Friday, October 11, 2013
Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, October 12, 2013
Race 1, All 2-year-olds, 6 ½ Furlongs, Dirt, 12:50 p.m.
REACH FOR YIELD (chestnut colt, Curlin—Lucky Soph, by Cozzene) is a half-brother to Lucky Pulpit, who won a minor turf sprint stakes at Arlington Park and was second in the Grade 2 Santa Catalina over a route of ground on the dirt. Another half-brother, Drewman, placed in a pair of route stakes. Their dam is a winning daughter of two-time Grade 3 winner Lucky Spell, who also produced English Group 3 winner Merlins Charm and Goldspell, who took a restricted stakes at Del Mar. Lucky Spell also produced Trolley Song, the dam of Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile victor Unbridled’s Song.
Owner: Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence
Trainer: Chad Brown
Jockey: Jose Ortiz
Sales history: $150,000 Keeneland September yearling
RED KNOT (dark bay or brown colt, Birdstone—Kentucky Whisper, by Southern Halo) is a half-brother to a pair of turf stakes winners: Love to Tell, who captured stakes at Louisiana Downs, the Fair Grounds, and Sam Houston; and Volcat, who annexed last year’s Grade 3 Virginia Oaks. Two additional half-siblings, Economic Swoon and Special Skills, are stakes placed. Their dam is an unraced half-sister to Setareh, who won two restricted stakes and was third in the Grade 1 Vanity Handicap.
Owner: Black Swan Stable & Barry Schwartz
Trainer: Allen Iwinski
Jockey: Manuel Franco
Sales history: $100,000 Keeneland September yearling
SMARTY BURNS (chestnut colt, Smart Strike—Mon Belle, by Maria’s Mon) is a half-brother to Supreme, a turf sprinter who won a minor stakes at Colonial Downs and was second in the Grade 3 Royal North at Woodbine. He also won a pair of sprints on the dirt. His dam is a winning full-sister to 2001 Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos.
Owner: Stonestreet Stables
Trainer: William Mott
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Sales history: $900,000 Keeneland September yearling