Thursday, June 16, 2011

Little Man Arran, and ran, and ran to victory

One of my juvenile sales tips of 2010 played a role in a "career day" for jockey Anderson Trotman Sunday, as the rider booted home five winners in eight races at Garrison Savannah on the island of Barbados.

Little Man Arran, who made two unplaced starts in Canada at 2 before being shipped to Barbados, gained his first career win in Race 1 at Garrison Savannah Saturday, the first of Trotman's five winners on the card. The colt bested a field of fellow maidens ages 3 and up going 1,570 meters on turf to become the 85th member worldwide of my 187-horse juvenile sales Class of 2010 to become a winner; that's 45.5 percent of all selections. Little Man Arran was sent off the overwhelming favorite at 1/5 odds, coming into the race off a fourth-place effort as a maiden in stakes company.

From what I can tell by information, including past results, at the Barbados Turf Club Web site, I believe Little Man Arran now has a win and a place from eight starts, for total earnings (including in Canada) of about $8,460 U.S. for owners Bill and Hayley Blevins. The dark bay colt was bred in Florida by Claude Morris.

I recommended the son of Golden Missile-Ms. Copelan, by Copelan, prior to his selling for $25,000 to Bill Blevins as Hip 169 at OBSAPR 2010. His dam was a stakes-placed winner of 10 races who has already produced a Monmouth stakes-winning full-brother to Little Man Arran in GARIBALDI. Half-sisters to Garibaldi and Little Man Arran have produced the stakes winners ATLAS SHRUGS and RUN RIGHT THRU.

Follow the updated statistics for each of my 187 sales selections in the list after this prior post.

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