September 18, 2020 - Churchill Downs, Race 7, Msw, USD $75,000, 6 1/2F, .0000

Stayin' Out Late, C, 2, 2018 by Tapit

1st Dam: Graeme Six (GSW & GISP, $338,854), by Graeme Hall
2nd Dam: Polish Ruby, by Polish Pro
3rd Dam: Ruby Wax, by Gallant Romeo

Owner: Three Chimneys Farm & Harrell Ventures LLC
Breeder: Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd & Whisper Hill Farm LLC (KY)
Trainer: Steven M Asmussen

Three Chimneys Farm and Harrell Ventures LLC's Stayin' Out Late (Tapit) was sent off at a chilly-on-the-board 21-5 in Friday's seventh race at Churchill Downs, but the well-bred chestnut turned the 6 1/2-furlong affair into a procession, galloping away to score by 7 3/4 lengths.

Away without incident from the inside gate, the son of GSW Graeme Six (Graeme Hall) made the lead with a minimum of fuss and was allowed a soft time of it up front, covering the opening quarter in :23.66 and the half in a route-like :47.80. Shaken up leaving the quarter pole, he turned on the afterburners in the final furlong and won clear. Cousin Larry (Cairo Prince-Pacific Spell) just earned second ahead of Inspector Frost (Frosted-Folk), the 21-10 chalk, who rushed up after missing the break and looked full of run turning for home, only to flatten late.

Stayin' Out Late is a full-brother to Delightful Joy, GSW, $179,200, whose debuting daughter Zainalarab (War Front) graduated Friday at Belmont Park. He is also a half-brother to to Seymourdini (Bernardini), SW, $242,027, a $900,000 OBS April Breezer; and to Cali Star (Street Cry {Ire}), GSW, $348,080. Graeme Six, winner of the GIII Winning Colors S. at Churchill during her racing days, was purchased by the partnership of Gainesway and Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm for $950,000 in foal to the late Pioneerof the Nile at Keeneland November in 2016. She foaled a full-brother to Stayin' Out Late in 2019 and a full-sister this term. She was bred to Curlin during the most recent breeding season, but did not conceive. Stayin' Out Late is bred on the same cross over Deputy Minister that has been responsible for the aforementioned Frosted and fellow Grade I winner Tapizar.

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