Although he tried twice to break his maiden, TAPIT TRICE (c, 3, faucet—Danzatrice, by Dunkirk) quickly impressed in the third start with a match against Saturday’s option claimants at Gulfstream. Equally spaced from the inner gate, Gray Lobster soon took the lead and was sent out by jockey Luis Saez to race in the open space. Fourth in a closely held field, the $1.3 million aspirant held his ground after a pair of dueling leaders up front, continuing to stay on track as the quarter opened. takes place on: 24.25. Up to third place by the time the leaders began to rotate at the far corner, faucet Trice gets up under a hand ride over the quadruple post to join steady friend Shesterkin (Violence) to take the lead. The couple walked together just a few meters before faucet Trice continued with it in the extended final, taking the lead to take a clear 6-5 win. Lifetime record: 3-2-0-1.
O-Whisper Hill Farm LLC and Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck); Purebred B-Gainesway Co., Ltd; T-Todd Pletcher. Sales history: $1,300,000 KEESEP ylng.