Kingsbarns Puts in Royal Performance for Tampa Allowance Win

6th-Tampa Bay Downs, $25,500, (NW1X)/Opt. Clm ($75,000), 2-12, 3yo, 1m 40y, 1:40.78, ft, 7 3/4 lengths.
KINGSBARNS (c, 3, Uncle Mo–Lady Tapit {GSP}, by Tapit) made his first start against winners a successful one, dominating his rivals to win by 7 1/4 lengths as the public’s 2-5 betting favorite. After scoring in his debut by 1 3/4 lengths at Gulfstream Park a month ago, the $800,000 Fasig-Tipton March Select 2-Year-Old in Training purchase was shipped a few miles north for a first start in allowance company, a choice that proved successful. The bay colt broke smartly from the gate but drifted back in the early going to track the pace set by longshot Sentir Zuliano (Lord Nelson) while in the three path around the first turn and then closer to the rail as he straightened out for the run up the backstretch. The early pacesetter opened up a clear lead on the field behind him and was a handful of lengths in front as he passed the half-mile mark in :46.33, but soon after Kingsbarns was launching his move and was challenging for the lead along the inside midway around the final bend. Angled back out toward the center of the track past the quarter pole, the Uncle Mo colt had easily taken control and remained in command to the wire, drawing away to the handy victory. Kingsbarns is out of a half-sister to GISW Gozzip Girl (Dynaformer), who also produced a 2-year-old colt by Union Rags, who was exported to Saudi Arabia last year, and a yearling half-brother by Gun Runner. Lady Tapit is expecting a Munnings foal this year. Sales Record: $250,000 Ylg ’21 FTSAUG; $800,000 2yo ’22 FTFMAR. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $57,300. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Spendthrift Farm LLC; B-Parks Investment Group, LLC (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher.

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