Godolphin’s five-year-old Hard Spun mare Promising Run added another Group victory to her resume with an easy win in the G2 Cape Verdi Stakes going a mile on turf at Meydan on January 25th.
Promising Run broke sharply and settled in second through most of the race before surging to the front and pulling away in deep stretch to win by over four lengths.
It was the fourth Group/Graded win for the Hard Spun mare who also captured the G2 Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket as a two-year-old, the G3 Istanbul Trophy at three, and the G2 Al Rashidiya Stakes at Meydan last year.
Bred by Darley in Kentucky, Promising Run is out of the Know Heights mare Aviacion, a G1 winner in Brazil. In addition to Promising Run, Aviacion is the dam of Intercontinental, Champion Stayer in South Africa, as well as Group-placed Arabian Comet (by Dubawi). Aviacion is also a half-sister to G3 winners Persane and Cerutti, and to the dam of G1 winner Eddington.
Hard Spun is the sire of nine G1 winners including Eclipse Champion Questing, Arlington Million winner Hardest Core, and multiple G1 winner Hard Not To Like. In addition to Promising Run, Hard Spun’s 13 Graded Stakes horses in 2017 included Graded winners Timeline, Hard Aces, Nomorerichblondes, and Taghleeb.
Hard Spun will stand the 2018 season at Jonabell Farm for $40,000, stands and nurses.