Noble Bird first-timer overcomes big trouble to win convincingly
Friday, August 6, 2021
King Cab's eye-catching performance in a six-furlong maiden special weight race for 2-year-olds at Gulfstream Park resulted in an improbable three-length victory for the son of Noble Bird.

After missing the break from post 2 in the 12-horse field, King Cab quickly found his footing and in an incredible turn of foot, weaved his way through the entire field to take the lead before hitting the far turn. He didn't stop there though, continuing to pull away on the turn and into the stretch. It wasn't until the outcome was decided that he eased up to win in 1:11.85 for the six furlongs on a fast track.

The chestnut colt is owned by David Melin, Leon Ellman and Laurie Plesa, who picked him out of the OBS 2-year-old Sale this June for $110,000 from the Ocala Stud consignment. King Cab was bred by Ocala Stud, along was Edward Wiest and William Terrill.

In addition to a pair of maiden special winners, Noble Bird got his first stakes horse last Saturday when the filly Rufa Red Knot placed in the $100,000 Florida Sire Desert Vixen S.

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