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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.
RECENT WINNERS RECAP
Cavorting (Bernardini - Promenade Girl, by Carson City) (F)
$360K KEENOV13; In a field decimated by three scratches, Cavorting made easy
work of the three fillies who faced her in the fourth race at Belmont on July
3. Irad Ortiz, Jr. was just a passenger as Cavorting lived up to her name,
ticking off swift fractions of :22.14, :45.82, and :58.31 under her own
power. The Kiaran McLaughlin trainee
sauntered under the wire in 1:11.37, eleven lengths ahead of her nearest
Maya. Cavorting is a daughter of the
2006 Maryland Champion Older Mare. This is the distaff family of the multiple
graded stakes winners ANOTHER REVIEW
(Californian S., etc.), DANCE COLONY
(Adirondack S. 2nd in Gazelle), Swaps hero BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS, and Santa Barbara Handicap heroine NO REVIEW. The fourth dam Dumfries is a blue hen.
Bernardini’s babies only win 10% first time out, but Cavorting’s damsire Carson
City adds some win-early speed to her pedigree. Cavorting should stretch out to
1 1/6 miles without a problem.
to the Kiddie List is Mr Lightning Boy (Discreetly Mine - Unhurried, by
Out of Place) (C) $47K (RNA) KEESEP13. In
his debut at Arlington on July 3, the Dale Bennett trainee was bumped at the
start. He chased the pace from third place, three lengths behind the dueling
pace setters in this five furlong race.
After tracking fractions of :22.99 and :47.06, Mr. Lightning Boy took
aim on the leaders, going three wide around the turn. The pace setter, Noandsifsrbuts was 4 ½
lengths clear in the stretch and looked like a sure winner. But Mr. Lightning
Boy, spurred on by Texas Red on his outside, caught up with the floundering
pace setter in the shadow of the wire, holding off the dueling Texas Red by a
neck, with Noandsifsrbuts ½ length back in third. Mr. Lightning Boy flashed under the wire in
1:00.65. The colt is a half to juvenile
stakes placed turf sprinter Show the
Way J (Forest Camp) and stakes placed Miss Maggie Girl (Malibu
Moon) who is also stakes placed on the lawn. Their dam is stakes placed on turf
and a half to the stakes winning turf mare LIBOR LADY
and stakes placed Hidden
Mr. Lightning Boy has some quality in his pedigree. He’s line-bred to Damascus 4X4 through a son
and daughter, both of whom are out of mares by Buckpasser. Mr. Lightning Boy is the second winner from
seven starters for his first crop sire.
Mr. Lightning Boy’s half siblings also won over dirt, so the colt may be
adaptable in the future.
Secured Position (Patriot Act - Joan's Rose, by
Service Stripe) (C) Ignored at 32-1, Secured Position surprised a field of
eight rivals in the second race at Belmont on June 3. Breaking from post 1, jockey Manuel Franco
hustled the colt out to the lead in the 5 ½ furlong maiden race for New-York
breds. They set early fractions of :22.47 and :46.22 while being pushed by
Persuasive Devil and Navy Blue to their outside. Secured Position stubbornly
widened his lead to 1 ½ lengths under aggressive handling in the stretch,
getting five furlongs in :59.37 and hitting the wire in 1::06.40. Secured Position is a full brother to
restricted stakes placed Social
Rebellion. That one owns the only
blacktype in three generations of his female family.
to watch from this race is Lookin At Lucky’s son Good Luck Gus. The colt
sat mid-pack for much of the race and closed like a freight train down the
center of the stretch, closing within 1 ¼ lengths of Secured Position. Good
Luck Gus jumped tire tracks three strides from the wire and was in front of
Secured Position about four strides after the wire.
WONDER GAL (Tiz
Wonderful - Passe, by Dixie Union) (F) $210K $210,00014;
Sunday July 5th, Wonder Gal won her debut and earned a stakes
win in the Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont. Breaking from the outside in a field of five
fillies, jockey Taylor Rice let Wonder Gal get her stride, while settling about
eight lengths behind the pace setters. After three furlongs, the Leah Gyarmati
trainee was given her cue. Circling three wide, Wonder Gal lived up to her
name, quickly pulling away to win by 14 ½ lengths, getting the six furlongs in
1:11.14. Wonder Gal is the first foal
borne of her dam. The unraced Passe is a half to Gallorette (G-3) heroine Social Queen. Second dam Gal on the Go is a multiple stakes
winning miler. The multiple G-1 winning warrior PERFECT DRIFT was produced by this distaff line.
Two Six Wins (Midshipman - Friona, by Allen's
Prospect) (C) $60K (RNA) OBSMAR14;
Fighting every step of the way, first with One More Bid and then Dream
Police, the Michael Pender trainee threw down early splits of :21.93 and :45.87. Jockey Joe Talamo shook the colt lose in the
stretch to win by 1 ¾ lengths, hitting the wire in a sharp :57.90 for five
furlongs at Los Alamitos. Two Six Wins
is a half brother to the juvenile stakes placed Doc O Dynamite (Successful Appeal). His dam is a full-sister to Stakes winner Fort Dodge, and a half-sister to stakes winner Berdelia. Another half sister, stakes-placed Turning Around, is the granddam of G-3 winner HARD ENOUGH. Two Six Wins seond and third dams all own blacktype and the popular New York stakes veteran GANDER was
produced by this distaff line. Two Six Wins is his first crop sire’s fourth
winner from six starters.
Fierce Tide (Shakespeare - Silk Ridge, by
Eltish) (C) The third time was the charm for this son of G-1 turf horse Shakespeare. The longshot dueled in a five furlong maiden
race carded at Gulfstream on July 6 and held on for a neck victory, stopping
the timer in :59.68. His dam SILK RIDGE won the Susan's Girl, Desert
Vixen and Brave Raj as a two year old. Fierce Tide remarkably carries only two
strains of Northern Dancer bloodlines and no Bold Ruler or Mr. Prospector. Fierce Tide may eventually find his way to
the lawn as a miler.
back tomorrow for works from across the horse racing nation.