Enola Gray Scores Easy Win in Melair

by Steve Andersen
Enola Gray (Grazen-Unsung Heroine, by More Than Ready) won her stakes debut, and stayed unbeaten after two starts, with an easy win in Saturday’s Melair Stakes for 3-year-old California-bred fillies.

Ridden by Tyler Baze, Enola Gray led throughout the race at 1 1-16 miles, finishing in 1:42.64. Enola Gray finished 2 1-4 lengths in front of 25-1 Allsquare, giving trainer Phil D’Amato a sweep of the first two positions. Cheekaboo, a 7-1 shot, finished third in the field of six.

Enola Gray races for owner and breeder Nick Alexander and has earned $143,600. Enola Gray won her debut in a maiden race for California-breds at 6 1-2 furlongs by 16 1-4 lengths on April 10.

Tommy Town Sires Represented in Gold Rush

ARCADIA, CA (May 25, 2016)- On Gold Rush Saturday trying the $125,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes is the four-year-old filly Singing Kitty. A stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed filly she is by Ministers Wild Cat and out of Natural Singer R N (Unbridled’s Song). Bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC she is owned by Chris Aulds and Peter Jeong and has earned $339,488 in her sixteen lifetime starts.

In the $200,000 Melair Stakes is Enola Gray. She is by Grazen, out of the More Than Ready mare Unsung Heroine, was bred by owner Nick Alexander and is trained by Phil D’Amato. She won her lone start Apr. 10 with earnings of $33,600.

Also in the $200,000 Melair Stakes is Shy Carmelita. She is by Grazen, out of the Malek mare Malley Girl, was bred by owner Nick Alexander and is trained by Phil D’Amato. She has two wins in four starts, earnings of $79,360 and is coming off a win in a May 7 optional claimer.

In the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes is Tough It Out. Tough It Out is by Grazen, out of the Marquetry mare Mark Set Go, was bred by owner Nick Alexander and is trained by Phil D’Amato. He has two wins in nine starts, earnings of $231,790 and is coming off a second in the May 1 Silky Sullivan.

In the $150,000 Tiznow Stakes is Rocko’s Wheel. This stakes placed colt by Grazen is out of Honored Gold (Double Honor), Rocko’s Wheel has earned $178,735 from his ten starts. Bred by Jimmy Ukegawa & Mike Mitchell he is owned by Jimmy Ukegawa & Little Red Feather Racing.

Allowance Score for Minster’sadventure

Arcadia, CA (May 21, 2016)- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC homebred Minster’sadventure picked up her third lifetime win by taking a $58,000 Santa Anita one mile allowance race.

The four-year-old Ministers Wild Cat filly is out of Adventurous Spirit (by Include) and has now earned $119,570 from her nine starts. Overall she has three wins, four seconds and one third. In just her second two-turn dirt race the filly was able to draw away in the lane to win by one and a half lengths taking down the winners share of $34,800.

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the seventh ranked 2016 California stallion with earnings now over $750,000, he stands for $5,000 live foal.

Old Topper Sons Seedsandstemsagain and Ain’t No Other Pick Up Wins

May 15, 2016-Seedsandstemsagain picked up his third win a row by taking the $58,000 allowance Santa Anita down the hill turf sprint.

Bred by Jim Robinson, Ron Brewer & Jim Lyberger this Old Topper intact horse is out of Miss Pitz (GB) by Cadeaux Genereux (GB). He has started fifteen times and has three wins, five seconds, two thirds with earnings of $154,788.

Also on the Sunday Golden Gate Fields card Old Topper‘s Ain’t No Other picked up his twelfth career win from fifty starts. Ain’t No Other has eleven seconds and eleven thirds and has earned $675,210. This Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC bred is out of Miami Margie by Shadeed.

Old Topper stands for $2,500 live foal in 2016.

She’s Holy Earns Win Number 8

Bensalem, PA (May 3, 2016)-She’s Holy, a five-year-old daughter of Ministers Wild Cat, earned her eighth lifetime win by taking a Parx Racing one mile allowance race by seven lengths.

With this being her thirty-fifth lifetime start, she has a record of eight wins, two seconds and five thirds for earnings of $201,408.

Out of the Pulpit broodmare Rector’s Lady she was bred in California by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC.

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the sixth ranked 2016 California stallion with earnings now over $670,000. He will stand for $5,000 live foal in 2016.

Take It Easyplease Gets the Win

CYPRESS, CA (April 29, 2016)-Ministers Wild Cat‘s Take It Easyplease got up in deep stretch to snatch the win by three quarters of a length going a mile in a $46,000 Los Alamitos Race Course allowance race.

Bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC she is out of the multiple stakes placed Big Easy (Gulch), who earned $217,134. Take It Easyplease has earned $99,590 in her sixteen starts from three wins with six seconds. In 2016, she has started five times and has two wins and two seconds and earned $32,400.

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the sixth ranked 2016 California stallion with earnings now over $600,000. He will stand for $5,000 live foal in 2016.

Grace and Truth the Latest Kafwain Maiden Special Winner

Sunland Park, NM (April 24, 2016)-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC homebred Grace and Truth ran away by four lengths in his win over a $21,275 Sunland Park maiden special field.

This four-year-old gelded son of Kafwain out of Bless Idbyour Name (by Valid Wager) went off as the odds-on favorite to pick up the easy win. He now has a record of five starts, one win, one second and one third with total earnings of $20,304.

Kafwain is currently the fourteenth ranked California sire and has 2016 earnings over $370,000 and he is standing for $5,000 live foal in 2016.

Ministers Wild Cat Sophomore Filly Earns Diploma

Sunland Park, NM (April 17, 2016)-Malibu Rum Run making her Sunland Park debut a winning one with a half length score as the even money favorite in a maiden special event over six and a half furlongs.

With a stalking trip to earn the win, the three-year-old filly has now earned $20,985 from five lifetime starts.

Racing for her owner and breeder Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC she is out of the Malibu Moon broodmare Malibu Artiste.

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the sixth ranked 2016 California stallion with earnings now over $530,000. He will stand for $5,000 live foal in 2016.

Tiz a Tommy Town Makes It Look Easy

CYPRESS, CA (April 16, 2016)-Making her first start, following a seven month layoff, Tiz a Tommy Town makes it look easy with her odds-on maiden special score by over five lengths.

Tiz a Tommy Town has now started five times and earned $61,600 for her owner Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC. The sophomore filly was a $160,000 Keeneland September purchase of her yearling year.

Bred in the bluegrass by Allen Branch & Susan Branch Tiz a Tommy Town is by Speightstown and out of the Tiznow broodmare It Tiz.

Whatsthequestion Takes Penn National Allowance Race

Grantville, PA (April 15, 2016)-Whatsthequestion made it two-in-a-row with a win in a $30,400 Penn National allowance race.

Bred in California by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC Whatsthequestion in his last eleven starts has been off the board only once since October of 2014.

Whatsthequestion is a foal of 2010 and is by Ministers Wild Cat out of You Are the Answer (Horse Chestnut). He earned $18,240 for the three and three quarter length win. He has now earned $184,354 from a record of twenty-seven starts seven victories, eight seconds and five thirds.

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the sixth ranked 2016 California stallion with earnings now over $530,000. He will stand for $5,000 live foal in 2016.