Monday, September 17, 2012

Juvenile Spotlight 9/17/12

Revolutionary (9/3): For the first time ever, a horse that has not yet won a race is being featured in a Juvenile Spotlight. That horse is Revolutionary, who debuted on closing day at Saratoga. After a terrible start, the favorite suffered an unfortunate trip and despite his rough expedition, he closed to finish an impressive third. By the late champion War Pass, Revolutionary is out of a grade one-winning A.P. Indy mare, Runup the Colors. This beautifully bred colt is full of potential.

Tizracer (9/8): Fourth in his debut, Tizracer had better luck in his second start, leading from start to finish in a one-mile maiden special weight at Belmont Park. The race clearly belonged to him, as he drew off to a 10 ½-length victory. The final time of 1:38.38 was uninspiring, but understandable considering the headwind. By Tizracer and out of a graded stakes-placed sprinting daughter of Elusive Quality, this colt is an example of breeding speed to stamina. It will be interesting to see what his future holds.

She’s On Parade (9/9): Debuting at Arlington Park, She’s On Parade found a position just off the lead, remaining with the frontrunners throughout the race. Despite She’s Lit Up’s generous lead on the field as the fillies turned for home, She’s On Parade kicked into gear to overtake the leader down the homestretch, galloping to a 3 ½-length victory. By Fusaichi Pegasus and out of a Storm Cat mare, this filly is bred for success.

Quinzieme Monarque (9/15): This colt’s career got off to a slow start, as he finished fourth in his first two career starts, which came at Saratoga. But when he made his third start – this time at Belmont – Quinzieme Monarque found the winner’s circle after closing from the back of the pack in a mile and one-sixteenth turf maiden special weight to score by 4 ¾ lengths. By Rock Hard Ten and out of a Giant’s Causeway mare, this colt appears to be bred for versatility.

Rose to Gold (9/15): This filly made her first career start in the Lindsay Frolic Stakes last month at Calder, romping by 13 lengths. Coming off that brilliant performance, Rose to Gold dominated the Brave Raj Stakes at Calder on Saturday by 13 ½ lengths. It remains to be seen what she can do outside of listed stakes at Calder, but look what Awesome Feather accomplished after a path of that sort. By Friends Lake and out of a Tabasco Cat mare, Rose to Gold is likely to not only continue to be successful, but be able to stretch out.


  1. Very nice.

    Did you noticed that last Friday I tweeted Quinzieme Monarch as my longshot play?

    I posted a recap on my blog. Will add yours to my blogroll. Keep up the good work. ;-)

    1. Thank you so much! I did not notice, but good job on seeing the potential in him!

  2. I wanted to write and say I love the blog!

    Also, did you see the MSW at Arlington with the crazy temporary rail fiasco!

    Miss Lucky Sevens ended up winning that race in impressive fashion and being a Big Brown foal follower myself, I think she showed great potential and was one of the only horses to not be distracted by the rail problem. She could be special!!

    1. Thank you! And yes, I did see the race. I considered putting Miss Lucky Sevens on this list and perhaps I should have, but I'll wait until she proves herself against a field that does not run into a near-disaster! A very talented filly worth watching nonetheless!