMWITHTHEBLONDE, m, 6, Montbrook--Silent Serenade, by Blare of Trumpets. ($190,000 2012 OBSMAR). O-Three Blind Mice, B-Ocala Stud (FL), T-Scott A. Lake, J-Tyler Conner, $17,700.
6—Firey Diamond, f, 4, Majesticperfection--Miss Gemstone, by Clever Trick. ($15,000 '13 FTMSEP; $45,000 2014 OBSAPR). O-Sweigart, Dennis, Schwalm, Randy A, Cullari, Salvatore and Beattie, Todd M, B-William E Riddle, Jr (PA), $7,080.
5—Without Thought, f, 4, Smart Strike--Dangerous Diva, by Deputy Minister. ($210,000 '13 FTKOCT). O-Stoneway Farm, B-Grousemont Farm (KY), $3,245.
Winning Time: 1:12 3/5 (gd)

North American Maiden Winners
Big Brown--Rah Rah Girl by Coronado's Quest; RITA ANN, f, 3, OP, Mcl 25000, 2-11, 6f, 1:14 1/5. B-Golden Goose Enterprises & James H. Glover (AR.). $8,500 '14 ESLSEP.
Big Drama--On the Dole by Speightstown; COLOMBIAN QUEEN, f, 3, GP, Msw, 2-11, 6f, 1:11 3/5. B-Harold L. Queen (FL.).
Bluegrass Cat--Perfect Six (MSW$278,255), by Saratoga Six; GUYANA CAT, c, 3, AQU, Mcl 25000, 2-11, 1m, 1:42 1/5. B-WinStar Farm, LLC (NY.). $7,500 '14 FTKOCT; $17,000 2015 OBSJUN. *1/2 to Buffalo Man (MG3 $505,234).
City Zip--Truly Lucky by Truluck; MISS ZIPPY, f, 3, FG, Msw, 2-11, 6f, 1:12 4/5. B-Rick Davis (LA.).
Curlin--Chantel D by Holy Bull; CCED, f, 3, FG, Msw, 2-11, 1m 70y, 1:43 1/5. B-Pauline Drazin (KY.). $190,000 '14 KEESEP.
Malibu Moon--Chicalelee by Cherokee Run; CLAIR DE LUNE, f, 3, AQU, Msw, 2-11, 1m, 1:40 2/5. B-Julie Berta, Bob & Rae Horton & Charles Middleton (KY.). $230,000 '13 KEENOV.
Quiet American--Avide by Wall Street Dancer; GREEDY AMERICAN, f, 3, FG, Mcl 30000, 2-11, a1mT, 1:41 1/5. B-Dede McGehee DVM (KY.). *1/2 to Monashee (MG3 $693,675).
Ready's Image--Palazzo Bardi by King's Best; READY BY YOU, r, 3, OP, Mcl 50000, 2-11, 6f, 1:13 1/5. B-Brandywine Farm (KY.). $2,500 '14 KEESEP.
Siyouni (FR)--Kadiana (IRE) by Grand Lodge; HANDSOME HANK (FR), c, 3, GG, Mcl 20000, 2-11, 1m, 1:39 4/5. B-Hubert Guy, Chantilly Bloodstock Agency, Haras d'Idernes et al. (FR.). 60,000EUR '14 ARQV2Y.
Songandaprayer--Zinned by Silver Deputy; DON'S GIRL, f, 3, GP, Mcl 25000, 2-11, 5fT, :57 2/5. B-John J. Greely III (KY.). $23,000 '14 KEESEP.
Tiz the One--I Dig U by Excavate; DIG THIS ONE, f, 3, DED, Mcl 10000, 2-10, 5f, 1:00 4/5. B-Kenneth Weaver (LA.).
Benchmark--Absolutely Unreal by Unreal Zeal; THE BENCH RULES, g, 4, SA, Msw, 2-11, 1m, 1:38 1/5. B-Pay Me Stables (CA.).
Brother Derek--Stormy Bliss by Thunder Gulch; OUR BROTHER B. A., g, 4, GG, Mcl 5000, 2-11, 1m, 1:40 1/5. B-Brereton C. Jones (KY.). $9,000 '13 ARZOCT; $20,000 '13 KEESEP.
Curlin--Treasure Always by Summer Squall; ALWAYS SARAH, f, 4, AQU, Msw, 2-11, 6f, 1:14 1/5. B-Well Spring Stables, LLC (NY.). *1/2 to Organizer (G3P $436,481) *1/2 to Dr. V's Magic (G3P $327,892).
Dunkirk--Kissesforcaroline by Five Star Day; BLUE LAW, g, 4, SA, Mcl 20000, 2-11, 5 1/2f, 1:04 2/5. B-Buck Pond Farm, Inc. (KY.). $80,000 '13 KEESEP; $20,000 '13 OBSJAN.
Fusaichi Pegasus--Comedy Year by Half a Year; GRACEQUINNANNAMADY, f, 4, GP, Mcl 12500, 2-11, 1m, 1:39 3/5. B-Stonehaven Steadings (KY.). $25,000 '13 KEESEP.
Not for Love--See Jane by Polish Numbers; BIN DAAS, g, 4, FG, Mcl 12500, 2-11, 6f, 1:12 3/5. B-Finale Farms & Mr. and Mrs. D. David Moose (MD.). $30,000 '13 FTMSEP.
Posse--Sweet Yamila by Quaker Ridge; SWEET PURSUIT, f, 4, AQU, Mcl 16000, 2-11, 6f, 1:14 2/5. B-Murdog Development (NY.). $7,000 '13 FTKOCT.
Silver Train--Amazon Amy by Con Fool; THE STAR TRAIN, f, 4, DED, Mcl 10000, 2-10, 7 1/2f, 1:36 2/5. B-Devorah Bishop (KY.).
Silver Train--Silver Wand by Silver Hawk; HUNTER HENRY, g, 4, OP, Mcl 12500, 2-11, 6f, 1:15 . B-Southern Springs Stable (AR.).
Speightstown--Say It With Feelin by Deputy Minister; TWIZZLE, g, 4, GP, Msw, 2-11, 5fT, :55 4/5. B-Blue Heaven Farm, LLC (KY.). $235,000 '13 FTKOCT.
Tiz Wonderful--Dancing Band by Dixieland Band; TIZ A DIXIE DANCER, c, 4, TP, Msw, 2-11, 1m, 1:40 4/5. B-Marianne Stribling (KY.).
City Sharpster--Curiosa by Count on Steve; FRECUENCIA, m, 5, PEN, Mcl 5000, 2-10, 6f, 1:14 3/5. B-Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Cuprill (PA.).
Exclusive Quality--Andria's Forest by Forestry; FAIR PROSPECT, g, 5, GP, Mcl 50000, 2-11, 1mT, 1:36 4/5. B-BryLynn Farm, Inc. (FL.). $50,000 '12 OBSAUG.
High Cascade--Summer Cure by Cure the Blues; L D N BLUE CASCADE, g, 6, DED, Mcl 10000, 2-10, 5f, 1:00 3/5. B-Nena & Bob Covington & Dr. Rebecca Bynum (LA.).
Montbrook--Leedle Dee by Distinctive Pro; STARSHIP KAHLUA, m, 7, GP, Mcl 16000, 2-11, 7 1/2fT, 1:30 1/5. B-Rustlewood Farm, Inc. (FL.). $17,000 '10 OBSAUG.


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