Sunday, September 22, 2013
Forbes’ Firsters for Thursday, September 26, 2013
Race 8, 2-year-old Fillies, Seven Furlongs, Turf, 4:45 p.m.
GINABLU (bay filly, Bluegrass Cat—Just a Ginny, by Go for Gin) is a half-sister to four stakes winners, including turf runner Logic Way, who in the United States won the Mohawk Handicap for New York-breds and was second in the Grade 2 W.L. McKnight Handicap. After being sent overseas, he won the non-black-type His Highness The Emir’s Trophy in Qatar. The other stakes winners out of Just a Ginny are Big Truck, who took the Grade 3 Tampa Bay Derby, Puerto Rican stakes winner Be a Ginny, and Marketway, who captured a stakes at Hastings Park. Just a Ginny herself won two races on the dirt and one on the turf.
Owner: Lakland Farm
Trainer: William Mott
Jockey: Junior Alvarado
WALK CLOSE (bay filly, Tapit—Spring Awakening, by In Excess) is out of a mare who won two stakes in Southern California as a 2-year-old and was second in Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante, all over synthetic surfaces. Spring Awakening, a half-sister to turf stakes winner Cat’s Cat, has one other foal of racing age, Oxford Babes, who was third in an Indiana Downs turf race in her only start to date.
Owner: Lindsay H. LaRoche
Trainer: Christophe Clement
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Sales history: $180,000 Keeneland September yearling