Indian Run (Sioux Nation) winning at Ascot

Smart Sioux Nation Juvenile Takes Ascot Maiden

Indian Run (2c Sioux Nation – Just Wondering, by Danehill Dancer) shaped like a smart prospect when winning Saturday’s six furlong maiden at Ascot.

Trained by Eve Johnson Houghton for the Bronte Collection, Indian Run finished a promising third on debut to a more experienced rival at Newbury earlier this month. Partnered by Danny Tudhope at the weekend, he raced towards the back of the field in the early stages and began to make headway from two furlongs out. Ridden to lead inside the final furlong, he kept on well to score by a length and a half.

There should be more to come from the winner, with his trainer describing the colt as “unfurnished”, before adding, “It looked a nice race and Danny said it rode like a nice race. We've thought quite a bit of him for a while and he's not entered in any posh races, but probably will be soon.”

Bred by Ciaran McGrath, Indian Run hails from the second crop of Sioux Nation, whose first crop includes eight Group/Stakes winners to date.