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Carson’s Run Storms To Victory In ‘Win & You’re In’ Summer Stakes

Cupid colt Carson’s Run, with Dylan Davis in the saddle, wins the Summer (G1) at Woodbine

Carson's Run showed elite-level class Saturday as he powered down the center of Woodbine's E.P. Taylor Turf Course and kicked clear to win the $500,000 bet365 Summer Stakes (G1) for 2-year-olds.

Ridden by Dylan Davis for trainer Christophe Clement, the Kentucky-bred Cupid colt wore down front-runner and 9-5 favorite My Boy Prince and scored for the second time from three career starts. His two previous outings came at 1 1/16 miles on turf, including his debut win on Aug. 6 at Saratoga and a second-place finish in the With Anticipation on Aug. 31 at the Spa. Cut back to one mile Saturday, he he proved much the best in a 2 1/4-length triumph.

West Point Thoroughbreds and Steven Bouchey's Carson's Run returned $8.60 after completing the one-mile contest in 1:35.70.

Last of nine through the first half-mile as My Boy Prince set the tempo, Davis took Carson's Run ten wide into the stretch and the colt unleashed a furious rally to overhaul the favorite in the final sixteenth and get the win.

My Boy Prince, who had to have a shoe repaired following the post parade, held for second after setting all the early fractions. Go With Gusto finished third.

“He did very well there because he saved all the ground he could and then when he angled him out at the quarter pole, we had to come wide obviously, but that way you don't get any traffic,” said Christophe Lorieul, assistant to Carson's Run's conditioner Christophe Clement, said of Carson's Run. “He had a clear run from quarter pole to the wire and he really showed what he is today.”

With the victory, Carson's earned a fees-paid berth for the $1-million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), a one-mile race at Santa Anita on Nov. 3.

The Clement barn was winning its second Summer Stakes, having captured the 2019 edition with Decorated Invader.

Bred by Frankfort Park Stud, Carson's Run was produced by the Henny Hughes mare Hot N Hectic. West Point Thoroughbreds bought him for $170,000 in April at the OBS Spring Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, where Randy Miles consigned him.

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