Run Away and Hide Colt Does Just That in Best Pal

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9th at DMR, Gr. Stk, $200,000GII Best Pal S. (6 1/2f)Winner: Run Away, c, 2 by Run Away and Hide

RUN AWAY (c, 2, Run Away and Hide–Cabales, by Pulpit) made a bold move for the lead midway around the turn and kept right on going, romping in the GII Best Pal S. at Del Mar to remain undefeated. Graduating on debut May 26 at Santa Anita, the $325,000 Barretts March buy repeated after dueling on a fast pace in the Santa Anita Juvenile S. July 3. Made the 3-2 second choice in this Saturday feature, the bay broke well from his rail draw and set up shop in second through a sharp opening quarter of :22.15. Moving willingly past the pacesetter going by a half in :45.10, he turned for home in total command and drew off by midstretch before coasting home 4 1/2 lengths to the good in 1:17.91. Longshot Dia de Pago (Macho Uno) ran on well from the back to be a clear second. Race favorite and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Serengeti (Algorithms) broke slowly and flattened to be fourth after producing a mild bid on the turn. Sales History: $9,500 RNA Wlg ’15 KEENOV; $35,000 Ylg ’16 OBSAUG; $325,000 2yo ’17 BARMAR. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, $212,400. O-Kaleem Shah Inc.; B-Erv Woolsey & Ralph Kinder (KY); T-Simon Callaghan.

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