ON THE RANTAN ON WINNING RUN IN USA
Former useful Kentuckiana Lodge pacer On The Rantan (4g Bettor’s Delight-Funontherun) stretched his unbeaten sequence in North America to six last weekend for over $US35,000 in stakes.
On The Rantan settled midfield early from the four gate in a $US18,500 open handicap at Hollywood Gaming Drayton Raceway, Ohio, led turning for home and won by two lengths in 1:53.4 (10ths).
He earlier paced a personal best of 1:50.8 (10ths), second-up, on the 1000m track at The Meadows, Pennsylvania, for the Jason and Jeff Brewer training and driving combination.
On The Rantan is a brother to five other winners.
His sister On The Town (1:56.5, five wins & $83,107) was also a former smart Kentuckiana Lodge winner before transferring north, while he’s also a brother to On The Razzle (1:53.1, Aust, 16 wins & $175,362), Ohoka Cooper (1:56.7, Aust, 10 wins & $80,236), Quick Fun (1:51.6, US, two NZ wins), and her last foal On The Cards, a debut Auckland 3YO winner on September 22 for Barry Purdon.
Their dam Funontherun (In The Pocket-Franciscan), placed once in only four starts but time-trialed in 1:58.3. She died in August.
Funontherun’s grand-dam Assisi (four wins) left former outstanding 3YO Roman Gladiator (p3, 1:55.8, 17 wins & $318,023) and former Invercargill Cup winner for the Cran Dalgety stable in Scorching (11 wins and $117,137).
Roman Conqueror, a Christian Cullen three-quarter brother to Funontherun, paced 1:50.8 in the USA, while Ruby Bay, a half-sister to Funontherun and Roman Conqueror, has left former NZ Sapling Stakes winner Mapua Legend (1:53.1, Aust, 20 wins & $187,331).