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Forbes' Firsters

Forbes’ Firsters is a series that takes a glance at the pedigrees and sales histories of select 2-year-olds who are making their debuts in maiden special weight races at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, or Saratoga Race Course. Many of history’s best horses have commenced their careers in New York, and Forbes’ Firsters will help fans find the stars of tomorrow as they head postward for the first time.

 

FORBES’ FIRSTERS FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Jon Forbes

RACE 2, TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLIES, SEVEN FURLONGS, DIRT, 1:32 P.M.

 

CUE THE MOON (2yo bay filly, Malibu Moon—Red Hot Bertie, by Tabasco Cat) is a half-sister to Red Hot Buddha, who won a minor stakes on dirt at the Fair Grounds as a 2-year-old and the listed Inaugural Stakes on Tapeta at Presque Isle as a 3-year-old. All four of Red Hot Bertie’s foals, which also include stakes-placed runners Knock Out Bertie and Red Hot Maria, have won. Red Hot Bertie is a winning half-sister to Allamerican Bertie, who captured four graded stakes and was second in the Grade 1 Alabama, and Hurricane Bertie, whose three graded stakes wins include the Grade 2 Prioress and who was third in the Grade 1 Ballerina Handicap. Cue the Moon was the second most expensive of 47 yearlings by her sire to sell at auction in 2011.

Owner: Spendthrift Farm LLC
Trainer: Harold James Bond
Jockey: Ramon Dominguez

 

ANTIPATHY (2yo bay filly, A.P. Indy—Love Style, by Mr. Prospector) is a half-sister to Scat Daddy, who won the Grade 1 Champagne as a 2-year-old and the Grade 1 Florida Derby as a 3-year-old, and minor stakes winner Grand Daddy. Love Style is an unraced daughter of Grade 1 Las Virgenes heroine Likeable Style, who is also the dam of minor stakes winner Grat, who in turn produced Grade 2 La Jolla Handicap victor Old Time Hockey.

Owner: Darley Stable
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.