Thursday, August 30, 2012
RACE 1, TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, 5 ½ FURLONGS, DIRT, 2:30 P.M.
DIXIE SMILE (2yo gray/roan filly, Dixie Union—Broad Smile, by Broad Brush) is out of a multiple stakes-winning mare whose greatest victory came in the Grade 3 Columbia Stakes at Pimlico but who also won Fair Grounds’ Pontalba Stakes at age two. Broad Smile’s dam, Wings of Jove, won on debut and was also victorious in the Grade 1 Matron and Grade 2 Astarita Stakes at age two. Broad Smile has produced multiple stakes winner Procreate and stakes winner Perilous Song.
Owner: Michelle S Sharp
Trainer: Barclay Tagg
Jockey: Rajiv Maragh
BLAZING WHIP (2yo dark bay/brown filly, Street Boss—Timely Legend, by Navarone) is a half-sister to stakes winners Song of Navarone and Celluloid Hero. Song of Navarone won a total of five stakes races, all at Sunland Park and Zia Park. He also ran third in both the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar and the Grade 3 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. Celluloid Hero was multiple stakes placed, with his stakes victories coming in Oaklawn Park’s Dixieland Stakes and Canterbury Park’s St. Paul and Minnesota H.P.B.A. Sprint Stakes. Six of her seven foals to race are winners.
Owner: JW Singer LLC
Trainer: Michael Matz
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Sales history: $85,000 Keeneland September yearling
MRS. BEAN (2yo bay filly, Spring at Last—Zambezi Belle, by Lord at War) is out of an unraced daughter of Medici Bells, whose multiple stakes placings include a runner-up effort in the Grade 2 Landaluce Stakes and a third-place effort in the Grade 3 Sorrento Stakes at age two. Medici Bells also won the Fairfield Stakes at Solano at age three. This filly is a half-sister to multiple stakes-winning New York-bred Law Enforcement, who to date has won six of 30 starts with earnings of $458,638. His four stakes victories include a winning effort in the Aspirant Stakes at Finger Lakes in his two-year-old season.
Owner: Tic Stables
Trainer: Christophe Clement
Jockey: Rosie Napravnik
Sales history: $50,000 Keeneland September Yearling, $90,000 OBS April 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 seconds, video)