Saturday, October 10, 2009

Checking In With Herringswell

Zilva a close fourth in Grade I Alcibiades

Facing winners for the first time, 2-year-old Zilva adjusted rather easily to her stern competition. Placed nicely by Jeremy Rose, the Successful Appeal filly saved ground and got caught in a bit of traffic throughout the stretch. When given slim daylight, Zilva (18-1) gained ground and was unlucky to get nosed out of third by Amen Hallelujah.

Fugitive Angel, tried polytrack earlier on in the afternoon and took to it rather well. The Alphabet Soup filly finished second to Orchestrator (previously beaten by Zilva) in a Maiden Special. The Augustin homebred donned blinkers for the first time and showed some keen early speed. It is plausible to believe she will sharpen after wearing the shades and showing speed in just her second start.

Skylighter takes turf on

In her first start for Herringswell, Skylighter (Sky Mesa) ran a respectable 4 lengths off Grade I winner Cocoa Beach over the Saratoga grass in the listed De La Rose. Saturday night she gives the green stuff another go of it in the Grade III Violet Stakes at Monmouth.

Kendrick Carmouche to ride.

Silver Reunion sparkles in work

3-year-old Harlan's Holiday filly, Silver Reunion breezed 5-furlongs over the Fair Hill tapeta on Saturday morning in 1:01.3. Silver Reunion, who is being pointed toward the October 23 Pin Oak Valley View at Keeneland, tickled her morning-pilot.

"When she gets going, she gives you that feeling like 'nobody can get me', regular rider Lisa Davison said. "I just love the way she's going. Sitting on her is amazing. She is scaring me the way she has relaxed. I think she's maturing. It's a great feeling to breeze this one."

1 comment:

  1. Cant wait til Friday, when we get to see the best 3yo turf filly in sll the land.
    Here's hoping I get 2-1 on her!