Thursday, September 12, 2013
Forbes’ Firsters for Friday, September 13, 2013
Race 2, All 2-year-olds, 1 1/16 Miles, Turf, 1:36 p.m.
HIGH HEEL KITTEN (bay filly, Kitten’s Joy—High Chant, by War Chant) is a full-sister to Csaba, who has won the Grade 3 Fred W. Hooper Handicap and Grade 3 Hal’s Hope on the dirt. Csaba is winless in three turf starts. All three foals out of High Chant to race have won, with one having prevailed on the turf. High Chant won three races herself, two on the dirt and one on the turf.
Owner: Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey
Trainer: Chad Brown
Jockey: Javier Castellano
MARIE ANTOINETTE (dark bay or brown filly, Stormy Atlantic—Parisian Affair, by Mr. Greeley) is out of a mare who won a minor stakes at the Meadowlands on the grass. Parisian Affair is a half-sister to Elusive City, who captured France’s Group 1 Prix Morny for 2-year-olds, and has produced Crimson China, who took a minor turf stakes at Monmouth Park.
Owner: Michael Ryan
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: John Velazquez
Sales history: $160,000 Keeneland September yearling
TIZ A DYNAFORMER (gray/roan filly, Dynaformer—Lauren’s Tizzy, by Tiznow) is out of a mare who won a stakes at Saratoga for New York-breds. Lauren’s Tizzy, winless in two turf starts, has produced one other horse of racing age, Celebrated Talent, who broke his maiden in a sprint on the dirt in August at Saratoga. Tiz a Dynaformer’s second dam, won a minor stakes going two turns on the turf and a minor stakes in a sprint on the dirt. Both stakes wins came at Calder.
Owner: Live Oak Plantation
Trainer: William Mott
Jockey: Junior Alvarado
Sales history: $230,000 Keeneland September yearling