11/05/2011 11:44AM

Parx Racing: Runnin Bull must continue to improve in allowance


The 2-year-old colt Runnin Bull, who has steadily improved his Beyer Speed Figures in each of four starts since his career debut with a lowly 26, may need to move forward once more to secure his second lifetime victory in Monday’s featured $47,000 allowance at Parx Racing.

Runner-up in the $84,000 Dover Stakes at Delaware Park, Runnin Bull will face five other 2-year-olds, including an uncoupled pair of last-out maiden winners for trainer John Servis, in a first-level allowance at one mile on the main track.

Runnin Bull, a son of Flashy Bull purchased by Club Risque Stable for a modest $5,000 at Fasig-Tipton’s Eastern fall yearling sale in 2010, improved 25 points on the Beyer scale when he won his second career start in July with a 51, and has moved forward in three subsequent starts. He soared to a 60 Beyer when stretched out around two turns while finishing fourth in the $100,000 Charles Town Juvenile and earned a career-high 65 Beyer when he finished in a dead heat for second in the mile and 70-yard Dover. The winner, Mr. Bowling, returned to finish third in the $100,000 Iroquois on opening day at Churchill Downs.

A repeat of Runnin Bull’s 65 Beyer may not be good enough to win Monday’s race, however. The uncoupled John Servis entry of Yourhonorandglory (72) and Window Boy (66) both ran faster last time out winning maiden special weight events locally.

Yourhonorandglory is favorably drawn on the rail and gets Parx’s leading rider, Kendrick Carmouche, who was aboard for the colt’s 7 3/4-length, wire-to-wire win going a two-turn mile on Oct. 3.

Window Boy will be asked to handle an extra furlong and two turns for the first time after a 3 1/2-length score on Sept. 20. The runner-up from that race, Howe Great, came back to win next time out with a 67 Beyer.

Based on pedigree, Colorado Guy Wins could be dangerous stretching out off a win going six furlongs in his career debut for a $25,000 tag. His dam, Enjoy, finished second with a 104 Beyer in the Grade 1 Milady at Hollywood Park in the final start of her career in 2003.

◗ At Finger Lakes in western New York, the 4-year-old filly Lisa’s Booby Trap looks like a lock when she drops following back-to-back allowance victories against open company to face New York-bred fillies and mares in a second-level $8,000 optional claimer at 5 1/2 furlongs. Lisa’s Booby Trap is eligible for the condition because her only win against statebreds came in last year’s Loudonville at Saratoga.