2nd at 4OCEANPORT S.
(gr. IIIT , 8.5f , to Silent Roar, defeating Kip Deville, Icy Atlantic, Giant Wrecker, Victory Alleged, Presious Passion, Smart Enough ).
Silent Roar became a mighty force with a bold, four-wide move around the final turn to notch his first graded victory in the Aug. 5 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park.
Now a winner in five of 10 career tries, Silent Roar covered the 11¼16-mile Oceanport in a course record 1:38.99.
Michael Moran, who performs double duties as owner and trainer of Silent Roar, last ran the Kentucky-bred in the July 15 Caesar Rodney Stakes at Delaware Park, where the gelding finished third.
Prior to that, the son of Unbridled’s Song won a race over the Monmouth turf, and finished third in the Battlefield Stakes. The 2006 Paterson Stakes at Meadowlands marked Silent Roar’s first black-type score.
Without a doubt, multiple champion steeplechaser McDynamo is the best horse Moran has campaigned. The son of Dynaformer clinched his third Eclipse Award last year after a historic fourth consecutive win in the Breeders’ Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I) and a third victory in the Colonial Cup Hurdle Stakes (NSA-I).
Silent Roar, bred by Graham Beck’s Gainesway Thoroughbreds, was purchased for $300,000 by Moran at the 2004 Keeneland September yearling sale from Gainesway, agent.
Silent Roar is out of the Trempolino mare Jane’s the Name. Though Jane’s the Name was unraced, her pedigree contains an immense amount of black-type on the bottom side, starting with her group III-winning dam Fabuleux Jane (by Le Fabuleux).
Appearing under Silent Roar’s third dam, Native Partner (by Raise a Native), are English champion Ajdal, Canadian champion Hero’s Love, and Dance Partner, Dance in the Mood, and Dance In the Dark, who are all Japanese champions and full siblings by Sunday Silence.
Jane’s the Name’s first foal, Bunny Rabbit (by Cherokee Run), was a winner in England and Hong Kong and is an earner of more than $350,000.
Jane’s the Name has a yearling Grand Slam colt, delivered a Mr. Greeley colt Feb. 23, and is back in foal to that stallion.
Unbridled’s Song is the sire of 55 stakes winners, including other 2007 added-money winners Octave (gr. I), Political Force (gr. I), Half Ours (gr. II), First Defence, Sing Baby Sing, Unbridled Behavior, and Unbridled Sidney. Unbridled’s Song stood the 2007 season for $200,000 at the Taylor family’s Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.—E.M.
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