Taylor Made’s promising young stallion Not This Time, whose outstanding dam Miss Macy Sue is a daughter of Drakenstein Stud’s champion sire Trippi, has made a pleasing start with his first two-year-olds this season, and the son of Giant’s Causeway recorded his first winner when daughter Hopeful Princess made a winning debut at Churchill Downs on Thursday.
The 2-year-old filly completed 4 1/2 furlongs on a fast main track in :51.26, defeating Mad Maddy by three-quarters of a length.
Out of the More Than Ready mare More Than Magic, Hopeful Princess is just the second runner for Not This Time.
A half-brother to G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile/G1 Woodward Stakes winner Liam’s Map (himself already a proven G1 sire), Not This Time was an exceptional two-year-old who won two of just four starts at two-his only season to race.
Not This Time, whose dam won the G3 Winning Colors Stakes and ran third in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, romped home to record an 8.75 length win in the G3 Iroquois Stakes before finishing second, to champion Classic Empire, in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
His G1 winning broodmare sire Trippi, South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2015-2016, is currently sire of more than 150 stakes horses, with this tally including such G1 winners as Inara, R Heat Lightning, Deo Juvente, Chimichuri Run, Lobo’s Legend, Real Princess, For The Lads and Afrikaburn.
Trippi has four lots on offer at the 2020 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.