Gun Runner stays perfect after Keeneland allowance win
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Gun Runner stays perfect after Keeneland allowance win
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner met winners for the first time Saturday at Keeneland and came away with a sharp-looking two-length victory.

After debuting a winner in his one-mile debut Sept. 11 at Churchill Downs, Gun Runner was stretched out to two-turns for Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile contest. Breaking from the rail, Ricardo Santana had his mount in a comfortable spot a couple of lengths off the lead. 

When Santana finally asked Gun Runner to accelerate, he split horses at the top of the stretch and rolled to the front, winning under a hand ride. The final time of 1:44 3/5 earned the son of Candy Ride a very strong 84 Beyer Speed Figure.

Gun Runner, bred in Kentucky by Besilu Stables, is the first foal out of Quiet Giant, a five-time stakes winner, highlighted by her victory in the Molly Pitcher S. (G2). Quiet Giant is a half-sister to 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam.
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