It was a good day at Ellis Park for TAPIT on Saturday when he saw daughter Flippant win the Kentucky Downs TVG Preview Dueling Grounds Oaks and Siem Riep finish second in another stakes on the card.
Breaking her maiden by three lengths at Ellis Park last out, the G. Watts Humphrey Jr. homebred was immediately sent to stakes company and proved it was a smart move. With Rafael Bejarano aboard, Flippant settled near the back of the field in the 1 1/16 mile turf race as the leader opened up multiple lengths on the field.
Rounding the turn, Flippant still had plenty of work to do but she kicked into full gear in the final furlong. Entering the final sixteenth, Flippant was in full flight to get the lead. Her nose was in front in the shadow of the wire and by the time she crossed the line she was half a length in front.
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She is the third generation of her family trained by Victoria Oliver and fifth generation raced by Humphrey.
Flippant is out of multiple Grade 2 winner and Grade 1-placed Frivolous, whose Grade 2-placed Never Forget also won on the card on Saturday. Frivolous is a half-sister to Group 2-placed Drama Drama and Grade 3 fourth B Rocket.
This is also the family of Hong Kong champion Lucky Nine among the many stakes performers on the page.