5-year-old Giant Ryan was timed an easy three furlongs in 37 4/5 Friday morning
at Calder Casino & Race Course, his first posted workout since a
hard-fought neck victory over California shipper Irrefutable in the $350,000
Smile Sprint Handicap (G2) on Summit of Speed day here this summer on
Trained by the
owner’s father Bisnath Parboo, Giant Ryan was winning his fifth consecutive
start in the Smile Sprint following three victories in New York at Aqueduct and
Belmont Park and the $75,000 Ponche Handicap here, the local tune-up for the
Smile Sprint. The New York-bred son of Freud had won seven of 13 starts with a second
and a third for earnings of $416,000.
Also notable on the
Friday morning work tab was Just For Fun Stable’s 3-year-old colt Decisive
Moment, timed five furlongs in 1:02 4/5 for trainer Juan Arias as the son of
With Distinction continues for a planned next start in the $500,000 Indiana
Derby (G2) at Hoosier Park on Sat., Oct. 1.