12/04/2003 12:00AM

Flashy winner to Clement


Lit de Matrix, a 2-year-old colt who won his maiden by 11 lengths last out at Remington Park, has been sold for an undisclosed amount to Peter Karches and transferred to trainer Christophe Clement, according to Jay Ethridge, who brokered the deal along with bloodstock agent Mark Reid.

Lit de Matrix was to be shipped to Florida. He is by champion Lit de Justice and is a half-brother to B.J.'s Mark, a stakes winner of seven races and $182,714. Lit de Matrix, who was bred in Kentucky, raced for Raymond Deiter and was trained by Mark Lee.

Lit de Matrix is the third horse in recent months to leave the Midwestern circuit through a sale brokered by Ethridge and Reid. Last month, Aspen Gal, a Remington-based 2-year-old filly, was sold to Edmund Gann and shipped to trainer Bobby Frankel in Southern California. Earlier this summer, they put together the sale of Watchem Smokey to Gann, and that horse also joined Frankel's barn.