Light race ‘Rising Star TDN’ Charged (Tapit).
Favorite 3-5 drawn on rails – a green second while his bet debuts in third place in GI Curlin Florida Derby April 2 held Liquid situation (Warrior’s Reward) from second when racing in the tight area along the fence here.
Hall of Famer Johnny Velazquez got on his way after beating weary maiden winner and second choice Nabokov (Uncle Mo) at the fifth and eighth pole and the absolute gray begins from there. Charge It flies to the front a quarter of a mile from home and is kept to the task down the ramp to win 23 brutal lengths. Long shot Runninsonofagun (Gunman) is the second; The liquid situation ranked third.
“We have always believed in the ability of this horse,” said winning coach Todd Pletcher. “We’ve been trying to fix the problem since the Derby [displaced palate], which we think we’ve done successfully. Today, we saw the level of talent we’ve seen from him.
Pletcher continued, “We redrawn a hole [Life Is Good also had post one earlier on the card] and need to go and set up some positions. We felt that was where we were going and he was going to work his way up, and things have pretty much gone from there. “
Next can start at Saratoga during GII Jim Dandy S. July 30 and/or HOLD Runhappy Travers S. August 27, Pletcher added, “We were hoping for a good performance today that would put us in a position to consider Jim Dandy or Travers or both. It’s been a strong effort today, so we’re getting back to where we thought we were at the Florida Derby time. It’s all about him telling us what to do. Can we train to Travers from here? I don’t think it’s possible either.”
Charge It becomes the 154th stake winner / 96th ranked winner for the top male Tapit. The Tapit cross the cross Charlie India is also represented by GI Hill ‘N’ winner Dale Metropolitan H. undefeated sensational Flightline. Charlie India is currently responsible for 89 stake winners / 29 winners classified as a stallion.
Charge It was produced by the winning mare I’ll Take Charge, a $2.2 million KEESEP purchase driven by Mandy Pope’s operations. The 10-year-old girl is the daughter of the blue horse Take Charge Lady (Dehere) who is in charge of the championship Fees will be charged (Unbridled Song), GISW Take Charge Indy (AP Indy), MGSW & GISP Over Time (American pharoah); and Charming (Going for Gold), dam of Take Charge champion Brandi (Giant’s Causeway) and MGISW Omaha Beach (War front). I’ll Take Charge produced an Into Mischief pony this year and bred again Tapit.
Saturday, Belmont . Park
DWYER S.-GIII$250,000, Belmont, 7-2, 3yo, 1m, 1:34.67, ft.
first-CHARGE IT, 118, c, 3, by Tapit
First Beat: I’ll Take Charge, by Indian Charlie
Strike 2: Take Charge Lady, by Dehere
3rd dam: Felicita, by Rubiano
‘Rising star TDN‘WINNER OF BLACK TYPE 1, CLASS 1 SHOP’
VICTORY. O/B-Whisper Hill Farm, LLC (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher;
J-John R. Velazquez. 137,500 dollars. Lifetime Record: GISP, 5-2-2-0,
$367,900. Click to view eNicks report & pedigree of 5 children.
Nick Werk Rating: A +++. *Triple Plus*
2-Runninsonofagun119, g, 3, Gunman–Golden Artemis, by
Moon Malibu. BLACK TYPE 1 CLASS. ($16,000 2 years ’21
KEEJAN). O-Legacy by Scott Zimmerman; B-Dattt Farm LLC
(CZK); T-John T. Toscano, Jr.. $50,000.
3–Liquid situation118, c, 3, Warrior’s Reward–Evaporation Vickie,
by Elusive Quality. TYPE 1 BLACK, TYPE 1 BLACK.
($45,000 Ylg ’20 OBSOCT; $200,000 2 year 21 OBSAPR).
O-Curragh stables; B-Hidden Point Farm Inc. (FL); T-John P.
Terranova, II. $30,000.
Margin: 23, 2 1/4, NO. Odds: 0.60, 15.80, 8.80.
Also Ran: Uncontrollable Bomber, No Sabe Nada, Nabokov.
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