MADONE wins G3 SENORITA S at Santa Anita

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Sold by Kirkwood at OBS March 2020 for $125,000


Santa Anita SENORITA S.-GIII, $102,500, Santa Anita, 5-1, 3yo, f, 1mT, 1:35.17, fm.
1–MADONE, 124, f, 3, by Vancouver (Aus)
($70,000 Wlg ’18 KEENOV; $50,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP; $125,000 2yo ’20 OBSMAR).
O-Kaleem Shah, Inc.
B-Glendalough LLC (KY)
T-Simon Callaghan;
Lifetime Record: 5-4-0-0, $211,300.
Margins: 1, 1HF, 1 3/4. Odds: 2.90, 1.90, 11.10.

Madone made amends for her first career loss in the Breeders’ Cup with a decisive score in the Senorita Saturday night. Away well from her rail draw, the bay saved ground in a joint third through a :23.85 opening quarter. Biding her time as the dueling leaders shot off to a clear lead through a :47.05 half-mile, Madone split those foes in the lane and charged clear to score.

A debut winner on the Del Mar lawn July 31, Madone captured the Juvenile Fillies Turf S. There next out Sept. 6 and captured Santa Anita’s Surfer Girl S. Oct. 4. She suffered her first and only loss at Keeneland in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf S. Nov. 6.

Pedigree Notes: Madone is the third graded winner and one of four black-type achievers for his sire Vancouver. She is the 14th graded winner and one of 46 black-type scorers produced by a daughter of Cherokee Run. Indian Love Call’s recent produce includes a juvenile filly by Astern (Aus) and a yearling colt by Cairo Prince. She was bred back to Gormley.

SHE’S MY TYPE (FR) takes the Lincense Fee S at Belmont and CHESS CHIEF is 3rd in the Alysheba G2

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LICENSE FEE S., $100,000, Belmont, 4-30, 4yo/up, f/m, 6fT,
1:08.34, gd.
1–SHE’S MY TYPE (FR), 122, f, 4, Dunkerque (Fr)–Theoricienne
(Fr), by Kendor (Fr). ($27,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP). O-Ghislaine
Head; B-Haras Du Quesnay (FR); T-Christophe Clement;
J-Hector Rafael Diaz, Jr. $55,000. Lifetime Record: 8-4-1-1,
$225,080. *1/2 to Tour to Paris (Fr) (Fuisse {Fr}), Ch.

She’s My Type added to her black-type success with a win in Belmont’s License Fee S. Friday. Racing in mid-pack, the bay sat back off a swift first quarter in :22.24. Punching through between horses in the lane, she glided clear to a facile victory. AShe settled well in mid-pack and did everything nicely and looked very comfortable,@ said winning conditioner Christophe Clement. AWe=ll bring her back and start looking for some bigger and better things. There is the seven-eighths [GIII] Intercontinental in June and the [GI] Just a Game as well. If she comes out of this race in good shape and trains well, we can go that route.@ Winner of the Ginger Brew S. last term, She’s My Type checked in second in the Lady Shipman S. at Belmont June 21. She captured the Coronation Cup at Saratoga July 31 and was seventh in the Music City S. at Kentucky Downs Sept. 15. The winner’s dam–a half-sister to MGSW Blacktype (Fr) (Dunkerque {Fr})–is also responsible for the juvenile filly Plaisante (Fr) (Anodin {Ire}) and a yearling filly by Motivator (GB).

AND CHESS CHIEF is 3rd in the Alysheba G2

Churchill Downs, 4-30, 4yo/up, 1 1/16m, 1:41.39, ft..
3–Chess Chief, 123, h, 5, Into Mischief–Un Blessed, by
Mineshaft. ($145,000 RNA Ylg ’17 FTSAUG). O-Estate of James
J Coleman Jr; B-Morgan’s Ford Farm (VA); T-Dallas Stewart.

CARMELTINI notches her 2nd win

CARMELTINI (Orb) raced to a win at PARX going a mile and seventy to notch her second win and boost her earnings over $65,000. She rallied and drew clear to win by 4 3/4. She was part of the 2019 Kirkwood consignment at Timonium. The filly is owned by Carguys Racing LLC and is trained by John C. Servis.

I’M LOOKING UP wins race #3

8th-Delta Downs, $41,000, 3-30, (NW1X), 3yo/up, 5f, :58.69, ft, 3 1/4 lengths.
I’M LOOKING UP (g, 6, Speightstown–Air France, by French Deputy) won a lower lever claiming race last out by over 6 lengths. Stepping up into allowance company he won again to make it 2 in a row.Lifetime Record: 13-3-0-2, $56,764.
O/B-Mount Joy Stables, Inc. (KY)
T-Brett A. Brinkman.
*$240,000 RNA Ylg ’16 KEESEP; $190,000 RNA 2yo ’17 EASMAY.


CHESS CHIEF purchased at Saratoga for for James Coleman and trainer Dallas Stewart breaks through to win the New Orleans Classic.Sadly, Mr Coleman was not there to see it but we are sure was cheering him on from on high.
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Chess Chief, third behind Maxfield (Street Sense) in the GIII Mineshaft S. last time Feb. 13, was disqualified from third and placed sixth for interference in this race last year. His resume also includes a runner-up finish in the 2019 GIII West Virginia Derby and a third-place finish behind Owendale in the GIII Oklahoma Derby. He captured an optional claimer by a neck two starts back over this course. The bay broke sharply here, but was content to drop back while saving ground to race last of seven through a half-mile in :48.30. He was under a ride rounding the far turn, began to advance while about four or five wide and, after shifting out even further around the three-sixteenths marker, came down the center of the course to just nail Owendale on the line in dramatic fashion.

Pedigree Notes: Virginia-bred Chess Chief becomes the 92nd stakes winner/39th graded winner for leading sire Into Mischief. Un Blessed, a maiden of five career starts racing in Japan, brought $110,000 from Chess Chief’s breeder Morgan’s Ford Farm at the 2014 KEENOV Sale. Un Blessed, a daughter of GI Yellow Ribbon Invitational S. heroine Plenty of Grace, is also represented by the 2-year-old filly Smuggle (Gun Runner) and a yearling colt by Ghostzapper. She was bred to Candy Ride (Arg) for 2021. This is also the family of champion grass mare Soaring Softly.