A debut winner going 5 1/2 furlongs here Mar. 10, My Miss Tapit made it two in a row in the Game Face S. Running in mid-pack through an opening quarter in :22.87, the $550,000 KEESEP purchase ranged up four wide turning for home and surged to the lead in the final furlong to win going away. “We've been patient with her. We've had some setbacks along the way,” winning owner Bill Mathis said. “She ran a big maiden race here not that long ago and we thought we'd take a shot to get some black type, and we did. We'll see how she comes out of the race and see what Todd [Pletcher] thinks might be the next best spot, but we're over-the-moon happy for the moment.” The winner's dam Sindy With an S produced the juvenile colt Rivington (To Honor and Serve) and foaled a full-sister to the winner Apr. 1 of this year. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
GAME FACE S., $75,000, GP, 4-22, (C), (NW1SL), 3yo, f, 7f, 1:22.93, ft.
1–#MY MISS TAPIT, 116, f, 3, by Tapit
1st Dam: Sindy With an S (GSW, $330,959), by Broken Vow
2nd Dam: Backroom Blues, by Dixieland Band
3rd Dam: Secret Holdings, by Private Account
($550,000 Ylg '15 KEESEP). O-Mathis Stable LLC; B-Gainesway
Thoroughbreds Ltd. (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher; J-Emisael
Jaramillo. $45,105. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $67,905. *Full to
I'll Wrap It Up, GSP, $211,117; and Rattataptap, GSP,
$164,886.2–Actress, 116, f, 3, Tapit–Milwaukee Appeal, by Milwaukee
Brew. O-Gary & Mary West; B-Gary & Mary West Stables, Inc.
(KY); T-Jason Servis. $14,550.
3–Rashette, 116, f, 3, Cowtown Cat–Rational Velvet, by
Unbridled's Image. O/B-Blackacre Farms, Inc. (FL); T-Kathleen
Margins: 1 1/4, 2, 4 3/4. Odds: 1.80, 3.10, 13.30.
Also Ran: Brahms Cat, Queen Roller, Three Illusions, Credit Alert, Jakobs Rocket Girl.