Giant Ryan Continues to Prep for Sprint
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 10/26/2011 9:02:07 AM
Last Updated: 10/27/2011 9:45:15 AM

Giant Ryan, who is riding a six-race win streak heading into the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I), breezed a half-mile in :48 3/5 at Churchill Downs early Oct. 26.

The New York-bred son of Freud   trained by Bisnath Parboo for Shivananda Parbhoo had consistent fractional splits of :12, :24, and :36 for the first three-eighths of a mile. The 5-year-old old horse galloped out five furlongs in 1:02 2/5.

“We wanted :48 and out in 1:01 or 1:02, so we got what we wanted,” Parboo said in a release. “He’s not tired at all. We may do a little something (next week before the Breeders’ Cup) depending on how he feels. He will tell you what he wants to do. He is a very easy horse to train. If he needs a one- or two-furlong breeze, he will get it.”

With eight wins, a second, and a third in 14 career starts and earnings of $626,841, Giant Ryan ran off a five-race win streak earlier this year, capped by the Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) at Calder Casino & Race Course.

Following a break of nearly three months, Giant Ryan ran his win streak to six with a front-running victory in the Vosburgh Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park Oct. 1. The Vosburgh win on a muddy track improved the horse’s record to three wins from as many starts on off tracks.

Giant Ryan, out of the Dayjur mare Kheyrah, was bred by Thomas/Lakin.

Also working for Parboo Oct. 26 was Trinniberg  , a 2-year-old Teuflesberg   colt being pointed toward the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint.

The colt, who has consecutive runner-up efforts in the Hopeful (gr. I) and Nashua (gr. II) stakes, breezed three furlongs from the gate in :37 3/5. Working outside of Butler Cabin, the colt breezed the first quarter-mile in :25 1/5. He galloped out a half-mile in :50 2/5 and five furlongs in 1:03 4/5. The three-eighths time was the sixth fastest of 11 at the distance.

Trinniberg, who is graded stakes-placed on off-tracks, had worked a bullet half-mile in :48 1/5 on a sloppy track Oct. 20 with Martinez up.

“His work last week on the off track was good,” Martinez said. “But his work today was unbelievable. The track was cuppy and when we broke from the gate, we were carried out toward the middle of the track by some horses and we didn’t move to the rail until the gallop-out.

“That may have affected the time a bit. He did it the right way today. His last race, it was like the light went on.”



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