05/19/2009 4:48PM

Medaglia d'Oro


Thanks for posting lifetime pp's for horses of interest...could we get them for Medalgia D'Oro...
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Medaglia d'Oro was one of the better nine-furlong runners of the past ten years.  At that distance, he won the Jim Dandy by 13 3/4 lengths, the Whitney, the Oaklawn Handicap, the Strub by seven lengths, and the Donn by almost five lengths.  He won the San Felipe at 1 1/16 miles, and was quick enough to win his maiden at six panels.  While he could get the job done at 10 furlongs (see Travers), he often found at least one better at classic distances.  He ran second in the Belmont to Sarava.  He ran second in two Breeders' Cup Classics (to Volponi and Pleasantly Perfect).  He ran second to Pleasantly Perfect in the Dubai World Cup.  Considering his modest pedigree, Medaglia d'Oro was a talented overachiever that crosses well with most bloodlines.  He was durable enough to race from ages two through five, and should continue to sire solid performers.

Here are his lifetime past performances:

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Speaking of Medaglia D'Oros, a few 3YO that I have hopes for have yet to start, including a half to Imperialism, Megavista. I also look forward to his 2YOs out of Ten's Testamony, Bayou Plans, Gerri n Jo Go, Stormy Squall, Jo Zak, Amizette, etc.

Bella Medaglia is the only one of your watch horses to record a published workout, but here is some more information on the Medaglia d'Oro babies:

*Bella Medaglia (Medaglia d'Oro - Ten's Testamony) - filly; foaled March 21, 2007 in Kentucky; $100,000 yearling purchase; $200,000 juvenile purchase; worked three furlongs in 37.19 on April 18 at Evangeline Training; half-sister to Duckhorn (Grade 2 route winner)

*Al Zir (Medaglia d'Oro - Bayou Plans) - colt; sold for $1.6M to Sheikh Mohammed earlier this year; $325,000 RNA as yearling; half-brother to Midas Eyes (Grade 1 sprint winner)

*Inmyheartforever (Medaglia d'Oro - Gerri n Jo Go) - filly; $72,000 yearling purchase; $40,000 RNA as juvenile; half-sister to Freefourracing (stakes-winning sprinter)

*Medaglia's Express (Medaglia d'Oro - Stormy Squall) - colt; $60,000 yearling purchase; dam a three-quarter sister to Sharp Cat (multiple Grade 1 winner)

*Narrate (Medaglia d'Oro - Jo Zak) - filly; $50,000 yearing purchase; half-sister to Jill Robin L (Grade 2 sprint winner)

*Super Espresso (Medaglia d'Oro - Amizette) - filly; $1.1 million yearling; second dam is Courtly Dee

One more to watch out for is Unique New York (Medaglia d'Oro - Miss Mary), a $115,000 yearling that resold for only $80,000 earlier this year.  The Group 2 winning dam is a full sister to Miss Linda, a champion in Argentina, and Grade 1 winner in North America.  I liked what I saw from Unique New York's workout video prior to the juvenile sale in 2009.  Maybe she can run a little bit.


Question re Handigambling..
Since more taacks are going to a 4 day week and not running on Wednesdays why don't we move the handigambling exercise to Thursdays to give us more tracks to choose from?

congrats to crazyhorsemike for finishing first in our Preakness HandiGambling contest.  He picked the eighth race at Churchill on Thursday, and I'll go with it instead of our usual Wednesday wager.  For now, it will be a one-week change, but if the pickings are scarce on Wednesdays, we could consider changing the format.

Remember that you have a mythical $100 with which to wager on the race, and the entrant with the highest money total will receive a "Monthly Enhanced 60-Card Past Performance Plan."   Anyone going over the $100 limit will be disqualified.  In the event of a tie, the earliest post gets first preference. 

I know that there is a time issue for some of you, but let's remember why we began the HandiGambling races in the first place.  The goal was to share ideas on why we like these horses, and why we're betting them the way we are.  I'm not asking for a novel, but if you could spare a sentence or two outlining your handicapping angles, and thought process about wagering, it would be appreciated.

Here are the past performances:

Download HandiGambling 134

Good Luck!

meadowlake59 More than 1 year ago
PGM, I grew up no more than a well struck 4-iron from AP; I'm up in LZ nowadays. Watched as Clifford Scott mishandled Jeremy Jet--had Lillian Russell the day Ronny Hirdes Jr. juiced her to the wire--and watched in awe as my namesake demolished the field by some 22 lengths and then captured the Futurity a few weeks later. But back to the present: As for Janks, I would say that her and Yanez have taken notice of the inflated bonuses for IL-breds and are really taking advantage. Moises had two winners on Sunday ($10.40 & $16.00) both IL-breds that earned big extra cash for beating open company. You'll also notice that he finished 4th with another IL-bred in the 4th and in an IL-restricted race he sent a 55-1 shot who set some pace and faltered. My guess is that Sam Owen comes back in open company and runs a big one at boxcars. Early in the meet the quality is not quite up to the level it should be later in the summer and both of these trainers have been around long enough to know that now is the time to strike. Good Luck and Good Racing
Keith Longey More than 1 year ago
Sammy: That's $1 minimum for the AP pick 4. but which one, early or late for the carryover? tencentcielo, p ensign, Midwest Ed, any Arlington shooter: I see on the Arlington web site that the Pick 4 carryovers go "early to early", "late to late". Was that $1,000+ early 5/17 P4 hit, or was the carryover the $100+ late 5/17 P4...it really makes a difference, and I can find no news in the DRF or Arlington web site! Help, please!
tencentcielo More than 1 year ago
Sorry for putting out that misinformation about the p4 carryover at AP. Since both my main horse and my backup scratched, it's back to the drawing board for me in the HG. I'll be back later. tencentcielo
Keith Longey More than 1 year ago
Annie: I'll have to give your OLA genre a try one of these days. Was it John Updike or Thomas McGuane who developed the caricature of "The Great American Horse Wife"? I think Upkike, doing up Buck's County perhaps. Maybe a good setting, hmmm?
Calvin L. Carter More than 1 year ago
Handigambling 134, $2 Exacta - 4-5/2-4-5-8-10 = $16 $2 Trifecta – 4-5/2-4-5-8-10/2-8-10 = $36 $2 Superfecta – 4-5/2-4-5-8-10/2-8-10/2-8-10 = $48 Total = $100
J-PA More than 1 year ago
HG 134 While it appears the 2 gets some class relief and seems slightly more consistent than the rest, I'll try to beat her at a short price with the following: $8 Tri 1,6/1,2,6/1,2,4,6,9 (96) $4 Win 1 Good luck to all....
David W More than 1 year ago
HG134 I'll use the horses that are hopefully stalking the pace as well as a stone closer. I see the 4 and the 8 horses out on the lead.I like the 5 and the 6 to get the first run on the leaders, with the 9 coming late. $10 Tri Box 5,6,9 $60 $20 Ex Box 5,6 $40
Annie More than 1 year ago
garym, Thank you for explaining "pizzola fractions". Um, what is a good fraction, btw, with beaten lengths added? Annie
J.R. More than 1 year ago
HG 134 looks like tough spot to get my money into but lets try with 40$ exacta bx 4/5 & 1$ tri 4/all/5 & 4/5/all. still have my 4 bucks for a strong scotchy agua.play this one for fun but can't seem to get a handle on the race/pace shape.
Annie More than 1 year ago
CD 8th: The two AE's have been scratched - Morikami and Wee Gift as well as #5 Hungry Tigress. They show a late workout for #9 Sandstorm Cat: 5/13 Kee 1:02.3B. Annie