Thursday, September 11, 2014
Forbes’ Firsters for Friday, September 12, 2014
Race 1, All 2-year-olds, one mile, dirt, 1:05 p.m.
TALE OF FANCY (bay colt, Tale of Ekati—Fancy Clancy, by Rahy) is out of a three-time winning half-sister to Joyeaux Danseur, who took the Grade 1 Early Times Turf Classic; and Doubles Partner, victorious in the Grade 3 Anne Arundel. Fancy Clancy, who won exclusively on the turf, has produced eight winners from nine starters, among them Fancy Fusaichi, winner of the listed Iowa Distaff Breeders’ Cup; Fancy Point, who won the P.G. Johnson and was third in the Grade 3 Miss Grillo on the turf as a juvenile; El Commodore, who placed in four graded stakes on the grass; Powerchord, second in a minor stakes at Calder Race Course; and Fancy Ribbons, third earlier this year in a restricted stakes at Woodbine.
Owner: Charles Fipke
Trainer: Barclay Tagg
Jockey: Rajiv Maragh
Race 3, 2-year-old fillies, six furlongs, dirt, 2:07 p.m.
CARIOCA GIRL (dark bay or brown filly, Malibu Moon—Double Trouble, by Wild Event) is out of a mare who won the Grade 1 Santa Maria Handicap on a synthetic surface and a Group 2 race on the turf in Brazil. Double Trouble has produced two other foals, and both are unraced.
Owner: Patricia Bozano
Trainer: Chad Brown
Jockey: Javier Castellano
PARIS BIKINI (bay filly, Bernardini—Lacadena, by Fasliyev) is out of a mare who was second in a listed stakes on Woodbine’s synthetic surface. She has produced two starters, with her lone winner, America, being Grade 1 placed after finishing a distant third in this year’s Mother Goose.
Owner: Bobby Flay
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: John Velazquez
PURPOSE OF LIFE (bay filly, Malibu Moon—Chapena, by Fusaichi Pegasus) is out of an unraced half-sister to Chaposa Springs, winner of the Grade 1 Test and Grade 1 Ballerina; and Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap victor You and I. Chapena has produced two winners from four starters, including who is Camille, who captured a restricted stakes over the Ocala Training Center’s synthetic surface. Purpose of Life’s second dam, La Chaposa, was named Champion Sprinter in Peru, where she won a pair of Group 1 races.
Owner: Sagamore Farm
Trainer: H. Graham Motion
Jockey: Jose Ortiz
Sales history: $220,000 Fasig-Tipton Timonium 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 3/5 seconds, video)
FORBES’ FIRSTERS ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for Forbes’ Firsters, a first-time starter running in a non-statebred race must meet at least one of the following criteria:
* Is out of a graded-stakes-winning mare
* Is a sibling to a graded-stakes winner
* Is out of a Grade 1-placed mare
* Is a sibling to a Grade 1-placed runner
* Is out of a black-type earning mare who earned at least $300,000
* Is a sibling to a black-type earner who has earned at least $300,000
* Has a second dam who was a Grade 1 winner
* Has a second dam who produced a Grade 1 winner
* Sold for at least $300,000 at auction