Union Rags's $1M Breezer Tatters to Riches Wins Shared Belief

3rd at DMR, $100kShared Belief S. (1m)Winner: Tatters to Riches, c, 3 by Union Rags

Tatters to Riches | Benoit

SHARED BELIEF S., $100,000, Del Mar, 8-25, 3yo, 1m, 1:36.94, ft.
1–TATTERS TO RICHES, 120, c, 3, by Union Rags
                1st Dam: Poco Mas, by A.P. Indy
                2nd Dam: Adel, by Strawberry Road (Aus)
                3rd Dam: Prankstress, by Foolish Pleasure
($60,000 Ylg '16 KEESEP; $1,000,000 2yo '17 OBSAPR).
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Red Baron's Barn LLC & Rancho
Temescal LLC; B-Mount Brilliant Farm LLC (KY); T-Jeff Mullins;
J-Tyler Baze. $60,000. Lifetime Record: 4-3-0-0, $133,545.
*1/2 to Carinosa (Arg) (Tiznow), GSW & G1SP-Arg, $113,318. 2–Afleet Ascent, 119, c, 3, Northern Afleet–Skip Queen, by Skip Away. ($32,000 Ylg '16 OBSAUG; $300,000 2yo '17 OBSAPR).
O-Ed & Susie Orr; B-Jason Hall (LA); T-Jerry Hollendorfer.
3–Shivermetimbers, 120, c, 3, Shanghai Bobby–Sealaunch, by
Unbridled's Song. ($170,000 Ylg '16 KEESEP). O-Mark
DeDomenico LLC & West Point Thoroughbreds; B-Tim
Thornton, Robert Watt & Doug Glass (KY); T-Jerry
Hollendorfer. $12,000.
Margins: 3 3/4, 3 3/4, 4 1/4. Odds: 1.20, 5.50, 2.60.
Also Ran: Yulong Warrior, Cool Bobby.
Tatters to Riches, who co-topped the 2017 OBS April sale when selling for $1 million, was a debut winner over this track last July and, after a sixth-place effort in the Sept. 4 GI Del Mar Futurity, went to the sidelines with a chip in a rear ankle. He returned to take a 6 1/2-furlong optional claimer here Aug. 4. Trying two turns for the first time, the bay colt broke well from gate five and stalked the pace of Afleet Ascent for the opening 5 1/2 panels. With Tyler Baze riding high in the saddle, Tatters to Riches kicked away with a furlong to travel to become the 11th black-type winner for his sire.

“He's a big, long-striding horse and we always knew that sprinting wasn't going to be his game and two turns would be better for him,” said winning trainer Jeff Mullins. “But we were excited about this race. I wish we would have had more time [between races], but it didn't work out that way. It's a feeling of accomplishment and relief, both. A horse coming off that long a layoff and running twice in 23 days is a little worrisome. But hopefully he comes out of it OK and we can map out his next spot.”

Poco Mas, who produced a filly by Tiznow in 2017, sold to Calumet Farm while in foal to Street Sense for $130,000 at last year's Keeneland November sale. She produced a colt by Street Sense this year and was bred back to English Channel. Poco Mas is a half-sister to Canadian champion Interpol (English Channel). Tatters to Riches's third dam, Prankstress (Foolish Pleasure), produced multiple graded stakes winner Del Mar Show (Theatrical {Ire}), as well as the dam of graded stakes winner Walkslikeaduck (Blushing John).

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