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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Real Quiet Making Noise

- 9-1 on Wonder Lady Anne L. in the G1 CCA Oaks, and some redboarding shows a filly that was on the improve for trainer Richard Dutrow. She was coming off a lifetime best Beyer of 93 in her last, a second in the Susan's Girl at Delaware; that's Dave Litfin's angle of looking for a three-year old to move forward off a lifetime best fig. (Er, and then picking the right one out from the other five that were also doing so in this race.) And though visually, it may have looked like 6-5 Pine Island's rally fell just short, it was more a case of Wonder Lady Anne L not quite tiring enough. The final quarter was a virtual doggy paddle through the slop in 27.18.

Nonetheless, it's the second Grade 1 winner of the year for the winner's sire, the somewhat discredited Real Quiet. As we've mentioned here several times, the Derby winner was moved to Pennsylvania, where he stands for $6500; $5000 for mares foaling in-state. I'm sure he's just as excited for slots to finally arrive there as everyone else. Pussycat Doll was his other Grade 1 winner, and a lot of far more expensive and fashionable sires can't say that they have two this year. And that includes Storm Cat, AP Indy, Forestry, Fusaichi Pegasus, and Giant's Causeway.


Anonymous said...

Both of Real Quiet's owners died in a helicopter crash in April. Unsure how long he'll stand in PA.

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Alan Mann said...

The family has said they will continue to operate the business. But I'm sure that could change.