Smiling Tiger 2YO Debuts a Winner
Albany, CA (October 17, 2020) – There is always added excitement when a 2-year-old wins first time out. Smiling Tiger son Rocktillyoudrop has given his connections that thrill with his victory in the 7th race at Golden Gate.
Eight juveniles lined up for the five and one-half furlong contest over the all weather. Rocktillyoudrop was third out of the gate, but the lead was his quickly thereafter. He faced and overcame a challenge around the turn and opened up by three with just over a furlong to run. He was expectedly tired, but he did not fold late. He held on with racehorse grit to win by a half-length.
Rocktillyoudrop is trained by William Delia, who owns and bred the colt in partnership with Patty Wall. He was produced by the winning Northern Devil mare, Red Hot Rocket.