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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016

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Creator, Gun Runner turn in final drills for Jim Dandy, Haskell

Belmont S. (G1) winner Creator and classic-placed Gun Runner turned in their final works at Saratoga Monday for respective starts in Saturday's Jim Dandy (G2) and Sunday's Haskell Invitational (G1).

Undefeated champion Songbird exited her win in Sunday's Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) in great shape and will stick around the Spa to await next month's Alabama (G1). Teresa Genaro was on-site for the Oaks and has more on the champ's brilliant win in the Oaks.

Long On Value entered the picture for the TwinSpires.com Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) with an off-the-pace victory in Monday's $100,000 Lucky Coin at Saratoga.

Kellie Reilly previews the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting in England which begins Tuesday.

Queen's Plate winner Sir Dudley Digges will face seven rivals in Tuesday's Prince of Wales at Fort Erie, middle jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.

Paulassilverlining goes for her third consecutive graded score on Wednesday in the Honorable Miss H. (G2) at Saratoga, a six-furlong dash for fillies and mares.

Creator, Gun Runner turn in final drills for Jim Dandy, Haskell

Belmont S. (G1) winner Creator and classic-placed Gun Runner turned in their final works at Saratoga Monday for respective starts in Saturday's Jim Dandy (G2) and Sunday's Haskell Invitational (G1).

Undefeated champion Songbird exited her win in Sunday's Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) in great shape and will stick around the Spa to await next month's Alabama (G1). Teresa Genaro was on-site for the Oaks and has more on the champ's brilliant win in the Oaks.

Long On Value entered the picture for the TwinSpires.com Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) with an off-the-pace victory in Monday's $100,000 Lucky Coin at Saratoga.

Kellie Reilly previews the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting in England which begins Tuesday.

Queen's Plate winner Sir Dudley Digges will face seven rivals in Tuesday's Prince of Wales at Fort Erie, middle jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.

Paulassilverlining goes for her third consecutive graded score on Wednesday in the Honorable Miss H. (G2) at Saratoga, a six-furlong dash for fillies and mares.

Songbird tested but prevails in CCA Oaks; Beholder, Nyquist work

Undefeated champion Songbird came up against a real challenge in Sunday's Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) when facing off against Carina Mia, but turned back her rival to score by 5 1/4 lengths.

The talented and popular filly capped off a stellar weekend that also saw 2014 Kentucky Derby winner and Horse of the Year California Chrome score in his return in Saturday's San Diego H. (G2).

The worktab was full of stars as well, with both Nyquist and Beholder taking to Del Mar's track on Sunday ahead of expected starts in next weekend's Haskell Invitational (G1) and Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1), respectively.

Also working on Sunday were Forever Unbridled and Tom's Ready at Saratoga, while Flintshire and Lady Eli took to Belmont's turf for trainer Chad Brown one day after Dacita captured the Diana Stakes (G1).

In other news on Sunday, Rachel's Valentina was retired and Destin remains on course for Saturday's Jim Dandy Stakes (G2).

Songbird tested but prevails in CCA Oaks; Beholder, Nyquist work

Undefeated champion Songbird came up against a real challenge in Sunday's Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) when facing off against Carina Mia, but turned back her rival to score by 5 1/4 lengths.

The talented and popular filly capped off a stellar weekend that also saw 2014 Kentucky Derby winner and Horse of the Year California Chrome score in his return in Saturday's San Diego H. (G2).

The worktab was full of stars as well, with both Nyquist and Beholder taking to Del Mar's track on Sunday ahead of expected starts in next weekend's Haskell Invitational (G1) and Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1), respectively.

Also working on Sunday were Forever Unbridled and Tom's Ready at Saratoga, while Flintshire and Lady Eli took to Belmont's turf for trainer Chad Brown one day after Dacita captured the Diana Stakes (G1).

In other news on Sunday, Rachel's Valentina was retired and Destin remains on course for Saturday's Jim Dandy Stakes (G2).

Features

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Results

NORTH AMERICAN NON-GRADED STAKES RESULTS

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' S., DMR, $150,690, 3YO/UP, 1 1/16MT, 7-24.
6—PATRIOTS RULE, g, 5, Tribal Rule--Candy Factory, by Seattle Bound. ($8,000 '12 BESOCT). O-Charles Garvey, B-Dahlberg Farms LLC (CA), T-Robertino Diodoro, J-Joseph Talamo, $85,500.
2—Ambitious Brew, g, 6, Tizbud--Kathwen, by Forest Wildcat. O-Pamela C Ziebarth, B-Pamela C Ziebarth (CA), $28,500.
3—Boozer, g, 6, Unusual Heat--Kitty and Boo, by Cape Canaveral. O-Kirkwood, Al and Saundra S, B-B Abrams, V Loverso, C Perez, Huston Racing & M Auerbach (CA), $18,000.
Also Ran: Alert Bay, Somethings Unusual, Soi Phet, Poshsky, Avanti Bello.
Winning Time: 1:41 3/5 (fm)
Margins: HF, 1, NK.
Odds: 16.90, 4.60, 5.00.
 
LUCKY COIN S., SAR, $100,000, 4YO/UP, 5 1/2FT, 7-25.
9—LONG ON VALUE, h, 5, Value Plus--Long Message, by Orientate. ($3,000 '12 FTMOCT). O-Wachtel Stable and Kerr, George J, B-Snow Lantern Thoroughbreds (VA), T-William I. Mott, J-Joel Rosario, $60,000.
10—Successful Native, h, 5, Successful Appeal--Picketline, by Street Cry (IRE). O-Marco Bommarito, B-Fares Farm LLC (KY), $20,000.
12—Undrafted, g, 6, Purim--French Jeannette, by French Deputy. ($50,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Welker, Wes and Sheep Pond Partners, B-Catesby W Clay Investment LLC (KY), $10,000.
Also Ran: Spring to the Sky, Cyclogenisis, Beantown Saint, Sandy'z Slew.
Winning Time: 1:01 3/5 (fm)
Margins: 1, 3/4, 1HF.
Odds: 3.40, 16.90, 1.25.
 
WASHINGTON OAKS S., EMD, $81,250, 3YO, F, 1 1/8M, 7-24.
5—PRINCESS KENNEDY, f, 3, Sun King--Pat Hand, by Cape Town. O-David Thorner, B-Mr & Mrs David A Thorner (KY), T-Tom Wenzel, J-Rocco Bowen, $46,750.
3—Brookys Star, f, 3, Giant's Causeway--Freedom Star, by Street Cry (IRE). ($90,000 '14 KEESEP). O-Jethorse LLC, B-George Krikorian (KY), $15,000.
2—Find Joy, f, 3, Drosselmeyer--Hurricane Hannah, by Southern Halo. ($185,000 2015 FTKJU2; $55,000 2015 OBSAPR). O-David P Taylor, Jr, B-Eico Stable (KY), $11,250.
Also Ran: My Heart Goes On, Say It Slow, Sunrise Glow, Mara's Warlock.
Winning Time: 1:47 3/5 (ft)
Margins: NK, 2, 6HF.
Odds: 1.70, 3.80, 3.50.

Trainer Stats

BRIS TRAINER STATS FROM PAST 60 DAYS

Trainer   Starts   Wins   Win %
Benny R. Feliciano   15   7   47
Jodie Rawson   15   7   47
Jamen Davidovich   28   12   43
Colleen O'Hagan   17   7   41
Kevin S. Patterson   17   7   41
Philip A. Sims   17   7   41
Joy Marlin   30   12   40
Anthony M. Rideoutt II   15   6   40
Gilberto Zerpa   23   9   39
Floyd Buffalo   18   7   39
Jason Servis   70   27   39
Jorge Navarro   105   40   38
Arnaud Delacour   53   20   38
Robert A. Raymond   25   9   36
Henry B. Johnson, Jr.   67   24   36
Al Cates   17   6   35
Boyd Caster   46   16   35
Thomas M. Amoss   72   25   35
John F. Martin   73   25   34
J. Larry Jones   41   14   34
Greg Tracy   113   38   34
James W. Casey   51   17   33
Joe Woodard   36   12   33
Erin C. McClellan   27   9   33
Pavel Vashchenko   18   6   33
Tim G. Williams   18   6   33

Results

NORTH AMERICAN ALLOWANCE RESULTS

SAR, 7TH, AOC, $90,000, 3YO/UP, 1 1/8M, 7-25.
4—WATERSHED, c, 4, Bernardini--Thousand Islands (GB), by Dubai Millennium (GB). O-Godolphin Racing LLC, B-Darley (KY), T-Kiaran P. McLaughlin, J-Joel Rosario, $54,000.
2—Tale of Life (JPN), c, 4, Deep Impact (JPN)--Second Happiness, by Storm Cat. O-Flaxman Holdings, Ltd, B-Flaxman Holdings Limited (JPN), $18,000.
5—Doyouknowsomething, g, 4, Awesome Again--Dovie, by Coronado's Quest. ($65,000 '12 KEENOV; $3,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Roddy J Valente, B-Mike Abraham (KY), $9,000.
Winning Time: 1:50 1/5 (ft)
 
SAR, 6TH, AOC, $78,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5 1/2FT, 7-25.
8—ANIMAL APPEAL, f, 4, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ)--Appealing Card, by Valid Appeal. O-Neal M Allread, B-Mr & Mrs P A Everard (NY), T-Jeremiah C. Englehart, J-Irad Ortiz, Jr., $46,800.
5—Startwithsilver, f, 3, Jump Start--Office Miss, by Silver Ghost. ($32,000 '14 FTKOCT; $180,000 2015 OBSAPR). O-Iris Smith Stable, Lady Sheila Stable, and Rice, Linda, B-Burning Sands Stable, LLC (NY), $15,600.
3—Little Bear Cat, f, 3, Bluegrass Cat--Golden Ripples, by Grand Slam. ($8,000 '14 KEESEP). O-David A Cannizzo, B-WinStar Farm, LLC (NY), $7,800.
Winning Time: 1:01 3/5 (fm)
 
DEL, 7TH, ALW, $41,650, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M 70YT, 7-25.
3—JANINE MELNITZ, f, 4, Ghostzapper--Starlicious, by Cape Town. ($10,000 '12 KEENOV; $45,000 '13 FTMSEP). O-Sycamore Racing III, B-Paradise Productions, LLC & Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY), T-Francis Abbott, III, J-Gabriel Saez, $27,000.
10—Royal Source, f, 3, Tapit--My Princess Jess, by Stormy Atlantic. O-Lael Stables, B-Mr & Mrs M Roy Jackson (KY), $7,200.
8—Pop Rocks Lady, f, 3, Sidney's Candy--Dance Hall Days, by Seeking Daylight. ($75,000 2015 FTMMAY). O-High Five Racing Stables, B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY), $3,960.
Winning Time: 1:40 4/5 (fm)
 
TDN, 5TH, ALW, $31,700, 3YO/UP, 6F, 7-25.
6—MO DONT NO, g, 3, Uncle Mo--Lilah, by Defrere. ($50,000 '14 KEESEP). O-Loooch Racing Stables, Inc, B-Beechwood Racing Stable (OH), T-Jeffrey A. Radosevich, J-Luis H. Colon, $19,020.
3—City Slammer, g, 5, City Weekend--Spend Away, by Skip Away. O-Keys to Riches Stable, B-Mast Thoroughbreds LLC (OH), $6,340.
5—Ridge Defense, g, 5, Cactus Ridge--Check the Math, by Unaccounted For. O-Allen, Lowell F and Bourke, W John, B-Lowell F Allen (OH), $3,170.
Winning Time: 1:11 3/5 (ft)
 
TDN, 7TH, ALW, $23,000, 3YO/UP, 6F, 7-25.
7—OFFLEE SINISTER, g, 5, Offlee Wild--Granny Spinster, by Distorted Humor. O-Laurie Moore, B-Russell L Reineman Stables Inc (KY), T-Jeffrey A. Radosevich, J-Jeffrey Skerrett, $13,800.
1—Handsup Moneydown, g, 7, Sharp Humor--Fit to Scout, by Fit to Fight. ($27,000 '10 FTKOCT). O-Premier Stables Unlimited, B-Buck Pond Farm, Inc (KY), $4,600.
4—D'urban Park, g, 4, Whywhywhy--Show Baby, by Sir Cat. O-Outside The Box Racing LLC, B-David Purvis & New Dawn (KY), $2,300.
Winning Time: 1:11 1/5 (ft)
 
FL, 8TH, ALW, $18,267, 3YO/UP, 1M 70Y, 7-25.
3—WILDNITEATTHEOPERA, g, 5, Offlee Wild--Moon Singer, by Wolf Power (SAF). O-Ron Cecere, B-Camelia J Casby (NY), T-Chris J. Englehart, J-John R. Davila, Jr., $11,700.
1—Strueves Star, g, 5, Henrythenavigator--Etoufee, by Tabasco Cat. ($90,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Muller Sr, Thomas J and Linda, B-Marablue Farm, LLC (KY), $3,060.
2—Ian a Wolverine, g, 4, Warrior's Reward--Mary Coughlan, by Gulch. ($95,000 '12 KEENOV). O-Craig Lanham, B-Ron Stolich & Fran Stolich (KY), $1,683.
Winning Time: 1:42 2/5 (sy)

Trainer/Jockey Stats

BRIS TRAINER/JOCKEY STATS FROM PAST 60 DAYS

Trainer/Jockey Combo   Starts   Wins   Win %
Todd A. Pletcher/Paco Lopez   17   9   53%
Jeff Bonde/Juan J. Hernandez   22   11   50%
Charlton Baker/Luis E. Perez   19   9   47%
Dale Capuano/Antonio A. Gallardo   30   14   47%
Doug L. Anderson/Ty Kennedy   15   7   47%
Benny R. Feliciano/Ricardo Feliciano   15   7   47%
Todd A. Pletcher/Joe Bravo   15   7   47%
Ollie L. Figgins, III/Jose Montano   39   18   46%
Scott Becker/Victor Santiago   48   22   46%
John F. Martin/Frank T. Alvarado   38   17   45%
Greg Tracy/Quincy Welch   52   23   44%
Thomas M. Amoss/Richard A. Bracho   25   11   44%
J. Larry Jones/Gabriel Saez   25   11   44%
Ralph J. Biamonte/Eurico Rosa Da Silva   16   7   44%
Floyd Buffalo/Garfield Gordon   16   7   44%
Kevin S. Patterson/Gerald Almodovar   16   7   44%
Jamie Ness/Brian Pedroza   21   9   43%
Erin C. McClellan/Tyler Conner   19   8   42%
W. Bret Calhoun/C.J. McMahon   48   20   42%
Todd W. Fincher/Norberto Arroyo, Jr.   24   10   42%
Henry B. Johnson, Jr./Jorge Guzman   41   17   41%
Jorge Navarro/Jonathan J. Gonzales   46   19   41%
Kevin Attard/Eurico Rosa Da Silva   22   9   41%
Bob Baffert/Rafael Bejarano   27   11   41%
Steven M. Asmussen/Iram Vargas Diego   79   32   41%

North American Maiden Winners
Courageous Cat--Ladywell Court by Powerscourt (GB); LADY JOAN, f, 2, SAR, Msw, 7-25, 5 1/2fT, 1:02 3/5. B-Hilly Fields Stable (NY.).
Midnight Lute--Platinum Preferred by Vindication; MIDNIGHT PLEASURE, c, 2, DMR, Msw, 7-24, 6f, 1:10 2/5. B-Roger Long (KY.). $28,000 '15 KEESEP; $310,000 2016 OBSAPR.
Afleet Alex--Always Delightful by Kingmambo; ALWAYS ALEX, f, 3, MNR, Mcl 5000, 7-24, 6f, 1:15 1/5. B-Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd. (KY.). $20,000 '14 KEEJAN; $5,200 2016 FTMWIN.
Malibu Moon--Worshipper by Awesome Again; LUNA LOVER, f, 3, MNR, Msw, 7-24, 6f, 1:13 . B-Claiborne Farm (KY.).
Medaglia d'Oro--One Caroline (G2$317,962), by Unbridled's Song; GIRL TALK, f, 3, SAR, Msw, 7-25, 1 1/8m, 1:52 1/5. B-G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Louise Irela Humphrey Revocable Trust - 2008 (KY.). $390,000 '14 KEESEP.
Monba--Wovoka by Aptitude; V C CHARLIE, g, 3, DEL, Mcl 15000, 7-25, 1m 70yT, 1:44 4/5. B-Al Klerlein (PA.).
Silk Broker--Spectacularprize by Reprized; BROKERS PRIZE, g, 3, FL, Msw, 7-25, 1m, 1:41 2/5. B-Adel Salim (MA.).
Trickey Trevor--Remembering Angela by Bertrando; BLAZIN B B, f, 3, EMD, Mcl 5000, 7-24, 6f, 1:11 1/5. B-Horse Haven Creek Farm (WA.).
Uncle Mo--There Are Rainbows by Dixieland Band; MO BIG DEAL, c, 3, TDN, Msw, 7-25, 1m, 1:41 4/5. B-Don Ming (KY.). $130,000 '14 KEEJAN; $75,000 '14 KEESEP.
Utopia (JPN)--Sydney's Lexington by Outofthebox; SQUASHVILLE ROAD, g, 3, DEL, Mcl 5000, 7-25, 1m, 1:40 3/5. B-McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC (NY.).
Frost Giant--Carson City Girl by Carson City; FROSTY LADY, m, 5, SAR, Mcl 40000, 7-25, 1 1/16mT, 1:42 3/5. B-Joemar Racing Stables, LLC (NY.).
Bedford Falls--Tonsilitis by Swiss Yodeler; COOL CASUAL, g, 6, LA, Mcl 3500, 7-24, 4 1/2f, :53 1/5. B-Carol A Lingenfelter (CA.).

Spot Plays

SPOT PLAYS

For Tuesday

TRACK   (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE
Finger Lakes   (5th) Music in the Rain, 3-1
    (6th) Queen Victoria, 7-2
Fort Erie   (6th) Uncorked Spirit, 9-2
    (9th) Mystic Delight, 7-2
Indiana Grand   (1st) Diego, 4-1
    (2nd) Shoni, 9-2
Mountaineer   (2nd) Crown Holiday, 5-1
    (4th) Dads Divine, 4-1
Parx Racing   (2nd) Win Quietly, 7-2
    (8th) Four Inch Heels, 10-1
Presque Isle Downs   (1st) Make My Day, 7-2
    (7th) My Special One, 9-2

Features

Dear Readers,

There have been significant changes to the Handicapper's Edge and Bloodstock Journal newsletters. These changes are meant to produce more analytical content for our readers as well as handicappers who use the information in the newsletters.

Nearly everything has been migrated over to the TwinSpires.com Blog section on TwinSpires.com, including Dick Powell's Handicapping Insights and John Mucciolo's Notebooks. These features are still available, and for free like everything in the newsletters, but are just located in a different place now.

If you have any questions or comments on the new format, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for following the Edge and Journal.

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