December 22, 2018 - Fair Grounds, Race 13, Msw, USD $41,000, 6F
Cornacchia, C, 2, 2016 by Tapit
1st Dam: Great Hot (Brz) (MGSW & GISP, $594,177), by Orientate
2nd Dam: That's Hot, by Seeking the Gold
3rd Dam: Catchy, by Storm Cat
Owner: Gainesway Stable
Breeder: Gainesway Stable (KY)
Trainer: Brad Cox
Cornacchia (Tapit) was hammered down to even-money for this unveiling for the red hot Brad Cox barn and lived up the hype, getting up just in the nick of time to deny front-running Comedian (Into Mischief) and become the second Tapit ‘TDN Rising Star’ of the day. Rushing up into mid-pack, the bay was forced to check off heels as he tried to muscle his way through the middle of the pack as they hit the opening quarter in :22.41. Swung way out to the center of the track in the lane, the homebred gobbled up ground and got to Comedian in the final stride with a determined late surge, winning in a tight photo.
Gainesway purchased dual graded winner Great Hot for $400,000 at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Her first foal is the now 3-year-old colt It’s Good to Be Us, who summoned $650,000 from Chuck Zacney’s Cash is King at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale in 2016. He graduated at second asking for John Servis at Parx May 26 and followed suit with an allowance score there June 26. The 10-year-old mare’s recent produce includes a yearling colt by Empire Maker, who sold Spendthrift Farm for $600,000 at the recent Keeneland September Sale, and a Tapit filly born Mar. 12 of this year. Great Hot was bred back to Curlin earlier this term.