Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Forbes’ Firsters for Thursday, October 10, 2013
Race 7, All 2-year-olds, Seven Furlongs, Turf, 4:02 p.m.
GIBSON’S BULLET (chestnut colt, Montbrook—Catch the Ghost, by Silver Ghost) is out of a winning half-sister to 2004 Horse of the Year and Breeders’ Cup Classic victor Ghostzapper, Grade 1 Hopeful hero City Zip, and Grade 3 Durham Cup winner City Wolf. Catch the Ghost has produced four winners (one on the turf) from seven starters, including Phantom Income, who took the restricted N.A.T.C. Futurity (Fillies) as a 2-year-old.
Owner: East Avenue Stable
Trainer: Barclay Tagg
Jockey: Rajiv Maragh
Sales history: $50,000 OBS June 2-year-old (two furlongs in 21 4/5 seconds, video)
DOUBLE WHAMMY (dark bay or brown colt, Arch—Falling Springs, by Mr. Prospector) is out of an unraced half-sister to Astoria winner Aces. Falling Springs has produced three winners from as many starters, but none have won on the turf. Her top foal is Easy Gallop, who placed in a sprint stakes at the Meadowlands.
Owner: Mill House
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Jockey: John Velazquez
Sales history: $125,000 Keeneland September yearling; $535,000 Keeneland April 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 2/5 seconds, video)