Pappacap Ships West for Best Pal

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PappacapRyan Thompson

Pappacap (Gun Runner), who broke his maiden in Florida, made the trip to the left coast to try to become his freshman sire's first black-type winner in Saturday's GII Best Pal S. at Del Mar. The Rustelwood Farm homebred wired the field in his five-panel debut at Gulfstream May 14 and displays a pair of speedy works at this oval in the interim.

Fellow Florida-bred Bet on Mookie (Uncaptured) is a California resident in the Peter Miller barn. Second on debut on the Santa Anita main track May 23, the bay romped by 5 1/4 lengths on the Arcadia lawn June 11. His new stablemate Aquitania Arrival (Carpe Diem) makes his first start for the Miller barn here The dark bay was a first-out winner for trainer William Morey last out at Churchill May 28.

Thirsty Always (Stay Thirsty) already boasts a black-type score, following his victorious unveiling against Cal-breds May 16 with a decisive win in the Everett Nevin S. July 10 at Pleasanton.

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