My Meadowview Farm’s homebred Tin Type Gal came up the rail in the stretch to defeat Galileo’s Song on the wire in Sunday’s Grade 3 Boiling Springs, crossing the wire a neck in front in the Monmouth Park stake. The 3-year-old daughter of Tapit was winning her second graded stake, and covered nine furlongs on the firm turf in 1:47.71 under expert handling by Trevor McCarthy for Graham Motion.
“She is a classy filly,” said Motion. “My concern last time was that she was so far out of it and couldn’t make up that much ground. She was toward the back today, but she wasn’t too far off the lead. That were really the only instructions I gave and it was a great ride by Trevor. This seemed like a logical spot for her. I just wanted to get this one under my belt.”
Tin Type Gal broke sharply under McCarthy, but he took her back before the first turn to dead last in the field of seven. Winter strode out for the early lead, tracked a single length off the pace by Miss Inclusive. Hidden Treat and Verbouwen were just another length back off the leaders, as Winter covered the early fractions in :23.54 and :48.05. Hidden Treat began her move three-wide mid-way through the final turn, marking the three-quarters fraction in 1:11.94 right alongside Winter.
At the head of the lane, Hidden Treat held the lead by nearly a half-length, but Tin Type Gal had been moving steadily up the inside under McCarthy. Galileo’s Song was also moving well late, rolling up the outside, and that pair engulfed Hidden Treat in the middle of the stretch. It was an all-out sprint to the wire for Galileo’s Song and Tin Type Gal, with Tin Type Gal proving the more game of the pair, thrusting her neck in front at the wire. Galileo’s Song was second, with Verbouwen re-rallying for third and Hidden Treat fading to fourth.
“She popped out of the gate well and I just wanted to get her comfortable,” said McCarthy. “She settled nicely near the back. I got a little anxious turning for home, but when the spot opened at the rail she just shot through there. I tapped her on the shoulder just a couple of times and every time I asked her she just gave me more. She sure showed her class today.”
Bred in Kentucky, Tin Type Gal is out of G1 winner Miss Shop, by Deputy Minister. The filly has now won three of her five lifetime races to earn over $ 230,000.
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