08/20/20 | Arlington Heights, IL – Dare To Dream Stable’s Quick Tempo made his debut a winning one in emphatic fashion! Recently purchased at the OBS April sale, this athletic son of Tapizar had been training very forwardly for his debut.
With the field reduced to five after a number of scratches, it was important that Quick Tempo break alertly and get the advantage on the favored even money high priced auction purchase Tightrope trained by Larry Rivelli. When the gates sprung open, jockey Jose Lopez did a fantastic job beating the Rivelli charge to the lead. They blistered through an opening quarter of 21.59 while maintaining a one length lead on Tightrope. As they rounded the turn in this short 4 1/2 furlong dash, Jose gave Quick Tempo a little nudge and he began to kick clear. When they reached the top of the stretch, Quick Tempo was long gone and he just coasted home as Jose gave him one more tap of the crop to cruise home under the wire in a snappy time of 51.59 for the 4 1/2 furlongs. It was quite a debut and it looks like this boy has a bright future ahead of him.
Congratulations to all the DTD partners who received immediate dividends from their OBS purchase. Trainer Chris Davis, assistant Mynor Ortiz, and the entire team did a fantastic job getting this colt ready at first asking. Finally, once again Jose Lopez proved tough to catch once he inherits the lead and continues his terrific Arlington meet.