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.
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.