05/24/2013 1:44PM

DRF Breeding Standout: Teardrop wins impressively at Churchill


Teardrop, a three quarter-sister to Grade 1 winner Pyro, broke slowly from the outside post but still proved much the best in her career debut Thursday at Churchill Downs, drawing off in the stretch for a 3 3/4-length victory.

The 2-year-old Tapit filly, who runs as a homebred for Winchell Thoroughbreds, is trained by Steve Asmussen. Rosie Napravnik was aboard as Teardrop covered five furlongs in :58.40 on a track rated fast.

Teardrop is out of the winning Wild Again mare Wild Vision, who has produced three stakes winners from seven winning foals to date. Teardrop is a full sister to Grade 3 winner War Echo. Pyro, a Grade 1 winner and sire, and Grade 3-placed stakes winner Longview Drive are both by Tapit's sire Pulpit, making them three-quarter siblings to Teardrop.

Wild Vision is a full sister to Grade 2 winner and sire Wild Wonder and is a half-sister to stakes winner Acrylic.

Tapit, who stands at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., for an advertised fee of $125,000, currently ranks sixth on the North American general sire list.