Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tap In To Some Tapit...

What a nice few days it's been for the sire,Tapit. Three maiden winners at Saratoga, between Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, Running Tap, trained by George Weaver, broke his maiden in a nice looking win, for his first time out. The next day, the filly,Tap for Luck, trained by Todd Pletcher, did the very same thing, with a wide move, to score. Both were on dirt. A little later in the card, the filly, Long Gone, broke her maiden on turf.  To add to that, and just 7 days ago, another maiden win by Tell A Kelly, this time at Del Mar on the all-weather. So they are winning everywhere, running on anything.
Tapit is the sire of  Concord Point, the wire to wire victor of the West Virginia Derby on August 7th, who had previously set a track record in the Iowa derby, last month. He is also the sire of the very talented Trappe Shot, second to Lookin at Lucky in the Haskell. He is scheduled to run this Saturday, in either the Traver's or the King's Bishop.
Tomorow's card at  Saratoga could change due to impending rain. However, if you are looking for anything by Tapit, you are in luck. The Gr. II Lake Placid is a mile and 1/8th on the inner. It is a short, but talented field of  3 year old fillies.  Triple Cream, ( by Tapit) is owned by Bobby Flay. She is trained by Jimmy Toner, a master with grass fillies. This filly has shown talent since switching to turf, and is stakes placed at Monmouth in the Gr.II Boiling Springs. And tomorrow she will be adding blinkers. This could be just what this filly needs to take it to the next level, which she needs to do, to win here. In the last race, also carded for the turf, but could  get rained off, there is another Tapit, Tapit Dancer. A first time starter, trained by Steve Asmussen, she was a $150,000 2 year old auction purchase, last February. In training at Monmouth, there are no turf works, but the way the Tapit's have been running, a win here wouldn't be a total surprise.
Tapit by Pulpit, out of the Unbridled mare, Tap Your Heels, stands at Gainesway Farm for $50,000.

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