2YO Group winner by Heston Blue Chip

2YO Group winner by Heston Blue Chip

Former USA 3YO Colt of the Year HESTON BLUE CHIP was credited with his first Group winner from his initial Australian crop when the two-year-old filly EYE CAN RUN overpowered her rivals at only her second start in the Group 2 $50,000 NSW Pink Bonnet at Menangle on Saturday night (March 9).


Starting from the No 2 gate, the bay settled down well back in sixth position on the marker pegs with only two behind her. Tipped the outside on the home turn, EYE CAN RUN was spotting the leaders a conservative 15 metres start.

Given full rein, the filly sprinted quickly and gobbled up her opposition and won by an ever-increasing 4.8 metres. The time for the flying mile was a very quick 1:54.2. She clocked the last 800 in 57.3.

Out of a Bettor’s Delight mare, EYE CAN RUN was bred by A. S. Smith and R. O. Woods. She is raced by A. S. Smith, R. O. Woods and M. A. Morris.