Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Race 1, 2-year-old fillies, 6 furlongs, turf, 1:30pm
NOBLE READY (dark bay/brown filly, More Than Ready – Aristocratic Lady, by Kris S.), is the fifth foal to race out of the winning Kris S. mare Aristocratic Lady, who won 2 of 12 starts for earnings of $86,594. Unraced as a juvenile, Aristocratic Lady started out her career in France before shipping to America for Vinery Stables. Her only victory in the states came in an allowance race at Churchill Downs, going 1 1/8 miles in a race that was taken off the turf and moved to the main track. Of her previous four starters to run, three are blacktype, including a pair of stakes winners, Western Aristocrat and Zindaya. Western Artistocrat was victorious in the G1 Jamaica Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on the Belmont Park turf before finishing third in the G1 Hollywood Derby at 1 ¼ miles on the turf at Hollywood. Zindaya, who is a full sister to Noble Ready, finished second in a pair of maiden races as a two-year-old before showing signs of improvement. As a four-year-old, she was victorious in the License Fee Stakes (6f, turf, Belmont) and the Intercontinental Stakes (7f, turf, Belmont) for trainer Christophe Clement. After being sold at auction in November of last year and transferred to the barn of Chad Brown, she repeated as winner of the Intercontinental on this first day of this year’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Aristocratic Lady is also the dam of stakes placed Eckersley, the third place finisher in the G3 All American Stakes, going 1 mile on the turf at Golden Gate. Sire More Than Ready broke his maiden impressively in his debut at 2, in route to a total of five wins that year in, including the G3 Tremont at Belmont and G2 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga, both on the dirt. More Than Ready won the G1 King’s Bishop Stakes, 7 furlongs on the dirt, at Saratoga as a three-year-old. Although he never tried the turf, his progeny has won 13% of their grass starts and 11% of their first start overall.
Owner: Cheyenne Stables LLC
Trainer: Christophe Clement
Jockey: Manuel Franco
Sales History: $180,000 Keeneland November weanling
FAST FRANNY (dark bay/brown filly, Freud – Frankly Fran, by d’Accord) is the 10th foal out of the winning mare Frankly Fran, who won 4 of 21 starts for earnings of $36,635. Of her 9 prior foals, 7 have started, with 5 of those winning, including four full siblings to this runner, led by Franny Freud. Franny Freud won 8 of her 11 career starts, including victories in the G1 Prioress Stakes at Belmont on the dirt and the G2 Beaumont Stakes on the all-weather at Keeneland, Another full sibling to this runner, Sol the Freud was stakes-placed as a two-year-old, finishing second in the New York Stallion Series Stakes. Sire Freud was winless in three starts as a juvenile in England. His progeny has only won 8% of their first starts, but they do win 12% of their total turf starts.
Owner: Winter Park Partners and Paradise Farms Corp.
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
Jockey: Luis Saez
COASTED (bay filly, Tizway – Malibu Pier, by Malibu Moon) is the second foal out of the graded-stakes winning mare Malibu Pier, who won 6 of her 14 starts for earnings of $466,200. Unraced as a two-year-old, Malibu Pier won her debut at three before going on to finish second in the G1 La Brea Stakes going 7 furlongs on the dirt at Santa Anita later that year. As a 4YO, she won the G2 Santa Ana Stakes (1 1/8 miles, turf, Santa Anita), the G2 Santa Barbara Handicap (1 ¼ miles, turf, Santa Anita), and the G3 Beverly Hills Handicap (1 ¼ miles, turf, Hollywood Park). Her only prior foal, Malibu Stacy, is a full sister to this runner. Malibu Stacy was 0-4 as a 2YO and has never tried the turf, but was victorious in her second outing at 3, taking a Maiden Special Weight at Belmont a few weeks ago, sprinting on the dirt. Tizway was winless in one start as a juvenile, and was best known for winning the Met Mile and Whitney Handicap as a 6 year old at Belmont and Saratoga, respectively. His foals have won 7% of their debuts, and 10% of their overall turf starts.
Owner: Treadway Racing Stable
Trainer: Leah Gyarmati
Jockey: Jose Lezcano
Sales History: $210,000 Keeneland September yearling
* 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