06/01/2009 3:41PM

Weekend Beyers, Spain, Salvino

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Here are the winning Beyer Speed Figures from last week's stakes races:


*Lord of the Night (Bel):  Cool Coal Man (N. Zito/J. Velazquez) - 101

*Nepal (Pen):  Serene Harbor (E. Merryman/D. Cohen) - 99
*Aristides (CD):  Bold Start (K. McPeek/R. Albarado) - 98
*Gamely (Hol):  Magical Fantasy (P. Gallagher/A. Solis) - 98
*Nassau (WO):  Rutherienne (C. Clement/A. Garcia) - 98
*Wolf Hill (Mth):  Smart Enough (J. Fisher/E. Castro) - 98
*Golden Gate Fields Turf (GG):  Spring House (J. Canani/R. Baze) - 98
*Changing Times (Pen):  Acting Zippy (W. Bennett/D. Cohen) - 96
*J. Kenneth Self  (Ind):  Chamberlain Bridge (W. Calhoun/H. Theriot II) - 96
*Spend a Buck (Mth):  Lord Justice (T. Pletcher/C. Decarlo) - 95
*Prairie Express (PrM):  Native Ruler (C. Richard/I. Ocampo) - 95
*McKaymacKenna (Bel):  Scolara (W. Mott/K. Desormeaux) - 95

*Sands Point (Bel):  Gozzip Girl (T. Albertrani/K. Desormeaux) - 93

*Ohio Valley (Mnr):  Hadavision (D. Smithwick Jr./W. Martinez) - 89
*Dogwood (CD):  Hightap (S. Asmussen/S. Bridgmohan) - 88
*Honeymoon (Hol):  Well Monied (H. Zucker/J. Rosario) - 88
*Cool Air (Crc):  Marina Ballerina (K. Ziadie/E. Nunez) - 87
*New York Stallion Spectacular Bid (Bel):  Minnie Punt (M. Miceli/J. Velazquez) - 86
*Pepsi Cola (EmD): Noosa Beach (D. Harwood/J. Gutierrez) - 85

*Robellino (Pen):  Coastal Solace (S. Klesaris/A. Napravnik) - 84
*Plate Trial (WO):  Eye of the Leopard (M. Frostad/E. Da Silva) - 83
*Gerry Howard Inaugural (Yav):  Highland Games (L. Rollins/M. Hernandez) - 83
*Open Mind (Mth):  Love That Dance (B. Perkins Jr./J. Bravo) - 82
*Prairie Rose (PrM):  Elusive Sparkle (C. Nafzger/T. Thompson) - 80

*Yavapai Classic (Yav):  Beacon Falls (S. Gann/D. Salvino) - 78
*Arapahoe Park Sprint (ArP):  Hezamazing (R. Houghton/Q. Bui) - 78
*New York Stallion Cupecoy's Joy (Bel):  Mother Russia (L. Rice/R. Dominguez) - 76
*Fit for a Queen (AP):  Nursery Rhyme (I. Wilkes/J. Campbell) - 76
*Michael F. Rowland Memorial (Tdn):  Brother Terry (D. Rowe/C. Pilares) - 74
*Green Carpet (RD):  Halmi (J. Greenhill/P. Tolentino) - 73
*Power by Far (Pen):  St John's Gospel (A. Gonzalez/H. Ramos) - 72
*William Henry Harrison (Ind):  Unreachable Star (T. Glyshaw/O. Mojica) - 71
*Aspen Cup (Rui):  Canyon Yodeler (D. Wolochuk/A. Martinez) - 70
*Bluegrass (Lnn):  Ordway Falls NLove (T. Hemmer/C. Fackler) - 70

*Shelby County (Ind):  Fueledbymoonshine (R. Brown/J. Garcia) - 65
*Ingrid Knotts (ArP):  Vannacide (K. Gleason/A. Ramos) - 65

Here are the lifetime past performances for the highest and lowest Beyer stakes performers:

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Memorial Day Beyers (not available last week):

*Lone Star Park (LS):  It's a Bird (M. Wolfson/J. Leparoux) - 107
*Ouija Board Distaff (LS):  Wasted Tears (B. Evans/E. Tejera) - 95
*Dallas Turf Cup (LS):  Seaspeak (R. Nicks/J. Leparoux) - 95
*Berkeley (GG):  Autism Awareness (G. Vallejo/D. Lopez) - 94
*Valid Expectations (LS):  Pious Ashley (M. Wolfson/J. Leparoux) - 90
*Cinemine (LS):  Sweet Relish (D. Von Hemel/M. Berry) - 90
*Honor the Hero Turf Express (Cby):  Moralist (T. Domenosky/J. Ferrer) - 88
*USA (LS):  Jake Wil Gallop (L. Hellman/T. Collier) - 85

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Dan, Would like to know why you dimissed Diamond Diva in the Gamely at Hwyd today?
ray flack

I have to admit that while she's a very consistent performer, I've never been a huge Diamond Diva fan.  She made most of her reputation last year by beating Ventura in the CashCall Mile, but the argument could be made that the result was more because Ventura pulled herself up once she made the front than Diamond Diva outgaming her on the square.  After that race, she suffered from some physical ailments, and I wasn't overly impressed with her return in the Wilshire.  She ran well in the Gamely but, at 2-1, she didn't seem like that great of a gamble.

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Dan,
For the upcoming Belmont Stakes seminar luncheon at Gallagher's Steak House in NYC, what is your opinion on the over/under for the number of times that Easy Goer will be mentioned by the panelists???  I'm setting a line at 20, those guys just can't help themselves... :)
Blue Horseshoe

You can't blame any East Coast turf writer for waxing poetic about Easy Goer's Belmont.  It was the only thing we could crow about during his intense rivalry with Sunday Silence.  I'll guess they'll behave themselves this year.  I'll even go as far to say less than five times. 

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Does anyone know if PLAN is the foal Spain was carrying while she was still running?
jim tully

Spain was bred to Storm Cat in May of 2002, and returned to win the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis at Churchill on June 15.  In her final career start, she finished third in the Grade 2 Molly Pitcher at Monmouth on June 29. 
Spain's first foal, Carpocrates, was born on April 27, 2003, and he sold for $2.4M at the 2003 Keeneland November sale.  Carpocrates raced three times in Ireland at two for Aidan O'Brien, but failed to hit the board.  Sent to South Africa, Carpocrates won three times for trainer Mike de Kock, but never ran to his sterling pedigree.  He stood at Middlefield Stud in South Africa in 2008.

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Does anyone know anything about a Jockey D. M. Salvino. He shows up at Yavapai Downs, Prescott, Az (bush track) and 'rides the hair' off a couple of super long shots 5/30, one pays $82 to place... I'm not familiar with him at all.
Thanks  ds

According to DRF stats, Duane Salvino's first career winner came at Arlington Park on June 18, 1979.  He rode his 1,000 winner at Hawthrone in 2005.  He has ridden in 9,226 races with 1,021 wins, 981 seconds, and 1045 thirds (11% winners, $0.41 ROI).  He won 15 races in 2006, but only went 1-40 in 2007, 0-20 in 2008, and 1-22 in 2009.  Salvino won 104 races in 1990.


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Back with more tomorrow.

Dan