Rian






Why We Bought This Horse

  • This four year old grandson of Bernardini is Kentucky bred and sold for $50,000 as a two year old.   
  • He has run consistently for all of 2018 with a win, 3 seconds, and a third in 6 tries.   The race that we claimed him out of (second place run) showed his usual form of a stalking trip and move on the final turn.   We think this style will continue to produce success.
  • The horse has never been on the turf and we think he may have a future being a turf sprinter.  We are going to think about moving him this summer to a new track where we can test his turf credentials.
  • The horse broke his maiden at Parx against tougher company than he has been running against at Charles Town.   We think he will be able to make a move up in track location and be able to compete at some of the other Mid Atlantic tracks.

Thoughts from the Trainer

The horse will begin his Wasabi Ventures Stables career with Mark Shanley at Charles Town.

Notes on claim from trainer Mark Shanley:

  • Watched the horse regularly in morning training at Charles Town and liked his movement.
  • The horse is only 4 years old and has competed at better tracks including breaking his maiden at Parx.
  • Even though he is 4 YO, he is lightly raced.

UPDATE 5/6/18: Mark Shanley reports this morning that the legs are cool and he is eating up breakfast.  All good news the morning after a claim.


WVS Stats:

Starts Wins Places Shows Wins % In The Money %
3 0 0 0 0% 0%

Last 3 Races:

Jul 06, 2018
Charles Town, WV
Finish: 5
Jun 08, 2018
Charles Town, WV
Finish: 5
May 18, 2018
Charles Town, WV
Finish: 4

Next Race:

TBD


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