Sunday, April 19, 2009

How Are They Running?

Bold Abbott got us off the Keeneland hook with his excuse-me win in Saturday's second race. The 5-year-old showed his grittiness once again splitting two horses at the top of the stretch. Over the winter, he won on the Gulfstream turf showing no fear shooting up the hedge. "The bott", as his exercise riders call him is out of Ms. Isadora, who is a sister to Sweet Eloise who dropped our very own Winsome Ways. Cool huh?

Enjoy the Win broke her maiden with ease at Philly Park in her eighth career start last Monday. She also got scooped up by Galena Springs Farm for $12,500. Best of luck to the 3-year-old.

Cozy Cottage. Geez, Cozy Cottage. Talk about having to earn it. The gray 4-year-old made her third career start and each time has had to overcome hurdles like she was McDynamo. In her debut, she broke slowly and closed like a car door for a close fifth. Second time out, she was as far as 10-lengths back, progressed well then had had to steady sharply at the top of the stretch. She finished a length back for second. Thursday she lost the bob like a la Mambo In Seattle. Let's hope the Florida bred can find more luck away from home this spring.

Absolute Heaven improved to 2-for-2 at 7-furlongs and at Woodbine when she won on Friday. As even places like Keeneland have experienced purse cuts, Woodbine is a place that purses are sitting nicely.

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Busy week coming up as Caprice is entered for Thursday's Bewitch at Keeneland and Better Talk Now is expected to return in Friday's Elkhorn.


  1. Best of racing luck and best wishes for Better Talk Now returns this Friday at Keeneland. Teach the youngsters a few things Blackie. scott mccracken

  2. Caprice ran well today! Best of luck to Blackie and Cherokee Artist tomorrow! Will be watching via the computer at my office - with door closed, of course! :-)