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Eye Can Run, the longshot winner of the $100,000 NSW Regional Championship Metropolitan Final, is a four-year-old mare expected to graduate far beyond her present rating.

Eye Can Run is a mare by the American Ideal horse Heston Blue Chip, and one of his first crop, from Eye Betta Fly, by Bettor’s Delight from Grace Robinson, who established a great winning line for Mary, Jackie and the late John Gibson, of Success Stud, Young (NSW).

She left a top flight juvenile in Two Eye Cee 1:52.4 ($306,703), the NSW Breeders Challenge winners Eye See Diamonds 1:51.6 ($284,875) and Hardhitter 1:51.4 ($175,430) and the NSW Breeders Challenge 3YO Final victor Oh Eye See 1:54.5 ($101,705), the dam of the George Croxford Tribute winner Private Eye (1:50.3). Others from Grace Robinson have been Now Eye See (1:55.8), Eye Catching (1:56.8) and Roboat (1:57.4).

Two daughters of Grace Robinson to breed on with distinction were Zoeyzoey, an unraced Fake Left mare who left Seeuinnashville 1:51.1 ($137,457) and the SA Kindergarten winner Eye See Double, and Hava De Grace (by Jaguar Cam), the dam of the NSW Breeders Challenge 3YO Final winner Rockin Marty 1:50.8 ($175,955).

Grace Robinson was a daughter of one of the glamour racemare of the 1980’s in Jasmarilla, who won 50 races and $503,000 in stakes and held the Australian two-year-old mile record for some years at 1:57.3.

Eye Can Run was bred and is raced by Alex Smith and Russell Woods.