Runaways Run Away From the Field

The Runaway Groom branch of Blushing Groom (FR) had a very useful weekend. Runaway Groom's son Najran was represented by the third graded winner from his first crop when Wasted Tears took the Ouija Board Distaff Handicap (gr. IIIT). Proving herself a true daughter of her sire -- who equaled Dr. Fager's world record for a mile on dirt -- Wasted Tears smoked the eight panels in 1:32.81. She's TrueNicks rated B+ and out of a mare by  Greinton (GB) (by Green Dancer), which was particularly satisfying for us, as we recommended Greinton as a potential good cross for Najran in our stallion report on this horse.

By the way, Najran is advertised by Hopewell Farm at $7,500 for the current season, which with three first-crop graded winners on the board looks value.

Runaway Groom's champion sprinter Cherokee Run (TrueNicks,SRO) was represented by the Alcatraz Stakes winner Run It, who is out of a Theatrical mare (IRE) and rated A++.

Meanwhile, Runaway Groom himself was represented by Sterwins (a mating planned by the TrueNicks developers, and one that Trates A+), who scored by a head over last year's champion turf horse in Canada, Rahy's Attorney, in the Connaught Cup (gr. IIIT) at Woodbine, while setting a new 8 1/2-furlong course record of 1:38.99.

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