It was a second stakes win for TAPWRIT’s Amstrong at Gulfstream Park with a win in the Bear’s Den Stakes on Saturday.
Racing over just a mile on the synthetic track, Amstrong raced a few lengths behind the leader when next to another runner as they cruised down the backstretch. Amstrong kept a relaxed pace as he moved closer around the far turn before pouncing in midstretch and taking command of the race.
It was an easy victory for the TAPWRIT 3-year-old, who won by 2 ¼ lengths to take his record to three wins in seven starts with two other top three finishes.
Trained by Jose Francisco D’Angelo for Soldi Stable and Ohana Racing Stable, Amstrong also won the Not Surprising Stakes in June.
He is the first foal out of the Harlan’s Holiday mare Abbreviate, who is a half-sister to Grade 3-placer and nine-time winner Solve with the duo out of stakes placed Acronym. The colt’s fourth dam is Grade 1 winner Safe Play, who also produced dual Grade 1 winner Defensive Play.
Abbreviate has a yearling TAPWRIT filly to come as well.
TAPWRIT has sired three stakes winners and five stakes performers. The stallion’s 43 winners have won 70 races in six different countries.