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Ballston Spa Possible for Tapitsfly

Tapitsfly wins 2012 Just a Game
Photo: NYRA, David Alcosser

Trainer Dale Romans could have two runners on Travers Day, with Grade 1 winner Tapitsfly under consideration for the Grade 2, 1 1/16-mile Ballston Spa presented by Jose Cuervo, and Quick Wit, who won the Grade 3, off-the-turf edition of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame last week, an outside possibility for the Grade 1 Travers.

 

Tapitsfly finished fourth to the recently retired Winter Memories after setting the pace in the Grade 1, 1 1/8 mile Diana on July 28. The 5-year-old Tapit mare wired the field in the Grade 1 Longines Just a Game at a mile on June 9 at Belmont Park.

 

“We’re thinking about it and we’ll see how the race comes together,” Romans said.

 

On the possibility of running Quick Wit back on short rest in the Travers, Romans was non-committal.

 

“If it comes up light, I don’t have a problem with it,” Romans said. “If it’s a short field and Alpha’s the horse to beat, I’ll go. [If it’s a big field], probably not, because it changes the complexion of getting a check and how easy it might be just to hit the board.”

 

Currently, the 1 ¼-mile Travers is expected to draw a sizable field, with Alpha, Atigun, Cogito, Five Sixteen, Hansen, Liaison, Neck ‘n Neck, Nonios, Stealcase and Street Life all targeting the “Mid-Summer Derby,” and Fast Falcon on the questionable list.

 

 

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