Stakes placed IRISH HUSTLE wins again

IRISH HUSTLE  (Data Link) broke her maiden in February at the Fair Grounds. After some time off, she ran 2nd in allowance company at Evangeline Downs. Next again at Evangeline and racing a mile, she was unhurried early and then cleared the field for win # 2. Next she has added black type to her pedigree page running third in the Elge Rasberry S. Today she rallied to annex win # 5 – this one an allowance race at the Fair Grounds.

The four -year-old filly is now trained by  Thomas M. Amoss for owner Larry J. Romer. She was a member of the Gallop Group at Fasig Tipton Gulfstream.

JUS LIVELY 2nd by a head in the B-Connected Stakes

JUS LIVELY (Paddy O’Prado) just missed the win by a head in the B-Connected Stakes run a 7 furlongs at Delta Downs. Last year he ran 2nd in the Cresent City Derby at the Fair Grounds.  The 4 year old colt is a homebred for Pine Knoll Farm and is trained by Steven M. Asmussen. He has won 50% percent of his starts + 2 stakes placings.
Lifetime: 8 4 2 0 $126,600

 

BUSY DAY FOR KIRKWOOD

Courtesy of the TDN
MARYLAND MILLION NURSERY S., $101,960, Laurel, 10-24, (C), 2yo, 6f, 1:10.55, ft. 1–KENNY HAD A NOTION, 122, g, 2, by Great Notion
1st Dam: Darting, by During
2nd Dam: Dosh, by Victory Gallop
3rd Dam: Duds, by Ack Ack ($25,000 Ylg ’19 FTKJUL; $20,000 Ylg ’19 EASOCT).
O-Louis J. Ulman & H. Neil Glasser
B-Althea Richards (VA)
T-Dale Capuano
Lifetime Record: 4-3-0-0, $130,125.

Kenny Had a Notion led home a one-two finish for his trainer and sire to contribute to another productive Maryland Million Day for the Northview Stallion Station stalwart. Up by a head on debut at Delaware July 30, the bay could only manage sixth back at that track in the restricted First State Dash S. for Delawarecertified and/or bred runners in the slop Sept. 26. He took to turf when airing by five lengths in the Jamestown S. here for Virginia-bred or -sired youngsters Oct. 9, and was let go at 7-1 looking to take advantage of another regional qualification. Tracking from a good pocket spot and always appearing loaded, Kenny Had a Notion took over up a wide-open rail heading for home and poured it on from there to prove much the best.

“They’re both nice,”said Dale Capuano of the top two. “Kenny is getting better and so is Alwaysinahurry. [Kenny] showed more speed than I thought he would. He was on the bit very early and the rider had to just get a seam and lucky the rail opened up and he got through.”

The winner has a yearling half-brother by Divining Rod.

DEFENSE WINS  g, 3, Flatter–Deb’s Charm (GSP), by Silver Charm.
Santa Anita, 10-24, (C), 6 1/2f, 1:16.73.
B-Hargus & Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm, LLC (KY).
*$50,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP; $175,000 2yo ’19 FTFMAR.
**1/2 to Praetereo (Giant’s Causeway), SW, $715,319;
and Simply Spiteful (Speightstown), SW, $159,861.

5 year old stakes placed REASON TO SOAR (Soaring Empire) won his 7th race – and second in  a row this one at Keeneland. Last out – last month –  he won easily at Churchill As a three-year-old REASON TO SOAR broke his maiden right off the bat with a huge come from behind rally. Next, he ran third in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Sophomore Stakes at Tampa Bay, and then back in NY,  he added another third in the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct. He is now trained by  Robertino Diodoro and owned by M and M Racing (Mike Sisk). He has over a 1/4 million in earnings.