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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Ride Sally Ride

- As I mentioned the other day, Shug McGaughey is off to a fine start on the inner track at the Big A. He has another impeccably bred Phipps horse going in the feature on Thursday, the Ride Sally stakes for three-year old, non-stakes winning fillies. Another one being brought along with the kind of patience that many other outfits lack, Dream Time will be stretching out to a two-turn route for the first time. She’s by Storm Cat, out of the Phipps grade 1 winner Fantastic Find and thus a full sister to their multiple grade 1 winner Finder’s Fee. Her second dam is Blitey, and her third is Lady Pitt....so I’m guessing she’ll handle the distance. She’s listed as the 7-2 second choice, and in truth, she’ll have to step up as far as her Beyers go and greatly improve over her last dull effort against this sort; but ignore her at your own risk. (Of course, if you’ve been following me lately, you know that you listen to me at your own significant peril.)

The morning line favorite at 9-5 is Ms. Louisa Quartoze, winner of three out of her last four at Delaware and Laurel with Beyers that tower over the rest of these; and she’s won her last two by a combined 16 ¾ lengths. But she hasn’t beaten much, and faced just three others in her last. This is a real interesting betting race, with a couple other blue-blooded fillies worth a look. Pleasant Laughter (Coronado’s Quest) has improved of late for Phil Serpe at one turn routes and tries a second turn for the first time; her second dam, stakes winner Classic Reign, is a half to millionaires Regal Classic and Sky Classic. And check out Spun Silk at 15-1 in the morning line for Kiaran McLaughlin ; her last was a 13 length win at Philly Park in her first two-turn try in a pretty slow Beyer of 60. But she’s by AP Indy out of a Wild Again half sister to Tale of the Cat and Myth, the dam of champion Johannesburg. And her second dam is a half to Preach, the dam of Pulpit. (This is the same female family as Point of Impact, the Baffert two-year old mentioned in the previous post.)

4 Comments:

Walter said...

...just got a look at the brand-new Derby futures from The Palms...and guess what???...yep, you guessed it, they have a DEAD horse listed on the sheet...it's the ill-fated What A Song, who's incredulously listed among the favorites @ 30/1...

...coupla interesting workout reports for Friday, btw...the second of which really caught my attention, because Papa To Kinzie has always been a run-off type...she figures to be overlooked tomorrow, with the bulk of the money landing on stakes winners Alphabet Kisses and Behaving Badly...

Race 1 - PARADISE COVE (Dec 9, 127.2h)

Super looking drill without blinkers, dead full of run late in 25.2, 114.2, 126.2 rider sitting still late. Coming up to a big try. Grade A-

Race 2 - PAPA TO KINZIE (Dec 11, 100.2hg)

Terrific looking drill with Corey Black up in 23.3, 35.1, 59.2 light restraint throughout galloping out in 112.3. Returns running and looks quite relaxed too. Grade A-

Teaman said...

...Good info on the Ride Sally @ AQU. Too bad I got "left at the gate"...by reading too late. When i glanced at the race Thurs. AM I didn't give a hoot to Spun Silk off a W @ PHA facing this field (short as it was) After seeing the $54 W mutual I wondered how could that happen THAT horse won? Of course a "day late" I get around to reading your write-up and realized that off the bloodline alone she was overlayed at 25-1. I admit that I'm not knowledgable when it comes to breeding and as a result don't use it when 'capping races.
But your always learning in this game and I'll use your site to learn more about the breeding end of it.
Thanks for the quality of the info. you put out there. Hopefully it will pay off for me someday at the mutual window.

T-man

alan said...

Yeah, that was quite a price on that horse if you go by those bloodlines. You don't generally see a horse owned by an outfit like Darley score at a price like that if it's really well-meant, but since bettors rely way too much on the Beyers, you can sometimes find a score like this one with a little research.

Walter said...

...un-freaking-believable...not only did Paradise Cove run like shit, but Papa To Kinzie propped and wheeled a few steps out of the gate, literally HOOKING A U-TURN and running back around behind the gate!!!...UGH!!!...i must've put the hex on her, it seems no horse i post on here ever wins (except Shirocco, i guess)...i've got one more bet today, but i'll be damned if i'm posting it...i may even start using some reverse psychology, such as "no way Your Tent Or Mine wins tomorrow," or "stay away from Meetmeinthewoods"...ugggghhhhhhh...