Change of equipment does the trick for Action Run

Horse Racing

Change of equipment does the trick for Action Run

Observer writer

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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It took a while, in fact eight starts, before three-year-old dark bay, American-bred colt Action Run was able to win his first race on local soil, when he easily defeated rivals in a Restricted Allowance event over 7 furlongs (1,400m) on Saturday.

However, according to trainer Gary Crawford, his charge's victory was not only enhanced by the extended trip, but also a change in racing equipment.

Crawford decided to take the tongue tie off Action Run and instead put on the cheek pieces to go along with the figure 8 and Lasix, and the result was a comfortable 2 -length win.

The winning time was a decent 1:27.4 as Action Run showed progress in this effort and looked to be a worthy runner in the making.

“Firstly, the performance was a good one as he ran really good today (Saturday) for the victory, and I am happy with that. In his races so far he showed that he doesn't want to go short. Instead, he wants to go long, and so we found a long race for him and reprogrammed him for this, and he won.

“With the change in racing equipment he doesn't want to run in the tongue tie. The jockey told us that he doesn't want to run in it and so we took it off. Going forward, we have to see what he is up to and take it day by day,” Crawford said.

It was an even break for all runners at the start as Schlesinger (Javaniel Patterson) and Shackleville (Robert Halledeen) rushed up for the lead ahead of Action Man (Ameth Robles)

Leaving the 5-furlong (1,000m) marker, Action Run slipped down into second position behind Schlesinger before surging to the lead at the half mile (800m), and began to open up on the field with every stride taken.

Crimson (Christopher Mamdeen) came off the pace to get second position, with Splendid Vision (Anthony Thomas) in third and Shackleville fourth.

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