Description: Gun Runner (KY) CH , C, foaled March 8, 2013 (Candy Ride (ARG) - Quiet Giant, by Giant's Causeway) earns the top spot on the Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard with a commanding victory in the 9 furlong $1 million Grade II Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds March 26, 2016. Jockey Florent Geroux and Gun Runner broke alertly from the inside post and saved ground around the Clubhouse turn while Candy My Boy went out to show the way. Dazzling Gem applied mild pressure on the front runner and Gun Runner tracked those two in 3rd along the rail. As they rounded the far turn Gun Runner moved to the outside of Candy My Boy and went on to win by 4 1/2 lengths. Tom's Ready saved ground around the far turn and came after Gun Runner and settled for second 1 1/4 in front of Dazzling Gem. Hard luck runner Mo Tom, in trouble again down the stretch, got up for fourth beaten a neck for the third spot. The first four finishers earned Kentucky Derby Points on a scale of 100-40-20-10. Gun Runner is 4-0-0 from 5 starts and he has earned $906,920 for his owners at Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm. He was bred by Besilu Stables and he is being trained by Steven Asmussen. Drawing by Daily Racing Funnies ®.
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