The 7 furlong allowance race on the Belmont Park undercard last Saturday, showcased the classy Trappe Shot. A son of Tapit, out of Shopping, he was the sales topper ( $850,000) at the 2009 Fasig Tipton Spring 2 year old sale, and is a 1/2 brother to SW millionairess Miss Shop, and the stakeswinners Bought in Dixie and Shop Again. Owned by Mill House ( Nicholas Brady, former US Secretary of the Treasury) he is trained by Kiaran Mc Laughlin. The deep, sandy Belmont oval was a little slow on Saturday, but he still managed to run 7/8's in 1.22 and earn a 105 Beyer. But it was the way he did it that caught the eye. He was geared down near the finish and won by 4 lengths. It was his first attempt against older and it was an absolute ROMP. Connections are looking ahead to Graded Stakes at Saratoga for his next start.
And being by Tapit, he could be a monster on turf, should he ever try it.