TDN RISING STARS

November 10, 2017 - Churchill Downs, Race 7, Msw, USD $60,000, 7F

Principe Guilherme, C, 2, 2015 by Tapit

1st Dam: Aubby K (GISW, $435,004), by Street Sense
2nd Dam: Lilly Capote, by Capote
3rd Dam: London Lil, by London Company

Owner: Three Chimneys Farm
Breeder: Three Chimneys Farm (KY)
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen

Principe Guilherme (Tapit) stamped himself as one to watch with an impressive debut victory beneath the Twin Spires Friday afternoon, good for ‘TDN Rising Star’honors.

The 7-1 chance was hustled from his outside draw by Ricardo Santana Jr. after breaking a bit tardy to lead through an opening quarter in :23.37. He had company on the far turn following a half mile in :47.18, but began to let it out a notch. The bay found another gear from there, and despite remaining on his left lead down the entire stretch, rolled home by a visually impressive 6 1/4 lengths. Mustang Cat (Tale of the Cat) was second.

The winner is the first foal out of 2013 GI Humana Distaff S. heroine Aubby K, a $2.4-million FTKNOV purchase by Summer Wind Farm in 2015. Aubby K, a half-sister to GSP Flying Pegasus (Fusaichi Pegasus) and Mythical Pegasus (Fusaichi Pegasus), had a colt by Tapit in 2016 and a filly by Medaglia d’Oro in 2017. She was bred back to Empire Maker.

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