Ten City blazed his way to a seven-length maiden special weight victory Wednesday at Keeneland in the career debut for the 2-year-old Run Away and Hide colt.
Named a TDN Rising Star after zipping through the 4 1/2-furlongs in :51.34, Ten City is the first 2-year-old starter this year from Run Away and Hide's largest crop of 2-year-olds to date.
After an early battle on the turn with Nuclear Option, Ten City began to pull away in the stretch and really opened up in the final furlong to win under wraps.
The winner is owned by Tommie M. Lewis and was bred by Phillips Racing Partnership. The dark bay colt comes from a deep Darby Dan family – her dam Maiden America is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Wonder Again. The family also traces to Darby Dan's Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) winners Tribulation and Graceful Darby.