Nyquist Colt Blitzes Rivals in Tampa Unveiling

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Freshman Nyquist records his 16th career winner at Tampa Wednesday | Darley

6th-Tampa Bay Downs, $20,000, Msw, 12-9, 2yo, 6f, 1:10.24, ft, 13 1/4 lengths.
WITSEL (c, 2, Nyquist–Bailzee {SP, $152,580}, by Grand Slam), sent off at 5-1 to become the 16th career winner for his GI Kentucky Derby-winning sire (by Uncle Mo), showed good early foot to settle just behind pace setter Thrown For A Loupe (Gemologist), who showed the way through a :22.62 quarter. Scraping the paint while 8-5 choice Equuleus (Maclean's Music) loomed three wide as the leading charged for the quarter-mile pole, Witzel gained the advantage turning for home, drew off with ease, scoring by 13 1/4-widening lengths over Thrown For A Loupe with Equuleus third. The winner's stakes-placed dam, Bailzee, produced a Practical Joke colt last season followed by a colt by Cairo Prince this term. Sales history: $72,000 RNA Ylg '19 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $12,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-CM Thoroughbreds; B-Elm Tree Farm (KY); T-Carlos Munoz.

 

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