12/10/2007 12:00AM

Forest Camp continues to sire win-early runners


Foret followed a victory on Oct. 27 with an easy six-length win on Nov. 26 in a 1 1/16-mile allowance and is headed for stakes company. By Forest Camp, who was a precocious 2-year-old and sires win-early runners, the 3-year-old filly is out of the Kris S. mare Lil Cozette and is a half-sister to stakes winner Cosmic Kris. Her second dam, Lily La Belle, was a multiple stakes winner and half-sister to graded stakes winner Cagey Exuberance.

* Mind Eraser, a 3-year-old filly by Unbridled's Song out of the Forest Wildcat mare Katy Kat, scored a front-running victory in a one-mile turf race on Nov. 29. Unbridled's Song is a versatile sire, getting winners on grass as well as dirt. Mind Eraser's dam is a half-sister to Combat Kat, who placed in multiple stakes, including the 2000 Flamingo. Mind Eraser's third dam, Caitland, is a half-sister to Wild Again, winner of the initial Breeders' Cup Classic in 1984 and a highly successful sire.

* Check It Twice, who defeated favorite Coal Play in the What a Pleasure Stakes on Dec. 1, is by Louisiana Derby winner Repent, who placed in such prestigious races as the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (behind Johannesburg) and Travers Stakes (behind Medaglia d'Oro). Check It Twice is from the second crop of Repent and is out of the Out of Place mare Christmas List, who was bred by the late Cynthia Phipps. His second dam, Christmas Past, was the 1982 champion 3-year-old filly, and his fourth dam, Yule Log, was a full sister to stakes winner Sugar Plum Time and half-sister to Sweet Tooth, the 1977 Broodmare of the Year and dam of Alydar, Our Mims, and Sugar and Spice.


More Than Ready is among the best sires when it comes to his offspring winning their debuts. On Dec. 1, Southern Terminus, a 2-year-old colt out of the Cox's Ridge mare Southern Yarrow, won his first start, a six-furlong maiden race, for Todd Pletcher by 5 1/2 lengths as the 5-2 favorite. His second dam, Gravette (Demons Begone), is a half-sister to stakes-winner Voodoo Dancer.

* Holla Bend, who was third in his last start, won a six-furlong maiden race by 2 1/4 lengths showing the speed of his pedigree. Inheriting the gray color of both his sire, Holy Bull, and damsire, Rubiano, Holla Bend is out of Ameriano, who descends from the blue hen Exclusive through her daughter Exclusive Dancer. Exclusive produced five stakes winners (Exclusive Native, Exclusive Nashua, Irvkup, Mellow Marsh, and Exclusive Dancer) plus four other foals who were stakes-placed. Holla Bend's fifth dam, Exclusive Dancer, produced General Assembly and stakes-placed Ten Cents a Dance, the dam of Versailles Treaty (dam of Saarland) and Arabian Dancer (dam of Out of Place and Lead Kindly Light). Exclusive Dancer also produced Expressive Dance, the dam of Chief Honcho, Richwood Rebel, and American Dance, the dam of American Chance and Ophidian.

Fair Grounds

Peteadoris, who won a maiden race at a mile and 40 yards on Nov. 29, may be a Louisiana-bred but he has a Kentucky pedigree. By this year's leading stallion, Smart Strike (the sire of Curlin, English Channel, etc.), the 2-year-old colt is out of the Saratoga Six mare Marie's Pride, and his fourth dam, Alanesian, was a top broodmare, producing multiple stakes winner Princessnesian (who defeated males in the Hollywood Gold Cup) and Santa Anita Derby winner Boldnesian (the grandsire of Seattle Slew).

* Diamondaire, who was second in the My Trusty Cat Stakes at Delta Downs in her last start, won a one-mile allowance by 4 1/2 lengths on Nov. 30 at 6-1. By Distorted Humor, Diamondaire is out of the Saint Ballado mare Flawless Diamond. Diamondaire's second dam is a half-sister to Big Dreams, the dam of champion sprinter Housebuster.


Behr It and Grin, a 2-year-old filly out of the Robannier mare Rosanda, won a six-furlong maiden race in her career debut at 11-1 on Nov. 28. Behr It and Grin, a homebred filly who was bred by The Robert H. Walter Family Trust, is by Behrens, a multiple Grade 1 stakes winner at 5. Behr It and Grin's female family descends to the foundation mare Natashka, the 1966 champion 3-year-old filly who was also the 1981 Broodmare of the Year.


First-time starter Verdana Bold, won a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race on the turf Dec. 1, and the 2-year-old filly has a superb pedigree as she is by Rahy out of the A.P. Indy mare True Legacy. Rahy was a top miler in Europe and Verdana Bold's dam is a half-sister to Holzmeister and the young stallion Greatness. Her second dam, Harbour Club, was a stakes winner and set a six-furlong track record of 1:09.40 at Sportsmans Park. Verdana Bold's fifth dam, High Voltage, was the 1954 champion 2-year-old filly and was a remarkable broodmare, producing champion sprinter Impressive, as well as stakes winners Great Power, Bold Commander, and stakes-placed Irradiate, the dam of Majestic Light and Fluorescent Light.