Saturday, October 02, 2010
Suave Voir Faire became the sixth winner for first-crop sire Suave with a 3 3/4-length score in a maiden special race at Turfway Park on Oct. 2. All six of Suave's winners have won in maiden special company, and he was the first Kentucky freshman son of A.P. Indy to sire a stakes winner this year, when Tlaquepaque took the New Westminster S. on Aug. 26.
At Turfway, Suave Voir Faire was all business proving she could handle the two-turn mile. The dark bay or brown filly trained by Daniel Smithwick was making her second career start following a third-place finish in the debut at Ellis Park on Labor Day weekend. Content to sit fourth for the first six furlongs, jockey Sal Gonzalez, Jr. took his filly to the lead entering the stretch, pulling away from the field in the final furlong.
Bred in Kentucky by Machmer Hall and Haymarket Farm, Suave Voir Faire is the latest of nine foals from the mare Avie's Song. She has eight winners from the group, including the stakes winners My Lady Avie and Doc Calls Her Kate. She is owned by Fleur De Lis Stable, LLC.
A nine-year-old by A.P. Indy out of multiple Grade 1 winner Urbane, by Citidancer, Suave won seven of 27 career starts over four seasons and earned $1,348,423. He won the 2006 Washington Park Handicap (G2) at Arlington Park in track-record time of 1:53.53 for 1 3/16-miles. His other graded wins came in the 2005 Saratoga Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G2) and the 2004 Northern Dancer Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. He also finished second in the ’05 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1).