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Giant Ryan scores in Calder’s Smile Sprint Handicap

Shivananda Parboo’s Giant Ryan scored his first graded stakes win on Saturday at Calder, getting up in the final yards to win the $350, 000 Smile Sprint Handicap (G2) by a neck, with fellow OBS graduate Noble’s Promise (August ’08) another three quarters of a length back in third. It’s the fifth straight win for the 5-year-old son of Freud, now 13-7-1-1 with earnings of $416,841. The three time OBS graduate was sold first by Burleson Farms LLC, Agent, at the 2006 Fall Mixed Sale. After being consigned by M & H Training and Sales, Agent, to the 2008 March Sale, he was sold by M & H for $27,000 at the 2008 June Sale.