Christmas Punch (g, 5yo), Smart Strike – Christmas Card by Theatrical (IRE). B – Edward P. Evans. Indiana Downs, 8/14/2013, clmg, $11,400, 8.32 f, 1:43.66. ($9,000, rac age, 2011, keenov) Equibase Chart. NOTES: Christmas Punch, purchased from the Edward P. Evans estate at Keeneland, has now won $74,132 with his 2 wins, 4 seconds and one third in 2013. His latest win at Indiana Downs came after two runner-up finishes at Mountaineer.
Divorce Party (c, 2yo), Broken Vow – Pink Champagne by Awesome Again. B – Audley Farm. Delaware Park, 8/17/2013, mdn sp wgt, $22,800, 8.32 f, 1:44.42. ($160,000, yrlg, 2012, keesep) Equibase Chart. NOTES: This two-year-old colt debuted at Saratoga finishing sixth in a MSW after a bad break and a wide trip. In his second start, he trailed the field early, seized command wide on the final turn and drew off winning by 1 1/2 lengths.
Hard Enough (c, 3yo), Hard Spun – Grecian Wings by Mr. Greeley. B – Larry Johnson. Monmouth Park, 8/17/2013, stk, $36,000, 9 f, 1:47.16. Equibase Chart. NOTES: Back to back stakes win at Monmouth for the Hard Spun colt who has now won $140,040 and three races in his sophomore season. Following his win in the Jersey Derby, Hard Enough went to the lead and dueled with Dynamic Strike and then Michael With Us.
Just Call Kenny (c, 2yo), Jump Start – Green Jeans by Green Dancer. B – Althea Richards. Monmouth Park, 8/11/2013, mdn sp wgt, $24,000, 5.5 f, 1:05.69. ($35,000, yrlg, 2012, ftmoct) Equibase Chart. NOTES: Winner in first start at Monmouth by three lengths.
Mail (c, 3yo), Medaglia d’Oro – Tap Dance by Pleasant Tap. B – Edward P. Evans. Monmouth Park, 8/16/2013, mdn sp wgt, $24,000, 8 f, 1:38.52. ($470,000, yrlg, 2011, keesep) Equibase Chart. NOTES: This high dollar yearling tried it first at Churchill in November and then Belmont in June finishing seventh and eighth respectively. Dropping back to one mile on the dirt at Monmouth, Mail won by a coasting 6 3/4 lengths for Joe Bravo and Chad Brown.
Mr. Starr’s Report (g, 5yo), Mr. Greeley – Starr County by Ogygian. B – Edward P. Evans. Saratoga, 8/15/2013, clmg, $25,200, 8.5 f, 1:45.78. Equibase Chart. NOTES: This Evans-bred generated a $20.80 payoff after a fifth place finish in a claiming race at Colonial Downs. That effort came after a year long layoff and a MSW win at CLN in 2012 for trainer Jack Fisher. The Mr. Greeley gelding now has a bankroll of $62,712.
That’sthequestion (g, 6yo), Holy Bull – What Do I Do by Two Smart. B – R. Larry Johnson. Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, 8/11/2013, clmg, $6,600, 6.5 f, 1:20.78. Equibase Chart. NOTES: Hard knocking homebred crosses the $100,000 in earnings mark ($106,460) with first win since last May. This one was stakes placed at CLN in 2010 when third in the Punch Line and the John D. Marsh Stakes.