Classic winner by Tapit
A $1.2 million yearling turned classic winner and millionaire, Tapwrit captured the Belmont Stakes (G1) and set a new stakes record in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2). Among the best-bred Tapit sons ever to enter stud, Tapwrit is out of Spinaway Stakes (G1) winner and multiple graded-stakes producer Appealing Zophie.
Won the Belmont S. (G1) by two lengths, earning a 103 Beyer Speed Figure, the second highest in the last ten years, only to American Pharoah.
Set a new stakes record of 1:42.36 in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2)
Captured Gulfstream Park’s one-mile Pulpit S. as a 2-year-old
Sold for $1.2 million at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale
Half-brother to 2018 Del Mar Derby (G2) winner Ride a Comet
Dam Appealing Zophie won the Spinaway Stakes (G1) at age 2
By Alan Porter
A stakes winner at 2 and classic winner at 3, Tapwrit is by Tapit out of a mare who was a Grade 1-winning 2-year-old and is a multiple graded stakes producer.
Tapit and his sons have enjoyed tremendous success with Storm Cat-line mares, including Monomoy Girl out of a mare by Henny Hughes and Careless Jewel out of mare by that horse’s sire, Hennessy (also sire of Johannesburg and grandsire of Scat Daddy); champion Hansen out of a mare by Sir Cat; and Grade 1 or graded winners out of mares by Bluegrass Cat, Tabasco Cat, Giant’s Causeway, and Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief).
Tapit has worked well over mares from the Deputy Minister line, with Tapizar and Frosted out of mares by Deputy Minister himself and graded winners out of mares by Ghostzapper (by Awesome Again), Graeme Hall (by Dehere), and French Deputy.
From the Sadler’s Wells branch, Tapit has a Grade 1 winner out of a mare by El Prado and a stakes winner out of mare by Medaglia d’Oro. From the Danzig branch, success with Hard Spun and Belong to Me would also suggest daughters of War Front. Tapit also has stakes winners out of mares by Dixieland Band and his son Dixie Union (sire of Union Rags).
Tapit’s success over mares by Unbridled’s Song – a son of Unbridled, from the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector – includes champion Unique Bella. Tapit has a stakes winner out of a mare by Unbridled son Broken Vow, which also suggests Empire Maker and his sons Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister. Tapit has a Grade 1 winner out of a mare by Cryptoclearance, the grandsire of Candy Ride (himself sire of a graded stakes winner out of the dam of Tapwrit).
The Gone West line has been very successful, with Grade 1 and graded winners out of mares by Mr. Greeley, Grand Slam, and Johar, and stakes winners out of mares by Elusive Quality (sire of Quality Road) and Proud Citizen, which also suggests mares by Speightstown and his son Munnings.
From the Forty Niner branch, Tapit has Grade 1 winners out of a mares by Distorted Humor and Editor’s Note. Tapwrit would be particularly interesting with daughters of City Zip, whose sire Carson City is broodmare sire of three Tapit graded stakes winners including Grade 1 winner Pretty City Dancer.
Tapit has champion Untapable out of a mare by Prized and Grade 1 winner Time and Motion out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Kris S., which also suggests trying daughters of Arch and Blame. Tapit stakes winners out of mares by In Excess and Indian Charlie suggest trying mares by Uncle Mo.
It is also worth considering introducing Relaunch, who appears in 12 Tapit-line stakes winners and can be sourced through Bertrando, Officer, Honour and Glory, and Tiznow and sons.
Tap Your Heels
|2||3 (1)||2 (1)||0||0||$63,902|
|3||6 (6)||2 (2)||1 (1)||0||$1,165,000|
|Totals||13 (10)||4 (3)||1 (1)||1||$1,362,402|
Pulpit S., Gulfstream Park, 1 mile, defeating Master Plan, Hey Mike, etc.
A maiden special weight race, Gulfstream Park, 1 mile, defeating Commandeering, Mister Hayes, etc.
Belmont S. (G1), Belmont Park, 1½ miles, 103 Beyer, defeating Irish War Cry, Patch, Gormley, etc.
Tampa Bay Derby (G2), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 miles, by 4½, 1:42.36 (stakes record), defeating State of Honor, Wild Shot, No Dozing, etc.
Sam F. Davis S. (G3), Tampa Bay Downs, 1 1/16 miles, to McCraken, defeating State of Honor, Wild Shot, Fact Finding, etc.
An allowance race, Belmont Park, 1 1/16 miles, to Timeline, Hoffenheim, defeating You’re to Blame, etc.
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