Premier Star the latest debut winner for Tapiture

Premier Star winning his maiden Dec. 8 at Gulfstream Park - Coglianese photo

Tapiture is now tied atop the First-Crop Sire list with 24 winners after Premier Star won his Dec. 8 debut at Gulfstream Park by 1 3/4-lengths.

The chestnut colt earned a very respectable Beyer Speed Figure of 82 after completing the seven furlongs in 1:23.08, overcoming being floated very wide coming into the stretch by eventual runner-up Caracaro.

Premier Star is owned by Sonata Stable and was bred in Kentucky by Charles Deters.

Tapiture, who also has four stakes horses to date, was also represented on Sunday by repeat winner Boat Over the Hill, who took an optional allowance at Laurel Park.