Another impressive score for Ground Transport
The colt, one of two noteworthy winners on the day from the first crop of Big Brown alongside Aqueduct scorer Reaching Out, broke his maiden impressively at Fair Grounds last month and was backed into even money favoritism off the back of that performance to retain his unbeaten record for 2013.
Settled in third on this occasion, Ground Transport picked up impressively in the stretch to win going away by three lengths from Free World.
Noted Blood-Horse columnist Steve Haskin tweeted soon after the race: “Impressed with Ground Transport’s closing kick. Time slower than Gentilly but pace was much slower. Promising son of Big Brown.”
Bred in Kentucky by River Bend Farm, Inc., Ground Transport is the fifth winner out of Extry, a Broad Brush half-sister to Beverly D Stakes (G1) heroine Fire The Groom, herself the dam of champion European sprinter and successful sire Stravinsky, and Vernons Sprint Cup (G1) winner Dowsing.
Extry was purchased in foal to Macho Uno for $7,000 by Chad Schumer at the 2012 Keeneland November Sale.