Shanghai Bobby paddock shot

Del Mar Winner for Shanghai Bobby

As the end of the year approaches, Shanghai Bobby has hit the accelerator with a string of recent winners, the latest coming at Del Mar with a tenacious victory for Shivermetimbers (2c Shanghai Bobby x Sealaunch, by Unbridled’s Song).

Placed at his first two runs at Santa Anita, the Jerry Hollendorfer trained colt improved at the third time of asking to win the one mile maiden by a head with more than eight lengths back to the third horse.

A $170,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase, Shivermetimbersis from Sealaunch, a winning half-sister to stakes-winner Let it Ride Mom from Grade III winner Golden Marlin.

Shivermetimbers is the 12th first crop winner for Champion 2YO Shanghai Bobby, who has also sired Cool Bobby (Del Mar) and Shanghai Noon (Gulfstream) to win this month, while Gotta Go won the Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs at the end of last month.