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.

DRF: She’s My Type gets perfect trip to win License Fee Stakes

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She's My Type wins the License Fee Stakes at Belmont Park

Joe Labozzetta/NYRAShe’s My Type, ridden by Hector Diaz Jr., wins the $100,000 License Fee Stakes.

She’s My Type got a textbook ride from Hector Diaz Jr. to win the $100,000 License Fee Stakes comfortably in Friday’s nightcap at Belmont.

She’s My Type ($9.50) saved ground in midpack early in the six-furlong sprint on the inner turf course, as Jakarta and Caravel fought for the lead through splits of 22.24 seconds and 45.13.

She’s My Type loomed into contention late on the turn before Diaz angled her wide for the drive. She mowed down the leaders by the eighth pole and then drew off to score by 1 3/4 lengths, covering the distance in 1:08.34 over the firm ground.

Robin Sparkles came wide from a stalking position to end up second by three-quarters of a length over Caravel. Introduced wound up fourth, and was followed by Flower Point, I’llhandalthecash, Lady Lawyer, Jakarta, and 5-2 favorite Sweet Melania.

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A French-bred 4-year-old by Dunkerque, She’s My Type was returning from a 7 1/2-month layoff. She won two stakes last year, including the Coronation Cup at Saratoga. The License Fee was her fourth win from eight outings.

Trained by Christophe Clement, She’s My Type earned $55,000 for owner Ghislaine Head. She has career earnings of $225,080.

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.

REASON TO SOAR wins his 10th!!!

7 year old stakes placed REASON TO SOAR (Soaring Empire) won his 10th race – going 5 1/2 furlongs on the dirt at Oaklawn. This his second win in a row preceded by a second and before that 3 wins in a row in as many racetracks (Churchill, Keeneland, Oaklwn). He is now trained by  Robertino Diodoro and owned by M and M Racing (Mike Sisk). He is closing in on $300,000 in earnings.