TAPIT’s Flippant Leads Saturday Stakes Double for Sire

TAPIT’s multiple stakes winning daughter Flippant kicked off a quick stakes double for her sire on Saturday with a dead-heat victory in the Listed Indiana General Assembly Distaff Stakes.

Racing in last for much of the 1 1/16 mile turf race, Rafael Bejarano asked his mount to get to work as they entered the short stretch and she was happy to move closer.  Flippant weaved her way through traffic to take a contested lead inside the final sixteenth as she slipped up the rail. She had a fight on her hands in the closing strides when Hendy Woods eyed her near the wire but Flippant refused to give in, getting to the wire at the same time as the rival to share the victory.

A homebred for G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and trained by Victoria Oliver, Flippant is the winner of four of 10 races with three other top three finishes for $256,409 in earnings. The filly has raced exclusively in stakes since breaking her maiden last July with three stakes victories and a stakes third to her name.

A little over an hour later, TAPIT 3-year-old Speedometer earned her fourth straight victory in the Pea Patch Overnight Stakes.

Unlike Flippant, Speedometer stuck close to the pace in the 5 ½ furlong dirt race, shadowing the leader from the get-go at Ellis Park. She kept the pressure on the leading Blazing Summer throughout before deciding to end the games. Speedometer took command around the turn and made easy work of the race from there. In the end, Speedometer won by five lengths with the third placed runner nearly eight lengths behind.

Speedometer is a homebred for Winchell Thoroughbreds and has come alive in 2022 with four victories from four starts, including two stakes. The Steve Asmussen-trained filly took home blacktype last out when she won the Goldfinch Stakes by a neck.