Sconsin 'Set for Date with Gun Runner' After Dream Supreme

Nov 11, 2022 Churchill Downs Communications

Lloyd Madison Farm’s growing broodmare band will add another member to their roster with their homebred Sconsin, who has a date with 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner in a few months. The six-time winner could compete for the final time in Sunday’s $300,000 Dream Supreme (Listed) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.

“Like we’ve done for her entire career, we’ll let her decide if Sunday is it,” trainer Greg Foley said. “If you judge her by the way she’s been training, you’d love her chances in the Dream Supreme. Then, you see her last few races and sometimes Mother Nature can catch up with mares and they’re ready for their next career. She still shows us every sign she wants to run and worked great last week. She has a date with Gun Runner lined up and we’ll still leave things open depending on the result Sunday.”

With a victory in the six-furlong Dream Supreme, Sconsin would become Foley’s top earning horse in his 42-year training career, surpassing Lloyd Madison Farms’ Champali, who earned $1,073,794 over his 22-race stand.

“She’s simply a great mare,” Foley said of Sconsin, who’s earned $990,537. “She’s been tremendous to have in the barn.”

Sconsin’s career began Aug. 17, 2019 when she finished fourth at Ellis Park. She returned as a 3-year-old at Fair Grounds where she broke her maiden and, following her runner-up effort to Ain’t No Elmers in her third-career start, the COVID-19 pandemic halted Foley’s plans.

Sconsin was one of the first horses to return to Churchill Downs on May 11, 2020 following the delayed opening of the barn area. One-month later she cruised to a five-length victory in first-level allowance event beneath the historic Twin Spires.

Arguably, Sconsin’s most notable win came later that year on Kentucky Oaks Day in 2020 when she bested a field of 3-year-old fillies by 2 ¼ lengths in the $300,000 Eight Belles (Grade II).

Among her other highlights, Sconsin won back-to-back runnings of the Winning Colors (GIII) at Churchill Downs and was nearly victorious against champion Gamine when she finished second by 1 ½ lengths in the $500,000 Derby City Distaff (GI).

Sunday’s Dream Supreme will go to post as Race 8 at 4:33 p.m. (all times Eastern). The program is co-highlighted by the $300,000 River City (GIII) in Race 10 and the $300,000 Bet On Sunshine (Listed) in Race 9. First post is 1 p.m.

Here’s the complete field for the Dream Supreme from the rail out (with jockey, trainer and morning line odds): Sharp Hero (Adam Beschizza, Bradley Ross, 8-1); Club Car (Corey Lanerie, Ben Colebrook, 5-1); Sconsin (Tyler Gaffalione, Foley, 5-2); Joyful Cadence (Rey Gutierrez, John Ortiz, 2-1); Palm Cottage (Gerardo Corrales, Paulo Lobo, 3-1); and Coppelia (Martin Garcia, Phil Bauer, 5-1).

The Dream Supreme is named after the six-time graded stakes winner who won the Derby City Distaff at Churchill Downs in 2011. Trained by Bill Mott, Dream Supreme won two Grade I sprints in her 16-race career and earned $1,007,680 between 1999-2001.

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