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Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, December 14, 2013

Jon Forbes

Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, December 14, 2013

Race 3, All 2-year-olds, Six Furlongs, Dirt, 1:18 p.m.

JEREMY’S SONG (dark bay or brown colt, Unbridled’s Song—Pampered Princess, by Indian Charlie) is out of a mare who won eight route stakes, including the Grade 1 Spinster. Pampered Princess has produced three starters, and two of them have won a single race.

Owner: J. Moirano, L. Green, M. Valentine, Harold Lerner LLC & A. Moirano

Trainer: Gary Contessa

Jockey: Abel Castellano

Sales history: $50,000 Keeneland September yearling; $280,000 Fasig-Tipton Timonium 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 3/5 seconds, video) 1

 

Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, November 30, 2013

Jon Forbes

 

Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, November 30, 2013

Race 2, 2-year-old Fillies, Seven Furlongs, Dirt, 12:28 p.m.

DAME DOROTHY (bay filly, Bernardini—Vole Vole Monamour, by Woodman) is a half-sister to Mrs. Lindsay, who won the Group 1 Prix Vermeille in France and the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor in Canada. All four starters out of Vole Vole Monamour, who won a single race in France, have won, none on the dirt.

Owner: Bobby Flay

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Javier Castellano

Sales history: $390,000 Keeneland September yearling

 

FADE TO BLACK (chestnut filly, Street Cry—Desert Song, by Unbridled’s Song) is the first foal out of her dam, an unplaced half-sister to 2006 Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Dreaming of Anna, whose accomplishments included a win in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on the dirt and four graded stakes on the grass. Desert Song also is a half-sister to Lewis Michael, who won the Grade 2 Washington Park Handicap and Grade 2 Pat O’Brien Handicap on Polytrack and placed in the Grade 2 Peter Pan on the dirt; and Justenuffhumor, who captured the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap and Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap on the turf.

Owner: MeB Racing Stables & Brooklyn Boyz Stables

Trainer: Dominick Schettino

Jockey: Pablo Morales

Sales history: $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling

 

Race 5, All 2-year-olds, Seven Furlongs, Dirt, 1:53 p.m.

IRONICUS (gray/roan colt, Distorted Humor—Meghan’s Joy, by A.P. Indy) is a half-brother to three stakes winners, including Hunting, who took the Grade 3 Stuyvesant Handicap. The other two stakes winners were turf runners, with Quiet Harbor taking the Grade 3 Violet and Seal Cove winning a listed stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack and a restricted stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Their dam, who has produced six winners from seven starters, placed in three stakes on the dirt and won over both surfaces.

Owner: Stuart S. Janney III

Trainer: Claude McGaughey III

Jockey: Luis Saez

 

JUBA (gray/roan colt, Tapit—Adoradancer, by Danzig Connection) is a half-brother to Saint Anddan, who won the Grade 2 Churchill Downs. Their dam won a single race, a dirt route, in 19 starts and placed in a turf sprint stakes. Adoradancer is a half-sister to Sensitivity, who won a listed stakes and placed in three black-type events in France; Luftikus, who took the Grade 3 Lone Star Park Handicap; and Diversa, who annexed the Busanda and Busher and finished third in the Grade 3 Next Move Handicap, all at Aqueduct.

Owner: Centennial Farms

Trainer: James Jerkens

Jockey: Rajiv Maragh

Sales history: $250,000 Keeneland September yearling

 

MONOPOLIZE (bay colt, Bernardini—Jaramar Rain, by Thunder Gulch) is out of a mare who won a listed stakes at Delaware Park and was second in the Grade 3 Sixty Sails Handicap. Jaramar Rain has produced four winners from five starters, including stakes-placed runners Imperial Council, who placed in the Grade 2 Peter Pan, Grade 2 Commonwealth, and Grade 3 Gotham; and Minesave, who earned black type in two stakes at Delta Downs and one race at Oaklawn Park.

Owner: Repole Stables

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: Rafael Bejarano

Sales history: $500,000 Keeneland April 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 1/5 seconds, video)

 

SEAN AND MATT (dark bay or brown colt, Rockport Harbor—Mary’s Dream, by Skywalker) is a half-brother to Dream of Summer, who won the Grade 1 Apple Blossom Handicap and four graded stakes total. Dream of Summer later produced Creative Cause, who won the Grade 1 Norfolk and finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Preakness. Six of eight starters out of Mary’s Dream have won.

Owner: MeB Racing Stables & Brooklyn Boyz Stables

Trainer: Dominick Schettino

Jockey: Pablo Morales

Sales history: $80,000 Keeneland September yearling

 

HERIDITARY (dark bay or brown colt, Medaglia d’Oro—Pleasant Home, by Seeking the Gold) is out of a mare who registered a 30-1 upset when she won the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff by 9 ¼ lengths. Pleasant Home, who has produced two winners from three starters, is a full-sister to Country Hideaway, who captured four graded stakes, including two editions of the Grade 2 Top Flight Handicap, and placed in three Grade 1 events. Pleasant Home has produced two winners from three starters.

Owner: Phipps Stable

Trainer: Claude McGaughey

Jockey: Junior Alvarado

 

Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, November 16, 2013

Jon Forbes

Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, November 16, 2013

Race 4, All 2-year-olds, One Mile, Dirt, 1:47 p.m.

MATTERHORN (bay colt, Tapit—Winter Garden, by Rahy) is a half-brother to Title Contender, who has won the Grade 3 Ohio Derby and Grade 3 British Columbia Derby. Title Contender is by Pulpit, the sire of Tapit. Matterhorn’s dam won the Grade 3 Bessarabian Handicap and Grade 3 George C. Hendrie, and was third in the Grade 1 Selene. All three foals out of Winter Garden to race have won.

Owner: Michael Tabor, John Magnier & Derrick Smith

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Jockey: John Velazquez

Sales history: $110,000 Keeneland September; $625,000 Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 3/5 seconds, video)

 

CONSISTENCY (chestnut colt, Lemon Drop Kid—Blushing Broad, by Broad Brush) is a half-brother to Love’s Blush, who won restricted stakes at Laurel Park on the dirt and the turf. Their dam placed in restricted stakes at Laurel and Pimlico and is a half-sister to Brushing Gloom (winner of the Grade 3 Fair Grounds Oaks) and Clash By Night (won four stakes, placed in the Grade 2 Ohio Derby and Grade 3 John B. Campbell). All three starters out of Blushing Broad have won.

Owner: James McIngvale

Trainer: William Turner, Jr.

Jockey: Alex Solis

Sales history: $75,000 Fasig-Tipton Timonium yearling

 

Race 9, All 2-year-olds, 1 1/16 Miles, Turf, 4:12 p.m.

WESTERN EXCHANGE (gray/roan colt, Exchange Rate—Western Vision, by Gone West) is a half-brother to The Rectifier, who won a listed stakes in England. The Rectifier is by Langfuhr, who, like Exchange Rate, is a son of Danzig. Their dam is an unraced half-sister to Rahys’ Appeal, who won the Grade 2 Top Flight Handicap and placed in the Grade 1 Santa Maria on the dirt, and placed in the Grade 2 San Gorgonio Handicap and Grade 3 Eatontown Handicap on the grass.

Owner: Peter Deutsch

Trainer: Christophe Clement

Jockey: Jose Lezcano

Sales history: $130,000 Keeneland November weanling; $180,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling

 

SEAL TEAM SIX (dark bay or brown colt, Distorted Humor—African Skies, by Johannesburg) is the first foal out of his dam, who won a Group 3 in England. Seal Team Six’s third dam, Matiya, won the Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas and placed in the Group 1 English 1000 Guineas, Group 1 Fillies’ Mile, and Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks).

Owner: Wounded Warrior Stables

Trainer: Gary Contessa

Jockey: Manuel Franco

Sales history: $180,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling; $240,000 Fasig-Tipton Timonium 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 2/5 seconds, video)