Stay Thirsty takes Gotham although some not impressed// Busy workout day//Another eye-opening maiden winner//Ungraded stakes articles and video//

Stay Thirsty wins the Gotham. The TVG crew was harsh. NYRA handicapper Andy Serling was not impressed.  Not sure what everyone expected from a four month layoff, but I would consider a 3 ¼ length win over a sizzling stakes winner and some good up-and-comers a nice first step for 2011// Positive Response romps in the Battaglia// Sensational Slam takes the Caposella. Bay Shore next// Smoke It Right wins the Mountain Valley, Arkansas Derby likely// Sway Away headed to the Rebel// Many works today, including bullets by The Factor and Premier Pegasus.  All trainers seemed happy// Wilburn is the latest impressive maiden winner.  Time is not on his side though// Don’t forget- Dialed In to race tomorrow in the 4th at Gulfstream at 2:25pm.

Gotham Stakes (G3) winner:  Stay Thirsty chart / video
Mountain Valley Stakes winner: Smoke It Right chart/ video
Fred “Cappy” Caposella winner: Sensational Slam chart/ video
John Battaglia Memorial Stakes winner: Positive Response chart

·       Stay Thirsty wins Gotham (NYRA) (Thoroughbred Times) (Bloodhorse) (Miami Herald) (DRF) (Brisnet)
·       Sensational Slam takes Caposella Stakes (Thoroughbred Times) (DRF)
·       Smoke It Right wins Mountain Valley, may go to Arkansas Derby (Courier Journal) (DRF) (Brisnet)
·       Positive Response rolls in Battaglia (Downey Profile)
·       Wilburn impressive maiden win (Brisnet)
·       Mucho Macho Man and Rogue Romance workout reports (DRF) (Brisnet)
·       J P’s Gusto breezes at Oaklawn (Bloodhorse) (DRF) (Brisnet)
·       The Factor fires bullet (San Diego Union Tribune)
·       Claire Novak Blog 3/5 (NTRA)
·       Zipse Kentucky Derby Daily (Horseracing Nation)

·       Monzon: Sagamore Farm- 5F- 1.02:40- B- 4/4
·       The Factor: SA- 6F- 1.10:60- H-1/18
·       Premier Pegasus: SA- 5F- 57:60- H- 1/33
·       Riveting Reason: SA- 5F- 1.00:80- H-24/33
·       J P's Gusto: OP- 6F- 1.13:60- B- 1/1
·       Santiva : PMM- 4F- 51.90-B- 51/56
·       Manicero: CRC- 3F- Time: 37:00- B-2/31
·       Mucho Macho Man: GP- 4F- 48:50- B- 8/39
·       Rogue Romance: GP- 4F- 48:60- B- 9/39

·       3/19 Rebel Stakes probables: Archarcharch, Elite Alex, Caleb’s Posse, Alternation, J P’s Gusto, Sway Away