August 15, 2020 - Ellis Park, Race 5, Msw, USD $46,200, 5F

Inject, F, 2, 2018 by Frosted

1st Dam: Appealing Zophie (GISW, $497,898), by Successful Appeal
2nd Dam: Zophie, by Hawkster
3rd Dam: Sodeo Sodeo, by Seattle Slew

Owner: Louis Wright
Breeder: My Meadowview LLC (KY)
Trainer: Stanley M. Hough

Inject (f, 2, Frosted-Appealing Zophie, by Successful Appeal), a half-sister to GI Belmont S. hero Tapwrit (Tapit), became the first winner for her freshman sire (by Tapit) with a runaway 'TDN Rising Star' performance at Ellis Park Saturday.

The 7-1 chance chased in second as Quick Munny (Munnings), drawn widest in post 10, sped through an opening quarter in :22.69. Inject, a $390,000 KEESEP yearling graduate, cruised up alongside that one at the top of the stretch and turned on the burners down the lane to graduate in style by six lengths over the pacesetter.

The final time for five furlongs was a very sharp :57.67.

Appealing Zophie, in foal to leading sire Tapit, brought $1.2 million from Barronstown Stud at the 2018 FTKNOV sale. She previously brought $1.1 million from Inject's breeder Len Riggio at the same sale in 2007.

In addition to the aforementioned Tapwrit, GISW, $1,362,402; and Ride a Comet (Candy Ride {Arg}), GSW-USA, SW-Can, $305,856; the 2006 GI Spinaway S. heroine is also responsible for a Tapit filly of 2019 and a Justify colt of this year. She was bred back to the 2018 Triple Crown winner for 2021.

From 94 first-crop yearlings by Frosted to enter the ring, 67 sold for an average of $223,365, led by an $850,000 filly at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale purchased by OXO Equine.

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