Tuesday, August 28, 2012
RACE 5, ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDS, 1 1/16 MILES, TURF, 3:13 P.M.
IRSAAL (2yo gray/roan colt, More Than Ready—Quiet Now, by Tiznow) is the first foal of his winning dam, a half-sister to Horse of the Year and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Saint Liam. Other half-siblings to Quiet Now include Quiet Giant, winner of the Grade 2 Molly Pitcher on dirt; Congressionalhonor, victorious in the Grade 3 Bay Meadows Derby on turf; and Dance Quietly, heroine of the Busanda on dirt. Irsaal is the second most expensive of 40 yearlings by his sire to sell at auction 2011.
Owner: Shadwell Stable
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Jockey: Alan Garcia
Sales history: $325,000 Keeneland September yearling
ORDER OF MAGNITUDE (2yo bay colt, Henrythenavigator—Jewel Princess, Key to the Mint) is out of a mare who won three Grade 1 races and eight total graded stakes on dirt, including the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Earlier in her career, Jewel Princess won three races on turf, including the Grade 3 San Clemente and San Jose Handicap. Jewel Princess has eight other foals of racing age, and all three of her foals to race have earned black type, topped by dirt stakes winner One Nice Cat. Fine Jewel, an unraced half-sister to Order of Magnitude, produced El Caballo, who won the Grade 3 Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap on turf. Order of Magnitude was the second most expensive of 47 yearlings by his sire to sell at auction 2011.
Owner: Bluegrass Hall LLC
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Jockey: Rajiv Maragh
Sales history: $435,000 Keeneland September yearling
RIDE L’ULTIMO (2yo chestnut colt, Langfuhr—Regal Locket, by Regal Classic) is a half-brother to turf runners La Dolce Vita, who won the Grade 3 Suwannee River, and Bijou, who placed in a Grade 3. Three of six foals of racing age out of Regal Locket have won.
Owner: Gary L. Zwerling
Trainer: Mark Hennig
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
RACE 7, TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, 1 1/16 MILES, TURF, 4:21 P.M.
HEDONEMEWRONGSONG (2yo bay filly, Bluegrass Cat—Bitter Lemon, by Lemon Drop Kid) is the first foal out of her dam, who was stakes placed on dirt and turf. All three of Bitter Lemon’s wins came on dirt. Hedonemewrongsong’s second dam, Snit, won the Grade 2 Cotillion Handicap on dirt and also produced turf runners Blind Date, victorious in the Grade 3 Virginia Oaks, and Sales Tax, who won three minor stakes.
Owner: William M. Backer
Trainer: Jonathan Sheppard
Jockey: Rosie Napravnik
MAGNIFICENT SHIRL (2yo chestnut filly, Heatseeker—Fantastic Shirl, by Fantastic Light) is the second foal out of her dam, with her lone sibling of racing age being half-brother Fantastic Song, who debuted a winner on turf at Saratoga and was second in the Grade 3 Pilgrim, also on grass. They are out of a mare who won the De La Rose, finished second in the Grade 3 Noble Damsel Handicap, and was third in the Grade 2 Jenny Wiley, all on turf. Fantastic Shirl comes from an impeccable turf family, being a half-sister to Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf upset winner Perfect Shirl, Grade 1 Woodbine Mile and Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational victor Shakespeare, and Grade 2 New York and Grade 3 Bewitch heroine Lady Shakespeare. That group is out of Lady Shirl, who won the Grade 1 Flower Bowl Handicap, Grade 2 E.P. Taylor, and Grade 3 Modesty.
Owner: Dell Ridge Farm
Trainer: Chad Brown
Jockey: John Velazquez
COARSEGOLD (2yo bay filly, Giant’s Causeway—Cool Spell, by Grand Slam) looks to become the first winner from three foals to race out of her dam, who was third in the Grade 3 Debutante at Churchill Downs as a juvenile and won a minor stakes at Tampa Bay Downs and was second in the Grade 3 La Troienne as a sophomore, all on dirt. Presto Change O, a full-brother to Cool Spell, placed in a Grade 3 dirt sprint.
Owner: Walter D. Burris
Trainer: Mark Hennig
Jockey: Jose Lezcano
RUTHIE BLUE EYES (2yo chestnut filly, Stormy Atlantic—Halo America, by Waquoit) is a half-sister to Marino Marini, who was second in the Grade 1 Phoenix on turf in Ireland as a 2-year-old before coming to the United States to earn a Grade 1 placing on dirt in the Malibu, and Quick Temper, who captured the Grade 3 Arlington Matron Handicap on dirt. Marino Marini is by Storm Cat, the sire of Stormy Atlantic. All 15 of Halo America’s wins came on dirt, including the Grade 1 Apple Blossom Handicap and three other graded scores. Five of Halo America’s six foals to race have won, two on turf. Ruthie Blue Eyes was the most expensive of seven weanlings by Stormy Atlantic to sell at auction 2010 and the third most expensive of 14 juveniles by her sire to sell in 2012.
Owner: John C. Kimmel & Eli Gindi
Trainer: John Kimmel
Jockey: Alan Garcia
Sales history: $170,000 Keeneland November weanling; $250,000 Fasig-Tipton Timonium 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 4/5 seconds, video)