Saturday, October 05, 2013
Forbes’ Firsters for Sunday, October 6, 2013
Race 1, All 2-year-olds, Six Furlongs, Dirt, 12:50 p.m.
HOOK EM (chestnut colt, Giant’s Causeway—Mattieandmorgan, by Smart Strike) is the first foal out of his dam, who was winless in seven starts. Mattieandmorgan is a half-sister to four turf stakes winners. Topping the list are Shakespeare, who won the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational and Grade 1 Woodbine mile, and Perfect Shirl, who upset the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Fantastic Shirl, meanwhile, won the restricted De La Rose and placed in a pair of graded stakes, and Lady Shakespeare took the Grade 2 New York and Grade 3 Bewitch.
Owner: James McIngvale
Trainer: William Turner, Jr.
Jockey: Edgar Prado
Sales history: $100,000 Keeneland September yearling
CAIRO PRINCE (gray/roan colt, Pioneerof the Nile—Holy Bubbette, by Holy Bull) is out of a sprinter who won stakes at Woodbine and Louisiana and was third in a Grade 3 at Calder Race Course. Holy Bubbette has produced three winners from as many foals to race, including stakes-placed runners Nonna Mia (third in the Grade 1 Frizette and Grade 3 Tempted) and Holdin Bullets (second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint).
Owner: Paul Braverman, Terrence Murray, Harvey Clarke, et al.
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Jockey: Luis Saez
Sales history: $200,000 Keeneland January yearling; $250,000 Keeneland September yearling
Race 2, 2-year-old Fillies, Six Furlongs, Dirt, 1:22 p.m.
STATE VISIT (bay filly, Tiz Wonderful—Sheba Queen, by Empire Maker) is the first foal out of her unraced dam, a half-sister to four-time graded stakes-winning turfer Starformer (Grade 2 New York, Grade 3 Robert G. Dick Memorial, Grade 3 Long Island Handicap, Grade 3 The Very One). State Visit’s second dam, Etoile Montante, 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.
Owner: Juddmonte Farms
Trainer: William Mott
Jockey: Jose Lezcano
JULIE NAPP (dark bay or brown filly, Curlin—Garden District, by Dixie Union) is the first foal out of her dam, who won the Grade 3 Debutante as a 2-year-old. Julie Napp’s second dam, Brisquette, placed in four stakes, including a Grade 3.
Owner: MeB Racing Stables & Brooklyn Boyz Stables
Trainer: Dominick Schettino
Jockey: Luis Saez
Sales history: $215,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling
CO COLA (chestnut filly, Candy Ride—Yong Musician, by Yonaguska) is out of a winning half-sister to Canadian Champion Three-Year-Old Filly Kimchi, who won the restricted Woodbine Oaks and Bison City for 3-year-old fillies. Yong Musician’s only other foal to race has one win in four starts.
Owner: Bortolazzo Stable
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Sales history: $75,000 Keeneland November weanling; $59,000 Fasig-Tipton October yearling