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The Kiddie List - July 3, 2014

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The Kiddie List searches for the best and brightest of this next generation of two-year-olds. Dullahan, El Padrino, Take Charge Indy, Union Rags, Creative Cause, Drill, Dreaming of Julia, Beholder, Kauai Katie, Emollient, Fortify and countless other runners were featured on the Kiddie List before they hit the national radar. Many juveniles that were introduced on the Kiddie List rewarded their backers with double digit wins.


The 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. 



Evrybdymstgetstonz (Bustin Stones - Tabuha, by Buddha) (F) was ready to roll in her debut in Wednesday’s opener at Belmont.  The daughter of New York sire Bustin Stones shot out of the gate and kept on going, posting fractions of :22.92, :46.70 and :59.00 before coasting under the wire six lengths ahead of her nearest competitor, Razia Sultana. Trained by Gary Contessa, Evrybdymstgetstonz stopped the clock in 1:05.58 for the 5 ½ furlongs.  Evrybdymstgetstonz is the first winner from two starters for her dam. Tabuha is a half to the juvenile stakes placed Playasultrytune.


I spent It coltI Spent It (Super Saver - Rateeba, by Sky Mesa) (C) $600K FTFMAR14; lived up to his hefty price tag in his debut on Wednesday in Belmont’s third race.    In the early stages, I Spent It hustled to the front next to Enjoy the Show on the inside, but was passed by Battle Red, who cut in front of I Spent It, causing him to check back to third.  Castellano allowed the colt to find his stride while sitting a length behind the pace.  In the stretch, Battle Red had a two length lead. I Spent It appeared to hang, then shifted gears while drifting out from the whip.  He collared a game all-out Battle Red to win by ¾ a length, getting the 5F in :58.11.   I Spent It’s dam is a half to multiple juvenile stakes winner and sire ZAVTA and San Rafael Stakes (G-3) placed Cocky.  This is the distaff line of sire DIXIE UNION.  I Spent It is the first winner for his Freshman Sire, Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver. The Tony Dutrow trainee will likely contest the summer stakes races.




Race 2 | MSW 5 ½ F | NY Bred

There are a couple of colts in here representing their Freshman Sires, 2YO Champs Midshipman and Lookin At Lucky.


Navy Blue (Midshipman - Just Gabi, by Devil His Due) (C) $90K OBSMAR14; His half sister SALTAMONTES (Wheelway) won/placed in all five starts as a 2YO, including four stakes races. Their dam placed in her debut.  Midshipman has five starters and three winners. He’s #8 on the Freshman Sire list.


Good Luck Gus (Lookin At Lucky - Tacticmove, by Deputy Minister) (C) $97K FTNAUG13; His dam is a half to La Canada (G-2) heroine Cat Fighter and to a 2YO graded stakes winner in England.  The second dam STRATEGIC MANEUVER won the Won Spinaway S. (G-1), Matron S. (G-1), Demoiselle S. (G-2), and Schuylerville S. (G-2).  Lookin At Lucky is off to an excellent start at stud.  From 11 starters, 7 have won and 2 have placed. He’s currently the #3 Freshman Sire in the country.


Race 4 | MSW 6 F | Fillies

Presto Magic (More Than Ready - Whenthedoveflies, by Dove Hunt) (F) $140K (RNA) KEESEP13;  She found 4 ½ furlongs too short over the speed favoring Monmouth surface in her debut, but still got up for second place.  She’s a half to the multiple stakes winning juvenile YES I'M LUCKY (by Yes Its True), who set a new course record in the Laurel Futurity for 5 ½ F on the lawn. He also won the Frank Gomez Memorial on the dirt and placed in the G-3 Sapling.  Whenthedoveflies was a multiple stakes winning sprinter over the lawn. Presto Magic has the pedigree to be adept over any surface.


Cavorting fillyCavorting (Bernardini - Promenade Girl, by Carson City) (F) $360K KEENOV13; She’s 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. Although Cavorting’s full sister Seaside Escape didn’t win her early starts, that filly raced in England.  Promenade Girl won her debut. 


Sweet Maya (Malibu Moon - Special Ballad, by Saint Ballado) $125K KEESEP13; She’s a half to ACAFFELLA, winner of the Angel Island Stakes as a 2YO.  Special Ballad is a half to Cowdin Stakes hero TWILIGHT TIME and stakes winner UNINHIBITED SONG. Another stakes placed half sister bore Matron (G-2) winner MISS BEHAVIOR.


Just too perfect fillyJust too Perfect (Pleasantly Perfect - Winter Tide, by Tale of the Cat) (F) Mentioned on the June 22 Kiddie List.  She’s a full sister to Pleasant Miss who placed in four stakes at two, including the Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf.  Four half siblings raced and three are winners. All won/placed at age two.



Keep an eye on Ozone (Songandaprayer - Thin Air, by Mt. Livermore) (F) $50K FTMMAY14; She doesn’t own a whole lot of blacktype, but she has the most precocious pedigree in the field.  Her half sister Contessa B. (Good Reward) won her debut and their dam placed in her debut.  Songandaprayer has a 43% win rate with his 2YO. 


Check back on July 5 for works from across the country. 


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Being by Pleasantly Perfect, I had this one written off as a late developing router. This 6f sprint in July certainly surprised me.
Never crosses my mind to think that a race horse should be administered a string diuretic, then top that off with going a distance. Just not something I hope for. spike, spike ,spike. There, now i can be pissed off three times at once. Whud she say? Oh, brother. Glad to entertain. Must be a slow day.
Hope the 7 will pick up spike and distance next out
There was a 2yo winner today at Belmont who was a 32-1 shot and the only runner not on Lasix.
Alysheba set two track records without his regular Lasix.
This is what the majority of trainers think or they don't want to be the first to try without it, and so it goes in and on. I already know I cannot convince anyone to think as I do. I have someone asking me to use my "writing skills"??? or even copy and paste to spread the word against this and other race day meds, but hey, how in the heck could I ever have a smidge of influence over this kind of thinking. "I bet on the L or first time L, and it won." How many lose, first time L? Believe it or not, they can win without it, even over a field that is competitive that all received their unfortunately regular shot. P.S. Read the part where I said I have ZERO influence. ZERO. Can not figure out why I am asked to raise a voice about this. Right, ha,ha, when I rule the World.
She won as she pleased,but the time of 1.11.3 was not all that fast. She has a future,but i would not give to much hope to any of the other fillies that ran. The #4 who was 22nd choice was hard ridden from the get go and basically ran a 1.14. Hopefully she will also be overbet like this in her next start. The #7 might be the only one with an excuse,she ran without the Spike and it sure showed. Can't for the life of me understand trainers that run without Lasix. They are basically condeding the race before they even load their horses into the gate.
By 10 lengths! She will be a fun one to watch develop. Superior bloodlines!
Cavorting won by open lengths in 1:11.37. She could be another good one for Stonestreet, but his one is trained by Kiaran McLaughlin.

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