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Feb. 23 Insights

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Tapit

By Christie DeBernardis

CONDO COMMANDO SIS DEBUTS IN NOLA

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency

7th-FG, $40K, Msw, 3yo, f, 1mT, 4:23 p.m.

TAPITAL GAINS (Tapit), a half-sister to Grade I winner Condo Commando (Tiz Wonderful), debuts in this test for trainer Brad Cox. In addition to Condo Commando, who summoned $1.5 million from Katsumi Yoshida at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton November Sale, the gray is also a half to MGSP Checklist (Gone West). Tapital Gains is a daughter of MGSW Yearly Report (General Meeting), who hammered for $825,000 to B. Wayne Hughes of Spendthrift Farm with her first foal, Checklist, in utero at the 2005 Keeneland November Sale. Gainesway picked her up for just $175,000 in foal to Jimmy Creed at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton November Sale and the resulting filly sold for $385,000 at Keeneland September. TJCIS PPs

WELL-RELATED FILLIES MAKE CAREER BOWS AT GULFSTREAM

13th-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, f, 1mT, 5:58 p.m.

Anthony Margotta unveils a daughter of Irish SW & MGSP Twirl (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in DANI’S GRACE (Bernardini). She is the second foal out of the 10-year-old mare, who RNA’d for $3.1 million carrying a foal by Curlin at the 2017 Keeneland November Sale. Her now-2-year-old filly by Tapit, Amagansett, sold to Bobby Flay for $875,000 at last term’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale. Twirl is a full-sister to Irish Highweight Misty For Me (Ire), who is the dam of MG1SWs U S Navy Flag (War Front) and Roly Poly (War Front); and Flay’s GSW Cover Song (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), who RNA’d for $3.9 million in foal to Dubawi (Ire) at last year’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Drawn in the gate right beside that blue blood is fellow firster Whatdoesasharksay (Animal Kingdom), who is a half-sister to Canadian champion and MGISW turfer Heart to Heart (English Channel).

Shug McGaughey has a barn full of deep pedigrees and Stuart Janney and Phipps Stable’s Passing Out (Orb) is no exception. The first time starter is out of MSP Party Now (Tiznow), a half-sister to MGSW Criminologist (Maria’s Mon), who in turn produced MGSW Inspector Lynley (Lemon Drop Kid). This is also the family of MGISW Carriage Trail (Giant’s Causeway) and MGSW and ‘TD Rising Star’ Tammy the Torpedo (More Than Ready).

Chad Brown can never be ignored on the turf and he unveils Juddmonte homebred Comic City (City Zip). Her second dam is MGSW Media Nox (GB) (Lycius), who was trained by Brown’s mentor Bobby Frankel. She is responsible for MG1SW Nebraska Tornado (Storm Cat); GSW & G1SP Mirabilis (Lear Fan); and GSW Burning Sun (Danzig). This is also the family of recent impressive El Camino Real Derby winner Anothertwistafate (Scat Daddy).

Heart d’Oro (Medaglia d’Oro) is yet another filly with a big pedigree making her career bow in this spot. She is out of Hearty Laugh (Distorted Humor), who is a full-sister to MGSW turfer Justenuffhumor; and a half to MGSW Lewis Michael (Rahy) and champion Dreaming of Anna (Rahy), who is the dam of GSW Dreamologist (Tapit) and GISP sire Fast Anna (Medaglia d’Oro). This is also the family of champion grass horse and leading turf sire Kitten’s Joy and MGISW millionaire Precious Kitten, who is the dam of GSW & GISP Divining Rod (Tapit). TJCIS PPs

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