Friday, August 02, 2013
Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, August 3, 2013
Race 7, All 2-year-olds, Six Furlongs, Dirt, 4:07 p.m.
BOLD VISIONARY (gray/roan filly, Rockport Harbor—Freshwater Pearl, by Alzao) is out of a mare who won a stakes on turf in Ireland in her debut, which came in June of her 2-year-old season. Freshwater Pearl is a full-sister to Alexis, a Grade 3 winner on the turf in the United States who also won stakes in France and Canada, and Miss Helga, who took a listed stakes in Ireland. As a broodmare, Freshwater Pearl has produced five winners from eight starters, including Pure Incentive, who placed in three stakes on the grass at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.
Owner: Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey
Trainer: Michael Maker
Jockey: Rajiv Maragh
Sales history: $40,000 Keeneland September yearling
BIG AIR (dark bay/brown colt, More Than Ready—Taj Aire, by Taj Alriyadh) is a half-sister to five black-type earners, topped by three-time graded stakes winning sprinter Elusive Diva, who won three races apiece on the dirt and turf. Elusive Diva took the Grade 3 Railbird on the dirt and the Grade 3 Las Cienegas Handicap and Grade 3 Senator Ken Maddy Handicap going down the hill at Santa Anita. Big Air is also a half-sister to stakes winners R. Baggio and Handyman Bill.
Owner: Calumet Farm
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Jockey: Joe Rocco, Jr.
Sales history: $140,000 Keeneland November weanling