Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Forbes’ Firsters for Thursday, November 7, 2013
Race 1, All 2-year-olds, 1 1/18 Miles, Dirt, 12:20 p.m.
CASPIAN SEA (dark bay or brown colt, Street Cry—Sea Chanter, by War Chant) is the first foal out of his dam, who raced primarily on the grass and won the Grade 3 Miesque as a 2-year-old and three other turf stakes. In six dirt starts, she won once, taking a restricted stakes at Belmont Park.
Owner: Darley Stable
Trainer: Thomas Albertrani
Jockey: Luis Saez
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)