Regally-bred Enforceable poised for Churchill graduation Friday

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May 28th, 2019

The fifth race on Friday at Churchill Downs is a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight dash. Eight colts and a gelding will contest the sprint, including John Oxley's ENFORCEABLE.

Trained by Mark Casse, the gray son of Tapit ran a big one on debut when a clear runner-up in the slop at Churchill on May 2. Enforceable tracked the pace while four wide early on, and he made a bold move in the lane to give us a glimpse of his abilities. He shows a pair of solid half-mile morning breezes in the interim and figures to be ready to roll on Friday.

Enforceable is bred to be a really good one, too. By the mighty Tapit, the colt was produced from the Dixie Union mare Justwhistledixie. The multiple Grade-2 winning lass was very good on the track and has carried that success over into her next career.

Her first foal was New Year's Day, who captured the 2013 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) in his final race. The son of Street Cry has come to prominence of late, buoyed by the emergence of Florida Derby (G1) victor Maximum Security.

Mohaymen, her third foal, was a four-time Grade 2 hero with wins in the Holy Bull (G2) and Fountain of Youth (G2) among his triumphs. He retired to stud at Shadwell Farm in 2018.

The fourth foal out of Justwhistledixie is the Tapit colt Kingly, winner of the 2019 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields. The bay was also runner-up in the El Camino Real Derby and third in the Alcatraz this campaign.

Enforceable could surely be the next stakes winner in this highly productive family like his pair of full brothers. His first outing was very impressive and improvement is expected from a 17% second-out conditioner. Shaun Bridgmohan will once again guide the youngster who seems poised to graduate on Friday.

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