Silent Runner Graduates To Stakes Winner In Frost King At Woodbine

In a quick turnaround from his last-out win on Nov. 12, Silent Runner bested a field of six other Ontario breds to win the Frost King Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. The 2-year-old son of Silent Name (JPN) gives his sire another stakes victory at the Toronto, Ontario racetrack, after Ya Mar won the South Ocean Stakes earlier on the card.

After an even break, Where’s Neal showed his head first, taking a half-length lead over J M R Best of Turf and Silent Runner down the backstretch. Around the turn, jockey David Moran took Silent Runner to the outside of Where’s Neal, the two dueling at the top of the stretch.

Down the Woodbine straight, Silent Runner dug in to pass Where’s Neal midstretch, with Sir for Sure and Gatling Gun driving late. Silent Runner had too much momentum, hitting the wire thre-quarters of a length in front of Sir for Sure, who passed Gatling Gun in the race’s final strides. Where’s Neal held on for fourth.

The final time for the six furlongs over the Tapeta track at Woodbine was 1:16.96. Find this race’s chart here.

Silent Runner paid $8.70, $4.50, and $2.80. Sir for Sure paid $7.40 and $4.40. Gatling Gun paid $3.40.

“He’s a lovely little horse,” jockey David Moran said after the race. “He’s a real ATM machine. I was a little worried coming back so quick with him (a winning performance on November 12). So, he broke really fast and I was there to take him back and get him in behind the speed. He settled lovely and then as you saw, when I asked him, he ran right to the wire. He’s a lovely little guy.”

Bred in Ontario by owner C Scott Abbott Racing Stable, Silent Runner is out of the Bold n’ Flashy mare Flashy Consort. Trained by Michael Doyle, the 2-year-old colt has three wins and three seconds in seven starts for career earnings of $166,177.

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