Giant Paddock08

Grade Three Winner for Giant

Champion sire Giant’s Causeway was in the frame with Red Rifle (5g Giant’s Causeway x May Night, by Gulch) claiming another feature win in the Grade III Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine. The Todd Pletcher trained Red Rifle was ridden off the pace in contrast to some of his better previous efforts when allowed to lead, but found the line strongly to win the mile and a quarter contest by a length and a quarter. Already a Grade II winner last year, Red Rifle has now won six races and placed six times from 18 starts earning over $546,000. A $250,000 Keeneland September purchase, Red Rifle is from smart Grade II placed stakes-winner May Night.