12/04/2010 6:40PM

Hawthorne: Papa Tango impressively wins debut


Hawthorne in December hardly is a hotbed of 2yo talent, but Papa Tango did make a strong impression winning her debut in race 7. The track is fast, but still think 1:10.71 was a solid six-furlong time for a youngster, and she was striding away nicely through the stretch run. Have recently noticed offspring of Kitten's Joy doing surprisingly well on dirt, and here was another one. And how 'bout trainer Jim DiVito? He was 28-percent first-timer win in most recent sample from DRF trainer stats, and this win should get his debut percentage up over 30. Wow.