Indian Run (Sioux Nation) wins the Gr.3 Acomb Stakes at York

Sioux Nation Colt Captures Acomb Stakes

Indian Run (2c Sioux Nation - Just Wondering, by Danehill) confirmed himself a talented juvenile when running out a decisive winner of the Group 3 Acomb Stakes at York.

A promising third on debut at Newbury, Eve Johnson Houghton’s charge delivered next time out in an Ascot maiden and stepped up to seven furlongs for the first time on Wednesday. Drawn wide, he raced in touch under Danny Tudhope until pushed along to lead two furlongs from home. Ridden a furlong later, he kept on strongly to score by a length and a half from the Group 2-placed joint-favourite Ballymount Boy.

“It's very exciting,” said the winning trainer. “He got a bad trip all the way round on the outside and didn't get any cover but he found and found, which is great. He's in the Dewhurst so we'll probably look there. He's so unfurnished he needs time so we'll give him a nice break.”

Owned by the Bronte Collection and bred by Ciaran McGrath, Indian Run becomes the first Stakes horse out of Just Wondering (Danehill Dancer). He hails from the second crop of Sioux Nation, who boasts eight Group/Stakes winners from his first crop. The exciting young sire is responsible for another 11 black-type horses.