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Monday, February 4, 2008

Monday's Breeding and Racing News

Tucked away in a article on plans for Playful Act's booking to Street Cry is this interesting tidbit: Octave is visiting Discreet Cat, not Bernandini as some of us suspected (considering Octave's mother Belle Nuit produced a Bernandini filly earlier this year). Interesting...

Invasor's half-brother (by Distorted Humor, out of Quendom) was born on February 3.

Good to hear that a healthy Teuflesberg has arrived at Hurricane Hall in time for the 2008 breeding season. What a tough survivor! Here's hoping he gets some nice quality mares.

Post positions and past performances have been posted for Saturday's G3 Risen Star at Fair Grounds, which looks to be a fantastic race, with Pyro, Z Fortune, Check It Twice, Blackberry Road, Visionaire, and steadily-improved Unbridled Vicar all entered.

Is there any hotter jockey-trainer combo right now than Kent Desormeaux and Bill Mott?!? At Gulfstream today, that combination won race 2 with A.P. Eddie ($3.80), race 6 with Alaazo ($11.20), AND race 9 with Doctor Cal ($8.60); they also placed in race 4 with Wu Fu ($5.20). Yesterday, the Desormeaux-Mott combo brought home Le Dauphin ($2.40 show) in race 2, and Around the Cape ($8.00 win) in race 7; on Saturday, JZ Warrior ($3.20 place) was disqualified from win to place in race 5, and Hyrule ($3.20 show) in race 8, while on Friday, they had two winners, with Hot Table ($10.40) in race 3, and Celestial Comet ($12.00) in race 5.

The 2008 Racing Dates for Presque Isle Downs are posted here. After the success of last year's abbreviated meet and Golden Gate's good reviews, it will be curious to see what quality of horses make their way to the shores of Lake Erie this summer. Stall applications are due by March 25.


Teresa said...

Mott/Desormeaux were a combo not to be ignored at Saratoga last summer; you bet against them at your peril. Nice to see it continuing.