Thursday, September 26, 2013
Forbes’ Firsters for Saturday, September 28, 2013
Race 2, All 2-year-olds, Seven Furlongs, Dirt, 1:36 p.m.
PACHELBEL (bay colt, Distorted Humor—Music Note, by A.P. Indy) is the first foal out of his dam, who won five Grade 1 races. As a 3-year-old, Music Note won the Mother Goose, Coaching Club American Oaks, and Gazelle, was second by a nose in the Alabama, and finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. At 4, she added a win in the Beldame Invitational and cut back in distance to take the Ballerina. Music Note is a half-sister to Musical Chimes, who won the Group 1 Poule D'Essai Des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) before coming to the United States to post wins in the Grade 1 John C. Mabee Handicap and Grade 2 Oak Tree Mile.
Owner: Darley Stable
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Race 3, All 2-year-olds, 1 1/16 Miles, Turf, 2:07 p.m.
GENUINE FLARE (dark bay or brown colt, Tiznow—True Flare, by Capote) is a half-brother to Art Master, who on the turf won a pair of Group 3 races in France and the Grade 3 Poker Handicap in the United States. He also is a half-brother to Indian Flare, who won the Grade 2 Vagrancy Handicap on the dirt and a restricted stakes going down the hill on the turf at Santa Anita, and dirt runner Latent Heat, who took the Grade 1 Malibu and Grade 2 San Carlos. Their dam ran on the turf, winning two listed stakes and placing in a Group 3 in France. After being sent to the U.S., she captured the Grade 2 Rare Perfume and finished third in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks. True Flare is a full-sister to Capital Secret (Group 3 winner in Germany), and a half-sister to River Flare (two-time listed winner and Group 3 placed in France) and War Zone (Group 3 winner in France and Grade 3 winner in the United States). She also is a half-sister to Apple of Kent, who won the Grade 2 Shuvee Handicap and was third in the Grade 1 Hempstead Handicap on the dirt.
Owner: Juddmonte Farms
Trainer: William Mott
Jockey: Junior Alvarado
SIR J. J. (gray/roan colt, Lemon Drop Kid—Destiny Calls, by With Approval) is out of a mare who won six stakes for Louisiana-breds, one on the turf. Destiny Call is half-sister to You’llbeinmyheart and Nowandforevermore, who also won stakes for Louisiana-breds on the grass. She has produced one other starter, whose sole win in 12 starts came in a sprint on the dirt.
Owner: Fox Hill Farms
Trainer: Chad Brown
Jockey: Alan Garcia
Sales history: $62,000 Keeneland September yearling; $130,000 Keeneland April 2-year-old (two furlongs in 21 4/5 seconds, video)