A half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Cyberknife, TAPIT juvenile Tapit Shoes proved much the best at Fair Grounds on Saturday in his second start.
Racing over 1 1/16 miles on the dirt, he was one of the back markers in the field but when Corey Lanerie asked him to run, he responded easily and pulled away to a 7 ½ length victory while showing just a little greenness.
Tapit Shoes makes his second start a winning one @fairgroundsnola, breaking his maiden by several lengths for @spendthriftfarm, Landers, Schwartz, Dubb, @Tenstrikeracing, Bakke, Titletown, @rickkueber, Big Easy, Winners Win, Caruso!
Thanks to @bradcoxracing & @coreylanerie! pic.twitter.com/0IzLB3C0T3
— BSW/Crow Bloodstock (@BSWCrow) December 3, 2022
Owned by a large group that includes Spendthrift Farm, Steve Landers Racing, Martin Schwartz, Michael Dubb, Ten Strike Racing, Jim Bakke, Titletown Racing, Kueber Racing, Big Easy Racing, Winners Win, and Michael Caruso, Tapit Shows was the 10th most expensive yearling at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale.
Out of multiple stakes winner Awesome Flower, his third dam is the stakes winning Well Dressed. That mare has produced Grade 1 winner Well Armed and Grade 3 winer Witty in addition to the dam of Grade 1 winner American Patriot.
It’s the second straight exciting weekend for TAPIT, who saw son Proxy give him his 30th Grade 1 winner in the Clark Stakes (G1) last week.