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TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015

Triple Crown News & Notes

American Pharoah skims over Churchill slop; Baffert to fly in Monday night

American Pharoah flaunted his typically smooth action on Memorial Day (Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography)
Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) continued his training for the June 6 Belmont S. (G1) by galloping 1 1/4 miles over a sloppy Churchill Downs main track on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) with Jorge Alvarez up. Video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FktMyy55BmQ.

"He went great," Alvarez said. "He loves the slop."

Jimmy Barnes, chief assistant to trainer Bob Baffert, also was pleased with how the Zayat Stables homebred galloped over the sloppy going.

"He went very nice and looked good," Barnes said. "He likes an off track. Everything seems fine."

American Pharoah is two-for-two on an off track. His two wins in the slop came in the Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn Park and the May 16 Preakness.

Baffert is scheduled to fly into Louisville, Kentucky, from California on Monday night to oversee his string of 12 horses that are stabled at Churchill Downs. Aside from American Pharoah, he has last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Bayern (Offlee Wild) and 2014 Clark H. (G1) winner Hoppertunity (Any Given Saturday) in training at Churchill Downs. Barnes said that Baffert would determine Tuesday morning when American Pharoah would resume breezing.

Baffert is expected to be at Barn 33 Tuesday morning and will return to California later that day.

Three other Belmont S. contenders are currently stabled at Churchill: Conquest Curlinate (Curlin), Barn 36; Keen Ice (Curlin), Barn 4; and War Story (Northern Afleet), Barn 29.

In other Belmont news from Churchill:

Churchill Downs' special 8:30-8:45 a.m. training period for the Belmont S.-bound horses continues through Tuesday, June 2.

Additionally, area horse racing fans are invited to watch those colts train from the first floor of the facility, including the new Courtyard area, free of charge.

Churchill will open its Gate 17 entrance between 8-9 a.m. each morning through June 2 so the public can watch. Churchill concessionaire Levy Restaurants will have coffee, juice, soda, water and doughnuts available for purchase near the Aristides Garden. Also, video of the exercises will be shown on the Big Board and infield video screens.

Those unable to attend can watch an online live stream of the daily exercises at http://www.kentuckyderby.com/workouts/live, and clips of the activity will be uploaded on the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel. A graphic with each horse's name will appear on the screen with the corresponding horse, although a majority of the focus will be on American Pharaoh.

Despite rainfall and short notice, more than 100 fans attended Monday's debut of the special training session.

Churchill Downs has a special box seat package for the Belmont S. simulcast. For $24, fans can get an undercover box seat, official program, a domestic beer or souvenir soda and a custom, limited-edition Kentucky Derby 141 T-Shirt that features a victorious American Pharaoh. Fans can purchase the package by visiting the online box office at www.ChurchillDowns.com/Tickets.

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American Pharoah skims over Churchill slop; Baffert to fly in Monday night

American Pharoah flaunted his typically smooth action on Memorial Day (Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography)
Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) continued his training for the June 6 Belmont S. (G1) by galloping 1 1/4 miles over a sloppy Churchill Downs main track on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) with Jorge Alvarez up. Video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FktMyy55BmQ.

"He went great," Alvarez said. "He loves the slop."

Jimmy Barnes, chief assistant to trainer Bob Baffert, also was pleased with how the Zayat Stables homebred galloped over the sloppy going.

"He went very nice and looked good," Barnes said. "He likes an off track. Everything seems fine."

American Pharoah is two-for-two on an off track. His two wins in the slop came in the Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn Park and the May 16 Preakness.

Baffert is scheduled to fly into Louisville, Kentucky, from California on Monday night to oversee his string of 12 horses that are stabled at Churchill Downs. Aside from American Pharoah, he has last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Bayern (Offlee Wild) and 2014 Clark H. (G1) winner Hoppertunity (Any Given Saturday) in training at Churchill Downs. Barnes said that Baffert would determine Tuesday morning when American Pharoah would resume breezing.

Baffert is expected to be at Barn 33 Tuesday morning and will return to California later that day.

Three other Belmont S. contenders are currently stabled at Churchill: Conquest Curlinate (Curlin), Barn 36; Keen Ice (Curlin), Barn 4; and War Story (Northern Afleet), Barn 29.

In other Belmont news from Churchill:

Churchill Downs' special 8:30-8:45 a.m. training period for the Belmont S.-bound horses continues through Tuesday, June 2.

Additionally, area horse racing fans are invited to watch those colts train from the first floor of the facility, including the new Courtyard area, free of charge.

Churchill will open its Gate 17 entrance between 8-9 a.m. each morning through June 2 so the public can watch. Churchill concessionaire Levy Restaurants will have coffee, juice, soda, water and doughnuts available for purchase near the Aristides Garden. Also, video of the exercises will be shown on the Big Board and infield video screens.

Those unable to attend can watch an online live stream of the daily exercises at http://www.kentuckyderby.com/workouts/live, and clips of the activity will be uploaded on the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel. A graphic with each horse's name will appear on the screen with the corresponding horse, although a majority of the focus will be on American Pharaoh.

Despite rainfall and short notice, more than 100 fans attended Monday's debut of the special training session.

Churchill Downs has a special box seat package for the Belmont S. simulcast. For $24, fans can get an undercover box seat, official program, a domestic beer or souvenir soda and a custom, limited-edition Kentucky Derby 141 T-Shirt that features a victorious American Pharaoh. Fans can purchase the package by visiting the online box office at www.ChurchillDowns.com/Tickets.

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Graded Recaps

Hard Not to Like robs Fanticola at the wire in Gamely

Hard Not to Like rode the rail under a daring Victor Espinoza (Benoit Photo)
Speedway Stable's Hard Not to Like (Hard Spun), scratched as the morning-line favorite from the May 16 Gallorette H. (G3), was rerouted to Monday's $301,250 Gamely S. (G1) at Santa Anita -- a change in plan that led to her second Grade 1 victory. That also resulted in another brutal beat for front runner Fanticola (Silent Name). Just denied by Hard Not to Like's daring late rally up the fence, Fanticola could be forgiven for wishing that her rival had stayed on the East Coast.

The last-gasp verdict was vaguely reminiscent of Hard Not to Like's first Grade 1 coup. One year ago, when trained by Michael Matz for owner/breeder Garland Williamson's Hillsbrook Farms, she had captured the Jenny Wiley (G1) at Keeneland with a similar burst from the pack in the final strides. Her victim that day was Discreet Marq (Discreet Cat), trained by Christophe Clement.

Following her sale to Speedway Stables for $1.5 million at Keeneland last November, Hard Not to Like was transferred to Clement, who would now become the beneficiary of her late-running heroics. In her debut for Clement, the gray was first past the post in the January 31 Endeavour (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, only to be demoted to second for interfering with Testa Rossi (Dr. Fong). Hard Not to Like was third in her title defense in the April 11 Jenny Wiley back at Keeneland, and thus scored her first official win for her new connections here.

With new rider Victor Espinoza aboard, Hard Not to Like was reserved a little worse than midpack while Fanticola set up shop as controlling speed. The pacesetter had nearly wired the 1 1/4-mile Santa Barbara (G3) over this course April 18, and the cutback to 1 1/8 miles figured to play into her hands.

Fanticola got away with tepid fractions of :24 2/5, :48 4/5 and 1:13 1/5 on the firm turf, but found it difficult to shake off the persistent attention of Blingismything (Arch). Digging deep and refusing to crack under pressure, Fanticola kept that foe at bay down the stretch. Behind her, both Elektrum (High Chaparral) and Hard Not to Like were traveling very well with nowhere to go. Elektrum opted to shift out a path in vain hopes of finding room between Fanticola and Blingismything.

Espinoza, on the other hand, continued to ride for luck on the rail, and it paid off. A seam opened up, and Hard Not to Like speared through to get up by a neck. The 7-2 second choice negotiated 1 1/8 miles in 1:49 4/5 and paid $9.20.

"I thought she always looked the winner," assistant trainer Lee Vickers said, "but I thought she was going to be the unluckiest loser of the day. He's got some pair of (shorthand for male anatomy), Victor Espinoza. That was a brilliant ride, but the man's on fire and he rode with confidence, that's all I can say.

"He was told to get cover, he did exactly that and he rode the race accordingly."

Front-running Fanticola suffered her second straight heartbreak at the wire (Benoit Photo)
Espinoza recounted his conversation with Clement.

"I called Christophe and he told me to put her in the middle of the pack and to cover her up and move her to the outside if she got rank," Espinoza said. "Sometimes things can change and when she crossed the dirt and was so forward, she was doing it so easily, and was comfortable, so I left her alone.

"When she broke and crossed the dirt everyone was going a different direction, so I dropped her all the way down to the rail. I was going to stay there and if it opened up, it opened.

"In the stretch when I saw the rider in front of me switch his stick to his left hand I knew that normally a horse will drift out a little. I knew it was my chance and that's how I got through on the inside."

Joe Talamo summed up Fanticola's effort.

"Tough beat, a real tough beat," her jockey lamented. "She ran her butt off."

Blingismything was another half-length away in third, with the unlucky Elektrum the same margin back in fourth. Danza Cavallo (Sunday Break), the 3-2 favorite, wound up fifth. Queen of the Sand (Footstepsinthesand), who had inflicted the Santa Barbara heartbreak on Fanticola, could do no better than eighth in the rematch.

Hard Not to Like's resume now reads 19-7-3-2, and she inched closer to millionaire status with earnings of $961,671. Victorious over males on the 2011 Cup and Saucer, she finished second in the 2012 Ashland (G1) and exited her sixth in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) with a chipped knee. After undergoing surgery, she left her original trainer Gail Cox and joined Matz. Hard Not to Like made a winning debut for the barn off a layoff in the 2013 Marshua's River (G3), but was a hit-or-miss type whose best subsequent results that year were placings in the Gallorette and Ballston Spa (G2).

At the age of five in 2014, Hard Not to Like appeared to turn the corner by capturing both of her starts at Keeneland. She wasn't seen again last season after her 13-1 upset of the Jenny Wiley, but she's retained all of her enthusiasm this term.

"We got her last fall in the November sale, and it's 'hard not to like' that decision right now," quipped Peter Fluor, who campaigns her with his partner K.C. Weiner as Speedway Stable.

"I grew up in Arcadia, went to USC and moved to Texas in 1972. My father and my partner's father were horse partners and nine months ago I told K.C., 'Let's get some horses.' My father was Bob Fluor, who had El Rancho Murrietta.

"It's been a homecoming. It was an amazing ride by Victor. K.C. is home watching the race on TV today.

"Our office address in Houston is on Buffalo Speedway Blvd. and we thought Speedway (Stable) would be better than 'Buffalo.' Those buffalo aren't as fast."

Bred in Ontario, Hard Not to Like is out of multiple Canadian stakes heroine Like a Gem (Tactical Cat), from the further family of Grade 2-winning sire Run Away and Hide (City Zip), Italian classic scorer Davide Umbro (In the Wings) and Grade 1 victor Firery Ensign (Blue Ensign).

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Results

NORTH AMERICAN GRADED STAKES RESULTS

GAMELY S. (G1), SA, $301,250, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/8MT, 5-25.
9—HARD NOT TO LIKE, m, 6, Hard Spun--Like a Gem, by Tactical Cat. ($1,500,000 2014 KEENOV). O-Speedway Stable LLC, B-Garland E Williamson (ON), T-Christophe Clement, J-Victor Espinoza, $180,000.
4—Fanticola, m, 5, Silent Name (JPN)--Catalina Cat, by Tabasco Cat. (C$21,000 '11 ONTSEP). O-Fanticola, Anthony and Scardino, Joseph, B-Hedgestone Management & Frank Mermenstein (ON), $60,000.
3—Blingismything, m, 5, Arch--Dancing General, by General Meeting. ($60,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Class Racing Stable, B-Jack Swain (KY), $36,000.
Also Ran: Elektrum (IRE), Danza Cavallo (FR), Moulin de Mougin, Generosidade (URU), Queen of The Sand (IRE), Three Hearts, Smoove It.
Winning Time: 1:49 4/5 (fm)
Margins: NK, HF, HF.
Odds: 3.60, 8.70, 25.50.

Hard Not to Like robs Fanticola at the wire in Gamely

Hard Not to Like rode the rail under a daring Victor Espinoza (Benoit Photo)
Speedway Stable's Hard Not to Like (Hard Spun), scratched as the morning-line favorite from the May 16 Gallorette H. (G3), was rerouted to Monday's $301,250 Gamely S. (G1) at Santa Anita -- a change in plan that led to her second Grade 1 victory. That also resulted in another brutal beat for front runner Fanticola (Silent Name). Just denied by Hard Not to Like's daring late rally up the fence, Fanticola could be forgiven for wishing that her rival had stayed on the East Coast.

The last-gasp verdict was vaguely reminiscent of Hard Not to Like's first Grade 1 coup. One year ago, when trained by Michael Matz for owner/breeder Garland Williamson's Hillsbrook Farms, she had captured the Jenny Wiley (G1) at Keeneland with a similar burst from the pack in the final strides. Her victim that day was Discreet Marq (Discreet Cat), trained by Christophe Clement.

Following her sale to Speedway Stables for $1.5 million at Keeneland last November, Hard Not to Like was transferred to Clement, who would now become the beneficiary of her late-running heroics. In her debut for Clement, the gray was first past the post in the January 31 Endeavour (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, only to be demoted to second for interfering with Testa Rossi (Dr. Fong). Hard Not to Like was third in her title defense in the April 11 Jenny Wiley back at Keeneland, and thus scored her first official win for her new connections here.

With new rider Victor Espinoza aboard, Hard Not to Like was reserved a little worse than midpack while Fanticola set up shop as controlling speed. The pacesetter had nearly wired the 1 1/4-mile Santa Barbara (G3) over this course April 18, and the cutback to 1 1/8 miles figured to play into her hands.

Fanticola got away with tepid fractions of :24 2/5, :48 4/5 and 1:13 1/5 on the firm turf, but found it difficult to shake off the persistent attention of Blingismything (Arch). Digging deep and refusing to crack under pressure, Fanticola kept that foe at bay down the stretch. Behind her, both Elektrum (High Chaparral) and Hard Not to Like were traveling very well with nowhere to go. Elektrum opted to shift out a path in vain hopes of finding room between Fanticola and Blingismything.

Espinoza, on the other hand, continued to ride for luck on the rail, and it paid off. A seam opened up, and Hard Not to Like speared through to get up by a neck. The 7-2 second choice negotiated 1 1/8 miles in 1:49 4/5 and paid $9.20.

"I thought she always looked the winner," assistant trainer Lee Vickers said, "but I thought she was going to be the unluckiest loser of the day. He's got some pair of (shorthand for male anatomy), Victor Espinoza. That was a brilliant ride, but the man's on fire and he rode with confidence, that's all I can say.

"He was told to get cover, he did exactly that and he rode the race accordingly."

Front-running Fanticola suffered her second straight heartbreak at the wire (Benoit Photo)
Espinoza recounted his conversation with Clement.

"I called Christophe and he told me to put her in the middle of the pack and to cover her up and move her to the outside if she got rank," Espinoza said. "Sometimes things can change and when she crossed the dirt and was so forward, she was doing it so easily, and was comfortable, so I left her alone.

"When she broke and crossed the dirt everyone was going a different direction, so I dropped her all the way down to the rail. I was going to stay there and if it opened up, it opened.

"In the stretch when I saw the rider in front of me switch his stick to his left hand I knew that normally a horse will drift out a little. I knew it was my chance and that's how I got through on the inside."

Joe Talamo summed up Fanticola's effort.

"Tough beat, a real tough beat," her jockey lamented. "She ran her butt off."

Blingismything was another half-length away in third, with the unlucky Elektrum the same margin back in fourth. Danza Cavallo (Sunday Break), the 3-2 favorite, wound up fifth. Queen of the Sand (Footstepsinthesand), who had inflicted the Santa Barbara heartbreak on Fanticola, could do no better than eighth in the rematch.

Hard Not to Like's resume now reads 19-7-3-2, and she inched closer to millionaire status with earnings of $961,671. Victorious over males on the 2011 Cup and Saucer, she finished second in the 2012 Ashland (G1) and exited her sixth in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) with a chipped knee. After undergoing surgery, she left her original trainer Gail Cox and joined Matz. Hard Not to Like made a winning debut for the barn off a layoff in the 2013 Marshua's River (G3), but was a hit-or-miss type whose best subsequent results that year were placings in the Gallorette and Ballston Spa (G2).

At the age of five in 2014, Hard Not to Like appeared to turn the corner by capturing both of her starts at Keeneland. She wasn't seen again last season after her 13-1 upset of the Jenny Wiley, but she's retained all of her enthusiasm this term.

"We got her last fall in the November sale, and it's 'hard not to like' that decision right now," quipped Peter Fluor, who campaigns her with his partner K.C. Weiner as Speedway Stable.

"I grew up in Arcadia, went to USC and moved to Texas in 1972. My father and my partner's father were horse partners and nine months ago I told K.C., 'Let's get some horses.' My father was Bob Fluor, who had El Rancho Murrietta.

"It's been a homecoming. It was an amazing ride by Victor. K.C. is home watching the race on TV today.

"Our office address in Houston is on Buffalo Speedway Blvd. and we thought Speedway (Stable) would be better than 'Buffalo.' Those buffalo aren't as fast."

Bred in Ontario, Hard Not to Like is out of multiple Canadian stakes heroine Like a Gem (Tactical Cat), from the further family of Grade 2-winning sire Run Away and Hide (City Zip), Italian classic scorer Davide Umbro (In the Wings) and Grade 1 victor Firery Ensign (Blue Ensign).

LOS ANGELES S. (G3), SA, $98,000, 3YO/UP, 6F, 5-25.
5—DISTINCTIV PASSION, h, 5, With Distinction--Dance Forthe Green, by West by West. ($65,000 '11 OBSAUG; $17,500 '11 OBSJAN). O-Brown, Jr, Edward J, Klein, Alan and Lebherz, Phillip, B-Harold J Plumley (FL), T-Jeff Bonde, J-Edwin A. Maldonado, $60,000.
6—San Onofre, g, 5, Surf Cat--Marrakech Gold, by Native Regent. O-Matson Racing, B-Bruce Headley (CA), $20,000.
4—Wild Dude, h, 5, Wildcat Heir--Courtly Choice, by Doneraile Court. ($9,000 '10 OBSOCT; $42,000 2012 OBSAPR). O-Hollendorfer, Jerry and Smith, Green, B-Versatile Thoroughbreds LLC (FL), $12,000.
Also Ran: War Academy.
Winning Time: 1:08 (ft)
Margins: NK, 1 1/4, 1 3/4.
Odds: 2.30, 0.90, 2.10.

Distinctiv Passion hangs on to take Los Angeles

Left alone on an uncontested lead through splits of :22 and :44 2/5, Distinctiv Passion (With Distinction) had just enough in the tank to eke out a neck victory over the surging favorite San Onofre (Surf Cat) in Monday's $98,000 Los Angeles (G3) at Santa Anita.

A five-year-old owned by Edward Brown Jr., Alan Klein and Phillip Lebherz, the Jeff Bonde trainee finished up six furlongs on a fast track in 1:08. Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, he returned $6.60 to win.

San Onofre, the 9-10 favorite, finished 1 1/4 lengths clear of Wild Dude (Wildcat Heir), with War Academy (Giant's Causeway) trailing the field of four after the withdrawals of Five Palms (Unbridled's Song) and Spirit Rules (Tribal Rule).

"I knew I had enough to win today," Maldonado said. "I was just waiting to push the button, waiting on San Onofre. I knew it was going to be a two-horse race."

This was the third stakes win at Santa Anita in the past six months for Distinctiv Passion, who captured the Midnight Lute (G3) on December 27 and the $74,000 Joe Hernandez on February 22, both over 6 1/2 furlongs.

Also the winner of 2013 San Pedro, Distinctiv Passion has placed in four other stakes including the 2013 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1). He preceded this win with a 13th-place effort in the Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-G1) over the turf at Meydan in Dubai. His record now stands at 17-8-14, $453,660.

"The Dubai race was a totally wasted race," Bonde said. "If you look at all the American horses over there that ran on the turf, they did miserably. On the main track, they did fine. The grass lies over five inches, and we're staying at this hotel that looks right down on the track and they're watering it every night. Even though you're in a desert, it's a bog.

"I'm sure you'll see the horse next in the Bing Crosby ([G1] at Del Mar)."

Bred in Florida by Harold Plumley, Distinctiv Passion was produced by Dance Forthe Green (West by West), who is also the dam of Jamaican champion Dance So Sweet (Sweetsouthersaint) and stakes winner Italo (With Distinction).

This extended family also includes French champion Gravelines (Cadmus) and Grade/Group 2 winners Brooke's Halo (Southern Halo), Grand Pavois (Irish River), and Roi Gironde (Fairy King).

LONE STAR PARK H. (G3), LS, $200,000, 3YO/UP, 1 1/16M, 5-25.
2—MAJESTIC CITY, h, 6, City Zip--It'schemistrybaby, by Meadowlake. ($30,000 '10 KEESEP; $180,000 2011 OBSMAR). O-Bloom Racing Stable LLC (Jeffrey Bloom), B-Trackside Farm, Robert Evans & Helen Evans (KY), T-Richard Baltas, J-Charles C. Lopez, $125,000.
6—Carve, g, 5, First Samurai--Apt, by A.P. Indy. O-Michael Langford, B-Claiborne Farm & Adele B Dilschneider (KY), $38,000.
5—Tapiture, c, 4, Tapit--Free Spin, by Olympio. O-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC, B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC (KY), $20,000.
Also Ran: Endurance, Cy Seven.
Winning Time: 1:43 1/5 (sy)
Margins: 2, 1HF, 9.
Odds: 6.50, 0.80, 1.10.

Majestic City handles the slop in Lone Star Park Handicap

Majestic City repelled all challengers to post a 6-1 upset victory in Monday's $200,000 Lone Star Park H. (G3) under C.C. Lopez.

Contested under sloppy conditions after a mid-afternoon storm briefly delayed the card, Majestic City found the conditions entirely suitable. Sent to the lead from the start, Majestic City held a head advantage through splits of :24, :47 and 1:11 2/5 as Cy Seven (Tiznow) and 4-5 favorite Carve (First Samurai) took turns applying pressure. Meanwhile, second choice Tapiture (Tapit) found himself trailing most of the way after a costly bump leaving the gate.

In the stretch, Majestic City still held a narrow lead over Carve, but the favorite conceded the issue inside the final eighth as Majestic City eased away to win by two lengths. Carve held second by 1 1/2 lengths over Tapiture, who made only a minor dent into his overall deficit. Endurance (Indy Wind) and Cy Seven completed the order of finish after the scratch of Texas Mile (G3) winner Texas Air (Texas City).

Owned by the Bloom Racing Stable of Jeffrey Bloom and saddled for the first time here by Richard Baltas, Majestic City returned $15 after completing 1 1/16 miles in 1:43 1/5.

This was the second career graded stakes win for Majestic City, who captured the Hollywood Juvenile Championship (G3) four years ago. He also won the Willard L. Proctor Memorial at Hollywood the same year, but had registered only one interim stakes score -- the 2013 Big Bear at Santa Anita -- prior to Monday. His other graded placings include the 2011 Del Mar Futurity (G1) and Breeders' Futurity (G1), 2013 Berkeley H. (G3), and 2014 Razorback H. (G3) and Precisionist (G3). Trained through 2012 by Peter Miller and most recently by Ron Ellis, the six-year-old's record now stands at 25-5-4-4, $579,210.

Majestic City was bred in Kentucky by Trackside Farm, Robert Evans, and Helen Evans. He was produced by It'schemistrybaby (Meadowlake), who is also the dam of the stakes-placed Backstreet Hero (Street Hero). This is the extended family of Arlington Million winner Golden Pheasant (Caro).

WINNING COLORS S. (G3), CD, $100,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 5-25.
10—STREET STORY, f, 4, Street Cry (IRE)--Perfect Story, by Tale of the Cat. ($155,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Whispering Oaks Farm LLC, B-John C Oxley (KY), T-Steven M. Asmussen, J-Florent Geroux, $58,900.
4—Heykittykittykitty, f, 4, Tactical Cat--Eternal Joy, by New Way. O-Westrock Stables LLC, B-Diamond G Ranch, Inc (OK), $19,000.
9—Spring Included, f, 4, Include--Spring, by Stravinsky. ($60,000 '12 FTKJUL). O-Lieblong, Alex and JoAnn, B-Robert B Trussell Jr (KY), $9,500.
Also Ran: Milam, Enchanting Lisa, You Bought Her, Pistolpackinpenny, Toni's Hollyday, Southern Honey, Boss Barney's Babe.
Winning Time: 1:10 1/5 (sy)
Margins: 1HF, 1 3/4, 1HF.
Odds: 7.80, 8.40, 1.50.

Street Story regains the plot in Winning Colors

Street Story enjoyed clear sailing on the outside (Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography)
Whispering Oaks Farm's Street Story (Street Cry), winless since her signature score in last summer's Victory Ride (G3), regained the winning thread in Monday's $100,000 Winning Colors (G3) at Churchill Downs. With Florent Geroux aboard, the Steve Asmussen filly sprang a 7-1 upset in the Memorial Day feature and rewarded her loyalists with a $17.60 payout.

Defending champion Southern Honey (Colonel John) zipped to the lead through an opening quarter in :21 4/5 on the sloppy, sealed track, but 3-2 favorite Spring Included (Include) was in hot pursuit. Street Story, who broke from the far outside in post 10, was well placed in a stalking third. When Spring Included took over from the weakening Southern Honey at the half-mile mark in :45 1/5, Street Story moved in tandem with her, and the two settled down to battle.

Street Story began to assert in midstretch, getting the five-furlong split in :57 1/5, and stayed on relentlessly to prevail by 1 1/2 lengths. The dark bay splashed six furlongs in 1:10 1/5.

"We had a great trip on the outside," Geroux recapped. "When I rode her at Fair Grounds (in the February 17 Mardi Gras) she was stuck on the inside and she almost jumped the fence. She was really claustrophobic on the inside.

"I was pretty much sure I could win this stakes. I had to keep her on the clear as much as possible and it went great. I had a good enough post to do so and I took advantage of it. I had the 8-5 favorite next to me when I squeezed mine just before the quarter-pole. I pretty much knew I had it."

Heykittykitty (Tactical Cat), a ground-saving fourth early, closed down the stretch to finish a clear second. Spring Included crossed the wire a further 1 3/4 lengths adrift in third, and Milam (Street Sense) worked her way into fourth. Southern Honey beat just one home, in a photo.

"It's a long time off," said Southern Honey's trainer, Rusty Arnold, who alluded to her vacation since her sixth in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1).

"The race didn't go exactly like I thought it would. I don't know about the surface, I'm not using it as an excuse I just don't know. She's out of a Carson City mare so she should like it, but doesn't mean they'll like it. It was probably a little fast but you know how this track gets, they'll do that. I think they did that in an earlier race that might not have been a top race.

"I'm disappointed right now, but if she comes back good and my objectives are a little bit further a long, so it's not the end of the world."

Street Story was returning to Churchill for the first time since her maiden victory as a juvenile. She raced only once more in 2013, finishing a distant second in the Letellier Memorial at Fair Grounds. Street Story went on to take a pair of stakes at Oaklawn in 2014, the Dixie Belle and Instant Racing, before plundering Belmont Park in the Victory Ride.

Sidelined following a 10th in the Test S. (G1), Street Story wintered with Steve Flint at Fair Grounds. She checked in a troubled third when resurfacing in the Mardi Gras and didn't enjoy the surface switch when fifth in a grassy optional claimer on March 15. Street Story was reunited with Asmussen at Oaklawn, where she played second fiddle to Spring Included in the April 8 Carousel. She gained revenge in the Winning Colors and thereby advanced her line to 13-5-2-1, $339,430.

"She's been training very well here at Churchill; she had some good works," assistant trainer Darren Fleming said. "She was annihilated (by a troubled start in the Carousel), she had no shot. The start cost her that race.

"When you bring her over here she tries hard every time. I didn't think (the off track) hurt her; she had run on it before. She won on it at Oaklawn once before."

Bred by John C. Oxley in Kentucky, Street Story was sold for $155,000 as a yearling at Keeneland September. The four-year-old is a half-sister to Grade 1-placed Paige (Sky Mesa) and to multiple Grade 2-placed Medjool (Monarchos). They were produced by Perfect Story (Tale of the Cat), a winning half-sister to Hall of Famer Point Given (Thunder Gulch).

ALL AMERICAN S. (G3), GG, $100,315, 3YO/UP, 1M, 5-25.
4—G. G. RYDER, c, 4, Chhaya Dance--Stormy Gigi, by Storm Boot. O-Hollendorfer, Jerry and Todaro, George, B-Eagle Oak Ranch, LLC (CA), T-Jerry Hollendorfer, J-Ricardo Gonzalez, $60,000.
3—Outside Nashville, g, 5, Broken Vow--Mary Coughlan, by Gulch. ($30,000 '11 KEESEP; $115,000 2012 OBSMAR). O-Carver, John, Hollendorfer, Jerry and Smith, Green, B-Siena Farms LLC (KY), $20,000.
1—Pepper Crown, h, 5, Peppered Cat--Crown This Lady, by Crowning Storm. O-Alexander A Paszkeicz Living Trust, B-Alex Paszkeicz (CA), $12,000.
Also Ran: Eagle Screams, Summer Hit, Blues Blaster, Hypnatique, Beast of Bourbon.
Winning Time: 1:36 (ft)
Margins: 1 1/4, HF, NK.
Odds: 2.90, 3.00, 4.80.

G. G. Ryder tops Golden Gate's best in All American

G. G. Ryder (red cap) has won back-to-back Grade 3s on both Golden Gate surfaces (Shane Micheli/Vassar Photography)

G. G. Ryder (Chhaya Dance) continued to reign over the top older horses at Golden Gate Fields with a come-from-behind victory in Monday's $100,315 All American (G3) over a mile on the Tapeta surface.

Tracking in fourth most of the way under Ricardo Gonzalez, G. G. Ryder successfully closed into a :23 4/5, :47 4/5 and 1:11 3/5 pace set by 2-1 favorite Summer Hit (Bertrando) and drew off to win by 1 1/4 lengths in a time of 1:36. As the 5-2 second choice in a field of eight, he paid $7.80.

Owned by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and George Todaro, G. G. Ryder was following up on his victory in the April 25 San Francisco Mile (G3), a grass event he won by a half-length over Summer Hit.

Outside Nashville (Broken Vow), like G. G. Ryder and Summer Hit a Hollendorfer trainee, rallied to be second, a half-length ahead of Pepper Crown (Peppered Cat). Eagle Screams (Redattore) was a neck farther back and was followed by Summer Hit, Blues Blaster (Redattore), Hypnatique (Scat Daddy), and Beast of Bourbon (Kela). The mare Living the Life (Footstepsinthesand) was scratched.

This was the third career stakes win for G. G. Ryder, who landed the $75,000 Alcatraz over the Golden Gate turf a year ago, as well as the aforementioned San Francisco Mile. Following the Alcatraz, G. G. Ryder finished second in the Berkeley H. (G3). G. G. Ryder's record now stands at 19-10-3-1, $375,114.

Bred in California by Eagle Oak Ranch, G. G. Ryder was reared by Stormy Gigi (Storm Boot), a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Force Freeze (Forest Camp), stakes winner Barber (Storm Boot), Grade 2-placed Declan's Fast Cat (Bluegrass Cat), and stakes-placed Ice Legend (Bertrando). All were produced by stakes winner Antifreeze (It's Freezing).

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Distinctiv Passion hangs on to take Los Angeles

Left alone on an uncontested lead through splits of :22 and :44 2/5, Distinctiv Passion (With Distinction) had just enough in the tank to eke out a neck victory over the surging favorite San Onofre (Surf Cat) in Monday's $98,000 Los Angeles (G3) at Santa Anita.

A five-year-old owned by Edward Brown Jr., Alan Klein and Phillip Lebherz, the Jeff Bonde trainee finished up six furlongs on a fast track in 1:08. Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, he returned $6.60 to win.

San Onofre, the 9-10 favorite, finished 1 1/4 lengths clear of Wild Dude (Wildcat Heir), with War Academy (Giant's Causeway) trailing the field of four after the withdrawals of Five Palms (Unbridled's Song) and Spirit Rules (Tribal Rule).

"I knew I had enough to win today," Maldonado said. "I was just waiting to push the button, waiting on San Onofre. I knew it was going to be a two-horse race."

This was the third stakes win at Santa Anita in the past six months for Distinctiv Passion, who captured the Midnight Lute (G3) on December 27 and the $74,000 Joe Hernandez on February 22, both over 6 1/2 furlongs.

Also the winner of 2013 San Pedro, Distinctiv Passion has placed in four other stakes including the 2013 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1). He preceded this win with a 13th-place effort in the Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-G1) over the turf at Meydan in Dubai. His record now stands at 17-8-14, $453,660.

"The Dubai race was a totally wasted race," Bonde said. "If you look at all the American horses over there that ran on the turf, they did miserably. On the main track, they did fine. The grass lies over five inches, and we're staying at this hotel that looks right down on the track and they're watering it every night. Even though you're in a desert, it's a bog.

"I'm sure you'll see the horse next in the Bing Crosby ([G1] at Del Mar)."

Bred in Florida by Harold Plumley, Distinctiv Passion was produced by Dance Forthe Green (West by West), who is also the dam of Jamaican champion Dance So Sweet (Sweetsouthersaint) and stakes winner Italo (With Distinction).

This extended family also includes French champion Gravelines (Cadmus) and Grade/Group 2 winners Brooke's Halo (Southern Halo), Grand Pavois (Irish River), and Roi Gironde (Fairy King).

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Empire Dreams an apt winner on Big Apple Showcase Day

Empire Dreams proved too strong for pacesetter Readthebyline (right) and favored Saratoga Snacks (center) (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography/Chelsea Durand)
West Point Thoroughbreds' Empire Dreams (Patriot Act) rolled from off the pace to land Monday's $200,000 Commentator S., one of six stakes events on a Memorial Day card dedicated to New York-breds at Belmont Park. With a name redolent of the Empire State, Empire Dreams was an apt winner on "Big Apple Showcase Day."

The 4-1 fourth choice in a six-horse field, the Tom Albertrani charge was anchored near the rear while Readthebyline (Read the Footnotes) set a pressured pace of :23 2/5, :46 and 1:10 1/5. Saratoga Snacks (Tale of the Cat), the 4-5 favorite, chased early before challenging in the stretch, but Empire Dreams was rallying more strongly wider out. Under Javier Castellano, the winner got up by three-quarters of a length, negotiated the fast-track mile in 1:35 2/5, and returned $10.20. Readthebyline boxed on to hold second by a nose from Saratoga Snacks.

Empire Dreams was recording his third career stakes victory, having taken the 2013 Great White Way division of the New York Stallion S. as a juvenile as well as last year's New York Derby. The dark bay gelding has also placed in a quartet of New York-bred stakes, most recently finishing second in his reappearance in the May 3 Affirmed Success. His scorecard stands at 13-4-5-1, $463,667.

The $125,000 Kingston S. featured a clash of the past two winners, defending champion and 4-5 favorite Kharafa (Kitalpha) versus 2013 hero King Kreesa (King Cugat), but victory instead went to another venerable turf campaigner in the 4-1 Lubash (Freud).

The Aliyu Ben J Stables homebred had placed in each of his four prior attempts in the Kingston, and his admirable consistency -- not to mention his perseverance -- was compensated here. Given a textbook stalking trip on the inside by Junior Alvarado, the Christophe Clement veteran raced within striking distance of pacesetter King Kreesa and his shadow Kharafa.

Lubash won the Kingston after placing in each of the last four runnings (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography)
While Kharafa pounced in midstretch, Lubash tipped out and delivered a telling burst of speed to win going away by a length. The eight-year-old stopped the teletimer in 1:33 for the mile on a firm Widener turf course.

Lubash is now a nine-time stakes winner, including higher-profile victories in the 2013 Fort Marcy (G3) and the November 22 Tropical Turf (G3). The warrior has accumulated a baker's dozen of stakes placings, a total enhanced with his third in the April 19 Danger's Hour at Aqueduct. With this overdue Kingston trophy in his cabinet, his record reads 41-13-9-5, $1,095,599.

Bloodlines Racing Partnerships' Invading Humor (Invasor) had not raced since November, but the six-month layoff proved no hindrance in the $125,000 Mount Vernon S., where she handed trainer Bruce Levine his 1,998th win. Uncorking a rail-skimming rally for Rajiv Maragh, the 7-2 chance drove to a two-length decision over Mah Jong Maddnes (Freud), with 5-2 favorite Old Harbor (Raffie's Majesty) in third.

Invading Humor sped the mile on the firm Widener course in 1:32 4/5, improving her resume to 15-7-1-1, $379,844. Successful in last September's John Hettinger for state-breds, the five-year-old mare was subsequently unplaced in both the Ticonderoga and the Long Island H. (G3), and headed to the sidelines.

Levine had a chance for number 1,999 in the $200,000 Critical Eye with 2-1 favorite Hot Stones (Bustin Stones), but she never looked like catching front-running 9-1 shot Sheriffa (Posse) en route to a lackluster fourth.

Antonino Miuccio's Sheriffa broke on top, while projected pace rival Carameaway (Lawyer Ron) lunged at the start and left the gate awkwardly. Jose Ortiz was quick to seize advantage aboard Sheriffa, who secured the lead and widened her advantage to as many as seven lengths in the stretch. Although Saythreehailmary's (Repent) reduced the gap inside the final furlong, Sheriffa was still 2 1/4 lengths to the good at the line. The Linda Rice trainee took 1:37 1/5 to finish the mile.

Sheriffa's first stakes credit boosted her bankroll to $339,500 from a 16-5-3-5 record. The four-year-old had competed in a stakes just once before, resulting in a fifth in the 2013 Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion S. Last fall, the chestnut was claimed from her original connections, owner/breeder Richard Santulli and trainer Alan Goldberg.

Ostrolenka is now four-for-four at Belmont Park (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography)
In the $125,000 Mike Lee S. for sophomores, Ostrolenka (Musket Man) and Good Luck Gus (Lookin at Lucky) replicated their one-two result from the Sleepy Hollow over this same track in October.

The Todd Pletcher-trained Ostrolenka was dispatched as the 7-5 favorite, slightly preferred to the 8-5 Wincoma (Badge of Silver). As Wincoma dashed to the fore through splits of :22 and :44 4/5, Ostrolenka was perched in second, awaiting his cue. Once John Velazquez set him down, Ostrolenka took command in upper stretch and drew off convincingly to complete seven furlongs in 1:23 3/5.

Good Luck Gus closed sharply for runner-up honors, but remained a respectful two lengths behind the winner. Battle of Evermore (Scat Daddy), last early after being squeezed back at the start, also made good headway late and checked in third in his debut for Chad Brown. Wincoma tired to fifth.

Campaigned by breeder Eric Fein in partnership with Christopher McKenna, Ostrolenka sports a mark of 8-4-1-0, $322,292. Interestingly, he is a perfect four-for-four at Belmont, including his 14-length maiden conquest, the Sleepy Hollow, and a 4 1/2-length allowance tally last out on May 2. The Triple Crown nominee didn't perform up that level at Aqueduct, winding up 13th in the Remsen (G2) and fifth in the Jerome (G3).

A similar pattern held sway in the companion race for three-year-old fillies, the $125,000 Bouwerie S. -- Marc Keller's Quezon (Tiz Wonderful), a six-length heroine of the Maid of the Mist here in October, made a triumphant return to action.

Trained by Bobby Ribaudo and piloted by Manny Franco, the 2-1 favorite circled her rivals from seventh. She swept past Lakeside Sunset (Bellamy Road) in deep stretch, bounded 3 1/4 lengths clear, and clocked 1:23 for seven furlongs. Temper Mint Patty (Congrats), who had been second to Quezon in the Maid of the Mist, showed late interest for third on Monday.

Quezon suffered her only loss when fourth in the November 29 Demoiselle (G2) when last seen. Like Ostrolenka, she too is unbeaten at Belmont, and her overall resume reads 4-3-0-0, $288,200.

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Majestic City handles the slop in Lone Star Park Handicap

Majestic City repelled all challengers to post a 6-1 upset victory in Monday's $200,000 Lone Star Park H. (G3) under C.C. Lopez.

Contested under sloppy conditions after a mid-afternoon storm briefly delayed the card, Majestic City found the conditions entirely suitable. Sent to the lead from the start, Majestic City held a head advantage through splits of :24, :47 and 1:11 2/5 as Cy Seven (Tiznow) and 4-5 favorite Carve (First Samurai) took turns applying pressure. Meanwhile, second choice Tapiture (Tapit) found himself trailing most of the way after a costly bump leaving the gate.

In the stretch, Majestic City still held a narrow lead over Carve, but the favorite conceded the issue inside the final eighth as Majestic City eased away to win by two lengths. Carve held second by 1 1/2 lengths over Tapiture, who made only a minor dent into his overall deficit. Endurance (Indy Wind) and Cy Seven completed the order of finish after the scratch of Texas Mile (G3) winner Texas Air (Texas City).

Owned by the Bloom Racing Stable of Jeffrey Bloom and saddled for the first time here by Richard Baltas, Majestic City returned $15 after completing 1 1/16 miles in 1:43 1/5.

This was the second career graded stakes win for Majestic City, who captured the Hollywood Juvenile Championship (G3) four years ago. He also won the Willard L. Proctor Memorial at Hollywood the same year, but had registered only one interim stakes score -- the 2013 Big Bear at Santa Anita -- prior to Monday. His other graded placings include the 2011 Del Mar Futurity (G1) and Breeders' Futurity (G1), 2013 Berkeley H. (G3), and 2014 Razorback H. (G3) and Precisionist (G3). Trained through 2012 by Peter Miller and most recently by Ron Ellis, the six-year-old's record now stands at 25-5-4-4, $579,210.

Majestic City was bred in Kentucky by Trackside Farm, Robert Evans, and Helen Evans. He was produced by It'schemistrybaby (Meadowlake), who is also the dam of the stakes-placed Backstreet Hero (Street Hero). This is the extended family of Arlington Million winner Golden Pheasant (Caro).

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Pennine Ridge, Wonder Again probables revealed

Lady Eli could go to the Belmont Oaks with a strong performance in next week's Wonder Again (Wendy Wooley/EquiSport Photos)

Fields are taking shape for next weekend's stakes at Belmont Park -- the $200,000 Pennine Ridge on Saturday and the $200,000 Wonder Again on Sunday -- which serve as preps for the $1.25 million Belmont Derby (G1) and $1 million Belmont Oaks (G1), respectively, on Stars & Stripes Day July 4.

The 1 1/8-mile Pennine Ridge on the turf will likely include a number of talented runners. World Approval (Northern Afleet), trained by Mark Casse, is coming off a third-place finish in the American Turf (G2) at Churchill Downs May 2. Startup Nation (Temple City), winner of last year's With Anticipation (G2) at Saratoga, will be looking to make his first start since running in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), in which he endured a difficult trip to finish 11th. Also likely to enter is Takeover Target (Harlan's Holiday), who is undefeated in two starts at Belmont.

Other possible contenders in the field include Eh Cumpari (Elusive Quality), winner of the Palm Beach (G3) at Gulfstream Park, Face the Music (Stormy Atlantic), recent maiden winner Rock Eagle (Indian Charlie), and Made in Detroit (Arch).

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) winner Lady Eli (Divine Park) is likely to headline the Wonder Again at 1 1/8 miles on turf. Trained by Chad Brown, Lady Eli was dominant in her 2015 debut, taking the Appalachian (G3) at Keeneland by 2 1/2 lengths over next-out Hilltop S. winner Miss Temple City (Temple City).

The brilliant filly has yet to run beyond 1 1/16 miles in her career, but Brown does not foresee the added ground of the Wonder Again as a problem, nor Lady Eli's ultimate objective, the 1 1/4-mile Belmont Oaks.

"My feeling is she's talented enough, has a good enough mind, and relaxes enough to handle the stretch-out," Brown said. "We'll first try her at 1 1/8 miles, which she's never done before, and see how she handles it. If she does, we'll point her to (the Belmont Oaks)."

Lady Eli is expected to meet a talented group of turf fillies, including Heath (Pulpit), for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott; Itsonlyactingdad (Giant's Causeway), a recent allowance winner for trainer Todd Pletcher; Miss Chatelaine (Pulpit), who has not run since taking the Chelsea Flower at Belmont as a two-year-old; My Sweet Girl (Bernardini), who has yet to win on turf but is out of Grade 1 turf winner Bit of Whimsy; Pangburn (Congrats), fourth in the Fantasy (G3) last out; and Pine Needle (Giant's Causeway), second in the Memories of Silver at Aqueduct in her most recent outing. Diannestillworks (Scat Daddy) is possible.

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Street Story regains the plot in Winning Colors

Street Story enjoyed clear sailing on the outside (Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography)
Whispering Oaks Farm's Street Story (Street Cry), winless since her signature score in last summer's Victory Ride (G3), regained the winning thread in Monday's $100,000 Winning Colors (G3) at Churchill Downs. With Florent Geroux aboard, the Steve Asmussen filly sprang a 7-1 upset in the Memorial Day feature and rewarded her loyalists with a $17.60 payout.

Defending champion Southern Honey (Colonel John) zipped to the lead through an opening quarter in :21 4/5 on the sloppy, sealed track, but 3-2 favorite Spring Included (Include) was in hot pursuit. Street Story, who broke from the far outside in post 10, was well placed in a stalking third. When Spring Included took over from the weakening Southern Honey at the half-mile mark in :45 1/5, Street Story moved in tandem with her, and the two settled down to battle.

Street Story began to assert in midstretch, getting the five-furlong split in :57 1/5, and stayed on relentlessly to prevail by 1 1/2 lengths. The dark bay splashed six furlongs in 1:10 1/5.

"We had a great trip on the outside," Geroux recapped. "When I rode her at Fair Grounds (in the February 17 Mardi Gras) she was stuck on the inside and she almost jumped the fence. She was really claustrophobic on the inside.

"I was pretty much sure I could win this stakes. I had to keep her on the clear as much as possible and it went great. I had a good enough post to do so and I took advantage of it. I had the 8-5 favorite next to me when I squeezed mine just before the quarter-pole. I pretty much knew I had it."

Heykittykitty (Tactical Cat), a ground-saving fourth early, closed down the stretch to finish a clear second. Spring Included crossed the wire a further 1 3/4 lengths adrift in third, and Milam (Street Sense) worked her way into fourth. Southern Honey beat just one home, in a photo.

"It's a long time off," said Southern Honey's trainer, Rusty Arnold, who alluded to her vacation since her sixth in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1).

"The race didn't go exactly like I thought it would. I don't know about the surface, I'm not using it as an excuse I just don't know. She's out of a Carson City mare so she should like it, but doesn't mean they'll like it. It was probably a little fast but you know how this track gets, they'll do that. I think they did that in an earlier race that might not have been a top race.

"I'm disappointed right now, but if she comes back good and my objectives are a little bit further a long, so it's not the end of the world."

Street Story was returning to Churchill for the first time since her maiden victory as a juvenile. She raced only once more in 2013, finishing a distant second in the Letellier Memorial at Fair Grounds. Street Story went on to take a pair of stakes at Oaklawn in 2014, the Dixie Belle and Instant Racing, before plundering Belmont Park in the Victory Ride.

Sidelined following a 10th in the Test S. (G1), Street Story wintered with Steve Flint at Fair Grounds. She checked in a troubled third when resurfacing in the Mardi Gras and didn't enjoy the surface switch when fifth in a grassy optional claimer on March 15. Street Story was reunited with Asmussen at Oaklawn, where she played second fiddle to Spring Included in the April 8 Carousel. She gained revenge in the Winning Colors and thereby advanced her line to 13-5-2-1, $339,430.

"She's been training very well here at Churchill; she had some good works," assistant trainer Darren Fleming said. "She was annihilated (by a troubled start in the Carousel), she had no shot. The start cost her that race.

"When you bring her over here she tries hard every time. I didn't think (the off track) hurt her; she had run on it before. She won on it at Oaklawn once before."

Bred by John C. Oxley in Kentucky, Street Story was sold for $155,000 as a yearling at Keeneland September. The four-year-old is a half-sister to Grade 1-placed Paige (Sky Mesa) and to multiple Grade 2-placed Medjool (Monarchos). They were produced by Perfect Story (Tale of the Cat), a winning half-sister to Hall of Famer Point Given (Thunder Gulch).

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Twirling Candy registers first winner

Alexandra Racing Stable's Queen of Silence scored in her debut in Monday's 2ND race at Gulfstream Park, becoming the first winner sired by Grade 1 star Twirling Candy (Candy Ride).

The Antonio Sano trainee was overlooked at 10-1 in this five-furlong turf sprint, but the first-time starter proved the market wrong. Flashing speed beneath Manoel Cruz, the dark bay juvenile argued the pace through an opening quarter in :23 1/5 before edging away at the half in :46 2/5. She then reached for the wire to stave off 4-5 favorite Devilish Kitten (Kitten's Joy) by a neck in a final time of :58 1/5 on the firm course.

Bred by Calumet Farm in Kentucky, Queen of Silence went to her current connections for $11,000 as a Keeneland September yearling. She is out of the A.P. Indy mare Silent Moccasins, who is herself a half-sister to former Canadian Horse of the Year Quiet Resolve (Affirmed).

Twirling Candy was a triple-surface threat over the course of his career. A track record-setting winner of the seven-furlong Malibu (G1) in 1:19.70 on the restored Santa Anita dirt in 2010, he also captured that season's Del Mar Derby (G2) and Oceanside S. on turf. At four in 2011, the dark bay added the Strub S. (G2) on dirt and the Californian (G2) on Hollywood's Cushion Track. He also missed narrowly in two other major events on synthetic, the Hollywood Gold Cup (G1) and Pacific Classic (G1) on Del Mar's Polytrack.

Retired with a mark of 11-7-1-1, $944,900, Twirling Candy is a full brother to this year's Spiral (G3) hero Dubai Sky and a half-brother to 2013 Del Mar Derby victor Ethnic Dance (Tribal Rule). Their dam, House of Danzing (Chester House), hails from the family of 1978 Triple Crown legend Affirmed (Exclusive Native). A nearer maternal relative is Grade 3 winner Chocolate Candy, also by Candy Ride.

The eight-year-old Twirling Candy stands for $10,000, stands and nurses, at Lane's End near Versailles, Kentucky.

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Deirdre Biles reports that Palace Malice is out of the Met Mile (Deborah Kral/Horsephotos.com)
In news breaking Monday night, Deirdre Biles reported via Twitter that Palace Malice (Curlin) will skip a title defense in the June 6 Metropolitan H. (G1). His "preparation has not been all we wanted," Dogwood Stable President Cot Campbell told Biles, adding that his major summer objective would be the August 8 Whitney (G1) at Saratoga...

Collecting his first win since capturing this same event two years ago, turf specialist Ordak Dan (Hidden Truth) revalidated his ticket into North America's richest turf race by earning an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) in Monday's Grande Premio de 25 Mayo (Arg-G1) at San Isidro, a Breeders' Cup "Win and You re In" event, with a come from behind victory. Under a ground-saving rail trip, the dark bay split horses and took the lead just before mid-stretch to win convincingly, snapping runner-up Alma de Acero's (Versallesco) five-race win streak. Sidelined after winning this event in 2013, the six-year-old entered off a fifth-place finish in the Gran Premio Republica Argentina (Arg-G1) on dirt at Palermo after finishing second in the Miguel Alfredo Martinez de Hoz (Arg-G1) over 2000 meters over this course in February. With the win, he became the first to win two editions of the race since the brilliant imported mare Sea Girl (Royal Roberto) in 1997-98...

Stylish on debut when a four-length winner on debut over seven furlongs at Hoppegarten in September, Karpino (Cape Cross) returned with a vengeance when annexing Krefeld's Dr Busch-Memorial (Ger-G3) in clear-cut fashion over 8 1/2 furlongs April 26 and stepped up again with a powerhouse performance in Monday's Mehl Mulhens-Rennen (German Two Thousand Guineas [Ger-G2]) at Cologne. Enjoying the perfect early trip in second under Oisin Murphy, Karpino was allowed to stride to the front with a quarter-mile remaining and was soon beyond recall in Monday's as the over-matched Fanciful Angel (Dark Angel) fared best of the overseas duo. "He is an even better horse over a longer trip, which is why Oisin rode just behind the leader so he would not have too much on his plate in case it was a slowly run race," trainer Andreas Wohler commented. "It is still a long way to the Deutsches Derby ([Ger-G1] at Hamburg July 5) and there are other good horses in the mix for that, but he is definitely very talented. We don't know just now how good he really is, but he has the potential to be a top-class horse."...

Less than two weeks out from the Epsom Derby (Eng-G1), trainer Aidan O'Brien is unclear as to who his stable number one will be as he aims for a fourth straight win in the historic classic. O'Brien was non-committal about Gleneagles (Galileo), who added Saturday's Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-G1) to his Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-G1) score, and he said Gallinule S. (Ire-G2) second Giovanni Canaletto (Galileo) could aim for Royal Ascot. "I thought if he was going to go to Epsom then he needed to go to Chester," O'Brien said of the latter, a full-brother to O'Brien's 2013 Derby winner Ruler of the World. "It looks like it might be a bit quick to go to Epsom. The right thing might be to go to Royal Ascot or come back here for the Irish Derby, something like that, with a view to having him next year." Of Gleneagles, O'Brien said, "I'd say the odds are probably more against him than with him going." There has been speculation last year's Prix Marcel Boussac (Fr-G1) winner Found (Galileo) would be supplemented for the Derby, and O'Brien said, "I've only read in the paper about Found. She is obviously a possible to step up to a mile and a half and there's other fillies for the Oaks (Eng-G1)." O'Brien pointed to his Lingfield Derby Trial scorer Kilimanjaro (High Chaparral) and Chester Vase (Eng-G3) winner Hans Holbein (Montjeu) as Derby possibles. "The Lingfield horse, Kilimanjaro, you'd think he'd step up, and Hans Holbein is a solid horse who will get a mile and a half well and probably further. All those things are there and open; a lot to be discussed in the next week to 10 days." In other Derby news, the Dante S. (Eng-G2) top three of Golden Horn (Cape Cross), Jack Hobbs (Halling) and Elm Park (Phoenix Reach) are set to stretch their legs at Tuesday's Breakfast With The Stars at Epsom. They will be joined by Epsom Oaks hopefuls Star of Seville (Duke of Marmalade), Jazzi Top (Danehill Dancer) and Al Naamah (Galileo)...

Evergreen galloper Cirrus des Aigles (Even Top), last of four in Sunday's Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-G1) at Longchamp after breaking a shoe during the running of the race, is likely to bypass a title defense of the Coronation Cup (Eng-G1) at Epsom June 6 in favor of the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-G1) June 28. "He seems fine this morning," trainer Corine Barande-Barbe said. "We put new shoes on him and he is walking okay. I am disappointed, not in the horse but disappointed with the problem. Christophe (Soumillon) said he was flying down to the starting gate and he was very confident, but he said after half a furlong he didn't feel right. I think it must have happened just after the start. Cirrus was very prudent and careful during the race and it is almost as though he didn't run." Barande-Barbe said ground concerns, and the fact Cirrus des Aigles pulled up lame after winning last year's Coronation Cup, have tempted her to skip that contest. "I'm not keen on going back for the Coronation Cup," she said. "Last year he had the accident there; he is a very clever horse and I don't want to bother him. There is not much rain forecast either, so I don't think he will go to Epsom, but it is up the owner. I think he will probably go for the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. It is a Group 1 in France he can run in and he has not won it before, so it would be nice to do it. Otherwise we have the Prince of Wales's S. ([Eng-G1] at Royal Ascot June 17), but I think when the ground is quicker he is better going over the longer distance (mile and a half) at Saint-Cloud."...

Oakleigh Plate (Aus-G1) winner Shamal Wind (Dubawi) put in her final major preparation before departing Australia for Royal Ascot when finishing second in an 800-meter barrier trial at Cranbourne Monday. Trainer Robert Smerdon told Racing and Sports he was "really happy" with the five-year-old's trial. "It was what we wanted, just a nice gallop and everything is coming together," Smerdon said. "(Rider Damien Oliver) wanted to give her a more testing hit-out in the straight, but he had no real galloping room getting up behind those horses so he said he kept her going through the line to make sure she had a decent gallop. We were pretty pleased with that. It was good." Jockey Ryan Moore is set to ride Shamal Wind in the King's Stand S. (Eng-G1) on the opening day of the meeting June 16, but Oliver could get the call if Moore is required for a Ballydoyle runner. Oliver will be at the meeting to ride the Gai Waterhouse-trained Wandjina (Snitzel) in the Diamond Jubilee S. (Eng-G1)...

Gailo Chop (Deportivo), who ran Solow (Singspiel) to 1 1/2 lengths when second in Sunday's Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-G1), could become trainer Antoine de Watrigant's first Royal Ascot starter, with a possible date in the Prince of Wales's S. (Eng-G1) June 17. De Watrigant said his charge emerged from the race -- his first of the season -- in good order. "He is very well," the conditioner said of the four-year-old gelding. "He traveled back home this morning and everything is all right. It is possible Gailo Chop will go to Royal Ascot. It will be good for him. The distance of the race there is okay for him and I think Ascot is a good track. All the horses that run there are very good and Gailo Chop is a good horse. He would be my first runner at Ascot. For us to go there and for a race like the Prince of Wales's S. is very exciting."...

Devonshire (Fast Company), third in Sunday's Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-G1), could be seen next at Royal Ascot, according to trainer Willie McCreery. "She ran a blinder and the better ground seemed to suit her," the conditioner noted. "You couldn't ask for any more from her, so we're delighted. I haven't had a chance to speak to the owners yet and we'll wait and see how she comes out of the race, but we'll probably be looking at something at Royal Ascot for her." Devonshire had finished second in both the Leopardstown One Thousand Guineas Trial (Ire-G3) and Derrinstown Stud One Thousand Guineas Trial (Ire-G3)...

Edgard Zayas, who led the rider standings during the spring meet at Gulfstream before fracturing his right hand in late April, is nearing a return to the saddle, according to agent Tito Fuentes. Zayas, an Eclipse Award finalist in 2013 as one of the nation's top apprentices, was injured when unseated by mount Gotachancetodance in an April 22 maiden claiming contest. The three-year-old filly ducked in toward the rail while on the lead in the race, causing a chain reaction that also led to the unseating of fellow journeyman Manuel Aguilar, who did not suffer serious injury in the spill. Five weeks later, Zayas, whose injury did not require surgery, is preparing to have his cast removed. "His cast is coming off Wednesday," Fuentes said. "He'll probably start working some horses by (next) weekend. We're planning on riding the first week of June, probably that weekend, possibly on the sixth or seventh. That's the plan." Zayas was the leading rider during the Gulfstream Park summer race meet, which began anew for 2015 on May 23. The Puerto Rican native also captured the riding title at the Fall Turf Festival last November at Gulfstream Park West. Zayas has won 556 races from 2,952 starts in his career, including 58 wins so far in 2015...

Gulfstream Park announced Monday it will offer horsemen a $250 starter bonus tied to field size beginning July 1. Gulfstream's latest announcement is another in a series of initiatives to thank horsemen for supporting the summer meet. Gulfstream is keeping its satellite training center Palm Meadows open to horsemen free of charge this summer as well as helping to pay the costs for all horsemen who ship to Gulfstream to run from anywhere in the country. Trainers will receive a $250 bonus for any field that leaves the paddock with eight horses or more from Wednesday, July 1 to the end of the summer meet October 3. "Our summer meet continues to grow due to our great fans and the support of horsemen from around the country," said The Stronach Group's Vice President of Racing and Gulfstream's General Manager P.J. Campo. "By keeping Palm Meadows open, helping horsemen with shipping costs and offering a trainer's bonus, we want to show our commitment to the horsemen. We also want to continue building our summer program with competitive fields while maintaining an exciting racing program throughout the summer."...

Emerald Downs announced 22-year-old Matt Dinerman has been hired as track announcer through the remainder of the 2015 season. A native of San Diego, Dinerman replaces long-time announcer Robert Geller, who will succeed Dan Loiselle as the announcer at Woodbine in Toronto. Geller's final day at Emerald Downs is June 7. Dinerman called two races recently at Emerald Downs, and afterward track President Phil Ziegler officially offered the fledgling announcer the position. "We consider Matt Dinerman to be a very talented young man," Ziegler said. "He has a great aptitude for announcing races, and he figures to get even better with experience. It's great to have him on board." Dinerman begins his duties this week, observing and working with Geller until taking over full-time June 12. "Emerald Downs staff, horsemen and fans are all extremely enthusiastic about their racing and I am beyond thrilled to be joining their team this summer," Dinerman said. "I am extremely excited to get started." The timing is perfect for Dinerman, who recently graduated from Chapman University in Orange, California. Born July 13, 1992, he grew up attending the races at Del Mar and spent four summers walking hots for trainer John Sadler, and another two as part of the Del Mar publicity team. Emerald Downs' 70-day meeting runs through September 27...

Pimlico Race Course's 10-cent Rainbow 6 continued to grow Monday with a carryover of $188,771.36 when live racing resumes Friday afternoon with a 1:10 p.m. (EDT) post time. There were no tickets with six winners Monday. Five of six returned $677.75. There was $66,363 bet into Monday's 10-cent Rainbow 6 pool.

Graded Recaps

G. G. Ryder tops Golden Gate's best in All American

G. G. Ryder (red cap) has won back-to-back Grade 3s on both Golden Gate surfaces (Shane Micheli/Vassar Photography)

G. G. Ryder (Chhaya Dance) continued to reign over the top older horses at Golden Gate Fields with a come-from-behind victory in Monday's $100,315 All American (G3) over a mile on the Tapeta surface.

Tracking in fourth most of the way under Ricardo Gonzalez, G. G. Ryder successfully closed into a :23 4/5, :47 4/5 and 1:11 3/5 pace set by 2-1 favorite Summer Hit (Bertrando) and drew off to win by 1 1/4 lengths in a time of 1:36. As the 5-2 second choice in a field of eight, he paid $7.80.

Owned by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and George Todaro, G. G. Ryder was following up on his victory in the April 25 San Francisco Mile (G3), a grass event he won by a half-length over Summer Hit.

Outside Nashville (Broken Vow), like G. G. Ryder and Summer Hit a Hollendorfer trainee, rallied to be second, a half-length ahead of Pepper Crown (Peppered Cat). Eagle Screams (Redattore) was a neck farther back and was followed by Summer Hit, Blues Blaster (Redattore), Hypnatique (Scat Daddy), and Beast of Bourbon (Kela). The mare Living the Life (Footstepsinthesand) was scratched.

This was the third career stakes win for G. G. Ryder, who landed the $75,000 Alcatraz over the Golden Gate turf a year ago, as well as the aforementioned San Francisco Mile. Following the Alcatraz, G. G. Ryder finished second in the Berkeley H. (G3). G. G. Ryder's record now stands at 19-10-3-1, $375,114.

Bred in California by Eagle Oak Ranch, G. G. Ryder was reared by Stormy Gigi (Storm Boot), a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Force Freeze (Forest Camp), stakes winner Barber (Storm Boot), Grade 2-placed Declan's Fast Cat (Bluegrass Cat), and stakes-placed Ice Legend (Bertrando). All were produced by stakes winner Antifreeze (It's Freezing).

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Empire Dreams an apt winner on Big Apple Showcase Day

Empire Dreams proved too strong for pacesetter Readthebyline (right) and favored Saratoga Snacks (center) (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography/Chelsea Durand)
West Point Thoroughbreds' Empire Dreams (Patriot Act) rolled from off the pace to land Monday's $200,000 Commentator S., one of six stakes events on a Memorial Day card dedicated to New York-breds at Belmont Park. With a name redolent of the Empire State, Empire Dreams was an apt winner on "Big Apple Showcase Day."

The 4-1 fourth choice in a six-horse field, the Tom Albertrani charge was anchored near the rear while Readthebyline (Read the Footnotes) set a pressured pace of :23 2/5, :46 and 1:10 1/5. Saratoga Snacks (Tale of the Cat), the 4-5 favorite, chased early before challenging in the stretch, but Empire Dreams was rallying more strongly wider out. Under Javier Castellano, the winner got up by three-quarters of a length, negotiated the fast-track mile in 1:35 2/5, and returned $10.20. Readthebyline boxed on to hold second by a nose from Saratoga Snacks.

Empire Dreams was recording his third career stakes victory, having taken the 2013 Great White Way division of the New York Stallion S. as a juvenile as well as last year's New York Derby. The dark bay gelding has also placed in a quartet of New York-bred stakes, most recently finishing second in his reappearance in the May 3 Affirmed Success. His scorecard stands at 13-4-5-1, $463,667.

The $125,000 Kingston S. featured a clash of the past two winners, defending champion and 4-5 favorite Kharafa (Kitalpha) versus 2013 hero King Kreesa (King Cugat), but victory instead went to another venerable turf campaigner in the 4-1 Lubash (Freud).

The Aliyu Ben J Stables homebred had placed in each of his four prior attempts in the Kingston, and his admirable consistency -- not to mention his perseverance -- was compensated here. Given a textbook stalking trip on the inside by Junior Alvarado, the Christophe Clement veteran raced within striking distance of pacesetter King Kreesa and his shadow Kharafa.

Lubash won the Kingston after placing in each of the last four runnings (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography)
While Kharafa pounced in midstretch, Lubash tipped out and delivered a telling burst of speed to win going away by a length. The eight-year-old stopped the teletimer in 1:33 for the mile on a firm Widener turf course.

Lubash is now a nine-time stakes winner, including higher-profile victories in the 2013 Fort Marcy (G3) and the November 22 Tropical Turf (G3). The warrior has accumulated a baker's dozen of stakes placings, a total enhanced with his third in the April 19 Danger's Hour at Aqueduct. With this overdue Kingston trophy in his cabinet, his record reads 41-13-9-5, $1,095,599.

Bloodlines Racing Partnerships' Invading Humor (Invasor) had not raced since November, but the six-month layoff proved no hindrance in the $125,000 Mount Vernon S., where she handed trainer Bruce Levine his 1,998th win. Uncorking a rail-skimming rally for Rajiv Maragh, the 7-2 chance drove to a two-length decision over Mah Jong Maddnes (Freud), with 5-2 favorite Old Harbor (Raffie's Majesty) in third.

Invading Humor sped the mile on the firm Widener course in 1:32 4/5, improving her resume to 15-7-1-1, $379,844. Successful in last September's John Hettinger for state-breds, the five-year-old mare was subsequently unplaced in both the Ticonderoga and the Long Island H. (G3), and headed to the sidelines.

Levine had a chance for number 1,999 in the $200,000 Critical Eye with 2-1 favorite Hot Stones (Bustin Stones), but she never looked like catching front-running 9-1 shot Sheriffa (Posse) en route to a lackluster fourth.

Antonino Miuccio's Sheriffa broke on top, while projected pace rival Carameaway (Lawyer Ron) lunged at the start and left the gate awkwardly. Jose Ortiz was quick to seize advantage aboard Sheriffa, who secured the lead and widened her advantage to as many as seven lengths in the stretch. Although Saythreehailmary's (Repent) reduced the gap inside the final furlong, Sheriffa was still 2 1/4 lengths to the good at the line. The Linda Rice trainee took 1:37 1/5 to finish the mile.

Sheriffa's first stakes credit boosted her bankroll to $339,500 from a 16-5-3-5 record. The four-year-old had competed in a stakes just once before, resulting in a fifth in the 2013 Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion S. Last fall, the chestnut was claimed from her original connections, owner/breeder Richard Santulli and trainer Alan Goldberg.

Ostrolenka is now four-for-four at Belmont Park (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography)
In the $125,000 Mike Lee S. for sophomores, Ostrolenka (Musket Man) and Good Luck Gus (Lookin at Lucky) replicated their one-two result from the Sleepy Hollow over this same track in October.

The Todd Pletcher-trained Ostrolenka was dispatched as the 7-5 favorite, slightly preferred to the 8-5 Wincoma (Badge of Silver). As Wincoma dashed to the fore through splits of :22 and :44 4/5, Ostrolenka was perched in second, awaiting his cue. Once John Velazquez set him down, Ostrolenka took command in upper stretch and drew off convincingly to complete seven furlongs in 1:23 3/5.

Good Luck Gus closed sharply for runner-up honors, but remained a respectful two lengths behind the winner. Battle of Evermore (Scat Daddy), last early after being squeezed back at the start, also made good headway late and checked in third in his debut for Chad Brown. Wincoma tired to fifth.

Campaigned by breeder Eric Fein in partnership with Christopher McKenna, Ostrolenka sports a mark of 8-4-1-0, $322,292. Interestingly, he is a perfect four-for-four at Belmont, including his 14-length maiden conquest, the Sleepy Hollow, and a 4 1/2-length allowance tally last out on May 2. The Triple Crown nominee didn't perform up that level at Aqueduct, winding up 13th in the Remsen (G2) and fifth in the Jerome (G3).

A similar pattern held sway in the companion race for three-year-old fillies, the $125,000 Bouwerie S. -- Marc Keller's Quezon (Tiz Wonderful), a six-length heroine of the Maid of the Mist here in October, made a triumphant return to action.

Trained by Bobby Ribaudo and piloted by Manny Franco, the 2-1 favorite circled her rivals from seventh. She swept past Lakeside Sunset (Bellamy Road) in deep stretch, bounded 3 1/4 lengths clear, and clocked 1:23 for seven furlongs. Temper Mint Patty (Congrats), who had been second to Quezon in the Maid of the Mist, showed late interest for third on Monday.

Quezon suffered her only loss when fourth in the November 29 Demoiselle (G2) when last seen. Like Ostrolenka, she too is unbeaten at Belmont, and her overall resume reads 4-3-0-0, $288,200.

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Results

NORTH AMERICAN NON-GRADED STAKES RESULTS

CRITICAL EYE S., BEL, $200,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M, 5-25.
6—SHERIFFA, f, 4, Posse--Smileforamile, by Unbridled's Song. O-Antonino Miuccio, B-Colts Neck Stables LLC (NY), T-Linda Rice, J-Jose L. Ortiz, $120,000.
2—Saythreehailmary's, f, 4, Repent--Just Call Me Angel, by Devil's Bag. O-Very Un Stable, B-Very Un Stable (NY), $40,000.
1—Easy Living, f, 4, Big Brown--Jaramar Miss, by Risen Star. ($170,000 '12 FTKJUL). O-Cheyenne Stables LLC, B-Saratoga Glen Farm, LLC & Sunset Stables (NY), $20,000.
Also Ran: Hot Stones, Piccolo Flats, Royal Suspicion, Star Grazing, Carameaway, Jcs American Dream, Miss Da Point.
Winning Time: 1:37 1/5 (ft)
Margins: 2 1/4, 2 3/4, HF.
Odds: 9.20, 8.30, 14.90.
 
COMMENTATOR S., BEL, $200,000, 3YO/UP, 1M, 5-25.
3—EMPIRE DREAMS, g, 4, Patriot Act--Ascended Dreams, by Thunder Gulch. ($35,000 2013 OBSAPR). O-West Point Thoroughbreds, B-Pegasus Dream Stable (NY), T-Thomas Albertrani, J-Javier Castellano, $120,000.
5—Readthebyline, g, 6, Read the Footnotes--Seattle Byline, by Slew City Slew. ($3,500 '10 FTMOCT). O-Vincent S Scuderi, B-Gavin Murphy & Catherine Donavan (NY), $40,000.
4—Saratoga Snacks, r, 6, Tale of the Cat--Near and Dear, by Red Ransom. ($60,000 '10 FTNAUG). O-Gary Sciacca, B-Mrs Gerald A Nielsen (NY), $20,000.
Also Ran: Readtheprospectus, Summer Place to Be, Sinistra.
Winning Time: 1:35 2/5 (ft)
Margins: 3/4, NO, 5 1/4.
Odds: 4.10, 3.70, 1.75.
 
BOUWERIE S., BEL, $125,000, 3YO, F, 7F, 5-25.
6—QUEZON, f, 3, Tiz Wonderful--Kalookan Dancer, by Olympio. ($90,000 '13 FTNAUG). O-Marc Keller, B-Apache Farm LLC (NY), T-Robert Ribaudo, J-Manuel Franco, $75,000.
7—Lakeside Sunset, f, 3, Bellamy Road--Sadler's Sarah, by Wayne County (IRE). ($19,000 '12 FTMDEC; $52,000 '13 FTNAUG). O-McCarthy, Anthony P and Our Sugar Bear Stable LLC, B-Carol Kaye, James Boyce, Jeanne Baker (NY), $25,000.
10—Temper Mint Patty, f, 3, Congrats--His Beauty, by Adcat. ($30,000 '13 FTNAUG; $95,000 2014 FTFMAR). O-Mark H Stanley, B-Gallaghers Stud, Inc (NY), $12,500.
Also Ran: Hot City Girl, Jc's Shooting Star, The Lewis Dinner, Myfourchix, Take Issue, In Spite of Mama.
Winning Time: 1:23 (ft)
Margins: 3 1/4, 2, 1.
Odds: 2.25, 2.80, 4.20.
 
KINGSTON S., BEL, $125,000, 3YO/UP, 1MT, 5-25.
6—LUBASH, h, 8, Freud--Nasty Cure, by Cure the Blues. O-Aliyu Ben J Stables, B-Aliyuee Ben J Stable, Inc (NY), T-Christophe Clement, J-Junior Alvarado, $75,000.
9—Kharafa, g, 6, Kitalpha--Exquisite Cassie, by King of Kings (IRE). O-Braverman, Paul and Pinch, Timothy, B-Highmeadow Farm (NY), $25,000.
3—King Kreesa, g, 6, King Cugat--Storm's Advance, by Storm Creek. O-Kresa, Gerald and Kresa, Susan, B-Horse Partners (NY), $12,500.
Also Ran: Ocala Jim, Front, With Exultation, Captain Gaughen, Idle American, Unbridled Command.
Winning Time: 1:33 (fm)
Margins: 1, NK, 3.
Odds: 4.10, 0.80, 3.55.
 
MOUNT VERNON S., BEL, $125,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1MT, 5-25.
7—INVADING HUMOR, m, 5, Invasor (ARG)--Very Funny, by Distorted Humor. O-Bloodlines Racing Partnerships, B-Dr James Randall McGlinn (NY), T-Bruce N. Levine, J-Rajiv Maragh, $75,000.
6—Mah Jong Maddnes, m, 6, Freud--Para Vidinha, by Jules. O-Very Un Stable, B-Very Un Stable (NY), $25,000.
1—Old Harbor, f, 4, Raffie's Majesty--Royal Mast, by Roy. O-Joseph Birnbaum, B-Joseph G Birnbaum (NY), $12,500.
Also Ran: Lady Kreesa, Chrysolite, Unbelievable Dream, Laura Can Disco.
Winning Time: 1:32 4/5 (fm)
Margins: 2, HF, 1.
Odds: 3.50, 5.50, 2.60.
 
MIKE LEE S., BEL, $125,000, 3YO, 7F, 5-25.
2—OSTROLENKA, c, 3, Musket Man--Pumpkin's Pride, by Louis Quatorze. O-Fein, Eric and McKenna, Christopher, B-Eric Fein (NY), T-Todd A. Pletcher, J-John R. Velazquez, $75,000.
9—Good Luck Gus, c, 3, Lookin At Lucky--Tacticmove, by Deputy Minister. ($97,000 '13 FTNAUG). O-Dubb, Michael, Bethlehem Stables LLC and The Elkstone Group LLC, B-Fred W Hertrich III (NY), $25,000.
3—Battle of Evermore, c, 3, Scat Daddy--Maddalena, by Good and Tough. ($165,000 '13 OBSAUG; $285,000 2014 OBSMAR). O-Doubledown Stables, Inc, B-Ned Williams (NY), $12,500.
Also Ran: Gypsum Johnny, Wincoma, Possessed, Regal Minister, Fleeting, Papa Shot.
Winning Time: 1:23 3/5 (ft)
Margins: 2, 1, 3.
Odds: 1.45, 9.40, 6.90.
 
MISS LIBERTY S., MTH, $82,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/16MT, 5-25.
5—KENZADARGENT (FR), f, 4, Kendargent (FR)--Quiza Bere (FR), by Epistolaire (IRE). (8,000EUR '12 OSASEP; 140,000EUR 2013 ARQARC). O-Martin S Schwartz, B-Guy Pariente (FR), T-Chad C. Brown, J-Jose Lezcano, $45,000.
1—Patsy's Holiday, f, 4, Harlan's Holiday--Miss Patsy, by Chester House. ($250,000 '12 FTSAUG). O-Starlight Racing, B-Scott Willis & Elm Tree Farm, LLC (KY), $15,000.
3—Evidently, f, 4, Smart Strike--Supposedly, by Polish Numbers. O-Lambholm Stable, B-Lambholm (FL), $7,500.
Also Ran: Tokyo Time, Nellie Cashman, Cushion (GB), Party Starter, Miss Frost, Joy, Pink Poppy.
Winning Time: 1:41 (fm)
Margins: 3 1/4, NK, NK.
Odds: 1.90, 5.80, 19.60.
 
HONOR THE HERO S., CBY, $75,000, 3YO/UP, 5FT, 5-25.
2—EL SEVENTYSEVEN, g, 7, Stormy Atlantic--La Sprezzatura, by Cozzene. O-Novogratz Racing Stables, B-Two Sisters' Farm, Inc (PA), T-McLean Robertson, J-Leandro R. Goncalves, $45,000.
7—Rockin Home, g, 4, Rocky Bar--Jungle Girl, by Forest Camp. O-Tamara Metzen, B-Triple AAA Ranch (AZ), $15,000.
6—Castletown, g, 7, Orientate--Kelly Mac, by Thunder Gulch. O-Mercedes Stables LLC, B-Mercedes Stables, LLC (KY), $8,250.
Also Ran: Silver Lining John, Wildcat Moon, Deal Master, World Famous Sam T.
Winning Time: :57 1/5 (gd)
Margins: 1 3/4, HD, 1 1/4.
Odds: 1.20, 8.20, 2.50.
 
JIM RASMUSSEN MEMORIAL S., PRM, $75,000, 3YO/UP, 1 1/16M, 5-25.
3—JESSICA'S STAR, g, 4, Magna Graduate--Bimini Knot, by Dynaformer. O-Mark D Breen, B-Elisabeth H Alexander (KY), T-Michael Stidham, J-Alex Canchari, $44,700.
4—Lahshad, g, 5, Nobiz Like Shobiz--Running Clear, by Cryptoclearance. O-Law Dog Stables, Inc, B-Elizabeth Valando, Alexander J Lee & Steven A Maril (IL), $14,900.
8—Smack Smack, g, 4, Closing Argument--Smack Madam, by Victory Gallop. O-Dream Walkin Farms, Inc, B-Dream Walkin Farms, Inc (KY), $7,450.
Also Ran: Afford, Cougar Ridge, Den's Legacy, Donoharm.
Winning Time: 1:45 (ft)
Margins: 1, HF, HD.
Odds: 2.30, 14.20, 21.70.
 
RAYMOND EARL H., GP, $60,000, 3YO/UP, 1 1/2MT, 5-25.
1—MORNING CALM, c, 4, Broken Vow--Krakowviak, by Tale of the Cat. ($80,000 '12 FTNAUG). O-Great Hill Stables, B-Gallagher's Stud (NY), T-Michelle Nihei, J-Eddie Castro, $36,828.
2—Best Plan Yet, c, 4, Hear No Evil--Bayou Plans, by Bayou Hebert. O-Jacks or Better Farm, Inc, B-Jacks or Better Farm Inc (FL), $11,880.
6—Rizwan, c, 3, Silver Tree--Entertaining, by Songandaprayer. O-Vegso Racing Stable, B-Vegso Racing Stable (FL), $5,940.
Also Ran: Tap and Trade, Secret Chance, Franklinpark.
Winning Time: 2:29 1/5 (fm)
Margins: 3HF, 1, 6HF.
Odds: 0.80, 5.70, 2.20.
 
RPDC CLASSIC DISTAFF S., WRD, $53,350, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M 70Y, 5-25.
6—MORE THAN EVEN, m, 5, Stephen Got Even--Sallybrooke, by Dehere. O-Doyle Williams, B-Doyle Williams (OK), T-Roger F. Engel, J-M. Clifton Berry, $33,000.
5—Lingering Smoke, f, 4, Mr. Nightlinger--Daddy Sez Smokem, by Smoke Glacken. O-Carol J Waller, B-Carol J Waller (OK), $11,000.
1—Ocean Ahumin, m, 6, Ocean Terrace--Prospectors Ahumin, by Prospector's Music. O-Joe D Casey, B-Joe Casey (OK), $6,050.
Also Ran: Zealous Vision.
Winning Time: 1:40 4/5 (ft)
Margins: 1 1/4, 6HF, 1 1/4.
Odds: 0.05, 4.90, 17.10.
 
AUBURN H., EMD, $50,000, 3YO, C/G, 6 1/2F, 5-24.
7—FOOLED AGAIN, c, 3, Scat Daddy--Valour Road, by Honour and Glory. ($4,300 '13 WASAUG). O-Hansen, Todd and Shawn, B-Oak Crest Farm (KY), T-Howard Belvoir, J-Juan M. Gutierrez, $27,500.
4—Gloria's Angelo, c, 3, City Zip--So Explosive, by Mineshaft. ($110,000 2014 FTKJU2). O-Aithon Stable LLC, B-James Doyle (KY), $10,000.
6—Senna, g, 3, Tale of Ekati--Perfect Paula, by Songandaprayer. ($45,000 '12 KEENOV; $160,000 '13 KEESEP; $75,000 2014 KEEAPR). O-Kelly, Glyn C and MacLennan, Anne, B-Extern Developments LTD (KY), $7,500.
Also Ran: O B Harbor, Moby, Prime Engine, Private Boss, Daytona Beach.
Winning Time: 1:16 1/5 (ft)
Margins: 1 1/4, HF, 1 1/4.
Odds: 8.50, 3.90, 54.10.
 
WILD ROSE S., PRM, $50,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/16M, 5-25.
1—DIVA'S DIAMOND, m, 6, Crafty Shaw--Diamond Diva, by Glitterman. O-Jerry Namy, B-Asiel Stable, LC (IL), T-Karl Broberg, J-Ramon A. Vazquez, $30,000.
4—Ghost Locket, m, 5, Ghostzapper--Love Locket, by Thunder Gulch. O-Dream Walkin Farms, Inc, B-Dream Walkin' Farm, Inc (KY), $11,000.
5—Glorys Last Chance, m, 5, Stephen Got Even--Dynamiss, by Dynaformer. O-Whippoorwill Farm, Inc, B-Whipporwill Farm (KY), $6,000.
Also Ran: Julmae.
Winning Time: 1:44 4/5 (ft)
Margins: 3 1/4, HD, 1 3/4.
Odds: 1.60, 1.10, 2.60.
 
FIRST LADY H., RUI, $50,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 5-25.
1—BRIGHT TOWN, m, 5, Speightstown--Brite Diamond, by Deputy Minister. ($7,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Tricar Stables, Inc, B-Lochlow Farm (KY), T-Sal Gonzalez, J-Ruby Gonzalez, $30,500.
5—Haveyougoneaway, f, 4, Congrats--One Wise Cowgirl, by Wiseman's Ferry. ($50,000 '11 FTKNOV; $105,000 '12 FTNAUG; $1,200 2013 KEENOV). O-Champion Racing Stable, Inc, B-Andy Beadnell & Susan Beadnell (NY), $11,000.
2 (DH) —Teardrop, f, 4, Tapit--Wild Vision, by Wild Again. O-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC, B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC (KY), $6,000.
3 (DH) —Popalicious, m, 5, Ministers Wild Cat--Sea Poppy, by Forestry. O-Solitaire Stable, Kelley, Skyler, Aldrich, Allen J and Mansor, Tom, B-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC (CA), $2,500.
Winning Time: 1:10 4/5 (ft)
Margins: 4HF, 2.
Odds: 2.70, 0.80, 4.50, 2.90.

NORTH AMERICAN ALLOWANCE RESULTS

BEL, 4TH, ALW, $72,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M, 5-25.
5—PERFECT FREUD, f, 3, Freud--Platinum Perfect, by Jules. O-Dan Henning, B-C Robert Valeri (NY), T-Gary Sciacca, J-Javier Castellano, $43,200.
7—Shades of Indygo, f, 4, Indygo Shiner--Stellar Maiden, by Raffie's Majesty. O-WellSpring Stables, B-Wellspring Stables, LLC (NY), $14,400.
4—Geraldine, f, 4, Pollard's Vision--Whispered Call, by Phone Trick. ($16,000 '12 OBSJAN). O-Harlan Malter, B-Robert Spiegel & John and Kate McMahon (NY), $7,200.
Winning Time: 1:37 (ft)
 
BEL, 6TH, ALW, $72,000, 3YO/UP, 7FT, 5-25.
12—FOREVER UTOPIA, c, 4, Utopia (JPN)--Dancin On Broadway, by Menifee. ($30,000 2013 OBSAPR). O-That's Amore Stable, McMahon, M, Ragosta, G, Rabl, W and Gardella, J, B-McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC & Ted Taylor Thoroughbreds (NY), T-John P. Terranova, II, J-Eric Cancel, $43,200.
4—Latigo Trail, g, 4, Freud--Trippi's Dream, by Trippi. ($85,000 '12 FTMOCT). O-Chalk Racing, B-Anthony Grey & Wagon Hill Farm LLC (NY), $14,400.
3—Charity Reins, g, 5, War Pass--Jaramar Miss, by Risen Star. ($15,000 '10 FTKNOV; $72,000 '11 FTMOCT; $100,000 2012 FTMMAY). O-Thomas Moran, B-Saratoga Select Broodmares LLC (NY), $7,200.
Winning Time: 1:22 2/5 (fm)
 
SA, 6TH, AOC, $60,044, 3YO/UP, F/M, A6 1/2FT, 5-25.
1—CURLIN'S FOX, f, 3, Curlin--Foxysox (GB), by Foxhound. O-Warren B Williamson, B-Williamson Racing, LLC (KY), T-Carla Gaines, J-Mike E. Smith, $34,800.
4—Divina Comedia (FR), f, 4, Footstepsinthesand (GB)--Divine Promesse (FR), by Verglas (IRE). (130,000EUR 2014 ARQDEC). O-Marsha Naify, B-Haras Du Mezeray SA (FR), $11,600.
11—Sea Mona, f, 3, Tiz Wonderful--Justaspell, by Johannesburg. ($82,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Triple B Farms (Boghossian), B-Brandywine Farm (KY), $6,960.
Winning Time: 1:13 3/5 (fm)
 
CD, 4TH, AOC, $52,920, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M, 5-25.
6—BOURBON WARFARE, f, 4, Colonel John--Las Malvinas, by Lord at War (ARG). ($120,000 '11 KEENOV). O-Bourbon Lane Stable, B-Royal Oak Farm, LLC (KY), T-Eddie Kenneally, J-Corey J. Lanerie, $32,400.
5—Awesome Jill, f, 4, Pioneerof the Nile--Guculka Ksenya, by Lion Heart. ($20,000 '11 KEENOV; $16,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Agave Racing Stable, B-Champions Home Farm Inc (KY), $10,800.
2—Comfort Level, f, 4, Mizzen Mast--Yes Beth, by Deputy Commander. O-Klein, Richard and Bertram, B-Reklein Stables (KY), $5,400.
Winning Time: 1:37 1/5 (sy)
 
PRX, 8TH, AOC, $52,720, 3YO/UP, A1MT, 5-25.
9—CAN'THELPBELIEVING (IRE), c, 4, Duke of Marmalade (IRE)--Embark (GB), by Soviet Star. (60,000EUR '11 GOFNOV). O-Albert Frassetto, B-G Kelly, Milltownmore & Pinnacle B/S (IRE), T-H. Graham Motion, J-Frankie Pennington, $27,600.
6—Waynesborough, g, 5, Curlin--Bloomy, by Polish Numbers. O-Kasey K Racing Stable LLC, B-Brushwood Stable (PA), $12,880.
7—Siete de Oros, g, 5, A. P. Warrior--Crafty Sarah, by Crafty Friend. ($2,000 '11 FTMOCT). O-Ramon Preciado, B-Glenn E Brok (PA), $7,100.
Winning Time: 1:37 3/5 (fm)
 
PRX, 4TH, ALW, $51,580, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 5-25.
4—DISTINCTIVE LADY, f, 4, With Distinction--Cool Cara, by Housebuster. O-John W Loyle, B-Robert D Gibson (FL), T-J. Guadalupe Guerrero, J-Tammi Piermarini, $27,000.
5—Shaunna Alexandra, m, 6, Go for Gin--Carolina Girl, by Lion Hearted. O-Patricia Farro, B-Martin Carmichael (PA), $12,600.
6—Rockin Jojo, f, 3, Street Magician--Chiqueada, by Palmister. ($23,000 '13 FTMSEP). O-Michael R Cox, B-David P Miller & Skymarc Farm (PA), $6,930.
Winning Time: 1:12 4/5 (ft)
 
CD, 11TH, ALW, $51,568, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5F, 5-25.
8—ANUSARA, m, 5, Pure Prize--Betshe Hath a Way, by Gilded Time. O-Lloyd Madison Farms, IV LLC, B-Lloyd Madison Farms- IV LLC (KY), T-Gregory D. Foley, J-Francisco C. Torres, $31,200.
9—Swept Up, f, 4, Broken Vow--Swept Away, by Mystery Storm. O-Klein, Richard and Bertram, B-Bert Klein, Elaine Klein & Richard K (KY), $10,400.
7—Scadadle, f, 3, Scat Daddy--Cape Cod Girl, by Cherokee Run. ($62,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc, B-Mike Freeny & Pat Freeny (KY), $5,200.
Winning Time: :58 1/5 (sy)
 
CD, 9TH, AOC, $51,568, 3YO, 6 1/2F, 5-25.
9—ALL STAR RED, c, 3, Five Star Day--My Sweet Caroline, by Salt Lake. O-Bernard G Schaeffer, B-Steve C Snowden & Dan Considine (KY), T-William R. Connelly, J-Robby Albarado, $31,200.
3—Allidoisdreamofyou, c, 3, Street Sense--Truly Blushed, by Yes It's True. ($250,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Jay Em Ess Stable, B-Glencrest Farm (KY), $10,400.
2—Yockey's Warrior, c, 3, Warrior's Reward--Silla, by Gone West. ($140,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Madison, S, Landry, S, Benard, M, Broussard, J and Spendthrift Farm LLC, B-Glen Oak Farm & Gerry Brodsky (KY), $5,200.
Winning Time: 1:18 2/5 (sy)
 
MTH, 9TH, ALW, $50,000, 3YO/UP, 6F, 5-25.
5—LIGHT'S GONE WILD, g, 3, Wildcat Heir--Slow Green Light, by Mr. Greeley. O-Gayle Ioia, B-Joseph Ioia & Gayle Ioia (NJ), T-Chuck Spina, J-Jose C. Ferrer, $28,500.
3—Little Hitman, r, 3, Wildcat Heir--Wish It Were, by Is It True. O-Headless Horsemen Racing Stable LLC, B-Headless Horsemen Racing Stable (NJ), $9,500.
6—Candy Mine, g, 7, Candy Ride (ARG)--Chessie, by Miner's Mark. ($10,000 '09 FTMOCT). O-Tammaro, III, John J and Ryan, Tom, B-Juan Torres & Dr Mary Jacko (NJ), $5,500.
Winning Time: 1:11 1/5 (ft)
 
PRX, 5TH, ALW, $46,000, 3YO/UP, 1M 70Y, 5-25.
1—WINTER GAMES, g, 5, A.P. Indy--Folk, by Quiet American. ($35,000 2013 FTNOCT). O-Neal M Allread, B-Darley (KY), T-Jeremiah C. Englehart, J-Jose Delgadillo, $27,000.
2—Master Yank, g, 5, Master Command--Yankee Penny, by Quiet American. O-Fast Forward Racing Stable LLC, B-Agnes M Peace (KY), $9,000.
5—Quality Interest, c, 3, Quality Road--A. P. Interest, by A.P. Indy. O-Robert S Evans, B-R S Evans (KY), $4,950.
Winning Time: 1:45 3/5 (ft)
 
MTH, 8TH, AOC, $40,720, 3YO/UP, 1MT, 5-25.
10—HOTHERSAL, h, 7, Smart Strike--Steel Shed, by Theatrical (IRE). O-Mr Amore Stable, B-Eugene Melnyk (ON), T-Jason Servis, J-Gabriel Saez, $23,370.
5—Canzoni, c, 4, Unbridled's Song--Return to Paradise, by El Prado (IRE). ($110,000 2013 OBSMAR). O-Alto Racing, LLC, B-Pollock Farms &Unbridled's Song Syndicate (KY), $8,200.
3—Tune Me In, g, 8, Concorde's Tune--Pleasant Courtney, by Court Trial. O-Patricia A Generazio, B-Joseph Barbazon & Helen Barbazon (FL), $4,100.
Winning Time: 1:34 2/5 (fm)
 
DEL, 8TH, ALW, $40,250, 3YO/UP, 1 1/16M, 5-25.
5—JAMBLES, c, 3, Quality Road--Chalonnaise, by French Deputy. ($250,000 '13 FTMSEP). O-Bortolazzo Stable LLC and Candy Stable (Moelis), B-Classic Thoroughbred XII (KY), T-Todd A. Pletcher, J-Carol Cedeno, $26,250.
6—Bluff, c, 3, Tapit--Ermine Slippers, by El Prado (IRE). ($250,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Fox Hill Farms, Inc, B-Double K, LLC (KY), $7,000.
2—Undeniable Temper, c, 4, Imperialism--Sue's Temper, by Temperence Hill. ($7,500 '12 OBSAUG). O-Arboritanza Racing LLC and Lotts Creek Farms LLC, B-Garth Bodkin & Kerry Reynells (FL), $3,850.
Winning Time: 1:44 (ft)
 
GP, 10TH, AOC, $40,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 5-25.
2—SUNSET SILHOUETTE, f, 4, Wildcat Heir--Premier Peak, by Mt. Livermore. O-Debra Posgai, B-Debra Posgai (FL), T-Larry Pilotti, J-Eddie Castro, $24,400.
4—Distinct Diva, f, 4, With Distinction--Capdiva, by Capote. O-John B Penn, B-John Penn (FL), $8,000.
5—Jamie's Dancer, f, 3, Hal's Image--Good Dancing, by Robyn Dancer. O-Rose Family Stable, B-Rose Family Stables Ltd (FL), $4,000.
Winning Time: 1:12 (ft)
 
DEL, 6TH, ALW, $36,125, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M 70Y, 5-25.
6—PLEASE EXPLAIN, f, 4, Curlin--Lizzy's Bluff, by Pine Bluff. O-Niall Racing, B-DH Niall & ML Niall (KY), T-Thomas F. Proctor, J-Keiber J. Coa, $21,600.
3—Lil Honey Badger, f, 4, Flatter--Legendary Lady, by Virginia Rapids. ($30,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc, B-E H Beau Lane III (KY), $7,200.
5—Lelanda, f, 4, Bernardini--Motivated Sreva, by Lear Fan. ($390,000 2013 KEEAPR). O-Augustin Stable, B-Jayde, Inc (KY), $3,960.
Winning Time: 1:41 3/5 (ft)
 
PID, 6TH, ALW, $33,270, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5 1/2F, 5-25.
6—DOUBLE SECRET, f, 4, Double Honor--Smart Secretary, by Bertrando. ($5,000 '12 OBSAUG). O-Adolfo J Exposito, B-Southern Cross Farm (FL), T-Adolfo J. Exposito, J-Willie Martinez, $19,800.
8—Disco Barbie, m, 5, Pure Prize--Cimmaron Lady, by Grand Slam. ($80,000 '11 FTKJUL; $15,000 '11 KEEJAN). O-Diane Manning, B-Iron County Farms Inc (KY), $6,600.
1—Cactus Kris, f, 4, Cactus Ridge--Highest Ground, by Lemon Drop Kid. ($2,000 '11 KEENOV; $30,000 '12 FTKOCT). O-Anne L Walsh, B-James Paliafito & Tom Keegan (KY), $3,300.
Winning Time: 1:03 1/5 (ft)
 
CBY, 9TH, AOC, $32,000, 3YO/UP, 1M 70YT, 5-25.
5—GALTON, g, 4, Offlee Wild--Nibbana, by Giant's Causeway. O-Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc, B-Flaxman Holdings Limited (KY), T-Thomas M. Amoss, J-Leandro R. Goncalves, $19,200.
1—Control Tower, h, 6, Van Nistelrooy--Burren, by Rahy. O-Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc, B-Gary & Mary West Stables, Inc (KY), $6,400.
10—Stoney Fleece, g, 6, Decarchy--Gold Fleece, by Deputed Testamony. ($1,200 2011 BESJAN). O-Michael Terry, B-Joseph T Alvarez III (CA), $3,520.
Winning Time: 1:41 1/5 (gd)
 
PRM, 7TH, AOC, $30,500, 3YO/UP, 6F, 5-25.
2—LAUGH AT LIFE, g, 5, Got the Last Laugh--Naturally Clever, by Clever Trick. ($20,000 2012 OBSAPR). O-Meyers, Jeffrey and Chris, B-Marie Montgomery-Riggs (FL), T-Alex T. Hartman, J-Floyd Wethey, Jr., $18,240.
3—Credit Report, g, 8, Songandaprayer--Cash No Credit, by West by West. ($350,000 '07 KEENOV). O-Cloud Nine Racing LLC, B-Taylor Brothers Properties, LLC, Devil Eleven Stable, Inc, et al (KY), $6,080.
5—Tiree, g, 6, Smoke Glacken--Diva Dyna, by Grand Slam. ($30,000 '09 KEENOV; $95,000 '10 KEESEP). O-Martin Brothers, Inc and The Unstable, LLC, B-Stroud's Lane Farm (FL), $3,648.
Winning Time: 1:10 1/5 (ft)
 
ALB, 8TH, ALW, $29,300, 3YO/UP, 1M, 5-25.
2—OL WINEDRINKER WHO, g, 6, Sligo Bay (IRE)--Silverup, by Prenup. O-Stevens, Sam E and Sammy L, B-Sam E Stevens & Sammy L Stevens (TX), T-Joel H. Marr, J-Isaias D. Enriquez, $17,580.
4—Rebranded, c, 4, Tiznow--Bayou Breeze, by A.P. Indy. ($350,000 2013 FTFMAR). O-Tony Pennington, B-Mount Brilliant Farm & Ranch, LLC (KY), $5,860.
6—Smack Ridge, g, 7, Cactus Ridge--Smack Madam, by Victory Gallop. O-Judge Lanier Racing, B-Dream Walkin Farms, Inc (KY), $2,930.
Winning Time: 1:36 2/5 (ft)
 
PID, 3RD, ALW, $28,910, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 5-25.
6—LETS GO DONNA, m, 6, Suave--My Girl Sami, by Carson City. ($4,000 2011 OBSAPR). O-Sabal Racing Stable, B-John Castro (KY), T-Darien Rodriguez, J-Pablo Morales, $17,400.
4—Race Hunter, f, 4, Dixie Union--Shriek, by Street Cry (IRE). ($160,000 '12 KEESEP). O-James E Hunt, B-Bruce Berenson & Laurie Berenson (KY), $5,800.
1—Indy Breeze, m, 5, Indy Wind--Make Note of Me, by Forest Camp. ($13,000 2012 OBSJUN). O-Burkholder Stables LLC, B-University of Florida Foundation (FL), $2,900.
Winning Time: 1:10 1/5 (ft)
 
PID, 7TH, ALW, $28,710, 3YO/UP, 6F, 5-24.
1—STARLING'S LAW, g, 3, E Dubai--Our Cozzette, by Cozzene. O-The Elkstone Group LLC, B-The Elkstone Group LLC (PA), T-Ron G. Potts, J-Willie Martinez, $17,400.
5—Pyro City, g, 6, City Zip--Proven Form, by Partner's Hero. O-Danielle Agnello, B-Robert A Kinsley (PA), $5,800.
2—Spiritsinthewind, g, 6, Rani's Diablo--Myshareoflaughter, by Bianconi. O-Adam Rice, B-Leah Jo Therasse & Robert Nagy (PA), $2,900.
Winning Time: 1:09 1/5 (ft)
 
LAD, 3RD, ALW, $24,000, 3YO/UP, 1M 70Y, 5-25.
2—CONNOR'S ACE, g, 4, Valid Expectations--Devil's Fling, by Devil's Bag. ($14,000 '11 OBSOCT; $19,500 '12 TEXAUG). O-Roe, Steve D and Patricia L, B-McDowell Farm (LA), T-Alfonso Balderas, J-Donald Edward Simington, $14,400.
3—Finishlikeapro, g, 3, Salute the Sarge--Slews Return, by Came Home. O-Morris Hewitt, B-James McIngvale (LA), $4,800.
5—Sugar Creek Pal, g, 3, My Pal Charlie--Sugar Creek Girl, by Parade Ground. O-Susan K Love, B-Love Stables (LA), $2,640.
Winning Time: 1:44 3/5 (ft)
 
WRD, 7TH, ALW, $23,200, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5 1/2F, 5-25.
2—MAGGIES HALO, m, 5, Scottish Halo--Harrimans Magnolia, by Harriman. O-Virginia L Golden, B-Virginia L Golden (OK), T-Carlos Padilla, J-Belen Quinonez, $13,904.
1—Dancing Diva, f, 3, Affirmatif--Midsummer Magic, by Pure Prize. ($5,800 '13 OKCAUG). O-Harmony Stable LLC, B-Hidden Springs Ranch LLC (OK), $5,168.
4—C P Walnut Ridge, f, 3, So Long Birdie--D E Cash Value, by Favorite Trick. ($1,000 '13 OKCAUG). O-Dale Pollard, B-Joe Merrick (OK), $2,183.
Winning Time: 1:03 3/5 (ft)
 
WRD, 8TH, ALW, $22,800, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5 1/2F, 5-25.
3—FRIEDA ZAMBA, f, 3, Surf Cat--Serene Serena, by Beau Genius. ($2,500 '12 HERDEC). O-Swan, Pat and Lewis, Robert E, B-J Garvan Kelly (OK), T-Patrick E. Swan, J-Bryan McNeil, $13,204.
2—Frances Is Smokin, f, 4, Still Be Smokin'--Fast Frances, by Fast Play. O-Larry Lambert, B-Philip Burford (OK), $4,908.
1—Smooth as Bourbon, f, 3, Liquor Cabinet (IRE)--Nanny's Lil Lassie, by Presto Lad. O-Powderhorn Racing, B-Terri Carter (OK), $2,833.
Winning Time: 1:04 (ft)
 
LS, 8TH, ALW, $22,000, 3YO/UP, 1M, 5-25.
4—POINT PIPER, h, 5, Giant's Causeway--Imagine (IRE), by Sadler's Wells. ($80,000 2013 FTKJU2). O-Jose Luis Espinoza, B-Barronstown Stud (KY), T-Jerenesto Torrez, J-David Cabrera, $12,960.
1—Hidden Danger, g, 3, Tiznow--North Cork, by Doneraile Court. O-Texas Bucket List Racing LLC, B-Gary & Mary West Stables, Inc (KY), $4,320.
2—Witt's Tax Day, g, 3, Drums of Thunder--Bill Collector, by Broken Vow. O-Henry S Witt, Jr, B-HENRY WITT Jr (TX), $2,376.
Winning Time: 1:37 2/5 (sy)
 
LAD, 2ND, ALW, $21,200, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M 70Y, 5-25.
1—MY LOVE VENEZUELA, f, 3, Scat Daddy--Gold Point Gal, by Deputy Commander. O-Orlyana Farm, B-Orlyana Farm (FL), T-Bruno Tessore, J-Richard E. Eramia, $12,000.
6—Gunnite Gracie, m, 5, Private Vow--Wakki Spoof, by Waquoit. O-Hope Haven Racing, B-John Coats (LA), $4,600.
4—Halo Miss Kitty, f, 4, Grand Appointment--Halo Kitty Kat, by Cat Thief. ($1,300 '12 ESLSEP). O-Jeffery A Reeves, Jr, B-Neal McFadden & Mary McFadden (LA), $2,530.
Winning Time: 1:44 (ft)
 
EMD, 4TH, ALW, $20,962, 3YO/UP, 6F, 5-24.
5—SPIT AND SHINE, c, 4, Nacheezmo--Only Mine, by Barbaric Spirit. O-Munger, Mr and Mrs Don L, B-Mr & Mrs Don L Munger (WA), T-Don L. Munger, J-Jose Luis Zunino, $11,825.
3—Westley, g, 4, Houseofroyalhearts--Mira's Magic, by Katowice. O-Bryan W Smith, B-Bryan W Smith (WA), $4,300.
2—My Chief, g, 4, Harbor the Gold--Ms Melange, by Slewdledo. ($5,000 '12 WASSEP). O-Preston Boyd, B-Bar C Racing Stables Inc (WA), $3,225.
Winning Time: 1:10 2/5 (ft)
 
HST, 8TH, ALW, $19,951, 3YO, 6 1/2F, 5-24.
6—ADITYA, g, 3, Mass Market--Remarkable Miss, by Finality. O-James Redekop, B-L S Nordahl & K Nordahl (BC), T-Anita Bolton, J-Pedro V. Alvarado, $11,197.
1—Catz On Fire, g, 3, Sungold--Fancy Catz, by Finality. O-Bennett, Russell J and Lois, B-Mr & Mrs R J Bennett (BC), $4,072.
4—Sedin, g, 3, Rosberg--Smokin Danielle, by Smokester. O-Jacobson, Roy and Dixie, B-Jacobson (BC), $2,036.
Winning Time: 1:17 2/5 (ft)
 
FL, 1ST, ALW, $18,200, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5 1/2F, 5-25.
2—JEALOUS, m, 6, Here's Zealous--Colebrookadvantage, by Tactical Advantage. O-Gumpster Stable LLC, B-Marie Bueti & Rocco Bueti (NY), T-Ralph D'Alessandro, J-J. M. Rohena, $10,920.
5—Lemme Rock, f, 4, Bustin Stones--Menu Varnish, by Mr. Greeley. O-Mark Valentine, B-Roddy Valente & Thomas Lemme (NY), $3,640.
1—Approval, f, 4, Double Honor--Bank Approval, by With Approval. O-Gladys E Falcon, B-Southern Cross Farm (FL), $2,002.
Winning Time: 1:06 3/5 (ft)
 
MNR, 3RD, ALW, $16,200, 3YO/UP, 1MT, 5-24.
8—APLOMB, c, 3, Any Given Saturday--Raw Nerve, by Nureyev. O-Monticule LLC, B-Monticule (KY), T-Eric R. Reed, J-Deshawn L. Parker, $9,396.
1—Ocean City, g, 5, Giant's Causeway--Yarico's Pond (IRE), by Seattle Slew. O-Theodora Martinez, B-Eugene Melnyk (ON), $3,240.
5—Covert Affair, g, 6, Black Tie Affair (IRE)--Christy T., by Chenin Blanc. O-Collins, Timothy M and Mills, Jr, Richard L, B-William H Poland (WV), $1,620.
Winning Time: 1:34 2/5 (fm)
 
FL, 7TH, ALW, $15,449, 3YO/UP, 1M, 5-25.
1A—SNAKE PIT, h, 5, Arch--Lenatareese, by Broad Brush. ($180,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Island Wind Racing, B-Daniel J Burke & Kathleen Schweizer (KY), T-Chris J. Englehart, J-J. M. Rohena, $9,060.
1—Signature Seven, g, 4, Zensational--Disrupt, by Deputy Minister. ($57,000 '12 FTKJUL). O-William B Fuccillo, B-Bridlewood Farm (FL), $3,020.
6—Strueves Star, g, 4, Henrythenavigator--Etoufee, by Tabasco Cat. ($90,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Muller Sr, Thomas J and Linda, B-Marablue Farm, LLC (KY), $1,510.
Winning Time: 1:40 3/5 (ft)

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Pennine Ridge, Wonder Again probables revealed

Lady Eli could go to the Belmont Oaks with a strong performance in next week's Wonder Again (Wendy Wooley/EquiSport Photos)

Fields are taking shape for next weekend's stakes at Belmont Park -- the $200,000 Pennine Ridge on Saturday and the $200,000 Wonder Again on Sunday -- which serve as preps for the $1.25 million Belmont Derby (G1) and $1 million Belmont Oaks (G1), respectively, on Stars & Stripes Day July 4.

The 1 1/8-mile Pennine Ridge on the turf will likely include a number of talented runners. World Approval (Northern Afleet), trained by Mark Casse, is coming off a third-place finish in the American Turf (G2) at Churchill Downs May 2. Startup Nation (Temple City), winner of last year's With Anticipation (G2) at Saratoga, will be looking to make his first start since running in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), in which he endured a difficult trip to finish 11th. Also likely to enter is Takeover Target (Harlan's Holiday), who is undefeated in two starts at Belmont.

Other possible contenders in the field include Eh Cumpari (Elusive Quality), winner of the Palm Beach (G3) at Gulfstream Park, Face the Music (Stormy Atlantic), recent maiden winner Rock Eagle (Indian Charlie), and Made in Detroit (Arch).

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) winner Lady Eli (Divine Park) is likely to headline the Wonder Again at 1 1/8 miles on turf. Trained by Chad Brown, Lady Eli was dominant in her 2015 debut, taking the Appalachian (G3) at Keeneland by 2 1/2 lengths over next-out Hilltop S. winner Miss Temple City (Temple City).

The brilliant filly has yet to run beyond 1 1/16 miles in her career, but Brown does not foresee the added ground of the Wonder Again as a problem, nor Lady Eli's ultimate objective, the 1 1/4-mile Belmont Oaks.

"My feeling is she's talented enough, has a good enough mind, and relaxes enough to handle the stretch-out," Brown said. "We'll first try her at 1 1/8 miles, which she's never done before, and see how she handles it. If she does, we'll point her to (the Belmont Oaks)."

Lady Eli is expected to meet a talented group of turf fillies, including Heath (Pulpit), for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott; Itsonlyactingdad (Giant's Causeway), a recent allowance winner for trainer Todd Pletcher; Miss Chatelaine (Pulpit), who has not run since taking the Chelsea Flower at Belmont as a two-year-old; My Sweet Girl (Bernardini), who has yet to win on turf but is out of Grade 1 turf winner Bit of Whimsy; Pangburn (Congrats), fourth in the Fantasy (G3) last out; and Pine Needle (Giant's Causeway), second in the Memories of Silver at Aqueduct in her most recent outing. Diannestillworks (Scat Daddy) is possible.

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Twirling Candy registers first winner

Alexandra Racing Stable's Queen of Silence scored in her debut in Monday's 2ND race at Gulfstream Park, becoming the first winner sired by Grade 1 star Twirling Candy (Candy Ride).

The Antonio Sano trainee was overlooked at 10-1 in this five-furlong turf sprint, but the first-time starter proved the market wrong. Flashing speed beneath Manoel Cruz, the dark bay juvenile argued the pace through an opening quarter in :23 1/5 before edging away at the half in :46 2/5. She then reached for the wire to stave off 4-5 favorite Devilish Kitten (Kitten's Joy) by a neck in a final time of :58 1/5 on the firm course.

Bred by Calumet Farm in Kentucky, Queen of Silence went to her current connections for $11,000 as a Keeneland September yearling. She is out of the A.P. Indy mare Silent Moccasins, who is herself a half-sister to former Canadian Horse of the Year Quiet Resolve (Affirmed).

Twirling Candy was a triple-surface threat over the course of his career. A track record-setting winner of the seven-furlong Malibu (G1) in 1:19.70 on the restored Santa Anita dirt in 2010, he also captured that season's Del Mar Derby (G2) and Oceanside S. on turf. At four in 2011, the dark bay added the Strub S. (G2) on dirt and the Californian (G2) on Hollywood's Cushion Track. He also missed narrowly in two other major events on synthetic, the Hollywood Gold Cup (G1) and Pacific Classic (G1) on Del Mar's Polytrack.

Retired with a mark of 11-7-1-1, $944,900, Twirling Candy is a full brother to this year's Spiral (G3) hero Dubai Sky and a half-brother to 2013 Del Mar Derby victor Ethnic Dance (Tribal Rule). Their dam, House of Danzing (Chester House), hails from the family of 1978 Triple Crown legend Affirmed (Exclusive Native). A nearer maternal relative is Grade 3 winner Chocolate Candy, also by Candy Ride.

The eight-year-old Twirling Candy stands for $10,000, stands and nurses, at Lane's End near Versailles, Kentucky.

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North American Maiden Winners
Devon Lane--Shatrick by Favorite Trick; DEVONS TRICK, g, 2, RUI, Msw, 5-25, 4 1/2f, :53 1/5. B-KADO Ent. (NM.). $10,500 '14 RUIAUG.
Twirling Candy--Silent Moccasins by A.P. Indy; QUEEN OF SILENCE, f, 2, GP, Msw, 5-25, 5fT, :58 1/5. B-Calumet Farm (KY.). $11,000 '14 KEESEP.   ***FIRST WINNER FOR SIRE
Added Edge--Champange High by Slewacide; HOPE HE CAN RUN, g, 3, PRM, Mcl 12500, 5-25, 6f, 1:13 1/5. B-Dave McShane (IA.).
Aragorn (IRE)--Venus Victoriana by Rock Hard Ten; TOP OF THE STRETCH, f, 3, PID, Msw, 5-25, 5 1/2f, 1:05 3/5. B-John O'Meara (KY.). $5,000 2014 OBSJUN.
Awesome Again--Noneofyourbeeswax by Honour and Glory; BEESWACKER, f, 3, TDN, Msw, 5-25, 6f, 1:15 . B-Wire To Wire Racing LLC (OH.).
Blazonry--Carbon Copy (GB) by Pivotal (GB); STYLISH COPY, f, 3, GG, Mcl 8000, 5-25, 6f, 1:11 2/5. B-Fred Davis & Charlene Davis & Running Horse Equine Training Center (CA.).
Candy Ride (ARG)--Tasty Temptation (MSW$542,343), by Medaglia d'Oro; I'MYOURSUGARDADDY, g, 3, PIM, Mcl 8000, 5-25, 6f, 1:12 4/5. B-W. S. Farish (KY.). $21,000 '13 KEESEP.
Curlin--Valkyries' Ride by Dixieland Band; ROSA MISTICA, f, 3, GP, Mcl 35000, 5-25, 6f, 1:13 1/5. B-Sheltowee Farm, J Ruzicho, L Ruzicho & Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY.). $8,000 '13 KEESEP.
Dynaformer--Thissongsforyou by Unbridled's Song; DYNAFORMERSREQUEST, c, 3, PIM, Msw, 5-25, 1 1/16mT, 1:43 2/5. B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY.). $600,000 '13 KEESEP.
Elusive Warning--Batucada's Spirit by Fly So Free; SOUL POWER, f, 3, RUI, Mcl 6500, 5-25, 5 1/2f, 1:05 2/5. B-Madera Thoroughbreds (CA.).
Exchange Rate--Lizzierna by Luhuk; CARSONSNEWYORKGAL, f, 3, LAD, Mcl 12500, 5-25, 1m 70y, 1:47 1/5. B-R & W Srygley Partnership (NY.).
Gold Case--Derby Cat by Distinctive Cat; RESPLENDANT REIGN, f, 3, ARP, Mcl 5000, 5-25, 5f, 1:01 4/5. B-Shawn Davis & Ralph Maynard (NM.).
Graeme Hall--Piano Tunner (SP$377,797), by Sefapiano; METTLER, g, 3, PRX, Mcl 25000, 5-25, a5fT, :58 1/5. B-Kimberlite Race Farm LLC (PA.).
Graeme Hall--Bamboo Ridge by Strong Hope; THE RIDGE, f, 3, TDN, Mcl 10000, 5-25, 5 1/2f, 1:07 1/5. B-Eugene Melnyk (ON.). $1,000 2014 FTKJU2.
Imperialism--Joalshecon by Housebuster; KHOLBERG, g, 3, DEL, Mcl 16000, 5-25, 1m, 1:41 . B-Kathy M. Hall & Gary T. Hall Sr. (FL.). $2,500 2014 OBSJAN.
Laabity--Sugarred by Gift of Gib; RED PISTOL, g, 3, LAD, Mcl 5000, 5-25, 6 1/2f, 1:19 4/5. B-Chad White (LA.).
Langfuhr--Aunt Dot Dot by Gulch; DOT PRODUCT, f, 3, BEL, Mcl 40000, 5-25, 6fT, 1:10 2/5. B-Truxton Stables (NY.).
Leroidesanimaux (BRZ)--Unbridled Temper by Unbridled; UNBRIDLED COURAGE, f, 3, PID, Msw, 5-25, 5 1/2f, 1:05 . B-Family BroodmaresIII, LLC (FL.). $14,000 '13 FTKOCT.
Medaglia d'Oro--Innuendo (IRE) (G2$444,144), by Caerleon; OUT OF CONTEXT, g, 3, CD, Msw, 5-25, 1 1/4m, 2:07 2/5. B-Darley (KY.). *1/2 to Criticism (GB) (MG2$815,411).
Medaglia d'Oro--Magic Mission (GB) (G3$397,856), by Machiavellian; HARRIET TUBMAN, f, 3, SA, Msw, 5-25, 1 1/8mT, 1:52 2/5. B-Darley (KY.).
More Than Ready--Look Out Lorie by Orientate; ROYAL AND READY, c, 3, PRM, Msw, 5-25, 1m, 1:40 1/5. B-Look Out Lorie Partnership (KY.).
Mutadda--La Rockette by Acceptable; TROCKETTE, g, 3, MTH, Mcl 40000, 5-25, 5 1/2f, 1:06 1/5. B-Tim Richardson & Renee Richardson (KY.).
Nationhood--Greenmountain Girl by Green Dancer; NATIONAL WONDER, f, 3, EMD, Mcl 7500, 5-25, 5 1/2f, 1:05 2/5. B-Mr. & Mrs. Frederick L. Pabst (WA.). $5,000 '13 WASAUG.
Parker's Storm Cat--Sundown Delight by Wild Rush; PARKERS DELIGHT, f, 3, EMD, Mcl 15000, 5-24, 5 1/2f, 1:05 4/5. B-Mr. & Mrs. Elwin F. Gibson (WA.).
Prom Shoes--Sheza Texas Code by Super Code; LITTLE SHOES, f, 3, LAD, Msw, 5-25, 5f, :59 4/5. B-Richard P. Hogue Jr. (AR.).
Quality Road--Madame Red (G1P$323,001), by Forest Wildcat; ONE SIDED, c, 3, BEL, Msw, 5-25, 6 1/2f, 1:17 1/5. B-Lambholm & Constance Wickes (NY.). $80,000 '13 OBSAUG; $180,000 2014 OBSMAR. *1/2 to Crimson Comic(MSW$368,615).
Quality Road--Silk Road by Giant's Causeway; SEVE'S ROAD, g, 3, SA, Msw, 5-24, 1mT, 1:38 2/5. B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY.). $70,000 '13 KEESEP; $94,000 2014 OBSMAR.
Songandaprayer--Jeannie's Benji by El Corredor; TABOR'S HARMONY, f, 3, GG, Msw, 5-24, 5 1/2f, 1:03 3/5. B-Nimas Capital SA (KY.).
Square Eddie--Dinner At Lido's by Sword Dance (IRE); WHO IS LIDO, f, 3, CBY, Mcl 6250, 5-25, 5 1/2f, 1:08 4/5. B-Reddam Racing LLC (CA.).
Summer Bird--Erica's Smile by Williamstown; SUMMER TIGER, c, 3, CBY, Msw, 5-25, 1m, 1:41 3/5. B-Wayne Lyster, Gray Lyster & Bryan Lyster (KY.). $32,000 '13 KEESEP.
Tale of the Cat--Mambo Bell by Kingmambo; MAMBO TALE, f, 3, GG, Msw, 5-25, 1mT, 1:39 2/5. B-Dixiana Farm LLC (KY.). $36,000 '12 KEENOV. *1/2 to Noble Moon (G2$313,900).
Tapit--Successful Outlook (G3), by Orientate; IRON FIST, c, 3, SA, Msw, 5-25, 1m, 1:35 1/5. B-Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd. (KY.). $1,550,000 '13 KEESEP. *1/2 to Sweet Lulu (G1$693,600).
Warrior's Reward--Astonishment by Golden Missile; ASTON, g, 3, PRM, Mcl 7500, 5-25, 6f, 1:12 4/5. B-Allen Poindexter (IA.).
With Distinction--Sophia's Reward by Petionville; SWAGGER, c, 3, GP, Mcl 12500, 5-25, 5fT, :57 3/5. B-Just For Fun Stable (FL.).
Angliana--Purse Snatcher by Allen's Prospect; ANGLIANO, g, 4, LS, Mcl 7500, 5-25, 7f, 1:27 2/5. B-Eureka Thoroughbred Farm (TX.).
Bob and John--Windinthevalley by Peaks and Valleys; LA KIMBY, f, 4, BTP, Mcl 7500, 5-25, 6 1/2f, 1:21 1/5. B-Robert V. Dobson (KY.).
Borrego--Kit 'n Kaboodle by Posse; AWESOME SEAN, g, 4, EMD, Mcl 5000, 5-25, 5 1/2f, 1:04 3/5. B-Small Batch Thoroughbreds, Linda Roach & Wintergreen Stallion Station (KY.). $1,000 '11 KEENOV.
Candy Ride (ARG)--Princess Consort by Dixieland Band; HIDDEN CANDY, g, 4, CD, Mcl 30000, 5-25, 6f, 1:11 2/5. B-Mike Abraham (KY.). $140,000 '12 KEEJAN. *1/2 to Waterway Run (MG3).
Chapel Royal--Colormein by Mr. Greeley; COLORMEROYALE, f, 4, FL, Msw, 5-25, 5f, :59 3/5. B-Wanda Polisseni (FL.).
Fleet Foot--Call Me Madonna by Allen's Prospect; MADONNA'S CONQUEST, f, 4, DEL, Mcl 5000, 5-25, 6f, 1:12 3/5. B-Cynthia K. Rickman (MD.).
Forestry--Goldmart Girl by Broken Vow; LOVE THAT, f, 4, PRX, Msw, 5-25, 6f, 1:14 1/5. B-Whispering Oaks Farm LLC, Aaron U. Jones & Marie D. Jones (KY.). $2,500 '11 KEENOV; $67,000 2013 OBSAPR.
Hard Spun--Mostaqeleh by Rahy; TASHREEH, g, 4, MTH, Msw, 5-25, 6f, 1:10 1/5. B-Shadwell Farm, LLC (KY.).
Indy Snow (GB)--Lakeside Breeze by Meadowlake; LAKE SNOW, f, 4, AP, Mcl 25000, 5-25, 5fT, :59 3/5. B-Sharon Kirby (IL.).
Malibu Moon--Panacea by Lion Hearted; RICHIESREDHOTHONEY, f, 4, GP, Mcl 12500, 5-25, 5fT, :57 1/5. B-William Harrigan & Mike Pietrangelo (KY.). $100,000 '12 KEESEP; $125,000 2013 KEENOV.
Menhal--Nex Onecomin by Hadif; NEX HAL COMIN, g, 4, LS, Msw, 5-25, 5 1/2f, 1:05 3/5. B-Terry K. Wood (TX.).
Not for Love--I Ain't P T by A.P. Indy; MR. SPACEMAN, g, 4, MTH, Msw, 5-25, 6f, 1:12 1/5. B-Rock Talk Farm LLC (NJ.). *Full to Together Indy (G2).
Old Topper--Sweet Bonnie by Mutakddim; TOP SUITE, g, 4, BTP, Mcl 5000, 5-25, 6f, 1:13 1/5. B-Granton Bloodstock Inc (CA.).
Say Florida Sandy--Citadelle by Dixie Brass; SEA ISLE SANDY, f, 4, MNR, Msw, 5-24, 1m, 1:46 3/5. B-Amy Boll (NY.).
Thewayyouare--Finlandia (G1P$326,015), by Royal Anthem; RIGHTEOUS INTENT, f, 4, PIM, Mcl 25000, 5-25, 1 1/16mT, 1:47 . B-Nyala Farm LLC (NY.). $1,000 '12 FTMOCT.
Tiznow--Tis Me by Notebook; TIS DUET, f, 4, GP, Msw, 5-25, 1 1/16mT, 1:41 2/5. B-Runnymede Farm Inc.,Johnson Camden Clay & James E. Clay (KY.).
Visionaire--Riesling by Wolf Power (SAF); TRUE VISIONARY, g, 4, GG, Mcl 32000, 5-25, 1m, 1:38 2/5. B-Tony Bowling Inc & Denise Purvis (KY.). $13,000 '12 FTKOCT; $77,000 2013 FTMMAY.
Avenue of Flags--So Still by Petionville; DIVA FLAG, m, 5, ALB, Msw, 5-25, 5 1/2f, 1:05 2/5. B-Reflecting Colors Inc. (NM.).
Northern Afleet--Our Special Angel by Dignitas; PETTICOAT, m, 5, AP, Mcl 15000, 5-25, 1m, 1:41 4/5. B-Flying I Ranch LLC & Millard R. Seldin Revocable Trust (KY.).
Even the Score--On the Wild Side by Mountain Cat; PRASLIN, m, 6, BTP, Msw, 5-25, 1m 70y, 1:48 . B-Robby Rankin (KY.).
Leroidesanimaux (BRZ)--Ms. Reehtorg by Mr. Redoy; LEROY HERMAN, h, 6, WRD, Mcl 7500, 5-25, 5f, :58 3/5. B-Martin H. Grotheer M.D. (KY.).

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In brief

Deirdre Biles reports that Palace Malice is out of the Met Mile (Deborah Kral/Horsephotos.com)
In news breaking Monday night, Deirdre Biles reported via Twitter that Palace Malice (Curlin) will skip a title defense in the June 6 Metropolitan H. (G1). His "preparation has not been all we wanted," Dogwood Stable President Cot Campbell told Biles, adding that his major summer objective would be the August 8 Whitney (G1) at Saratoga...

Collecting his first win since capturing this same event two years ago, turf specialist Ordak Dan (Hidden Truth) revalidated his ticket into North America's richest turf race by earning an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) in Monday's Grande Premio de 25 Mayo (Arg-G1) at San Isidro, a Breeders' Cup "Win and You re In" event, with a come from behind victory. Under a ground-saving rail trip, the dark bay split horses and took the lead just before mid-stretch to win convincingly, snapping runner-up Alma de Acero's (Versallesco) five-race win streak. Sidelined after winning this event in 2013, the six-year-old entered off a fifth-place finish in the Gran Premio Republica Argentina (Arg-G1) on dirt at Palermo after finishing second in the Miguel Alfredo Martinez de Hoz (Arg-G1) over 2000 meters over this course in February. With the win, he became the first to win two editions of the race since the brilliant imported mare Sea Girl (Royal Roberto) in 1997-98...

Stylish on debut when a four-length winner on debut over seven furlongs at Hoppegarten in September, Karpino (Cape Cross) returned with a vengeance when annexing Krefeld's Dr Busch-Memorial (Ger-G3) in clear-cut fashion over 8 1/2 furlongs April 26 and stepped up again with a powerhouse performance in Monday's Mehl Mulhens-Rennen (German Two Thousand Guineas [Ger-G2]) at Cologne. Enjoying the perfect early trip in second under Oisin Murphy, Karpino was allowed to stride to the front with a quarter-mile remaining and was soon beyond recall in Monday's as the over-matched Fanciful Angel (Dark Angel) fared best of the overseas duo. "He is an even better horse over a longer trip, which is why Oisin rode just behind the leader so he would not have too much on his plate in case it was a slowly run race," trainer Andreas Wohler commented. "It is still a long way to the Deutsches Derby ([Ger-G1] at Hamburg July 5) and there are other good horses in the mix for that, but he is definitely very talented. We don't know just now how good he really is, but he has the potential to be a top-class horse."...

Less than two weeks out from the Epsom Derby (Eng-G1), trainer Aidan O'Brien is unclear as to who his stable number one will be as he aims for a fourth straight win in the historic classic. O'Brien was non-committal about Gleneagles (Galileo), who added Saturday's Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-G1) to his Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-G1) score, and he said Gallinule S. (Ire-G2) second Giovanni Canaletto (Galileo) could aim for Royal Ascot. "I thought if he was going to go to Epsom then he needed to go to Chester," O'Brien said of the latter, a full-brother to O'Brien's 2013 Derby winner Ruler of the World. "It looks like it might be a bit quick to go to Epsom. The right thing might be to go to Royal Ascot or come back here for the Irish Derby, something like that, with a view to having him next year." Of Gleneagles, O'Brien said, "I'd say the odds are probably more against him than with him going." There has been speculation last year's Prix Marcel Boussac (Fr-G1) winner Found (Galileo) would be supplemented for the Derby, and O'Brien said, "I've only read in the paper about Found. She is obviously a possible to step up to a mile and a half and there's other fillies for the Oaks (Eng-G1)." O'Brien pointed to his Lingfield Derby Trial scorer Kilimanjaro (High Chaparral) and Chester Vase (Eng-G3) winner Hans Holbein (Montjeu) as Derby possibles. "The Lingfield horse, Kilimanjaro, you'd think he'd step up, and Hans Holbein is a solid horse who will get a mile and a half well and probably further. All those things are there and open; a lot to be discussed in the next week to 10 days." In other Derby news, the Dante S. (Eng-G2) top three of Golden Horn (Cape Cross), Jack Hobbs (Halling) and Elm Park (Phoenix Reach) are set to stretch their legs at Tuesday's Breakfast With The Stars at Epsom. They will be joined by Epsom Oaks hopefuls Star of Seville (Duke of Marmalade), Jazzi Top (Danehill Dancer) and Al Naamah (Galileo)...

Evergreen galloper Cirrus des Aigles (Even Top), last of four in Sunday's Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-G1) at Longchamp after breaking a shoe during the running of the race, is likely to bypass a title defense of the Coronation Cup (Eng-G1) at Epsom June 6 in favor of the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-G1) June 28. "He seems fine this morning," trainer Corine Barande-Barbe said. "We put new shoes on him and he is walking okay. I am disappointed, not in the horse but disappointed with the problem. Christophe (Soumillon) said he was flying down to the starting gate and he was very confident, but he said after half a furlong he didn't feel right. I think it must have happened just after the start. Cirrus was very prudent and careful during the race and it is almost as though he didn't run." Barande-Barbe said ground concerns, and the fact Cirrus des Aigles pulled up lame after winning last year's Coronation Cup, have tempted her to skip that contest. "I'm not keen on going back for the Coronation Cup," she said. "Last year he had the accident there; he is a very clever horse and I don't want to bother him. There is not much rain forecast either, so I don't think he will go to Epsom, but it is up the owner. I think he will probably go for the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud. It is a Group 1 in France he can run in and he has not won it before, so it would be nice to do it. Otherwise we have the Prince of Wales's S. ([Eng-G1] at Royal Ascot June 17), but I think when the ground is quicker he is better going over the longer distance (mile and a half) at Saint-Cloud."...

Oakleigh Plate (Aus-G1) winner Shamal Wind (Dubawi) put in her final major preparation before departing Australia for Royal Ascot when finishing second in an 800-meter barrier trial at Cranbourne Monday. Trainer Robert Smerdon told Racing and Sports he was "really happy" with the five-year-old's trial. "It was what we wanted, just a nice gallop and everything is coming together," Smerdon said. "(Rider Damien Oliver) wanted to give her a more testing hit-out in the straight, but he had no real galloping room getting up behind those horses so he said he kept her going through the line to make sure she had a decent gallop. We were pretty pleased with that. It was good." Jockey Ryan Moore is set to ride Shamal Wind in the King's Stand S. (Eng-G1) on the opening day of the meeting June 16, but Oliver could get the call if Moore is required for a Ballydoyle runner. Oliver will be at the meeting to ride the Gai Waterhouse-trained Wandjina (Snitzel) in the Diamond Jubilee S. (Eng-G1)...

Gailo Chop (Deportivo), who ran Solow (Singspiel) to 1 1/2 lengths when second in Sunday's Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-G1), could become trainer Antoine de Watrigant's first Royal Ascot starter, with a possible date in the Prince of Wales's S. (Eng-G1) June 17. De Watrigant said his charge emerged from the race -- his first of the season -- in good order. "He is very well," the conditioner said of the four-year-old gelding. "He traveled back home this morning and everything is all right. It is possible Gailo Chop will go to Royal Ascot. It will be good for him. The distance of the race there is okay for him and I think Ascot is a good track. All the horses that run there are very good and Gailo Chop is a good horse. He would be my first runner at Ascot. For us to go there and for a race like the Prince of Wales's S. is very exciting."...

Devonshire (Fast Company), third in Sunday's Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-G1), could be seen next at Royal Ascot, according to trainer Willie McCreery. "She ran a blinder and the better ground seemed to suit her," the conditioner noted. "You couldn't ask for any more from her, so we're delighted. I haven't had a chance to speak to the owners yet and we'll wait and see how she comes out of the race, but we'll probably be looking at something at Royal Ascot for her." Devonshire had finished second in both the Leopardstown One Thousand Guineas Trial (Ire-G3) and Derrinstown Stud One Thousand Guineas Trial (Ire-G3)...

Edgard Zayas, who led the rider standings during the spring meet at Gulfstream before fracturing his right hand in late April, is nearing a return to the saddle, according to agent Tito Fuentes. Zayas, an Eclipse Award finalist in 2013 as one of the nation's top apprentices, was injured when unseated by mount Gotachancetodance in an April 22 maiden claiming contest. The three-year-old filly ducked in toward the rail while on the lead in the race, causing a chain reaction that also led to the unseating of fellow journeyman Manuel Aguilar, who did not suffer serious injury in the spill. Five weeks later, Zayas, whose injury did not require surgery, is preparing to have his cast removed. "His cast is coming off Wednesday," Fuentes said. "He'll probably start working some horses by (next) weekend. We're planning on riding the first week of June, probably that weekend, possibly on the sixth or seventh. That's the plan." Zayas was the leading rider during the Gulfstream Park summer race meet, which began anew for 2015 on May 23. The Puerto Rican native also captured the riding title at the Fall Turf Festival last November at Gulfstream Park West. Zayas has won 556 races from 2,952 starts in his career, including 58 wins so far in 2015...

Gulfstream Park announced Monday it will offer horsemen a $250 starter bonus tied to field size beginning July 1. Gulfstream's latest announcement is another in a series of initiatives to thank horsemen for supporting the summer meet. Gulfstream is keeping its satellite training center Palm Meadows open to horsemen free of charge this summer as well as helping to pay the costs for all horsemen who ship to Gulfstream to run from anywhere in the country. Trainers will receive a $250 bonus for any field that leaves the paddock with eight horses or more from Wednesday, July 1 to the end of the summer meet October 3. "Our summer meet continues to grow due to our great fans and the support of horsemen from around the country," said The Stronach Group's Vice President of Racing and Gulfstream's General Manager P.J. Campo. "By keeping Palm Meadows open, helping horsemen with shipping costs and offering a trainer's bonus, we want to show our commitment to the horsemen. We also want to continue building our summer program with competitive fields while maintaining an exciting racing program throughout the summer."...

Emerald Downs announced 22-year-old Matt Dinerman has been hired as track announcer through the remainder of the 2015 season. A native of San Diego, Dinerman replaces long-time announcer Robert Geller, who will succeed Dan Loiselle as the announcer at Woodbine in Toronto. Geller's final day at Emerald Downs is June 7. Dinerman called two races recently at Emerald Downs, and afterward track President Phil Ziegler officially offered the fledgling announcer the position. "We consider Matt Dinerman to be a very talented young man," Ziegler said. "He has a great aptitude for announcing races, and he figures to get even better with experience. It's great to have him on board." Dinerman begins his duties this week, observing and working with Geller until taking over full-time June 12. "Emerald Downs staff, horsemen and fans are all extremely enthusiastic about their racing and I am beyond thrilled to be joining their team this summer," Dinerman said. "I am extremely excited to get started." The timing is perfect for Dinerman, who recently graduated from Chapman University in Orange, California. Born July 13, 1992, he grew up attending the races at Del Mar and spent four summers walking hots for trainer John Sadler, and another two as part of the Del Mar publicity team. Emerald Downs' 70-day meeting runs through September 27...

Pimlico Race Course's 10-cent Rainbow 6 continued to grow Monday with a carryover of $188,771.36 when live racing resumes Friday afternoon with a 1:10 p.m. (EDT) post time. There were no tickets with six winners Monday. Five of six returned $677.75. There was $66,363 bet into Monday's 10-cent Rainbow 6 pool.

Sire Lists
LEADING SIRES BY CURRENT YEAR EARNINGS
RNK SIREYB CFls StrsWnrs/% SWs/%SPI 2015
Earnings
1 Dubawi (IRE) 2002 7 736 166 56/33 21/12 2.49 $11,163,504
2 Tapit 2001 8 863 211 81/38 12/5 2.98 $7,017,498
3 Candy Ride (ARG) 1999 8 906 185 65/35 5/2 2.04 $5,040,353
4 Medaglia d'Oro 1999 8 1025 184 71/38 15/8 2.45 $4,769,550
5 Pioneerof the Nile 2006 3 212 71 26/36 2/2 3.38 $4,432,932
6 Azamour (IRE) 2001 8 428 97 30/30 1/1 1.84 $4,314,700
7 Giant's Causeway 1997 12 1916 208 78/37 14/6 2.63 $4,201,873
8 Singspiel (IRE) 1992 15 1022 44 9/20 2/4 2.23 $3,854,231
9 Ghostzapper 2000 7 520 102 38/37 7/6 2.54 $3,313,798
10 Speightstown 1998 8 710 145 57/39 6/4 2.30 $3,262,597

Trainer Stats

BRIS TRAINER STATS FROM PAST 60 DAYS

Trainer   Starts   Wins   Win %
Jonas Gibson   36   17   47
Kirk Ziadie   41   19   46
Roger F. Engel   56   25   45
Jamen Davidovich   16   7   44
Nabu Morales   36   15   42
Brandon L. Kulp   24   10   42
John F. Martin   51   21   41
Karl Broberg   232   93   40
Mike Chambers   23   9   39
Jack Steiner   18   7   39
Marcos Zulueta   44   17   39
Michael Puhich   21   8   38
Kiaran P. McLaughlin   71   27   38
David Walters   24   9   38
Danny Gargan   16   6   38
Robert L. Lawrence   16   6   38
Kevin Fletcher   27   10   37
Eddie M. Essenpreis   17   6   35
Sandino R. Hernandez, Jr.   20   7   35
Ramon Preciado   107   37   35
Jason Servis   55   19   35
Philip D'Amato   61   21   34
Kieron Magee   68   23   34
Eddie Truman   21   7   33
Rene Amescua   15   5   33
Clifford DeLima   15   5   33
John Rigattieri   15   5   33

Sire Lists
LEADING BROODMARE SIRES BY CURRENT YEAR EARNINGS
RNK SIREYB DmsSps/% StsWnrs SWsBSPI ABSPI Earnings
1 A.P. Indy 1989 239 69/28 351 114 18 2.01 0.80 $6,695,025
2 Prospect Bay 1992 12 3/25 19 6 1 0.93 0.76 $6,241,413
3 Unbridled's Song 1993 238 59/24 333 113 9 1.63 0.84 $5,619,970
4 Storm Cat 1983 281 72/25 383 97 14 2.04 0.81 $5,460,545
5 Indian Ridge (IRE) 1985 117 23/19 162 36 5 1.56 1.27 $4,552,179
6 Highest Honor (FR) 1983 74 19/25 98 22 3 1.14 0.93 $4,350,483
7 Thunder Gulch 1992 159 42/26 232 89 10 1.34 0.83 $4,347,778
8 Sadler's Wells 1981 304 94/30 389 105 10 2.17 1.12 $4,206,244
9 Dixieland Band 1980 176 43/24 247 91 7 1.67 1.03 $4,146,698
10 Deputy Minister 1979 181 42/23 263 95 6 1.95 1.00 $3,772,277
LEADING SECOND-CROP SIRES BY LIFETIME EARNINGS
RNK SIREYB FlsSts %StsWnrs %WnrSWs %SWEarnings
1 Lookin At Lucky 2007 127 59 46 33 25 6 4 $2,775,400
2 Munnings 2006 125 69 55 45 36 5 4 $2,699,490
3 Quality Road 2006 136 72 52 31 22 3 2 $2,538,814
4 Majesticperfection 2006 93 48 51 31 33 3 3 $2,530,444
5 Super Saver 2007 152 73 48 31 20 4 2 $2,406,485
6 Line of David 2007 62 34 54 18 29 3 4 $1,866,719
7 Lope De Vega (IRE) 2007 77 72 93 37 48 6 7 $1,856,364
8 Temple City 2005 114 51 44 19 16 5 4 $1,692,076
9 Siyouni (FR) 2007 82 60 73 28 34 4 4 $1,668,092
10 Midshipman 2006 91 47 51 30 32 3 3 $1,626,641

Trainer/Jockey Stats

BRIS TRAINER/JOCKEY STATS FROM PAST 60 DAYS

Trainer/Jockey Combo   Starts   Wins   Win %
Michael J. Maker/Julien R. Leparoux   16   10   63%
John F. Martin/David Charles Lopez   17   9   53%
Karl Broberg/Colby J. Hernandez   74   39   53%
Scott Becker/Vicente Gudiel   24   12   50%
Miguel A. Feliciano/Ricardo Feliciano   16   8   50%
Jerry Gourneau/Efren Prado   16   8   50%
Chris J. Englehart/John R. Davila, Jr.   27   13   48%
Michael J. Maker/Javier Castellano   19   9   47%
Brent Angelle/Deshawn L. Parker   17   8   47%
Nabu Morales/Isais Nunez   17   8   47%
Jonas Gibson/Luis A. Batista   20   9   45%
Greg Tracy/Rico W. Walcott   20   9   45%
Scott Becker/Victor Santiago   43   19   44%
Roger F. Engel/Bryan McNeil   47   20   43%
Veronica Griggs/Curtis Kimes   19   8   42%
Timothy C. Kreiser/Matthew Rispoli   24   10   42%
Eduardo Caramori/Vanessa Ryall   17   7   41%
Philip D'Amato/Tiago Josue Pereira   17   7   41%
William I. Mott/Jose Lezcano   17   7   41%
Todd A. Pletcher/John R. Velazquez   50   20   40%
Jamie Ness/Antonio A. Gallardo   38   15   39%
Karl Broberg/C.J. McMahon   85   33   39%
Nabu Morales/Walter De La Cruz   16   6   38%
Marcos Zulueta/Jorge A. Vargas, Jr.   16   6   38%
Ardell Sayler/Larren Delorme   46   17   37%

Spot Plays/Highlights/Weather

SPOT PLAYS

For Tuesday

TRACK   (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE
Finger Lakes   (3rd) Zeddemore, 7-2
    (8th) Dance I Can, 6-1
Indiana Grand   (2nd) Space Me Out, 10-1
    (5th) Frontier Bones, 6-1
Mountaineer   (3rd) More Sweet Secrets, 6-1
    (9th) Jo Dancer, 5-1
Parx Racing   (5th) R Frosty One, 6-1
    (9th) Eye Be Blinkin. 8-1
Presque Isle Downs   (1st) Kay War, 3-1
    (5th) Psychic Division, 5-1

Sire Lists
LEADING THIRD-CROP SIRES BY LIFETIME EARNINGS
RNK SIREYB FlsSts %StsWnrs %WnrSWs %SWEarnings
1 Pioneerof the Nile 2006 172 102 59 60 34 7 4 $9,183,773
2 Mastercraftsman (IRE) 2006 204 192 94 87 42 15 7 $8,542,702
3 Sea the Stars (IRE) 2006 171 128 74 76 44 14 8 $6,360,820
4 Le Havre (IRE) 2006 170 118 69 49 28 8 4 $4,237,200
5 Colonel John 2005 218 135 61 69 31 3 1 $3,993,284
6 Old Fashioned 2006 180 101 56 60 33 5 2 $3,927,788
7 Thewayyouare 2005 125 99 79 44 35 4 3 $3,629,461
8 Dunkirk 2006 193 115 59 65 33 8 4 $3,565,660
9 Zensational 2006 149 100 67 65 43 4 2 $3,121,995
10 Two Step Salsa 2005 91 55 60 36 39 2 2 $2,922,679
LEADING ALL-WEATHER SIRES BY CURRENT YEAR EARNINGS
RNK SIREYB StrSts WnrSWnr WnsSWns %WSEarnings
1 Shamardal 2002 52 118 16 9 25 14 21 $618,094
2 Invincible Spirit (IRE) 1997 73 170 21 13 26 15 15 $597,447
3 Candy Ride (ARG) 1999 23 47 9 1 12 1 26 $548,459
4 Elusive City 2000 75 194 24 14 32 17 16 $448,933
5 Dark Angel (IRE) 2005 57 114 18 10 23 15 20 $392,838
6 Cape Cross (IRE) 1994 49 92 15 10 18 13 20 $372,721
7 Oasis Dream (GB) 2000 51 133 12 7 16 11 12 $362,500
8 Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) 2004 64 169 19 15 25 17 15 $352,393
9 Where's the Ring 1999 40 67 10 0 10 0 15 $348,715
10 Tribal Rule 1996 37 102 19 0 23 0 23 $347,951

HANDICAPPER'S EDGE is compiled by Bloodstock Research Information Services. This newsletter may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. Copyright 2011, Bloodstock Research Information Services. Information as to the races, race results and earnings was obtained from Equibase Company LLC and is utilized herein with the permission of the copyright owner, Equibase Company LLC.

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Sire Lists

(North American statistics in above lists updated through May 24)

EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS USED IN BLOODSTOCK JOURNAL SIRE LISTS

YB-Year of birth   C-Number of foal crops of racing age
Fls-Number of foals   Sts-Number of starters
%Str-Percentage of starters from foals   Wnrs-Number of winners
%Wnr-Percentage of winners from foals   SWs-Number of stakes winners
2yo-Number of two-year-old named foals   Dms-Number of dams
SPs-Number of stakes producers   %SP-Percentage of stakes producers
CumEarnings-Lifetime earnings   SPI-Sire Production Index
BSPI-Broodmare Sire Production Index   ABSPI-Adjusted Broodmare Sire Production Index
%SW-Percentage of stakes winners from foals   C2yo-Lifetime (cumulative) number of two-year-olds
CWnr-Lifetime (cumulative) number of two-year-old winners   CSW-Lifetime (cumulative) number of two-year-old stakes winners

HANDICAPPER'S EDGE is compiled by Bloodstock Research Information Services. This newsletter may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. Copyright 2011, Bloodstock Research Information Services. Information as to the races, race results and earnings was obtained from Equibase Company LLC and is utilized herein with the permission of the copyright owner, Equibase Company LLC.

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