March 11, 2017 - Santa Anita, Race 7, Msw, USD $54,000, 6F
American Pastime, C, 3, 2014 by Tapizar
1st Dam: Ryan's Inheritance, by Valid Expectations
2nd Dam: Fordyce, by Cox's Ridge
3rd Dam: Foresta, by Alydar
Owner: Judith Huarte, Bert Lane, Mike Mowrey, Jan Steeper & Gary Woods
Breeder: Glendalough LLC (KY)
Trainer: Robert B. Hess, Jr.
American Pastime (Tapizar) burst on to the scene with an eye-catching 4 1/2-length victory at Santa Anita Saturday, covering six furlongs in a sizzling 1:09 flat to become the second “TDN Rising Star” of the day.
Bet down to 3-1 favoritism from a 9-2 morning-line quote, American Pastime broke on top from gate 11 and battled for control while three wide through a swift opening quarter in :21.61. Allowed to cruise into the lead with just three furlongs to race, the $135,000 KEESEP purchase floated out wide at the quarter-pole, with Cascade Kid (Smart Strike) poised to take advantage of the half-mile split in :44.64. Still under a hand ride from Kent Desormeaux, American Pastime swatted that challenger away and zipped home an ultra-impressive winner.
American Pastime’s dam Ryan’s Inheritance (Valid Expectations), a half-sister to GSW and MGISP Victory U. S. A. (Victory Gallop), is responsible for a juvenile filly by Paynter and a yearling filly by Awesome Again. The winner also hails from the family of MGSW and GISP turfer Foresta (Alydar).