Gun Runner ‘Playing Coming Off The Track’ After Five Furlong Breeze Monday

by | 10.09.2017 | 5:49pm
Gun Runner breezes a half-mile in :50 2/5 at Santa Anita on Oct. 2

Gun Runner, expected to vie for favoritism with Arrogate in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 4, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita's fast main track Monday in 1:01.60.

“He had good rhythm, looked good and felt good coming off the race track,” said Scott Blasi, assistant to Steve Asmussen, who was on hand for the 6:45 a.m. drill.

“He'll do more next week.”

Asmussen was on hand for the work, according to

“Looks like Gun Runner,” Asmussen said. “He's playing coming off the track like you'd expect him to act before the work. That's who he is, thank goodness.”

Defending Breeders' Cup Classic winner Arrogate is scheduled to work Tuesday for Bob Baffert, who sent Breeders' Cup Sprint favorite Drefong four furlongs under Martin Garcia Monday in 47.40 and Distaff contender Abel Tasman four furlongs in 48.60.

Drefong went in company with Show Me Da Lute, who was timed in 47.80.

Mick Ruis, trainer of unbeaten Breeders' Cup Juvenile favorite Bolt d'Oro, said the bay Medaglia d'Oro colt would breeze the next two Sundays.

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