06/05/2009 11:00PM

Majestic Vintage, Tin Top Cat earn Futurity wins


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Majestic Vintage and Tin Top Cat used different tactics to upset the two divisions of the Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity run Saturday at Lone Star Park. Majestic Vintage came rolling from off the pace to win the colts-and-geldings division at 12-1, while Tin Top Cat wired the fillies at 14-1.

Majestic Vintage ($27) settled in seventh early in his $89,370 division, as even-money favorite Show Me Why led the field through an opening quarter-mile in 21.35 seconds. Majestic Vision began to pick up steam on the turn and closed quickly in the final eighth to cover five furlongs in 58.23 seconds. He won by three-quarters of a length over Tomball.

"He had his game face on today," said Tony McNeil, who rode Majestic Vision for trainer Cash Asmussen.

Asmussen co-owns the horse with his father, Keith Asmussen. Majestic Vintage, a son of Cuvee, was bred by Keith Asmussen and another of his sons, Steve Asmussen. It was the second win from four starts for Majestic Vintage, who for the win earned $53,622.

Earlier on the card, Tin Top Cat ($31.60) held for a three-quarter-length win over a fast-closing Minacious to win the $88,740 fillies division. The winner set fractions of 21.72 seconds for the opening quarter and 45.14 for the half-mile before going on to cover the five furlongs in 57.94.

"She left the gate real well, took the lead, and that was all there was to it," said Ramsey Zimmerman, who rode Tin Top Cat for trainer Bret Calhoun.

Tin Top Cat earned $53,244 for the win, which was her first from two career starts. In her debut, she finished fourth in a trial race for the TTA Sales Futurity. Tin Top Cat is a daughter of Supreme Cat, and she races for her breeders, Jerry Durant and Bill Jordan.