By Bob Ehalt
It’s not unusual for a trainer to toss out a favorable comparison between a horse and one of its parents.
But when a trainer uses Ghostzapper as a basis for the comparison, it is indeed something special.
Prior to becoming a three-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer, Chad Brown was an assistant to Bobby Frankel during Ghostzapper’s brilliant 2004 Horse of the Year campaign, so when he put Three Chimneys Farm’s Guarana in the same sentence as her sire, it was high praise indeed.
It also made all the sense in the world after an eye-opening victory.
In just her second career start, homebred Guarana drew clear to post a six-length victory over a field that included Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Serengeti Empress in the $700,000 Acorn Stakes (G1) for 3-year-old fillies on the June 8 Belmont Stakes Day card at Belmont Park.
“She’s brilliant,” Brown said. “She reminds me a lot of her father.”
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