Tapizar Colt Promoted to First in Iowa Derby
Friday, July 5, 2019 at 10:31 pm
Top Line Growth crossed the line second in the Iowa Derby, but was promoted to first after Winning Number was disqualified for interference following a stewards inquiry and jockey claim of foul. Biding his time in mid-pack as Winning Number clocked a half-mile in :48 flat, the gelding made rapid progress on the backstretch run to sit second turning for home. He kept after the pacesetter in the lane, but could not get to him, coming up two lengths short. However, after an inquiry and objection, Winning Number was taken down and placed third for interfering with third-place finisher Shang, making Top Line Growth the new winner and Shang the runner-up.
Romping by 9 1/2 lengths when unveiled in a $40,000 maiden claimer at Laurel Apr. 22, Top Line Growth was fifth next out in the Sir Barton S. at Pimlico May 18. He returned to winning ways with an eight-length restricted allowance score at Laurel June 8.
Top Line Growth is the seventh black-type winner for his sire Tapizar, who was represented by his first champion last year in Monomoy Girl. He is out of SW & GISP Orinoquia, who also produced SP Kitchen Fire (First Defence). Her recent produce includes a yearling filly by Mshawish and a 2019 filly by Dialed In. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
IOWA DERBY, $250,000, Prairie Meadows, 7-5, 3yo, 1 1/16m, 1:43.07, ft. 1–TOP LINE GROWTH, 116, g, 3, by Tapizar 1st Dam: Orinoquia (SW & GISP, $210,042), by Whywhywhy 2nd Dam: Nice Boots Baby, by Storm Boot 3rd Dam: Foxfire Lass, by Premiership 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O/B-The Elkstone Group LLC (MD); T-Kelly Rubley; J-Julian Pimentel. $149,100. Lifetime Record: 4-3-0-0, $196,503.
2–Shang, 122, c, 3, Shanghai Bobby–Humble Janet, by Humble Eleven. ($90,000 Ylg ’17 FTKOCT). O-William & Corinne Heiligbrodt; B-Cloyce C. Clark (LA); T-Steven M. Asmussen. $49,700.
3–Winning Number, 119, c, 3, Speightstown–Charge of Angels, by Distorted Humor. ($140,000 Wlg ’16 KEENOV; $70,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP). O-James D. Spry; B-Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings, Inc (KY); T-Brian S. House. $24,850. Margins: HD, 3/4, 2. Odds: 3.80, 10.00, 17.10. Also Ran: Fluminense, Night Ops, Mr Money Bags, And Seek, Miltontown, Thetrashmanscoming. Scratched: Dazzling Truths, Visitant, Proverb.