04/30/2007 11:00PM

Trust N Luck gets his first winner



Wonderful Luck became the first winner for freshman sire Trust N Luck when she won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race by three lengths April 18. Trust N Luck won the 2003 Fountain of Youth Stakes and was second to Empire Maker in the Florida Derby. Wonderful Luck is out of the Capote mare No Small Wonder, who traces to the multiple Canadian stakes winner Impressive Lady.

* The versatile Lemon Drop Kid had back-to-back winners April 21 when the 5-year-old horse Cosmonaut won a turf allowance at 1 1/16 miles followed by a victory by the

3-year-old filly Lemon Custard in a nine-furlong maiden race on dirt at 21-1. Cosmonaut won the Grade 3 Arlington Handicap last year. Lemon Custard is out of the General Assembly mare Moments Delight.

* Gentleman Chester, a 3-year-old colt from Chester House's final crop, won a nine-furlong maiden race at 13-1 April 21. He is out of the A.P. Indy mare Limbo, a daughter of the multiple-stakes-winning filly Northernette, a full sister to champion Storm Bird. Gentleman Chester is bred to go long on dirt and turf.


Sweetsinginganita won a 6 1/2-furlong maiden race on April 18 and lit up the tote board at $108. Last in the eight-horse field early, she rallied to get up by a nose at 53-1. By the underrated sire Langfuhr, she is out of the Crafty Prospector mare El Gato Loco. Her second dam is a half-sister to Wood Memorial winner Kyle's Our Man, and her fourth dam, Glorious Spring, is a full sister to Roberto.

* Danemei became the latest winner from Johannesburg's first crop when the 3-year-old colt won a six-furlong maiden race on April 22 as the 2-1 second choice. Danemei comes from the Claiborne Farm family that produced Swale, Shadeed, Forty Niner, and Knightly Manner.


Whata Ya Mean, a 3-year-old colt by Elusive Quality, wired 11 other colts to win a 1 1/16-mile maiden race on the turf by a half-length April 18. Elusive Quality had blazing speed, setting a track record for seven furlongs (1:20) on dirt at Gulfstream and also establishing a world record for a mile (1:31.70) at Belmont in the Poker Handicap on turf. He also won the Jaipur Handicap on grass and finished second to Honour and Glory by a nose in a sizzling renewal of the King's Bishop Stakes. Elusive Quality's best runner to date is Smarty Jones, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Whata Ya Mean is out of the Stage Door Johnny mare Makin a Statement, the dam of Coaching Club American Oaks winner On a Soapbox. Her fourth dam is 3-year-old filly champion and Broodmare of the Year Misty Morn, the dam of five stakes winners, including 2-year-old champions Bold Lad and Successor. Misty Morn is also the dam of Queen of the Sky, a full sister to Bold Lad and the third dam of Whata Ya Mean.

* Fearless Vision will be headed to stakes competition after a 9 1/2-length romp in a one-mile optional claiming allowance April 21. A 3-year-old colt by Vision and Verse, he performed well all winter at Gulfstream and has been brought along slowly by trainer Patrick Reynolds. He is out of the Mining mare Love Tunnel, who is inbred to the foundation mare Lady Be Good through her daughters Impish (by Majestic Prince) and stakes winner Discipline (Princequillo). Impish is the second dam of Mining, while Discipline is the third dam of Love Tunnel. Notable champions and stakes winners descending from Lady Be Good are European Horse of the Year Zilzal, Polish Precedent, Culture Vulture, Awe Inspiring, Goodbye Halo, and Wavering Monarch.

* Rock of Gibraltar was a champion miler in Europe who just missed winning the Breeders' Cup Mile after a horrendous start as the heavy favorite. One of the many stakes winners by Danehill, Rock of Gibraltar is a young stallion who is on the rise. On April 22, Diamondrella, a 3-year-old filly by Rock of Gibraltar trained by Rick Violette, making her first start on turf after a poor effort on dirt, showed speed to go wire to wire in a five-furlong turf sprint, winning by 2 1/2 lengths and paying $15.80. Diamondrella gets additional turf breeding from her damsire, Dixieland Band. Completing the $225.20 exacta was Star Dixie (23-1), a first-time starter by hidden turf sire Dixie Union (Dixieland Band).

Santa Anita

Fruition won his career debut in dazzling fashion but was injured after being kicked in the shoulder by another horse and was never the same animal. Standing in California, he gets runners who have inherited his speed, and on April 21, Bonfante, a 6-year-old gelding, won the San Simeon Handicap, running the 6 1/2 furlongs in a quick 1:14.59. Fruition, who is by Woodman, is a half-brother to major stakes winners Tranquility Lake and Benchmark. Fruition's second dam, Winters Love, is a half-sister to Belmont Stakes winner Caveat.