Gun Runner romps Woodward

September 05, 2017

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (AP):

Gun Runner won the $750,000 Woodward by 10 1/4 lengths Saturday at Saratoga for his third straight victory.

Ridden by Florent Geroux, Gun Runner ran nine furlongs miles in 1:47.43 and paid $2.70 to win at 1-5 odds.

Rally Cry finished second and Neolithic was third, followed by War Story and Discreet Lover.

Gun Runner's next start will be in the US$6-million Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar on November 4.

The victory, worth US$450,000, increased Gun Runner's career earnings to US$5,738,500. The four-year-old colt earned his fourth Grade 1 victory in 17 career starts for trainer Steve Asmussen.

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