Thursday, August 15, 2013
Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, August 17, 2013
Race 2, All 2-year-olds, 6 ½ Furlongs, Dirt, 2:00 p.m.
REBRANDED (bay colt, Tiznow—Bayou Breeze, by A.P. Indy) is out of a mare who won a route stakes at Monmouth Park as a 3-year-old. Bayou Breeze has a half-brother, Meteorologist, who has won stakes going long on dirt in Japan. Bayou Breeze has produced two named foals of racing age, both multiple winners.
Owner: Newtown Anner Stud
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: John Velazquez
Sales history: $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 3/5 seconds, video)
TAPITURE (chestnut colt, Tapit—Free Spin, by Olympio) is a full-brother to Retap, who won a sprint stakes at Sunland Park and was second in the Grade 3 Kentucky Cup Juvenile over a route of ground as a 2-year-old, and Remit, who captured a pair of two-turn stakes at Prairie Meadows. All three starters out of Free Spin have won. Free Spin herself won three races, all sprints.
Owner: Ron Winchell
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
Jockey: Ron Winchell
LONG WATER (gray/roan colt, Elusive Quality—Round Pond, by Awesome Again) is the second foal out of the 2005 Grade 1 Acorn and 2006 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner. Round Pond’s only other foal of racing age, Long River, broke his maiden as a 2-year-old in a route race last December at Aqueduct Racetrack and is unplaced in a pair of graded stakes starts.
Owner: Darley Stable
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Jockey: Joseph Rocco, Jr.