Grand Isle kicked away from the field at the top of the Thistledown stretch on his way to a 9 ¾-length maiden special weight win on Tuesday afternoon.
The 2-year-old colt is the third winner from Always Dreaming’s first crop of runners.
Grand Isle, who was in the outside post in field of seven going six furlongs, took command shortly after the break. The bay colt had the field measured from the outset and widened his lead throughout the race to be the easiest of winners (race 3, in video below, begins at 1:30.48 mark).
Grand Isle is owned by his breeder WinBlaze LLC. His dam, the stakes-placed Grand Mere, is a sister to multiple graded winner Raylene and the two-time stakes winner Princess Janie.
Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming has had strong success this year at the 2-year-old sales, particularly with his colts, which have averaged over $100,000 from 21 lots, topped by a $550,000 offering at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale in May.