ANNIKE BYE HANSEN
Eye catching son of Wentworth
Run For Justice - he looks the part
Run For Justice is a well made, attractive juvenile is by Wentworth – a stallion that seems to be on the brink of making a name for himself in Denmark, where he was being trained by Bettina Andersen, after having been with Richard Hannon in his younger days. Wentworth, a son of high class sprinter and equally successful stallion Acclamation, was not a top flight performer – but he did well in his racing career, winning two of his three races as a juvenile before following up with strong handicap form at three, when he captured the valuable Betfred Mile at Glorious Goodwood. Wentworth beat the favourite Cape Peron at Goodwood, a rival that went on to win the Prix du Ranelagh (LR) at Chantilly in France on his next start. Wentworth had previously run well to check in fourth when favourite for the one-mile Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot, where he went down by 1 ¾ lengths behind Beauty Flame, subsequent G2 winner with G1 placings in Hong Kong. Wentworth's best hour in Scandinavia was a win in the Pokalløb (LR) over 1800 metres at Klampenborg in 2014. He took that event with ease, beating Jubilance by 4 lengths, with Falconet back in third place.
Wentworth is a half-brother to Sandiva (Footstepsinthesand), a smart filly who ran fifth to Rizeena in the Coronation Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot as a three-year-old, before being exported to the USA, where she won three Grade 3 events over 8.5 and 9 furlongs, all on turf at Gulfstream Park.
Run For Justice is out of the lightly raced High Chaparral daughter Rivers Run, sold for €5,000 to York Stud at the 2017 Goffs February Sales. She had changed hands for 65,000 guineas in England as a yearling. Rivers Run's career was far too brief. She ran only five times and won a maiden heat over 12 furlongs at Kempton Park as a four-year-old, beating Start Seven, a good handicapper that went on win three races. Rivers Run is a half-sister to Pas de Secrets, winner of the Songline Classic (LR) over 2100 metres on dirt at Bro Park (beating Red Hot Chili) and Jägersro Cup over 3200 m / dirt (from Momentum), runner-up to Our Last Summer in the Norwegian Derby and third to Privilegiado in the Oslo Cup (G3), both over 2400 metres turf at Øvrevoll. Pas de Secrets was trained by Wido Neuroth. Rivers Run and Pas de Secrets were out of Quiet Waters, a daughter of NYRA Mile (G1) winner Quiet American trained by Andre Fabre in France. Quiet Waters ran rust three times without troubling the judge, and it's fair to assume that she had some sort of a problem. GS 100223
Wentworth colt imported
15 Dec 22: Champagnegaloppen has secured a really interesting young colt by Wentworth - bought at the Scandinavian Open Yearling Sales in Denmark. His pedigree is strong, albeit it not glittering - and his sire is not all that well known, but take a close look at this colt. His appearance is that of a powerful, well balanced and thoroughly likeable individual. Plenty of those fail to make good runner though having a good conformation certainly helps, and I'd be surprised if this guy fails to make his presence felt at the races.
His sire won the Betfred Mile Handicap at Goodwood as a three-year-old, when trained by Richard Hannon. He later joined Bettina Andersen in Denmark, where he captured Klampenborg's prestigious Pokalløb (LR) over 1800 metres.
Run For Justice's dam, the High Chaparral daughter Rivers Run, won one of her five races when trained by Ralph Beckett in England, scoring in a 12-furlong maiden at Lingfield Park as a three-year-old. She is a half-sister to Pas de Secrets, winner of the Songline Classic (LR), runner-up in the Norwegian Derby and third in the Oslo Cup (G3) for trainer Wido Neuroth. Geir Stabell