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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014

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California Chrome pleases Sherman with turf work

California Chrome went well enough to warrant a turf debut in the Hollywood Derby (Benoit Photo)
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome made his first appearance of the year at Del Mar on Sunday morning, breezing a half-mile on the turf in :52 under regular jockey Victor Espinoza with trainer Art Sherman looking on from the second level of the grandstand.

California Chrome is nominated to both the $300,000 Hollywood Derby on grass and the $200,000 Native Diver on Polytrack on Saturday at Del Mar. Sunday's workout, the first for California Chrome on turf, was to determine his affinity for the surface and help in the stakes decision.

"I was satisfied with the work," Sherman said later at a press conference. "Victor said (California Chrome) didn't know if he was going to work or gallop because he'd never been on the grass before. But Victor said he felt smooth underneath him and that was my main concern."

Sherman added that a final decision regarding which race would likely come on Wednesday when entries are taken, but indicated that his stable star would likely point for the Hollywood Derby.

"I'm looking forward to that race right now," the trainer said of the anticipated turf debut.

If California Chrome runs next Saturday, he will be the seventh Kentucky Derby winner to race at Del Mar after winning the Run for the Roses in the 75-year history of the track.

With an estimated crowd of 500 watching, California Chrome was given the opportunity for a solo run over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course. He entered the turf from a gate just past the finish line, his chestnut coat glistening in the early morning sun.

The colt jogged easily around the clubhouse turn to the backstretch, then broke off from the accompanying pony and started the half-mile work. The turf course "dogs" (marker cones) were well out from the inner rail to protect the surface and the work was conducted more than halfway toward the outer rail.

Track clockers had splits of :13 4/5 and :26 3/5 for the first two furlongs and :52 for the half-mile, meaning a final quarter in :25 2/5. Espinoza had California Chrome well in hand the entire way and clockers labeled it "breezing," an assessment not routinely accorded on the Southern California circuit.

"I'd love to run him on the grass," Sherman reiterated.

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California Chrome pleases Sherman with turf work

California Chrome went well enough to warrant a turf debut in the Hollywood Derby (Benoit Photo)
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome made his first appearance of the year at Del Mar on Sunday morning, breezing a half-mile on the turf in :52 under regular jockey Victor Espinoza with trainer Art Sherman looking on from the second level of the grandstand.

California Chrome is nominated to both the $300,000 Hollywood Derby on grass and the $200,000 Native Diver on Polytrack on Saturday at Del Mar. Sunday's workout, the first for California Chrome on turf, was to determine his affinity for the surface and help in the stakes decision.

"I was satisfied with the work," Sherman said later at a press conference. "Victor said (California Chrome) didn't know if he was going to work or gallop because he'd never been on the grass before. But Victor said he felt smooth underneath him and that was my main concern."

Sherman added that a final decision regarding which race would likely come on Wednesday when entries are taken, but indicated that his stable star would likely point for the Hollywood Derby.

"I'm looking forward to that race right now," the trainer said of the anticipated turf debut.

If California Chrome runs next Saturday, he will be the seventh Kentucky Derby winner to race at Del Mar after winning the Run for the Roses in the 75-year history of the track.

With an estimated crowd of 500 watching, California Chrome was given the opportunity for a solo run over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course. He entered the turf from a gate just past the finish line, his chestnut coat glistening in the early morning sun.

The colt jogged easily around the clubhouse turn to the backstretch, then broke off from the accompanying pony and started the half-mile work. The turf course "dogs" (marker cones) were well out from the inner rail to protect the surface and the work was conducted more than halfway toward the outer rail.

Track clockers had splits of :13 4/5 and :26 3/5 for the first two furlongs and :52 for the half-mile, meaning a final quarter in :25 2/5. Espinoza had California Chrome well in hand the entire way and clockers labeled it "breezing," an assessment not routinely accorded on the Southern California circuit.

"I'd love to run him on the grass," Sherman reiterated.

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Top Decile likely to have two preps on road to Kentucky Oaks

Top Decile (right) is due for better luck in 2015 (Keeneland/Coady Photography)
A poor start and a speed-favoring course are arguably all that stands between Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence's Top Decile and an undefeated championship season. Still, the daughter of Congrats could have even bigger accomplishments on her horizon as she prepares for her sophomore year with trainer Al Stall, Jr.

A stellar first-out maiden winner at Saratoga this summer, the chestnut filly missed the start in the Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland next out. She recovered to finish a half-length second to Peace and War after a tumultuous trip.

Subsequently shipping across the country to take on the best in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, she ran into a different kind of adversity: a track that was arguably speed-favoring earlier in the card after metropolitan Los Angeles received rain for the first time in months. This time, Top Decile once again fell a half-length short of Grade 1 glory, with loose-on-the-lead 61-1 shot Take Charge Brandi -- a filly she had beaten by 11 lengths at Keeneland -- winning.

Since then, the petite chestnut has enjoyed some leisure and is now back in the care of her conditioner at his Fair Grounds base.

"She's doing great right now," Stall reported. "She got three weeks off by design. There was nothing for her and we just gave her a little break before bringing her here. As far as her races, things have been a little awkward for her. She missed the break at Keeneland and what happened at Santa Anita with the track and it having rained for the first time in six months. They had it sealed up."

Such is in the past for Stall, who remains very high on his filly and expects a big year out of her.

"I purchased her myself on behalf of Klaravich Stable and Bill Lawrence and she started getting our attention in June at Churchill and then we took her up to Saratoga and she kept going forward," he explained.

"Rosie (Napravnik) worked her a few times and -- interestingly enough -- the first thing she said was that she was a route filly. I had thought she might be a speed horse, but obviously Rosie was right. That's why I waited for the 6 1/2 (furlong race) at Saratoga to get a little more ground underneath her. Once we won that, we took a long look at the (Alcibiades) and that's how she ended up in there. There was (initially) no plan to go to Santa Anita -- she earned her way out there."

A social and very kind personality around the barn, Top Decile can often be found observing her surroundings and curious as to what the humans around the barn doing.

"She is always in front of the stall and spends most of her time looking at what's going on," Stall said. "That's just the way she is. Some horses will just go to the back of the stall and stay there, but not her. She spends 95 percent of her time with her head out."

Even with her gregarious disposition, the athletic charge amplifies herself once it is time to do her work. At Santa Anita for the Breeders' Cup, she was noticeably on her toes prancing around the paddock and often seen with her head high in the air in the mornings during training.

"She was really fired up and on her toes leading into the Breeders' Cup," Stall explained. "She was ready to run, but she has the right kind of energy you want to see."

With a lucrative local stakes set that lends itself as a preparatory program for the Kentucky Oaks, it will be no surprise to see Top Decile race once or twice this Fair Grounds season -- perhaps even as early as the Rachel Alexandra Stakes on February 21.

"I will look at two races for her (leading into the Kentucky Oaks)," Stall confirmed. "It's hard to dance every dance. We'll look at the Fair Grounds Oaks or Ashland and a race back of those to get her started."

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Top Decile likely to have two preps on road to Kentucky Oaks

Top Decile (right) is due for better luck in 2015 (Keeneland/Coady Photography)
A poor start and a speed-favoring course are arguably all that stands between Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence's Top Decile and an undefeated championship season. Still, the daughter of Congrats could have even bigger accomplishments on her horizon as she prepares for her sophomore year with trainer Al Stall, Jr.

A stellar first-out maiden winner at Saratoga this summer, the chestnut filly missed the start in the Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland next out. She recovered to finish a half-length second to Peace and War after a tumultuous trip.

Subsequently shipping across the country to take on the best in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, she ran into a different kind of adversity: a track that was arguably speed-favoring earlier in the card after metropolitan Los Angeles received rain for the first time in months. This time, Top Decile once again fell a half-length short of Grade 1 glory, with loose-on-the-lead 61-1 shot Take Charge Brandi -- a filly she had beaten by 11 lengths at Keeneland -- winning.

Since then, the petite chestnut has enjoyed some leisure and is now back in the care of her conditioner at his Fair Grounds base.

"She's doing great right now," Stall reported. "She got three weeks off by design. There was nothing for her and we just gave her a little break before bringing her here. As far as her races, things have been a little awkward for her. She missed the break at Keeneland and what happened at Santa Anita with the track and it having rained for the first time in six months. They had it sealed up."

Such is in the past for Stall, who remains very high on his filly and expects a big year out of her.

"I purchased her myself on behalf of Klaravich Stable and Bill Lawrence and she started getting our attention in June at Churchill and then we took her up to Saratoga and she kept going forward," he explained.

"Rosie (Napravnik) worked her a few times and -- interestingly enough -- the first thing she said was that she was a route filly. I had thought she might be a speed horse, but obviously Rosie was right. That's why I waited for the 6 1/2 (furlong race) at Saratoga to get a little more ground underneath her. Once we won that, we took a long look at the (Alcibiades) and that's how she ended up in there. There was (initially) no plan to go to Santa Anita -- she earned her way out there."

A social and very kind personality around the barn, Top Decile can often be found observing her surroundings and curious as to what the humans around the barn doing.

"She is always in front of the stall and spends most of her time looking at what's going on," Stall said. "That's just the way she is. Some horses will just go to the back of the stall and stay there, but not her. She spends 95 percent of her time with her head out."

Even with her gregarious disposition, the athletic charge amplifies herself once it is time to do her work. At Santa Anita for the Breeders' Cup, she was noticeably on her toes prancing around the paddock and often seen with her head high in the air in the mornings during training.

"She was really fired up and on her toes leading into the Breeders' Cup," Stall explained. "She was ready to run, but she has the right kind of energy you want to see."

With a lucrative local stakes set that lends itself as a preparatory program for the Kentucky Oaks, it will be no surprise to see Top Decile race once or twice this Fair Grounds season -- perhaps even as early as the Rachel Alexandra Stakes on February 21.

"I will look at two races for her (leading into the Kentucky Oaks)," Stall confirmed. "It's hard to dance every dance. We'll look at the Fair Grounds Oaks or Ashland and a race back of those to get her started."

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Ben's Cat tries for Fabulous Strike three-peat

Ben's Cat will face a salty group including Bern Identity (B&D Photography)
Mid-Atlantic icon Ben's Cat will aim for a third consecutive victory in Wednesday evening's $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap at Penn National. This year's renewal has come up unusually deep, with the likes of Bern Identity, Strapping Groom, River Rocks, Weekend Hideaway and Tightend Touchdown also engaged.

Ben's Cat's task might be eased considerably, however, since the last four are all cross-entered to Thursday's Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct.

The $2.2-million earner is in the midst of a rare losing streak at the moment. Since scoring a three-peat in the July 12 Parx Dash on turf, the King Leatherbury charge missed by a neck in the September 1 Turf Monster, finished third in the September 27 Laurel Dash, and went down fighting by a half-length in the October 18 Maryland Million Turf. That came over a mile trip that stretches him, however, and the cutback to six furlongs promises to suit much better.

Indeed, Ben's Cat has found the Fabulous Strike the ideal spot to rebound from tough losses, having done so for the past two years. And the eight-year-old veteran is a neck away from already owning a three-peat. Ben's Cat was a troubled third in this race in 2011, when it was known as the Six Bits.

Listed as the 5-1 third choice on the morning line, Ben's Cat will break from post 6 with regular rider Julian Pimentel.

Bern Identity, the 7-2 favorite, has drawn the far outside in post 12. The winner of the Sanford and runner-up to Goldencents in the Delta Downs Jackpot as a juvenile in 2012, he was sidelined for virtually all of his three-year-old season.

Trainer Kelly Breen got him back to top form off an 18-month layoff last summer, and Bern Identity returned to action with a three-race winning streak -- the August 2 My Frenchman at Monmouth, the August 22 Tale of the Cat at Saratoga and the September 6 Dave's Friend at Laurel. Bern Identity has dropped his last pair, finishing third in both the October 3 Phoenix at Keeneland and the November 15 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash back at Laurel. He wheels back on short rest here.

Trickmeister, who exits a third to Bern Identity in the Dave's Friend, has back class and could be sitting on a big effort in his third start off a year-long absence. The four-time stakes winner, and multiple Grade 2-placed performer, has some longshot appeal at 10-1.

Strapping Groom, hero of the 2013 Forego and this year's Tom Fool, was last seen tiring to fifth in the April 5 Carter Handicap. He leads the quartet of those holding an alternate engagement in the Fall Highweight, along with River Rocks, runner-up in the Kelso and fourth in the Bold Ruler in his last two; New York-bred stalwart Weekend Hideaway; and Tightend Touchdown, a frequent rival to Ben's Cat on the turf sprint scene, who was most recently sixth in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. All would be worthy challengers if they opt for Penn National instead.

The Thanksgiving Eve card also offers a couple of stakes appetizers. The $75,000 Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies has lured a field of nine Pennsylvania-breds, topped by recent allowance romper Brennan and Maryland Million Lassie third Rockin Jojo.

Notable contenders in the $100,000 Swatara, a 1 1/16-mile test, include Stormin Monarcho, coming off a convincing score in the Richard W. Small at Laurel on November 15; his stablemate from the David Jacobson barn, Wealth to Me, who trounced a starter allowance at Belmont last out; Ground Transport, who was just denied in the Michael G. Schaefer Memorial; the Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Irsaal; and Integrity, third in a tight finish with Golden Ticket and Pants on Fire in the Left Bank two starts back for Chad Brown.

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Ben's Cat tries for Fabulous Strike three-peat

Ben's Cat will face a salty group including Bern Identity (B&D Photography)
Mid-Atlantic icon Ben's Cat will aim for a third consecutive victory in Wednesday evening's $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap at Penn National. This year's renewal has come up unusually deep, with the likes of Bern Identity, Strapping Groom, River Rocks, Weekend Hideaway and Tightend Touchdown also engaged.

Ben's Cat's task might be eased considerably, however, since the last four are all cross-entered to Thursday's Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct.

The $2.2-million earner is in the midst of a rare losing streak at the moment. Since scoring a three-peat in the July 12 Parx Dash on turf, the King Leatherbury charge missed by a neck in the September 1 Turf Monster, finished third in the September 27 Laurel Dash, and went down fighting by a half-length in the October 18 Maryland Million Turf. That came over a mile trip that stretches him, however, and the cutback to six furlongs promises to suit much better.

Indeed, Ben's Cat has found the Fabulous Strike the ideal spot to rebound from tough losses, having done so for the past two years. And the eight-year-old veteran is a neck away from already owning a three-peat. Ben's Cat was a troubled third in this race in 2011, when it was known as the Six Bits.

Listed as the 5-1 third choice on the morning line, Ben's Cat will break from post 6 with regular rider Julian Pimentel.

Bern Identity, the 7-2 favorite, has drawn the far outside in post 12. The winner of the Sanford and runner-up to Goldencents in the Delta Downs Jackpot as a juvenile in 2012, he was sidelined for virtually all of his three-year-old season.

Trainer Kelly Breen got him back to top form off an 18-month layoff last summer, and Bern Identity returned to action with a three-race winning streak -- the August 2 My Frenchman at Monmouth, the August 22 Tale of the Cat at Saratoga and the September 6 Dave's Friend at Laurel. Bern Identity has dropped his last pair, finishing third in both the October 3 Phoenix at Keeneland and the November 15 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash back at Laurel. He wheels back on short rest here.

Trickmeister, who exits a third to Bern Identity in the Dave's Friend, has back class and could be sitting on a big effort in his third start off a year-long absence. The four-time stakes winner, and multiple Grade 2-placed performer, has some longshot appeal at 10-1.

Strapping Groom, hero of the 2013 Forego and this year's Tom Fool, was last seen tiring to fifth in the April 5 Carter Handicap. He leads the quartet of those holding an alternate engagement in the Fall Highweight, along with River Rocks, runner-up in the Kelso and fourth in the Bold Ruler in his last two; New York-bred stalwart Weekend Hideaway; and Tightend Touchdown, a frequent rival to Ben's Cat on the turf sprint scene, who was most recently sixth in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. All would be worthy challengers if they opt for Penn National instead.

The Thanksgiving Eve card also offers a couple of stakes appetizers. The $75,000 Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies has lured a field of nine Pennsylvania-breds, topped by recent allowance romper Brennan and Maryland Million Lassie third Rockin Jojo.

Notable contenders in the $100,000 Swatara, a 1 1/16-mile test, include Stormin Monarcho, coming off a convincing score in the Richard W. Small at Laurel on November 15; his stablemate from the David Jacobson barn, Wealth to Me, who trounced a starter allowance at Belmont last out; Ground Transport, who was just denied in the Michael G. Schaefer Memorial; the Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Irsaal; and Integrity, third in a tight finish with Golden Ticket and Pants on Fire in the Left Bank two starts back for Chad Brown.

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Hollendorfer fields solid team for Zia Park stakes

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has assembled a solid team for Wednesday's lucrative stakes program at Zia Park. The Hobbs, New Mexico, track offers five Thoroughbred stakes on Thanksgiving Eve, including the $200,000 Zia Park Derby and the $300,000 Zia Park Oaks.

Hollendorfer's Tonito M. has been installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the 1 1/16-mile Zia Park Derby. Last seen rolling by 2 3/4 lengths in the September 28 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park, he notched a field-best 100 BRIS Speed rating that day. The former Puerto Rican star previously finished a distant third to Shared Belief in the Los Alamitos Derby and to the older Soi Phet in the Los Alamitos Mile. Regular rider Rafael Bejarano has the mount.

Hall of Famer Bob Baffert is represented by Can the Man, a prominent two-year-old on the Southern California scene in 2013. Sidelined until this summer, the Into Mischief colt made a winning return in the June 7 Affirmed, only to regress badly and retreat to fifth in the July 5 Los Alamitos Derby. Can the Man has been freshened since then, and looms dangerous off the break with Martin Garcia.

Alert Bay ships in off a pair of victories at Hastings, where he beat fellow sophomores in the British Columbia Derby and older foes in the BC Premier's Handicap in his latest. Bay of Biscay, second to Tonito M. in the Oklahoma Derby, warmed up with a turf allowance score at his Turf Paradise base. Heading the local contingent is the undefeated Proceed, winner of three stakes for Joel Marr.

Hollendorfer is double-handed in the Zia Park Oaks, also at 1 1/16 miles, with Taste Like Candy and Thegirlinthatsong. Taste Like Candy, second in both the Hollywood Starlet and Santa Ynez last winter, has taken some time to find herself this season. But her last two allowance efforts at Santa Anita were encouraging -- a win on October 9 and a best-of-the-rest performance behind Yahilwa on October 29 -- and the daughter of Candy Ride has earned her way into another stakes try. She was flattered when Yahilwa when came back to win Saturday's Treasure Chest at Delta Downs.

Stablemate Thegirlinthatsong must find a way to reverse form with Oaks morning-line favorite Shanon Nicole, who drubbed her by 5 1/4 lengths in the September 28 Remington Park Oaks. Trained by Mike Maker, Shanon Nicole had landed the Indiana Grand in her prior start, and has been pegged at 2-1 to complete the hat trick here.

The well-bred Cassatt is an excellent rebound candidate for Larry Jones. Always highly regarded, the Tapit filly extended her winning streak to three in the August 9 Monmouth Oaks. Subpar when fifth in the Cotillion and ninth in the Raven Run, Cassatt has been firing bullets of late at Fair Grounds.

Jojo Warrior would warrant great respect as the winner of the Summertime Oaks and Torrey Pines, and third-placer to presumptive champion Untapable in the Cotillion. But co-owner Ahmed Zayat tweeted that she would not run in this spot.

Hollendorfer has entered the five-year-old veteran Blueskiesnrainbows in the $150,000 Zia Park Distance Championship Handicap. Winless since wiring the San Pasqual in January, the son of English Channel will be making his second start off a seven-month layoff. The 3-1 early favorite will meet such rivals as Code West, Broadway Empire and Isn't He Clever.

The morning-line choice in the $75,000 Zia Park Distaff, Doinghardtimeagain, likewise hails from the Hollendorfer barn. The 5-2 shot has been off form since taking the July 12 Great Lady M at Los Alamitos, however, and must deal with once-beaten Remington invader Fast N Fine Lookin.

Kicking off the Thoroughbred stakes action is the $140,000 New Mexico Eddy County for state-bred juveniles. The first three across the wire in the New Mexico Classic Cup Juvenile for colts and geldings -- Liberty Lover, Caliente Carson (subsequently disqualified) and Lux -- all stretch out to a mile.

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Hollendorfer fields solid team for Zia Park stakes

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has assembled a solid team for Wednesday's lucrative stakes program at Zia Park. The Hobbs, New Mexico, track offers five Thoroughbred stakes on Thanksgiving Eve, including the $200,000 Zia Park Derby and the $300,000 Zia Park Oaks.

Hollendorfer's Tonito M. has been installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the 1 1/16-mile Zia Park Derby. Last seen rolling by 2 3/4 lengths in the September 28 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park, he notched a field-best 100 BRIS Speed rating that day. The former Puerto Rican star previously finished a distant third to Shared Belief in the Los Alamitos Derby and to the older Soi Phet in the Los Alamitos Mile. Regular rider Rafael Bejarano has the mount.

Hall of Famer Bob Baffert is represented by Can the Man, a prominent two-year-old on the Southern California scene in 2013. Sidelined until this summer, the Into Mischief colt made a winning return in the June 7 Affirmed, only to regress badly and retreat to fifth in the July 5 Los Alamitos Derby. Can the Man has been freshened since then, and looms dangerous off the break with Martin Garcia.

Alert Bay ships in off a pair of victories at Hastings, where he beat fellow sophomores in the British Columbia Derby and older foes in the BC Premier's Handicap in his latest. Bay of Biscay, second to Tonito M. in the Oklahoma Derby, warmed up with a turf allowance score at his Turf Paradise base. Heading the local contingent is the undefeated Proceed, winner of three stakes for Joel Marr.

Hollendorfer is double-handed in the Zia Park Oaks, also at 1 1/16 miles, with Taste Like Candy and Thegirlinthatsong. Taste Like Candy, second in both the Hollywood Starlet and Santa Ynez last winter, has taken some time to find herself this season. But her last two allowance efforts at Santa Anita were encouraging -- a win on October 9 and a best-of-the-rest performance behind Yahilwa on October 29 -- and the daughter of Candy Ride has earned her way into another stakes try. She was flattered when Yahilwa when came back to win Saturday's Treasure Chest at Delta Downs.

Stablemate Thegirlinthatsong must find a way to reverse form with Oaks morning-line favorite Shanon Nicole, who drubbed her by 5 1/4 lengths in the September 28 Remington Park Oaks. Trained by Mike Maker, Shanon Nicole had landed the Indiana Grand in her prior start, and has been pegged at 2-1 to complete the hat trick here.

The well-bred Cassatt is an excellent rebound candidate for Larry Jones. Always highly regarded, the Tapit filly extended her winning streak to three in the August 9 Monmouth Oaks. Subpar when fifth in the Cotillion and ninth in the Raven Run, Cassatt has been firing bullets of late at Fair Grounds.

Jojo Warrior would warrant great respect as the winner of the Summertime Oaks and Torrey Pines, and third-placer to presumptive champion Untapable in the Cotillion. But co-owner Ahmed Zayat tweeted that she would not run in this spot.

Hollendorfer has entered the five-year-old veteran Blueskiesnrainbows in the $150,000 Zia Park Distance Championship Handicap. Winless since wiring the San Pasqual in January, the son of English Channel will be making his second start off a seven-month layoff. The 3-1 early favorite will meet such rivals as Code West, Broadway Empire and Isn't He Clever.

The morning-line choice in the $75,000 Zia Park Distaff, Doinghardtimeagain, likewise hails from the Hollendorfer barn. The 5-2 shot has been off form since taking the July 12 Great Lady M at Los Alamitos, however, and must deal with once-beaten Remington invader Fast N Fine Lookin.

Kicking off the Thoroughbred stakes action is the $140,000 New Mexico Eddy County for state-bred juveniles. The first three across the wire in the New Mexico Classic Cup Juvenile for colts and geldings -- Liberty Lover, Caliente Carson (subsequently disqualified) and Lux -- all stretch out to a mile.

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Shark nips Fiero in stakes-record time in Mile Championship

Danox Co. Ltd.'s Danon Shark came up the fence to deny Fiero on the head-bob in Sunday's Grade 1 Mile Championship at Kyoto. Aside from earning his first top-level win, the Ryuji Okubo veteran also clocked a new stakes-record time of 1:31.5 for the metric mile on firm turf.

Danon Shark and Fiero were both sired by Japanese all-time great Deep Impact, who was responsible for four of the top five finishers. Grandezza, by Agnes Tachyon, prevented a clean sweep for the Deep Impact tribe by checking in third, followed by defending champion Tosen Ra and Extra End.

Under Yasunari Iwata, Danon Shark was settled a little past midpack early. Leading the way was three-year-old filly Horai Akiko, attended by fellow sophomore and race favorite Mikki Isle, with Grandezza stalking in third. Mikki Isle launched his bid for glory swinging for home, but soon came up empty and was swamped by the rallying Fiero.

Just when Fiero appeared to have made the winning move, Danon Shark dove to the inside and emerged as a danger. Fiero kept on one-paced as Danon Shark drew alongside, and the two flashed past the wire in unison. The camera proved that Danon Shark, a 17-1 outsider, had his nose down at the right instant.

"I was instructed (by Okubo) to keep him covered in midfield early, and he settled nicely," Iwata recapped. "There was just room enough for us to squeeze through in the inside at midstretch and he responded with a really good turn of speed. I am glad that I was able to contribute to his long-waited and well-deserved Grade 1 win."

Grandezza did well to hold third, another 1 1/2 lengths astern, to finish best of those near the fast early pace. Mikki Isle faded to 13th, and Horai Akiko was distanced when trailing the 17-horse field.

The six-year-old Danon Shark has been a mainstay in Japan's graded ranks for three consecutive seasons. He had competed in the past two Mile Championships, finishing a respectable sixth in 2012 and third in last year's running. Danon Shark has also acquitted himself well in the premier mile contest of the summer, the Yasuda Kinen. Third in 2013, he was fourth in the June 8 renewal.

His prior stakes victories had come in the 2013 Kyoto Kimpai and the Fuji Stakes, both Grade 3 events, and his resume sports a total of nine stakes placings. With this new career high, he has bankrolled ¥433,674,000 from his 29-7-8-5 record.

Bred by Shimokobe Farm in Japan, Danon Shark was produced by the winning Caerleon mare Carla Power, who has also foaled stakes scorer Lei Carla. This is the further family of the world-class Montjeu.

The Mile Championship is the second event of the Japan Autumn International series. Next up is the Japan Cup at Tokyo on November 30, and concluding the quartet is the December 7 Champions Cup (the successor to the Japan Cup Dirt) at Chukyo.

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Shark nips Fiero in stakes-record time in Mile Championship

Danox Co. Ltd.'s Danon Shark came up the fence to deny Fiero on the head-bob in Sunday's Grade 1 Mile Championship at Kyoto. Aside from earning his first top-level win, the Ryuji Okubo veteran also clocked a new stakes-record time of 1:31.5 for the metric mile on firm turf.

Danon Shark and Fiero were both sired by Japanese all-time great Deep Impact, who was responsible for four of the top five finishers. Grandezza, by Agnes Tachyon, prevented a clean sweep for the Deep Impact tribe by checking in third, followed by defending champion Tosen Ra and Extra End.

Under Yasunari Iwata, Danon Shark was settled a little past midpack early. Leading the way was three-year-old filly Horai Akiko, attended by fellow sophomore and race favorite Mikki Isle, with Grandezza stalking in third. Mikki Isle launched his bid for glory swinging for home, but soon came up empty and was swamped by the rallying Fiero.

Just when Fiero appeared to have made the winning move, Danon Shark dove to the inside and emerged as a danger. Fiero kept on one-paced as Danon Shark drew alongside, and the two flashed past the wire in unison. The camera proved that Danon Shark, a 17-1 outsider, had his nose down at the right instant.

"I was instructed (by Okubo) to keep him covered in midfield early, and he settled nicely," Iwata recapped. "There was just room enough for us to squeeze through in the inside at midstretch and he responded with a really good turn of speed. I am glad that I was able to contribute to his long-waited and well-deserved Grade 1 win."

Grandezza did well to hold third, another 1 1/2 lengths astern, to finish best of those near the fast early pace. Mikki Isle faded to 13th, and Horai Akiko was distanced when trailing the 17-horse field.

The six-year-old Danon Shark has been a mainstay in Japan's graded ranks for three consecutive seasons. He had competed in the past two Mile Championships, finishing a respectable sixth in 2012 and third in last year's running. Danon Shark has also acquitted himself well in the premier mile contest of the summer, the Yasuda Kinen. Third in 2013, he was fourth in the June 8 renewal.

His prior stakes victories had come in the 2013 Kyoto Kimpai and the Fuji Stakes, both Grade 3 events, and his resume sports a total of nine stakes placings. With this new career high, he has bankrolled ¥433,674,000 from his 29-7-8-5 record.

Bred by Shimokobe Farm in Japan, Danon Shark was produced by the winning Caerleon mare Carla Power, who has also foaled stakes scorer Lei Carla. This is the further family of the world-class Montjeu.

The Mile Championship is the second event of the Japan Autumn International series. Next up is the Japan Cup at Tokyo on November 30, and concluding the quartet is the December 7 Champions Cup (the successor to the Japan Cup Dirt) at Chukyo.

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Blazing Speed, Able Friend, Peniaphobia take HK preps

Blazing Speed (far right) edged Military Attack (green), Endowing (red) and California Memory (far left) in the prep for the Hong Kong Cup (Hong Kong Jockey Club Photo)
Hong Kong's 2,000-meter hotshots all took their places in the Group 2 Jockey Club Cup at Sha Tin Sunday, and it was Blazing Speed who hit the target to earn bragging rights for the December 14 Hong Kong Cup.

Tony Cruz's charge poked his head in front a stride or two short of the wire to mug Military Attack in a thriller, and so earn another big-race success under the ever tenacious Neil Callan. The Irishman was on board to win the final leg of the Hong Kong Triple Crown last season, the Champions & Chater Cup, the British import having previously landed the first leg, the Stewards' Cup, under Mirco Demuro. 

"Since the first time I got on him he just seems to relax for me. I don't know if that's the good training of Tony or my hands! He just seems to click for me and relax," said Callan after the Dylan Thomas gelding had scored by a head in a fast time of 2:01.71.

"He's now won a Group 1 over a mile, 2,400 meters and now a Group 2 at 2,000 meters, so he's versatile. The most important thing is he's got to get a spot, relax and find his rhythm and then at the end he'll give you a kick. That's whether it's a mile, 2000 meters or 2,400 meters, it doesn't really matter."

Zac Purton had kicked Military Attack to the lead with the best part of the Sha Tin straight ahead of him and Hong Kong's Horse of the Year in 2012/2013 battled on gamely as a clutch of rivals snapped at his heels. Last year's winner Endowing closed with purpose; California Memory, twice victorious in the Hong Kong Cup, attacked down the rail; current Horse of the Year Designs on Rome, hard at it as usual a full 600 meters out, pounded down center track; but it was Blazing Speed who made the pressure tell.

"I was probably a length further back than where Tony had wanted me to be but the horse was relaxed and that was the most important thing -- I took it and kept his rhythm going," said Callan. "At the corner I felt him just change legs and he instantly gave me a kick. From that point I thought he was either going to win or be second. He's got a good kick, and the further he goes, he's got a better kick."

The John Size-trained Endowing was a short-head behind the Caspar Fownes-trained Military Attack in third. California Memory was another neck in fourth with the John Moore-trained Designs on Rome the same distance back in fifth.

Cruz now has two leading hopes for the Hong Kong Cup at the Hong Kong International Races after California Memory ran on well to claim fourth, while Willie Cazals, seventh here, closed off from the tail to give the trainer hope that he will be a chance for the same day's Hong Kong Vase. 

"Blazing Speed will definitely go to the Hong Kong Cup," said the trainer. "We've really found the key to him, he's a brilliant 2,000-meter horse and I think he's getting better as he gets older, just like wine.

"I was happy with California Memory's run. He was fourth, he was coming on strong and I believe he'll be spot on for the Hong Kong Cup. Willie Cazals will go for the Hong Kong Vase, he's a horse that really likes cut in the ground but the 2,400 meters will be perfect for him."

Peniaphobia overcame post 14 to become only the second sophomore ever to win the Jockey Club Sprint (Hong Kong Jockey Club Photo)
Cruz also captured the Group 2 Jockey Club Sprint Sunday with Peniaphobia, who struck a rare blow for the three-year-old generation with a win that puts him firmly in the front rank of contenders for December's Hong Kong Sprint.

Both contests are staged over 1,200 meters at Sha Tin and Sunday's speed test has long been the premier trial for the Group 1 sprint at Hong Kong's end-of-year showcase. King of Danes, the only other three-year-old to have prevailed in the contest, was also trained by Cruz when winning the 2000 incarnation -- then a handicap -- under 113 pounds.

"He was the youngest horse in the field today and he's done that very well," said Cruz after Peniaphobia had swept home in a sharp 1:08.08, a half-length ahead of Smart Volatility, with Flagship Shine another length away in third.

"He's an improving horse and I think he's a serious contender for the Hong Kong Sprint in three weeks' time. He'll be stronger and fitter and he'll be much more professional. He's a serious horse and he's improving all the time."

No three-year-old has ever claimed the big one in December but jockey Douglas Whyte is also of the opinion that Peniaphobia, winner of the Weatherbys Super Sprint in England as a juvenile, is now a serious candidate for international honors next month.

"I would be very confident going forward. I think Tony can tweak a few things and I think if a similar or a slightly better Peniaphobia can turn up on international day, he'll be a force to be reckoned with!" said the South African.

Whyte did not have everything go to plan from post 14 -- widest of all in the 14-runner field. Peniaphobia was caught three and four wide at stages during the race before quickening emphatically to lead halfway down the home stretch. That injection of pace proved decisive.

"It looked awkward on paper and it was even more awkward when the gates opened because the Singapore horse (Spalato) dug up underneath me and had more initial gate speed. It just seemed that the whole field dug up and I was posted (wide). Fortunately enough I got into a three wide position with cover and from that point on in he started to travel. I started to get real confident turning for home and when I pressed the button he was there in a matter of strides. I actually thought I'd gone too soon, but he was dour in the end and he stuck on pretty tenaciously.

"I think the key to him is finding a rhythm that he's comfortable with," continued Whyte. "I think when he was younger and more immature he used to jump out in the straight five furlongs and probably wanted to overdo things a little."

Lucky Nine, Hong Kong's champion sprinter, had no luck in the run. Trapped in a pocket down the homestretch, the race was over when jockey Brett Prebble saw daylight and the seven-year-old cruised home in fifth, 2 1/2 lengths behind the winner.

Amber Sky had led the runners into the home stretch but weakened to finish eighth, while Singapore's previously unbeaten star Spalato faded out in the run to finish 13th. Sterling City was a disappointing 12th.    

Able Friend was the most dominant prep winner, propelling himself into favoritism for the Hong Kong Mile (Hong Kong Jockey Club Photo)
In the Group 2 Jockey Club Mile, Able Friend flicked aside a field of top-class rivals to serve notice ahead of the December 14 Hong Kong Mile. Like a lion swatting flies, the strapping chestnut was almost casual in victory as he purred down the home stretch at a rate of knots that not one but two Hong Kong champions were unable to match.

After sitting handy in midfield under Joao Moreira, Able Friend cruised upsides the leader at the top of the stretch. A slight shake of the reins 250 meters from the wire was enough to end the race as a contest; the Shamardal five-year-old quickened to the front and rolled away from his nine opponents for a 2 1/4-length success.  

"Riding such a good horse like him makes my life so much easier," said Moreira, who had no need to use his whip and was able to ease his mount a few strides from the line.

"He's done it extremely easily. He was going so good I didn't have to pull out the whip or squeeze him up because I wanted him to be feeling good with himself. He was going to get there so there was no point knocking him around and he's crossed the line full of himself.

"There doesn't have to be much improvement based on his run today," Moreira added of his prospects for the Hong Kong Mile. "He's such a good horse. He's probably one of the best horses I've ridden in my life so let's look forward and see what he can do in the Hong Kong Mile."

Trainer Moore has long asserted that the Australian-bred Able Friend has all the hallmarks of a champion and is now looking forward to the Hong Kong Mile with eagerness.

"We all know that I said I thought he was slightly underdone for today but after that facile win, I don't think I've got to do much more before the international meeting," said the handler. "He ran a very strong 1:33 on the bit, so from that point of view I'll just keep him at this level for the big day. Going in, we're full of hope now."

Able Friend's exact winning time was 1:33.46 with a final 400-meter split of :21.41. Hong Kong's champion miler, the Richard Gibson-trained Gold-Fun, chased in vain to claim second place. Former two-time Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon, having his second start after an 18-month injury layoff, ran on to finish 2 3/4 lengths behind the winner in third.

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Blazing Speed, Able Friend, Peniaphobia take HK preps

Blazing Speed (far right) edged Military Attack (green), Endowing (red) and California Memory (far left) in the prep for the Hong Kong Cup (Hong Kong Jockey Club Photo)
Hong Kong's 2,000-meter hotshots all took their places in the Group 2 Jockey Club Cup at Sha Tin Sunday, and it was Blazing Speed who hit the target to earn bragging rights for the December 14 Hong Kong Cup.

Tony Cruz's charge poked his head in front a stride or two short of the wire to mug Military Attack in a thriller, and so earn another big-race success under the ever tenacious Neil Callan. The Irishman was on board to win the final leg of the Hong Kong Triple Crown last season, the Champions & Chater Cup, the British import having previously landed the first leg, the Stewards' Cup, under Mirco Demuro. 

"Since the first time I got on him he just seems to relax for me. I don't know if that's the good training of Tony or my hands! He just seems to click for me and relax," said Callan after the Dylan Thomas gelding had scored by a head in a fast time of 2:01.71.

"He's now won a Group 1 over a mile, 2,400 meters and now a Group 2 at 2,000 meters, so he's versatile. The most important thing is he's got to get a spot, relax and find his rhythm and then at the end he'll give you a kick. That's whether it's a mile, 2000 meters or 2,400 meters, it doesn't really matter."

Zac Purton had kicked Military Attack to the lead with the best part of the Sha Tin straight ahead of him and Hong Kong's Horse of the Year in 2012/2013 battled on gamely as a clutch of rivals snapped at his heels. Last year's winner Endowing closed with purpose; California Memory, twice victorious in the Hong Kong Cup, attacked down the rail; current Horse of the Year Designs on Rome, hard at it as usual a full 600 meters out, pounded down center track; but it was Blazing Speed who made the pressure tell.

"I was probably a length further back than where Tony had wanted me to be but the horse was relaxed and that was the most important thing -- I took it and kept his rhythm going," said Callan. "At the corner I felt him just change legs and he instantly gave me a kick. From that point I thought he was either going to win or be second. He's got a good kick, and the further he goes, he's got a better kick."

The John Size-trained Endowing was a short-head behind the Caspar Fownes-trained Military Attack in third. California Memory was another neck in fourth with the John Moore-trained Designs on Rome the same distance back in fifth.

Cruz now has two leading hopes for the Hong Kong Cup at the Hong Kong International Races after California Memory ran on well to claim fourth, while Willie Cazals, seventh here, closed off from the tail to give the trainer hope that he will be a chance for the same day's Hong Kong Vase. 

"Blazing Speed will definitely go to the Hong Kong Cup," said the trainer. "We've really found the key to him, he's a brilliant 2,000-meter horse and I think he's getting better as he gets older, just like wine.

"I was happy with California Memory's run. He was fourth, he was coming on strong and I believe he'll be spot on for the Hong Kong Cup. Willie Cazals will go for the Hong Kong Vase, he's a horse that really likes cut in the ground but the 2,400 meters will be perfect for him."

Peniaphobia overcame post 14 to become only the second sophomore ever to win the Jockey Club Sprint (Hong Kong Jockey Club Photo)
Cruz also captured the Group 2 Jockey Club Sprint Sunday with Peniaphobia, who struck a rare blow for the three-year-old generation with a win that puts him firmly in the front rank of contenders for December's Hong Kong Sprint.

Both contests are staged over 1,200 meters at Sha Tin and Sunday's speed test has long been the premier trial for the Group 1 sprint at Hong Kong's end-of-year showcase. King of Danes, the only other three-year-old to have prevailed in the contest, was also trained by Cruz when winning the 2000 incarnation -- then a handicap -- under 113 pounds.

"He was the youngest horse in the field today and he's done that very well," said Cruz after Peniaphobia had swept home in a sharp 1:08.08, a half-length ahead of Smart Volatility, with Flagship Shine another length away in third.

"He's an improving horse and I think he's a serious contender for the Hong Kong Sprint in three weeks' time. He'll be stronger and fitter and he'll be much more professional. He's a serious horse and he's improving all the time."

No three-year-old has ever claimed the big one in December but jockey Douglas Whyte is also of the opinion that Peniaphobia, winner of the Weatherbys Super Sprint in England as a juvenile, is now a serious candidate for international honors next month.

"I would be very confident going forward. I think Tony can tweak a few things and I think if a similar or a slightly better Peniaphobia can turn up on international day, he'll be a force to be reckoned with!" said the South African.

Whyte did not have everything go to plan from post 14 -- widest of all in the 14-runner field. Peniaphobia was caught three and four wide at stages during the race before quickening emphatically to lead halfway down the home stretch. That injection of pace proved decisive.

"It looked awkward on paper and it was even more awkward when the gates opened because the Singapore horse (Spalato) dug up underneath me and had more initial gate speed. It just seemed that the whole field dug up and I was posted (wide). Fortunately enough I got into a three wide position with cover and from that point on in he started to travel. I started to get real confident turning for home and when I pressed the button he was there in a matter of strides. I actually thought I'd gone too soon, but he was dour in the end and he stuck on pretty tenaciously.

"I think the key to him is finding a rhythm that he's comfortable with," continued Whyte. "I think when he was younger and more immature he used to jump out in the straight five furlongs and probably wanted to overdo things a little."

Lucky Nine, Hong Kong's champion sprinter, had no luck in the run. Trapped in a pocket down the homestretch, the race was over when jockey Brett Prebble saw daylight and the seven-year-old cruised home in fifth, 2 1/2 lengths behind the winner.

Amber Sky had led the runners into the home stretch but weakened to finish eighth, while Singapore's previously unbeaten star Spalato faded out in the run to finish 13th. Sterling City was a disappointing 12th.    

Able Friend was the most dominant prep winner, propelling himself into favoritism for the Hong Kong Mile (Hong Kong Jockey Club Photo)
In the Group 2 Jockey Club Mile, Able Friend flicked aside a field of top-class rivals to serve notice ahead of the December 14 Hong Kong Mile. Like a lion swatting flies, the strapping chestnut was almost casual in victory as he purred down the home stretch at a rate of knots that not one but two Hong Kong champions were unable to match.

After sitting handy in midfield under Joao Moreira, Able Friend cruised upsides the leader at the top of the stretch. A slight shake of the reins 250 meters from the wire was enough to end the race as a contest; the Shamardal five-year-old quickened to the front and rolled away from his nine opponents for a 2 1/4-length success.  

"Riding such a good horse like him makes my life so much easier," said Moreira, who had no need to use his whip and was able to ease his mount a few strides from the line.

"He's done it extremely easily. He was going so good I didn't have to pull out the whip or squeeze him up because I wanted him to be feeling good with himself. He was going to get there so there was no point knocking him around and he's crossed the line full of himself.

"There doesn't have to be much improvement based on his run today," Moreira added of his prospects for the Hong Kong Mile. "He's such a good horse. He's probably one of the best horses I've ridden in my life so let's look forward and see what he can do in the Hong Kong Mile."

Trainer Moore has long asserted that the Australian-bred Able Friend has all the hallmarks of a champion and is now looking forward to the Hong Kong Mile with eagerness.

"We all know that I said I thought he was slightly underdone for today but after that facile win, I don't think I've got to do much more before the international meeting," said the handler. "He ran a very strong 1:33 on the bit, so from that point of view I'll just keep him at this level for the big day. Going in, we're full of hope now."

Able Friend's exact winning time was 1:33.46 with a final 400-meter split of :21.41. Hong Kong's champion miler, the Richard Gibson-trained Gold-Fun, chased in vain to claim second place. Former two-time Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon, having his second start after an 18-month injury layoff, ran on to finish 2 3/4 lengths behind the winner in third.

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In brief

A reminder: Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager will open Friday at noon (EST) and continue through Sunday, November 30, at 6 p.m. The 23 individual wagering interests will be announced Tuesday...

Tachycardia Stables and Tom Mansor's Big Macher (Beau Genius) lost all chance when flubbing the start in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), but made no mistake as the 7-5 favorite in Sunday's $100,000 Cary Grant S. at Del Mar. Vying with 16-1 longshot Rousing Sermon (Lucky Pulpit) throughout, the Richard Baltas charge was all heart on the rail as he dug in and edged a neck clear. Red Outlaw (Tribal Rule) briefly loomed on the outside of the duelists at the top of the stretch, only to retreat to fourth. Big Macher, who was spotting Rousing Sermon five pounds, negotiated seven furlongs on the Polytrack in 1:21 4/5. In the process, he gave jockey Rafael Bejarano his third of a total of four winners on the card. The reformed claimer has now won two Del Mar stakes named after entertainment legends, following his signature score in the July 27 Bing Crosby (G1). His resume now reads 14-6-2-2, $553,678, including victories in this season's Potrero Grande (G2) and Cal Cup Sprint and a close second in the San Carlos (G2)...

Soi Phet (Tizbud), who was scratched from the Cary Grant, will ship to Japan for the December 29 Tokyo Daishoten (Jpn-G1). Trainer Leonard Powell gave the scoop to @Quigleys_Corner. Powell tweeted that Soi Phet would have a prep race prior to his international venture. Worth approximately $1.2 million, the Tokyo Daishoten is held over 2,000 meters on the dirt at Ohi, one of the tracks under the local government system (as opposed to the Japan Racing Association courses). Soi Phet could clash with runners exiting the December 7 Champions Cup (Jpn-G1), the rebranded Japan Cup Dirt, at Chukyo...

Calgary Cat has gone from claimer to Sovereign Award contender (WEG/Michael Burns Photography)
Stephen Chesney and Cory S. Hoffman's Calgary Cat (Cowtown Cat) furthered his case for a Sovereign Award as Canadian champion sprinter with a two-length decision in Sunday's $184,471 Kennedy Road (Can-G2) at Woodbine. Victorious in the September 13 Bold Venture (Can-G3), the Kevin Attard trainee was third in the grassy Nearctic (Can-G2) on October 19. "I was shocked he lost on the turf last time, but he got the job done today," jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva said. Unhurried through the opening half-mile, the 3-2 favorite mowed them down in the stretch and zipped six Polytrack furlongs in 1:08.46, just off the track mark of 1:08.16 established by Essence Hit Man in 2011. Sharp Sensation (Sharp Humor) overtook defending champion Bear No Joke (It's No Joke) by a half-length for second. Bear No Joke was demoted from third to fourth for interfering with Black Hornet (Pioneering), who was elevated to the show spot. Calgary Cat, claimed at this time last year for $25,000, now owns a mark of 15-7-3-1, $477,016. "He trained exceptionally well from the springtime, but I honestly didn't believe he was going to be a Grade 2 winner at that point," Attard said. "We thought he had a good season ahead and we did it the right way. He went through his conditions, got his confidence and he's really developed into a great horse. There was a lot on the line today and I was happy to see Sharp Sensation (entered) as he's been getting a lot of press about being champion sprinter, but I think today it was decided that Calgary Cat is the top sprinter."...

Juddmonte Farms' Skywarn (Congrats), a juvenile half-sister to Eclipse Award candidate Close Hatches (First Defence), broke her maiden in the 7TH race at Churchill Downs Sunday. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, the 2-1 favorite attended the pace, opened up in midstretch, and held on by three-quarters of a length from Shook Up (Tapit). Skywarn had to survive an objection lodged by Shook Up's rider Julien Leparoux, but the stewards upheld the original order of finish. The winner splashed seven furlongs on the sloppy, sealed track in 1:26. Runner-up to Martz (Scat Daddy) in her October 31 unveiling beneath the Twin Spires, Skywarn has earned $32,800 from her 2-1-1-0 line. The dark bay is out of the winning Storm Cat mare Rising Tornado, whose first registered foal is five-time Grade 1 star and $2.7 million-earner Close Hatches, a leading contender for champion older female honors...

Hall of Famer Gary Stevens notched his first victory since undergoing knee replacement surgery when he got Grand Yodeler (Swiss Yodeler) home for trainer Mike Puype in Saturday's 1ST race at Del Mar. "Feels pretty good," Stevens said after the race. "I wasn't supposed to be riding yet, but I really wanted to get back." Stevens, 51, had the surgery on July 25. He made his riding comeback on October 31 in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), finishing fifth on Sivoliere (Sea the Stars). He was 0-for-8 in mounts at Santa Anita and Del Mar before Saturday's breakthrough. Also Saturday, newly minted Hall of Famer Alex Solis got career victory number 4,997 aboard Sayes So (Congrats) for trainer Richard Mandella in the nightcap...

Mahoning Valley Racecourse in Austintown, Ohio, kicks off its inaugural racing season on Monday with an eight-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m. (EST). The 2014 season is comprised of 21 racing days thru Saturday, December 30, and will feature a four day a week schedule, Monday through Wednesday and Saturday with a 12:45 p.m. post time. Starting in 2015, Mahoning Valley Racecourse will offer 100 racing dates during two meets, January through April and October through December, as well as a complete a circuit with Thistledown, which is located in nearby North Randall, Ohio.

Results

NORTH AMERICAN GRADED STAKES RESULTS

DELTA DOWNS JACKPOT S. (G3), DED, $1,000,000, 2YO, 1 1/16M, 11-22.
10—OCHO OCHO OCHO, c, 2, Street Sense--Winner, by Horse Chestnut (SAF). ($50,000 '13 KEESEP; $200,000 2014 OBSAPR). O-DP Racing, LLC, B-Siena Farms LLC (KY), T-James M. Cassidy, J-Mike E. Smith, $600,000.
3—Mr. Z, c, 2, Malibu Moon--Stormy Bear, by Storm Cat. ($135,000 '13 FTKOCT). O-Zayat Stables, LLC, B-Richard D Maynard (KY), $180,000.
9—Far Right, c, 2, Notional--Zindi, by Vindication. ($2,500 '13 KEEJAN). O-Harry T Rosenblum, B-Nossabllc & Patrick J Crowley (KY), $100,000.
Also Ran: Saratoga Heater, Dekabrist, Wake Up Nick, Red Button, Prime Engine, Golden Actor, Conquest Tsunami.
Winning Time: 1:45 2/5 (ft)
Margins: NO, 4, 2HF.
Odds: 2.60, 3.10, 23.20.

Ocho Ocho Ocho outfinishes Mr. Z, survives inquiry in Delta Downs Jackpot

Ocho Ocho Ocho improved to three for three with the game win (Coady Photgraphy)

Ocho Ocho Ocho enhanced his Kentucky Derby credentials with a game win in Saturday's Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, scoring by a nose after a stretch-long duel with Mr. Z. Unbeaten in three starts, the James Cassidy-trained colt had to withstand an objection and steward's inquiry to earn his first graded victory and 10 points toward a possible spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate.

The two-year-old son of Street Sense completed 1 1/16 miles in 1:45 2/5 with Mike Smith.

Owned by Deron Pearson's DP Racing LLC, Ocho Ocho Ocho stalked the pace in fourth as the field made its way past the Delta Downs grandstand the first time, with Prime Engine and Conquest Tsunami contesting an opening quarter-mile in :22 1/5 and a half-mile in :45 3/5. Mr. Z was also up close tracking the early leaders in third.

Ocho Ocho Ocho advanced along the rail to challenge for the lead entering the far turn, sticking a head in front after three-quarters in 1:12 2/5, but Mr. Z responded to the challenge and stuck his head back in front between calls as the horses neared the top of the stretch.

After cutting the corner, Ocho Ocho Ocho regained a short lead with about a furlong remaining and determinedly outfought Mr. Z. to the wire.

Far Right, who trailed early in the 10-horse field, accelerated rapidly into contention rounding the final bend but was checked in tight quarters along the rail before straightening for home. He regained his momentum in the stretch but had to settle for third, four lengths behind of the top pair. Jockey Corey Lanerie claimed foul against Ocho Ocho Ocho, and the stewards immediately flashed the inquiry sign after the finish, but no change was made.

Off as the slight 5-2 favorite, Ocho Ocho Ocho paid $7.20 for the narrow win. Mr. Z, who recorded his fourth runner-up finish versus graded rivals this year, was the 3-1 second choice.

Ocho Ocho Ocho was making his two-turn debut and first start outside of California in the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" event. He won at first asking on October 11, taking a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event at Santa Anita by a length, and rolled to a 5 3/4-length decision in the off-the-turf Juvenile Turf Sprint on the November 1 Breeders' Cup Saturday undercard.

Bred in Kentucky by Sienna Farms, he was purchased for $200,000 earlier this year at the OBS April two-year-old sale. The dark bay colt is out of the Horse Chestnut mare Winner and counts as a half-sister Grade 2-placed Private Ensign. His third maternal dam is unbeaten champion and Broodmare of the Year Personal Ensign.

Ocho Ocho Ocho has now earned $693,600.

DELTA DOWNS PRINCESS S. (G3), DED, $400,000, 2YO, F, 1M, 11-22.
6—TAKE CHARGE BRANDI, f, 2, Giant's Causeway--Charming, by Seeking the Gold. ($435,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Willis D Horton, B-Charming Syndicate (KY), T-D. Wayne Lukas, J-Paco Lopez, $240,000.
5—Skipalute, f, 2, Midnight Lute--Skipstone, by Montbrook. ($130,000 '13 FTKJUL). O-GoldMark Farm, LLC and Whisper Hill Farm, B-Morgan's Ford Farm (VA), $72,000.
10—Majestic Presence, f, 2, Majestic Warrior--Shining Victory, by Victory Gallop. ($100,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Mark DeDomenico, LLC and North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, B-Judy B Hicks (KY), $40,000.
Also Ran: Danessa Deluxe, Temper Mint Patty, Vivian Da Bling, Lil Super Bear, Miss Mandate, Sharla Rae, Spooled.
Winning Time: 1:39 3/5 (ft)
Margins: 1HF, 1, 2HF.
Odds: 2.20, 7.80, 5.70.

Filly takes 'Charge' in Delta Downs Princess

Take Charge Brandi might have one more race left in her juvenile campaign after her Princess score (Delta Downs/Coady Photography)

Willis D. Horton's Take Charge Brandi chased a fast pace but would not be denied on Saturday while making her first start since taking the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on November 1.

Just three weeks after that contest, trainer D. Wayne Lukas saddled the Giant's Causeway filly to a 1 1/2-length victory in the Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess, helping to cement her case for an Eclipse Award as the 2014 champion two-year-old filly. She also earned another 10 points toward a starting berth in the Kentucky Oaks as the Princess is part of the Road to the Kentucky Oaks series of points races.

"We don't have a vote because we're a bit prejudiced," Lukas quipped when asked about the Eclipse Awards in the post-race interview. "It sure moved us in the right direction."

The Princess bumped Take Charge Brandi's lifetime earnings to $1,410,126, and her scorecard now stands at 7-3-1-0. Bred by Charming Syndicate, she's more than earned back her $435,000 purchase price as a Keeneland September yearling and could add to her bankroll in December.

Lukas mentioned after the race he is looking at possibly running her back in the Grade 1, $350,000 Starlet at Los Alamitos on December 13.

Jockey Paco Lopez settled Take Charge Brandi just outside of early pacesetter Vivian Da Bling through blistering splits of :22 1/5 and :46 2/5 on Saturday. The early leader couldn't maintain her momentum after those sizzling fractions and faded nearing the final turf, but Take Charge Brandi was still going strong.

Meanwhile, Skipalute rallied from just off the pace to engage Take Charge Brandi around the turn, but could not keep pace as the Kentucky-bred pulled away in the lane to finish a mile on the fast Delta Downs dirt in 1:39 3/5.

"Her class carried her," Lukas asserted, adding that his filly really hadn't taken to the Delta Downs track leading up to the race.

Take Charge Brandi was the 2-1 favorite and returned $6.40 for just her third career score on Saturday. After breaking her maiden at Churchill Downs on June 22, the chestnut juvenile made her stakes bow a runner-up effort in the Grade 3 Schuylerville at Saratoga. She was unable to reach the top four, losing by double digits each time, in her next three before upsetting the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at 61-1 in a wire job.

Take Charge Brandi is out of the Seeking the Gold mare Charming, who is a half-sister to champion Will Take Charge and Grade 1 hero Take Charge Indy. Her second dam is multiple Grade 1-winning multi-millionaire Take Charge Lady.

CARDINAL H. (G3), CD, $119,700, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/8MT, 11-22.
12—STRIKE CHARMER, f, 4, Smart Strike--Cat Charmer, by Storm Cat. O-Courtlandt Farms, B-Courtlandt Farm (KY), T-David M. Carroll, J-Chris Landeros, $67,535.
6—Pappascat, f, 4, Scat Daddy--Redmeansgo, by Red Ransom. ($77,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Travis Morgeson V, LLC, B-C Kidder, J K Griggs & Linda Grig (KY), $21,785.
10—Antonia Autumn, m, 5, Bernstein--Chipeta Springs, by Alydar. O-Castleton Lyons, B-Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate (KY), $10,893.
Also Ran: I'm Already Sexy, Nellie Cashman, Keening, Bitty Kitty, Northern Passion, Rosee Is Cozee, Annabird, Royal Fury, Angegreen (ITY), Honey Lake, Street of Gold.
Winning Time: 1:49 4/5 (gd)
Margins: 2, 1 1/4, 1 3/4.
Odds: 12.30, 19.40, 55.80.

Strike Charmer takes wing in Cardinal

Strike Charmer could be a harbinger of better things to come for trainer David Carroll (Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography)
Courtlandt Farms' homebred Strike Charmer couldn't catch I'm Already Sexy in her stakes debut in the Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf, but it was a different story in Saturday's Grade 3, $119,700 Cardinal Handicap at Churchill Downs. Rallying in upper stretch, Strike Charmer stormed past the 8-5 favorite en route to a two-length victory. The 12-1 chance topped a longshot trifecta, rounded out by 19-1 Pappascat and 55-1 Antonia Autumn. I'm Already Sexy faded to fourth.

The David Carroll-trained Strike Charmer was reserved in fourth early by Chris Landeros. As expected, I'm Already Sexy took up her front-running role and opened up through splits of :23 4/5 and :47 3/5 on the good turf. The stalking Pappascat crept closer, but I'm Already Sexy appeared to have more in reserve as she pulled away again at the six-furlong mark in 1:13. By that point, Strike Charmer was making good headway along the hedge. Tipping out to take aim on the longtime leader turning into the lane, she disposed of the favorite remarkably quickly and put the race away.

"It's been a tough year," said Carroll, who had won only 11 races from 81 starts this year before the Cardinal. "Mr. (Don) Adam has been a good, patient owner. We really needed that.

"(After her runner-up effort at Kentucky Downs September 13), we put her away and got her ready for the Cardinal. That's what we did so I've got to give (Adam) a lot of credit because I would have run her at Keeneland. She was feeling so good over the last month. I got a terrific ride from Chris. I'm so happy for Chris because he does a lot of work for us here at the barn. Hopefully this is a sign that things will get a lot better."

After negotiating 1 1/8 miles in 1:49 4/5, Strike Charmer sparked a $26.60 win mutuel. Pappascat hung on gamely for second from the late-running Antonia Autumn, half-sister to three-time Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti. The exotics therefore ballooned to $421.80 (exacta), $14,876.80 (trifecta) and $109,403.40 (superfecta) with I'm Already Sexy fourth in the 14-distaffer field.

The Kentucky-bred Strike Charmer improved her record to 10-3-3-1, $206,835. All three of her wins have come over this course and nine-furlong distance -- her maiden score as a sophomore in the summer of 2013, an entry-level allowance May 25 and now her first stakes coup.

By Smart Strike, Strike Charmer is a half-sister to multiple Canadian stakes-placed Sweet Dreams. They are out of the stakes-winning, Grade 2-placed Storm Cat mare Cat Charmer, herself a half-sister to Impeachment, the third-place finisher in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in 2000. Strike Charmer's third dam is the influential Stick to Beauty.

TROPICAL TURF H. (G3), GPW, $100,000, 3YO/UP, 1 1/8MT, 11-22.
2—LUBASH, h, 7, Freud--Nasty Cure, by Cure the Blues. O-Aliyu Ben J Stables, B-Aliyuee Ben J Stable, Inc (NY), T-Christophe Clement, J-Brice Blanc, $59,520.
3—Reporting Star, g, 4, Circular Quay--Classic Beauty, by Sword Dance (IRE). O-Copper Water Thoroughbred Company, B-Gilbert G Campbell (FL), $19,200.
6—Grand Tito, c, 4, Candy Ride (ARG)--Golden Arches (FR), by Common Grounds (GB). ($225,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Grupo 7C Racing Stable, B-Hargus Sexton, Sandra Sexton & Ben PWalden Jr (KY), $9,600.
Also Ran: Lochte, Edge of Reality, Karibu Gardens, Dreams Cut Short, Rapscallion, Unbridled Command.
Winning Time: 1:50 3/5 (gd)
Margins: HF, 1HF, HF.
Odds: 1.70, 6.50, 15.50.

Lubash passes $1 million earnings mark in Tropical Turf

Lubash reeled in Reporting Star in deep stretch (Leslie Martin/Coglianese Photography)

Aliyu Ben J Stables' homebred Lubash closed fast to overhaul Reporting Star in Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 Tropical Turf H. at Gulfstream Park West, pushing his career earnings past the $1 million mark ($1,010,599) with the half-length victory. Brice Blanc was up on the Christophe Clement-trained turf specialist and the seven-year-old horse recorded his second graded win, and eighth overall stakes triumph, when completing 1 1/8 miles in 1:50 3/5 on the good ground.

A bay son of Freud, Lubash settled off the early pace in fourth as Reporting Star established opening splits of :24 1/5 and :50 1/5 on a clear lead. The pacesetter came under pressure on the far turn, reaching the six-furlong mark in 1:14 3/5, but kicked clear again after turning for home.

Nearly five lengths back leaving the far turn, Lubash responded to the urgings of Blanc in the stretch drive, rallying boldly late to prevail as the 8-5 favorite. He returned a $5.40 win mutuel.

"(Clement) told me to just be patient because he's got a great turn of foot, so just try to follow a good path," Blanc said. "Pretty much, that's how it came up. I got around the turn and I was riding between horses.

"I followed a couple of the horses in front of me and eased out, and when I straightened away he just kicked for me right away."

"He's a fun horse because he really, really wants to win," the trainer added. "He always runs a good race and makes me look good. I like that."

Reporting Star, the 6-1 fourth choice, easily held second, 1 1/2 lengths better than 15-1 Grand Tito in third. Grade 1 winner Lochte came next in fourth.

The New York-bred Lubash captured the Grade 3 Fort Marcy in 2013 and won a couple of open events in 2010, but four of his stakes tallies have come against state-bred foes, including his only previous one in 2014, a repeat score in the September 14 Ashley T. Cole. He improved his career record to 39-12-9-4.

Lubash is out of the stakes-placed Cure the Blues mare Nasty Cure.

MY CHARMER H. (G3), GPW, $115,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/8MT, 11-22.
8—DARING KATHY, f, 3, Wildcat Heir--Dare to Mambo, by Kingmambo. O-Eaton, John and Laymon, Steve, B-John Eaton & Steve Laymon (FL), T-David Fawkes, J-Abdiel Jaen, $73,900.
10—Cushion (GB), f, 4, Galileo (IRE)--Attraction (GB), by Efisio (GB). O-Roxburghe, Guy and Magnier, Mrs John, B-Floors Farming (GB), $19,000.
7—Lilbourne Eliza (IRE), f, 4, Elusive City--Midnight Partner (IRE), by Marju (IRE). (38,000EUR '11 GOFSPT; 100,000gns 2012 TATHIT). O-Miller Racing LLC, B-Peter J Doyle Bloodstock Ltd (IRE), $9,500.
Also Ran: Magic of Reality (FR), Angelica Zapata, The Blonde Peque, Merilore, Shy's Aly, Triple Arch, Clearbrook.
Winning Time: 1:52 3/5 (gd)
Margins: 1 1/4, NO, 1 1/4.
Odds: 4.90, 3.60, 15.10.

Daring Kathy gives namesake a 'charming' birthday

Daring Kathy sailed home in the My Charmer (Leslie Martin/Adam Coglianese Photography)

John Eaton and Steve Laymon's homebred Daring Kathy lulled her rivals to sleep with pedestrian fractions in Saturday's Grade 3, $115,000 My Charmer Handicap at Gulfstream Park West, leaving herself with more than enough to win the nine-furlong, good turf contest under jockey Abdiel Jaen.

In doing so, Daring Kathy gave her namesake a day to remember.

"Being named Kathy, after me, and winning on my birthday today. This was the perfect birthday present," grinned Kathy Eaton, wife of co-owner John Eaton.

Jaen and Daring Kathy loped along over the visibly battered turf through fractions of :24 4/5, :51 4/5, 1:16 1/5 and 1:40 1/5, opened up in the lane and easily held the rallying Cushion on the wire to stop the clock in 1:52 3/5. Lilbourne Eliza just missed second by a nose after stalking in that spot for much of the race.

"We weren't running this morning," trainer David Fawkes stated. "But we got the opportunity to go out there and look at the turf course, and the turf course looked in great shape and I think it helped us a lot. We had an opportunity to walk out there and look at it. Billy (Badgett) was nice enough to take us out there and show us the turf course, and it was the reason we raced.

"We wanted to see how soft it was. Really, it was in very good shape. For all the rain we had, they really did a very good job on the turf course.

"(Jaen) rode her perfect. Even the fractions were almost exactly the same," Fawkes added. "When I saw them go in almost :25 and then the :51 and change, I was like 'Oh my God. It's over.' He hadn't even asked her to do anything. She did everything he asked the whole race."

"It was easy for me. She controlled the race. There was no speed and I went for it," Jaen explained. "Right here in Florida, this is the best filly I've ridden. She gives me so much confidence."

Daring Kathy was sent off the 9-2 fourth choice and paid $11.80 for her second straight stakes score over the course. The sophomore daughter of Wildcat Heir posted a similar wire job when taking the the Cellars Shiraz on October 14 by 3 1/4 lengths in a good prep for the My Charmer. Prior to that, the bay miss ran third in both the Grade 2 Lake George at Saratoga and Grade 3 Ontario Colleen at Woodbine.

"We might wait for the Florida Millions," Fawkes said "We'll just see how she comes out of it. There's like three more races coming between here and the Florida Millions. Then there's a race later on in the year after that."

Those two races followed three straight wins, including the Honey Ryder and Starfish Bay Stakes at Gulfstream Park, recorded by Daring Kathy in the spring. Saturday's score boosted her mark to 6-0-2 from nine career starts and $356,366 in lifetime earnings.

Daring Kathy is out of the Kingmambo mare Dare to Mambo, making her a half-sister to Grade 3-placed Zeb. The duo's fifth dam is 1980 Broodmare of the Year Key Bridge, who produced 1970 Horse of the Year Fort Marcy.

RED CARPET H. (G3), DMR, $101,500, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 3/8MT, 11-22.
8—THREE HEARTS, f, 4, Hat Trick (JPN)--Secret Heart (SAF), by Fort Wood. O-Team Valor International, B-Team Valor Int'l LLC (KY), T-Neil D. Drysdale, J-Joseph Talamo, $60,000.
10—Lady of Gold, f, 4, Medaglia d'Oro--Ron's Lady, by Elhayq (IRE). ($100,000 '10 KEENOV). O-The Elkstone Group LLC, B-Bert Welker & Clark Shepherd (KY), $20,000.
9—Lady Pimpernel (GB), f, 4, Sir Percy (GB)--Angeleno (IRE), by Belong to Me. (800gns '11 TATOCT; 8,500gns 2012 TATGNS). O-Triton Racing LLC, B-Harts Farm Stud (GB), $12,000.
Also Ran: Scooter Bird, Winning Rhythm, Appealing Cat, Left a Message, Hijra (IRE), Bee Brave (GB), Modernstone (GB), Luscious Lonna.
Winning Time: 2:15 2/5 (fm)
Margins: HF, NK, NO.
Odds: 29.70, 13.50, 3.70.

Three Hearts crashes Red Carpet at 29-1

Three Hearts, a half-sister to Pluck, showed plenty of it in her debut for Neil Drysdale (Benoit Photos)
Team Valor International's homebred Three Hearts was recently transferred to Hall of Famer Neil Drysdale, and the four-year-old filly responded to the change of scenery by springing a 29-1 upset in Saturday's Grade 3, $101,500 Red Carpet Handicap at Del Mar. A half-sister to 2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf hero Pluck, Three Hearts surged from just off the pace and determinedly held Lady of Gold to notch her first stakes victory.

Aside from changing circuits from the East to the West Coast, Three Hearts also benefited from an equipment change -- blinkers off -- and a dramatic step up in trip to 1 3/8 miles. New rider Joe Talamo had her well placed in the opening stages, nestled within close striking range of a tepid pace.

Early leader Luscious Lonna was hounded by Bee Brave through fractions of :24 3/5, :49 2/5 and 1:15 before giving way. Bee Brave then took sole command rounding the final turn, but Three Hearts and Lady of Gold were moving in tandem to accost her. Although Three Hearts was quicker to strike the front, Lady of Gold was relentless on the outside, and the winner had to dig deep to see her off by a half-length. Three Hearts posted a final time of 2:15 3/5 and rewarded her loyalists with a hefty $61.40.

Lady Pimpernel flew belatedly for third, just a neck off Lady of Gold. Appealing Cat, the lukewarm 5-2 favorite, was buried on the inside, shuffled back, and wound up sixth in the 11-distaffer field.

Originally trained by Graham Motion, Three Hearts was switched to Rick Mettee early in her 2013 campaign. She started out promisingly for the new barn when promoted to second via disqualification in the Little Silver at Monmouth and battling for a close third in the Virginia Oaks. Out of action for a year, the bay resurfaced in allowance company this summer without success. The Red Carpet marked her fourth start off the lengthy layoff, and advanced her line to 14-3-3-3, $192,249.

The Kentucky-bred is by Hat Trick and out of the South African stakes winner and multiple Group 1-placed Secret Heart. A daughter of Fort Wood, Secret Heart is a half-sister to South African co-champion Promisefrommyheart and Group 1 heroine Covenant. Secret Heart's dam, multiple Group 1-placed Secret Pact, is a full sister to South African legend London News.

Spot Plays/Highlights/Weather

SPOT PLAYS

For Monday

TRACK   (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE
Finger Lakes   (4th) Apple Walk, 12-1
    (9th) Copywriter, 5-1
Mountaineer   (5th) Gottcha My Dear, 9-2
    (7th) Judge Carr, 7-2
Parx Racing   (3rd) Great Illusion, 3-1
    (6th) Gracie Merlot, 9-2
Turf Paradise   (5th) My Best Bet, 4-1
    (8th) Macho Woman, 7-2

Racing Headlines

In brief

A reminder: Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager will open Friday at noon (EST) and continue through Sunday, November 30, at 6 p.m. The 23 individual wagering interests will be announced Tuesday...

Tachycardia Stables and Tom Mansor's Big Macher (Beau Genius) lost all chance when flubbing the start in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), but made no mistake as the 7-5 favorite in Sunday's $100,000 Cary Grant S. at Del Mar. Vying with 16-1 longshot Rousing Sermon (Lucky Pulpit) throughout, the Richard Baltas charge was all heart on the rail as he dug in and edged a neck clear. Red Outlaw (Tribal Rule) briefly loomed on the outside of the duelists at the top of the stretch, only to retreat to fourth. Big Macher, who was spotting Rousing Sermon five pounds, negotiated seven furlongs on the Polytrack in 1:21 4/5. In the process, he gave jockey Rafael Bejarano his third of a total of four winners on the card. The reformed claimer has now won two Del Mar stakes named after entertainment legends, following his signature score in the July 27 Bing Crosby (G1). His resume now reads 14-6-2-2, $553,678, including victories in this season's Potrero Grande (G2) and Cal Cup Sprint and a close second in the San Carlos (G2)...

Soi Phet (Tizbud), who was scratched from the Cary Grant, will ship to Japan for the December 29 Tokyo Daishoten (Jpn-G1). Trainer Leonard Powell gave the scoop to @Quigleys_Corner. Powell tweeted that Soi Phet would have a prep race prior to his international venture. Worth approximately $1.2 million, the Tokyo Daishoten is held over 2,000 meters on the dirt at Ohi, one of the tracks under the local government system (as opposed to the Japan Racing Association courses). Soi Phet could clash with runners exiting the December 7 Champions Cup (Jpn-G1), the rebranded Japan Cup Dirt, at Chukyo...

Calgary Cat has gone from claimer to Sovereign Award contender (WEG/Michael Burns Photography)
Stephen Chesney and Cory S. Hoffman's Calgary Cat (Cowtown Cat) furthered his case for a Sovereign Award as Canadian champion sprinter with a two-length decision in Sunday's $184,471 Kennedy Road (Can-G2) at Woodbine. Victorious in the September 13 Bold Venture (Can-G3), the Kevin Attard trainee was third in the grassy Nearctic (Can-G2) on October 19. "I was shocked he lost on the turf last time, but he got the job done today," jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva said. Unhurried through the opening half-mile, the 3-2 favorite mowed them down in the stretch and zipped six Polytrack furlongs in 1:08.46, just off the track mark of 1:08.16 established by Essence Hit Man in 2011. Sharp Sensation (Sharp Humor) overtook defending champion Bear No Joke (It's No Joke) by a half-length for second. Bear No Joke was demoted from third to fourth for interfering with Black Hornet (Pioneering), who was elevated to the show spot. Calgary Cat, claimed at this time last year for $25,000, now owns a mark of 15-7-3-1, $477,016. "He trained exceptionally well from the springtime, but I honestly didn't believe he was going to be a Grade 2 winner at that point," Attard said. "We thought he had a good season ahead and we did it the right way. He went through his conditions, got his confidence and he's really developed into a great horse. There was a lot on the line today and I was happy to see Sharp Sensation (entered) as he's been getting a lot of press about being champion sprinter, but I think today it was decided that Calgary Cat is the top sprinter."...

Juddmonte Farms' Skywarn (Congrats), a juvenile half-sister to Eclipse Award candidate Close Hatches (First Defence), broke her maiden in the 7TH race at Churchill Downs Sunday. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, the 2-1 favorite attended the pace, opened up in midstretch, and held on by three-quarters of a length from Shook Up (Tapit). Skywarn had to survive an objection lodged by Shook Up's rider Julien Leparoux, but the stewards upheld the original order of finish. The winner splashed seven furlongs on the sloppy, sealed track in 1:26. Runner-up to Martz (Scat Daddy) in her October 31 unveiling beneath the Twin Spires, Skywarn has earned $32,800 from her 2-1-1-0 line. The dark bay is out of the winning Storm Cat mare Rising Tornado, whose first registered foal is five-time Grade 1 star and $2.7 million-earner Close Hatches, a leading contender for champion older female honors...

Hall of Famer Gary Stevens notched his first victory since undergoing knee replacement surgery when he got Grand Yodeler (Swiss Yodeler) home for trainer Mike Puype in Saturday's 1ST race at Del Mar. "Feels pretty good," Stevens said after the race. "I wasn't supposed to be riding yet, but I really wanted to get back." Stevens, 51, had the surgery on July 25. He made his riding comeback on October 31 in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), finishing fifth on Sivoliere (Sea the Stars). He was 0-for-8 in mounts at Santa Anita and Del Mar before Saturday's breakthrough. Also Saturday, newly minted Hall of Famer Alex Solis got career victory number 4,997 aboard Sayes So (Congrats) for trainer Richard Mandella in the nightcap...

Mahoning Valley Racecourse in Austintown, Ohio, kicks off its inaugural racing season on Monday with an eight-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m. (EST). The 2014 season is comprised of 21 racing days thru Saturday, December 30, and will feature a four day a week schedule, Monday through Wednesday and Saturday with a 12:45 p.m. post time. Starting in 2015, Mahoning Valley Racecourse will offer 100 racing dates during two meets, January through April and October through December, as well as a complete a circuit with Thistledown, which is located in nearby North Randall, Ohio.

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Results

NORTH AMERICAN NON-GRADED STAKES RESULTS

DELTA MILE S., DED, $250,000, 3YO/UP, 1M, 11-22.
4—SUNBEAN, g, 4, Brahms--X Strawdnair, by Malagra. O-Brittlyn Stable, Inc, B-Brittlyn Inc (LA), T-Ron Faucheux, J-Richard E. Eramia, $150,000.
5—Agent Di Nozzo, g, 5, Ghostzapper--Quick Tip, by Unaccounted For. ($45,000 '10 KEESEP; $100,000 2011 FTFMAR). O-Low, Lawana L and Robert E, B-W S Farish (KY), $50,000.
8—Grand Contender, g, 6, Strong Contender--My Twilight Dancer, by Twilight Agenda. O-Maggi Moss, B-Epona Thoroughbreds (KY), $27,500.
Also Ran: Decisive Moment, Runaway Stephen.
Winning Time: 1:38 1/5 (ft)
Margins: 5, 1HF, NK.
Odds: 0.90, 2.80, 2.40.
 
TREASURE CHEST S., DED, $200,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M, 11-22.
6—YAHILWA, f, 4, Medaglia d'Oro--Verbanella, by Smart Strike. ($52,000 '11 KEESEP; 68,000gns 2012 TATAPR; 45,000gns 2013 TATHIT). O-DP Racing, LLC, B-Avalon Farms, Inc (KY), T-James M. Cassidy, J-Mike E. Smith, $120,000.
2—Kiss to Remember, f, 3, Big Brown--Taft Lil Queen, by Irish Open. ($15,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Maggi Moss, B-Big Brown Syndicate & Mr & Mrs Charles McGinnes (MD), $38,000.
3—Eden Prairie, f, 4, Mizzen Mast--Clerico, by Elusive Quality. ($50,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Lothenbach Stables, Inc, B-Dorothy A Matz (KY), $20,000.
Also Ran: Spring in the Air, Lady Haddassah, Blue Violet, Class Included, Yeardley, All Woman.
Winning Time: 1:38 4/5 (ft)
Margins: 2 1/4, 1, 3/4.
Odds: 1.10, 4.40, 12.20.
 
LOUISIANA LEGACY S., DED, $150,000, 2YO, C/G, 1M, 11-22.
3—FOUR LEAF CHIEF, c, 2, Lookin At Lucky--Pentatonic, by Cure the Blues. ($65,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Whispering Oaks Farm LLC, B-Relentless Racing LLC & Ashford Stud (LA), T-Steven B. Flint, J-Gerard Melancon, $90,000.
6—Cook Some Rice, g, 2, Half Ours--Mystery at Sea, by Capote. ($39,000 '13 LTBSEP). O-Scott and Company, B-Clear Creek Stud Llc (LA), $30,000.
7—Sharon's Boy, g, 2, Scrimshaw--Boogie Time, by Secret Claim. O-Klein Ex's, B-Klein Ex's Schultz, Pierce, Judd (LA), $15,000.
Also Ran: Charlie's Affair, Contangold, Quieta Tiz, Let Us Be Glad.
Winning Time: 1:40 4/5 (ft)
Margins: 4HF, HD, 1 1/4.
Odds: 1.90, 5.70, 9.10.
 
LOUISIANA JEWEL S., DED, $150,000, 2YO, F, 1M, 11-22.
5—WIND CHILL FACTOR, f, 2, Successful Appeal--Shakopee, by Evansville Slew. O-Ulwelling, Al and Bill and Scherer, Gary M, B-Camelia J Casby (LA), T-Gary M. Scherer, J-Willie Martinez, $90,000.
6—Casual Class, f, 2, Erlton--Rich and Classy, by You and I. ($6,000 2014 ESLAPR). O-Terrell Jarrett Jr, B-I Lee Lange & Gene Patin (LA), $30,000.
4—Private Promise, f, 2, Private Vow--Wave the Colors, by Brahms. O-Southern Legacy Thoroughbreds LLC, B-David & Cynthia Crisp (LA), $15,000.
Also Ran: Z Smoke, Fantasy Queen, Lady Emily Sage, Pitcher, My Gal Charlie.
Winning Time: 1:41 4/5 (ft)
Margins: 5 3/4, 5, HF.
Odds: 1.30, 8.60, 27.50.
 
NEW YORK STALLION S. (STATEN ISLAND DIVISION), AQU, $125,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 7F, 11-22.
7—VICKI'S DANCER, m, 5, Disco Rico--Love That Glitter, by Glitterman. O-Dubb, Michael, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Aisquith, Gary, B-Robert Jarras (NY), T-Rudy R. Rodriguez, J-Irad Ortiz, Jr., $75,000.
8—Saythreehailmary's, f, 3, Repent--Just Call Me Angel, by Devil's Bag. O-Very Un Stable, B-Very Un Stable (NY), $25,000.
2—Uncle Southern, f, 4, Uncle Camie--Southern Statement, by Dixie Brass. O-J and M Racing Stables, B-Uncle Camie Breeding Farm (NY), $12,500.
Also Ran: Storied Lady, Sunny Desert, Royal Suspicion, Champagne Ruby, Skye Saratoga, Just Catty.
Winning Time: 1:25 (ft)
Margins: 1 1/4, HF, HD.
Odds: 3.30, 11.40, 6.20.
 
NEW YORK STALLION S. (THUNDER RUMBLE DIVISION), AQU, $125,000, 3YO/UP, 7F, 11-22.
6—READTHEBYLINE, g, 5, Read the Footnotes--Seattle Byline, by Slew City Slew. ($3,500 '10 FTMOCT). O-Vincent S Scuderi, B-Gavin Murphy & Catherine Donavan (NY), T-Michelle Nevin, J-Jose L. Ortiz, $75,000.
1—West Hills Giant, c, 4, Frost Giant--Outtawesthills, by Take Me Out. O-Long Island Racing Stables, Sunrise Stables and EBX Racing Stable, B-Robert Castelli (NY), $25,000.
9—Geaux Mets, g, 3, Posse--Back Bay Lady, by A. P Jet. ($75,000 '12 FTNAUG). O-Gold Square LLC, B-Catherine Flanagan (NY), $12,500.
Also Ran: John's Island, Gridley Here, Loki's Vengeance, Chapman, Sir Leslie, Belief System.
Winning Time: 1:23 4/5 (ft)
Margins: 2 3/4, NK, 1HF.
Odds: 5.50, 0.95, 20.40.
 
GLORIOUS SONG S., WO, $114,628, 2YO, F, 7F, 11-22.
1—MISSISSIPPI DELTA, f, 2, Giant's Causeway--Texas to a Tee, by Purge. O-Jackpot Ranch and Rutherford, Mike G, B-Mike G Rutherford (KY), T-Mark E. Casse, J-Patrick Husbands, $66,773.
8—Roaming, f, 2, Quality Road--Throbbin' Heart, by Smoke Glacken. ($70,000 '12 KEENOV). O-Menary, John and Cox, Gail, B-Kennelot Stables Ltd (KY), $22,258.
6—Pankhurst, f, 2, Artie Schiller--Mama's Pro, by Proper Reality. ($47,000 '13 FTKOCT). O-Quintessential Racing Florida LLC and Horse'n Around Racing Stable, B-Jean Cravens (KY), $11,129.
Also Ran: Indiantown Sunrise, Her Majesty's Flag, Princesa Guerrera, Callisto, Responsive.
Winning Time: 1:22 (ft)
Margins: 2, 2, 1.
Odds: 1.05, 8.10, 15.60.
 
SAM'S TOWN S., DED, $75,000, 3YO, 7F, 11-22.
4—D'CAJUN CAT, g, 3, D'wildcat--Rabiadella, by Dynaformer. ($300,000 2013 OBSMAR). O-Whispering Oaks Farm LLC, B-Eico Stable (FL), T-Steven B. Flint, J-Gerard Melancon, $45,000.
3—National Defence, g, 3, Patriot Act--Pentatonic, by Cure the Blues. ($1,200 '12 ESLSEP). O-Larry Benoit, B-Relentless Racing, LLC (LA), $15,000.
5—Kody With a K, g, 3, Stormy Atlantic--Privateers Bay, by Allen's Prospect. ($82,000 '12 FTKOCT). O-Michelle Y Brown, B-Corner Farm & Stormy Atlantic Syndicate (VA), $7,500.
Also Ran: General Ike, C' maw Charlie, Notionofmine, Kapenta.
Winning Time: 1:26 (ft)
Margins: 2 1/4, 2, HF.
Odds: 11.40, 5.00, 14.10.
 
ORLEANS S., DED, $75,000, 3YO, F, 7F, 11-22.
7—HONEYCOMB ALLIE, f, 3, Afleet Alex--Honeycomb Gus, by Is It True. ($37,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Dream Maker Racing, LLC, B-John & Bev Passerello (KY), T-Albert M. Stall, Jr., J-Colby J. Hernandez, $45,000.
1—Bridaria, f, 3, Harlan's Holiday--R Charlie's Angel, by Indian Charlie. ($75,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Sanders, Wayne and Hirsch, Larry, B-Hargus & Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm, LLC (KY), $15,000.
8—Mary Rita, f, 3, Distorted Humor--Possibility, by A.P. Indy. ($335,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Fox Hill Farms, Inc, B-Colts Neck Stables LLC (KY), $7,500.
Also Ran: Adrianne G, Gumara, Glamoride, Silent Lust, Jenny Vignette.
Winning Time: 1:27 2/5 (wf)
Margins: 2HF, 1 1/4, 5 1/4.
Odds: 5.00, 0.80, 7.70.
 
SHOWTIME DEB S., HAW, $72,575, 2YO, F, 6F, 11-22.
2—TIMEADAY, f, 2, Birdbirdistheword--Negra Perla, by Clever Trick. O-Ernest Allen Meadows, B-Allen Meadows (IL), T-John E. Cox, J-Emmanuel Esquivel, $49,545.
3—Tizgorgeous, f, 2, Tizdejavu--Ayla, by Sandpit (BRZ). O-Michael Schroeck, B-John W Wiseman DVM & Candy Wiseman (IL), $11,515.
8—Rock My Dreams, f, 2, Harlem Rocker--Out of My Dreams, by Two Punch. ($40,000 '13 KEESEP). O-G-Team Racing Stable LLC, B-T/C Stable, LLC (IL), $5,758.
Also Ran: Razamajazil, Turtles Surprise, Banjo Cat, A Little Unique, Flight Pattern, She's Pretty Cute.
Winning Time: 1:12 3/5 (ft)
Margins: 3 3/4, 1, 4 3/4.
Odds: 1.10, 10.40, 12.10.
 
SUN POWER S., HAW, $60,175, 2YO, C/G, 6F, 11-22.
5—DOM THE BOMB, c, 2, Bring the Heat--Richiesgirlgotgame, by Five Star Day. O-Ravin, Richard and Patricia's Hope LLC, B-Richard Ravin & Larry Rivelli (IL), T-Larry Rivelli, J-Timothy Thornton, $32,655.
4—Armando's Star, g, 2, Road Ruler--Flashdance Star, by Joyeux Danseur. O-Fattore, Robert E and Matteucci, Leo, B-Robert Fattore, Leo Matteucci &Lido Boni (IL), $15,885.
2—Chadwick, g, 2, English Channel--Almost Sma, by Cure the Blues. O-Asiel Stable, B-Asiel Stable (IL), $5,987.
Also Ran: My Man Richie, Fort Dixie.
Winning Time: 1:11 (ft)
Margins: 11 3/4, 4 1/4, HD.
Odds: 0.40, 6.40, 5.40.
 
SILVER GOBLIN S., RP, $50,000, 3YO/UP, 6 1/2F, 11-21.
8—JOHNNY WHIP, g, 5, Stephen Got Even--Paradisa, by Seeking the Gold. O-George W Straw, Jr, B-Robert H Zoellner (OK), T-Jody Pruitt, J-Jareth Loveberry, $30,000.
7—Okie Ride, g, 7, Candy Ride (ARG)--Tic Tic, by Geiger Counter. O-Richter Family Trust, B-Richter Family Trust (OK), $10,000.
3—Daybreak Dreamer, g, 4, Woke Up Dreamin--Balalaika Dolly, by Stop the Music. O-Gary W Dean, B-Sassy S Stables, Inc (OK), $5,500.
Also Ran: Z Rockstar, Lion of Lone Oak, Chifforobe, Polka Joke.
Winning Time: 1:15 4/5 (ft)
Margins: 3/4, HD, 3/4.
Odds: 10.30, 2.50, 7.70.

NORTH AMERICAN ALLOWANCE RESULTS

DMR, 7TH, AOC, $81,350, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5FT, 11-21.
5—HOME JOURNEY, f, 4, Good Journey--Goodtobehome, by Came Home. O-GGG Stables and Sarno, Russell J, B-Mark & Daryle Ann Giardino & John Elick (CA), T-Mike Puype, J-Tyler Baze, $50,700.
3—Heat Trap, m, 5, Unusual Heat--Trapunto, by Deposit Ticket. O-Devereaux, Mark and Gross, Scott, B-Scott Gross & Mark Devereaux (CA), $16,900.
7—Biorhythm, f, 4, Malibu Moon--Mystic Rhythms, by Citidancer. ($300,000 '11 FTSAUG). O-Glen Hill Farm, B-Peter Vegso Racing Stable (FL), $7,800.
Winning Time: :57 (gd)
 
AQU, 6TH, AOC, $69,000, 3YO/UP, 6 1/2F, 11-22.
8—HONOR CODE, r, 3, A.P. Indy--Serena's Cat, by Storm Cat. O-Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm LLC, B-Dell Ridge Farm, LLC (KY), T-Claude R. McGaughey III, J-Javier Castellano, $41,400.
2—Maleeh, c, 4, Indian Charlie--Gold Mover, by Gold Fever. ($350,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Shadwell Stable, B-Edward P Evans (VA), $13,800.
5—Monster Mash, h, 5, Ghostzapper--Rose Frances, by Crafty Prospector. ($16,000 2014 OBSJAN). O-Neal M Allread, B-Marilyn & Edward A Seltzer (KY), $6,900.
Winning Time: 1:17 1/5 (ft)
 
AQU, 7TH, ALW, $67,000, 3YO/UP, 1MT, 11-22.
9—IDLE AMERICAN, g, 6, Quiet American--Bien Sucre, by Ends Well. O-Fox Ridge Farm, Inc, B-Fox Ridge Farm (NY), T-Patrick J. Kelly, J-Angel Cruz, $40,200.
*2—Orino, g, 4, Raffie's Majesty--Musical, by El Gran Senor. O-Bond, Tina Marie, Sleeper Stables and Stamm, Jean, B-Song Hill Thoroughbreds LLC (NY), $13,400.
4—Adirondack Dancer, g, 5, Dixieland Band--Camargo (IRE), by Brief Truce. ($30,000 '10 FTNAUG). O-Whitehall Stable, B-Akindale Farm LLC (NY), $6,700.
Winning Time: 1:41 4/5 (yl)
     ***Asset Inflation finished second but was disqualified and placed fourth.
 
DMR, 4TH, AOC, $65,612, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5FT, 11-22.
2—BLAKE'S MAGIC, f, 4, Bernstein--Kinetigal, by Naskra. ($38,000 2012 OBSAPR). O-Donkey Island Racing LLC, B-Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate, Inc (KY), T-Mike Puype, J-Kent J. Desormeaux, $34,800.
4—Air of Royalty, f, 4, Anziyan Royalty--Airsong, by Slewpy. O-Nick Cafarchia, B-Nick Cafarchia (CA), $15,080.
1—Lucky Student, f, 4, Game Plan--Corissa's Birthday, by Half Term. O-Academic Farms, B-Academic Farms (CA), $9,048.
Winning Time: :57 1/5 (fm)
 
DMR, 6TH, AOC, $61,980, 2YO, 6F, 11-21.
7—TIZCANO, c, 2, Tiznow--Westerly Breeze, by Gone West. ($20,000 '13 KEESEP; $710,000 2014 FTKJU2). O-Rockingham Ranch, B-Cooper Thoroughbred Management LLC (KY), T-Peter Miller, J-Victor Espinoza, $34,800.
6—Mischief Clem, c, 2, Papa Clem--Glitteringmischief, by Bold Badgett. ($22,000 '13 BESJAN). O-Griffin Thoroughbred Stables, B-SLU, Inc (CA), $15,080.
1—Bench Warrant, c, 2, Street Boss--Ola Docura, by Meadowlake. ($110,000 2014 BESMAR). O-Doubledown Stables, Inc, B-Lee & Susan Searing (KY), $6,960.
Winning Time: 1:10 2/5 (ft)
 
WO, 7TH, AOC, $61,741, 3YO/UP, 7F, 11-22.
1—BREAKING BALL, g, 6, Smart Strike--One Emotion, by Sky Classic. O-Cabernet Racing Stables and Seltzer, Ed, B-Solera Farm (KY), T-Justin J. Nixon, J-Gary Boulanger, $33,279.
2—Star Contender, c, 4, Henny Hughes--Sanibel Star, by Unbridled's Song. (C$80,000 '11 ONTSEP). O-John C Oxley, B-William D Graham (ON), $13,319.
8—Constantino, g, 4, Master Command--Simply Stylish, by Stormy Atlantic. O-Conrad Farms, B-Penny Conrad & Manfred Conrad (ON), $7,325.
Winning Time: 1:21 (ft)
 
DMR, 7TH, AOC, $60,250, 3YO/UP, 1M, 11-22.
4—SECRETSATMIDNIGHT, r, 4, Midnight Lute--Donnie's Secret, by Tiger Ridge. ($100,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E and Weitman, Paul, B-Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds (FL), T-Bob Baffert, J-Martin Garcia, $36,000.
6—Nicklaus Way, g, 5, Bluegrass Cat--Lizzy's Bluff, by Pine Bluff. ($75,000 '10 KEESEP). O-Arrias, Trudy, Hale, Jr, Richard, Maycock, Robert C and Spyglass Racing, LLC, B-D H Niall & M L Niall (KY), $12,000.
1—Bailoutbobby, g, 4, Mizzen Mast--Ride Her Out, by Stormy Atlantic. ($10,000 '11 KEEJAN). O-Calara Farms, Great Friends Stable, Jewgieniew, K, Keh, S and R3 Racing, B-Kirk & Debby Wycoff (KY), $7,200.
Winning Time: 1:36 4/5 (ft)
 
DMR, 2ND, AOC, $58,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 3/8MT, 11-22.
4—SHYSHEISNOT, f, 3, Tribal Rule--Window Shopper, by Dynaformer. O-Emily Wygod, B-Emily Wygod (KY), T-John W. Sadler, J-Drayden Van Dyke, $34,800.
6—Kadesha (FR), f, 4, Azamour (IRE)--Kadiana (IRE), by Grand Lodge. (16,000EUR 2013 ARQDEC). O-Citarrella, Anthony, Manoogian, Richard and Schroeder Farms LLC, B-The Aga Khan's Studs SC (FR), $11,600.
1—Diaminda (IRE), f, 4, Diamond Green (FR)--Lominda (IRE), by Lomond. O-Market Avenue Racing Club and Gallagher, Patrick, B-Canice Farrell Jnr (IRE), $6,960.
Winning Time: 2:17 (fm)
 
DMR, 1ST, AOC, $56,840, 2YO, F, 6 1/2F, 11-22.
5—GRAND YODELER, f, 2, Swiss Yodeler--Royal Grand Slam, by Grand Slam. O-Williams, Mr and Mrs Larry D, B-Mr & Mrs Larry D Williams (CA), T-Mike Puype, J-Gary L. Stevens, $34,800.
1—Easter Fever, f, 2, Stormin Fever--Hunting Jade, by Jade Hunter. O-Barber, Gary and Cecil, B-Schroeder Farms, LLC (CA), $11,600.
3—Princess Bertrando, f, 2, Bertrando--Causeway R. N., by Giant's Causeway. O-Lebherz, Philip, Mariani, Al, Schmitt, George F and Schmitt, Mary Clare, B-George & Mary Clare Schmitt (CA), $6,960.
Winning Time: 1:17 4/5 (ft)
 
LRL, 8TH, AOC, $51,838, 3YO/UP, 1M, 11-22.
4—CERRO (IRE), g, 4, Mr. Greeley--Ballette (IRE), by Giant's Causeway. (12,000gns '11 TATOCT). O-PTK, LLC, B-Manganaro LLC (IRE), T-Dane Kobiskie, J-Cecily Evans, $28,500.
7—Always Smiling, h, 5, Great Notion--Shifra, by Polish Numbers. ($1,000 '10 FTMOCT). O-Larry E Rabold, B-Northview Stallion Station, Inc (MD), $12,338.
2—Behemoth, h, 5, Giant's Causeway--Quiet Reward, by Seeking the Gold. ($200,000 '10 FTSAUG). O-MCA Racing Stable LLC, B-Sam-Son Farm (ON), $5,500.
Winning Time: 1:36 4/5 (ft)
 
PRX, 8TH, ALW, $48,600, 2YO, 1M 70Y, 11-22.
2—SKILL NOT LUCK, c, 2, Lookin At Lucky--Chief Secretary, by Deputy Minister. ($40,000 '13 KEESEP; $320,000 2014 OBSAPR). O-Klaravich Stables, Inc and Lawrence, William H, B-Kinsman Farm (KY), T-Chad C. Brown, J-Kendrick Carmouche, $27,000.
5—Scip of Vindy, g, 2, Scipion--No Bettor Love, by Not for Love. ($15,000 '13 FTMSEP). O-Thomas G McClay, B-Charles Dumont Heath (PA), $12,600.
3—Lockport, c, 2, Temple City--Tico Breeze, by Carson City. ($105,000 '13 FTKJUL). O-Benson, John D and Day, Diane M, B-Hart Farm (VA), $4,950.
Winning Time: 1:45 1/5 (ft)
 
DED, 10TH, AOC, $43,700, 3YO/UP, 5F, 11-22.
3—KNOCKITDOWNHARD, g, 4, Sharp Humor--Chelonia, by Teton Forest. ($10,000 '11 TEXAUG; $40,000 2012 EVDMAR). O-Harris, William K and Guinn, Donald W, B-Highclere (LA), T-Joseph M. Foster, J-Diego Saenz, $26,400.
2—Rich'slion, g, 4, Lion Heart--Cinefila, by Skywalker. O-Bill W Cunningham, B-Rebecca Farms LLC (LA), $8,800.
6—Mr. Bandini's Band, c, 4, Bandini--Girls Girls Girls, by Colonial Affair. ($2,000 '11 TEXAUG). O-Estate Of William Gilmore, B-Montgomery Equine Center & Charles McTire (LA), $4,840.
Winning Time: :58 2/5 (wf)
 
CD, 8TH, ALW, $43,034, 3YO/UP, 1 3/16M, 11-22.
10—ULANBATOR, c, 3, Offlee Wild--Ashapoo, by Petionville. O-Mary Ann Charlston, B-Mary Ann Charlston (KY), T-Ian R. Wilkes, J-Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr., $25,800.
4—Northeast Bound, c, 4, Dehere--Comedy Year, by Half a Year. ($25,000 '11 FTKOCT). O-Robert J Baron, B-Stonehaven Steadings (KY), $8,600.
3—Fire Starter, c, 3, Tapit--Miss Excitement, by Rajab. ($300,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Lieblong, Alex and JoAnn, B-Dan & Frank Cassella (KY), $4,300.
Winning Time: 2:00 1/5 (ft)
 
WO, 2ND, OCL, $42,335, 3YO/UP, 1 1/16M, 11-22.
2—HOLY WHIRL WIND, g, 4, Pulpit--Chopinina, by Lear Fan. ($195,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Hill, Jim and Susan, B-Knob Hill Stable (ON), T-Reade Baker, J-James McAleney, $25,534.
3—Thinkinquality, g, 4, Exclusive Quality--Thinkinoutofthebox, by Outofthebox. O-Leininger, Bob and Law, Bill, B-William G Law (FL), $7,087.
4—Melmich, g, 3, Wilko--Little Swoon, by You and I. (C$4,000 '12 ONTSEP). O-Chesney, Stephen and Hoffman, Cory S, B-Andrew Stronach (ON), $3,898.
Winning Time: 1:45 1/5 (ft)
 
DED, 8TH, AOC, $42,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5F, 11-21.
3—FAST CITY, m, 5, Half Ours--Carson City Sham, by Carson City. ($50,000 '10 KEESEP; $70,000 2011 OBSMAR). O-H and H Ranch, B-Keith & Earl Hernandez & John Duvieilh (LA), T-Karl Broberg, J-Diego Saenz, $26,400.
6—Wildcat Angie, f, 4, Wildcat Heir--Sweeping Showers, by End Sweep. O-Danny Keene, B-Barbara Rehbein (FL), $6,800.
7—Esther Carl, m, 6, Sefapiano--Kirsten, by Rare Brick. O-Alamae Schultz, B-Alamae Schultz (LA), $4,840.
Winning Time: :58 4/5 (ft)
 
FG, 1ST, ALW, $40,000, 2YO, F, 6F, 11-22.
2—CATHERINE'S DREAM, f, 2, Forefathers--Twice a Deelite, by Afternoon Deelites. ($13,000 '13 ESLSEP). O-Roe, Steve D and Patricia L, B-William D Pickett (LA), T-Patrick Mouton, J-Miguel Mena, $24,000.
4—Choupette, f, 2, Stroll--Champagne Truffles, by Five Star Day. O-Columbine Stable LLC, B-Columbine Stable, LLC (LA), $8,000.
3—Fab Fox, f, 2, Yes It's True--Ayala Strand, by Tiznow. ($17,000 '13 LTBSEP; $18,000 '13 OBSJAN). O-Knights Prairie Racing, B-Neal & Mary McFadden (LA), $4,400.
Winning Time: 1:12 2/5 (ft)
 
FG, 8TH, ALW, $40,000, 3YO/UP, 6F, 11-21.
3—COLLIN'S MYSTERY, g, 3, Northern Afleet--Mystery at Sea, by Capote. ($32,000 '12 LTBSEP). O-Charles A Castille, Jr, B-Clear Creek Stud Llc (LA), T-William Meaux, J-Kerwin D. Clark, $24,000.
8—Stewie Little, g, 3, Chatain--Conditional Love, by Belong to Me. ($2,600 '11 TEXDEC). O-Wimp Free Racing Stable, B-Moonlake Equine Farm (LA), $8,000.
1—Danny T, g, 4, Yonaguska--Lavender Sea, by Woodman. ($15,000 '11 LTBSEP). O-Andrew T Ney, Jr, B-DocAtty Stables, LLC (LA), $4,400.
Winning Time: 1:11 (ft)
 
FG, 6TH, AOC, $39,000, 3YO/UP, A1MT, 11-22.
6—BEYOND COMPARE, g, 4, Tapit--Dancing Alone, by Kingmambo. ($375,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Ulwelling, Al and Bill, B-Peter E Blum Thoroughbreds, LLC (KY), T-Gary M. Scherer, J-Francisco C. Torres, $23,400.
3—Red Strike, g, 7, Smart Strike--Hummingbird Red, by Red Ransom. O-Maggi Moss, B-Sam-Son Farm (ON), $7,800.
2—Sevenoaks, g, 4, Mizzen Mast--Arboreta, by Empire Maker. ($66,000 2013 FTKJU2). O-Louie J Roussel III, B-Juddmonte Farms Inc (KY), $4,290.
Winning Time: 1:38 1/5 (fm)
 
RP, 7TH, ALW, $38,250, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M 70Y, 11-21.
5—COPPER FLASH, f, 3, Save Big Money--Eternal Optimism, by Brunswick. O-Greg Frye, B-Dwain Keel (OK), T-Roger F. Engel, J-M. Clifton Berry, $21,819.
2—Gold Tale, m, 5, Wild Tale--Goldshot, by Monarchos. O-Williams, Tim G and Vickie, B-Robert F Heidlage Sr (OK), $8,373.
8—Abigail Lane, f, 3, Liquor Cabinet (IRE)--Oklahoma Wind, by Parade Ground. O-Stork, Gary and Heald, David S, B-Gary Stork & Jennifer Beall (OK), $4,893.
Winning Time: 1:43 2/5 (ft)
 
FG, 8TH, ALW, $38,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, A7 1/2FT, 11-22.
3—MIZZEN MOON, f, 3, Mizzen Mast--Pink Moon, by Exploit. ($15,000 '12 KEESEP; $90,000 2013 OBSJUN). O-Right Time Racing LLC, B-Columbine Stable, LLC (KY), T-Brad H. Cox, J-Florent Geroux, $22,800.
5—Gumdrop, f, 3, Lemon Drop Kid--Madame X Ski, by Polish Numbers. O-Moore, Susan and John, B-Susan & John Moore (PA), $7,600.
2—Treaty Oak, f, 3, War Chant--Rather Be Wild, by Wild Again. O-Columbine Stable LLC, B-Columbine Stable, LLC (KY), $4,180.
Winning Time: 1:31 4/5 (fm)
 
GG, 7TH, ALW, $37,800, 3YO/UP, 6F, 11-22.
8—GRAZEN'S HOPE, c, 3, Grazen--Chelcee's Hope, by Bartok (IRE). O-Nicholas B Alexander, B-Nick Alexander (CA), T-Steven Miyadi, J-Dennis Carr, $23,400.
3—Biltmore Boogie, c, 4, McCann's Mojave--Ghazi's Lass, by Ghazi. O-Pena, Juan and Specht, Steve, B-Steve Specht (CA), $7,800.
9—City Chapel, g, 5, Chapel Royal--Lady Lust, by Lord Carson. ($1,000 '10 KEEJAN). O-Victor Trujillo, B-David E Hager, II (KY), $3,600.
Winning Time: 1:10 1/5 (ft)
 
GG, 8TH, AOC, $35,035, 3YO/UP, 5F, 11-22.
7—TAYLORS DEAL, g, 5, Second in Command--Fleet Amyanne, by Western Fame. (C$21,000 '10 BRCSEP). O-North American Thoroughbred Racing Comp, Inc, B-Clive Lytle, Linda Lytle &Can-A-Mex Farms (BC), T-Troy Taylor, J-Frank T. Alvarado, $18,600.
1—Zehner's Zenna, g, 7, Old Topper--Ms Zenna, by Zen. O-Stewball Stable, B-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC (CA), $8,060.
5—Barrel Knot, g, 7, Freespool--Benedictine, by Bien Bien. O-Lamonte Isom, B-Special T Thoroughbreds, Inc (CA), $4,836.
Winning Time: :57 4/5 (ft)
 
PEN, 5TH, ALW, $33,300, 3YO/UP, 1M, 11-21.
6—CASTLE ROCKSTAR, g, 4, Rimrod--J. D. Safari, by Power by Far. O-Chris Brent, B-Castle Rock Farm (PA), T-John D. Conner, J-William P. Otero, $19,980.
8—Fara's Kid, g, 3, Lemon Drop Kid--Sticky, by Concern. O-Fitzhugh LLC, B-Fitzhugh, LLC (PA), $6,660.
9—Senor Louie, g, 6, Louis Quatorze--Senorita Cielo, by Conquistador Cielo. O-Ronald B Abrams, B-Dun Roamin Farm & Rosemore Farms (PA), $3,663.
Winning Time: 1:38 2/5 (ft)
 
PEN, 4TH, ALW, $33,040, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 11-22.
10—ONE FAST CHICK, f, 3, First Defence--Yes My Lady, by Wavering Monarch. O-Riders Up Farm, B-William Fossett (PA), T-T. Bernard Houghton, J-Andrew Wolfsont, $21,240.
12—Your Move, f, 4, Mass Media--Metro Girl, by Dixie Union. O-Ronald Brown, B-Gary & Mary West Stables Inc (FL), $5,900.
5—Course I'll Wynn, m, 6, Awesome of Course--How Ya Doing, by Northern Afleet. O-Jolley, T Wynn and Scott, Jake, B-Wynn & Mary Jolley (FL), $3,245.
Winning Time: 1:11 1/5 (ft)
 
RP, 4TH, AOC, $33,000, 3YO/UP, 6F, 11-21.
3—FLAT BLACK, g, 6, Flatter--Trailena, by Trail Dancer. O-Albrecht, Richard and Williams, Tim G, B-Tony Jones (KY), T-Tim G. Williams, J-Floyd Wethey, Jr., $19,647.
*7—Steelman Run, g, 4, Kitalpha--Charmer Venture (GB), by Zilzal. O-End Zone Athletics, Inc, B-Dream Walkin Farms, Inc (KY), $6,549.
4—Plenty Elusive, g, 4, Elusive Quality--Plenty of Light, by Colony Light. ($210,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Danny R Caldwell, B-Casner Racing LP (KY), $3,601.
Winning Time: 1:10 1/5 (ft)
     ***Plenty Elusive finished second but was disqualified and placed third.
 
GG, 5TH, ALW, $30,210, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M, 11-21.
5—DINVAR DIVA (GB), m, 5, Dalakhani (IRE)--Musique Magique (IRE), by Mozart (IRE). (105,000gns '10 TATOCT). O-Jeffrey Hobby, B-Brightwalton Stud (GB), T-Richard E. Mandella, J-Alejandro Gomez, $18,000.
4—My Lady's Holiday, f, 3, Harlan's Holiday--Simple Symphony, by Consolidator. ($180,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Mark DeDomenico LLC, Hoefflin, Dan and Hollendorfer, Jerry, B-Machmer Hall (KY), $6,000.
8—Miss Lafayette, f, 3, Midnight Lute--Chilling Effect, by Gold Fever. ($18,000 '11 KEENOV; $70,000 '12 FTKJUL). O-St Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds, B-Wolverton Mountain Farm, LLC & The Midnight Lute Syndicate (KY), $3,600.
Winning Time: 1:39 (ft)
 
RP, 5TH, AOC, $30,000, 2YO, F, 1M, 11-21.
6—ZOOMING, f, 2, After Market--Dance Studio, by Bertrando. ($7,000 2014 TEXAPR). O-Carl R Moore Management LLC, B-Charles & David Yochum (TX), T-W. Bret Calhoun, J-M. Clifton Berry, $17,847.
1A—Bernstein's Dream, f, 2, Bernstein--Wilzada, by Meadowlake. ($15,000 '13 FTKOCT; $40,000 2014 TEXAPR). O-Danny Keene, B-Sierra Farm (KY), $5,949.
3—Donna's Royal Slot, f, 2, Sharp Humor--Royalstraightflush, by Pulpit. ($4,500 '13 KEESEP). O-Racing Legend Farms, Methvin, Donna and Methvin, Chris, B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY), $3,271.
Winning Time: 1:39 4/5 (ft)
 
CT, 2ND, ALW, $27,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 4 1/2F, 11-21.
8—MOOGOOGAIPAN, f, 3, With Distinction--Lillians Choice, by Cape Canaveral. O-Big Lick Farm, B-Big Lick Farm (WV), T-Reid Nagle, J-J. D. Acosta, $15,960.
6—Windsor's Punch, f, 3, Windsor Castle--Scottish Punch, by My Boy Adam. O-John A Casey, B-James W Casey (WV), $5,320.
3—Do Not Judge Me, f, 3, Luftikus--Just That Way, by Windsor Castle. O-Marsha L Laurendine, B-James W Casey (WV), $2,660.
Winning Time: :52 4/5 (ft)
 
CT, 8TH, ALW, $27,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6 1/2F, 11-21.
1—KLUVYABYE, f, 4, Windsor Castle--Up and Again, by Awesome Again. O-Michael G Atkins, B-Michael G Atkins (WV), T-Michael G. Atkins, J-T. D. Houghton, $16,140.
5—Happy Retreat, f, 3, More Than Ready--Clap Happy, by Greinton (GB). ($200,000 '11 KEENOV). O-Hillwood Stable LLC, B-Finale Farm & Mr & Mrs David M (MD), $5,380.
2—Parham Road, f, 3, Street Boss--Sweet Stew, by Wayne County (IRE). O-Kangaroo Stable, B-Ben Doyle & Jill Doyle (PA), $2,690.
Winning Time: 1:18 3/5 (ft)
 
CT, 6TH, ALW, $27,000, 3YO/UP, 1 1/16M, 11-21.
3—RICK THE BARTENDER, g, 6, With Distinction--Yira, by Miner's Mark. O-D Calvin Swomley, B-Jorge Tabraue (FL), T-Manolo Mangual, J-Arnaldo Bocachica, $16,020.
7—Little Big Sime, g, 3, Admiralty Arch--Simon Slew, by Native Slew. O-Betty J Stehr, B-Betty Stehr (WV), $5,340.
1—Captain Klink, g, 3, Greatness--Captain Molly, by Lost Soldier. O-Taylor Mountain Farm LLC, B-James W Casey (WV), $2,670.
Winning Time: 1:45 1/5 (ft)
 
ZIA, 8TH, ALW, $26,200, 2YO, F, 5 1/2F, 11-22.
7—PERFECT STYLE, f, 2, Majesticperfection--Sentimental Style, by Crafty Prospector. ($30,000 '12 KEENOV; $32,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Round Up Racing, LLC, B-Michael Rainier (IN), T-Bart G. Hone, J-Alfredo J. Juarez, Jr., $15,000.
1—K B's Last Danz, f, 2, King Bull--Last Danz, by Danzatore. O-Tucumcari Thoroughbreds, B-Tucumcari Thoroughbreds (NM), $6,700.
2—Katelynn's the One, f, 2, Elijah's Song--Diamond Siphon, by Siphon (BRZ). ($2,700 '13 TEXAUG). O-BMS Racing Stable (Sarah Delany), B-James E Helzer (OK), $2,500.
Winning Time: 1:03 3/5 (ft)
 
ZIA, 5TH, ALW, $25,000, 2YO, 5 1/2F, 11-22.
6—DIRT MONSTER, c, 2, Line of David--Coqui, by Fusaichi Pegasus. ($18,000 '12 KEENOV; $30,000 '13 KEESEP; $275,000 2014 KEEAPR). O-Tony Pennington, B-Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds & Hardy Thoroughbreds (KY), T-Justin R. Evans, J-Ry Eikleberry, $15,500.
1—Outdated, g, 2, Old Fashioned--Romantic Romance, by Rahy. ($67,000 '13 FTKJUL; $29,000 2014 OBSJUN). O-Garvey, Charles and TG Racing LLC, B-Masatake Iida DVM (KY), $5,500.
2—Smudge, g, 2, Behindatthebar--Price of Passion, by Romanov (IRE). O-Quintin C Holtz, B-Quintin Holtz (LA), $2,500.
Winning Time: 1:03 (ft)
 
TUP, 4TH, ALW, $22,500, 2YO, 6F, 11-22.
1A—GRAND FULL MOON, g, 2, Malibu Moon--French Grand, by French Deputy. O-Mercedes Stables LLC, B-Mercedes Stables, LLC (KY), T-Robertino Diodoro, J-Geovanni Franco, $13,811.
5—Solomon, c, 2, Line of David--Taylor's Wish, by Dynaformer. ($35,000 '13 KEESEP). O-River Ridge Ranch, B-Brandywine Farm (KY), $4,455.
4—Highway Boss, g, 2, Street Boss--Sage Mist, by Henny Hughes. ($20,000 '13 ARZOCT; $32,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Kenneth E Fishbein, B-Ernest C Frohboese (KY), $2,228.
Winning Time: 1:09 3/5 (ft)
 
HAW, 4TH, ALW, $22,000, 3YO/UP, 1 1/16M, 11-22.
1A—SWARM, c, 3, Powerful Goer--Bee My Honey, by Southern Halo. O-Vanier, Nancy A and Williamson, Lyda, B-Nancy Vanier & Lyda Williamson (IL), T-Brian Williamson, J-Edgar Perez, $13,200.
2—Free Fighter, g, 9, Out of Place--Taxable Deduction, by Prized. O-Thomas Fedro, Sr, B-Team Block (IL), $4,400.
6—Lassell, g, 4, Star Dabbler--Sweet Claire Bear, by Mari's Book. O-Asiel Stable, B-Asiel Stable, LC (IL), $2,420.
Winning Time: 1:46 4/5 (ft)
 
HAW, 7TH, ALW, $21,080, 3YO/UP, 6 1/2F, 11-21.
7—AZEG, g, 4, Eddington--Misty Gina, by Forest Wildcat. O-Fosher, Richard, Noble, Harvey and Oakes, Bruce, B-James Carfagno Jr & John Loven (IL), T-Roger A. Brueggemann, J-Timothy Thornton, $12,600.
8—Purely Given, g, 3, Pure Prize--C K Given, by Point Given. O-Bran Jam Stable, B-John Reinhart (IL), $4,200.
6—Superstar Leo, g, 3, Three Hour Nap--Five Star Swank, by Five Star Day. O-John Mentz, B-John Mentz (IL), $2,100.
Winning Time: 1:16 (ft)
 
TUP, 7TH, ALW, $16,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, A1MT, 11-22.
9—SHE'S STELLA MARIE, m, 5, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ)--Stellarina, by Pleasant Colony. O-Claire Lein, B-Willow Creek Farm, Inc (CA), T-Robertino Diodoro, J-Scott A. Stevens, $9,622.
7—Make Money Honey, f, 3, Pleasant Tap--Hipocrite (CHI), by Hussonet. ($20,000 '11 OBSOCT; $2,700 '12 FTKOCT). O-Catch Me If You Can Stables, B-Sienna Farms LLC & Michael J Chovanes (PA), $3,104.
5—Peppy Miller, f, 4, Fusaichi Pegasus--Amandas Bandit, by Royal Academy. ($85,000 '11 FTKOCT; $42,000 2013 KEENOV). O-Raymond E McElhaney, B-Robert Pierz (KY), $1,552.
Winning Time: 1:39 2/5 (fm)

North American Maiden Winners
Act of Duty--Quiet Julia by Silver Ghost; SILVER SUNDARA, f, 2, CT, Msw, 11-22, 4 1/2f, :52 3/5. B-J. P. Delaney (NY.). $13,000 2014 OBSJUN.
Afleet Alex--Tell Me All by Vindication; GO SEE DICKY, f, 2, GG, Mcl 8000, 11-22, 5 1/2f, 1:06 2/5. B-Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd. (KY.). $6,000 '13 KEESEP.
Brother Derek--Delacour by Our Emblem; BOLD DEREK, g, 2, RET, Mcl 15000, 11-21, 5f, 1:01 2/5. B-Brereton C. Jones & Spanish Cross Stable, LLC (LA.). $2,000 '13 LTBSEP; $300 '13 STMJAN.
Clever Cry--Jo Sue by Worldly Ways (GB); BELLA LUNA SKY, f, 2, DED, Msw, 11-21, 7 1/2f, 1:34 4/5. B-Danny M. & Donna B. Brown (LA.). $4,000 '13 ESLSEP; $300 '13 STMJAN.
Colonel John--Saphiria by Touch Gold; JUGNI, f, 2, CD, Mcl 50000, 11-22, 6f, 1:11 3/5. B-Royal Oak Farm, LLC (KY.). $40,000 '12 KEENOV. *1/2 to Bryan's Jewel (G3 $484,878).
Exclusive Quality--Brahms Affair by Brahms; EXCLUSIVE SYMPHONY, f, 2, GPW, Mcl 16000, 11-22, 5 1/2f, 1:05 4/5. B-Louie Rogers Thoroughbreds LLC (FL.). $8,000 2014 OBSJUN.
First Samurai--Live Music by Lemon Drop Kid; BEARS REFLECTION, f, 2, WO, Msw, 11-22, 7f, 1:23 2/5. B-Penny & Manfred Conrad (ON.). $18,000 '13 KEEJAN; $67,000 '13 KEESEP.
Grand Reward--Abigail S by Lite the Fuse; BURNING FUSE, c, 2, PEN, Mcl 20000, 11-21, 1m, 1:42 3/5. B-Luana J. Johnson (PA.).
Hard Spun--Fiery Pulpit by Pulpit; STINGRAY CITY, f, 2, FG, Msw, 11-21, 5 1/2f, 1:07 2/5. B-Relentless Racing LLC, Mike & Ann Rongey (LA.). $50,000 '12 KEENOV; $55,000 '13 KEESEP.
Harlington--Mystic Silver by Silver Deputy; HIP NINETY THREE, f, 2, TUP, Moc 30000, 11-22, a7 1/2fT, 1:32 4/5. B-Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. (KY.). $4,000 '13 FTKFEB; $9,000 '13 KEESEP.
Henrythenavigator--Miss Atlantic City (MSW$299,800), by Stormy Atlantic; LOOK AT ME, c, 2, FG, Mcl 15000, 11-22, 6f, 1:13 3/5. B-Cantrel Family Partnership, Ltd. (KY.).
Ide--Eyes on Molly by Malagra; CULLEN, g, 2, DED, Msw, 11-22, 7 1/2f, 1:35 1/5. B-Wade C. Mott & Jeffrey W. Mott (LA.). *Full to Captain Buddy (SW $270,381).
Indian Charlie--Grosse Pointe Anne by Silver Deputy; INDIAN ANNIE, f, 2, FG, Msw, 11-22, 6f, 1:11 3/5. B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY.). $130,000 '13 KEESEP.
Jump Start--Hyatt Road by Allen's Prospect; FINAL PROSPECT, g, 2, LRL, Mcl 40000, 11-22, 7f, 1:25 2/5. B-Non Stop Stable (MD.).
Kodiak Kowboy--King's Mate by Kris S.; PAWN TO A KING, c, 2, PEN, Msw, 11-21, 6f, 1:13 2/5. B-William E. Riddle, Jr. (PA.). $11,500 '13 FTMSEP; $37,000 2014 FTMMAY.
Ole Rebel--Jazzy Gin by Albert the Great; JAZZY REBEL, c, 2, FG, Msw, 11-22, 5 1/2f, 1:06 1/5. B-Dr. Glen Warren (LA.). *Full to Hud's Rebellion (SW $250,356).
Posse--Pegasus Sea by Straight Man; AGENT VAN ALDEN, c, 2, PRX, Mcl 15000, 11-22, 5 1/2f, 1:05 3/5. B-Pegasus Farms, Inc. (NY.). $20,000 '12 FTNOCT; $50,000 '13 FTNAUG; $120,000 2014 OBSMAR.
Private Vow--Truly Romantic by Robyn Dancer; PACIFIC PINK, f, 2, FG, Msw, 11-21, 5 1/2f, 1:06 3/5. B-Brandon Adcock (LA.). $11,500 '13 ESLOCT; $90,000 2014 OBSAPR.
Pure Prize--Summer Event by Event of the Year; PURE REASON, f, 2, RP, Mcl 15000, 11-21, 1m, 1:41 1/5. B-Clark Brewster (OK.).
Red Giant--Libor Rate by Exchange Rate; CLASSIC AUSSIE, f, 2, AQU, Msw, 11-22, 1m, 1:41 4/5. B-D.J. Stable, LLC (NY.).
Successful Appeal--Clochard by Devil's Bag; SWEET ON SMOKEY, f, 2, PRX, Msw, 11-22, 1m, 1:40 4/5. B-Tom McCrocklin & Frank Mermenstein (KY.). *1/2 to Vanessa Wins (Champion Imported 3 Year Old Filly in Ecuador).
Tiz Wonderful--Homefortheholidays by Came Home; TITLE WINNER, f, 2, CD, Mcl 40000, 11-22, 7f, 1:23 4/5. B-Gary & Mary West Stables, Inc. (KY.).
Tiznow--Miss Elusive by Elusive Quality; TIZ ELUSIVE, f, 2, AQU, Mcl 30000, 11-22, 6f, 1:14 4/5. B-Penn Ridge Farms & Triton Farm LLC (KY.). $140,000 '13 FTKJUL.
Unbridled's Song--Elusive Bird by Elusive Quality; GORGEOUS BIRD, c, 2, CD, Msw, 11-22, 7f, 1:24 2/5. B-Marylou Whitney Stables LLC (KY.).
Valid Expectations--Festive Rain by Festival of Light; RAIN EXPECTATIONS, f, 2, RET, Msw, 11-21, 5 1/2f, 1:07 4/5. B-Warren N. Moore Jr. & Ronald F. Plackemeier (TX.).
Weigelia--Aly's Bluff by Pine Bluff; BLUFFALO BILL, g, 2, CD, Mcl 15000, 11-22, 1m, 1:40 2/5. B-Epona Equine, LLC & Otto Draper & Wyn Oaks Farm (PA.).
Where's the Ring--Rivermaid Dancing by Riverman; RIVER MAID, f, 2, WO, Msw, 11-22, 6f, 1:10 2/5. B-Jay Cochlin (ON.). C$57,000 '13 ONTSEP. *1/2 to Soul Rebel (MSP $263,727) *Full to Race for Gold (SW $304,197).
With Distinction--Golden Legacy by Ocala Slew; LASTINGFRIENDSHIPS, f, 2, GPW, Msw, 11-22, 6f, 1:12 . B-Bettina Gates Stevens (FL.). $40,000 2014 OBSAPR.
Bring the Heat--Wicklow Vamp by Military; KILOWATT, g, 3, GPW, Mcl 12500, 11-22, 1 1/16m, 1:50 . B-ACG Racing Stable (FL.).
Cherokee's Boy--Flag Salute by Stalwart; CHEROKEE SALUTE, f, 3, RP, Mcl 15000, 11-21, 6f, 1:11 3/5. B-Melissa Cantacuzene (VA.).
Colonel John--Las Malvinas by Lord at War (ARG); BOURBON WARFARE, f, 3, CD, Msw, 11-22, 6 1/2f, 1:18 1/5. B-Royal Oak Farm, LLC (KY.). $120,000 '11 KEENOV.
Dunkirk--Darling Monique by El Corredor; BATTLE ON, c, 3, FG, Mcl 10000, 11-21, 5f, :59 4/5. B-Sheltowee Farm, Tom McCrocklin & Mar Toothaker (KY.).
Forest Grove--Two to Get Ready by Perfect Mandate; BRACKENDALE, g, 3, DMR, Mcl 20000, 11-21, 6 1/2f, 1:17 . B-Prescott Farms (BC.). C$14,000 '12 BRCSEP.
Formal Dinner--Good Cents by Deputy Minister; FORMAL CENTS, f, 3, PEN, Mcl 7500, 11-21, 6f, 1:14 . B-R. N. Miller (PA.).
Kitten's Joy--You Skat Two by Two Punch; IMAKITTENSJOY, f, 3, GPW, Mcl 16000, 11-22, 1m, 1:42 2/5. B-Shelby Lane Farm & Ramsey Farm, Inc. (KY.). $62,000 '11 KEENOV.
Midnight Lute--Ocala Vixen by Appealing Skier; MIDNIGHT IN OCALA, f, 3, WO, Mcl 12500, 11-22, 7f, 1:24 4/5. B-George Robertson (ON.).
Northern Afleet--Super Plan by Valid Wager; SUPER MAGIC, f, 3, CT, Mcl 5000, 11-21, 1 1/16m, 1:50 2/5. B-Venneri Racing Inc. (KY.).
Oh Tanner--Marnay by Kris S.; MARNAYS ANGEL, f, 3, GG, Msw, 11-21, 5 1/2f, 1:04 3/5. B-William L. & Judy Hedrick (CA.).
Sligo Bay (IRE)--Our Mariah by Mt. Livermore; BIDE A WEE ISLAND, f, 3, WO, Mcl 12500, 11-22, 5f, :58 1/5. B-Kingview Farms (ON.). *1/2 to Something Extra (MG2 $790,656).
Tale of the Cat--Loving Lucy by Lycius; LOVING LORRI, f, 3, PRX, Mcl 40000, 11-22, 6f, 1:13 . B-Hare Forest Farm, LTD. (KY.). $65,000 '12 KEEJAN.
Unusual Heat--Fleet Sparrow by Cozzene; UNUSUAL FLEET, g, 3, GG, Mcl 20000, 11-21, 1 1/16m, 1:46 . B-Jack Nakkashian, Harry Bederian & Harout Kamberian (CA.). *Full to Medzendeekron (G2P $348,258).
Visionaire--Steal of the Night by Lost Code; OUTLOOK, c, 3, GG, Mcl 25000, 11-22, 6f, 1:11 3/5. B-Equus Farm (KY.). $35,000 '11 FTKNOV; $45,000 '12 FTKJUL; $50,000 2013 BESMAR.
Windsor Castle--Treylucey by Wekiva Springs; CRAZY CHARLES, g, 3, CT, Msw, 11-21, 4 1/2f, :51 4/5. B-Floyd A. Taylor (WV.).
Yes It's True--Perfectly Natural by Forestry; PERFECTLY TRUE, c, 3, LRL, Msw, 11-22, 6f, 1:09 4/5. B-David Garvin (KY.). $41,000 '11 KEENOV; $40,000 '12 FTKOCT; $100,000 2013 OBSAPR.
Captain Countdown--Outta Money by Pancho Villa; COUNTTHEMONEY, f, 4, RET, Msw, 11-21, 1 1/16m, 1:53 3/5. B-Ron Cherry (TX.).
Hook and Ladder--Royal Bauble by Jules; FORTY NINE KARATS, g, 4, AQU, Mcl 25000, 11-22, 6f, 1:13 1/5. B-Sequel Stallions New York LLC & J. I. Racing Inc. (NY.).
Proudest Romeo--Leomade by Leo Castelli; L. BEAKUS, g, 4, DED, Mcl 10000, 11-21, 5f, 1:01 1/5. B-Sidney & Donna Ward (AR.).
Smart Strike--Sherriff's Deputy by Deputy Minister; DEPUTY STRIKER, h, 5, GG, Msw, 11-22, 1 1/16m, 1:46 . B-Fares Farm Inc (KY.). $70,000 2011 KEEAPR. *Full to Curlin (Horse of the year, $10,501,800).

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