7th-Gulfstream, $43,210, Msw, 2-10, 3yo, 1 1/16m, 1:45.23, ft.
GROWTH ENGINE (g, 3, Tapit–Wild Vision, by Wild Again) closed to be second behind Saturday’s newly tabbed ‘TDN Rising Star’ Global Campaign (Curlin) in his seven-furlong debut at Gulfstream Jan. 5. The 6-5 favorite broke from the far outside in the 10-horse field and was caught four wide into the first turn, settling off just off the pace through a half in :47.95. Widest of a trio moving to challenge the pacesetter turning for home, Growth Engine grabbed command after three-quarters in 1:12.42 and easily turned back Thetrashmanscoming (Take Charge Indy) before reporting home a geared-down 2 1/2-length winner. Growth Engine, a $300,000 KEESEP yearling, is a half-brother to Pyro (Pulpit, GISW, $1,673,673) and Longview Drive (Pulpit, MSW & MGSP, $337,022); and a full to War Echo (GSW, $284,387) and Farrier (SW & G1SP-UAE, $434,031). Wild Vision produced a filly by Tapiture in 2018. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $35,260.
O-Klaravich Stables, Inc.; B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC (KY); T-Chad C. Brown.