‘He’s Shown Us A Lot Of Promise’: Talented 2YO Maiden Winner Andthewinneris Aimed For First Dirt Start In Bashford Manor

Susan Moulton’s homebred 2-year-old colt Andthewinneris garnered a lot of attention when he rallied from 7 ¾ lengths off the early pace to break his maiden first time out by two lengths on the Keeneland turf course April 28.

Now, the precocious son of Oscar Performance is set to test dirt in the $175,000 Bashford Manor, a listed stakes, on Churchill Downs’ closing day program on Monday, July 4.

Trained by Wayne Catalano, Andthewinneris was previously breezing on turf at Keeneland but arrived at Churchill Downs in early June to work over the dirt track.

“There were, and still are, a lot of options we had for him after he broke his maiden,” Catalano said. “I sent him over here to see how he’d handle this dirt course and he cruised (June 18) over this track (a half-mile in :46.80, the best of 156 at the distance). He worked :46 and change and galloped out really strong. We popped him out of the gate (Sunday) and just let him go easy (half-mile in :49.60) so he can feel what it’s like to break out of the gate on the dirt. He’s shown us a lot of promise when he won first out. Susan (Moulton) bred him and he’s a really nice-looking colt.”

Andthewinneris earned a 79 Brisnet Speed Rating for his debut win victory in Lexington.

Andthewinneris, whose dam is Run Like the Boss, by Scat Daddy, has several turf progeny in the immediate family, but his third dam, Chilean-bred Santona, produced Grand Hombre, winner of the 2003 Pennsylvania Derby (G3) and runner-up in the Indiana Derby (G3).

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