Spanish Loveaffair

Spanish Loveaffair Meets Madone in Autumn Miss

It an East versus West match-up in the GIII Autumn Miss S. at Santa Anita Saturday when Spanish Loveaffair (Karakontie {Jpn}) meets Madone (Vancouver {Aus}). Runner-up in the GIII Regret S. at Churchill May 29, Spanish Loveaffair faded to eighth in the July 10 GI Belmont Oaks Invitational S. and was fourth in Saratoga's GII Lake Placid S. over a yielding course Aug. 21. She enters off a win in the Pebbles S. at Belmont Sept. 19. Winner of the GIII Senorita S. earlier this year, Madone captured the GII...

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Technical Analysis Headlines Lake Placid

Technical Analysis (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) tops a six-horse renewal of Saratoga's GII Lake Placid S. Saturday. A second-out graduate at Aqueduct in November, the bay opened her 2021 account with an optional claimer win at Belmont Apr. 29. Sixth behind recent GIII Saratoga Oaks Invitational S. winner Con Lima (Commissioner) in Belmont's GIII Wonder Again S. June 3, the Klaravich runner rolled to victory in this venue's GIII Lake George S. last out July 23. "We're going in there getting her back to a mile and a sixteenth. She seems...

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Spanish Loveaffair Looks to Secure Graded Glory in Regret

Spanish Loveaffair (Karakontie {Jpn}) seeks her graded stakes badge in Saturday's GIII Regret S. at Churchill Downs. Crossing the line first in her seasonal bow in Gulfstream's GIII Herecomesthebride S. Feb. 27, she was disqualified and placed fourth for interference and finished a non-factor sixth next out in Keeneland's GII Appalachian S. Apr. 3. Brendan Walsh saddles a live contender in Flown (Kitten's Joy). A third-out graduate at Keeneland in October, the chestnut was fifth in the Appalachian and missed by a neck to Gam's Mission (Noble Mission {GB}) in...

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Plum Ali Makes Seasonal Bow in Appalachian

Plum Ali (First Samurai) makes the first start of her sophomore career Saturday in the GII Appalachian S. at Keeneland. A debut winner going two turns at Saratoga July 23, the chestnut rallied to another decisive victory in the Mint Juvenile Fillies S. at Kentucky Downs Sept. 7 and captured the GII Miss Grillo S. at Belmont Oct. 4. She was last seen making up good ground to be fifth in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf S. Nov. 6. Spanish Loveaffair (Karakontie {Jpn}) looks to rebound after being...

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Casse Will Appeal Herecomesthebride DQ

After Spanish Loveaffair (Karakontie {Jpn}) was disqualified for causing interference in the $100,000 GIII Herecomesthebride S. Saturday at Gulfstream, trainer Mark Casse said he would appeal the decision. "I have the paperwork right here and I am filling it out," he said just a few minutes after the race. On the far turn, Spanish Loveaffair got tangled up with I Get It (Get Stormy) and the two appeared to clip heels, which caused I Get It to bounce off the inner rail. It was not exactly clear whether or not...

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Unbeaten Rising Star Returns in Herecomesthebride

Undefeated Tobys Heart (Jack Milton) returns to the races Saturday after six months on the sidelines in Gulfstream's GIII Herecomesthebride S. Tabbed a 'TDN Rising Star' off a 6 3/4-length romp in her Churchill unveiling June 4, the dark bay rallied to victory in the Bolton Landing S. going 5 1/2 panels at Saratoga Aug. 19. The $45,000 OBSMAR buy navigates two turns for the first time in this return from the bench. Spanish Loveaffair (Karakontie {Jpn}) opened her account last season with a pair of victories going a mile...

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TDN Rising Star Aunt Pearl Highlights Jessamine

   TDN Rising Star Aunt Pearl (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) leapfrogs over her conditions and takes on graded company for the first time in Wednesday's GII JP Morgan Chase Jessamine S., a 'Win and You're In' event for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Sent straight to the front in her unveiling going a mile at Churchill Downs Sept. 1, the Irish bred was never heading, scoring by an emphatic five lengths. The 280,000gns TATOCT was part of a European venture put together by BSW/Crow Bloodstock's Brad Weisbord and...

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