Photo: Eclipse Sportswire - Sue Kawczynski
Kiddie List will spotlight the top workers and blue bloods breezing four
furlongs and farther, plus some entries and results. I’ll cover the New York, Kentucky, California
and Florida tracks, and occasionally Arlington, Fair Hill and Monmouth. If a particularly well bred baby shows up
at another track, I’ll include that one as well. Due to the enormous number of
juveniles, some of these names may show up only once or twice. You can find more of this season’s two year
olds on the 2015
Kentucky Derby Contenders and 2015 Kentucky
Oaks Contenders lists.
is in full swing. Let’s take a look at
some notable babies running this week.
Wednesday, August 6,
Race 6 | MSW 6F | 2YO
fillies in the field have experience. One, Accelebrate, placed in the state-bred
restricted Lynbrook Stakes.
Razia Sultana (Harlan's Holiday - Little Indian
Girl, by Indian Charlie) has been mentioned a few times on the Kiddie
List. She’s a half sister to multiple
G-3 winner SAMRAAT,
plus three stakes placed runners. She was best of the rest in her debut,
finishing a distant six lengths behind Evrybdymstgetstonz.
Accelebrate (Northern Afleet - Tres Chaud, by French Deputy) was
second by a nose in her debut against open company, and then was a very distant
second behind WONDER
GAL in the Lynbrook. She drops into this state-bred maiden race.
Hard to Stay Notgo (More Than Ready -
Whichwaydidshego, by Storm Cat) is the only filly in the contest racing without
Lasix. Two of her three half siblings
are winners. One needed to find the right claiming level while the other placed
in his debut. She’s a half sister to MARK MY WAY (Noonmark)
who won two legs of the NY Stallion Series. Hard to Stay Notgo had a
strong pre-race breeze of 4F :47.79 (7/85) on August 2.
Zo Zo (Super Saver - Gulch
Affair, by Gulch) exits the same race as Razia Sultana. She raced evenly in her debut and finished
fourth, 14 lengths behind the winner. The daughter of Kentucky Derby winner
Super Saver may need time to find the right distance and class level.
Sweetpollypurebrd (Parading - Personal Girl, by Personal Flag) $75K OBSAPR14 hails from a family of winners. All eight of her half siblings made it to the
races and all except two of them were winners.
(Seeking the Gold) is a stakes
winner. This is a very precocious female family, all except two winners hit the
board or won in their debut.
(Curlin - Treasure Always, by Summer Squall) is also a member of a prolific
family of winners. All except one half
sibling has raced and eight of nine are winners. Always Sarah is a half sister to stakes
winners ORGANIZER, RAFFIE'S TREASURE,
DR. V'S MAGIC and stakes placed Haldane (all
by Raffie’s Majesty), plus stakes placed Dauntless Hero (Diligence)
Razia Sultana draws the rail and flashed speed in
her debut. Accelebrate drops in
class and has shown ability in both of her tries. She had a good pre-race
breeze. Sweetpollypurebrd’s breeding suggests that she’ll hit the board in
her debut. Always Sarah’s family
likes to win and she shows consistent breezes.
Thursday, August 7,
Race 3 | MSW 1 1/16 miles (turf) | 2YO state-bred
Midnight Nick (Congaree
- Midnight Show, by Joyeux Danseur) showed nothing in his debut and wasn’t even
in the same zip code as BUSTIN IT in the
Centre Stakes, finishing 20 lengths behind in third. His pedigree indicates
that turf is probably the way to go. His sire is a son of American/French
Champion ARAZI. Midnight Nick’s damsire is a Grade 1 winner
over the lawn. The colt has Rasmusen
Factor breeding (line bred to a blue hen within five generations) to FABULEUX JANE, who is Joyeux
Danseur’s dam and the second dam of Arazi.
Brother O'Connell (Giant's Causeway - Shared Dreams
(GB), by Seeking the Gold) $125K KEESEP13;
His full brother won & placed in both starts and a half sister hit
the board in half of her eight starts.
Their dam won the 1 ½ mile Waya Stakes at Saratoga. The second dam CORETTA won four G-2 races at 1 ½ miles over the
lawn. His third dam is also a stakes winner and fourth dam, blue hen and stakes
winner BROCADE bore BC Miler
Champ BARTHEA. Brother O'Connell should relish two turns and will
just be getting started at 1 1/16 miles.
Thirst for Glory (Lemon Drop Kid - Rumors of Glory,
by Storm Cat) was nosed out for second place in his debut sprinting over the
dirt. His dam was also third as a dirt
sprinter in her debut, and then won when switching to the turf for the same owner/trainer
connections as her son. Rumors of Glory is a half to Frizette (G-1) heroine ARTEMIS AGROTERA. Their stakes winning
dam is a full sister to Donn Handicap (G-1) winner STEPHEN GOT EVEN. LEMON DROP KID, a son of international
stallion KINGMAMBO, is a strong turf
following colts are also bred for turf: Animalia (Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) - Kathleen Mahveryan, by
Pentelicus), Chief Kitten (Kitten's
Joy - Laca, by Cherokee Run) Startup
Nation (Temple City - Pennyrile, by Wagon Limit) and G R's Giant (Frost Giant - Piano Chimes, by Chimes Band).
Midnight Nick has improving speed figures and is
bred for the turf. Thirst For Glory
was wide in his debut and still finished third. He posted a recent pre-race
work on the lawn. Chief Kitten is
trained by Chad Brown for the Ramseys.
Brown has a 27% win rate first time on turf and he’s paired with
Castellano to hit the board in 10 of 14 tries this meet.