by Nick Hahn
|3||POMELIA||Pomelia drops again and may prefer sprints. Disappointed in first CNL start. Might be able to steal.|
|6||BIONIC BONNIE||Point Given filly kept working in her first recent turf start. “Rose” nice April win. “Jazz” has meet win.|
|7||COME ON ROSE|
|5||HERTHUM||DIRT ALERT: The speed favoring dirt usually is where you start is when you finish…favors Herthum.|
|3||I’M WITH CONAN|
|5||SMOOTHE LANDING||Nice 1st outing back on the CNL turf for Ness’ filly. Jessica gets her “Bay” out of the barn in 2013.|
|8||CORPUS CHRISTI BAY|
|8||WALL STREET MISS||Bouchers have 4 wins on the meet. “Miss” ran well in Delpark before 1st CNL trip. Russell rides “Rock Slide”.|
|7||ROCK SLIDE CLASSIC|
|5||WOLVERTON||Wolverton-two near misses in CNL meet. Does K get over the top? Journeyman “Unbridled” 3 for 7 at CNL.|
|1||YOUNG DUDE||Ness’ interest switched to turf in last start and Wow! Big drop for DNAT’s “Mac”. Oare’s homebred turf again.|
|3||SINGLE MALT MAC|
|1||MANACOR||Day’s hedgehopper almost got it done on the flat at Belmont. We know where jumpers really win.|
|9||PEA RIDGE||KDG’s “Pea” almost worked her way into a dead heat in last start. Nixon’s “Pride” adds blinkers.|
Take a look at the Virginia breeder’s represented in Saturday’s Commonwealth Turf Festival. Among the Virginia-breds in the Bert Allen are those by Morgan’s Ford Farm, Audley Farm, homebreds by Larry Johnson, Darlene Bowlin, Albert Coppola and Nicewonder Stable. Other familiar breeders in state-bred stakes represented include Susan Cooney, William Backer, David Ross, Lady Olivia, Sam English, Lazy Lane, William Springer, Edward P. Evans, Bobby Sowder, Tucker , Overfelt…and my apologies for not listing the many et ceteras. Great to see Virginia breeders stuff the entry box for a day growing in popularity.
Wednesday night at Colonial Downs, Karen Dennehy Godsey and Hamilton Smith scored training doubles. Later that evening, Hamilton Smith got ticketed for riding a tricycle on the backstretch without a helmut. He told authorities that he had lended his protective gear to Karen Dennehy Godsey who with her previous training double over opening weekend, celebrated by trying to do a cartwheel while bareback on a young bucking colt. The acrobatics rewarded KDG with several head staples. No word on any feats as a result of Kalahari Queen and Pioneer Zephyr’s but a cable labeled with the tag”Welanda” has been stretched from the backstretch kitchen to the Colonial grandstand. Smith’s is reportedly keeping Marriage Fever and Country Sunshine at opposite sides of his shedrow believing while they can win in pairs, working together may result in the return of wedding ceremonies at Colonial Downs.
For just a second there I thought Nick was goin’ all Indian Charlie on us!
yeesh – let’s hope not!