G'Day Mate S.

Race 8 at Aqueduct on February 17, 2011

  • STK
  • 1 mile 70 Yards
  • Inner track
  • $60,000
  • 4 yo's & up
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1:41.63
Order of Finish
1

Icabad Crane

Jump Start  – Adorahy

6YO Gelding

$36,000
  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:H. Graham Motion
  • B:Gallagher's Stud
  • O:Earle I. Mack
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Jump Start , Dark Bay or Brown, 1999. Lifetime: 330 yearlings sold, median $17,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Rahy , Chestnut, 1985.
  • Sale History: 2007 OBSFEB, $110,000; 2006 SARAUG, $65,000.
2

Manteca

Aptitude  – Irving's Baby

6YO Gelding

$12,000
  • J:David Cohen
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Anstu Farm LLC
  • O:Anstu Stables, Inc.
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Aptitude , Dark Bay or Brown, 1997. Lifetime: 207 yearlings sold, median $20,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Quiet American , Bay, 1986.
3

Spa City Fever

Roaring Fever  – Lady Di Huntley

5YO Gelding

$6,000
  • J:Jorge F. Chavez
  • T:Patrick J. Kelly
  • B:Adam Madkour
  • O:Adam Madkour
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Roaring Fever , Dark Bay or Brown, 2000. Lifetime: 30 yearlings sold, median $4,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Shuailaan , Chestnut, 1989.
4

Wishful Tomcat

Tactical Cat  – Holy Wish

6YO Ridgling

$3,000
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:Dominic G. Galluscio
  • B:Anthony Grey
  • O:Repole Stable
5

No Mine

Gold Token  – Scented Garden

4YO Gelding

$1,800
  • J:Eurico Rosa Da Silva
  • T:Michael S. Ferraro
  • B:Stonewall Farm
  • O:Barry K. Schwartz
6

Mighty Morris

Wheelaway  – Bid O'Powdre

6YO Gelding

$1,200
  • J:Channing Hill
  • T:John C. Kimmel
  • B:Five Ways Farm
  • O:Five Ways Farm
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