Trained and co-owned by Paul E. Holthus, 5 year old Eleusive Quality gelding, MOON SONG won at Oaklawn. He was never far back and surged to the lead to win with ease going 6 furlongs on the dirt. It was his third win. Moon Song’s co-owner is Romar, LLC and he was bred by Darley, John H. Adger & Stone Farm.
Merrylegs Farm homebred THUNDERBUMMS, a Thunder Gulch three year old gelding, graduated on a DQ at Aqueduct in his second start. He got slammed in deep stretch by a dueling rival ducking from the whip and was awarded the win as a result. Thunderbumms is trained by Thomas Morley.
Three-year-old filly Wishful Winking was a $140,000 Kirkwood Stables sale to owner Slugo Racing and Mike Puype. She was bred by Jerry Jamgotchian. Racing at Santa Anita in a MSW at a mile on the turf, she stalked the pace inside and then found room to ride the rail to gain and hold the lead to the wire. It was her 4th start.
Tom’s Ready, a three year old son of More than Ready, ran a good second in the LeComte S G3 at the Fair Grounds to earn both graded black type and Derby Points. He is owned by GMB Racing and was bred by Blackstone Farm LLC. He is trained by Dallas Stewart and has a current lifetime record of 7 1-3-0 with earnings approaching $100.000.
WINE NOT, a three year old colt owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and prepped at Kirkwood Stables, had his first start this weekend at Aqueduct – a sprint at 6 furlongs, which is not his best distance. That said, he stayed near the back to begin, kicking it into high gear at the turn and made up 8 spots to finish 2nd. If there’d been more room to run, first would have been within his grasp. This is a colt with a real future.
INCONCLUSIVE, a three year old filly owned by Carolyn Friedburg and Jeff Larson, broke her maiden at Arlington Park in her first out. She has tried stakes company a couple of times, but dropped back into allowance company today. She went off the favorite going a mile on the turf at the Fair Grounds, but got a hard bump at the break and then got hemmed in on the rail. She was able to angle out and fought her way to the win in the last strides. Inconclusive was bred by James Heyward. She has bankrolled over $64,000.
On the same day HALO INDYGO broke her maiden, also at a mile at Golden Gate. She is owned by Rollercoaster Racing Stable and was bred by Janeen Oliver.
West Point Thoroughbred’s 2 year old filly AWESOME DAME got the job done, breaking her maiden in a MSW at Gulfstream Park. She went to the lead from the gate and overcame pressure from both inside and outside to garner the win. Awesome Dame had already racked up 3 seconds in her lifetime 4 starts and has earned over $77,000. She was bred by Sisco Racing.
Three-year-old NY-bred filly MOVIE STARLET, a $225,000 Kirkwood sales graduate, broke her maiden in a MSW at Charles Town. She has been knocking at the door and got up to win by a neck in the final strides. She has earned over $29,000 for her owner Quest Realty. She was bred by the Estate of James Glenn.
Two year old filly EGYPTIAN HONEY broke her maiden last out at Indiana Grand. Running back at Turfway Park in allowance company, she went off the favorite and liked her prior trip to the winner’s circle so much, she won again. She waited behind horses and then swung out at the top of the lane to mow down the competition and win drawing off by 4 lengths. She is owned by Tracy Farmer, trained by Mike Maker and was bred by Mike Abraham.
SOUND EFFECT, a 6 year old gelding by Rockport Harbor, scored his 6th win today. He has earned over $213,000 lifetime. Bred in KY by Stone Farm, he has raced from coast to coast in his career. This win was at Turf Paradise. He had to wait for racing room and then cleared the field for the win.