Pictured - Miz K galloping at Churchill Downs in 2019
Well, it's been a little bit so there is a lot to update regarding Crescent Capital and Cres Ran LLC.
Tiz Splendid News 2nd in comeback at Keeneland
Racing for the first time since finishing second in the Trapeze Stakes at Remington in December, Tiz Splendid News made her comeback in a very difficult allowance race at Keeneland. Setting the pace under pressure, she put away all foes until caught by the favorite and undefeated Carribean Caper, who pulled away to win by 4 1/2. This race will set "Tiz" up for her next one, which I project will be Derby week at Churchill Downs. Tiz Splendid News is by Maclean's Music and out of Tiz News, a 1/2 sister to the dam of our Series 1 offering - thus she is bred on the exact same cross from the exact same family.
Race details and video can be found here:
Souper Sensational trains towards the Oaks
Souper Sensational (Curlin - Kateri) continues to train towards the Kentucky Oaks on April 30th at Churchill Downs. While she will be a high price on the board, given her improvement when sent to the lead in her last, the plan is to give her a shot. There is also the Eight Belles, a graded stake on Derby day that it wouldn't shock me if they opted for instead.
Foaling News - Cres Ran LLC et al
Foaling season has begun in full swing, and we have had three foals so far - all colts!
Next on March 26th was the dam of our Series 1 Offering Sassy Miss Sue - who foaled a colt by Connect. The colt is stocky, and the one pic I have doesn't look great, but he has stretched out and looks much better! The mare goes back to Good Magic.
Finally, so far, "Grandma" Sue's Good News foaled a Bernadini colt on April 11th. While with Bernadini you are always excited for a filly, the colt is an outstanding foal thus far. The mare goes back to Hard Spun.
Racing Updates - Cres Ran LLC et al
Since our last update, we have had some action at the racetrack, some of which has been in the Crescent Capital Series 1 Offering "Sue" Family.
First, Newscaster broke his maiden at Will Rogers Downs on April 5th. While we have higher expectations for this guy, he took some extra training and some starts and stops to get to this point. By Uncle Mo and out of Sue's Good News, mentally he is coming around and beginning to show his ability. Pointing for a race at Lone Star on April 30th as of now.
Race Details and Video can be found here:
Musical Millie and Flashy Biz had disappointing last efforts. In the case of both horses, they came out of the race with slight bumps and bruises that could explain their poor performances. Musical Millie is pointing for a race at Will Rogers Downs on April 28th, and Flashy Biz hopes to run before Oaklawn ends.
Tiz Life (2018 American Pharoah out of Tiz Miz Sue) is nearing his debut. Working his first 5/8ths last week, he should be primed for another work at 5F and then we will begin looking either last week of Oaklawn, or mid May at Churchill Downs.
Mesta Park is nearing his debut for RML Thoroughbreds at Will Rogers Downs. Taking some extra time as we got a late start on his gate training, he has worked two consecutive bullets out of the gate and is just about ready to run. Guessing about first week of May if all goes well.
Finally, our partnership horse Rising Empire made his 2021 debut at Oaklawn on Arkansas Derby day. Rising Empire, by Empire Maker, is bred to go two turns but was entered in a 6F sprint to begin his return. As it turned out, Bob Baffert had shipped in Following Sea from Santa Anita owned by Spendthrift Farm that had been the talk of the backside for months. Following Sea won the race in the quickest Timeform Speed Figure of the meet. The race went faster than the Carousel for Older Female Stakes Sprinters, and only 1/2 second off the pace of the Count Fleet, which featured the top two finishers from the 2020 Breeders Cup Sprint. Rising Empire laid back and came flying to finish 3rd, running 1/2 second faster final furlong than the winner. Big things ahead!
Race Details and Video can be found here:
Series 1 Update
Our filly is now back in training at Red Earth. The plan will be for about 60-90 days of training at Red Earth, then she will ship to Steve Hobby at Churchill Downs.
Sometime early in May I'll set up a trip to Red Earth to see the filly and watch her train, talk to the trainer and have a tour.
Also, be on the look out for an email to vote on her name!!