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SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015

Results

141ST KENTUCKY DERBY

KENTUCKY DERBY (G1), CD, $2,178,800, 3YO, 1 1/4M, 5-2.
18—AMERICAN PHAROAH, c, 3, Pioneerof the Nile--Littleprincessemma, by Yankee Gentleman. ($300,000 '13 FTSAUG). O-Zayat Stables, LLC, B-Zayat Stables (KY), T-Bob Baffert, J-Victor Espinoza, $1,418,800.
10—Firing Line, c, 3, Line of David--Sister Girl Blues, by Hold for Gold. ($65,000 '12 KEENOV; $150,000 '13 FTKJUL; $240,000 2014 KEEAPR). O-Arnold Zetcher LLC, B-Clearsky Farms (KY), $400,000.
8—Dortmund, c, 3, Big Brown--Our Josephina, by Tale of the Cat. ($90,000 '13 FTKJUL; $140,000 2014 FTMMAY). O-Kaleem Shah, Inc, B-Emilie Gerlinde Fojan (KY), $200,000.
Also Ran: Frosted, Danzig Moon, Materiality, Keen Ice, Mubtaahij (IRE), Itsaknockout, Carpe Diem, Frammento, Bolo, Mr. Z, Ocho Ocho Ocho, Far Right, War Story, Tencendur, Upstart.
Winning Time: 2:03 (ft)
Margins: 1, 2, NK.
Odds: 2.90, 9.50, 4.30.

American Pharoah rules Kentucky Derby 141

American Pharoah was crowned under the Twin Spires in Derby 141 (Jim Tyrrell/Horsephotos.com)
Zayat Stables LLC's homebred American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) lived up to his 5-2 favoritism on Saturday when outdueling Firing Line (Line of David) and stablemate Dortmund (Big Brown) to take the $1,418,800 Kentucky Derby (G1) by a length on a picture-perfect day under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs.

"We were ready to rumble," trainer Bob Baffert proudly said of his two runners. "Since their last works I was hearing how good they were and I was hoping it would come true. I felt very confident going in."

Dortmund headed straight for the lead when the gates opened on Derby 141, but soon found company in the form of Firing Line to his outside. American Pharoah took up a stalking spot a fit farther out, and the trio maintained those positions all along the backstretch through splits of :23 1/5, :47 1/5, 1:11 1/5 and 1:36 2/5.

Nearing the final turn, Firing Line moved up to run in tandem with Dortmund while American Pharoah fanned five wide. He quickly made up the ground he lost and an epic duel was on as the three battled it out in the stretch.

American Pharoah slowly, but surely, inched away from his rivals to be clear on the wire under jockey Victor Espinoza, who recorded his second straight Derby victory after guiding Horse of the Year California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) to win in 2014.

American Pharoah (outside), Firing Line (center) and Dortmund (inside) outclassed their fellow Kentucky Derby rivals (Bob Newell/Horsephotos.com)
American Pharaoh stopped the clock in 2:03 for 1 1/4 miles on the fast main track Saturday in front of a 170,513-record crowd at Churchill Downs. He returned $7.80 as the 5-2 favorite and finished off the $56.60 Oaks/Derby double.

"I feel like the luckiest Mexican on Earth," Espinoza said. "He has been a special horse since the first time I rode him. He has a lot of talent and is an unbelievable horse. Turning for home I started riding a little harder. At the eighth-pole, I just couldn't put that other horse (Firing Line) away, but he got it done.

Espinoza is now 7-3-0-1 in the Kentucky Derby, having captured his first win with War Emblem in 2002 and finishing third in the 2001 edition with Congaree.

His War Emblem score came for Baffert as well, who now boasts a 25-4-3-2 mark having saddled Silver Charm (1997) and Real Quite (1998) to win in back-to-back years. Baffert also sent out American Pharoah's sire, Pioneerof the Nile, to be second in the 2009 running.

"It was just awesome to win the Kentucky Derby again for this guy," Espinoza said of teaming with Baffert. "It never gets old."

Baffert, Zayat and their family and friends enjoyed a champagne bath courtesy of Victor Espinoza in the Derby winner's circle (Jamie Newell/Horsephotos.com)
"I had some anxious moments when (American Pharoah) was coming up there," Baffert admitted. "Everybody was walking and screaming. He got a little hot. We finally got him in there (saddling enclosure). We got him wet down. Finally, he shut it down. After that, he cooled off."

It was the first Derby win for Ahmed Zayat, who also bred and campaigned Pioneerof the Nile.

"No more seconds," Zayata beamed. "American Pharoah is very different from all the horses I had. Day one we felt that he had brilliance to him -- his demeanor, his aura, his conformation, the way he moved.

"All this week I was very calm, enjoying it, relaxed. My wife told me, 'You are unusually relaxed.' I'm kind of a hyper guy. She told me, 'How are you that relaxed?' I said, 'The horse is giving me that confidence.' I felt today I came with a star."

Of course the big question now is can American Pharoah continue on in the May 16 Preakness S. (G1) at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland.

"We're looking forward to it," Baffert nodded. "The next one -- I call it the fun one. You know, you're coming off a Derby high, going in there to Baltimore. And the Preakness is one of my favorite races. We're just going to enjoy it.

American Pharoah gave jockey Victor Espinoza his second straight, and third overall, Derby victory (Jessie Holmes/EquiSport Photos)
"I'm sure it's going to be tough," he added. "There will be some good horses in there. But I just love what I saw today from both of my boys. I'm looking forward to the next race."

Baffert said that American Pharoah would stay at Churchill and "ship in a few days before the Preakness."

Firing Line came in second in Derby 141, two lengths up on Dortmund in third. Frosted (Tapit) just missed the top three when a neck farther back in fourth under the wire.

"It is disappointing, for sure. But on the other hand I'm very proud of how well my horse ran," admitted Firing Line's trainer, Simon Callaghan. "Gary (Stevens) rode a great race, he had him in the right spot. We just got beat. I didn't expect him to be as close as he was, but I knew Gary had him right. We tried all the way. Tough beat."

"Going into that first turn, he was pulling hard," Stevens explained. "I looked over and saw that Martin's horse (Martin Garcia on Dortmund) was pulling just as hard as mine. I eased back off him a little bit and gave both horses some breathing room.

"(Firing Line) was aggressive today. He was on it. Coming for home I thought I might get there, but it wasn't to be. My horse showed his braveness today. He just got beat. I'm very proud of him."

Mubtaahij (Dubawi) shipped in from Dubai for his shot at Derby glory, but wound up eighth.

"It's one of those runs that's not good and it's not bad," trainer Mike de Kock remarked, before adding, "Those were some bloody good horses ahead of him."

American Pharaoh became the first juvenile champion to win the Kentucky Derby since Street Sense broke the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) curse in the 2007 Run for the Roses. Saturday's winner was an early scratch from last year's Breeders' Cup due to a deep foot bruise in his left front, but he did well enough to take home an Eclipse Award as the top two-year-old male.

The bay colt competed just twice over the spring to prepare for the Kentucky Derby, romping on each occasion in the Rebel S. (G2) and Arkansas Derby (G1). Last year, he started his career off with a fifth-placing at Del Mar before breaking his maiden in the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and taking the FrontRunner S. (G1) at Santa Anita Park.

Ahmed Zayat joyfully holds aloft the coveted Kentucky Derby trophy (Jamie Newell/Horsephotos.com)
Baffert chose to ship American Pharaoh out of California to avoid running against his other Derby hopeful in Dortmund, who entered Saturday's contest unbeaten after taking the Santa Anita Derby (G1), San Felipe S. (G2) and Robert B. Lewis S. (G3) during the prep season.

American Pharoah headed to Oaklawn Park for his Derby groundwork, and now boasts a 6-5-0-0 mark while doubling his lifetime bankroll to $2,830,300.

American Pharaoh is truly a family affair for Zayat, who purchased the colt's dam as a yearling and named her Littleprincessemma (Yankee Gentleman) after his daughter. The mare, who is a half-sibling to Grade 2 winner Storm Wolf (Stormin Fever) and Grade 3 victress Misty Rosette (Stormin Fever), sold last November in foal to American Pharoah's full brother for $2.1 million.

American Pharaoh passed through the sales ring himself, but was a buyback at $300,000 as a Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected yearling.

Click the following links for full jockey and trainer quotes, and the complete transcript.

Graded Recaps

American Pharoah rules Kentucky Derby 141

American Pharoah was crowned under the Twin Spires in Derby 141 (Jim Tyrrell/Horsephotos.com)
Zayat Stables LLC's homebred American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) lived up to his 5-2 favoritism on Saturday when outdueling Firing Line (Line of David) and stablemate Dortmund (Big Brown) to take the $1,418,800 Kentucky Derby (G1) by a length on a picture-perfect day under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs.

"We were ready to rumble," trainer Bob Baffert proudly said of his two runners. "Since their last works I was hearing how good they were and I was hoping it would come true. I felt very confident going in."

Dortmund headed straight for the lead when the gates opened on Derby 141, but soon found company in the form of Firing Line to his outside. American Pharoah took up a stalking spot a fit farther out, and the trio maintained those positions all along the backstretch through splits of :23 1/5, :47 1/5, 1:11 1/5 and 1:36 2/5.

Nearing the final turn, Firing Line moved up to run in tandem with Dortmund while American Pharoah fanned five wide. He quickly made up the ground he lost and an epic duel was on as the three battled it out in the stretch.

American Pharoah slowly, but surely, inched away from his rivals to be clear on the wire under jockey Victor Espinoza, who recorded his second straight Derby victory after guiding Horse of the Year California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) to win in 2014.

American Pharoah (outside), Firing Line (center) and Dortmund (inside) outclassed their fellow Kentucky Derby rivals (Bob Newell/Horsephotos.com)
American Pharaoh stopped the clock in 2:03 for 1 1/4 miles on the fast main track Saturday in front of a 170,513-record crowd at Churchill Downs. He returned $7.80 as the 5-2 favorite and finished off the $56.60 Oaks/Derby double.

"I feel like the luckiest Mexican on Earth," Espinoza said. "He has been a special horse since the first time I rode him. He has a lot of talent and is an unbelievable horse. Turning for home I started riding a little harder. At the eighth-pole, I just couldn't put that other horse (Firing Line) away, but he got it done.

Espinoza is now 7-3-0-1 in the Kentucky Derby, having captured his first win with War Emblem in 2002 and finishing third in the 2001 edition with Congaree.

His War Emblem score came for Baffert as well, who now boasts a 25-4-3-2 mark having saddled Silver Charm (1997) and Real Quite (1998) to win in back-to-back years. Baffert also sent out American Pharoah's sire, Pioneerof the Nile, to be second in the 2009 running.

"It was just awesome to win the Kentucky Derby again for this guy," Espinoza said of teaming with Baffert. "It never gets old."

Baffert, Zayat and their family and friends enjoyed a champagne bath courtesy of Victor Espinoza in the Derby winner's circle (Jamie Newell/Horsephotos.com)
"I had some anxious moments when (American Pharoah) was coming up there," Baffert admitted. "Everybody was walking and screaming. He got a little hot. We finally got him in there (saddling enclosure). We got him wet down. Finally, he shut it down. After that, he cooled off."

It was the first Derby win for Ahmed Zayat, who also bred and campaigned Pioneerof the Nile.

"No more seconds," Zayata beamed. "American Pharoah is very different from all the horses I had. Day one we felt that he had brilliance to him -- his demeanor, his aura, his conformation, the way he moved.

"All this week I was very calm, enjoying it, relaxed. My wife told me, 'You are unusually relaxed.' I'm kind of a hyper guy. She told me, 'How are you that relaxed?' I said, 'The horse is giving me that confidence.' I felt today I came with a star."

Of course the big question now is can American Pharoah continue on in the May 16 Preakness S. (G1) at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland.

"We're looking forward to it," Baffert nodded. "The next one -- I call it the fun one. You know, you're coming off a Derby high, going in there to Baltimore. And the Preakness is one of my favorite races. We're just going to enjoy it.

American Pharoah gave jockey Victor Espinoza his second straight, and third overall, Derby victory (Jessie Holmes/EquiSport Photos)
"I'm sure it's going to be tough," he added. "There will be some good horses in there. But I just love what I saw today from both of my boys. I'm looking forward to the next race."

Baffert said that American Pharoah would stay at Churchill and "ship in a few days before the Preakness."

Firing Line came in second in Derby 141, two lengths up on Dortmund in third. Frosted (Tapit) just missed the top three when a neck farther back in fourth under the wire.

"It is disappointing, for sure. But on the other hand I'm very proud of how well my horse ran," admitted Firing Line's trainer, Simon Callaghan. "Gary (Stevens) rode a great race, he had him in the right spot. We just got beat. I didn't expect him to be as close as he was, but I knew Gary had him right. We tried all the way. Tough beat."

"Going into that first turn, he was pulling hard," Stevens explained. "I looked over and saw that Martin's horse (Martin Garcia on Dortmund) was pulling just as hard as mine. I eased back off him a little bit and gave both horses some breathing room.

"(Firing Line) was aggressive today. He was on it. Coming for home I thought I might get there, but it wasn't to be. My horse showed his braveness today. He just got beat. I'm very proud of him."

Mubtaahij (Dubawi) shipped in from Dubai for his shot at Derby glory, but wound up eighth.

"It's one of those runs that's not good and it's not bad," trainer Mike de Kock remarked, before adding, "Those were some bloody good horses ahead of him."

American Pharaoh became the first juvenile champion to win the Kentucky Derby since Street Sense broke the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) curse in the 2007 Run for the Roses. Saturday's winner was an early scratch from last year's Breeders' Cup due to a deep foot bruise in his left front, but he did well enough to take home an Eclipse Award as the top two-year-old male.

The bay colt competed just twice over the spring to prepare for the Kentucky Derby, romping on each occasion in the Rebel S. (G2) and Arkansas Derby (G1). Last year, he started his career off with a fifth-placing at Del Mar before breaking his maiden in the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and taking the FrontRunner S. (G1) at Santa Anita Park.

Ahmed Zayat joyfully holds aloft the coveted Kentucky Derby trophy (Jamie Newell/Horsephotos.com)
Baffert chose to ship American Pharaoh out of California to avoid running against his other Derby hopeful in Dortmund, who entered Saturday's contest unbeaten after taking the Santa Anita Derby (G1), San Felipe S. (G2) and Robert B. Lewis S. (G3) during the prep season.

American Pharoah headed to Oaklawn Park for his Derby groundwork, and now boasts a 6-5-0-0 mark while doubling his lifetime bankroll to $2,830,300.

American Pharaoh is truly a family affair for Zayat, who purchased the colt's dam as a yearling and named her Littleprincessemma (Yankee Gentleman) after his daughter. The mare, who is a half-sibling to Grade 2 winner Storm Wolf (Stormin Fever) and Grade 3 victress Misty Rosette (Stormin Fever), sold last November in foal to American Pharoah's full brother for $2.1 million.

American Pharaoh passed through the sales ring himself, but was a buyback at $300,000 as a Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected yearling.

Click the following links for full jockey and trainer quotes, and the complete transcript.

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Triple Crown News & Notes

International Star, other Ramsey runners scratched from Derby card

Louisiana Derby (G2) winner International Star (Fusaichi Pegasus) is a late scratch from Saturday's Kentucky Derby (G1).

"The state vet got there this morning to check him out and did not like the way he jogged down the shedrow," owner Ken Ramsey said. "Our blacksmith took the left-front shoe off and there was definitely some heat on the inside quarter of the left-front foot. Something's brewing in there, probably an abscess. There's nothing major wrong with the horse whatsoever. We think we'll probably have him ready to come back for the Preakness (G1) but time will tell.

"It's a devastating blow to come this far. I thought I had a decent shot at winning the race. But it happened to A.P. Indy and a lot of other horses before. It's bad news for the owners and the family that pinned so many hopes on finally getting to the other side of the racetrack (to the infield Kentucky Derby winner's circle)."

A number of other Ramsey-owned runners on Saturday's program were scratched as well, including the filly Stephanie's Kitten (Kitten's Joy) from the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1).

"That's an issue between me and (trainer) Chad Brown," Ramsey said. "I won't get into that in the press but none of the three in the Woodford Reserve will be running in our colors today."

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International Star, other Ramsey runners scratched from Derby card

Louisiana Derby (G2) winner International Star (Fusaichi Pegasus) is a late scratch from Saturday's Kentucky Derby (G1).

"The state vet got there this morning to check him out and did not like the way he jogged down the shedrow," owner Ken Ramsey said. "Our blacksmith took the left-front shoe off and there was definitely some heat on the inside quarter of the left-front foot. Something's brewing in there, probably an abscess. There's nothing major wrong with the horse whatsoever. We think we'll probably have him ready to come back for the Preakness (G1) but time will tell.

"It's a devastating blow to come this far. I thought I had a decent shot at winning the race. But it happened to A.P. Indy and a lot of other horses before. It's bad news for the owners and the family that pinned so many hopes on finally getting to the other side of the racetrack (to the infield Kentucky Derby winner's circle)."

A number of other Ramsey-owned runners on Saturday's program were scratched as well, including the filly Stephanie's Kitten (Kitten's Joy) from the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1).

"That's an issue between me and (trainer) Chad Brown," Ramsey said. "I won't get into that in the press but none of the three in the Woodford Reserve will be running in our colors today."

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Results

NORTH AMERICAN GRADED STAKES RESULTS

CHURCHILL DOWNS S. (G2), CD, $500,000, 4YO/UP, 7F, 5-2.
4—PRIVATE ZONE, g, 6, Macho Uno--Auburn Beauty, by Siphon (BRZ). ($15,000 '10 KEESEP). O-Good Friends Stable, LLC, B-Adena Springs (ON), T-Jorge Navarro, J-Martin A. Pedroza, $306,900.
7—Nates Mineshaft, r, 8, Mineshaft--Angel's Tearlet, by Silver Deputy. ($8,000 '08 FTKOCT). O-Windy Hill Farm, B-Cobra Farm (KY), $99,000.
5—Pants On Fire, h, 7, Jump Start--Cabo de Noche, by Cape Town. O-Hall, George and Lori, B-K & G Stables (KY), $49,500.
Also Ran: Gentlemen's Bet, C. Zee, Bayern.
Winning Time: 1:22 2/5 (ft)
Margins: 4 1/4, HD, 4 3/4.
Odds: 2.70, 29.60, 3.50.

Private Zone wires Churchill Downs as Bayern struggles

Private Zone blew away his Churchill Downs rivals, including BC Classic winner Bayern (Lauren Pomeroy/Horsephotos.com)
Triple Grade 1 winner Private Zone (Macho Uno) withstood early pressure from 29-1 longshot Nates Mineshaft (Mineshaft) and pulled away to win the $500,000 Churchill Downs (G2) by 4 1/4 lengths on Saturday's Kentucky Derby undercard.

Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Private Zone was hounded much of the way through splits of :22 1/5 and :44 3/5, but drew off late to finish the seven furlongs in 1:22 2/5. The 5-2 second choice, he paid $7.40.

"When that horse went by me (Nates Mineshaft on the turn for home), I didn't get nervous," Pedroza said. "I just let my horse do what he does, and I knew he'd be game. Then I hit him left handed and it was all over. He's just so tough."

The biggest disappointment by far was Bayern (Offlee Wild), the 4-5 favorite making his first start since his controversial win in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) last November. Tracking in behind the winner down the backside, the Bob Baffert trainee lost interest around the far turn and wound up trailing the field of six.

"He felt really good, he broke really sharp," jockey Martin Garcia said. "He didn't have the kick that he usually does. He was done at the half mile. He didn't handle the track at all, he didn't like it."

Nates Mineshaft held by a head for second over Pants On Fire (Jump Start), who finished ahead of Gentlemen's Bet (Half Ours), C. Zee (Elusive Bluff), and Bayern. Brewing (Maimonides) was scratched.

Having started his career in Panama, Private Zone has become one of the most accomplished U.S. sprinters in recent years. Winner of the past two editions of the Vosburgh (G1) as well as last November's Cigar Mile (G1), the six-year-old gelding has also placed in six other graded stakes, including the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), Malibu (G1), and Gulfstream Park H. (G1). He finished a close second in the latter in his season debut March 7.

Owned by Good Friends Stable, a partnership that includes former jockey Rene Douglas, Private Zone is presently trained by Jorge Navarro. His prior trainers of record have been Alfredo Velazquez and Doug O'Neill.

Bred in Ontario by Adena Springs, Private Zone was reared Auburn Beauty (Siphon). He hails from the family of U.S. grass champion Chief Bearhart (Chief's Crown) and, further back, breed-changing sire Mr. Prospector (Raise a Native).

WOODFORD RESERVE TURF CLASSIC S. (G1), CD, $500,000, 4YO/UP, 1 1/8MT, 5-2.
5—FINNEGANS WAKE, h, 6, Powerscourt (GB)--Boat's Ghost, by Silver Ghost. O-Donegal Racing and Rockingham Ranch, B-Jerry Crawford (KY), T-Peter Miller, J-Victor Espinoza, $297,600.
*7—Jack Milton, h, 5, War Front--Preserver, by Forty Niner. ($100,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Gary Barber, B-Cherry Valley Farm, LLC (KY), $96,000.
9—Seek Again, h, 5, Speightstown--Light Jig (GB), by Danehill. O-Juddmonte Farms, Inc, B-Juddmonte Farms Inc (KY), $48,000.
Also Ran: Sky Captain, Slumber (GB), Grand Arch, Optimizer, Chocolate Ride, Umgiyo (AUS).
Winning Time: 1:47 1/5 (fm)
Margins: HD, 1, 1.
Odds: 3.70, 3.70, 3.90.
     ***Sky Captain finished second but was disqualified and placed fourth.

Finnegans Wake up in time, Sky Captain DQ'd in Woodford Reserve

Finnegan's Wake (left) went last to first, edging Sky Captain (right) and Jack Milton (center) (Jim Tyrrell/Horsephotos.com)
Donegal Racing and Rockingham Ranch's Finnegans Wake (Powerscourt) engineered a last-to-first rally in the nick of time in Saturday's $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs. Game front runner Sky Captain (Sky Mesa), who was just headed on the line, was subsequently demoted to fourth for interfering with Seek Again (Speightstown) in deep stretch.

Sky Captain emerged as the early leader after unexpected developments. Early on Derby Day, several Ken and Sarah Ramsey runners were surprisingly scratched, chief among them International Star (Fusaichi Pegasus) in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Stephanie's Kitten (Kitten's Joy) in the Woodford Reserve. With the withdrawal of the star distaffer, her projected pacemakers, fellow Ramsey colorbearers Coalport (Kitten's Joy) and Scrumpdilicious (Northern Afleet) were also taken out.

On paper, that should have left Chocolate Ride (Candy Ride) sitting pretty as the likely speed, but he didn't break well. Sky Captain went forward, along with the Mike de Kock-trained Umgiyo (Danehill Dancer), stablemate of Derby contender Mubtaahij. Umgiyo pulled his way to the front through an opening quarter in :24 2/5 before conceding a narrow lead to Sky Captain, who posted splits of :47 4/5 and 1:11 1/5. Meanwhile, Chocolate Ride had rushed up to press the pace in third, but Finnegans Wake was anchored at the rear by Victor Espinoza.

Sky Captain shook free of the tiring Umgiyo and Chocolate Ride swinging into the stretch, but the 14-1 chance was soon accosted by Seek Again and Jack Milton (War Front). As he responded to left-handed whipping, Sky Captain drifted out and hampered Seek Again, who eventually had to steady in tight and dropped back to an unlucky fourth.

Finnegans Wake, who had fanned out extremely wide rounding the far turn, continued his sustained rally for the length of the stretch. Denying the determined Sky Captain at the wire, he covered 1 1/8 firm-turf miles in 1:47 1/5 and paid $9.40 as the slight 7-2 favorite. Jack Milton was another head back in third.

Sky Captain (right) begins his starboard drift toward Seek Again (pink cap) (Lauren Pomeroy/Horsephotos.com)
The inquiry sign soon flashed, however, and the stewards studied the replay of the incident involving Sky Captain and Seek Again. Sky Captain was disqualified and placed fourth, elevating Jack Milton to the runner-up spot and Seek Again to third. Chocolate Ride and Umgiyo were the last two home, separated by a nose.

"I got there just in time," Espinoza said of Finnegans Wake. "Turning for home I thought I would catch him (Sky Captain), but then I said, 'Uh-oh, this is going to be tough.' I started working on him.

"He's old. He wants to do whatever he wants. He wanted to take his time, so I let him do whatever he wants and enjoy himself in the beginning. Then after a half-mile I said, 'You know what, we better start moving.' I started working on him. I wanted to save ground at the end, but any little stop would have cost him the race. To swing to the outside was the best thing for him."

With this first Grade 1 coup to his credit, Finnegans Wake improved his record to 29-7-4-3, $1,402,975. The six-year-old veteran has blossomed since transferring to trainer Peter Miller, for whom he has also won the November 27 Hollywood Turf Cup (G2), January 3 San Gabriel (G2) and February 7 San Marcos (G2). He was second in last September's John Henry Turf Championship (G2) in his debut for the barn, and most recently filled that same spot in the March 21 San Luis Rey (G2).

For his initial trainer Dale Romans, Finnegans Wake captured the 2014 Arlington H. (G3) and placed in the 2012 Secretariat (G1), Virginia Derby (G2) and Gotham (G3) as well as the 2013 Bowling Green H. (G2).

Finnegans Wake was bred by Donegal's Jerry Crawford in Kentucky. The bay was produced by the stakes-placed Boat's Ghost (Silver Ghost), making him a half-brother to Puca (Big Brown), the Gazelle (G2) runner-up who just finished 12th in Friday's Kentucky Oaks (G1).

HUMANA DISTAFF S. (G1), CD, $300,000, 4YO/UP, F/M, 7F, 5-2.
3—DAME DOROTHY, f, 4, Bernardini--Vole Vole Monamour, by Woodman. ($390,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Bobby Flay, B-Derry Meeting Farm (PA), T-Todd A. Pletcher, J-Javier Castellano, $182,280.
8—Judy the Beauty, m, 6, Ghostzapper--Holy Blitz, by Holy Bull. ($20,000 '10 KEESEP). O-Wesley A Ward, B-Adena Springs (ON), $58,800.
6—Moonlit Stroll, f, 4, Stroll--Stay Awhile, by Unbridled's Song. ($15,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Team Forster 151 LLC, B-Claiborne Farm (KY), $29,400.
Also Ran: Sweet Reason, Clearly Confused, Thank You Marylou, You Bought Her.
Winning Time: 1:22 3/5 (ft)
Margins: NK, NK, 2 1/4.
Odds: 2.60, 1.00, 18.40.

Dame Dorothy denies Judy the Beauty in Humana Distaff

Dame Dorothy (outside) got the win in a three-horse photo with Judy the Beauty (center) and Moonlit Stroll (inside) (Jessie Holmes/EquiSport Photos)
Bobby Flay's Dame Dorothy (Bernardini) raced in tandem with champion Judy the Beauty (Ghostzapper) and Moonlit Stroll (Stroll) through much of the stretch in Saturday's $300,000 Humana Distaff (G1) on the Kentucky Derby undercard at Churchill Downs, but just managed to get her neck in front on the wire to secure the win under jockey Javier Castellano.

Moonlit Stroll took command of the race through splits of :23 and :46 2/5 while tracked by Judy the Beauty to her outside and Thank You Marylou (Birdstone) just in behind on the rail. Dame Dorothy stalked in fourth a bit farther off the rail until nearing the turn, when the four-year-old miss ranged up to challenge rounding the turn.

By this point even-money favorite Judy the Beauty had also moved up to run in tandem with Moonlit Stroll, and the trio hit the stretch together. Battling it out throughout the lane, first one, then another would gain a miniscule advantage. Judy the Beauty appeared the winner just strides from the wire, but Dame Dorothy fought back on her outside to just get her neck down on the line to stop the clock in 1:22 3/5 for seven furlongs over the fast main track.

"You've got to use this filly away from there; she's not the quickest out of the gate. So I got after her and she responded," Castellano explained. "When we got position, I felt very good. Every time I asked her, she gave it to me.

"Coming down the stretch I knew it was going to be close. I knew Judy the Beauty was going to be tough. But my filly kept responding and she gave me so much confidence I felt I could celebrate a little before the wire."

Sent off the 5-2 second choice, the Todd Pletcher-trained Dame Dorothy paid $7.20 for earning her first Grade 1 victory.

"She got bounced around there pretty good at the start, but Javier (Castellano) was able to bounce her into the perfect spot. It was just harried the first 100 yards," Pletcher said.

"We've been trying to find out her optimum distance. I wasn't a 100 percent sure that as a daughter of Bernardini, she couldn't go long. But I thought her seven-eighths race at Gulfstream was probably her best to date. After that we decided to back her up into here.

"This is probably her niche. This was a big win. It was important for our filly to get the Grade 1."

Judy the Beauty, who earned an Eclipse Award as the 2014 champion female sprinter, was making her first start in this spot since taking last year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1). She ran a game second, a neck in front of the tenacious Moonlit Stroll, who was trying stakes rivals for the first time in just her second start on dirt.

"She ran well, not much else to say to be honest. She just kind of needed the race, that's all," stated Mike Smith, who was aboard Judy the Beauty.

Dame Dorothy added a fourth stakes win to her resume, which now stands at 8-6-1-1, $619,740. She captured the Turnback the Alarm H. (G3) and Malvern Rose S. last year while placing in the Comely S. (G3), and has been first in the Florida Sunshine Millions Distaff and runner-up in the Santa Margarita S. (G1) thus far this season.

Bred in Pennsylvania by Derry Metting Farm, Dame Dorothy has more than earned back her purchase price of $390,000 as a Keeneland September yearling. She is out of the winning Vole Vole Monamour (Woodman), making her a half-sister to Grade/Group 1 heroine Mrs. Lindsay (Theatrical). Her fourth dam is English and Irish champion Mrs. Penny (Great Nephew), and this female family also includes Grade 1-scoring sire Unaccounted For (Private Account), champion turf mare and English classic queen Hatoof (Irish River), and Grade 1 winner Irish Prize (Irish River).

CHURCHILL DISTAFF TURF MILE S. (G2), CD, $300,000, 4YO/UP, F/M, 1MT, 5-2.
3—TEPIN, f, 4, Bernstein--Life Happened, by Stravinsky. ($140,000 '12 FTSAUG). O-Robert E Masterson, B-Machmer Hall (KY), T-Mark E. Casse, J-Julien R. Leparoux, $171,120.
5—Coffee Clique, m, 5, Medaglia d'Oro--Miss Chapin, by Royal Academy. O-Amerman Racing LLC, B-Mrs Jerry Amerman (KY), $55,200.
8—Sandiva (IRE), f, 4, Footstepsinthesand (GB)--Miss Corinne (GB), by Mark of Esteem (IRE). (18,000GBP '12 DONAUG). O-Al Shaqab Racing, B-Denis McDonnell (IRE), $27,600.
Also Ran: Lady Lara (IRE), Maid On a Mission, Strike Charmer, Personal Diary, I'm Already Sexy, Kitty Wine, Solid Appeal, Kiss Moon, Water Hole (IRE), Grand Elmendorf.
Winning Time: 1:34 (fm)
Margins: 1HF, 3, 1 3/4.
Odds: 9.10, 2.90, 3.60.

Front-running Tepin upstages leading fancies in Distaff Turf Mile

Tepin had drilled a bullet in company with her Derby-bound stablemate, Danzig Moon (Rickelle Nelson/Horsephotos.com)
Robert E. Masterson's Tepin (Bernstein) had been in the news recently as the workmate of Kentucky Derby (G1) hopeful Danzig Moon (Malibu Moon), but made headlines of her own when springing a 9-1 upset of Saturday's $300,000 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2).

Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Julien Leparoux -- who would later join forces with Danzig Moon -- Tepin turned out to the controlling speed through fractions of :24, :48 and 1:11 3/5 on the firm turf. Defending champion and 5-2 favorite Coffee Clique (Medaglia d'Oro) was perched in a ground-saving third in her slipstream, but by the time she angled out in the lane, the leader had flown.

Tepin held sway by 1 1/2 lengths in a final time of 1:34 and returned $20.20.

"Before the race," Leparoux said, "we were looking at the race and said, 'There isn't much speed.' She is a natural speed filly, so we let her run the first part of it and on the backside she relaxed beautifully and she kicked on nice at the end. When she won at Gulfstream (in her seasonal reappearance on March 21, she was very impressive. I really like the filly and was real confident today."

"These two races, she's come back really  well," Casse said.

"You know, this was Danzig Moon's workmate the other day, so when he worked so good, everybody was saying, 'Who was that?' When they got the half in 48-and-change, and I said, 'It should be over.'''

Coffee Clique did well to recover from a troubled start.

"(Jockey) John (Velazquez) said she stumbled out of there and he couldn't believe she got her legs back underneath her," trainer Brian Lynch said. "He said she gave it everything she had, but the pace wasn't that quick."

"There was supposed to be more speed in the race, but not sure where it went," Velazquez observed. "My filly lugged in down the lane and maybe it has something to do with the break. She sat perfectly in the gate and then fell right on her face after the gates opened. "

There was a three-length gap back to Sandiva (Footstepsinthesand) in third, and Lady Lara wound up fourth of 13.

Tepin's resume now reads 10-4-1-1, $580,973. Third in the 2013 Rags to Riches in her stakes debut on Churchill's main track, she went on to land the Delta Downs Princess (G3) in her next start. The bay switched to turf during her sophomore campaign in 2014, with her best result a runner-up effort in the San Clemente (G2) at Del Mar. She is now two-for-two this year.

On April 18, Tepin drilled five furlongs in company with Danzig Moon, and the stablemates garnered plenty of attention for firing a bullet :58 on the Churchill dirt.

Bred by Machmer Hall in Kentucky, Tepin was sold for $140,000 as a Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling. The bay is a full sister to Grade 2-placed Prime Cut and a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 scorer Vyjack (Into Mischief). They were all produced by the unraced Stravinsky mare Life Happened, herself a half-sister to multiple Grade 3-winning sire Disco Rico (Citidancer).

AMERICAN TURF S. (G2), CD, $250,000, 3YO, 1 1/16MT, 5-2.
11—DIVISIDERO, c, 3, Kitten's Joy--Madame Du Lac, by Lemon Drop Kid. ($250,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Gunpowder Farms LLC, B-Hinkle Farms (KY), T-William B. Bradley, J-Rafael Manuel Hernandez, $142,600.
6—A Lot, c, 3, Tapit--Overly Tempting, by In Excess (IRE). ($410,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Amerman Racing LLC, B-Liberty Road Stables (KY), $46,000.
14—World Approval, g, 3, Northern Afleet--Win Approval, by With Approval. O-Live Oak Plantation, B-Live Oak Stud (FL), $23,000.
Also Ran: Luck of the Kitten, Royal Son, Nun the Less, Firespike, Another Lemon Drop, Tuba, Indianaughty, Conquest Typhoon, Wireless Future, Majestico.
Winning Time: 1:41 2/5 (fm)
Margins: 3/4, 1 3/4, 2 1/4.
Odds: 8.60, 4.20, 14.20.

Divisidero conquers American Turf

Divisidero looks to be the next budding star for Buff Bradley (Jamie Newell/Horsephotos.com)
Gunpowder Farms' Divisidero (Kitten's Joy), tough-trip third in his stakes debut in the March 7 Palm Beach (G3) at Gulfstream Park, took a big step forward in Saturday's $250,000 American Turf (G2) at Churchill Downs.

In his second stakes attempt, and just third lifetime start, the Buff Bradley pupil deployed a stellar turn of foot to mow down A Lot (Tapit) late. Divisidero, who was bet down to 8-1 from a 20-1 morning line, sparked a $19.20 win payout.

After getting off to a bit of a hop at the start for Rafael Hernandez, the late runner settled near the rear of the 13-sophomore field. The 7-2 Luck of the Kitten (Kitten's Joy), who might have been expected to show his customary early zip, deferred to 65-1 longshot Tuba (Magna Graduate) through fractions of :24, :48 3/5 and 1:12 2/5 on the firm turf.

A Lot, nestled among horses within striking distance, burst into contention turning for home and swept by both early leaders. As he bounded two lengths clear in midstretch, however, Divisidero was winding up wider out. The winner's momentum was unassailable, and he drove three-quarters of a length clear while completing 1 1/16 miles in 1:41 2/5.

"We worried a little bit yesterday because it looked like the turf course favored speed," Bradley said, "but I told Rafael, 'Don't take him out of his game and let him run his race.'

"He's an awesome horse. He professional already and it's just his third race. It's unbelievable."

A Lot lost his concentration, according to Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez.

"The other horse passed him; he didn't even know the other horse passed him," Velazquez said. "He just kept looking at the infield. He didn't pay attention. He kept looking at the infield. He didn't care. After the horse passed him -- he was like two lengths in front of him -- he started galloping out.''

World Approval (Northern Afleet) motored from far back late and reported home another 1 3/4 lengths astern in third. Luck of the Kitten was a one-paced fourth. Tuba retreated to ninth, and lukewarm 3-1 favorite Conquest Typhoon (Stormy Atlantic) was a non-threatening 11th.

Divisidero has now earned $181,000 from his 3-2-0-1 line, each start coming over 1 1/16 miles on turf. The bay was a good-looking debut winner, in similar style, in his February 7 unveiling at Gulfstream.

"The owners have been great, the Gunpowder Stables," Bradley said. "We've come up with a plan to give this horse plenty of time, and that's what's helped us.

"We've got some ideas," he added of future plans, "but I'm not sure we've firmed everything up yet."

Bred by Hinkle Farms in Kentucky, the May 7 foal brought $250,000 as a Keeneland September yearling. He is out of Madame du Lac (Lemon Drop Kid), an unraced half-sister to Chilean Group 2 winner Genial Boy (Songandaprayer). This is the family of multiple Group 2 hero Zindabad (Shirley Heights), with supersire Northern Dancer and Halo at a further remove.

PAT DAY MILE S. (G3), CD, $200,000, 3YO, 1M, 5-2.
6—COMPETITIVE EDGE, c, 3, Super Saver--Magdalena's Chase, by Cape Town. ($750,000 2014 FTFMAR). O-Nancy Favreau Kathy Psoinos LLC, and Tabor, Michael B, B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY), T-Todd A. Pletcher, J-John R. Velazquez, $120,280.
7—Pain and Misery, g, 3, Bob and John--Singing Doe, by Running Stag. ($7,000 '13 FTKFEB; $27,000 '13 OBSAUG; $210,000 2014 OBSAPR). O-Black Gold Racing, B-Castlepark Farm, LLC (KY), $38,800.
2—Gimme Da Lute, c, 3, Midnight Lute--Casino Gold, by Proud Citizen. O-Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E and Weitman, Paul, B-Michael E Pegram, Karl Watson & Paul Weitman (CA), $19,400.
Also Ran: Lord Nelson, The Truth Or Else, Hillbilly Royalty, Where's the Moon, Peace and War.
Winning Time: 1:34 (ft)
Margins: 4HF, 1HF, HF.
Odds: 1.30, 27.50, 3.40.

Competitive Edge romps in Pat Day Mile in stakes-record time

Competitive Edge has won all four times by an average of more than seven lengths (Jamie Newell/Horsephotos.com)
Competitive Edge (Super Saver) continues to win and win big. The Todd Pletcher-trained three-year-old colt strolled to his fourth win in as many starts in Saturday's $200,000 Pat Day Mile (G3) at Churchill Downs.

Tracking in second as Hillbilly Royalty (Langfuhr) set fast fractions of :23, :45 4/5, and 1:10, Competitive Edge moved past that entering the stretch and drew off to win by 4 1/2 lengths under John Velazquez in stakes-record time of 1:34.18.

"I thought that was very impressive, especially for his first time going a straight mile," said Pletcher, who trains the colt for Nancy Favreau, Kathy Psoinos, and Michael Tabor. "Johnny said it was pretty straight forward. The scary thing is that as impressive as that was, I think there is more in the tank."

The Pat Day Mile prior to this year was known as the Derby Trial and contested on opening day of the Spring Meet. The one-mile stakes record was previously held by Hall of Famer Ack Ack, who ran the distance in 1:34.40 back in 1969.

Competitive Edge's margin of victory was his smallest thus far, an indicator of how easily he's won previously. His 10 1/4-length debut score at Saratoga last July was followed by a 5 3/4-length romp in the Hopeful (G1). Sidelined the remainder of 2014, he returned to action in the $58,000 Tamarac S. at Gulfstream on March 27, winning that one-mile event by 8 1/4 lengths. He's now earned $417,280.

Pain and Misery (Bob and John), a 27-1 longshot from mid-pack to get second by 1 1/2 lengths over Gimme Da Lute (Midnight Lute). Lord Nelson (Pulpit), The Truth Or Else (Yes It's True), Hillbilly Royalty, Where's the Moon (Malibu Moon), and the filly Peace and War (War Front) rounded out the order of finish.

Bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, Competitive Edge was a $750,000 Fasig-Tipton March two-year-old in training purchase. He was reared by the multiple stakes-placed Magdalena's Chase (Cape Town).

Competitive Edge is from the family of Grade 1 scorer All Fired Up (Timeless Moment) and Grade 2 victor Wild Syn (Wild Again). Further afield in the female line, one finds Grade 1 winners Awesome Humor (Distorted Humor), Emcee (Unbridled's Song) and Constitution (Tapit).

Competitive Edge's pedigree features 4x4 inbreeding to both supersire Mr. Prospector and 1977 Triple Crown legend Seattle Slew.

WESTCHESTER S. (G3), BEL, $142,500, 4YO/UP, 1M, 5-2.
1—TONALIST, c, 4, Tapit--Settling Mist, by Pleasant Colony. O-Robert S Evans, B-Woodslane Farm (KY), T-Christophe Clement, J-Joe Bravo, $90,000.
3—Confrontation, g, 5, War Pass--Successfully Sweet, by Successful Appeal. ($11,000 '11 KEESEP; $35,000 2012 FTMMAY). O-Dattner, Eric and Astarita, Harry, B-W S Farish (KY), $30,000.
5—Souper Lucky, g, 4, Giant's Causeway--Slewfoundmoney, by Seeking the Gold. O-Live Oak Plantation, B-Live Oak Stud (FL), $15,000.
Also Ran: Juba.
Winning Time: 1:34 (ft)
Margins: 3 3/4, 1, 8.
Odds: 0.90, 2.20, 12.60.
 
FORT MARCY S. (G3), BEL, $150,000, 4YO/UP, 1 1/8MT, 5-2.
1A—BIG BLUE KITTEN, h, 7, Kitten's Joy--Spent Gold, by Unaccounted For. O-Ramsey, Kenneth L and Sarah K, B-Kenneth L & Sarah K Ramsey (KY), T-Chad C. Brown, J-Joe Bravo, $90,000.
4—Howe Great, h, 6, Hat Trick (JPN)--Ginger Sea (SAF), by Western Winter. O-Team Valor International, B-Barry Irwin (KY), $30,000.
2—Middleburg, h, 5, Lemon Drop Kid--Rum Charger (IRE), by Spectrum (IRE). O-Firestone, Mr and Mrs Bertram R, B-Mr & Mrs Bertram R Firestone (VA), $15,000.
Also Ran: Divine Oath, Sky Blazer, V. E. Day, Mr Speaker, Unbridled Ocean.
Winning Time: 1:47 4/5 (fm)
Margins: 2 1/4, HD, 3/4.
Odds: 1.85, 41.50, 5.20.
 
SHEEPSHEAD BAY S. (G2), BEL, $196,000, 4YO/UP, F/M, 1 3/8MT, 5-2.
5—ROSALIND, f, 4, Broken Vow--Critics Acclaim, by Theatrical (IRE). ($70,000 '12 FTKJUL; $1,000,000 2014 FTKNOV). O-Bethlehem Stables LLC, Dubb, Michael and Highclere America, B-Hurstland Farm, Inc, James H Greene Jr & Pin Oak Stud, LLC (KY), T-Chad C. Brown, J-Joe Bravo, $120,000.
3—Maximova, m, 5, Danehill Dancer (IRE)--Honoria (IRE), by Sadler's Wells. O-Gallagher's Stud, B-Gallaghers Stud (NY), $40,000.
2—Selenite, f, 4, Cosmonaut--Offhand Remark, by Western Expression. ($11,000 '12 FTMOCT; $20,000 2013 OBSJUN). O-Punk, Jr, William J and DiLeo, Philip, B-Flying Zee Stables (NY), $20,000.
Also Ran: Riposte (GB), Beauty Parlor.
Winning Time: 2:14 3/5 (fm)
Margins: 1 1/4, HF, 1HF.
Odds: 3.60, 11.10, 39.25.

Tonalist returns a winner in Westchester

Tonalist remained undefeated over Belmont Park's main track (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography)
Tonalist (Tapit), last year's Belmont S. (G1) and Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner, made a successful four-year-old debut on Saturday in the $142,500 Westchester (G3) at Belmont Park.

A potential clash with 2013 Belmont winner Palace Malice (Curlin) didn't come off after that rival was scratched on Thursday, but Tonalist provided some anxious moments to bettors who sent him away at 4-5 in the field of four.

Slowly away from the gate, the classic winner was down as much as six lengths as Juba (Tapit) sped in :23 and :45 4/5. Closing the gap to two lengths at the quarter pole, which Confrontation (War Pass) passed in 1:09 2/5, Tonalist swooped to the lead by mid-stretch and strolled home a 3 3/4-length winner under Joe Bravo.

Owned by Robert S. Evans and trained by Christophe Clement, Tonalist paid $3.80 after completing a mile in 1:34 over a fast track.

"Christophe warned me, he said 'He might be a little slow leaving the gate, the hardest part just get him running the first part.' Once that was all over down the backside he just pulled us to horses and it's just beautiful to ride good horses, it really is," said Bravo, who would sweep all three graded stakes at Belmont on Saturday.

Confrontation, Souper Lucky (Giant's Causeway), and Juba completed the order of finish.

Tonalist, who also won the Peter Pan (G2) and placed in the Jim Dandy (G2) and Travers (G1) last season, was making his first start since finishing fifth in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1). He will now be considered for the June 6 Metropolitan H. (G1) over the same track and distance. His record now stands at 10-5-2-1, $2,042,000.

Bred in Kentucky by Woodslane Farm, Tonalist was produced by Settling Mist (Pleasant Colony) and descends from Broodmare of the Year Toll Booth (Buckpasser).

Big Blue Kitten outclassed his Fort Marcy rivals (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography)
Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who were forced to scratch International Star (Fusaichi Pegasus) from Saturday's Kentucky Derby (G1), got a consolation prize when Bravo booted home their homebred seven-year-old Big Blue Kitten (Kitten's Joy) to victory in the $150,000 Fort Marcy (G3).

Rating at or near the tail of the field as Howe Great (Hat Trick) opened up a large lead through splits of :24 2/5, :48 4/5, and 1:13, Big Blue Kitten advanced while staying close to the inside, went around Howe Great in the stretch and blew by to win by 2 1/4 lengths in a time of 1:47 4/5 for nine furlongs on the firm inner turf. As the 9-5 favorite, the Chad Brown trainee paid $5.70.

How Great held second by a head over Middleburg (Lemon Drop Kid), who finished ahead of Divine Oath (Broken Vow), Sky Blazer (Sky Mesa), V. E. Day (English Channel), Mr Speaker (Pulpit), and Unbridled Ocean (Unbridled's Song). The winner's entrymate, Hyper (Victory Gallop), was scratched.

A multiple Grade 1 winner in 2013 when he captured the United Nations (G1) and Sword Dancer Invitational (G1), Big Blue Kitten won or placed in nine other graded stakes prior to the Fort Marcy. His record presently stands at 25-12-6-4, $1,605,830.

According to Brown, Big Blue Kitten will target the Manhattan (G1) on June 6. Real Solution, also owned by the Ramseys, took the 2014 edition of the Manhattan.

"Kudos to Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey for keeping him in training this year," Brown said. "He had a couple of stud offers here and there. But they love this horse and believe in him and (believe) that he could make more on track than as a stallion. Once again, Mr. Ramsey made the right decision. I'll discuss it with him, but the Manhattan has been the plan."

Bred in Kentucky, Big Blue Kitten was reared by Spent Gold (Unaccounted For).

This was the first stakes win for Rosalind since joining the Chad Brown stable (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography)
The stakes action on Saturday kicked off with the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay (G2) for fillies and mares, with the four-year-old Rosalind (Broken Vow) posting a mild upset against four rivals.

A tracking third as 6-5 favorite Beauty Parlor (Elusive Quality) set splits of :25 2/5, :50 4/5, 1:15 1/5, and 1:38 3/5, Rosalind overtook that one a furlong out and drew off to win by 1 1/4 lengths under Bravo in a time of 2:14 3/5 for 1 3/8 miles on the turf.

The 7-2 third choice, she paid $9.20 for owners Bethlehem Stables, Michael Dubb, and Highclere America.

Longshots completed the trifecta, with 11-1 chance Maximova (Danehill Dancer) finishing a half-length clear of 39-1 outsider Selenite (Cosmonaut). Riposte (Dansili), the 6-5 second choice, was fourth and Beauty Parlor trailed.

Trained at two and three by Ken McPeek, Rosalind placed in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), Alcibiades (G1) and Pocahontas (G2) as a juvenile and later won the Ashland (G1) the following spring. A trip to Royal Ascot last summer ended quickly when she lost her rider at the start of the Coronation S. (Eng-G1).

After two more starts for McPeek, she was turned over to Chad Brown, who trained her to a second-place finish in the Suwannee River (G3) and a fifth in the Santa Ana (G2). Her record now stands at 14-3-2-3, $757,164.

"We've run her three times since she's come in the barn; she had two really good starts," Brown said. "She didn't really handle the trip to California last time. The report from the jockey was just that she was very quiet in the post parade. As you can see she had some pre-race antics in the paddock, she's really a little difficult in the paddock and high strung and for her to be that quiet in California it must have been the ship.

"I'm not sure where we'll go from here, but I'll speak to the ownership group about it and we'll plan something."

Bred in Kentucky by Hurstland Farm, James Grenne Jr. and Pin Oak, Rosalind was a $70,000 Fasig-Tipton July yearling. She was reared by Critics Acclaim (Theatrical).

PRECISIONIST S. (G3), SA, $100,750, 3YO/UP, 1 1/16M, 5-2.
5—CATCH A FLIGHT (ARG), h, 5, Giant's Causeway--Callaia (ARG), by Lode. O-Haras Santa Maria de Araras, B-Estacion de Montas La Mission S A & Tupacireta SRLAG (ARG), T-Richard E. Mandella, J-Flavien Prat, $60,000.
1—Sammy Mandeville, c, 4, Rock Hard Ten--Nadadora, by Carson City. ($55,000 '12 FTKJUL). O-W C Racing, B-Elizabeth H Alexander (KY), $20,000.
9—Motown Men, g, 6, Decarchy--Ringading, by Gilded Time. O-Gulliver Racing LLC, B-Mark Gorman & Doug O'Neill (CA), $12,000.
Also Ran: Blue Tone, Magic Mark, Rousing Sermon, Mystery Train (ARG), Fury Kapcori.
Winning Time: 1:42 1/5 (ft)
Margins: 3/4, 1 1/4, 3 1/4.
Odds: 1.40, 8.10, 3.60.

Mandella gets 2,000th career win with Catch a Flight in Precisionist

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella and jockey Flavien Prat each scored a notable win for their resumes... (Benoit Photo)
Haras Santa Maria de Araras' Catch a Flight (Giant's Causeway) rallied from just off a contentious pace to justify 7-5 favoritism in Saturday's $100,750 Precisionist (G3) at Santa Anita, handing Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella his 2,000th career victory.

"It's good, but it took a long time," Mandella said of the milestone. "I did it one inch at a time, 42 years; this didn't come overnight."

This also marked the first North American graded stakes score for jockey Flavien Prat, who was grateful to Mandella for the opportunity.

"I'm so lucky to be riding and working for Richard Mandella. He's helped me so much," Prat said, a three-time winner on the Saturday card.

Catch a Flight was the horse to beat after his third in the March 7 Santa Anita H. (G1), and that formline was duly upheld in this softer spot. Well placed in fifth early, he observed the pace scrum between Mystery Train (Not for Sale) and defending champion Fury Kapcori (Tiznow) through splits of :22 4/5 and :46. Magic Mark (Benchmark) then collared Mystery Train at the six-furlong mark in 1:10 3/5, while Motown Men (Decarchy) was also on the move.

...as did Catch a Flight, who notched his first stakes win after a pair of Group/Grade 1 placings (Benoit Photo)
But Catch a Flight deftly seized a gap that appeared between foes on the inside and stamped his authority. The five-year-old negotiated 1 1/16 miles on the fast track in 1:42 1/5 and paid $4.80. Sammy Mandeville (Rock Hard Ten) did his best work late to whittle the margin to three-quarters of a length. Motown Men hung on for third, and the early leaders faded.

"I had a lot of horse on the far turn," Prat said. "When I got a good spot I let him run. When he got the lead he waited a little bit, he was doing it so easy. I split horses easy because I had a lot of horse."

"We thought there was too much speed," Mandella said, "so he settled him back and got between horses and he did it like a pro. Flavien rode him like the champ that he is, so it was really great. He's developing very nicely."

Catch a Flight was earning his first career stakes win. Third in last year's Gran Premio Sao Paulo (Brz-G1), he now sports a mark of 14-8-0-3, $273,239.

Mandella sketched out an itinerary.

"The Gold Cup (at Santa Anita [G1] on June 27) is the big target, maybe using The Californian ([G2] May 30) as a stepping stone. I'm not sure yet."

Bred by Estacion de Montas La Mission S.A. and Tupacireta S.R.L.A.G. in Argentina, Catch a Flight is out of Group 2-placed Callaia (Lode), herself a half-sister to multiple Group 2 victress Calandrelle (Candy Stripes).

TEXAS MILE S. (G3), LS, $200,000, 3YO/UP, 1M, 5-1.
9—TEXAS AIR, g, 7, Texas City--Malaysian Air, by Mizzen Mast. O-Paul J Rigali, Jr, B-Paul J Rigali, Jr (TX), T-Allen Milligan, J-Quincy Hamilton, $110,000.
6—Hip Four Sixtynine, h, 5, Southern Image--Gentle Wave, by Mt. Livermore. ($4,500 '11 OBSAUG; $56,000 2012 FTMMAY). O-J Lu Ltd Co, B-Charles H Deters (KY), $38,000.
5—Rise Up, c, 4, Rockport Harbor--Appenzell, by Johannesburg. O-Van Doren, Paul and Andrena, B-Cottonwood Stables, LLC (KY), $20,000.
Also Ran: Real Appeal Deal, One King's Man, Sr. Quisqueyano, Holiday Mischief, F J Uncle Vic, Bronce Bellator, Mal Guapo.
Winning Time: 1:37 1/5 (ft)
Margins: 3/4, NK, 2HF.
Odds: 24.70, 6.30, 3.20.

Texas Air upsets Texas Mile

At odds of 24-1, Texas Air (Texas City) prevailed in the 19th running of the Texas Mile (G3) Saturday night at Lone Star Park over the fast main track. 

Rise Up (Rockport Harbor) went straight to the lead from the gate with 6-5 favorite Sr. Quisqueyano (Exclusive Quality) taking up the second place position, and that's how it played out through the second turn where Sr. Quisqueyano tired.

Texas Air settled in nicely off the pace into the backstretch, went four wide in the second turn, then rallied into the final furlong making a bid at the sixteenth-pole and scored under strong urging from jockey Quincy Hamilton.

Hip Four Sixtynine (Southern Image) settled in behind Texas Air, swung five wide into the stretch, rallied under a drive and closed well to just get up for place, a neck in front of Rise Up on the wire.

"The race was really put together for me, and all I did was point him in the right direction," Hamilton said. "We got clear at the top of the stretch, and I knew I was really well mounted at the top and just ran it on home. I couldn't have been more confident in him tonight for sure."

Bred and owned by Paul J. Rigali Jr. of Eustace, Texas, the seven-year-old gelding was one of only two Texas-bred horses in the race. He finished the mile in 1:37 1/5 to return $51.40 to his few, but faithful, backers.

"Let's hear it for Texas!" Rigali exclaimed after the race.

The Texas Mile win upped Texas Air's career earnings to $341,774 and improved his career mark to 39-8-11-4.

"He just gets better with age," trainer Allen Milligan asserted. "The older he gets, the better he gets. Quincy rode him perfect. He did everything exactly like I asked him to do it. It was perfect."

Texas Air is the first registered foal, and stakes winner, out of Malaysian Air (Mizzen Mast). His third dam is Chilean champion Via Sixtina (Roy).

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Private Zone wires Churchill Downs as Bayern struggles

Private Zone blew away his Churchill Downs rivals, including BC Classic winner Bayern (Lauren Pomeroy/Horsephotos.com)
Triple Grade 1 winner Private Zone (Macho Uno) withstood early pressure from 29-1 longshot Nates Mineshaft (Mineshaft) and pulled away to win the $500,000 Churchill Downs (G2) by 4 1/4 lengths on Saturday's Kentucky Derby undercard.

Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Private Zone was hounded much of the way through splits of :22 1/5 and :44 3/5, but drew off late to finish the seven furlongs in 1:22 2/5. The 5-2 second choice, he paid $7.40.

"When that horse went by me (Nates Mineshaft on the turn for home), I didn't get nervous," Pedroza said. "I just let my horse do what he does, and I knew he'd be game. Then I hit him left handed and it was all over. He's just so tough."

The biggest disappointment by far was Bayern (Offlee Wild), the 4-5 favorite making his first start since his controversial win in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) last November. Tracking in behind the winner down the backside, the Bob Baffert trainee lost interest around the far turn and wound up trailing the field of six.

"He felt really good, he broke really sharp," jockey Martin Garcia said. "He didn't have the kick that he usually does. He was done at the half mile. He didn't handle the track at all, he didn't like it."

Nates Mineshaft held by a head for second over Pants On Fire (Jump Start), who finished ahead of Gentlemen's Bet (Half Ours), C. Zee (Elusive Bluff), and Bayern. Brewing (Maimonides) was scratched.

Having started his career in Panama, Private Zone has become one of the most accomplished U.S. sprinters in recent years. Winner of the past two editions of the Vosburgh (G1) as well as last November's Cigar Mile (G1), the six-year-old gelding has also placed in six other graded stakes, including the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), Malibu (G1), and Gulfstream Park H. (G1). He finished a close second in the latter in his season debut March 7.

Owned by Good Friends Stable, a partnership that includes former jockey Rene Douglas, Private Zone is presently trained by Jorge Navarro. His prior trainers of record have been Alfredo Velazquez and Doug O'Neill.

Bred in Ontario by Adena Springs, Private Zone was reared Auburn Beauty (Siphon). He hails from the family of U.S. grass champion Chief Bearhart (Chief's Crown) and, further back, breed-changing sire Mr. Prospector (Raise a Native).

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Gleneagles gives O'Brien record-tying seventh victory in 2000 Guineas

Hot in the paddock and drifting to 4-1 as a result despite maintaining his long-held favoritism for Newmarket's Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-G1), Ballydoyle's star colt Gleneagles (Galileo) cast aside all doubts to provide Aidan O'Brien with a record-equaling seventh renewal and a first for Ryan Moore.

Tracking the early pace in fifth among the stand's-side group, which always dominated in yet another field split, last year's National S. (Ire-G1) winner delivered the kind of surge that had prompted an ante-post gamble in March to stride easily to the front approaching the furlong pole. After quickly settling the issue, the bay needed only to be persuaded not to idle as he had at two and responded by keeping up the momentum to score by 2 1/4 lengths from Territories (Invincible Spirit).

"He's a strong traveler and when he gets there, he doesn't do much," his trainer commented. "His form is top-class and he's a very strong and consistent horse at the top level. We always thought he was a miler, as he always had real pace and could have gone over six."

Only campaigned over seven furlongs at two, Gleneagles did not immediately appear to be one of the stable's leading lights when fourth on debut at Leopardstown in early June, but clues that he was held in high esteem came on his next start later that month. Asked to represent the yard in the Curragh maiden in which Australia was second and the likes of Roderic O'Connor, Rip Van Winkle, Duke of Marmalade and Horatio Nelson had all captured, he justified the honor with a smooth success there before following up in a three-runner Tyros S. (Ire-G3) back at Leopardstown in July.

Showing sharp acceleration before easing up late to add the Futurity S. (Ire-G2) to his tally returning to the Kildare venue in August, he was not seriously tested in the National also at the Curragh the following month. Taking in Longchamp's Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Fr-G1) on Arc day, Gleneagles finished first after producing his customary killer turn of foot only to lose the race in the stewards' room as he had veered right when in command to interfere with Full Mast (Mizzen Mast) and Territories.

Occupying a leading position in the winter betting for this classic alongside some companions from Ballydoyle, by the end of March it was clear that he had obviously put clear distance between himself and the others as a significant plunge took place.  Despite giving off potentially negative signals in the preliminaries, he had calmed by the time he reached the start and Moore was always happy receiving the ideal lead from the European Free winner Home of the Brave (Starspangledbanner) and a trio of chasers.

With the rail-runners ahead of those who opted to race up the middle of the Rowley Mile, Gleneagles had a perfect script and, as the leader began to come to the end of his tether inside the last quarter mile, it was time to commit. Producing the decisive acceleration his rivals lacked to seize the advantage on the approach to the furlong pole, he was always in total control as Territories stayed on in the manner of a colt who would relish further and Ivawood (Zebedee) fared best of the center pack.

"He traveled really smoothly, but unfortunately nothing was able to lead me in the last quarter-mile," the winning rider said. "I was never going to get beaten and he looks a miler."

With that in mind, the Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-G1) at the Curragh May 23 and St James's Palace S. (Eng-G1) at Royal Ascot June 16 are the targets for the winner, which may also be the races for Ivawood.

"The winner is obviously a very good horse and we have no excuses, but it is a little disappointing that they raced in two groups," trainer Richard Hannon said. "The false rail obviously does nothing and the stand's side were a little bit in front. Ivawood gets a mile, so it's the end of the discussion on that front. We'll either go to Ireland or Royal Ascot now."

Of Territories, John Ferguson said, "Andre (Fabre) was very keen that he relaxed and come into the race late and that's exactly what he did. This is another step forward and he looks to be one of leading milers in Europe."

Gleneagles's pedigree certainly suggests he would excel over this trip. A full brother himself to last year's Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-G1) heroine Marvellous, his dam, You'resothrilling (Storm Cat), is a full sister to Giant's Causeway, who won the St. James's Palace over a mile during a storied career on the racetrack.

There was a shock in store earlier in the Jockey Club S. (Eng-G2). Many expected "TDN Rising Star" Telescope (Galileo) to just go down and come back here, but Second Step (Dalakhani) swooped late to deny last year's Hardwicke S. (Eng-G2) winner in a pulsating finish fought out by two members of the town's major training establishments.

Whereas Telescope started out with a lofty reputation, Second Step was nurtured along in the minor leagues by the ever-patient Luca Cumani and was second on his belated juvenile debut at Yarmouth a month after the much-vaunted Stoute runner had already won his first pattern race in York's Great Voltigeur (Eng-G2).

Returning in 2014 to break his maiden over 10 furlongs at Newbury in May, Second Step was up to this trip thereafter and added a handicap at the latter venue before running third in a more competitive version at the Glorious Goodwood meeting at which his trainer had carved his early reputation. Drawn badly and subsequently left with too much to do when only seventh in a heritage handicap at Ascot in September, the bay delivered a late surge to fully justify the decision to step up to black-type company when winning the Finale S. at the Curragh in October.

Clear bottom of this quartet on ratings nonetheless, Second Step was aided by a truly-run race with Odeon (Galileo) taking up the mantle in his familiar honest style. Settled into a comfortable rhythm in last with Andrea Atzeni in no hurry, he looked booked for a respectable second as Moore let the free-running Telescope cut loose approaching the quarter-pole. Determined in pursuit as the favorite continued to pour it on, he responded to mainly hand riding to get to that rival in the shade of the post as the pair drew 18 lengths clear of Pether's Moon (Dylan Thomas).

Atzeni was impressed.

"He's a lovely, laid-back horse and although I thought Telescope had put the race to bed, I think my fella outstayed him in the end," he explained. "He'll probably go on any ground and is a typical Luca Cumani horse -- they always improve with age."

"He's done nothing but improve all his life and was very weak as a two-year-old and early on as a three-year-old," Cumani said. "Gradually, strength has started to come into him and over the winter he made further improvement, so he is now a genuine group horse. I tend to let horses speak to me and I watch them and let them mature, so that when they are ready I push them a little bit more and slowly but surely, sometimes we get there.

"At the time he went clear, I thought Telescope was the winner and it was only when they started coming out of the dip that I thought my horse had a chance as Telescope had been keen early on. I think he prefers a little bit of cut in the ground, but he got away with it today.

"We'll look at Royal Ascot and see if the (June 20) Hardwicke S. fits in, but long-term he could be one for the Melbourne Cup (Aus-G1)."

Telescope's conditioner, Sir Michael Stoute, is sticking to the plan of attempting to win back-to-back editions of the Hardwicke.

"It would have been nice if he'd have won, but he never runs a bad race," Stoute told PA Sport. "We'll take it step by step and I think we'll go back to Royal Ascot for the Hardwicke."

A former Cumani trainee, Goldream (Oasis Dream), captured Saturday's five-furlong Palace House S. (Eng-G3).

Goldream was first tried in black-type company by his now-trainer Robert Cowell in the Prix de Bonneval over 5 1/2 furlongs at Chantilly in October 2013 and flopped when ninth before reverting to handicaps. Winning over six furlongs on his five-year-old bow at this meeting last May, the dark bay went on to take the five-furlong Shergar Cup Dash at Ascot before finishing fourth in Doncaster's prestigious Portland H. and second in another competitive affair at Haydock over that trip in September.

Always close to the early pace racing hard against the fence, he was sent to the lead before the last quarter mile and was soon clear and out of danger.

"He's a grinder who went through the handicap system and is a good horse, but he has had to learn to properly sprint," Cowell commented. "The key to him is not to let him switch off at the back and get him on the bridle. In these sprints, you've got to be somewhere near the front."

Connections are looking at the Temple S. (Eng-G2) at Haydock May 23 and the King's Stand S. (Eng-G1) at Royal Ascot June 16.

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Finnegans Wake up in time, Sky Captain DQ'd in Woodford Reserve

Finnegan's Wake (left) went last to first, edging Sky Captain (right) and Jack Milton (center) (Jim Tyrrell/Horsephotos.com)
Donegal Racing and Rockingham Ranch's Finnegans Wake (Powerscourt) engineered a last-to-first rally in the nick of time in Saturday's $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs. Game front runner Sky Captain (Sky Mesa), who was just headed on the line, was subsequently demoted to fourth for interfering with Seek Again (Speightstown) in deep stretch.

Sky Captain emerged as the early leader after unexpected developments. Early on Derby Day, several Ken and Sarah Ramsey runners were surprisingly scratched, chief among them International Star (Fusaichi Pegasus) in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Stephanie's Kitten (Kitten's Joy) in the Woodford Reserve. With the withdrawal of the star distaffer, her projected pacemakers, fellow Ramsey colorbearers Coalport (Kitten's Joy) and Scrumpdilicious (Northern Afleet) were also taken out.

On paper, that should have left Chocolate Ride (Candy Ride) sitting pretty as the likely speed, but he didn't break well. Sky Captain went forward, along with the Mike de Kock-trained Umgiyo (Danehill Dancer), stablemate of Derby contender Mubtaahij. Umgiyo pulled his way to the front through an opening quarter in :24 2/5 before conceding a narrow lead to Sky Captain, who posted splits of :47 4/5 and 1:11 1/5. Meanwhile, Chocolate Ride had rushed up to press the pace in third, but Finnegans Wake was anchored at the rear by Victor Espinoza.

Sky Captain shook free of the tiring Umgiyo and Chocolate Ride swinging into the stretch, but the 14-1 chance was soon accosted by Seek Again and Jack Milton (War Front). As he responded to left-handed whipping, Sky Captain drifted out and hampered Seek Again, who eventually had to steady in tight and dropped back to an unlucky fourth.

Finnegans Wake, who had fanned out extremely wide rounding the far turn, continued his sustained rally for the length of the stretch. Denying the determined Sky Captain at the wire, he covered 1 1/8 firm-turf miles in 1:47 1/5 and paid $9.40 as the slight 7-2 favorite. Jack Milton was another head back in third.

Sky Captain (right) begins his starboard drift toward Seek Again (pink cap) (Lauren Pomeroy/Horsephotos.com)
The inquiry sign soon flashed, however, and the stewards studied the replay of the incident involving Sky Captain and Seek Again. Sky Captain was disqualified and placed fourth, elevating Jack Milton to the runner-up spot and Seek Again to third. Chocolate Ride and Umgiyo were the last two home, separated by a nose.

"I got there just in time," Espinoza said of Finnegans Wake. "Turning for home I thought I would catch him (Sky Captain), but then I said, 'Uh-oh, this is going to be tough.' I started working on him.

"He's old. He wants to do whatever he wants. He wanted to take his time, so I let him do whatever he wants and enjoy himself in the beginning. Then after a half-mile I said, 'You know what, we better start moving.' I started working on him. I wanted to save ground at the end, but any little stop would have cost him the race. To swing to the outside was the best thing for him."

With this first Grade 1 coup to his credit, Finnegans Wake improved his record to 29-7-4-3, $1,402,975. The six-year-old veteran has blossomed since transferring to trainer Peter Miller, for whom he has also won the November 27 Hollywood Turf Cup (G2), January 3 San Gabriel (G2) and February 7 San Marcos (G2). He was second in last September's John Henry Turf Championship (G2) in his debut for the barn, and most recently filled that same spot in the March 21 San Luis Rey (G2).

For his initial trainer Dale Romans, Finnegans Wake captured the 2014 Arlington H. (G3) and placed in the 2012 Secretariat (G1), Virginia Derby (G2) and Gotham (G3) as well as the 2013 Bowling Green H. (G2).

Finnegans Wake was bred by Donegal's Jerry Crawford in Kentucky. The bay was produced by the stakes-placed Boat's Ghost (Silver Ghost), making him a half-brother to Puca (Big Brown), the Gazelle (G2) runner-up who just finished 12th in Friday's Kentucky Oaks (G1).

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Fadhayyil aims to turn tables in 1000 Guineas

Jim Bolger knows all there is to know about producing a classic contender at a peak, and the master of Coolcullen is back at Newmarket on Sunday with a live hope for the One Thousand Guineas (Eng-G1) in Godolphin's Lucida (Shamardal).

Runner-up to Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor) in the Moyglare Stud S. (Ire-G1) over seven furlongs at The Curragh in mid-September, the bay was here 12 days later to outbattle Fadhayyil (Tamayuz) in the Rockfel S. (Eng-G2) over that trip. Only fifth when encountering rain-softened ground in the Fillies' Mile (Eng-G1) over this course and distance in October, she is certain to appreciate the return to this lively surface.

"The Fillies' Mile was her only disappointing run last season," jockey Kevin Manning told PA Sport. "You'd have to put it down to the ground; we did anyway. She was very impressive in beating Fadhayyil before that in the Rockfel. That day she was going away at the line and it looked like a mile would suit her, and she had no problems with the track. On that performance I wouldn't be worried about her over a mile.

"She's been working very well at home, we've been very pleased with her, and didn't feel that she needed to run in a trial. Jim tends to send one straight there if he thinks they are good enough."

Barry Hills staged a return to training in the sad circumstances of the death of his son, John, and a win for Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Fadhayyil would provoke an emotional outpouring for one of racing's most famous families. Still raw when second in the Rockfel, she has been at Newmarket for a racecourse gallop as Hills' 2009 winner Ghanaati did.

"Her form is there for all to see and we thought at the time she probably should have won the Rockfel," Angus Gold, the owner's racing manager, told PA Sport. "We felt she probably just pulled herself up in front through inexperience and Lucida, who has more experience and is a good filly, came and beat her. She had a gallop the other day and I know everyone in Lambourn is very pleased with her. Hopefully she's improved and we'll see what we can do."

Ralph Beckett has already made a name for himself as a trainer of fillies thanks to his two Epsom Oaks (Eng-G1) winners, but in Redstart (Cockney Rebel) he has a speedier proposition than the norm for the stable. Coming off a Kempton maiden win in November to outpoint Jellicle Ball (Invincible Spirit) in the Fred Darling S. (Eng-G3) at Newbury April 18, the bay has one of the most progressive and unexposed profiles in an open-looking assembly for the 202nd renewal of this classic.

Another who fits that bill is Rick Barnes' unbeaten Irish Rookie (Azamour), who was two-for-two last term when scoring at 50-1 on debut and taking the Montrose S. over this trip at the start of November.

Trainer Martyn Meade is understandably wearing an air of confidence.

"She is in very good form and I'm pleased with the way she is shaping up," he explained. "She took quite a long time to come to herself early on last year and it wasn't until August that she started to shine a little bit. She was a leggy filly and that was the reason we left her until October, and although I thought initially about putting her away when she won first time out, she actually blossomed for that. She coped with the track really well and traveled well in the Montrose and although good-to-soft ground was perfect for her on that occasion, I think she'll cope with the faster ground and I don't have a worry about that.

"She is really looking more and more like a proper racehorse and she's done nothing wrong. I have to be pretty optimistic, even though it's a huge ask."

In the absence of a leading contender from Ballydoyle, David Wachman is double-handed representing Coolmore with Legatissimo (Danehill Dancer) and Queen Nefertiti (Galileo). The former sprang to prominence when winning Sunday's Victor McCalmont Memorial S. over an extended nine furlongs at Gowran Park and will be staying on when the sprinting types flounder. "TDN Rising Star" Queen Nefertiti has improvement to find on the form of her return third in a mile conditions event on Dundalk's Polytrack April 24, but she showed striking class when successful on debut over seven furlongs at Leopardstown last June and demands respect.

"Legatissimo won well last week. She's come out of the race fine and seems in good form so we'll give it a go," Wachman told PA Sport. "Queen Nefertiti ran just a few days before; she'd just started back, really, but she ran a nice little race and should come on for it."

Upgraded to Group 2 status this year, Newmarket's Dahlia S. has been rewarded with the presence of some bright prospects for the year ahead, including Godolphin's Fintry (Shamardal). Successful in the Prix de Sandringham (Fr-G2) at Chantilly in June, the bay came off a break to win Sandown's Atalanta S. (Eng-G3) in August before filling third spot in the Sun Chariot S. (Eng-G1) at this venue in October.

"Fintry is in great form and has wintered really well," Godolphin's Lisa-Jane Graffard commented. "Andre Fabre is confident that she will stay a mile and a quarter in the future, so nine furlongs should be no problem for her. It is a starting point for her campaign and will help us see where to go with her afterwards."

Sir Michael Stoute has saddled five winners of this race since 2007 and has opted to send Khalid Abdullah's Bragging (Exchange Rate) up the road to represent Freemason Lodge this time.

Upped from handicaps to take part in Doncaster's Sceptre S. (Eng-G3) in September, the four-year-old was second on that occasion and tackles an extra quarter-mile on this comeback.

"Bragging improved through the ranks last year, winning a nice handicap at York before running really well in the Sceptre S.," the owner-breeder's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe told PA Sport. "She has done everything in a straightforward manner coming into the race. She was already quite a big scopey filly and she gave us the impression last year that a mile and a quarter would be in reach."

Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum's Moyglare Stud and Coronation S. (Eng-G1) winner Rizeena (Iffraaj) has never been entirely happy on this terrain, and it was on this card 12 months ago that she ran a career low when seventh in the One Thousand Guineas. Last seen finishing runner-up in the Matron S. (Ire-G1) over a mile at Leopardstown in September, she will strip fitter for the outing, according to trainer Clive Brittain.

"I am happy the owners have decided to go here, as she is in good form," he told PA Sport. "We made the mistake last year of not giving her a race before the Guineas. She was fit, but a bit flat. She then proved at Ascot that she could have won the Guineas. Her main target is to try and win at Royal Ascot for a third year and I am taking no chances with her -- from past experience she has shown she will be better for having a race."

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Dame Dorothy denies Judy the Beauty in Humana Distaff

Dame Dorothy (outside) got the win in a three-horse photo with Judy the Beauty (center) and Moonlit Stroll (inside) (Jessie Holmes/EquiSport Photos)
Bobby Flay's Dame Dorothy (Bernardini) raced in tandem with champion Judy the Beauty (Ghostzapper) and Moonlit Stroll (Stroll) through much of the stretch in Saturday's $300,000 Humana Distaff (G1) on the Kentucky Derby undercard at Churchill Downs, but just managed to get her neck in front on the wire to secure the win under jockey Javier Castellano.

Moonlit Stroll took command of the race through splits of :23 and :46 2/5 while tracked by Judy the Beauty to her outside and Thank You Marylou (Birdstone) just in behind on the rail. Dame Dorothy stalked in fourth a bit farther off the rail until nearing the turn, when the four-year-old miss ranged up to challenge rounding the turn.

By this point even-money favorite Judy the Beauty had also moved up to run in tandem with Moonlit Stroll, and the trio hit the stretch together. Battling it out throughout the lane, first one, then another would gain a miniscule advantage. Judy the Beauty appeared the winner just strides from the wire, but Dame Dorothy fought back on her outside to just get her neck down on the line to stop the clock in 1:22 3/5 for seven furlongs over the fast main track.

"You've got to use this filly away from there; she's not the quickest out of the gate. So I got after her and she responded," Castellano explained. "When we got position, I felt very good. Every time I asked her, she gave it to me.

"Coming down the stretch I knew it was going to be close. I knew Judy the Beauty was going to be tough. But my filly kept responding and she gave me so much confidence I felt I could celebrate a little before the wire."

Sent off the 5-2 second choice, the Todd Pletcher-trained Dame Dorothy paid $7.20 for earning her first Grade 1 victory.

"She got bounced around there pretty good at the start, but Javier (Castellano) was able to bounce her into the perfect spot. It was just harried the first 100 yards," Pletcher said.

"We've been trying to find out her optimum distance. I wasn't a 100 percent sure that as a daughter of Bernardini, she couldn't go long. But I thought her seven-eighths race at Gulfstream was probably her best to date. After that we decided to back her up into here.

"This is probably her niche. This was a big win. It was important for our filly to get the Grade 1."

Judy the Beauty, who earned an Eclipse Award as the 2014 champion female sprinter, was making her first start in this spot since taking last year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1). She ran a game second, a neck in front of the tenacious Moonlit Stroll, who was trying stakes rivals for the first time in just her second start on dirt.

"She ran well, not much else to say to be honest. She just kind of needed the race, that's all," stated Mike Smith, who was aboard Judy the Beauty.

Dame Dorothy added a fourth stakes win to her resume, which now stands at 8-6-1-1, $619,740. She captured the Turnback the Alarm H. (G3) and Malvern Rose S. last year while placing in the Comely S. (G3), and has been first in the Florida Sunshine Millions Distaff and runner-up in the Santa Margarita S. (G1) thus far this season.

Bred in Pennsylvania by Derry Metting Farm, Dame Dorothy has more than earned back her purchase price of $390,000 as a Keeneland September yearling. She is out of the winning Vole Vole Monamour (Woodman), making her a half-sister to Grade/Group 1 heroine Mrs. Lindsay (Theatrical). Her fourth dam is English and Irish champion Mrs. Penny (Great Nephew), and this female family also includes Grade 1-scoring sire Unaccounted For (Private Account), champion turf mare and English classic queen Hatoof (Irish River), and Grade 1 winner Irish Prize (Irish River).

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Front-running Tepin upstages leading fancies in Distaff Turf Mile

Tepin had drilled a bullet in company with her Derby-bound stablemate, Danzig Moon (Rickelle Nelson/Horsephotos.com)
Robert E. Masterson's Tepin (Bernstein) had been in the news recently as the workmate of Kentucky Derby (G1) hopeful Danzig Moon (Malibu Moon), but made headlines of her own when springing a 9-1 upset of Saturday's $300,000 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2).

Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Julien Leparoux -- who would later join forces with Danzig Moon -- Tepin turned out to the controlling speed through fractions of :24, :48 and 1:11 3/5 on the firm turf. Defending champion and 5-2 favorite Coffee Clique (Medaglia d'Oro) was perched in a ground-saving third in her slipstream, but by the time she angled out in the lane, the leader had flown.

Tepin held sway by 1 1/2 lengths in a final time of 1:34 and returned $20.20.

"Before the race," Leparoux said, "we were looking at the race and said, 'There isn't much speed.' She is a natural speed filly, so we let her run the first part of it and on the backside she relaxed beautifully and she kicked on nice at the end. When she won at Gulfstream (in her seasonal reappearance on March 21, she was very impressive. I really like the filly and was real confident today."

"These two races, she's come back really  well," Casse said.

"You know, this was Danzig Moon's workmate the other day, so when he worked so good, everybody was saying, 'Who was that?' When they got the half in 48-and-change, and I said, 'It should be over.'''

Coffee Clique did well to recover from a troubled start.

"(Jockey) John (Velazquez) said she stumbled out of there and he couldn't believe she got her legs back underneath her," trainer Brian Lynch said. "He said she gave it everything she had, but the pace wasn't that quick."

"There was supposed to be more speed in the race, but not sure where it went," Velazquez observed. "My filly lugged in down the lane and maybe it has something to do with the break. She sat perfectly in the gate and then fell right on her face after the gates opened. "

There was a three-length gap back to Sandiva (Footstepsinthesand) in third, and Lady Lara wound up fourth of 13.

Tepin's resume now reads 10-4-1-1, $580,973. Third in the 2013 Rags to Riches in her stakes debut on Churchill's main track, she went on to land the Delta Downs Princess (G3) in her next start. The bay switched to turf during her sophomore campaign in 2014, with her best result a runner-up effort in the San Clemente (G2) at Del Mar. She is now two-for-two this year.

On April 18, Tepin drilled five furlongs in company with Danzig Moon, and the stablemates garnered plenty of attention for firing a bullet :58 on the Churchill dirt.

Bred by Machmer Hall in Kentucky, Tepin was sold for $140,000 as a Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling. The bay is a full sister to Grade 2-placed Prime Cut and a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 scorer Vyjack (Into Mischief). They were all produced by the unraced Stravinsky mare Life Happened, herself a half-sister to multiple Grade 3-winning sire Disco Rico (Citidancer).

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Cirrus des Aigles returns to defend Ganay title

Surprising all when ending the unbeaten record of Treve (Motivator) in Longchamp's Prix Ganay (Fr-G1) 12 months ago, Cirrus des Aigles (Even Top) stages his comeback for the race on Sunday as the seemingly endless saga continues.

Last seen finishing fourth in the December 14 Hong Kong Cup (HK-G1) over 10 furlongs at Sha Tin, the nine-year-old must be losing some of his old luster, but he has become a law unto himself since arriving center stage when taking the inaugural running of the Champion S. (Eng-G1) at Ascot in October 2011.

Facing France's most popular equine celebrity, who was also successful in this in April 2012, is another veteran who has shown remarkable consistency. Having taken several months to bloom back on the track after his unsuccessful spell at stud, Al Kazeem (Dubawi) regained his old verve when second in the latest edition of the Champion S. as Cirrus des Aigles trailed in fifth. John Deer's triple Group 1-winning seven-year-old showed his class when annexing the 10-furlong Prix d'Harcourt (Fr-G2) here despite reportedly being short of peak fitness April 6.

"He did very well to win first time out, as I thought he'd need the run and the ground was soft enough for him," trainer Roger Charlton told PA Sport. "It will be soft again, too. He showed all his old enthusiasm and ended up winning very nicely. That race is the natural trial for the Ganay and I would hope he improves for the run; I would expect him to actually, and he will even come on again for this, not fitness-wise but just because he is a horse who takes his racing very well."

Freddy Head is looking to George Strawbridge's four-year-old filly We Are (Dansili) to upset the old brigade and it is intriguing that last year's Prix de l'Opera (Fr-G1) heroine has been kept in training.

"She seems in very good form," her trainer told PA Sport. "It's great that Mr. Strawbridge likes to keep his older mares in training; in America it is common for them to race on at four and five and that is how he likes it.

"She was very unlucky last year. She had the problem with her ovaries and it meant she missed three or four months right in the middle of the season. After that it was amazing that she could come back and win a Group 1. I'd like to take her to Royal Ascot for the Prince of Wales's S. (Eng-G1) and then we'll see."

Longchamp's Prix Vanteaux (Fr-G3) sees the Prix de Diane (Fr-G1) hopefuls square up on Sunday, with the Aga Khan's Vedouma (Dalakhani) adding that all-essential emerald-green-and-red to proceedings. Touted as a live Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Fr-G1) possible before finding the mile of the Prix de la Grotte (Fr-G3) a bit short when third here April12, the homebred should be more at home over this extended nine-furlong trip.

Trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre also has the Wildensteins' Akatea (Shamardal), who beat the re-opposing Burma Sea (Lope de Vega) in the April 6 Prix Finlande over slightly shorter. Burma Sea's trainer Andre Fabre also has two in the line-up, with Haras de Saint Pair's Via Manzoni (Monsun) allowed to take part despite finishing fourth in the Finlande.

One of France's leading 12-furlong performers of 2014, Spiritjim (Galileo) steps into new territory on Sunday, as the five-year-old tackles a staying trip for the first time in Longchamp's Prix de Barbeville (Fr-G3).

Successful in the Prix d'Hedouville (Fr-G3) here in May and the Grand Prix de Chantilly (Fr-G2) in early June, he caught Noble Mission in the dying strides of the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-G1) later that month before being disqualified for a prohibited substance. All three performances came over the Arc trip, but in that showcase itself he was exposed when only 16th and he now takes a different path with the marathon division open for new protagonists.

In opposition is last year's winner Montclair (Montjeu), who represents the Andre Fabre stable and the reigning Prix du Cadran (Fr-G1) title-holder High Jinx (High Chaparral), who was also second in the Prix Royal Oak (Fr-G1) returning here in late October.

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Lovely Maria, I'm a Chatterbox resting at Keeneland following Kentucky Oaks

Lovely Maria led the way under the wire in Kentucky Oaks 141 (Bob Newell/Horsephotos.com)
Brereton Jones' Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Lovely Maria (Majesticperfection) did not stick around Churchill Downs long to rest on her lilies as she and Grayson Farm's I'm a Chatterbox (Munnings), the Oaks' third-place finisher, vanned to Keeneland shortly after the Oaks that was viewed by a record crowd of 123,763.

"We started loading up the van about 9 o'clock and left about 9:30 (p.m. EDT)," three-time Kentucky Oaks-winning trainer Larry Jones said. "They made the trip over no problem. They ate all their feed and they acted like they'd done something to get hungry.

"Everything's apparently fine this morning. It's nice and quiet at Keeneland -- nobody's milling around. They're getting their rest and all's well."

While the fillies rested in their Keeneland stalls, the trainer and his wife/lead assistant, Cindy Jones, enjoyed a rare morning off on Kentucky Derby Day in Louisville, Kentucky.

"I slept in, I've gone and picked up a little breakfast for us, and we're sitting here drinking coffee after the sun has come up," Jones said. "It's not a regular day for me; we're celebrating."

Jones and his team pointed Lovely Maria and I'm a Chatterbox to the Kentucky Oaks all spring and had them perfectly tuned for top efforts. As everything has been about accomplishing this primary goal, there has yet to be any discussion about possible next races.

"I really do not have a clue," he said. "We're headed to Delaware with everything. We'll make up our minds -- there, New York is close, there are a lot of spots to run from there -- but we don't have anything in mind because we were targeting this."

Shook Up (Tapit), the Oaks runner-up, came out of the race well as well, according to trainer Steve Asmussen, who has yet to form a plan for how he will proceed with the gray lass.

"We targeted this," Asmussen stated. "I think that we need to give it the respect that it deserves, try to keep an open mind when she goes back to training.

"(Finishing second in the Oaks) obviously puts her in the upper echelon of three-year-old fillies. And we will try to take advantage of that, because there are some very good races left this year. The ($250,000) Black-Eyed Susan ([G2] on May 15 at Pimlico) is too quick back for her off of such a big race."

Shook Up raced within a few lengths of the lead much of the way and had a strong late run, but she couldn't stick with winner Lovely Maria in the stretch.

"She ran well," Asmussen said. "Obviously, we felt she was set up for a big race, and she gave us one."

Stellar Wind (Curlin), fourth in the Kentucky Oaks as the 3-1 favorite, came back fine from her less-than ideal trip. Breaking from the 12 hole, Victor Espinoza had to steady early and fanned nine-wide into the stretch with the chestnut miss. Trainer John Sadler reported via text message that the Santa Anita Oaks (G1) winner was OK Saturday morning and would fly back to her Southern California base on Tuesday.

In other Kentucky Oaks news:

Forever Unbridled (Unbridled's Song), who finished 11th in the Oaks, will get a break from training, according to trainer Dallas Stewart.

"She seemed fine," he said. "She's walking around. I'm thinking of giving her 30 days off. I might send her to WinStar, freshen her up a little bit. Let her get her feet back on the ground until Saratoga. She ran hard all year. You just can't keep going. (Owner Charles Fipke is) good about that."

Jesus Esquivel, exercise rider for Sarah Sis (Sharp Humor) and assistant to trainer Ingrid Mason, said that the filly, who was pulled up in the Oaks, was fine Saturday morning. Sarah Sis walked the shedrow early Saturday morning and was scheduled to ship to Arlington in Chicago on Sunday.

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Divisidero conquers American Turf

Divisidero looks to be the next budding star for Buff Bradley (Jamie Newell/Horsephotos.com)
Gunpowder Farms' Divisidero (Kitten's Joy), tough-trip third in his stakes debut in the March 7 Palm Beach (G3) at Gulfstream Park, took a big step forward in Saturday's $250,000 American Turf (G2) at Churchill Downs.

In his second stakes attempt, and just third lifetime start, the Buff Bradley pupil deployed a stellar turn of foot to mow down A Lot (Tapit) late. Divisidero, who was bet down to 8-1 from a 20-1 morning line, sparked a $19.20 win payout.

After getting off to a bit of a hop at the start for Rafael Hernandez, the late runner settled near the rear of the 13-sophomore field. The 7-2 Luck of the Kitten (Kitten's Joy), who might have been expected to show his customary early zip, deferred to 65-1 longshot Tuba (Magna Graduate) through fractions of :24, :48 3/5 and 1:12 2/5 on the firm turf.

A Lot, nestled among horses within striking distance, burst into contention turning for home and swept by both early leaders. As he bounded two lengths clear in midstretch, however, Divisidero was winding up wider out. The winner's momentum was unassailable, and he drove three-quarters of a length clear while completing 1 1/16 miles in 1:41 2/5.

"We worried a little bit yesterday because it looked like the turf course favored speed," Bradley said, "but I told Rafael, 'Don't take him out of his game and let him run his race.'

"He's an awesome horse. He professional already and it's just his third race. It's unbelievable."

A Lot lost his concentration, according to Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez.

"The other horse passed him; he didn't even know the other horse passed him," Velazquez said. "He just kept looking at the infield. He didn't pay attention. He kept looking at the infield. He didn't care. After the horse passed him -- he was like two lengths in front of him -- he started galloping out.''

World Approval (Northern Afleet) motored from far back late and reported home another 1 3/4 lengths astern in third. Luck of the Kitten was a one-paced fourth. Tuba retreated to ninth, and lukewarm 3-1 favorite Conquest Typhoon (Stormy Atlantic) was a non-threatening 11th.

Divisidero has now earned $181,000 from his 3-2-0-1 line, each start coming over 1 1/16 miles on turf. The bay was a good-looking debut winner, in similar style, in his February 7 unveiling at Gulfstream.

"The owners have been great, the Gunpowder Stables," Bradley said. "We've come up with a plan to give this horse plenty of time, and that's what's helped us.

"We've got some ideas," he added of future plans, "but I'm not sure we've firmed everything up yet."

Bred by Hinkle Farms in Kentucky, the May 7 foal brought $250,000 as a Keeneland September yearling. He is out of Madame du Lac (Lemon Drop Kid), an unraced half-sister to Chilean Group 2 winner Genial Boy (Songandaprayer). This is the family of multiple Group 2 hero Zindabad (Shirley Heights), with supersire Northern Dancer and Halo at a further remove.

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Competitive Edge romps in Pat Day Mile in stakes-record time

Competitive Edge has won all four times by an average of more than seven lengths (Jamie Newell/Horsephotos.com)
Competitive Edge (Super Saver) continues to win and win big. The Todd Pletcher-trained three-year-old colt strolled to his fourth win in as many starts in Saturday's $200,000 Pat Day Mile (G3) at Churchill Downs.

Tracking in second as Hillbilly Royalty (Langfuhr) set fast fractions of :23, :45 4/5, and 1:10, Competitive Edge moved past that entering the stretch and drew off to win by 4 1/2 lengths under John Velazquez in stakes-record time of 1:34.18.

"I thought that was very impressive, especially for his first time going a straight mile," said Pletcher, who trains the colt for Nancy Favreau, Kathy Psoinos, and Michael Tabor. "Johnny said it was pretty straight forward. The scary thing is that as impressive as that was, I think there is more in the tank."

The Pat Day Mile prior to this year was known as the Derby Trial and contested on opening day of the Spring Meet. The one-mile stakes record was previously held by Hall of Famer Ack Ack, who ran the distance in 1:34.40 back in 1969.

Competitive Edge's margin of victory was his smallest thus far, an indicator of how easily he's won previously. His 10 1/4-length debut score at Saratoga last July was followed by a 5 3/4-length romp in the Hopeful (G1). Sidelined the remainder of 2014, he returned to action in the $58,000 Tamarac S. at Gulfstream on March 27, winning that one-mile event by 8 1/4 lengths. He's now earned $417,280.

Pain and Misery (Bob and John), a 27-1 longshot from mid-pack to get second by 1 1/2 lengths over Gimme Da Lute (Midnight Lute). Lord Nelson (Pulpit), The Truth Or Else (Yes It's True), Hillbilly Royalty, Where's the Moon (Malibu Moon), and the filly Peace and War (War Front) rounded out the order of finish.

Bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, Competitive Edge was a $750,000 Fasig-Tipton March two-year-old in training purchase. He was reared by the multiple stakes-placed Magdalena's Chase (Cape Town).

Competitive Edge is from the family of Grade 1 scorer All Fired Up (Timeless Moment) and Grade 2 victor Wild Syn (Wild Again). Further afield in the female line, one finds Grade 1 winners Awesome Humor (Distorted Humor), Emcee (Unbridled's Song) and Constitution (Tapit).

Competitive Edge's pedigree features 4x4 inbreeding to both supersire Mr. Prospector and 1977 Triple Crown legend Seattle Slew.

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In brief

Richard's Boy (Idiot Proof) gutted out a neck score in Santa Anita Park's $92,500 Desert Code S. on Saturday as the 9-5 favorite. Jockey Fernando Perez guided the gray gelding, who stalked the early pace on the backstretch before going four wide into the stretch and running down leader Diamond Majesty (Lookin at Lucky). The California-bred three-year-old, who completed about 6 1/2 furlongs on the firm turf in 1:14 3/5, captured his initial three starts for Herbert Bacorn before being transferred to trainer Peter Miller. Richard's Boy ran third in the Echo Eddie S. last out while making his stakes bow for his new barn. Campaigned by Rockingham Ranch, he bumped his mark to 5-4-0-1 and has now banked $187,840 lifetime...

Vegso Racing Stable's homebred Rizwan (Silver Tree) rallied for a neck victory in Saturday's $75,000 English Channel S. at Gulfstream Park with Jose Caraballo aboard. The Philip Gleaves-trained sophomore put in a four-wide move to grab command after being giving his cue at the quarter-pole and held off Comanche's Storm (Pollard's Vision) to finish 1 1/16 miles on the firm turf in 1:40 2/5. Rizwan was making his stakes debut in this contest and improved his resume to 9-5-1-0, $120,725 with the win. One race later in the $75,000 Honey Ryder S., Goodwood Racing V's Red Sashay (Big Brown) added a second stakes score to her mark. Ridden by Jonathan Gonzales and trained by Jane Cibelli, the three-year-old chestnut floated six to seven wide in the turn before digging in through the stretch to prevail by a neck. Red Sashay ran a mile on the firm turf in 1:37 to move her career record to 6-3-0-0, $106,362...

It is time for the Deutsches Derby (Ger-G1) hopefuls to step up to the plate, and Frankfurt's Albert von Metzler-Rennen (Ger-G3) is primed for a big show from Qatar Racing's unbeaten Rogue Runner (King's Best) on Sunday. Two-for-two at Hoppegarten when successful by nine lengths over six furlongs in July and when forced to work on his sophomore bow in a mile conditions race April 5, the Andreas Wohler-trained bay will be tested by the likes of the similarly unexposed pair of Gestut Gorlsdorf's Dresden maiden scorer Space Cowboy (Adlerflug) and Stall Lucky Owner's Argentan scorer Mohadjer (Lord of England). Proven pattern-race form is brought to bear by Gestut Auenquelle's Molly Le Clou (Doyen), who was third in the Preis des Winterfavoriten (Ger-G3) over a mile at Cologne in October before finishing fourth in Krefeld's Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen (Ger-G3) over a half-furlong further the following month.

The 2013 Blue Diamond S. (Aus-G1) heroine Miracles of Life (Not A Single Doubt) returned to the place she started her career Saturday to record a second Group 1 and hand Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables, which has begun investing in Australia in recent years, its first win at the highest level Down Under. Stonestreet laid out A$900,000 for Miracles of Life, formerly trained by Dan Clarken, at last year's Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale from the Teeley Assets dispersal, and the blaze-faced chestnut has since handsomely rewarded that investment. She took the Caulfield Sprint (Aus-G2) in her second outing in the Stonestreet colors for co-trainers Peter and Paul Snowden last October, and added the Challenge S. (Aus-G2) in March before finishing third in the Galaxy S. (Aus-G1). Taking back early to stalk the pace about four lengths off the lead Saturday, Miracles of Life tipped out wide into the lane and rallied down the middle of the track to nip a game Gregers (Commands) in the line. Paul Snowden paid credit to Stonestreet, and Miracles of Life herself, in the aftermath of the win. "For her to come back here and do what she did is fantastic," he said. "It's testament to her character, the way she found the line today. Full credit to the owners; they basically said do what you want. If she wants to be there, all good and well, if not she can go to stud."...

Perth shipper Delicacy (Al Maher) proved up to the challenge of stronger competition Saturday when annexing her maiden Group 1 in the Australasian Oaks. The Grant Williams trainee was recording her fifth straight victory in the Oaks, having most recently taken Ascot's WA Oaks (Aus-G3) March 28 and WATC Derby (Aus-G2) against colts April 11. Traveling midpack while the Vinery Stud S. (Aus-G1) winner Fenway (High Chaparral) got away with an uncontested early lead, Delicacy began to pick off rivals while five-wide swinging off the turn. She came with a late kick under a hand ride to sweep past Fenway in the final furlong and win geared down...

Prize Exhibit (Showcasing) goes for her first U.S. stakes win on Sunday while facing nine rivals in the $200,000 Honeymoon S. (G2) at Santa Anita Park. The dark bay sophomore opened her stateside account with a fourth-placing in last fall's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) while still under the tutelage of Jamie Osborne. Transferred to James Cassidy, the British-bred scored in her first start for that barn on January 25 and was fourth in the Providencia S. (G3) last out. Mike Smith was aboard for her season-opening score and takes back the mount here. Also entered in Sunday's 1 1/8-mile turf contest are the respective one-two from the Providencia who were only separated by a neck on the wire in Spirit of Xian (Kodiac) and Spanish Queen (Tribal Rule), and Singing Kitty (Ministers Wild Cat), victress in the California Cup Oaks and China Doll S. in her last two races on turf.

Results

NORTH AMERICAN NON-GRADED STAKES RESULTS

QUEENSTON S., WO, $123,377, 3YO, 7F, 5-2.
2—R U WATCHINGBUD, c, 3, Kentucky Bear--Bonay, by Wild Again. (C$32,000 '13 ONTSEP). O-JR Racing Stable Inc, B-Bear Stables LTD (ON), T-John A. Ross, J-Emma-Jayne Wilson, $74,025.
3—Goodoldhockeygame, g, 3, Old Forester--Domasca Bella, by Domasca Dan. O-Frank D Di Giulio, Jr, B-Frank Di Giulio Jr (ON), $24,675.
4—Hammerstein, c, 3, Bernstein--Prized Stamp, by Prized. O-William A Sorokolit, Sr, B-William Sorokolit Racing Stable Inc (ON), $12,338.
Also Ran: Conquest Boogaloo, Midnight Trace, Imperial Dream, Phil's Cocktail, Jacks Escarpment.
Winning Time: 1:21 4/5 (ft)
Margins: 1 1/4, NK, 4 1/4.
Odds: 8.00, 13.75, 6.80.
 
DESERT CODE S., SA, $92,500, 3YO, A6 1/2FT, 5-2.
6—RICHARD'S BOY, g, 3, Idiot Proof--Marissa's Joy, by Cee's Tizzy. O-Rockingham Ranch, B-Harold Tillema & Pamela Tillema (CA), T-Peter Miller, J-Fernando Hernandez Perez, $60,600.
1—Diamond Majesty, c, 3, Lookin At Lucky--Zoe Montana, by Seeking the Gold. ($38,000 '13 KEESEP; $225,000 2014 BESMAR). O-Diamond 100 Racing Club, LLC and Trussell, Jr, Robert, B-Dean Grimm (KY), $15,700.
7—Perfectly Majestic, g, 3, Majesticperfection--Skatesheba (FR), by Green Tune. O-Griffin Thoroughbred Stables and Schroeder Farms LLC, B-Brereton C Jones (KY), $9,420.
Also Ran: Bench Warrant, Win the Space, Guy Code, Desert Dynamo.
Winning Time: 1:14 3/5 (fm)
Margins: NK, HD, 1 1/4.
Odds: 1.80, 9.30, 6.00.
 
LYMAN H., PRX, $78,000, 3YO/UP, 7F, 5-2.
1A—A FLEET ATTITUDE, g, 5, Afleet Alex--Lucky Lefty, by Boundary. ($20,000 '11 FTMOCT). O-Briardale Stable, B-Charles Zacney & TIM RITCHEY (PA), T-Richard Vega, J-Angel Castillo, $45,000.
10—Kobel, c, 4, Sequoyah--April Lady, by Smart Strike. O-Vince Campanella, B-Donald Clifford Wilson (PA), $15,000.
3—Yougotthatgoinforu, g, 5, Student Council--The Cat's Reach, by Bernstein. ($4,000 '11 FTMOCT). O-Touchdown Stable and Kamikaze Stable, B-RR Equine Stables, LLC (PA), $8,250.
Also Ran: Grasshoppin, Extrasexyhippzster, Sailor's Revenge, Johnny Jump Up, Echo Libra, Graybignbadlikedad, Zipped Code, Wise Son.
Winning Time: 1:24 (ft)
Margins: HD, NO, 1 3/4.
Odds: 6.60, 10.10, 6.20.
 
FOXY J. G. S., PRX, $77,500, 3YO/UP, F/M, 7F, 5-2.
5—POWER OF SNUNNER, m, 5, Power by Far--Snunner, by Yarrow Brae. O-James M Courtney, B-James M Courtney (PA), T-Timothy C. Kreiser, J-Matthew Rispoli, $45,000.
12F—Shoplift, m, 6, Exclusive Quality--Side Action, by Gentleman Gene. O-Briardale Stable, B-Joseph M Imbesi (PA), $15,000.
10—Fat Kat, f, 4, Weigelia--Katarica Disco, by Disco Rico. ($1,500 '12 FTMOCT; $50,000 2013 FTMMAY). O-L and C Racing LLC, Squire Thoroughreds LLC and Wake The Dame, B-Wynoaks Farm, LLC & St Omers Farm (PA), $8,250.
Also Ran: Pixie Dust, Disco Chick, Henny Jenney, Maybe Tonight, Classy Coco, Primo Via, Where's Rosie B.
Winning Time: 1:24 2/5 (ft)
Margins: 4 1/4, 1HF, 3HF.
Odds: 3.00, 12.40, 5.10.
 
PARX OAKS, PRX, $76,500, 3YO, F, 1M 70Y, 5-2.
11—DANZATRICE, f, 3, Dunkirk--Lady Pewitt, by Orientate. ($5,500 '12 KEENOV; $10,000 '13 FTKOCT; $105,000 2014 OBSAPR). O-Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck), B-Glenn Justiss (KY), T-Cathal A. Lynch, J-Trevor McCarthy, $45,000.
7—By the Moon, f, 3, Indian Charlie--By the Light, by Malibu Moon. O-Jay Em Ess Stable, B-Samantha Siegel (KY), $15,000.
3—Stroke Play, f, 3, Warrior's Reward--Candy Ma'am, by Lemon Drop Kid. O-Barbara Hopkins, B-A Stevens Miles Jr (KY), $8,250.
Also Ran: Funny Film, Overprepared, Serious Happiness, Darling Sky, Jersey Jules.
Winning Time: 1:44 3/5 (ft)
Margins: 4 1/4, 2, 9.
Odds: 5.90, 0.70, 4.60.
 
EDWARD BABST/ALBERT PALACIOS MEMORIAL H., BTP, $75,000, 3YO/UP, 6F, 5-2.
7—RIVERS RUN DEEP, c, 4, Ready's Image--Music Miss, by Prospector's Music. ($22,000 '12 FTKFEB; $30,000 '12 FTKOCT; $77,000 2013 OBSJUN). O-Driver, James L and Ywachetta H, B-Nancy J Lavrich & Walmac Farm, LLC (OH), T-Chris A. Hartman, J-Chris Landeros, $45,000.
4—Silver Tongued, g, 5, Flatter--Whitelacenpromises, by More Than Ready. ($17,000 '11 FTKOCT). O-Greenhill Racing Stables, Inc, B-James A Fraser & Jane N Fraser (OH), $15,000.
2—Smoke Em Charlie, g, 5, Alluvial--Bug On Bye, by Momsfurrari. O-Mad River Farm, LLC, B-Toby Troyer (OH), $7,500.
Also Ran: City Slammer, Yiruma, Ruxton, Geppetto, Pretty Much Mine.
Winning Time: 1:09 2/5 (ft)
Margins: 9, 2 3/4, HF.
Odds: 0.10, 6.90, 12.00.
 
ENGLISH CHANNEL S., GP, $75,000, 3YO, 1 1/16MT, 5-2.
2—RIZWAN, c, 3, Silver Tree--Entertaining, by Songandaprayer. O-Vegso Racing Stable, B-Vegso Racing Stable (FL), T-Philip A. Gleaves, J-Jose C. Caraballo, $45,105.
3—Comanche's Storm, c, 3, Pollard's Vision--Miss Brown, by Capote. ($2,500 2014 OBSJUN). O-Salim Moonab, B-Annie D Scott & H & A Stables LLC (FL), $14,550.
6—Persuasive, c, 3, Stephen Got Even--Hear This, by Prospector's Music. O-Arindel, B-Arindel Farm (FL), $7,275.
Also Ran: Black Martino, Moon Over Cuzco, Twotwentyfive A, Ulysses, Grand Jr.
Winning Time: 1:40 2/5 (fm)
Margins: NK, 2, 2.
Odds: 6.50, 6.00, 14.70.
 
HONEY RYDER S., GP, $75,000, 3YO, F, 1MT, 5-2.
2—RED SASHAY, f, 3, Big Brown--Sashay Away, by Farma Way. ($27,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Goodwood Racing V, B-Andrew Cohen & Gary Tolchin (KY), T-Jane Cibelli, J-Jonathan J. Gonzales, $45,570.
1—Miss Margaret, f, 3, Bwana Charlie--Danielle's Affair, by Black Tie Affair (IRE). ($2,500 '13 OBSAUG; $22,000 2014 OBSJUN). O-Friedfertig, Steven and NTS Stable, Inc, B-Helen Marie Napolitano (FL), $14,700.
6—Lismore, f, 3, Tiznow--Fastbridled, by Unbridled's Song. ($110,000 '13 FTSAUG; $140,000 2014 FTFMAR). O-Shamrock Farm, B-Jamm Ltd (KY), $7,350.
Also Ran: Afleet Mary, Nicky's Brown Miss, Gorgeous Dream, Sivoliere (IRE).
Winning Time: 1:37 (fm)
Margins: NK, 2 1/4, HD.
Odds: 8.10, 8.70, 3.00.
 
GOLDEN CIRCLE S., PRM, $75,000, 3YO, 6F, 5-1.
6—A M MILKY WAY, g, 3, Elusive Bluff--Actress E, by Noactor. O-David L Davis, B-David Davis (TX), T-Karl Broberg, J-Floyd Wethey, Jr., $44,700.
1—Recount, g, 3, Limehouse--Lucky in Love, by Bold Badgett. ($40,000 '13 FTKOCT). O-Doubledown Stables, Inc, B-Barney Gallagher & Anne Gallagher (IL), $14,900.
7—Ike Walker, g, 3, Bellamy Road--Quite Familiar, by Hold That Tiger. ($125,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Thrash, Ike and Dawn, B-Buck Pond Farm, Inc (KY), $7,450.
Also Ran: Solomon, Caribbean Cowboy, Shrewd Move, Tribal Echo.
Winning Time: 1:10 (ft)
Margins: NK, 5HF, 1HF.
Odds: 2.40, 1.00, 3.50.
 
PARX DERBY, PRX, $75,000, 3YO, 1M 70Y, 5-2.
5—BLUEGRASS SINGER, g, 3, Bluegrass Cat--Aguilera, by Unbridled's Song. ($27,000 '12 KEENOV; $28,000 2014 FTMMAY). O-Crossed Sabres Farm, B-Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds & Hardy Thoroughbreds LLC (KY), T-Marcus J. Vitali, J-Tammi Piermarini, $45,000.
2—Unrivaled, c, 3, Super Saver--Safely, by Unbridled. O-Team Valor International, B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY), $15,000.
4—Dontbetwithbruno, c, 3, Tiz Wonderful--Stomping, by Dixieland Band. ($52,000 '12 KEENOV; $100,000 '13 KEESEP; $180,000 2014 OBSMAR). O-Repole Stable, B-Sun Valley Farm (KY), $8,250.
Also Ran: Lockport, Mr. Discreet.
Winning Time: 1:45 (ft)
Margins: 3/4, 3/4, 8HF.
Odds: 1.10, 2.10, 2.60.
 
DR. T.F. CLASSEN MEMORIAL S., TDN, $75,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 5-2.
1—DERBY DAY STORM, m, 8, Habayeb--Sassy April, by Blare of Trumpets. O-Metz, Bryan and Metz, Deborah F, B-Deborah F Metz (OH), T-Bryan Metz, J-Dean A. Sarvis, $45,000.
3—Startin Something, m, 7, Musical Dreamer--Nothin But a Thing, by Marquetry. O-Blazing Meadows Farm LLC, B-Blazing Meadows Farm (OH), $15,000.
7—Circle Can Run, f, 4, Kentucky Dane--Circle the Globe, by Circus Surprise. O-Daniel W Myers, B-Daniel W Myers (OH), $7,500.
Also Ran: Hope's Frog Song, Senorita Dominguez, Red Carpet Queen, Monetary Reward, Kelly's Pride.
Winning Time: 1:13 4/5 (ft)
Margins: 1HF, 3, 5 3/4.
Odds: 5.30, 3.50, 1.90.
 
TELLIKE S., EVD, $60,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5FT, 5-1.
2—WIRE ME BESSIE, m, 6, Wire Me Collect--Betsy Holly, by Grindstone. O-Arnaud, Mike and Clavelle, Beth, B-Beth Clavelle & Mike Arnaud (LA), T-Demitrius Faul, J-Joseph Walter Patin, Jr., $36,000.
10—Adrianne G, f, 4, Indygo Shiner--Anne Margaret, by Songandaprayer. ($17,000 '12 KEESEP; $35,000 2013 TEXMAR). O-Thomas Galvin, B-Mike G Rutherford (KY), $12,000.
9—Snappy Girl, m, 5, Student Council--Snap to It, by Honour and Glory. ($8,200 '10 TEXDEC; $65,000 2012 TEXMAR). O-Jerry Namy, B-Millennium Farms at Moon Lake (LA), $6,000.
Also Ran: Angie's Prim Lady, Afternoon Tango, Lahaina, Solid Sender, Lady Grantham, My Miss Venezuela, Steel Cut, Wildcat Angie.
Winning Time: :57 2/5 (gd)
Margins: 4, HF, HF.
Odds: 12.30, 4.00, 1.80.
 
OKLAHOMA STALLION S. (COLTS AND GELDINGS DIVISION), WRD, $55,000, 3YO, C/G, 1M, 5-2.
1—OKEY DOKEY KYLE, g, 3, Tactical Cat--Memory Divides, by Star Dabbler. O-Sachdev, Ann and Bravo, Lori, B-Ann Sachdev/Lori Bravo (OK), T-Francisco Bravo, J-Bryan McNeil, $33,000.
5—Air Assault, g, 3, Air Commander--Miss Conti, by Lightnin N Thunder. ($500 '13 HERDEC). O-Charles J Abernathy, B-Center Hills Farm (OK), $11,000.
8—Fast Chance, g, 3, Mr. Nightlinger--Jen n Jules, by Here We Come. O-Browning, Hal and Faulkner, David, B-Hal Browning & Dave Faulkner (OK), $6,050.
Also Ran: Mustang Eddie, Ba Dump a Dump, Slew Divine, Command Respect, Batman Can, Red Sled.
Winning Time: 1:38 (ft)
Margins: 9 1/4, 3 1/4, NO.
Odds: 1.30, 18.30, 19.70.
 
OKLAHOMA STALLION S. (FILLIES DIVISION), WRD, $55,000, 3YO, F, 1M, 5-2.
3—ZEALOUS VISION, f, 3, The Visualiser--American Sound, by Awesome Again. O-Center Hills Farm and Big Sugar Racing LLC, B-Center Hills Farm (OK), T-Scott E. Young, J-Bryan McNeil, $33,000.
5—Vivid, f, 3, Save Big Money--Vivid Impression, by Risen Star. O-Center Hills Farm, B-Center Hills Farm (OK), $11,000.
1—Fly Above It All, f, 3, Omega Code--She'sgotherownjet, by Songandaprayer. O-Clark O Brewster, B-Clark O Brewster (OK), $6,050.
Also Ran: Great Lakes, Sooner Stripe, Sly Okie, Dancing Diva, Zanira, Ou Funny Valentine, Cause I'm Perti.
Winning Time: 1:40 1/5 (ft)
Margins: HD, 3/4, HD.
Odds: 3.50, 9.10, 3.40.

Graded Recaps

Tonalist returns a winner in Westchester

Tonalist remained undefeated over Belmont Park's main track (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography)
Tonalist (Tapit), last year's Belmont S. (G1) and Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner, made a successful four-year-old debut on Saturday in the $142,500 Westchester (G3) at Belmont Park.

A potential clash with 2013 Belmont winner Palace Malice (Curlin) didn't come off after that rival was scratched on Thursday, but Tonalist provided some anxious moments to bettors who sent him away at 4-5 in the field of four.

Slowly away from the gate, the classic winner was down as much as six lengths as Juba (Tapit) sped in :23 and :45 4/5. Closing the gap to two lengths at the quarter pole, which Confrontation (War Pass) passed in 1:09 2/5, Tonalist swooped to the lead by mid-stretch and strolled home a 3 3/4-length winner under Joe Bravo.

Owned by Robert S. Evans and trained by Christophe Clement, Tonalist paid $3.80 after completing a mile in 1:34 over a fast track.

"Christophe warned me, he said 'He might be a little slow leaving the gate, the hardest part just get him running the first part.' Once that was all over down the backside he just pulled us to horses and it's just beautiful to ride good horses, it really is," said Bravo, who would sweep all three graded stakes at Belmont on Saturday.

Confrontation, Souper Lucky (Giant's Causeway), and Juba completed the order of finish.

Tonalist, who also won the Peter Pan (G2) and placed in the Jim Dandy (G2) and Travers (G1) last season, was making his first start since finishing fifth in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1). He will now be considered for the June 6 Metropolitan H. (G1) over the same track and distance. His record now stands at 10-5-2-1, $2,042,000.

Bred in Kentucky by Woodslane Farm, Tonalist was produced by Settling Mist (Pleasant Colony) and descends from Broodmare of the Year Toll Booth (Buckpasser).

Big Blue Kitten outclassed his Fort Marcy rivals (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography)
Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who were forced to scratch International Star (Fusaichi Pegasus) from Saturday's Kentucky Derby (G1), got a consolation prize when Bravo booted home their homebred seven-year-old Big Blue Kitten (Kitten's Joy) to victory in the $150,000 Fort Marcy (G3).

Rating at or near the tail of the field as Howe Great (Hat Trick) opened up a large lead through splits of :24 2/5, :48 4/5, and 1:13, Big Blue Kitten advanced while staying close to the inside, went around Howe Great in the stretch and blew by to win by 2 1/4 lengths in a time of 1:47 4/5 for nine furlongs on the firm inner turf. As the 9-5 favorite, the Chad Brown trainee paid $5.70.

How Great held second by a head over Middleburg (Lemon Drop Kid), who finished ahead of Divine Oath (Broken Vow), Sky Blazer (Sky Mesa), V. E. Day (English Channel), Mr Speaker (Pulpit), and Unbridled Ocean (Unbridled's Song). The winner's entrymate, Hyper (Victory Gallop), was scratched.

A multiple Grade 1 winner in 2013 when he captured the United Nations (G1) and Sword Dancer Invitational (G1), Big Blue Kitten won or placed in nine other graded stakes prior to the Fort Marcy. His record presently stands at 25-12-6-4, $1,605,830.

According to Brown, Big Blue Kitten will target the Manhattan (G1) on June 6. Real Solution, also owned by the Ramseys, took the 2014 edition of the Manhattan.

"Kudos to Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey for keeping him in training this year," Brown said. "He had a couple of stud offers here and there. But they love this horse and believe in him and (believe) that he could make more on track than as a stallion. Once again, Mr. Ramsey made the right decision. I'll discuss it with him, but the Manhattan has been the plan."

Bred in Kentucky, Big Blue Kitten was reared by Spent Gold (Unaccounted For).

This was the first stakes win for Rosalind since joining the Chad Brown stable (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography)
The stakes action on Saturday kicked off with the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay (G2) for fillies and mares, with the four-year-old Rosalind (Broken Vow) posting a mild upset against four rivals.

A tracking third as 6-5 favorite Beauty Parlor (Elusive Quality) set splits of :25 2/5, :50 4/5, 1:15 1/5, and 1:38 3/5, Rosalind overtook that one a furlong out and drew off to win by 1 1/4 lengths under Bravo in a time of 2:14 3/5 for 1 3/8 miles on the turf.

The 7-2 third choice, she paid $9.20 for owners Bethlehem Stables, Michael Dubb, and Highclere America.

Longshots completed the trifecta, with 11-1 chance Maximova (Danehill Dancer) finishing a half-length clear of 39-1 outsider Selenite (Cosmonaut). Riposte (Dansili), the 6-5 second choice, was fourth and Beauty Parlor trailed.

Trained at two and three by Ken McPeek, Rosalind placed in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), Alcibiades (G1) and Pocahontas (G2) as a juvenile and later won the Ashland (G1) the following spring. A trip to Royal Ascot last summer ended quickly when she lost her rider at the start of the Coronation S. (Eng-G1).

After two more starts for McPeek, she was turned over to Chad Brown, who trained her to a second-place finish in the Suwannee River (G3) and a fifth in the Santa Ana (G2). Her record now stands at 14-3-2-3, $757,164.

"We've run her three times since she's come in the barn; she had two really good starts," Brown said. "She didn't really handle the trip to California last time. The report from the jockey was just that she was very quiet in the post parade. As you can see she had some pre-race antics in the paddock, she's really a little difficult in the paddock and high strung and for her to be that quiet in California it must have been the ship.

"I'm not sure where we'll go from here, but I'll speak to the ownership group about it and we'll plan something."

Bred in Kentucky by Hurstland Farm, James Grenne Jr. and Pin Oak, Rosalind was a $70,000 Fasig-Tipton July yearling. She was reared by Critics Acclaim (Theatrical).

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Results

NORTH AMERICAN ALLOWANCE RESULTS

CD, 4TH, AOC, $81,180, 3YO/UP, 1M, 5-2.
8—AGENT DI NOZZO, g, 6, 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), T-Steve Margolis, J-Joseph Rocco, Jr., $49,200.
6—Cat Burglar, h, 5, Unbridled's Song--Be My Prospect, by Forest Wildcat. ($410,000 '10 KEENOV). O-Michael Lund Petersen, B-Gulf Coast Farms, LLC (KY), $16,400.
11—Bradester, h, 5, Lion Heart--Grandestofall, by Grand Slam. ($13,000 '10 KEENOV; $20,000 '11 FTMOCT; $195,000 2012 FTFMAR). O-Joseph W Sutton, B-Doug Branham (KY), $8,200.
Winning Time: 1:34 4/5 (ft)
 
BEL, 11TH, ALW, $77,000, 3YO/UP, 1 1/16M, 5-2.
1A—CLASSY CLASS, c, 3, Discreetly Mine--Collegiate, by Saarland. ($120,000 '13 KEENOV; $250,000 2014 OBSMAR). O-Cheyenne Stables LLC, B-E Paul Robsham Stable LLC (KY), T-Kiaran P. McLaughlin, J-Cornelio H. Velasquez, $46,200.
6—Gold Shield, c, 3, Medaglia d'Oro--Dream Supreme, by Seeking the Gold. ($1,000,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Lane's End Racing and Kinsman Stable, B-Kinsman Farm (KY), $15,400.
4—Gridley Here, c, 4, Repent--Chicopee, by Mr. Greeley. ($60,000 '12 FTNAUG; $19,000 '12 OBSJAN). O-Harold Lerner LLC, Nehoc Stables and Magdalena Racing (Susan McPeek), B-Windhorse Thoroughbreds LLC (NY), $7,700.
Winning Time: 1:43 1/5 (ft)
 
CD, 1ST, AOC, $72,241, 3YO/UP, 1 1/16M, 5-2.
3—PAGANOL, c, 4, Tiz Wonderful--Glittering Tax, by Artax. ($40,000 '12 FTKJUL; $250,000 2013 OBSMAR). O-Driver, James L and Ywachetta H, B-Bob Feld & Mark Toothaker (KY), T-Chris A. Hartman, J-Robby Albarado, $43,200.
5—Coastline, c, 4, Speightstown--Culinary, by El Amante. ($190,000 '12 KEESEP). O-John C Oxley, B-DATTT Farm, LLC (KY), $14,400.
1—Indycott, g, 5, A.P. Indy--Seeking the Heart, by Seeking the Gold. O-Maggi Moss, B-Wertheimer & Frere (KY), $7,200.
Winning Time: 1:42 2/5 (ft)
 
CD, 12TH, AOC, $67,255, 3YO, 1 1/16M, 5-2.
3—PAID ADMISSION, c, 3, Candy Ride (ARG)--Seal of Approval, by Vindication. ($37,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc, B-Bugle Hill Farm, LLC (KY), T-Chris Richard, J-Corey J. Lanerie, $40,200.
6—Raagheb, c, 3, Street Cry (IRE)--Mostaqeleh, by Rahy. O-Shadwell Stable, B-Shadwell Farm, LLC (KY), $13,400.
2—Quality Bird, c, 3, Quality Road--Caged Glory, by Honour and Glory. O-Marylou Whitney Stables LLC, B-Marylou Whitney Stables LLC (KY), $6,700.
Winning Time: 1:43 4/5 (ft)
 
CD, 2ND, AOC, $66,076, 3YO, 7F, 5-2.
7—ISLAND TOWN, g, 3, Hard Spun--Humorous Gal, by Distorted Humor. O-Six Column Stables, LLC, Bloch, Randall L, Seiler, John and Hall, David, B-Randy Bloch, et al (KY), T-Ian R. Wilkes, J-Julien R. Leparoux, $40,200.
1—Roll Tide Roll, c, 3, Elusive Quality--Lightfoot Lane, by Phone Trick. ($92,000 '12 KEENOV; $250,000 '13 KEESEP). O-West, Gary and Mary, B-Hidden Brook Farm, Jonathan Mills & Darley (KY), $13,400.
8—Lewys Vaporizer, g, 3, Lewis Michael--Western Mindy, by Western Borders. O-V-Leaf Stables LLC and Ravin, Richard, B-Jean White & Larry Rivelli (IL), $5,820.
Winning Time: 1:22 2/5 (ft)
 
BEL, 9TH, AOC, $65,000, 3YO/UP, 1 1/16M, 5-2.
4—OSTROLENKA, c, 3, Musket Man--Pumpkin's Pride, by Louis Quatorze. O-Fein, Eric and McKenna, Christopher, B-Eric Fein (NY), T-Todd A. Pletcher, J-Edgar S. Prado, $39,000.
5—Sea Raven, r, 4, Mineshaft--Mississippi Charm, by Silver Charm. ($97,000 '12 FTNAUG; $130,000 2013 FTMMAY). O-Gunpowder Farms LLC, B-Louis P Ferrari (NY), $13,000.
2—Towering Moon, g, 6, Malibu Moon--Towering Escape, by Giant's Causeway. O-Albert Fried, Jr, B-Albert Fried Jr (NY), $6,500.
Winning Time: 1:42 1/5 (ft)
 
WO, 7TH, ALW, $62,177, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5F, 5-2.
1—TAHNEE, m, 5, Where's the Ring--Papoose, by Apalachee. O-C S Dowson Farms, B-Brian J Cullen (ON), T-Mark Fournier, J-Eurico Rosa Da Silva, $40,467.
7—Town Grad, f, 4, Speightstown--P. S. U. Grad, by Harlan's Holiday. ($160,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Hill, Jim and Susan, B-Normandy Farm LLC (KY), $9,640.
2—Gagaoveryou, f, 4, Zensational--Eau de Vie, by Hennessy. O-RCC Racing Stable Ltd and Lucky Fish Racing Stable, B-Savannah DeHaven (KY), $5,302.
Winning Time: :56 2/5 (ft)
 
BEL, 7TH, ALW, $62,000, 3YO/UP, 6FT, 5-2.
11—SALTINE WARRIOR, g, 5, Wild Desert--Via Mizner, by Forty Niner. ($16,000 '11 OBSJAN). O-Spa City Stables, B-McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC& Spruce Lane Farm (NY), T-George Weaver, J-Joe Bravo, $37,200.
9—Boston Strong, g, 4, Pioneerof the Nile--Truly Enchanting (IRE), by Danehill Dancer (IRE). ($170,000 '12 FTNAUG; $145,000 2013 KEEAPR). O-Sovereign Stable, B-Grapestock LLC (NY), $12,400.
12—Chasintheblues, g, 5, Hook and Ladder--Sad Refrain, by Smarten. O-Navesink River Stable LLC, B-Navesink River Stables, LLC (NY), $6,200.
Winning Time: 1:09 1/5 (fm)
 
SA, 9TH, AOC, $59,000, 3YO/UP, 1 1/16M, 5-2.
2—NOWALKING, c, 4, Hard Spun--Ice Lady, by Cat Thief. O-Venneri Racing, Inc, B-Alex Venneri (KY), T-Philip D'Amato, J-Tiago Josue Pereira, $34,800.
9—Anxious Times, c, 4, Tiznow--Dream Time, by Storm Cat. ($150,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Kelly, Jon and Sarah, B-Courtlandt Farm (KY), $11,600.
7—Big Tire, g, 4, Candy Ride (ARG)--Giant's Firestone, by Giant's Causeway. O-Glatt, Mark and Halo Farms, B-Halo Farms (KY), $6,960.
Winning Time: 1:42 1/5 (ft)
 
SA, 2ND, AOC, $58,500, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/8MT, 5-2.
3—HUG AND A KISS, f, 4, Thewayyouare--Primrose Hill, by Giant's Causeway. O-Michael B Tabor, B-Chelston (KY), T-Simon Callaghan, J-Tyler Baze, $34,800.
4—Miss Boom Boom, f, 3, Run Away and Hide--Heat Street, by Street Cry (IRE). O-Hollendorfer, Jerry, Melen, Steve and Taub, Steve, B-Michael Riordan & Aaron Sones (KY), $11,600.
7—Star Act, f, 4, Street Cry (IRE)--Starrer, by Dynaformer. O-George Krikorian, B-George Krikorian (KY), $6,960.
Winning Time: 1:51 1/5 (fm)
 
PRX, 10TH, ALW, $54,500, 3YO/UP, 7F, 5-2.
4—MEZZANO, h, 6, Mizzen Mast--Im Cruising Dixie, by Dixie Union. ($50,000 '10 FTKOCT; $350,000 2011 OBSMAR). O-Richard Santulli, B-Janeen Oliver (KY), T-Alan E. Goldberg, J-Roberto Alvarado, Jr., $32,400.
1—Valid, g, 5, Medaglia d'Oro--Grand Prayer, by Grand Slam. ($500,000 '11 KEESEP; $115,000 2013 FTNOCT). O-Crossed Sabres Farm, B-Edward P Evans (VA), $10,800.
6—Bowman's Beast, g, 6, Bowman's Band--Show Biz, by Candy Stripes. ($1,000 '10 FTKOCT). O-JMC Stables, Inc, B-Michael W Heitzmann (KY), $5,940.
Winning Time: 1:24 1/5 (ft)
 
PIM, 10TH, ALW, $49,182, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 5-2.
9—ONE PROUD GAL, f, 4, Indygo Shiner--Endorse, by Two Punch. ($15,000 '12 KEESEP; $11,000 2013 OBSJUN). O-Proud Stables Inc, B-Green Willow Farms (MD), T-Jamie Ness, J-Carlos Olivero, $31,122.
1A—Jammin With Jamie, f, 3, Colonel John--Delta Holiday, by Harlan's Holiday. ($15,000 '12 KEENOV; $85,000 '13 KEESEP). O-Bran Jam Stable and Clark, David W, B-Spruce Lane Farm & Lynn Farm (KY), $8,820.
8—Mom'z Laugh, f, 3, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ)--Cajun Dawn, by Awesome Again. ($50,000 '13 OBSAUG; $50,000 2014 OBSAPR). O-A Bianco Holding, B-Curtis Mikkelson & Patricia Horth (FL), $4,620.
Winning Time: 1:12 (ft)
 
Disqualification in this race
WO, 9TH, OCL, $47,940, 3YO/UP, 6 1/2F, 5-2.
6—MARTEN LAKE, g, 4, Trajectory--Kain's Deed, by Alydeed. O-David R Bell, B-Alexis F Ward & Katie A Ward (ON), T-David R. Bell, J-Gerry Olguin, $31,436.
5—Warbred, g, 5, War Cry--Lovely Charm, by One Way Love. (C$22,000 '11 ONTSEP). O-Lisa McCallum-Smith, B-Farr Bloodstock Inc (ON), $6,547.
3—Spanish River, g, 4, Giant Gizmo--War River, by War Deputy. O-Ruvee Stables, B-Frank Huarte (ON), $5,763.
Winning Time: 1:16 1/5 (ft)
 
GP, 6TH, AOC, $36,800, 3YO/UP, 7 1/2FT, 5-2.
9—EASEMENT, h, 5, War Chant--Supreme Discovery, by Supremo. O-Joseph V Shields, Jr, B-J V Shields Jr (KY), T-Fernando Abreu, J-Eddie Castro, $21,600.
4—Whisper Onthe Wind, g, 6, Flower Alley--Niblett's Bluff, by Mt. Livermore. O-David E Miller, B-Le Anne M Robbins (FL), $8,000.
3—Tale of the Heart, g, 5, Tale of the Cat--Dancing Josefina, by Belong to Me. ($35,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Just for Fun Stable (Ruben Sierra), B-JiCo, Inc (KY), $3,600.
Winning Time: 1:29 3/5 (fm)
 
TDN, 7TH, ALW, $36,000, 3YO/UP, 6F, 5-2.
2—CANDY BITES, h, 5, Candy Ride (ARG)--Hope for Love, by Fortunate Prospect. ($21,000 2012 OBSAPR). O-Pegasus Stables LLC (Joseph and Patsy Rink), B-Peter Sheppell (OH), T-Larry Rivelli, J-Noel Vigil, $24,400.
3—Walt, c, 4, Run Away and Hide--Miracle Mile, by Silver Deputy. ($22,000 '12 KEEJAN; $25,000 '12 KEESEP; $72,000 2013 OBSAPR). O-Michael M Hui, B-Ronald Kirk, Greg McDonald & John Bates (KY), $5,800.
9—Jagger M, g, 5, Harlan's Holiday--Nithi, by Wolf Power (SAF). O-Gene Burkholder, B-James A Everatt, Janeane A Everatt & J Arika Everatt-Meeuse (ON), $2,900.
Winning Time: 1:11 2/5 (ft)
 
IND, 4TH, ALW, $36,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5 1/2F, 5-2.
4—IRISH NUGGETS, f, 3, Irish Road--Nuggets, by Deep Gold. ($28,000 2014 TEXAPR). O-Little Bear Racing Stables, Mason, Ingrid and Wilkey, Melissa, B-Richard Snyder & Connie Snyder (IN), T-Ingrid Mason, J-Julio E. Felix, $21,600.
9—Cabby Joshtin, f, 3, Zavata--Prissy Proxy, by Cat in Town. O-William D Miller, Jr, B-Bill Miller Jr (IN), $7,200.
2—Hay Little Bit, f, 3, Article of Faith--Shadow Vale, by Beautiful Indy. O-Robert Hyden, B-Roxanne Hyden (IN), $3,600.
Winning Time: 1:04 1/5 (ft)
 
PEN, 5TH, AOC, $32,656, 4YO/UP, 1 1/16M, 5-1.
1—A. P. CINO, g, 5, Indy Wind--Bring Me Luck, by Pentelicus. O-Gorgo, Larry and Sajor Stable, B-Gary Lee Mahon & Jacqueline Diamond Mahon (FL), T-Eduardo E. Rojas, J-Dana G. Whitney, $18,840.
6—Fourth and Long, g, 4, Grand Slam--Look Deep, by Petionville. O-Tom Coulter, B-Arrowwood Farm (PA), $7,536.
5—Ghost Hunter, g, 5, Ghostzapper--Hartfelt, by Kafwain. ($75,000 '11 FTKJUL; $30,000 2012 OBSJUN). O-Jagger Inc, B-Adena Springs (KY), $3,454.
Winning Time: 1:44 1/5 (ft)
 
CT, 7TH, ALW, $27,000, 3YO/UP, 6 1/2F, 5-1.
4—SOUPER FUNNY, g, 5, Distorted Humor--Zoftig, by Cozzene. O-Cool Hill Farm, B-Live Oak Stud (FL), T-Anthony M. Rideoutt II, J-Antonio Lopez, $16,080.
2—Alternate Plan, g, 4, Trapper--Alternate Verse, by Benchmark. O-Ricky Zimmer, B-Joseph P Morey Jr Revocable Trust (CA), $5,360.
1A—Money Only, g, 6, Malibu Moon--Snit, by Fit to Fight. ($170,000 '10 KEESEP). O-Rentz, Kala and Stevark Stable, Inc, B-William M Backer (VA), $2,680.
Winning Time: 1:19 1/5 (my)
 
CT, 5TH, ALW, $26,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 4 1/2F, 5-1.
5—LADY JILLET, f, 3, Windsor Castle--Scottish Punch, by My Boy Adam. O-Taylor Mountain Farm LLC, B-James W Casey (WV), T-James W. Casey, J-Antonio Lopez, $15,480.
6—Daylight's Coming, f, 4, Stormy Atlantic--Mantekilla, by Lemon Drop Kid. ($50,000 '12 FTKOCT; $130,000 2013 BESMAR). O-James F Miller, B-James Miller (WV), $5,160.
1A—My Princess Sophia, f, 3, Windsor Castle--Dusty Class, by Lord Parham. O-Maple Valley Farm LLC, B-Maple Valley Farm LLC (WV), $2,580.
Winning Time: :52 3/5 (my)
 
LS, 2ND, ALW, $25,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1MT, 5-2.
7—EXPECT ROYALTY, m, 5, Valid Expectations--Autumn Sky, by Skywalker. O-Leroy James Pollok, B-Leroy James Pollok (TX), T-Leroy J. Pollok, J-Iram Vargas Diego, $14,880.
2—Welcome Aboard, m, 5, Rock Hard Ten--Recherche, by Rahy. O-Catalano, Michael B and Boyer, Richard, B-Gary & Mary West Stables, Inc (KY), $4,960.
1—Satin Gold, m, 5, English Channel--Bright Gold, by Hold for Gold. ($17,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Kathy L Stephens, B-Hazel B Marsh (KY), $2,728.
Winning Time: 1:35 3/5 (fm)
 
AP, 8TH, ALW, $24,500, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1MT, 5-2.
3—VOLUPTUOUS, f, 4, Flashy Bull--Skatesheba (FR), by Green Tune. ($20,000 '12 TEXAUG; $75,000 2013 FTMMAY). O-M and M Thoroughbred Partners, B-Brereton C Jones (KY), T-Michael Stidham, J-Emmanuel Esquivel, $14,700.
4—Dance With Kitten, m, 5, Kitten's Joy--Madame Du Lac, by Lemon Drop Kid. O-Pressure Racing LLC, B-Kenneth L Ramsey & Sarah K Ramsey (KY), $4,900.
7—Scatladybdancing, f, 3, Scat Daddy--La Violette, by Coronado's Quest. ($60,000 '13 FTKOCT; $220,000 2014 OBSAPR). O-RNB Racing LLC, B-Carson Springs Farm, Inc (IL), $2,695.
Winning Time: 1:37 2/5 (fm)
 
LAD, 7TH, ALW, $22,490, 3YO/UP, F/M, 7 1/2FT, 5-2.
9—LEGAL TECHNICALITY, f, 4, Easyfromthegitgo--La Petite Justice, by Lit de Justice. O-Jacques Miramon Racing LLC, B-Carol A Jannik (LA), T-Karl Broberg, J-Chris R. Rosier, $13,800.
2—Blushing Ruler, f, 4, Ruler's Court--Hey Donna, by Mt. Livermore. O-Chad White, B-Robert Hewlett (LA), $4,600.
3—Miss Seven K, f, 4, Portobello Road--Cinnamon Ring, by Cinnamon Creek. O-Strain, Charles N and Strain, Annie J, B-Charles N Strain & Annie J Strain (AR), $2,200.
Winning Time: 1:32 1/5 (fm)
 
LS, 5TH, ALW, $21,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5FT, 5-2.
1—DARBY SAYS SEE YA, m, 7, Sefapiano--Goodbye Blues, by Goodbye Doeny. O-End Zone Athletics, Inc, B-Billy Ray Jones & Scott Jones (LA), T-Karl Broberg, J-C.J. McMahon, $12,180.
5—Johnlouisclassical, m, 5, Valid Expectations--Kristy's Regency, by Regal Classic. O-John L Pierce, II, B-John L Pierce II (TX), $4,060.
2—Expectabelle, m, 5, Valid Expectations--Tis a Belle, by Twilight Agenda. O-Joe Lynn Williams, B-Ellen Brophy Williams (TX), $2,233.
Winning Time: :57 (fm)
 
TAM, 6TH, ALW, $20,600, 4YO/UP, 1MT, 5-2.
4—TIZBREEZY, r, 4, Tiznow--Westerly Breeze, by Gone West. ($20,000 '12 FTKOCT; $6,000 2014 OBSJUN). O-Burnham Stable and Smock, Lori A, B-Cooper Thoroughbred Management LLC (KY), T-Lori A. Smock, J-Willie Martinez, $12,000.
5—Senor Habanero, g, 8, Brief Ruckus--Absolutely Chilito, by Chilito. O-Donald K Love, B-Carole J Love (FL), $4,600.
7—Cowboy Luke, g, 6, Suave--Love You All, by Aldebaran. ($5,000 '10 KEESEP). O-William Rivera, B-Phillips Racing Partnership & John Phillips (KY), $2,000.
Winning Time: 1:35 4/5 (fm)
 
FL, 7TH, ALW, $19,200, 3YO/UP, 4 1/2F, 5-2.
2—EL GRANDE PATRON, g, 6, Eltish--New York Jet, by A. P Jet. O-Betty Jean Murphy, B-Ronald Kiser (NY), T-Daniel H. Conway, Jr., J-Luis E. Perez, $11,520.
1A—West College, g, 4, Closing Argument--Fabulous Florence, by Gold Token. O-Joseph A Cabrera, B-Thomas Willmott (NY), $3,840.
6—Uncommon Grounds, h, 7, Jump Start--Just a Bella, by Cryptoclearance. O-Paul W Barrow, B-Tracy Egan (NY), $1,920.
Winning Time: :53 4/5 (ft)
 
NP, 7TH, ALW, $15,122, 3YO, 6F, 5-2.
6—PURPLE HEAVEN, g, 3, Midshipman--Song to the Moon, by Successful Appeal. ($37,000 2014 OBSAPR). O-Ted Graling, B-Darley, C Kidder, N Cole, J K Griggs & Linda Griggs (KY), T-Twylla Bensmiller, J-Rico W. Walcott, $8,686.
1—Xtreme Denigray, g, 3, Rosetti--Classa Red Wine, by Baquero. (C$1,000 '13 ALBOCT). O-Ted Graling, B-Calmar Stables and Ranch (AB), $3,966.
2—Sarah's Charm, f, 3, Bellamy Road--Living on the Line, by Line in the Sand. ($40,000 '13 FTKOCT). O-CanMedia Stables Inc, B-Sally Thomas (KY), $1,448.
Winning Time: 1:10 3/5 (ft)

Graded Recaps

Mandella gets 2,000th career win with Catch a Flight in Precisionist

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella and jockey Flavien Prat each scored a notable win for their resumes... (Benoit Photo)
Haras Santa Maria de Araras' Catch a Flight (Giant's Causeway) rallied from just off a contentious pace to justify 7-5 favoritism in Saturday's $100,750 Precisionist (G3) at Santa Anita, handing Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella his 2,000th career victory.

"It's good, but it took a long time," Mandella said of the milestone. "I did it one inch at a time, 42 years; this didn't come overnight."

This also marked the first North American graded stakes score for jockey Flavien Prat, who was grateful to Mandella for the opportunity.

"I'm so lucky to be riding and working for Richard Mandella. He's helped me so much," Prat said, a three-time winner on the Saturday card.

Catch a Flight was the horse to beat after his third in the March 7 Santa Anita H. (G1), and that formline was duly upheld in this softer spot. Well placed in fifth early, he observed the pace scrum between Mystery Train (Not for Sale) and defending champion Fury Kapcori (Tiznow) through splits of :22 4/5 and :46. Magic Mark (Benchmark) then collared Mystery Train at the six-furlong mark in 1:10 3/5, while Motown Men (Decarchy) was also on the move.

...as did Catch a Flight, who notched his first stakes win after a pair of Group/Grade 1 placings (Benoit Photo)
But Catch a Flight deftly seized a gap that appeared between foes on the inside and stamped his authority. The five-year-old negotiated 1 1/16 miles on the fast track in 1:42 1/5 and paid $4.80. Sammy Mandeville (Rock Hard Ten) did his best work late to whittle the margin to three-quarters of a length. Motown Men hung on for third, and the early leaders faded.

"I had a lot of horse on the far turn," Prat said. "When I got a good spot I let him run. When he got the lead he waited a little bit, he was doing it so easy. I split horses easy because I had a lot of horse."

"We thought there was too much speed," Mandella said, "so he settled him back and got between horses and he did it like a pro. Flavien rode him like the champ that he is, so it was really great. He's developing very nicely."

Catch a Flight was earning his first career stakes win. Third in last year's Gran Premio Sao Paulo (Brz-G1), he now sports a mark of 14-8-0-3, $273,239.

Mandella sketched out an itinerary.

"The Gold Cup (at Santa Anita [G1] on June 27) is the big target, maybe using The Californian ([G2] May 30) as a stepping stone. I'm not sure yet."

Bred by Estacion de Montas La Mission S.A. and Tupacireta S.R.L.A.G. in Argentina, Catch a Flight is out of Group 2-placed Callaia (Lode), herself a half-sister to multiple Group 2 victress Calandrelle (Candy Stripes).

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Texas Air upsets Texas Mile

At odds of 24-1, Texas Air (Texas City) prevailed in the 19th running of the Texas Mile (G3) Saturday night at Lone Star Park over the fast main track. 

Rise Up (Rockport Harbor) went straight to the lead from the gate with 6-5 favorite Sr. Quisqueyano (Exclusive Quality) taking up the second place position, and that's how it played out through the second turn where Sr. Quisqueyano tired.

Texas Air settled in nicely off the pace into the backstretch, went four wide in the second turn, then rallied into the final furlong making a bid at the sixteenth-pole and scored under strong urging from jockey Quincy Hamilton.

Hip Four Sixtynine (Southern Image) settled in behind Texas Air, swung five wide into the stretch, rallied under a drive and closed well to just get up for place, a neck in front of Rise Up on the wire.

"The race was really put together for me, and all I did was point him in the right direction," Hamilton said. "We got clear at the top of the stretch, and I knew I was really well mounted at the top and just ran it on home. I couldn't have been more confident in him tonight for sure."

Bred and owned by Paul J. Rigali Jr. of Eustace, Texas, the seven-year-old gelding was one of only two Texas-bred horses in the race. He finished the mile in 1:37 1/5 to return $51.40 to his few, but faithful, backers.

"Let's hear it for Texas!" Rigali exclaimed after the race.

The Texas Mile win upped Texas Air's career earnings to $341,774 and improved his career mark to 39-8-11-4.

"He just gets better with age," trainer Allen Milligan asserted. "The older he gets, the better he gets. Quincy rode him perfect. He did everything exactly like I asked him to do it. It was perfect."

Texas Air is the first registered foal, and stakes winner, out of Malaysian Air (Mizzen Mast). His third dam is Chilean champion Via Sixtina (Roy).

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North American Maiden Winners
Too Much Bling--Kimbell's Prada by Authenticate; TOO MUCH PRADA, f, 2, LS, Msw, 5-1, 4 1/2f, :53 2/5. B-Hall's Family Trust (TX.).
Adonis--Careless Love by Here We Come; CARELESS CRASH, g, 3, WRD, Mcl 7500, 5-2, 6f, 1:13 2/5. B-Alan Daugherty (OK.).
Any Given Saturday--Night Diamond by Valid Expectations; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, f, 3, LAD, Msw, 5-2, 6 1/2f, 1:19 2/5. B-Tigertail Ranch (LA.).
Arch--Little Luxury by Seeking the Gold; BENT ON BOURBON, c, 3, CD, Msw, 5-2, 7f, 1:23 3/5. B-Northwest Farms LLC (KY.). $90,000 '13 KEESEP.
Arch--Star Dixie by Dixie Union; SEMBLANCE OF ORDER, c, 3, GP, Msw, 5-2, 1 1/16mT, 1:41 1/5. B-E. Paul Robsham Stable LLC (FL.). $75,000 '13 KEENOV; $75,000 2014 OBSOCT.
Black Card--Lady Fury by Furiously; SMOOTHASBLACKSILK, g, 3, HP, Mcl 8000, 5-1, 4f, :49 1/5. B-David A. Bryan (OH.).   ***FIRST WINNER FOR SIRE
Bwana Charlie--P. J.'s Faith by Nines Wild; DREAMIN OF CLARISE, g, 3, GP, Mcl 20000, 5-2, 1mT, 1:38 2/5. B-H & A Stables LLC & Annie D. Scott (FL.). $6,000 2014 OBSJUN.
Candy Ride (ARG)--Dyna Del by Dynaformer; STILL STANDING, c, 3, SA, Msw, 5-2, 6 1/2f, 1:15 . B-Pam and Martin Wygod (KY.). $7,000 '12 KEENOV; $7,000 '13 KEESEP; $110,000 2014 OBSJUN.
Cape Canaveral--Jiffenersey by Chapel Royal; JIFFY J LO, f, 3, NP, Mcl 7000, 5-1, 3 1/2f, :38 2/5. B-Don Danard (AB.).
Cape Canaveral--Sinfulindulgence by Storm Boot; HOLLER AT THE MOON, g, 3, NP, Msw, 5-2, 3 1/2f, :38 2/5. B-Moonshine Meadow Ranch (AB.). C$8,500 '13 ALBOCT.
Chapel Royal--Raging Glory by Lil's Lad; SELMA GAYLE, f, 3, PEN, Mcl 7500, 5-1, 6f, 1:12 1/5. B-Wendy Lynn De Talente (FL.).
Chitoz--Sunset Sail by Petionville; DORITOZ, c, 3, PRM, Mcl 20000, 5-1, 5 1/2f, 1:04 3/5. B-Eureka Thoroughbred Farm (TX.). $8,000 '13 TEXAUG.
City Zip--Meteor Wells (IRE) by Sadler's Wells; CITY WELLS, f, 3, WO, Msw, 5-2, 6 1/2f, 1:16 4/5. B-R. S. Evans (ON.).
Colonel John--Nootka Island by El Corredor; ALL ABOUT ASHLEY, c, 3, BEL, Msw, 5-2, 1 1/16m, 1:46 3/5. B-Hidden Lake Farm, LLC & Jeremy Pesko (NY.). $29,000 '12 KEENOV; $45,000 '13 KEESEP.
Costa Rising--Grand Flight by Grand Slam; BABY BRYNN ALYSSA, f, 3, EVD, Mcl 7500, 5-1, 6f, 1:11 4/5. B-Autumn Hill Farm Racing Stables , Inc. (LA.).
Desert Code--Tribal Lady by Tribal Rule; HAAAY SEXY LADY, f, 3, SA, Mcl 20000, 5-2, 5 1/2f, 1:05 2/5. B-Charles Bernhardt & Carol Bernhardt (CA.).
Diamond--Cherokee Made by Cherokee Run; DIAMONDS R WILD, f, 3, WRD, Mcl 7500, 5-2, 5 1/2f, 1:06 . B-Huddleston Bros Farm (OK.).
Divine Park--Newmar by Salt Lake; UNDER THE BRIDGE, f, 3, CT, Msw, 5-2, 7f, 1:27 . B-Papandrea/Barry, LLC (KY.). $11,000 '13 KEESEP. *1/2 to Brilliant Son (G1P$291,717).
Dunkirk--Abc Me Win by Alphabet Soup; KUEMPER PRIDE, g, 3, PRM, Mcl 15000, 5-2, 6f, 1:12 2/5. B-Warren Bush & Ron Eich (IA.).
Elite Squadron--Tricky Mona by Victory Gallop; MISS MICHELLE LYNN, f, 3, BTP, Msw, 5-2, 6f, 1:13 2/5. B-South River Ranch Inc. & Kathleen Lowry (OH.).
Exclusive Quality--D' Monster by Meadow Monster; HOT REDHEAD, f, 3, PRM, Mcl 7500, 5-1, 1m 70y, 1:47 2/5. B-Brent Fernung & Crystal Fernung (FL.). $10,000 2014 OBSJUN.
Exemplify--Mrs Miniver by Septieme Ciel; ANOTHER TWO EX, g, 3, LAD, Msw, 5-2, 1mT, 1:39 4/5. B-Sharon Lee Pittman (TX.).
Fire Blitz--Behrens Bay by Behrens; RED BEHREN, c, 3, HP, Msw, 5-1, 4f, :48 4/5. B-Felicia Campbell (MI.).
Gottcha Gold--Littlemarysunshine by Tour d'Or; ORE, c, 3, TAM, Mcl 8000, 5-2, 7f, 1:25 3/5. B-T. Wynn Jolley & Mary Jolley (FL.).
Grazen--Stash by Maria's Mon; CAL MCLISH, g, 3, GG, Mcl 8000, 5-2, 6f, 1:11 3/5. B-Nick Alexander (CA.).
Grazen--Santa Patricia by Free House; SAINT NATA, f, 3, LA, Mcl 3500, 5-1, 4 1/2f, :52 2/5. B-Eduardo Gamez (CA.). *1/2 to All Saint (MSW$278,379).
Harbor the Gold--Betsy's Valentine by Tiffany Ice; BETSY'S GOLD, g, 3, EMD, Moc 25000, 5-2, 5 1/2f, 1:04 2/5. B-Shady Valley Ranch, John Keegan & Na Jo Keegan (WA.).
Harbor the Gold--Bahati by Horse Chestnut (SAF); LEGION OF BOOM, c, 3, EMD, Moc 25000, 5-2, 5 1/2f, 1:05 . B-Bar C Racing Stables & Desert Rose Racing (WA.). $70,000 '13 WASAUG.
Henrythenavigator--Natalies Dilemma by Indian Charlie; I CALL SHOTGUN, g, 3, LS, Msw, 5-1, 6f, 1:11 1/5. B-Ralph Stroope (KY.).
Impervious--Cheerily (IRE) by Danehill Dancer (IRE); HUAMANTLA, f, 3, TAM, Mcl 16000, 5-2, 1 1/16mT, 1:44 2/5. B-German Larrea (KY.).
Include--Mt. Swoosh by Mt. Livermore; COWBOYS DON'T CRY, g, 3, GG, Mcl 32000, 5-2, 1m, 1:39 . B-Louis Neve (CA.). $1,500 '13 BESOCT.
Kodiak Kowboy--Dubit by E Dubai; DUBAI KOWBOY, g, 3, PRM, Msw, 5-1, 6f, 1:12 1/5. B-Donald L. Downing (IA.).
Lemon Drop Kid--Oval Cut by El Prado (IRE); WEST VILLAGE, c, 3, CD, Msw, 5-2, 1mT, 1:36 4/5. B-Sean Fitzhenry (ON.). $120,000 '13 KEESEP.
Lewis Michael--Fantango Lady (MSW$279,295), by Lytrump; LETS TANGO, f, 3, PRM, Mcl 15000, 5-1, 6f, 1:14 1/5. B-William L. Hobbs (IA.).
Macho Uno--Starstream by Awesome Again; TOMMY MACHO, c, 3, BEL, Msw, 5-2, 6 1/2f, 1:16 4/5. B-John Liviakis (KY.). $25,000 '13 FTKOCT.
Midshipman--Hard to Get by Not for Love; SLIP THE CABLE, c, 3, CT, Msw, 5-1, 4 1/2f, :51 2/5. B-Coleswood Farm, Inc. (WV.).
Nationhood--From Heaven Sent by Son of Briartic; EDDIE SUE, f, 3, EMD, Mcl 7500, 5-1, 5f, :59 3/5. B-Daniel J. Weiss & David Weiss (WA.).
Orientate--Precious Zeal by Unreal Zeal; PRECIOUS BETH, f, 3, AP, Mcl 15000, 5-2, 6f, 1:12 3/5. B-Gary Leverton & Beth Leverton (IL.).
Petionville--Swede by Yankee Victor; SWEDISH DALA, g, 3, PRM, Mcl 15000, 5-2, 6f, 1:14 . B-William Hobbs (IA.).
Pomeroy--Bakarat by Peace Rules; SPARKY BEE, c, 3, GP, Mcl 12500, 5-2, 5 1/2f, 1:04 4/5. B-P G Stables LLC (FL.).
Preachinatthebar--Tripsy by Petersburg; HAWAIIAN STYLE, f, 3, TUP, Moc 30000, 5-2, 7 1/2fT, 1:30 4/5. B-Terra Firma Farm (WA.).
Put It Back--Fashionably Lite by Lite the Fuse; BACK LITE, c, 3, FP, Msw, 5-2, 6f, 1:14 . B-Janet Erwin (FL.). $17,000 '12 OBSOCT.
Raven's Pass--Dust Flicker (GB) by Suave Dancer; CRAVIN RAVEN, f, 3, BTP, Msw, 5-2, 6f, 1:11 2/5. B-Larry Byer (KY.).
Ready's Image--Carleaville by Carson City; PRET SAY EYE, f, 3, PIM, Msw, 5-2, 5fT, :57 2/5. B-Mr. & Mrs. Charles McGinnes (MD.). $12,000 '13 FTMSEP.
Roaring Fever--Tequila Lana by Cobra King; TEQUILA ROAR, g, 3, FL, Msw, 5-2, 4 1/2f, :53 . B-Michael LeCesse (NY.).
Roman Ruler--Forever a Friend by Dehere; FOREVER RULER, f, 3, PRX, Mcl 15000, 5-2, 6f, 1:12 3/5. B-Brandywine Farm (KY.).
Silent Pleasure--Took Out by Barkerville; TAKE ME ON, f, 3, LAD, Mcl 5000, 5-2, 5 1/2f, 1:07 4/5. B-Penny Scarberry (LA.).
Silver City--Belle of the Band by Dixieland Band; BELLE OF INFINITY, f, 3, LS, Msw, 5-2, 1m, 1:41 2/5. B-Clarence Scharbauer Jr (TX.). $8,500 '13 TEXAUG. *1/2 to Thegirlinthatsong (G2$479,695).
Sky Mesa--Sealy Hill (Horse of the year, $1,747,081), by Point Given; BELLE HILL, f, 3, GG, Msw, 5-2, 6f, 1:10 1/5. B-Eugene Melnyk (KY.). $250,000 2014 FTKJU2. *1/2 to Hillaby (G2$260,314).
Snow Ridge--Luckisalady by Top Account; FIVE ONE FIVE OH, f, 3, LS, Mcl 7500, 5-2, 6f, 1:13 3/5. B-Joe Keith Davis (TX.).
Speightstown--Resort by Pleasant Colony; WHITE BAY, c, 3, PIM, Msw, 5-2, 6f, 1:12 4/5. B-Shel-Vest Inc., D.B.A. (KY.). *1/2 to Sightseeing (G2$508,401) *1/2 to Sea Island (MG1P$341,847).
Stephen Got Even--View Halloo by Halory Hunter; CALL IT EVEN, g, 3, HST, Mcl 25000, 5-2, 6f, 1:12 2/5. B-Dr. Lois E. Philp (BC.). C$43,000 '13 BRCSEP.
Stephen Got Even--Racing Edge by Marquetry; SEVEN THIRTY SEVEN, f, 3, NP, Mcl 12000, 5-2, 3 1/2f, :38 4/5. B-Embree Farms Ltd. (BC.). C$21,000 '13 BRCSEP.
Stevie Wonderboy--Love Sting by Lit de Justice; VENOM GIRL, f, 3, TAM, Mcl 12500, 5-2, 6f, 1:12 1/5. B-Kenneth Littrell (KY.). $3,000 '13 OBSJAN.
Street Hero--Broke the Code by Dixieland Band; BELIEVING IN ME, f, 3, EVD, Msw, 5-1, 1m, 1:40 . B-J. Adcock & Hume Wornall (LA.). $2,000 '13 OBSAUG; $10,000 2014 OBSJUN.
Street Hero--Palacio de Amor by Dixieland Band; HERO'S AMOR, f, 3, NP, Msw, 5-1, 3 1/2f, :38 4/5. B-Myung Kwon Cho & jun park (KY.).
Teeman--Precious Lemon by Lemon Drop Kid; TEEMANS LEMON, g, 3, NP, Mcl 7000, 5-2, 3 1/2f, :40 . B-Lorn Nysted (AB.). C$1,700 '13 ALBOCT.
Tiz Wonderful--Clever Feline by Officer; TIZA CLEVER WON, f, 3, PRX, Mcl 25000, 5-2, 6f, 1:14 3/5. B-Harvey Clarke (KY.). $18,000 2014 FTMMAY.
To Teras--Favola (GB) by Royal Applause (GB); MR TS FAVE, g, 3, ALB, Msw, 5-2, 7f, 1:25 4/5. B-New Mexico State University (NM.).
Too Much Bling--Julie Mon by Maria's Mon; BOLTON EXPRESS, g, 3, LS, Mcl 7500, 5-2, 6 1/2f, 1:19 . B-Fletcher Properties, Inc. (TX.). $12,500 '13 TEXAUG.
Twig n' Berries--Lootie by Commandperformance; TWIGS N STONES, c, 3, EMD, Mcl 5000, 5-2, 5 1/2f, 1:05 2/5. B-Suanne Hallman (WA.).
With Distinction--Genutech by General Assembly; RUN SLADO RUN, g, 3, TAM, Mcl 10000, 5-2, 1m 40y, 1:43 1/5. B-Charlie White & Susan Alligood (IN.). *1/2 to General John B (MSW$258,228).
Zensational--Wildcat Victory by Forest Wildcat; RAMBAM ROCKER, c, 3, CT, Msw, 5-2, 6 1/2f, 1:21 . B-Mike Schiano Di Cola (WV.).
A. P. Warrior--Spirited Maiden by Saint Ballado; ITALIAN WARRIOR, g, 4, EMD, Mcl 10000, 5-1, 5 1/2f, 1:04 3/5. B-Jon L. Starr (AR.). $10,000 '11 OBSOCT.
Alphabet Soup--Southern Kitten by Catienus; ALPHABETICAL ORDER, g, 4, WO, Mcl 10000, 5-2, 6 1/2f, 1:18 2/5. B-Michael Wright (ON.).
Champs Elysees (GB)--Shamana by Woodman; COMTESSE (GB), f, 4, WO, Msw, 5-2, 6 1/2f, 1:17 3/5. B-Millsec Limited (GB.). 28,000gns 2014 TATHIT.
Corinthian--Two Bad Girls by Diablo; LUV DAKOTA SKYE, g, 4, BEL, Mcl 40000, 5-2, 6fT, 1:11 1/5. B-Dr. Jerry Bilinski & Harry Patten (NY.). *1/2 to Twice as Bad (G2$271,556).
Cowtown Cat--Sanibel Sole by Miswaki; SHESALITTLEWESTERN, f, 4, NP, Mcl 7000, 5-2, 3 1/2f, :39 2/5. B-Cypress Farms (FL.). $8,500 2013 OBSAPR. *1/2 to Sole of the City (MSW$291,906) *1/2 to Sweet Belle (G2P$307,649).
Curlin--Double D Appeal by Successful Appeal; CURLIN IRON, c, 4, SA, Mcl 20000, 5-1, 6 1/2f, 1:17 1/5. B-Edward Brown & John Word (KY.).
Divine Park--Bells for Marlin by Marlin; MCARTHUR PARKWAY, f, 4, PIM, Msw, 5-2, 1 1/16mT, 1:44 3/5. B-Brereton C. Jones (KY.). $50,000 '12 KEESEP.
Honour and Glory--So Sultry by Storm Boot; SO VALOR, g, 4, PEN, Msw, 5-2, 6f, 1:11 2/5. B-Jodie Pointer (PA.).
Ide--Come on Goldie by Fast 'n' Gold; WEALWAYSHAVE PARIS, g, 4, EVD, Msw, 5-2, 1m, 1:39 3/5. B-Oscar Tolmas (LA.).
Ile St. Louis (CHI)--Southern Sky by Southern Image; AUNT NEANIE, f, 4, LS, Mcl 7500, 5-1, 1m, 1:43 4/5. B-James H. Glover (AR.).
Lemon Drop Kid--Destiny Calls (MSW$644,220), by With Approval; SIR J. J., c, 4, PEN, Mcl 7500, 5-2, 1m 70y, 1:48 4/5. B-Fred W Hertrich III & John D. Fieldi (KY.). $62,000 '12 KEESEP; $130,000 2013 KEEAPR.
More Than Ready--Kresgeville by Bertrando; LUCY B, f, 4, IND, Mcl 25000, 5-2, 5 1/2f, 1:05 4/5. B-Bellevue Farm (KY.). $9,500 2015 FTKFEB.
Repent--Thunder Warmth by Thunder Gulch; GRAMMA G G, f, 4, FL, Mcl 5000, 5-2, 4 1/2f, :55 3/5. B-Dr. Michael Gallivan & Cheryl Prudho (NY.).
Tannersmyman--King City Kitty by Gotham City; TANNER'S KITTY, f, 4, TUP, Mcl 5000, 5-2, 6f, 1:12 1/5. B-Martin Bach (CA.).
The Lady's Groom--Poppy's Joy by Vying Victor; SIMILKAMEEN LUKE, g, 4, HST, Mcl 4000, 5-2, 6f, 1:11 2/5. B-Russell Brooker (BC.).
Two Step Salsa--Oopsy Daisy by Evansville Slew; SIYAWE, f, 4, MNR, Msw, 5-2, 5fT, :57 4/5. B-Tricia Zimmerman (FL.). $16,000 '12 OBSAUG; $30,000 2013 OBSJUN. *1/2 to Eighteenthofmarch (G1P$278,969).
Valid Performance--Olga by Comstock Lode; VALID MEMORY, g, 4, LS, Mcl 25000, 5-2, 7 1/2fT, 1:31 4/5. B-Shirley L. Miller (TX.).
Chumaree--In Fashion by River Keen (IRE); IN ABSOLUTE AWE, g, 5, SUD, Msw, 5-2, 4f, :49 . B-Homer Thoroughbreds (WA.).
City Sharpster--Escala by Lord Carlos; COMENTARISTA, h, 5, PEN, Mcl 7500, 5-1, 6f, 1:13 1/5. B-Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Cuprill (PA.).
Dixie Union--Hot Attraction by Pulpit; HOTTER N BLAZES, h, 5, AP, Mcl 25000, 5-2, 1mT, 1:38 3/5. B-The Robert & Beverly Lewis Trust (KY.). $200,000 '11 KEESEP.
Imperialism--Please Pick Me by Mi Selecto; GRAY BEAU, g, 5, TAM, Msw, 5-2, 1 1/16mT, 1:43 . B-Verbarctic Farm (FL.).
Quebracho--Closin Time Cutie by Accomplished Lover; UNUSUAL ASSET, g, 5, WRD, Mcl 7500, 5-2, 6f, 1:12 3/5. B-John M Lowder (OK.).   ***FIRST WINNER FOR SIRE
Wised Up--Tuscany Light by Colony Light; TAVERNI BAY, h, 5, GP, Msw, 5-2, 7f, 1:23 2/5. B-J D Farms (FL.).

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Gleneagles gives O'Brien record-tying seventh victory in 2000 Guineas

Hot in the paddock and drifting to 4-1 as a result despite maintaining his long-held favoritism for Newmarket's Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-G1), Ballydoyle's star colt Gleneagles (Galileo) cast aside all doubts to provide Aidan O'Brien with a record-equaling seventh renewal and a first for Ryan Moore.

Tracking the early pace in fifth among the stand's-side group, which always dominated in yet another field split, last year's National S. (Ire-G1) winner delivered the kind of surge that had prompted an ante-post gamble in March to stride easily to the front approaching the furlong pole. After quickly settling the issue, the bay needed only to be persuaded not to idle as he had at two and responded by keeping up the momentum to score by 2 1/4 lengths from Territories (Invincible Spirit).

"He's a strong traveler and when he gets there, he doesn't do much," his trainer commented. "His form is top-class and he's a very strong and consistent horse at the top level. We always thought he was a miler, as he always had real pace and could have gone over six."

Only campaigned over seven furlongs at two, Gleneagles did not immediately appear to be one of the stable's leading lights when fourth on debut at Leopardstown in early June, but clues that he was held in high esteem came on his next start later that month. Asked to represent the yard in the Curragh maiden in which Australia was second and the likes of Roderic O'Connor, Rip Van Winkle, Duke of Marmalade and Horatio Nelson had all captured, he justified the honor with a smooth success there before following up in a three-runner Tyros S. (Ire-G3) back at Leopardstown in July.

Showing sharp acceleration before easing up late to add the Futurity S. (Ire-G2) to his tally returning to the Kildare venue in August, he was not seriously tested in the National also at the Curragh the following month. Taking in Longchamp's Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Fr-G1) on Arc day, Gleneagles finished first after producing his customary killer turn of foot only to lose the race in the stewards' room as he had veered right when in command to interfere with Full Mast (Mizzen Mast) and Territories.

Occupying a leading position in the winter betting for this classic alongside some companions from Ballydoyle, by the end of March it was clear that he had obviously put clear distance between himself and the others as a significant plunge took place.  Despite giving off potentially negative signals in the preliminaries, he had calmed by the time he reached the start and Moore was always happy receiving the ideal lead from the European Free winner Home of the Brave (Starspangledbanner) and a trio of chasers.

With the rail-runners ahead of those who opted to race up the middle of the Rowley Mile, Gleneagles had a perfect script and, as the leader began to come to the end of his tether inside the last quarter mile, it was time to commit. Producing the decisive acceleration his rivals lacked to seize the advantage on the approach to the furlong pole, he was always in total control as Territories stayed on in the manner of a colt who would relish further and Ivawood (Zebedee) fared best of the center pack.

"He traveled really smoothly, but unfortunately nothing was able to lead me in the last quarter-mile," the winning rider said. "I was never going to get beaten and he looks a miler."

With that in mind, the Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-G1) at the Curragh May 23 and St James's Palace S. (Eng-G1) at Royal Ascot June 16 are the targets for the winner, which may also be the races for Ivawood.

"The winner is obviously a very good horse and we have no excuses, but it is a little disappointing that they raced in two groups," trainer Richard Hannon said. "The false rail obviously does nothing and the stand's side were a little bit in front. Ivawood gets a mile, so it's the end of the discussion on that front. We'll either go to Ireland or Royal Ascot now."

Of Territories, John Ferguson said, "Andre (Fabre) was very keen that he relaxed and come into the race late and that's exactly what he did. This is another step forward and he looks to be one of leading milers in Europe."

Gleneagles's pedigree certainly suggests he would excel over this trip. A full brother himself to last year's Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-G1) heroine Marvellous, his dam, You'resothrilling (Storm Cat), is a full sister to Giant's Causeway, who won the St. James's Palace over a mile during a storied career on the racetrack.

There was a shock in store earlier in the Jockey Club S. (Eng-G2). Many expected "TDN Rising Star" Telescope (Galileo) to just go down and come back here, but Second Step (Dalakhani) swooped late to deny last year's Hardwicke S. (Eng-G2) winner in a pulsating finish fought out by two members of the town's major training establishments.

Whereas Telescope started out with a lofty reputation, Second Step was nurtured along in the minor leagues by the ever-patient Luca Cumani and was second on his belated juvenile debut at Yarmouth a month after the much-vaunted Stoute runner had already won his first pattern race in York's Great Voltigeur (Eng-G2).

Returning in 2014 to break his maiden over 10 furlongs at Newbury in May, Second Step was up to this trip thereafter and added a handicap at the latter venue before running third in a more competitive version at the Glorious Goodwood meeting at which his trainer had carved his early reputation. Drawn badly and subsequently left with too much to do when only seventh in a heritage handicap at Ascot in September, the bay delivered a late surge to fully justify the decision to step up to black-type company when winning the Finale S. at the Curragh in October.

Clear bottom of this quartet on ratings nonetheless, Second Step was aided by a truly-run race with Odeon (Galileo) taking up the mantle in his familiar honest style. Settled into a comfortable rhythm in last with Andrea Atzeni in no hurry, he looked booked for a respectable second as Moore let the free-running Telescope cut loose approaching the quarter-pole. Determined in pursuit as the favorite continued to pour it on, he responded to mainly hand riding to get to that rival in the shade of the post as the pair drew 18 lengths clear of Pether's Moon (Dylan Thomas).

Atzeni was impressed.

"He's a lovely, laid-back horse and although I thought Telescope had put the race to bed, I think my fella outstayed him in the end," he explained. "He'll probably go on any ground and is a typical Luca Cumani horse -- they always improve with age."

"He's done nothing but improve all his life and was very weak as a two-year-old and early on as a three-year-old," Cumani said. "Gradually, strength has started to come into him and over the winter he made further improvement, so he is now a genuine group horse. I tend to let horses speak to me and I watch them and let them mature, so that when they are ready I push them a little bit more and slowly but surely, sometimes we get there.

"At the time he went clear, I thought Telescope was the winner and it was only when they started coming out of the dip that I thought my horse had a chance as Telescope had been keen early on. I think he prefers a little bit of cut in the ground, but he got away with it today.

"We'll look at Royal Ascot and see if the (June 20) Hardwicke S. fits in, but long-term he could be one for the Melbourne Cup (Aus-G1)."

Telescope's conditioner, Sir Michael Stoute, is sticking to the plan of attempting to win back-to-back editions of the Hardwicke.

"It would have been nice if he'd have won, but he never runs a bad race," Stoute told PA Sport. "We'll take it step by step and I think we'll go back to Royal Ascot for the Hardwicke."

A former Cumani trainee, Goldream (Oasis Dream), captured Saturday's five-furlong Palace House S. (Eng-G3).

Goldream was first tried in black-type company by his now-trainer Robert Cowell in the Prix de Bonneval over 5 1/2 furlongs at Chantilly in October 2013 and flopped when ninth before reverting to handicaps. Winning over six furlongs on his five-year-old bow at this meeting last May, the dark bay went on to take the five-furlong Shergar Cup Dash at Ascot before finishing fourth in Doncaster's prestigious Portland H. and second in another competitive affair at Haydock over that trip in September.

Always close to the early pace racing hard against the fence, he was sent to the lead before the last quarter mile and was soon clear and out of danger.

"He's a grinder who went through the handicap system and is a good horse, but he has had to learn to properly sprint," Cowell commented. "The key to him is not to let him switch off at the back and get him on the bridle. In these sprints, you've got to be somewhere near the front."

Connections are looking at the Temple S. (Eng-G2) at Haydock May 23 and the King's Stand S. (Eng-G1) at Royal Ascot June 16.

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Fadhayyil aims to turn tables in 1000 Guineas

Jim Bolger knows all there is to know about producing a classic contender at a peak, and the master of Coolcullen is back at Newmarket on Sunday with a live hope for the One Thousand Guineas (Eng-G1) in Godolphin's Lucida (Shamardal).

Runner-up to Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor) in the Moyglare Stud S. (Ire-G1) over seven furlongs at The Curragh in mid-September, the bay was here 12 days later to outbattle Fadhayyil (Tamayuz) in the Rockfel S. (Eng-G2) over that trip. Only fifth when encountering rain-softened ground in the Fillies' Mile (Eng-G1) over this course and distance in October, she is certain to appreciate the return to this lively surface.

"The Fillies' Mile was her only disappointing run last season," jockey Kevin Manning told PA Sport. "You'd have to put it down to the ground; we did anyway. She was very impressive in beating Fadhayyil before that in the Rockfel. That day she was going away at the line and it looked like a mile would suit her, and she had no problems with the track. On that performance I wouldn't be worried about her over a mile.

"She's been working very well at home, we've been very pleased with her, and didn't feel that she needed to run in a trial. Jim tends to send one straight there if he thinks they are good enough."

Barry Hills staged a return to training in the sad circumstances of the death of his son, John, and a win for Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Fadhayyil would provoke an emotional outpouring for one of racing's most famous families. Still raw when second in the Rockfel, she has been at Newmarket for a racecourse gallop as Hills' 2009 winner Ghanaati did.

"Her form is there for all to see and we thought at the time she probably should have won the Rockfel," Angus Gold, the owner's racing manager, told PA Sport. "We felt she probably just pulled herself up in front through inexperience and Lucida, who has more experience and is a good filly, came and beat her. She had a gallop the other day and I know everyone in Lambourn is very pleased with her. Hopefully she's improved and we'll see what we can do."

Ralph Beckett has already made a name for himself as a trainer of fillies thanks to his two Epsom Oaks (Eng-G1) winners, but in Redstart (Cockney Rebel) he has a speedier proposition than the norm for the stable. Coming off a Kempton maiden win in November to outpoint Jellicle Ball (Invincible Spirit) in the Fred Darling S. (Eng-G3) at Newbury April 18, the bay has one of the most progressive and unexposed profiles in an open-looking assembly for the 202nd renewal of this classic.

Another who fits that bill is Rick Barnes' unbeaten Irish Rookie (Azamour), who was two-for-two last term when scoring at 50-1 on debut and taking the Montrose S. over this trip at the start of November.

Trainer Martyn Meade is understandably wearing an air of confidence.

"She is in very good form and I'm pleased with the way she is shaping up," he explained. "She took quite a long time to come to herself early on last year and it wasn't until August that she started to shine a little bit. She was a leggy filly and that was the reason we left her until October, and although I thought initially about putting her away when she won first time out, she actually blossomed for that. She coped with the track really well and traveled well in the Montrose and although good-to-soft ground was perfect for her on that occasion, I think she'll cope with the faster ground and I don't have a worry about that.

"She is really looking more and more like a proper racehorse and she's done nothing wrong. I have to be pretty optimistic, even though it's a huge ask."

In the absence of a leading contender from Ballydoyle, David Wachman is double-handed representing Coolmore with Legatissimo (Danehill Dancer) and Queen Nefertiti (Galileo). The former sprang to prominence when winning Sunday's Victor McCalmont Memorial S. over an extended nine furlongs at Gowran Park and will be staying on when the sprinting types flounder. "TDN Rising Star" Queen Nefertiti has improvement to find on the form of her return third in a mile conditions event on Dundalk's Polytrack April 24, but she showed striking class when successful on debut over seven furlongs at Leopardstown last June and demands respect.

"Legatissimo won well last week. She's come out of the race fine and seems in good form so we'll give it a go," Wachman told PA Sport. "Queen Nefertiti ran just a few days before; she'd just started back, really, but she ran a nice little race and should come on for it."

Upgraded to Group 2 status this year, Newmarket's Dahlia S. has been rewarded with the presence of some bright prospects for the year ahead, including Godolphin's Fintry (Shamardal). Successful in the Prix de Sandringham (Fr-G2) at Chantilly in June, the bay came off a break to win Sandown's Atalanta S. (Eng-G3) in August before filling third spot in the Sun Chariot S. (Eng-G1) at this venue in October.

"Fintry is in great form and has wintered really well," Godolphin's Lisa-Jane Graffard commented. "Andre Fabre is confident that she will stay a mile and a quarter in the future, so nine furlongs should be no problem for her. It is a starting point for her campaign and will help us see where to go with her afterwards."

Sir Michael Stoute has saddled five winners of this race since 2007 and has opted to send Khalid Abdullah's Bragging (Exchange Rate) up the road to represent Freemason Lodge this time.

Upped from handicaps to take part in Doncaster's Sceptre S. (Eng-G3) in September, the four-year-old was second on that occasion and tackles an extra quarter-mile on this comeback.

"Bragging improved through the ranks last year, winning a nice handicap at York before running really well in the Sceptre S.," the owner-breeder's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe told PA Sport. "She has done everything in a straightforward manner coming into the race. She was already quite a big scopey filly and she gave us the impression last year that a mile and a quarter would be in reach."

Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum's Moyglare Stud and Coronation S. (Eng-G1) winner Rizeena (Iffraaj) has never been entirely happy on this terrain, and it was on this card 12 months ago that she ran a career low when seventh in the One Thousand Guineas. Last seen finishing runner-up in the Matron S. (Ire-G1) over a mile at Leopardstown in September, she will strip fitter for the outing, according to trainer Clive Brittain.

"I am happy the owners have decided to go here, as she is in good form," he told PA Sport. "We made the mistake last year of not giving her a race before the Guineas. She was fit, but a bit flat. She then proved at Ascot that she could have won the Guineas. Her main target is to try and win at Royal Ascot for a third year and I am taking no chances with her -- from past experience she has shown she will be better for having a race."

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Cirrus des Aigles returns to defend Ganay title

Surprising all when ending the unbeaten record of Treve (Motivator) in Longchamp's Prix Ganay (Fr-G1) 12 months ago, Cirrus des Aigles (Even Top) stages his comeback for the race on Sunday as the seemingly endless saga continues.

Last seen finishing fourth in the December 14 Hong Kong Cup (HK-G1) over 10 furlongs at Sha Tin, the nine-year-old must be losing some of his old luster, but he has become a law unto himself since arriving center stage when taking the inaugural running of the Champion S. (Eng-G1) at Ascot in October 2011.

Facing France's most popular equine celebrity, who was also successful in this in April 2012, is another veteran who has shown remarkable consistency. Having taken several months to bloom back on the track after his unsuccessful spell at stud, Al Kazeem (Dubawi) regained his old verve when second in the latest edition of the Champion S. as Cirrus des Aigles trailed in fifth. John Deer's triple Group 1-winning seven-year-old showed his class when annexing the 10-furlong Prix d'Harcourt (Fr-G2) here despite reportedly being short of peak fitness April 6.

"He did very well to win first time out, as I thought he'd need the run and the ground was soft enough for him," trainer Roger Charlton told PA Sport. "It will be soft again, too. He showed all his old enthusiasm and ended up winning very nicely. That race is the natural trial for the Ganay and I would hope he improves for the run; I would expect him to actually, and he will even come on again for this, not fitness-wise but just because he is a horse who takes his racing very well."

Freddy Head is looking to George Strawbridge's four-year-old filly We Are (Dansili) to upset the old brigade and it is intriguing that last year's Prix de l'Opera (Fr-G1) heroine has been kept in training.

"She seems in very good form," her trainer told PA Sport. "It's great that Mr. Strawbridge likes to keep his older mares in training; in America it is common for them to race on at four and five and that is how he likes it.

"She was very unlucky last year. She had the problem with her ovaries and it meant she missed three or four months right in the middle of the season. After that it was amazing that she could come back and win a Group 1. I'd like to take her to Royal Ascot for the Prince of Wales's S. (Eng-G1) and then we'll see."

Longchamp's Prix Vanteaux (Fr-G3) sees the Prix de Diane (Fr-G1) hopefuls square up on Sunday, with the Aga Khan's Vedouma (Dalakhani) adding that all-essential emerald-green-and-red to proceedings. Touted as a live Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Fr-G1) possible before finding the mile of the Prix de la Grotte (Fr-G3) a bit short when third here April12, the homebred should be more at home over this extended nine-furlong trip.

Trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre also has the Wildensteins' Akatea (Shamardal), who beat the re-opposing Burma Sea (Lope de Vega) in the April 6 Prix Finlande over slightly shorter. Burma Sea's trainer Andre Fabre also has two in the line-up, with Haras de Saint Pair's Via Manzoni (Monsun) allowed to take part despite finishing fourth in the Finlande.

One of France's leading 12-furlong performers of 2014, Spiritjim (Galileo) steps into new territory on Sunday, as the five-year-old tackles a staying trip for the first time in Longchamp's Prix de Barbeville (Fr-G3).

Successful in the Prix d'Hedouville (Fr-G3) here in May and the Grand Prix de Chantilly (Fr-G2) in early June, he caught Noble Mission in the dying strides of the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-G1) later that month before being disqualified for a prohibited substance. All three performances came over the Arc trip, but in that showcase itself he was exposed when only 16th and he now takes a different path with the marathon division open for new protagonists.

In opposition is last year's winner Montclair (Montjeu), who represents the Andre Fabre stable and the reigning Prix du Cadran (Fr-G1) title-holder High Jinx (High Chaparral), who was also second in the Prix Royal Oak (Fr-G1) returning here in late October.

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Lovely Maria, I'm a Chatterbox resting at Keeneland following Kentucky Oaks

Lovely Maria led the way under the wire in Kentucky Oaks 141 (Bob Newell/Horsephotos.com)
Brereton Jones' Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Lovely Maria (Majesticperfection) did not stick around Churchill Downs long to rest on her lilies as she and Grayson Farm's I'm a Chatterbox (Munnings), the Oaks' third-place finisher, vanned to Keeneland shortly after the Oaks that was viewed by a record crowd of 123,763.

"We started loading up the van about 9 o'clock and left about 9:30 (p.m. EDT)," three-time Kentucky Oaks-winning trainer Larry Jones said. "They made the trip over no problem. They ate all their feed and they acted like they'd done something to get hungry.

"Everything's apparently fine this morning. It's nice and quiet at Keeneland -- nobody's milling around. They're getting their rest and all's well."

While the fillies rested in their Keeneland stalls, the trainer and his wife/lead assistant, Cindy Jones, enjoyed a rare morning off on Kentucky Derby Day in Louisville, Kentucky.

"I slept in, I've gone and picked up a little breakfast for us, and we're sitting here drinking coffee after the sun has come up," Jones said. "It's not a regular day for me; we're celebrating."

Jones and his team pointed Lovely Maria and I'm a Chatterbox to the Kentucky Oaks all spring and had them perfectly tuned for top efforts. As everything has been about accomplishing this primary goal, there has yet to be any discussion about possible next races.

"I really do not have a clue," he said. "We're headed to Delaware with everything. We'll make up our minds -- there, New York is close, there are a lot of spots to run from there -- but we don't have anything in mind because we were targeting this."

Shook Up (Tapit), the Oaks runner-up, came out of the race well as well, according to trainer Steve Asmussen, who has yet to form a plan for how he will proceed with the gray lass.

"We targeted this," Asmussen stated. "I think that we need to give it the respect that it deserves, try to keep an open mind when she goes back to training.

"(Finishing second in the Oaks) obviously puts her in the upper echelon of three-year-old fillies. And we will try to take advantage of that, because there are some very good races left this year. The ($250,000) Black-Eyed Susan ([G2] on May 15 at Pimlico) is too quick back for her off of such a big race."

Shook Up raced within a few lengths of the lead much of the way and had a strong late run, but she couldn't stick with winner Lovely Maria in the stretch.

"She ran well," Asmussen said. "Obviously, we felt she was set up for a big race, and she gave us one."

Stellar Wind (Curlin), fourth in the Kentucky Oaks as the 3-1 favorite, came back fine from her less-than ideal trip. Breaking from the 12 hole, Victor Espinoza had to steady early and fanned nine-wide into the stretch with the chestnut miss. Trainer John Sadler reported via text message that the Santa Anita Oaks (G1) winner was OK Saturday morning and would fly back to her Southern California base on Tuesday.

In other Kentucky Oaks news:

Forever Unbridled (Unbridled's Song), who finished 11th in the Oaks, will get a break from training, according to trainer Dallas Stewart.

"She seemed fine," he said. "She's walking around. I'm thinking of giving her 30 days off. I might send her to WinStar, freshen her up a little bit. Let her get her feet back on the ground until Saratoga. She ran hard all year. You just can't keep going. (Owner Charles Fipke is) good about that."

Jesus Esquivel, exercise rider for Sarah Sis (Sharp Humor) and assistant to trainer Ingrid Mason, said that the filly, who was pulled up in the Oaks, was fine Saturday morning. Sarah Sis walked the shedrow early Saturday morning and was scheduled to ship to Arlington in Chicago on Sunday.

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In brief

Richard's Boy (Idiot Proof) gutted out a neck score in Santa Anita Park's $92,500 Desert Code S. on Saturday as the 9-5 favorite. Jockey Fernando Perez guided the gray gelding, who stalked the early pace on the backstretch before going four wide into the stretch and running down leader Diamond Majesty (Lookin at Lucky). The California-bred three-year-old, who completed about 6 1/2 furlongs on the firm turf in 1:14 3/5, captured his initial three starts for Herbert Bacorn before being transferred to trainer Peter Miller. Richard's Boy ran third in the Echo Eddie S. last out while making his stakes bow for his new barn. Campaigned by Rockingham Ranch, he bumped his mark to 5-4-0-1 and has now banked $187,840 lifetime...

Vegso Racing Stable's homebred Rizwan (Silver Tree) rallied for a neck victory in Saturday's $75,000 English Channel S. at Gulfstream Park with Jose Caraballo aboard. The Philip Gleaves-trained sophomore put in a four-wide move to grab command after being giving his cue at the quarter-pole and held off Comanche's Storm (Pollard's Vision) to finish 1 1/16 miles on the firm turf in 1:40 2/5. Rizwan was making his stakes debut in this contest and improved his resume to 9-5-1-0, $120,725 with the win. One race later in the $75,000 Honey Ryder S., Goodwood Racing V's Red Sashay (Big Brown) added a second stakes score to her mark. Ridden by Jonathan Gonzales and trained by Jane Cibelli, the three-year-old chestnut floated six to seven wide in the turn before digging in through the stretch to prevail by a neck. Red Sashay ran a mile on the firm turf in 1:37 to move her career record to 6-3-0-0, $106,362...

It is time for the Deutsches Derby (Ger-G1) hopefuls to step up to the plate, and Frankfurt's Albert von Metzler-Rennen (Ger-G3) is primed for a big show from Qatar Racing's unbeaten Rogue Runner (King's Best) on Sunday. Two-for-two at Hoppegarten when successful by nine lengths over six furlongs in July and when forced to work on his sophomore bow in a mile conditions race April 5, the Andreas Wohler-trained bay will be tested by the likes of the similarly unexposed pair of Gestut Gorlsdorf's Dresden maiden scorer Space Cowboy (Adlerflug) and Stall Lucky Owner's Argentan scorer Mohadjer (Lord of England). Proven pattern-race form is brought to bear by Gestut Auenquelle's Molly Le Clou (Doyen), who was third in the Preis des Winterfavoriten (Ger-G3) over a mile at Cologne in October before finishing fourth in Krefeld's Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen (Ger-G3) over a half-furlong further the following month.

The 2013 Blue Diamond S. (Aus-G1) heroine Miracles of Life (Not A Single Doubt) returned to the place she started her career Saturday to record a second Group 1 and hand Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables, which has begun investing in Australia in recent years, its first win at the highest level Down Under. Stonestreet laid out A$900,000 for Miracles of Life, formerly trained by Dan Clarken, at last year's Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale from the Teeley Assets dispersal, and the blaze-faced chestnut has since handsomely rewarded that investment. She took the Caulfield Sprint (Aus-G2) in her second outing in the Stonestreet colors for co-trainers Peter and Paul Snowden last October, and added the Challenge S. (Aus-G2) in March before finishing third in the Galaxy S. (Aus-G1). Taking back early to stalk the pace about four lengths off the lead Saturday, Miracles of Life tipped out wide into the lane and rallied down the middle of the track to nip a game Gregers (Commands) in the line. Paul Snowden paid credit to Stonestreet, and Miracles of Life herself, in the aftermath of the win. "For her to come back here and do what she did is fantastic," he said. "It's testament to her character, the way she found the line today. Full credit to the owners; they basically said do what you want. If she wants to be there, all good and well, if not she can go to stud."...

Perth shipper Delicacy (Al Maher) proved up to the challenge of stronger competition Saturday when annexing her maiden Group 1 in the Australasian Oaks. The Grant Williams trainee was recording her fifth straight victory in the Oaks, having most recently taken Ascot's WA Oaks (Aus-G3) March 28 and WATC Derby (Aus-G2) against colts April 11. Traveling midpack while the Vinery Stud S. (Aus-G1) winner Fenway (High Chaparral) got away with an uncontested early lead, Delicacy began to pick off rivals while five-wide swinging off the turn. She came with a late kick under a hand ride to sweep past Fenway in the final furlong and win geared down...

Prize Exhibit (Showcasing) goes for her first U.S. stakes win on Sunday while facing nine rivals in the $200,000 Honeymoon S. (G2) at Santa Anita Park. The dark bay sophomore opened her stateside account with a fourth-placing in last fall's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) while still under the tutelage of Jamie Osborne. Transferred to James Cassidy, the British-bred scored in her first start for that barn on January 25 and was fourth in the Providencia S. (G3) last out. Mike Smith was aboard for her season-opening score and takes back the mount here. Also entered in Sunday's 1 1/8-mile turf contest are the respective one-two from the Providencia who were only separated by a neck on the wire in Spirit of Xian (Kodiac) and Spanish Queen (Tribal Rule), and Singing Kitty (Ministers Wild Cat), victress in the California Cup Oaks and China Doll S. in her last two races on turf.

Spot Plays/Highlights/Weather

SPOT PLAYS

For Sunday

TRACK   (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE
Arlington Park   (5th) Daddy's Pleasure, 9-2
    (8th) Armature, 5-1
Belmont Park   (4th) Dot Product, 4-1
    (6th) Chief of State, 8-1
Belterra Park   (2nd) Sonerford, 3-1
    (7th) Salty Rim, 9-2
Emerald Downs   (4th) On the Turn, 3-1
    (9th) Suesawme, 7-2
Golden Gate Fields   (5th) Aly's Last Magic, 5-1
    (9th) Hankypank Girl, 3-1
Gulfstream Park   (1st) Sylviasgivenangel, 6-1
    (9th) Secret Fascination, 6-1
Hastings   (3rd) At the Ritz, 9-2
    (7th) Cederberg, 9-2
Lone Star Park   (7th) Sensational Appeal, 10-1
    (8th) Boss Me, 3-1
Mountaineer   (1st) Dnieper, 5-1
    (7th) Ex Marq, 9-2
Parx Racing   (5th) Life Said, 3-1
    (9th) Oohlala, 10-1
Pimlico   (2nd) Nye, 6-1
    (7th) Carolina Shag, 3-1
Prairie Meadows   (2nd) One Voice, 3-1
    (4th) Langston, 4-1
Santa Anita   (2nd) Larocco, 7-2
    (3rd) Two Taps, 4-1
Tampa Bay Downs   (6th) Worth a Buck, 4-1
    (8th) Havana Julie, 3-1
Turf Paradise   (4th) Jilla's Vincenzo, 5-1
    (6th) Distorted Shimmer, 4-1
Woodbine   (3rd) Zipline, 3-1
    (9th) Bet On Jack, 5-1

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