Tapit juvenile turns heads at Turfway; BC next?

by | 09.26.2011 | 3:31pm

The Blood-Horse profiles Hansen, the two-year-old Tapit colt who won the Bluegrass Cat Kentucky Cup Juvenile Saturday at Turfway Park by 13 1/4 lengths.  In his only other start, Hansen drew off by 12 1/4 lengths for owner Kendall Hansen in his maiden-breaker at Turfway.  If he can qualify without any graded stakes earnings, Hansen is expected to make his next start in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs in November:

“Hansen the horse has Hansen the man thinking big. Hansen said he expects there to be interest in the grey/roan colt, and that he would consider selling percentages.”

“I have bills like everyone else,” Hansen said. “But this horse is just having fun right now. In his stall he's like a puppy dog. After his first race he wasn't even breathing. I think he has some gears he hasn't shown yet.”

“Victor Lebron, who has ridden Hansen both times, called him his potential “Derby horse.” The jockey said the colt is “push-button” on the racetrack.”

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