Thursday, June 19, 2014
Forbes’ Firsters for Friday, June 20, 2014
Race 4, All 2-year-olds, $100,000 Tremont, 5 ½ furlongs, 4:02 p.m.
JAMAALAREE (chestnut filly, Congaree—Crafty Vanessa, by Crafty Prospector), a filly facing males, is out of an unplaced full-sister to More Crafty, who won a pair of sprint stakes at Golden Gate Fields. Crafty Vanessa has one other foal of racing age, Impressive Vanessa, who has one win in 12 starts, an $8,000 maiden claiming victory at Golden Gate.
Owner: Victor George Bahna, Jr.
Trainer: Wesley Ward
Jockey: Abel Lezcano
KING RONTOS (gray/roan colt, Unbridled’s Song—Distant Roar, by Storm Cat) is a half-brother to Butterfly McQueen, who was second in a listed stakes at Chantilly in France. Three of six foals out of Distant Roar, a daughter of Canadian Champion older female and Grade 1 Spinster heroine Wilderness Song, have won.
Owner: Rontos Racing Stable Corp.
Trainer: Rudy Rodriguez
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Sales history: $150,000 Keeneland September yearling