Thursday, July 11, 2013
Forbes’ Firsters for Friday, July 12, 2013
Race 2, All 2-year-olds, 5 ½ Furlongs, Dirt 3:30 p.m.
H TOWN BROWN (bay colt, Big Brown—Elbow, by Woodman) is a half-brother to D’ Funnybone, who as a 2-year-old debuted an easy winner at Calder and won the Grade 2 Saratoga Special by 10 ½ lengths and the Grade 2 Futurity by 4 ¾ lengths. At 3, D’ Funnybone added scores in the Grade 2 Hutcheson, Grade 2 Swale, and Grade 2 Woody Stephens. Another half-sibling to H Town Brown, Dr. Kathy, won a minor stakes at the Meadowlands and was third in the Grade 2 Demoiselle.
Owner: Jake Ballis
Trainer: Eddie Kenneally
Jockey: John Velazquez
Sales history: $145,000 Keeneland September yearling
KINGOFGOLDSTREET (chestnut colt, Street Cry—In the Gold, by Golden Missile) is out of a mare who won the Grade 2 Beaumont sprinting and the Grade 1 Gazelle going long and also placed in the Grade 1 Acorn and Grade 1 Test. High Blitz, a half-brother to In the Gold, won two stakes at Monmouth Park and one stakes at Mountaineer. In the Gold has produced two other foals to race, with the lone winner being claimer Golden Causeway.
Owner: Live Oak Plantation
Trainer: Thomas Albertrani
Jockey: Jose Lezcano
Race 4, All 2-year-olds, Six Furlongs, Turf, 4:30 p.m.
SCORIA (chestnut colt, Giant’s Causeway—Winning Season, by Lemon Drop Kid) is out of a mare who took the restricted Raging Fever and finished third in the Grade 2 Demoiselle at Aqueduct as a 2-year-old. A half-sister to Winning Season, Laguna Seca, won a listed stakes and was third in the Grade 2 Railbird at Hollywood Park. Two of Winning Season’s three foals to race have won, one on the grass.
Owner: Waterville Lake Stable
Trainer: Christophe Clement
Jockey: Rajiv Maragh
STREET GENT (bay colt, Street Sense—Gen Corp Purposes, by Beau Genius) is a half-brother to Beau Dare, who captured the one-mile Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies as a 2-year-old and three sprint stakes as a 5-year-old. One of those sprint stakes wins, the Candy Éclair at Monmouth Park, was contested on the turf. A half-brother to Street Gent, Turfiste, won stakes and was Grade 3-placed on the turf and over the all-weather. Their dam is a winning full-sister to Gentleman Beau, who won the Grade 3 Belmont Breeders’ Cup Handicap via disqualification, and a half-sister to restricted stakes winner Do’s and Don’ts.
Owner: Treadway Racing Stable
Trainer: Leah Gyarmati
Jockey: Alex Solis
Sales history: $80,000 Keeneland September yearling
GENERAL JACK (chestnut colt, Giant’s Causeway—J’ray, by Distant View) is the second foal out of his dam, who won eight stakes, all on the grass. Four came in graded stakes: the Grade 2 Canadian, Grade 3 Matchmaker, Grade 3 Bayou Handicap, and Grade 3 My Charmer. Her only other foal has a single win in seven starts, a maiden claiming score going long on the dirt at Finger Lakes.
Owner: Thomas F. Conway & Michael J. Maker
Trainer: Michael Maker
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Sales history: $200,000 Keeneland April 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 2/5 seconds, video)
MARIA’S DUNKIRK (bay colt, Dunkirk— Mischievious, by Maria’s Mon) is the first foal out of his dam, whose lone win came on the turf. Mischievious is a half-sister to Diabolical, who won the Grade 2 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, Group 3 Mahab Al Shimaal, and Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Handicap. He also captured a turf stakes, the Nick Shuk Memorial at Delaware Park. A half-sister to Mischievious, What a Name, has won a pair of Group 3 races and was second in the Group 1 Grand Criterium in France.
Owner: McConnell Racing Stable & Leo Green
Trainer: Gary Contessa
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Sales history: $50,000 Keeneland November weanling; $150,000 Keeneland September yearling, $75,000 OBS March 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 3/5 seconds, video)