Client Success: Tapiture Filly Proves Much The Best in FG Maiden Win

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TAPTIME (f, 3, Tapiture–Elaborate, by Cherokee Run)

Taptime (f, 3, Tapiture–Elaborate, by Cherokee Run) bumped hard with a rival after the start while also bumping with another foe then dropped back while in tight. The Tapiture filly went three wide on the first turn, moved out early on the backstretch and advanced closer with a half-mile to run. Taptime went three wide on the far turn, swung five wide into the stretch and rallied on the outside. The dark bay/brown filly closed fast to get the lead just inside the furlong marker, swapped back to her inside lead while moving clear at the sixteenth-pole and proved much the best under strong handling by jockey Adam Beschizza.

Taptime is a three parts sister to Grade 3 winner Solidify (Tapizar) and to Grade 3-placed winner Peppered. She is also represented by a yearling sibling filly by Tapit.

Sales history: $82,000 Wlg ’18 KEENOV; $120,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP.

Lifetime Record: 5-1-1-1, $20,475

Owners-Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch

Breeder-Paddy Campion, Rodger Campion & Sive Campion (KY)

Trainer-Joe Sharp

Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), bloodstock agent for Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch, purchased Taptime at the 2019 Keeneland September Yearling Sale from the consignment of Paramount Sales.

OPTIMAL Mating Analysis

Horses bred on OPTIMAL Matings have proven to possess more potential to become superior racehorses. In fact, most will break their maiden in the first two starts. Combined with a good physical, good vetting and a price that falls within a budget, OPTIMAL Matings help to focus on buying or breeding better racehorses.

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3 Sire Families (3:O, 8D) & 4 Racing Families (2F, 3:O, 4R, 2N) w/Reinforcement of Family 8D


Key Linebreedings

  • 5×5 Damascus – through sons Private Account & Timeless Moment
  • 5×5 Light Verse – through daughters Carols Christmas & River Chant
  • Similar matings to:
    • G1W Rutherienne (Pulpit)
      • Pulpit over Blushing Groom
    • G1W Pretty City Dancer (Tapit)
      • Tapit over Blushing Groom
    • G2W Oratory (Pulpit)
      • Pulpit over Timeless Moment
    • G2W Honorable Dillon (Tapit)
      • Tapit over Blushing Groom
    • G2W Anchor Down (Tapit)
      • Tapit over Blushing Groom
    • G2W Greatest Honour (Tapit)
      • Tapit over Blushing Groom

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