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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Notes - Jan 23

- Were you watching the State of the Union address, or handicapping for the big Pick Six carryover ($723,744) at Santa Anita? It may (or may not) be worth noting, as pointed out in BRIS' Santa Anita Notebook: Not a single horse won in wire-to-wire fashion from 34 events over the previous four days, which has to be a record of some sort for Santa Anita.

- Mum's the Word makes her debut at the Big A in the second race on Wednesday. She's a four-year old Real Quiet filly who our pinhooking partnership sold privately in 2005. She was working up a storm last spring and Bill Turner, who retained training duties with the new owners, was pretty hepped up about her. However, she got hurt and missed a few months of training. She's been back working since November, and shows a steady string of improving workouts.

Now, Turner rarely strikes with first timers; he's 2 for 28 over the last two years, though he did strike this past Nov 5 with 55-1 Play It True. Real Quiet hits with only 4 or 5% of his first-timers, depending on if you're using the Form's Closer Look or BRIS.

But I'll have a few bucks on her. She's bred to be fast, fast, fast, at least on her distaff side. Her dam is a daughter of the two time sprint champion Housebuster; and her third dam is Gold Beauty, a sprint champion herself, and the dam of the almost sprint champion Dayjur. This is also the family of Sky Beauty, Pleasant Home, and the late Pine Island.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Scott Lake!!!

I see America's greatest equine pharmacologist has entered three under his name tomorrow night at Penn National.

Here's wishing him all the best.

Ban Check

Late Scratch said...

Coincidentally I have friends in the Spruce Pond group who now owns Mum's the Word. These are same folks who campaigned Fortunate Damsel who rose from MCL ranks to graded stakes winner. "Safe trip" to her today.