GSW RECEPTA recently won the Nobel Damsel S. G3 at Belmont. Switching to the west coast she ran a very game second in the Matriarch S. G1 at Del Mar. The 4 year old Speightstown filly stalked inside and then swung out for racing room. She gained the lead in the stretch and was just nipped at the wire by a late closer. She is owned by the Phillips Racing Partnership and Pam Gartin and was bred by John W. Phillips and Hank Snowden. She has earned over $440,000.
RUGBY ROAD, a 5 year old Tapit gelding, won at PARX for owner Keep it Simple Stable. He eased out wide and won off by over 6 lengths. He was bred in KY by Hargus Sexton and Silver Fern Farm and has earned over $100,000 to date.
At Aqueduct, DAISY A DAY, a 5-year-old Smart Strike mare owned by Barry Ostrager, saved ground mid-pack and then rallied wide to hit the front an inch away. She was bred by Dr. John A. Chandler. Daisy a Day has earned over $81,000.
LAVENDER CHRISSIE, a three year old Scat Daddy filly owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and trained by Dale L. Romans, won an AOC at Keeneland this fall. Stepping back up into stakes company in the Zia Park Oaks, she settled off the pace, improved her position down the backstretch through a half in :48.34 and reeled in the leaders down the lane before striding home an easy winner. She had her early training at Kirkwood. She has earned $278,813 with a lifetime record of 7-4-0-0.
For the second time in a row, 3-year-old Speightstown filly BAJAN BEACH drew off to an easy win in allowance company at Finger Lakes. She was claimed by owner/trainer Debra A. Breed three races back. Since then she has had a second and 2 wins and so was a perspicacious claim. She has earned over $85,000 to date.
Today was the Christopher Elser Memorial S at PARX for 2 year old colts who trained in South Carolina. Kirkwood entry Halibut Cove did not get on the board, but another local, Balk, ran third for neighbor Donna Freyer of Custom Care Equine.
Multiple stakes placed three-year-old BLACK MARTINO waited in the caboose position until asked for a run. He rallied 6 wide, stayed out of all trouble and won in allowance company at Gulfstream Park West going a mile on the turf. He has earned $129,868.
The four-year-old Lemon Drop Kid gelding STRONG STIPULATION rallied to be second in the Richard W Small S. at Laurel and add black type to his pedigree. He was forced to run 3 or 4 wide throughout. He is trained by H. Graham Motion for West Point Thoroughbreds. His earnings have risen TO over $114,000.
West Point Thoroughbred’s 2-year-old Einstein colt SCHOLAR ATHLETE broke his maiden in September at Woodbine. Stepping up into stakes company, he ran a gamely 3 or 4 wide to garner the show position in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity going 1 1/8 on the all weather track. He is trained by Graham Motion.