Battalion Runner

Battalion Runner

40
$140,000
Owner
St. Elias Stable
Trainer
Todd A. Pletcher
Breeder
Dell Ridge Farm, LLC
Sex
Colt
Color
Gray
Birthplace
Kentucky
Foal Date
Mar 15, 2014

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Battalion Runner Racing News

Battalion Runner gave trainer Todd Pletcher the possibility of having five runners in the 2017 Kentucky Derby when he finished a brave second in the Wood Memorial (G2) April 8.


Running in stakes company for the first time after winning two of his first three starts, Battalion Runner led for most of the 1-1/8 mile test at Aqueduct before giving way only to the talented Irish War Cry in the stretch.


Bred by Dell Ridge Farm, Battalion Runner was a $700,000 purchase at the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale. He is raced by St. Elias Stable.


Battalion Runner is by the outstanding sire Unbridled’s Song. His progeny include Arrogate, who stayed 1-1/4 miles outstandingly well in the Travers Stakes (G1), Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), and Dubai World Cup (G1). Battalion Runner’s dam Tamboz is a winning full sister to Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) winner Tapizar, and he is from the same family as champion 3-year-old filly Untapable and 2010 Kentucky Derby third-place finisher Paddy O’Prado.


Apart from his first start, when he was a little slow at the start, Battalion Runner has been on or near the speed throughout his career. His pedigree suggests he has prospects of staying 1-1/4 miles in the Kentucky Derby, though it’s not necessarily guaranteed.


Battalion Runner’s reputation has been such that he featured in Pool 3 and 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager despite not having run in a Derby prep at that point. He was at 26-1 when betting finished in Pool 4, and should be considered strongly after his Wood Memorial effort. 

Race History

FinishRaceGradeDistanceSurfaceDate
2nd Road to the Kentucky Derby Wood Memorial S. presented by NYRA Bets

Aqueduct

II1 1/8 MilesDirt Apr 8, 2017

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