03/22/2010 12:00AM

Look for Trappe Shot down the line


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - While he is too far behind from an experience standpoint to make the Kentucky Derby, Trappe Shot has given every indication he could be a 3-year-old to reckon with in the division as the season progresses. Trappe Shot, a Florida-bred son of Tapit owned by Nicholas Brady's Mill House, posted a 10 1/4-length maiden win here on Feb. 21, then returned Sunday to defeat first-level allowance opposition by an even easier 12 3/4 lengths. Both races were restricted to statebreds.

"He's a very nice horse, very talented," said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. "I'll talk with Mr. Brady, but I think the Withers would be the most logical spot for his next start. It's a big step up from statebred allowance company. That would be the main thing I'm worried about."

The one-mile, Grade 3 Withers will be run at Aqueduct on April 24 and may also attract D' Funnybone, winner of the Grade 2 Swale here Saturday.

Vivian sells Diva Delite back

Trainer Dave Vivian has sold his Grade 3-winning 3-year-old filly Diva Delite back to her original owner and breeder, the Clover Leaf Farm. She will continue her racing career for trainer Ian Wilkes.

Vivian originally purchased Diva Delite, a daughter of Repent, in the name of his wife, Barbara, and partner Dominic Vittese as a 2-year-old for $35,000 from Clover Leaf out of the 2009 Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April Sales. Diva Delite has won 8 of 15 starts, including her last five races dating back to her juvenile finale at Calder on Dec. 7. She capped off that streak with victories at Tampa Bay Downs in the Gasparilla, Suncoast and Grade 3 Florida Oaks.

"They offered me a very fair price for the filly," said Vivian. "One I just couldn't turn down."

Frieze to get back to booking

Veteran jockey agent Bob Frieze, on vacation since parting ways with longtime client Edgar Prado last fall, will get back to work when the Keeneland meet opens hustling book for jockey Corey Nakatani.

"Corey talked to me right after I split with Edgar back around Thanksgiving, but I told him I wanted to take the winter off," said Frieze. "He'll ride at the Fair Grounds on Saturday, finish up a few more days at Oaklawn, and we'll join up when Keeneland opens on April 2."

* She Be Wild, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and the Eclipse Award in her division, left here Monday for Keeneland, where she will train up to the Grade 1 Ashland, according to trainer Wayne Catalano.

- additional reporting by David Grening