Pretty Ana, a Half-Sister to Gun Runner, Game in Fair Grounds Maiden Breaker

Gun Runner | Sarah Andrew

9th-Fair Grounds, $57,000, Msw, 2-13, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m, 1:45.53, ft, 3/4 length.
PRETTY ANA (f, 3, Quality Road–Quiet Giant {GSW, $405,389}, by Giant's Causeway), a half-sister to leading young sire Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}), Horse Of The Year, Ch. Older Dirt Male MGISW-USA, G1SP-UAE, $15,988,500, dug down gamely to earn her diploma at second asking here. Pretty Ana was previously third, beaten 5 1/4 lengths, as the even-money favorite after an eventful trip over this same course and distance on debut Jan. 18. Favored at that same price once again this time, the Three Chimneys homebred broke on top and took the field of nine to the backstretch. She was hounded by Mischievousness (Maximus Mischief) through a half mile in :49.23 and appeared to be in deep water as that one looked to be going the better of the two approaching the quarter pole. Mischievousness enjoyed a narrow advantage in the stretch, but Pretty Ana battled back gamely along the inside to turn back that foe and win by 3/4 of a length. Quiet Giant, a half-sister to Horse of the Year Saint Liam (Saint Ballado) and GISW Funtastic (More Than Ready), produced a colt by Quality Road in 2023. She was not bred for the 2024 season. The Quality Road x Giant's Causeway cross is also responsible for GSW Friar's Road. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-1, $39,920. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.
O/B-Three Chimneys Farm, LLC (KY); T-Steven M. Asmussen.

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