ANNIKE BYE HANSEN
Runaway Sue - related to Kutbeya
This two-year-old daughter of Dragon Pulse is a half-sister to Time Shanakill (Lord Shanakill), a very tough and duarble seven-year-old who has won 7 raced to date in France. Time Shanakill is not top class but he is as game as they come, and amongst his wins is a 1/4-length verdict over fellow Listed winner Master's Spirit in the Prix Bedel (LR) over 2400 metres at Lyon Parilly. Time Shanakill has also been placed 16 times and he was a close second to Listen In in the furlong La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte (G3), also over 2400 metres. Runaway Sue comes from a family full of winners, and her third dam, the Group 3 winner Antarctica, became the dam of Kutbeya, one of the best filles and mares to race in Scandinavia in the 90's. Runaway Sue's dam, Cherry Creek (Montjeu), must have gone wrong as a two-year-old. She ran just once, finishing tailed off in a Navan maiden.
Runaway Sue's sire Dragon Pulse was a high class juvenile in Ireland, where Jessica Harrington trained him to victory in the 7-furong Futurity Stakes (G2) at the Curragh on the back of a maiden win at Leopardstown three weeks earlier. Dragon Pulse beat subsequent Dewhurst Stakes (G1) winner Parish Hall in the Futurity, and he went on to take second behind Power in the National Stakes (G1) three weeks later. Power won the Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1) the following season, while Dragon Pulse's best moment at three came when he took the Prix de Fontainebleau (G3) at Longchamp on his reappearance. He just pipped the very smart juvenile champion Dabirism that day, but failed to follow up in two subsequent starts. Reportedly transferred to Mikael Delzangles in France, Dragon Pulse never raced again. He is standing at the Irish National Stud and had 45% winners to runners in 2019.