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Gun Song (f, 3, Gun Runner–Nicole H, by Mr. Greeley), fourth while making her two-turn debut in the GII Gulfstream Park Oaks Mar. 30, fired her best shot as the 2-1 favorite in Friday’s GII George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan S. at Pimlico.

Gun Song sat a stalking trip in second, turned up the heat on the far turn and kicked clear in the stretch to win by four lengths. Corposo (Vino Rosso) was second; Call Another Play (Audible) was third.

Gun Song becomes the 22nd graded/group stakes winner for Gun Runner.

The final time for the 1 1/8 miles was 1:51.39.

Lifetime Record: 6-3-1-1.

Sales history: $120,000 yrl ’22 KEESEP; $400,000 2yo ’23 OBSMAR.

O-R. Lee Lewis; B-Marianne Stribling (Ky); T-Mark A. Hennig.

#5 GUN SONG ($6.60) and John Velazquez take the 100th Running of the G2 Black-Eyed Susan at @PimlicoRC for trainer @Hennigracing and owner R. Lee Lewis. Another graded stakes winner for Gun Runner, who stands at @Three_Chimneys. pic.twitter.com/Txshc3mInn

— FanDuel Racing (Formerly TVG) (@FanDuel_Racing) May 17, 2024

Friday, Pimlico
GEORGE E. MITCHELL BLACK-EYED SUSAN S.-GII, $300,000, Pimlico, 5-17, 3yo, f, 1 1/8m, 1:51.39, ft.
1–GUN SONG, 118, f, 3, by Gun Runner
                1st Dam: Nicole H (GSW & GISP, $811,144),
                                by Mr. Greeley
                2nd Dam: Hot Chipotle, by Victory Gallop
                3rd Dam: Cajun Cat, by Storm Cat
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GRADED STAKES WIN. ($120,000
Ylg ’22 KEESEP; $400,000 2yo ’23 OBSMAR). O-R. Lee Lewis;
B-Marianne Stribling (KY); T-Mark A. Hennig; J-John R.
Velazquez. $180,000. Lifetime Record: 6-3-1-1, $311,340.
Werk Nick Rating: A.
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Corposo, 118, f, 3, Vino Rosso–Manki, by Arch.
O-Madaket Stables LLC and Slam Dunk Racing; B-Nick Cosato
(KY); T-Peter Eurton. $60,000.
3–Call Another Play, 120, f, 3, Audible–Past as Prelude,
by Bernardini. 1ST GRADED BLACK TYPE. O/B-R. Larry Johnson
(MD); T-Michael J. Trombetta. $30,000.
Margins: 3 1/4, NK, 3 1/4. Odds: 2.30, 3.00, 9.60.
Also Ran: Whocouldaskformo, Lemon Muffin, Ringy Dingy, Jeanne Marie, Recharge.
Click for the Equibase.com chart and the TJCIS.com PPs. VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

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