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Tap It Light in deep in Gold Cup

Updated: July 6, 2010, 4:13 PM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - For more than a decade, the acquisition of high-priced claimers helped trainer Mike Mitchell win some of the biggest races of his career.

Ever a Friend, claimed for $62,500 in December 2007, won the Grade 1 Frank Kilroe Mile the following March. Church Service, claimed for $50,000 in January 2008, won the Grade 3 Dallas Turf Cup in May of that year. On the Acorn, taken for $40,000 in November 2006, later won three graded stakes, including the Grade 2 Jim Murray Handicap ...

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