Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Forbes’ Firsters for Thursday, August 15, 2013
Race 3, All 2-year-olds, Five Furlongs, Dirt, 2:00 p.m.
TONY B (chestnut colt, Old Fashioned—Teruko, by Coronado’s Quest) is out of a mare who has produced two winners from two starters, including Safe Trip, who has won stakes at Sunland Park and Zia Park and was second in the Grade 3 Jersey Shore at Monmouth Park. Teruko is a winning half-sister to Grade 3 Honorable Miss heroine Willa On the Move and listed stakes winner Grecian Maiden.
Owner: My Meadowview Farm
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
Jockey: Luis Saez
Sales history: $100,000 Fasig-Tipton July yearling; $500,000 Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-old (two furlongs in 21 2/5 seconds, video)
DIVINE ENERGY (gray/roan colt, Tapit—Pure Symmetry, by Storm Cat) is out of a placed daughter of Hall of Famer Serena’s Song, who won 12 Grade 1 races between the ages of 2 and 4, including the Haskell Invitational Handicap against males. As a broodmare, Serena’s Song produced stakes winners Sophisticate (Group 1), Grand Reward (Grade 2), Harlington (Grade 2), Schramsberg (Grade 3), and Serena’s Tune. Pure Symmetry has produced two winners from as many starters.
Owner: WinStar Farm
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Sales history: $390,000 Keeneland September yearling