October 19, 2017 - Keeneland, Race 7, Alw, USD $67,000, 1 1/16M, 0.0000, NW1X
Quip, C, 2, 2015 by Distorted Humor
1st Dam: Princess Ash, by Indian Charlie
2nd Dam: Boston Lady, by Boston Harbor
3rd Dam: Gay Senorita, by Raise a Native
Owner: WinStar Farm LLC, China Horse Club International Ltd. and SF Racing LLC
Breeder: WinStar Farm (KY)
Trainer: Rodolphe Brisset
QuipÂ (Distorted Humor) kept his perfect record in tact with a coast-to-coast victory in his first try against winners, streaking home to become the newestÂ â€œTDN Rising Starâ€?Â and the first for trainerÂ Rodolphe Brisset, who went out on his own in February after serving as an assistant for Hall of Famer Bill Mott.
Graduating by a head in his six-panel unveiling at Churchill Downs Sept. 23, Quip was installed as the 9-5 second-choice while navigating added real estate here. Jockey Florent Geroux acted quickly when Quipâ€™s inside neighbor began to float out, taking back and tucking his mount in towards the rail. Seizing command, Quip floated along through early fractions of :24.05 and :48.45 while displaying some greenness. Showing the way into the lane, the bay fought Geroux a bit about switching his leads, but kicked into another gear once he changed leads in mid-stretch. Floating out a few paths in the lane, Quip was kept to task by Geroux and cruised home a much-the-best winner. It was 6 1/2 lengths back to runner-up Boxing Glove (Alternation).
Breeder and part owner WinStar Farm purchased the winnerâ€™s dam Princess Ash (Indian Charlie), a half-sister to GISP Normandy Invasion (Tapit), for $200,000 at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton July Horses of Racing Age sale. Quip is her first foal and she has since produced a yearling filly by Speightstown and a weanling filly by Distorted Humor. The 8-year-old mare was bred back to MGISW andÂ â€œTDN Rising Starâ€?Â Constitution.