Five juveniles by Tapits scored impressive maiden victories this past week, including newly-minted TDN ‘Rising Star’ Mind Out, who debuted with an eye-popping last-to-first triumph at Del Mar on Wednesday.
Mind Out, out of Lemon Drop Kid mare Kid Majic, won first time out in a 5-furlong test against juvenile fillies on the turf. Breaking a tad awkward at the start, Mind Out stalked at the back of the field before sweeping past her foes on the turn, finding the wire in time to win by ¾ a length. Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Simon Callaghan, Mind Out is owned by Gainesway Stable, LNJ Foxwoods, and Andrew Rosen, and bred by H. Allen Poindexter and Tapit Syndicate. Mind Out is a $850,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga graduate, and has a full sister (Hip 475) consigned by Gainesway due to sell at the Keeneland September Sale.
The previous Sunday, Mrs. Danvers found victory under Joel Rosario in a maiden special at Saratoga for trainer Shug McGaughey and owner/breeder Allen Stable. The $90,000 race for juvenile fillies came at 6 ½ furlongs on the dirt, and was Mrs. Danvers’s second start.
On the same day on the other side of the country, Stellar Sound won a maiden special at Del Mar for 2-year-old fillies on the dirt for trainer Bob Baffert and owner/breeder Don Alberto Stable. Drayden Van Dyke steered the gray filly out of Siren Serenade to victory over 6 furlongs.
Enforceable, out of stakes winner Justwhistledixie and full brother to graded stakes winners Moyhamen and Kingly, broke his maiden in a $90,000 maiden special at Saratoga going 1 1/8th-miles on Thursday with the guidance of Jose Ortiz for trainer Mark Casse and owner John Oxley. Bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms, Enforceable was making his return to dirt after finding the turf not to his liking.
Florida-bred Tap It To Win found his first win at Saratoga on Saturday for owner/breeder Live Oak Plantation. Ridden by Tyler Gaffalione and trained by Mark Casse, Tap It To Win was making his first start on dirt after finishing second in his maiden on the turf at Woodbine. Out of Medaglia D’Oro mare Onepointthreekarats, Tap It To Win came home first going 6 furlongs.
Tapit stands at Gainesway for $225,000.