January 18, 2016
On Saturday FRANK CONVERSATION won the California Derby. The colt was raised at Mill Ridge and Nicoma Bloodstock assisted with the mating along with purchasing the mare Rushen Heat on behalf of Marc Keller. Also, on Saturday STREET OF GOLD bred by (friend/client) Alpha Delta Stables won the Marie G Krantz. STREET OF GOLD was raised and sold at Mill Ridge.
CALIFORNIA DERBY, $100,105, GG, 1-16, 3yo, 1 1/16m (AWT), 1:43.37, ft.
1--#FRANK CONVERSATION, 116, c, 3, by Quality Road/Rushen Heat (SP, $179,901)
($65,000 Ylg '14 FTKOCT; $120,000 2yo '15 OBSMAR).
O-Reddam Racing LLC; B-Marc Keller (KY); T-Doug F. O'Neill; J-Mario Gutierrez. $60,000. Lifetime Record: GSP, 5-2-0-1, $110,450.
2--Marqula, 116, c, 3, Coast Guard/Marquet Formula
3--Algenon, 116, c, 3, Aragorn (Ire)--Alpine Yodel
Margins: 2HF, 2, HF. Odds: 2.50, 11.30, 9.50.
Drafting from a perfect spot in third early, the bay asserted in upper stretch and spurted clear to win with ease. Leandro Mora, assistant to trainer Doug O'Neill said "We'll see how he is in the next few days, but I'd say it's even money that he'll be back for the Feb. 13, GIII El Camino Real Derby. We'd like to earn some points for the
Kentucky Derby." The winner's dam is a full-sister to Grade I winners Unusual Suspect and Golden Doc A.
MARIE G. KRANTZ MEMORIAL S., $60,000, FG, 1-16, 4yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16mT, 1:43.94, gd.
1--#STREET OF GOLD, 118, m, 6, Street Sense/Harriett Lane (SW & GSP, $163,500) ($70,000 2yo '12
KEEAPR). O-Elm Racing LLC; B-Alpha Delta Stables, LLC (KY); T-Brad H. Cox; J-Robby Albarado. $36,000. Lifetime Record: GSP, 34-5-4-6, $273,975. *1/2 to Heiko (Mr. Greeley), SW, $178,029.
2--Mizz Money, 118, f, 4, Mizzen Mast--Abbeyville Miss
3--Haunted Heroine, 118, m, 5, Ghostzapper/Mona Mia
Margins: HF, 1HF, HF. Odds: 1.50, 14.10, 18.30.