Longshot Tranche Upsets Fasig-Tipton Futurity

Thoroughbred Daily News

Chilly on the board at 20-1, Tranche (Collected) missed the memo, and never looked back from the lead to upset the Fasig-Tipton Futurity in his third start.

Seventh on debut in April at Keeneland and then third beneath the Twin Spires May 4, he broke like a shot and quickly cleared his competition to claim his spot on the inside. Showing the way as :22.15 and :45.36 splits sailed by, he cut the corner coming into the homeward trail and continued to extend his lead under right-hand urging. It would be 7 1/4 lengths back to Mirahmadi who got up in time to grab second from Refocus.

“To be honest, I wasn’t really (confident going into this race), in this business when you think you’re going to win, it can sometimes go the other way,” said Luis Mendez, who won the 2021 Fasig Tipton Futurity with Big City Lights…”[Owner] Bill Peeples, I mean everybody on the team loved him, but I was not convinced. That beautiful field of horses was against him, so I was a little worried.”

The second of Theory of Change’s offspring to get his picture taken, Tranche is her first black-type winner. He has a yearling half-brother by Street Sense and the mare came up barren from her 2023 cover to Maxfield. This is the female family of GSP America America (Mister Baileys {GB}), who is responsible for MGSP Bluegrass Princess (Dynaformer) and MSW Partisan Politics (More Than Ready) through her branch of the family. GISP My Gal Betty (Point of Entry) also makes an appearance as well as GSW So Long George (Arch).