Saturday, October 12, 2013
Forbes’ Firsters for Sunday, October 13, 2013
Race 1, 2-year-old Fillies, 6 ½ Furlongs, Dirt, 12:50 p.m.
MISS MELINDA (dark bay or brown filly, Malibu Moon—Black Escort, by Southern Halo) is out of a turf runner who won a listed stakes and was group stakes placed in France. She also placed in a pair of stakes in the United States. Black Escort, a half-sister to a pair of stakes-placed runners in France, has produced two winners from three starters, one on the dirt. One of them, Black Snowflake, placed in two stakes in England as a 2-year-old.
Owner: Fager Stable
Trainer: William Mott
Jockey: Junior Alvarado
Sales history: $100,000 Keeneland September yearling
GOLDEN MARIA (dark bay or brown filly, Tiznow—Golden Dawn, by Hennessy) is out of a sprinter who took the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie Handicap. Golden Maria will be the first starter for Golden Dawn, a daughter of Paved in Gold, who took the Grade 2 Astarita as a juvenile.
Owner: L and M Racing Stables
Trainer: LeRoy Jolley, Jr.
Jockey: Phil Teator
Sales history: $45,000 Keeneland September yearling; $60,000 OBS April 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 2/5 seconds, video)
FLATBOW (chestnut filly, Broken Vow—Kootenai, by Deputy Minister) is a half-brother to Lime Rickey, who placed in the Grade 2 Colonial Turf Cup and Grade 3 Palm Beach on the grass. Their dam is placed daughter of three-time Grade 1 winner Classy Cathy (Ashland, Alabama, Gazelle) and is a daughter of English Group 2 winner Placerville. Kootenai has produced three winners from five starters.
Owner: Green Hills Farm Inc.
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: John Velazquez
Sales history: $75,000 Fasig-Tipton October yearling; $375,000 Keeneland April 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 seconds, video)
Race 7, 2-year-old Fillies, Six Furlongs, Turf, 4:02 p.m.
TOUCH THE STAR (chestnut filly, Tapit—Willstar, by Nureyev) is a half-sister to Etoile Montante, who captured the Group 1 Prix de la Foret in France and won the Grade 2 Palomar Handicap and was Grade 1 placed in the United States. Their dam, who has produced six winners from 10 starters, is a winning half-sister to Hometown Queen, a dirt runner who won a listed stakes and placed in three Grade 1 events; and turf filly Revasser, who took the Grade 2 Tidal Handicap, finished third in the Grade 1 Santa Barbara Handicap, and placed in group stakes in France and Italy. Touch the Star’s third dam is Champion Three-Year-Old Filly Chris Evert.
Owner: Juddmonte Farms
Trainer: William Mott
Jockey: Jose Lezcano
ANEA (chestnut filly, Unbridled’s Song—Desire to Excel, by Mt. Livermore) is out of a dam who won the listed Astoria on the dirt as a 2-year-old and the Honest Lady Handicap over the all-weather as a 3-year-old. She was unplaced in her lone turf try. Her only other foal of racing age is Artest, who won the listed Quick Call, a turf sprint.
Owner: Dennis Narlinger
Trainer: Anthony Dutrow
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
ALICE AND TRIXIE (dark bay or brown filly, Bob and John—Reallyaroan, by Imperial Falcon) is a half-sister to sprinter A Rose for You, who won a restricted stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. Their dam won a restricted route stakes at Hoosier Park has produced three winners from five starters, one on turf.
Owner: Harold Lerner LLC
Trainer: Gary Contessa
Jockey: Jose Ortiz
Sales history: $30,000 Keeneland November weanling; $50,000 OBS April 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 3/5 seconds, video)