APPEALING TALE holds off Wild Dude in the $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. ll) on August 22 at Del Mar. APPEALING TALE is owned by Gary and Cecil Barber and was purchased from Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds at the 2012 OBS March Sale for $95,000. The son of Tale of the Cat was bred in Kentucky by Hart Farm out of the Unbridled Song mare Appealing Bride, and has $533,222 in earnings with a record of 5-6-6 from 24 career starts.
STALLWALKIN DUDE, a son of City Place wins the 6 furlong $100,000 Tale of the Cat Stakes at Saratoga on August 22. The gelding was bred by Mary M. Haire.
MONKEY BUSINESS (PAN)
MONKEY BUSINESS (PAN), a daughter of The Green Monkey, clinched the Panamanian filly Triple Crown on July 12, winning the third leg by 3 1/4 lengths at Hipodromo Presidente Remon. The 3-year-old became the fourth winner of Panama's filly Triple Crown, the first to accomplish the feat since 2004.
DISTINCTIV PASSION, the west coast G1 sprint stakes winner, trained by Jeff Bonde, is still winning Graded Stakes races at five. The WITH DISTINCTION colt finished 1st this year in the GIII Los Angeles, as well as the Joe Hernandez Stakes.
Raced just of the leader in the backstretch, the WITH DISTINCTION filly edged up to the lead in the far turn, vied into the lane, dug in mid-stretch took the lead and prevailed winning the 5 ½ F Race at Calder by 1 ½ L.
Rushing up to take the lead by a narrow margin, the WITH DISTINCTION filly continued the leader throughout the backstretch and into the far turn, felt slight pressure from rivals at the top of the lane and was urged to pick up the pace, responded and drew off and won the 7F Race at Calder by 8 ¾ L.
Prompting the pace three deep on the backstretch and turn, the WITH DISTINCTION gelding took the lead in upper stretch, inched away under urging past mid-stretch and won the 5 ½ F MSW at Santa Anita by 3 ¼ L.
Contested the pace on the inside of a rival, the CITY PLACE gelding vied along the rail early on the turn, came off the inside around the quarter pole, inched clear at that point, extended advantage under a drive in upper stretch and held winning the 6 ½ F AOC at Lone Star by a length.
St. Louis City
Went quickly clear of her rivals despite being brushed at the start, the CITY PLACE mare dictated the pace on her own courage maintain a comfortable margin racing into the bend, was roused in upper stretch to extend her advantage and held sway winning the 6F AOC by 5L.
Vied inside, edged away midway on the turn, the CITY PLACE gelding dug in determinedly past the furlong marker and drew clear driving winning the 1 1/16 M Race at Monmouth Park by 2 ¼ L.