TAPWRIT’s Proctor Phantom Wins MSW By 11 ¾ Lengths

TAPWRIT’s Proctor Phantom broke his maiden in a big way on Saturday with an 11 3/4 length Delaware Park Maiden Special Weight victory in his second career start.

Stepping up to 6 ½ furlongs on the dirt, Proctor Phantom broke strongly closest to the rail before being piloted to outside the leaders to join the battle up front. One of the early pacesetters quickly gave way and Proctor Phantom soon left the second one behind as he entered the stretch three paths wide.

No one had a chance to catch the winner nor even threatened to as the Gary Capuano runner continued to pull away in the final furlong with 11 ¾ lengths separating him and the rest of the field in the end.

Bred by Gainesway and Bridlewood Farm, Proctor Phantom races for Rose Petal Stable. That ownership purchased him for $75,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale. Gainesway will be offering a TAPWRIT full brother to the colt at this year’s Keeneland September Sale as Hip 2870.

Proctor Phantom is the second colt to break his maiden out of Spangled Banner in the past month with her 3-year-old son Expressman winning by 7 ¼ lengths on debut last month to earn a 107 Beyer. In all, Spangled Banner is the dam of three winners from four to race. The mare is also a half-sister to stakes winner and stakes producer Ladyecho, stakes winner Soros, and the Grade 2-placed duo Wall of Compassion and Whatdreamsrmadeof.

Whatdreamsrmadeof is also the dam of three-time Grade 1 winner Curalina and Grade 3-placed Dream Spinner.

Belmont Stakes (G1) winner TAPWRIT is the sire of six winners and four other placed runners from only 18 starters from his first crop so far.