Treaty winning at Ellis Park on July 10th.
Hope everyone is surviving the start to the summer and having good luck at the windows. As many of you know, and can see, I haven't updated here in a long while and have been going the email update route lately, but thought I'd catch all up on the latest information on Cres Ran, LLC and Crescent Capital offerings.
Cres Ran LLC and Family Updates
TREATY - TREATY, as shown above, broke his maiden at Ellis Park on July 10th, going a mile in the finale of the day. While we intended to run him on the turf, the race was rained off the grass and he took to the slightly off track well, sitting behind the leaders and then pouncing and pulling away to win by about one and 3/4 lengths.
After getting claimed from us for $50,000 at Oaklawn, and then we claimed him back in April for $40,000, it was nice to get the win both for TREATY and his dam, Sue's Good News. The plan for the next start is finally trying the grass in a NW2L allowance in early August at Ellis, unless something else comes up.
TIZ LIFE after winning at Lone Star, 5.22
TIZ LIFE - After running well but not finding the winner's circle to start the year, TIZ LIFE exploded on April 9th to break his maiden by 14 lengths plus at Sam Houston. Following that, "Life" got two more wins in allowance races at Lone Star, with the first being May 8th going a mile and sixteenth, and then right back on May 22nd going the same trip, with each race being faster than the last. After a solid second in a stakes quality field on June 19th, we tried to run back in another allowance at Lone Star, but the race failed to fill. So, we are pointing for a big race opening weekend at Remington Park for the strapping son of American Pharoah.
SINNIN N GRINNIN and SWEET TEA RED
Both SINNIN N GRINNIN and SWEET TEA RED broke their maidens at Will Rogers Downs this spring, with "SINNIN" getting hers done on May 3rd and "SWEET" breaking her maiden on May 23rd after running 3rd and 2nd in her previous starts. Following the meet at Will Rogers, SINNIN went to Lone Star and ran a credible third in a deep open allowance race. Both fillies were given a break until Remington Park opens up, where we expect them to have success in state bred ranks.
SURFER DUDE - Got a big win in a salty allowance on Derby Day at Churchill Downs, then ran third to two graded stakes winners in an allowance later in the month. Prior to the win on Derby Day, he was 2nd in the Lafayette Stakes at Keeneland. He's been working steadily, and have to think a stake is the next spot for the son of Curlin out of Tiz Miz Sue.
SOUPER SENSATIONAL - Entry ALERT - After taking the spring off, SOUPER SENSATIONAL came back to run second in the Grade 2 Royal North Stakes at Woodbine on June 4th. She is making her next start this Saturday, July 23rd, in the Grade 3 Caress Stakes at Saratoga. She is the # 8 horse and 8-1 in the morning line. The race will go off about 5:13 CST and air on Fox Sports 1 or 2.
RISING EMPIRE - After a phenomenal start to the year, RISING EMPIRE had two consecutive races with bad racing luck at Churchill Downs. First, this spring at Fair Grounds, this Empire Maker colt owned with partner Russell Welch broke his maiden on Feb. 13th and then won an allowance race on March 24th. Following that, we ran him in the race after the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The rider made a premature move and then went 8 wide in the turn, and he was caught by horses coming up the inside, and finished third. Following that, we ran him on June 5th, and the rider didn't want to get in trouble for going wide again - but this time got him buried on the rail and in traffic and he never got a chance to run at all.
Entry ALERT - RISING EMPIRE is entered back in an allowance race at Saratoga on July 23rd, going a mile and an eighth. He has been working well, and is under a new rider in Tyler Gaffalione. It goes as Race 9, and should run about 4:38 CST and will also air on Fox Sports 1 or 2.
STRONG LIGHT - STRONG LIGHT got back to his favorite track of Churchill Downs this spring after struggling at the "beach" of Gulfstream Park this Spring, and put together three strong races, but failed to get the win. On April 30th, he finished 2nd, getting in traffic trouble; On June 9th he stepped up to the $50,000 level and ran 3rd, getting caught a bit wide; and on June 26th he stepped up to the $75,000 level and again ran 3rd, getting squeezed and pushed wide.
He has now shipped to Saratoga and will be pointed for a spot going at least a mile and sixteenth in the high level maiden claiming ranks.
Cres Ran Two Year Olds to Watch and Others
I wanted to give you the names and information about the Cres Ran and related two year olds of 2022 to watch in the upcoming weeks and months.
SAUCY SECRET (2020 Filly by Into Mischief out of Tiz Miz Sue) - This filly has shipped from the Assmussen training center to the barn of Steve Hobby at Churchill and is progressing nicely. She is built like a two year old runner, and we hope to fire soon with her.
GOODBYE FOG (2020 Filly by Munnings out of Sue's Sweet Sioux) - The filly is training at Red Earth and will head to the Steve Hobby barn when ready. This filly has always been gorgeous and we are looking forward to her.
GOOD NEWS ROCKET (2020 Colt by Runhappy out of Sue's Good News) - This colt, sold by Cres Ran at Keeneland last September, was resold at Fasig Tipton Gulfstream this spring for $700,000 to Frank Fletcher. Training with Bill Mott at Saratoga, can't wait to see this guy go!
SHEZAPISTOL AND BOUJIE JOE
SHEZAPISTOL has been training forwardly. I've detailed most of what we are trying to work with her on during the email updates, et al. We are aiming for a race at Indiana around August 10th.
BOUJIE JOE is training with GOODBYE FOG and others at Red Earth training center and is gearing up to be shipped to Steve Hobby at Churchill. As noted, a bit immature and taking longer to come around, but happy with what we see from the gelding.
GHOST BAYOU - NEW FILLY!
At the Fasig Tipton Horses of Racing Age Sale on July 11th, Cres Ran and Crescent Capital acquired GHOST BAYOU, the 2019 Filly by Ghostzapper out of Gal About Town. We had been watching the filly train leading up to the sale as she was owned and trained by some friends. As soon as she was entered in the sale, we were intrigued.
The former owners of the filly wanted to get her in a race prior to the sale, and she ran on July 8th at Ellis in a Maiden Special Weight going a mile on the turf. (Chart HERE). Taking a bit to get settled after going to the lead, and then settling behind some speed, she was bumped from the inside hard, and then had to check almost to a stop behind the tiring speed. This fell her back in the pack near the rear as she caught her breath and got back in the bridle. She was ridden in and ended up 6th.
So, we feel with the result not being as desired, we were able to get a bit of a bargain on the filly, assuming she show's the ability we believe she possesses. We aim to also run her either at Ellis in early August or at Indiana around the same time. Though she has been pointed as a turf filly, we aren't married to the idea of her being only a turf horse.
We have some good partners, and there is about 25% of the filly that I will hold in Crescent Capital for any interested partners.
The acquisition cost of the filly was $67,500.00 The breakdown is as follows:
- Purchase Hip #515 - $60,000 (Catalog page HERE)
- Sales Tax 6% - $3,600.00
- Vet Fees at Sale - $400.00
- Agent Commission - $3,000.00
- Haul to Steve Hobby - $500.00
We have 5% shares offered for $3,375.00, and have 5 available total. If interested, just shoot me an email at email@example.com or text/call at 405-706-3490