Less than two weeks after ‘TDN Rising Star’ Essential Quality debuted at Churchill, TAPIT juvenile Stayin’ Out Late delivered an eye-popping performance under the spires at first asking to also earn the stamp of a ‘TDN Rising Star’ from the publication.
Stayin’ Out Late and Essential Quality also join fellow TAPIT 2-year-old filly Thoughtfully with those honors this year, who went on to win the Adirondack S. (G2) in her second start. Stayin’ Out Late also shares the same conditioner as Thoughtfully in Steve Asmussen.
Despite the similarities, Stayin’ Out Late was sent off as the fourth choice in wagering for the six and one half furlong contest on the dirt. However, it was a professional and dominating performance from the colt, as he grabbed the lead early and was never challenged, crossing the wire nearly 8 lengths in front of his toiling competition. A dazzling debut for owners Three Chimneys Farm and Harrell Ventures.
Bred in Kentucky by Gainesway & Whisper Hill Farm, he is out of the Graeme Hall mare Graeme Six – and his full brother was just purchased for $310,000 at the Keeneland September sale just two days prior. Both were consigned by Gainesway.
We look forward to what is next for these exciting juveniles by TAPIT.