Fresh off the heels of our star Gun Runner filly Vahva capturing a $750,000 Grade III a few weeks ago, we went back to the well early in Day 1 of Keeneland September to reel in another filly by Three Chimneys’ phenomenal young stallion.
Hip 15 is a beautiful, scopey chestnut filly resemblant of her Horse of the Year sire with a muscular, well-defined shoulder and a big, overstepping walk. She’s got the look of a long-striding, two-turn classic distance type of filly, but there’s also plenty of precocity and early speed on her pedigree page.
Her dam, Allwewantforxmas—by excellent broodmare sire and dynamite sprinter/miler influence Songandaprayer—placed in multiple stakes sprinting on turf in Florida. She’s a perfect four-for-four with getting her foals to the winners circle, two of which have earned black type, including stakes winner and $300,000+ earner Spun Glass.
Second dam Grecian Wings, by Mr. Greeley, was a stakes winner with six winners from her six foals to race, including three stakes performers led by a Grade III winner and $350,000+ earner in Hard Enough. With plenty of pedigree balance between sprinters and routers, turf and dirt, this is a filly who could be any kind, and with the power of Gun Runner behind her, one who has massive upside at an excellent price point.
Gun Runner earned nearly $16 million on the racetrack, with huge wins coming in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). He’s developing into a prolific sire, with eight millionaires to his credit. SIx of those eight are trained by Steve Asmussen.
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