TAPWRIT’s Victory Formation Stays Undefeated at Churchill

TAPWRIT’s Victory Formation took his record to two-from-two on Saturday with an Allowance Optional Claiming victory at Churchill Downs.

The Spendthrift Farm and Frank Fletcher Racing Operations runner raced in second throughout the six furlong affair, continuously keeping close to the leader as they dueled around the track. He took the lead over in the stretch before losing it once more but wasn’t done yet, continuing to pour on the pressure and take command late for a neck victory in the end.

Bred by Gainesway, Victory Formation was a $340,000 2-Year-Old purchase earlier this year after selling for $150,000 at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale last year.

Victory Formation is a half-brother to Grade 1-placed Bellamore and the dam of stakes winner Sienna. He is a grandson of the Grade 2 winning Softly, who produced seven winners from 10 runners. Victory Formation himself is one of three winners from three to race.

Victory Formation’s dam had a KARAKONTIE filly last year who sold for $130,000 at Keeneland September as well.

TAPWRIT is the sire of 13 winners, led by the stakes-placed Taylors Tap. He stands for $10,000 in 2023.