Runaways Run Away From the Field
Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 28, 2009 |
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
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)
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.