12/03/2007 1:00AM

E Dubai continues success with Accredit


Accredit, winner of a six-furlong maiden race on Nov. 22, is a 2-year-old colt by E Dubai, who is yet another successful son of Mr. Prospector at stud. At 3, E Dubai won the Dwyer Stakes and was second in the Travers Stakes, Super Derby, and Peter Pan Stakes. At 4, he won the Suburban Handicap. His first crop included Fantasy Stakes winner High Heels, Canadian stakes winner Barilko, and Baldwin Stakes winner Desert Code. Accredit is out of the Montbrook mare Pocketbrook, a half-sister to stakes winner Sing Me Back Home.

* Game Face, a six-furlong maiden winner on Nov. 23, is a 2-year-old filly is by Menifee and is out of the gone West mare Galleon of Gold, a half-sister to Holzmeister and the young stallion Greatness. Her second dam, Harbour Club, was a stakes winner who set a new track record at the old Sportsman's Park, running six furlongs in 1:09.40. Harbour Club came by her speed naturally, as she was by Danzig and out of the female family of champion High Voltage, the dam of champion sprinter Impressive, stakes-winning sprinter Great Power, and Bold Commander.

* City Zip is firmly established as a top sire of precocious 2-year-olds, so it was rather shocking that Another Foose, a first-time starter by City Zip, was ignored by bettors at 42-1 when he wired nine other 2-year-old New York-bred colts by 3 1/2 lengths, paying $86. City Zip, a half-brother to Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, was so successful as a leading sire based in New York, he was moved to Kentucky, where he now stands for a fee of $15,000.

* Daaher, the 3-year-old colt who manhandled 1-2 favorite Midnight Lute in the Cigar Mile on Nov. 24, is a full brother to stakes winner Spun Sugar. By Awesome Again, Daaher is out of the stakes-winning Irish Open mare Irish Cherry. While most of the current 3-year-olds are retiring to a career at stud, Daaher is a welcome addition to the depleted ranks of next year's older runners and is being pointed to the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream.


Slate, a 3-year-old gelding by Unbridled's Song, won a six-furlong allowance on Nov. 23. He is inbred three times to the remarkable broodmare Aspidistra, through her Hall of Fame offspring Dr. Fager (Rough n' Tumble) and Ta Wee (Intentionally) and also through her daughter Quit Me Not (Bold Reason), Slate's third dam.


Fun With Phil won a 6 1/2-furlong allowance on Nov. 24 as the 8-5 favorite. The 3-year-old colt is by Distorted Humor and out of the Fight Over mare Thwack, making him a half-brother to multiple stakes winner J J'sdream. Fun With Phil's second dam, Royal Ties, produced high quality runners, including On to Royalty (the dam of Louis Quatorze), Silk Stocks, and Penniless Heiress (the dam of Forest Heiress, Wildcat Heir, and Forest Heir). His fourth dam, Stavroula, is a full sister to Nashua.

* Distorted Humor had another winner when All Joking Aside won a six-furlong maiden race on Nov. 25. The 2-year-old colt is a full brother to stakes winner Last Gran Standing and Gracious Humor and is a half-brother to stakes-placed Granny Pride.


Caressive, a 3-year-old filly by A.P. Indy, won an 8 1/2-furlong maiden race on Nov. 22. Caressive is a half-sister to Sky Mesa, as both are out of the stakes-winning mare Caress. Caressive's fourth dam is a half-sister to Buckpasser.

* Immediately following Caressive's victory, Whata Ya Mean, won an 8 1/2-furlong allowance on the grass. By speed influence Elusive Quality (Gone West), Whata Ya Mean is a half-brother to Coaching Club American Oaks winner On a Soapbox as both are out of the Stage Door Johnny mare Makin a Statement. Whata Ya Mean's third dam, Queen of the Sky, was unraced, but was a full sister to 1964 2-year-old champion colt Bold Lad, as well as 1966 2-year-old champion colt Successor. Whata Ya Mean gets his turf ability from both Elusive Quality and Stage Door Johnny, and he inherits his class from his female family.

* Also on Nov. 22, Zenyatta, a 3-year-old filly by Street Cry out of the Kris S. mare Vertigineux, rallied from 12th and last to win going away by three lengths at 6 1/2 furlongs. Zenyatta is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Balance (Thunder Gulch), and the John Shirreffs filly has a bright future, especially stretching out on either dirt or turf.

Also looking good in her first start was Carmel Coffee, a Holy Bull filly who finished second to Zenyatta at 10-1. Carmel Coffee is a half-sister to Premium Tap and her female family descends from 1966 co-2-year-old filly champion Mira Femme. Stakes winners from this line include Tight Spot and Valiant Nature.

Finishing third was Elusive Melody, an Elusive Quality filly who is a half-sister to stakes winner Unbridled Hope.


Clerico won a six-furlong maiden race by 3 1/4 lengths on Nov. 24 and the 3-year-old filly will become a coveted broodmare no matter what she does on the racetrack. By Elusive Quality, she is a half-sister to stakes winner Offlee Wild, but more importantly, her dam, Alvear (Seattle Slew), is a half-sister to Dynaformer.