Friday, July 25, 2014
Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, July 26, 2014
Race 3, All 2-year-olds, six furlongs, dirt, 2:02 p.m.
THIRTYSILVERPIECES (dark bay or brown ridgling, Badge of Silver—Crumbs of Comfort, by Pulpit) is a half-brother to Amen Kitten, a son Kitten’s Joy whose accomplishments include a win in the Tropical Park Derby on the turf and was third in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby. The only other starter out of Crumbs of Comfort is winless in seven starts.
Owner: Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey
Trainer: Wesley Ward
Jockey: Robby Albarado
DA JENIUS (bay colt, Malibu Moon—Madcap Escapade, by Hennessy) is a half-brother to Mi Sueno, a daughter of Pulpit who in her brief career won the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante and Grade 3 Sorrento. Both Da Jenius and Madcap Escapade are by sons of A.P. Indy. Da Jenius’ dam was primarily a sprinter, but she did win the Grade 1 Ashland and was third in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks over a route of ground. She also won the Grade 2 Forward Gal, Grade 2 Shirley Jones Handicap, and Grade 3 Madison. Madcap Escapade is a half-sister to Grade 1 Ballerina winner Dubai Escapade.
Owner: Southern Equine Stable
Trainer: Eric Guillot
Jockey: Junior Alvarado
Sales history: $350,000 Keeneland September yearling
TODAY’S AGENDA (gray/roan colt, Monba—Alison’s Winner, by Pine Bluff) is a half-brother to Nellie Cashman, who took last year’s Grade 3 Virginia Oaks on the turf. Their dam, who has produced three winners from as many starters, won two stakes at Thistledown and a single stakes at Mountaineer.
Owner: Alex & JoAnn Lieblong
Trainer: Anthony Dutrow
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Sales history: $75,000 OBS August yearling; $180,000 OBS March 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 2/5 seconds, video)
CAPTAIN MOSS (bay colt, Quality Road—Deal of the Decade, by Tiznow) is out of an unplaced half-sister to Clear Mandate, who earned Grade 1 victories in the Shuvee Handicap, Spinster, and John A. Morris; Dream Scheme, who took the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Distaff Handicap; and A Diehl, a two-time winner of the listed J. Kenneth Self Shelby County Boys and Girls Club Stakes at Indiana Downs. Captain Moss’ second dam, Dream Deal, won the Grade 1 Monmouth Oaks and was a half-sister to Grade 1 Belmont Stakes winner Crème Fraiche.
Owner: Hurricane Boys & Richard Pell
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
Jockey: Joe Bravo
Sales history: $100,000 Keeneland September yearling
ALDRIN (chestnut colt, Malibu Moon—Tap Your Heels, by Unbridled) is a half-brother to Grade 1 Wood Memorial winner and top sire Tapit and to two-time stakes-placed runner Overandabeauty. Both Aldrin and Tapit are by sons of A.P. Indy, with Tapit being a son of Pulpit. Aldrin’s dam won a restricted at Colonial Downs and is a half-sister to three-time Grade 1 winner Rubiano.
Owner: Mt. Brilliant Farm, Gainesway Stable & Robert LaPenta
Trainer: Chad Brown
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Sales history: $1 million Keeneland April 2-year-old (one furlong in 9 4/5 seconds, video)
COMPETITIVE EDGE(bay colt, Super Saver—Magdalena’s Chase, by Cape Town) is the first foal out of his dam, a sprinter who placed in stakes at Remington Park, Sunland Park, and Turf Paradise.
Owner: Nancy Favreau & Kathy Psoinos
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: John Velazquez
Sales history: $750,000 Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 seconds, video)
FORBES’ FIRSTERS ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for Forbes’ Firsters, a first-time starter running in a non-statebred race must meet at least one of the following criteria:
? Is out of a graded-stakes-winning mare
? Is a sibling to a graded-stakes winner
? Is out of a Grade 1-placed mare
? Is a sibling to a Grade 1-placed runner
? Is out of a black-type earning mare who earned at least $300,000
? Is a sibling to a black-type earner who has earned at least $300,000
? Has a second dam who was a Grade 1 winner
? Has a second dam who produced a Grade 1 winner
? Sold for at least $300,000 at auction
Forbes’ Firsters is a collaboration among Jon Forbes, Susie Raisher, and Lily Pierce