July 2 Insights: Tapit Colt With Princely Price Tag Debuts at Belmont

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Capensis after selling for $2 million at KEESEPKeeneland

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5th-BEL, $90k, Msw, 3yo/up, 1 1/16mT, 3:03p.m. ET
Carrying the weight of a princely $2 million KEESEP price tag as well as a host of well-known co-owners which includes breeders Stonestreet Farm, Capensis (Tapit) will be unveiled in this spot for trainer Todd Pletcher. Out of GI Santa Margarita S. winner Tara's Tango (Unbridled's Song), he's half to fellow multi-million purchase Alexander Valley (Medaglia d'Oro)–a $2,150,000 buy at KEESEP by Godolphin. Capensis comes into the race off a bullet four furlong move over Saratoga's turf training track in :49.99 June 24. The grey is out of a half-sister to MGISP Scarlet Strike (Smart Strike,) who herself produced G3 Weatherbys Hamilton Supreme S. conqueror Toro Strike (Toronado {Ire}). The dam is also half to GI NetJets King's Bishop S. winner Visionaire (Grand Slam), GSW Madison's Luna (Tapit) and to the dam of stakes-winners Windmill (Street Sense) and Ignitis (Nyquist). TJCIS PPs

6th-WO, $90k, Msw, f, 2yo, 6fT, 3:44p.m. ET
Live Oak Plantation will send out their $625,000 FTSAUG 2021 procurement from Sam-son Farm in the form of Ticker Tape Home (Medaglia d'Oro) against a large field of 12 juvenile fillies in this sprint contest. In the barn of Mark Casse, and with a slate of sharp works to her credit, including a four furlong breeze over the synthetic track in :47.60 (6/75) June 25, she's been installed at 7-2 for the unveiling. Ticker Tape Home is out of GSW & MGSP Journey Home (War Front), who sold for $650,000 at KEENOV last year to KatieRich Farms, and is the second to the races behind unplaced Determined Empire (Empire Maker), who sold for $240,000 at FTKSEL in 2020. Second dam Soul Search (A.P. Indy) was placed in the GI Juddmonte Spinster and GI Personal Ensign S. before producing seven winners including 11-time victor Bold Shot (Curlin), and is half to GSP Reform Act (Lemon Drop Kid) as well as the dam of multiple stakes-winners Lunar Victory (Speightstown) and The Tea Cups (Hard Spun). This is the family of U.S. Ch. 2-year-old filly Pleasant Stage (Pleasant Colony), GISW Badal (Blame), and GI Pattison Canadian International S. winner Marsh Side (Gone West), MGISW & GISP, $2,360,853.  TJCIS PPs

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