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Forbes' Firsters

Forbes’ Firsters is a series that takes a glance at the pedigrees and sales histories of select 2-year-olds who are making their debuts in maiden special weight races at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, or Saratoga Race Course. Many of history’s best horses have commenced their careers in New York, and Forbes’ Firsters will help fans find the stars of tomorrow as they head postward for the first time.

 

FORBES’ FIRSTERS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

Jon Forbes

RACE 4, ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDS, SIX FURLONGS, 2:26 P.M.

 

CIRCLE CITY (dark bay/brown colt, A.P. Indy—Miss Halory, by Mr. Prospector) looks to
become the fifth winner from as many foals to race out of his dam, a winning half-sister to Grade
2 Blue Grass winner Halory Hunter, Irish Group 2 winner Van Nistelrooy, and Grade 3 winners
Brushed Halory and Key Lory. Miss Halory’s best foal to date is Stormalory, who took the
Grade 3 Transylvania on the turf.

Owner: Darley Stable
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Jockey: Ramon Dominguez

 

SECRET BID (bay colt, Street Cry—Inside Information, by Private Account) is out of the
Champion Older Mare who posted Grade 1 wins in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Spinster, Ashland,
Ruffian Handicap, Acorn, and Shuvee Handicap. Two of four foals out of Inside Information to
race have won, including Champion Three-Year-Old Filly Smuggler, victorious in the Grade 1
Coaching Club American Oaks and Grade 1 Mother Goose. Illicit, an unraced daughter of Inside
Information, produced dual graded stakes winner Gone Astray. Inside Information is a half-sister
to Educated Risk, who earned Grade 1 scores in the Frizette and Top Flight Handicap.

Owner: Phipps Stable
Trainer: Claude McGaughey, III
Jockey: Javier Castellano

 

LITTLE DISTORTED (Distorted Humor—Asbeautifulasyou, by A.P. Indy) is the first foal
out of his dam, whose lone win in four starts came in a maiden special weight at Laurel Park.
Asbeautifulasyou is a daughter of Santa Catarina, who earned Grade 1 placings in the Del Mar
Debutante, Frizette, and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile as a 2-year-old before going on to win the Grade
2 Hollywood Oaks and finish second in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks at 3.

Owner: Kuehne Racing
Trainer: Michael Mareina
Jockey: Rajiv Maragh
Sales history: $180,000 Keeneland September yearling

 

BOLD DANCE (gray/roan colt, Pulpit—Quiet Dance, by Quiet American) is a half-brother to
Horse of the Year and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Saint Liam, a four-time Grade 1 winner.
Other half-siblings to Bold Dance include Grade 2 Molly Pitcher victress Quiet Giant and Grade
3 Bay Meadows Derby winner Congressionalhonor. Quiet Dance herself was a black-type
earner, finishing second in the Grade 2 Demoiselle for juvenile fillies and winning a restricted
stakes at Pimlico as a 4-year-old.

Owner: Besilu Stables
Trainer: William Mott
Jockey: Junior Alvarado