Spring Run - Race Horse

2016 chestnut filly by Nathaniel (Ire) ex May Fox (GB) (Zilzal (USA)) - Trained by Jonathan Portman - Horse Racing Trainer

SPRING RUN is good sized chestnut three year old filly with a great stride, she covers the ground well and looks to have plenty of scope. Her sire is Group 1 winning Nathaniel, a son of the great Galileo. Her dam is Mayfox who produced Group 3 winner Annecdote as well as other winners. She has presence so we hope with that comes some class but the sire’s progeny appreciate being brought on carefully and gradually. She is liked very much at the stables and is a horse to look forward too. Spring Run is leased to the British Racing Club. See below for her race reviews:



Spring Run's Race Reviews

Stuart Redding's review of Spring Run's win at Lingfield 14.09.19


We’d always thought Spring Run could win races and she broke her maiden in fantastic style here. Our filly was always well positioned just behind the pace and when Charlie asked for an effort she found plenty to secure the prize. She still looked a little bit green when hitting the front and she could cope with a step up in grade now that she’s got off the mark.

Stuart Redding's review of Spring Run's run at Ffos Las 23.08.19

It turns out Johnny Portman was right because that was a much better effort from Spring Run. She never really threatened to get near the easy winner Tigerskin but she was comfortably best of the rest, staying on for a clear second. She won’t often bump into a rival quite as progressive as Tigerskin and can hopefully find a similar heat if continuing her progress into the autumn.

Stuart Redding's review of Spring Run's run at Beverley 22.07.19

The step up in trip might have helped a little bit but probably not as much as I had hoped it would. Spring Run travelled kindly throughout and started a move approaching the penultimate furlong but she ran into a wall of rivals and the placed horses had gone beyond recall when she regained her momentum. She is still developing though, and certainly deserves another try at this distance. 

Stuart Redding's review of Spring Run's run at Yarmouth 28.06.19

Given the circumstances this was a fair effort. Spring Run was ridden more prominently than before, but as a consequence she was hampered early and didn’t get any cover down the back straight, but she looked a possible winner four furlongs out until her lack of pace was exploited in the closing stages. I’m sure she can win a similar race when she moves up to 2m.

Stuart Redding's review of Spring Run's run at Salisbury 14.06.19

Spring Run found herself a bit further back than ideal after some early scrimmaging but she was asked for an effort turning for home and stayed on well enough for fourth without ever threatening the impressive winner. She won’t always bump into one quite so well handicapped but her current mark enables her to contest slightly lower-grade races and she can get her head in front soon, with a step up to 2m a possible option.

Stuart Redding's review of Spring Run's run at Salisbury 25.05.19

There is no doubt that a slow start didn’t help, but to my eye, this looked another indication that our filly is really seeking a real test. She never really looked like getting involved from the back of the pack, but when her stamina kicked in she stayed on strongly to finish a highly respectable fifth. I would certainly try 1m6f or maybe even 2m for her next outing – after some work in the starting stalls at home first!

Stuart Redding's review of Spring Run's run at Lingfield 03.05.19

This is one of those outcomes that is much more positive than the result. Obviously standing in the stalls for that amount of time wasn’t ideal and she looked set to finish tailed off turning for home, but Spring Run surged past a few rivals to finish in midfield. I think we’ve concluded that 1m2f really isn’t far enough for her and Tyler Saunders didn’t push her too hard, so we have every reason to expect better when she goes up in trip for a handicap next time. Her fate now rests in the hands of the official assessor so let’s hope he gives her a decent mark!

Stuart Redding's review of Spring Run's run at Newbury 12.04.19

Spring Run got quite warm beforehand, missed the break and then pulled quite hard so it was a pleasant surprise that she made some late progress for a never-nearer sixth in a race where they finished well strung out. She’ll need another run soon to earn a handicap mark but our filly remains one to look forward to when we can get her qualified for that type of contest and move up in trip. 

Stuart Redding's review of Spring Run's Racecourse and Club debut at Newbury 27.10.18

This was just about the perfect introduction for our latest newcomer Spring Run. It didn’t look encouraging early on when she was at the back of the pack but the filly learnt what was required as the race progressed and stayed on strongly for a never-nearer sixth without her partner getting too serious. This experience will have done her plenty of good and she looks a useful prospect for handicaps next season over longer trips.


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