Good Afternoon and Welcome To
Our Feature Today Is The
Presented By: MEOW MIX
Being Run Today At 1 1/4 M
The Horses are Entering The Track
for the Post Parade
Leading Off in PP #1
A Feisty + Fractious FILLY who can win a race only to finish Last in her next start!
She is known for her 'Shenanigans' during the Post Parade and at the Gate, often tossing her Jockey!
Her connections never know which Ruffian will show up on any given day and keep making changes in diet and equipment to find just the right balance
She goes off at 6/1
In PP #2
An Older STALLION who was Brilliant in his races last year only to flash moments of greatness this season
He has the breeding and determination to run well but age may be taking a toll - But ---
He did break a Track Record this year
So we can never count him out!
He leaves at 7/1
In the #3 Post
A very talented FILLY who usually hits the board or comes up short in a photo
She rarely runs a poor race
She goes off at 4/1
Out of Gate #4
A STALLION who lately has begun to find his best stride after a dismal start to the year
His recent efforts have shown a brand new Determination and Energy and winning his last race makes him
our Favorite at 5/2
In PP #5
This FILLY is all class as her name suggests but lately has been struggling in her races
Her diet has been adjusted and she has BLINKERS ON today which her connections think could be the answer
She seems to be really HOT and
on her toes in the Post Parade!
She goes off at 9/1
Out of Gate #6
After a brief time off for R + R this STALLION is back today
His past performances have shown he is a force to be dealt with in any race!
He never lacks for energy and focus
He will leave at 7/2
In PP #7
A very exciting FILLY who can either Amaze or Baffle her connections + fans
She can be INCREDIBLE in a race only to show nothing much in her next start
She can take the early lead and challenge
the rest to catch her
Hang way back and close with A Tremendous Surge to win or at least hit the tote board
Nobody ever knows how she will run on any day!
Her last race was Impressive!
She goes off at 9/2
In Gate #8
INTO THE MYSTIC
A Super-Sonic FILLY who more often than not is in the Winners circle or in the money
She is often seen in the PHOTO Finishes
but not always the winner
Very rarely does this Filly run a bad race
She is at 3/1
In PP #9
This STALLION has had some time off and returns today looking bright-eyed and bushy tailed in the post parade
The R + R must have helped as he is on his toes today!
He leaves at 8/1
Out of Gate #10
This STALLION tries hard in every race but often fails to fire with a late kick
and todays longer distance may not be to his liking
He goes off at 10/1
We Now Turn You Over To Our
Thank You Trevor
DUSTY + RUFFIAN are both being a handful not wanting to go into the gate with RUFFIAN tossing her Jockey!
The rest of the horses are standing quietly as these 2 temperamental Fillies are giving everyone a headache trying to get the race underway!
ALL ARE LOADED
And Awaaaaay They Go!
FIVE across the track ALL going for the early lead!
INTO THE MYSTIC
The 2nd tier is made up of
RUFFIAN + DUSTY are the early trailers having left a lot of their race IN the Gate!
They now trail the field by about 8 Lengths
Heading into the Clubhouse Turn
ELITE MERCEDES with a Powerful Move has surged on the inside rail to take the Lead!
EL PRADO is picking up the pace now
But THERE GOES RUFFIAN
like A Rocket on the far Outside up
into 2nd a Length off of Elite-Mercedes
DUSTY with a Bold Move has moved up into 3rd!
DUSTINO has dropped back suddenly losing a lot of ground and may have lost a shoe
EL PRADO consistently staying strong
and is in 4th now
BENG is running 5th
REAL QUIET Is Next
INTO THE MYSTIC just a head behind RQ
KD is not yet picking up his pace yet after a slow start
And CRIMINAL-TYPE has not begun his usual Closing run And still Trails the Field by at least 10 Lengths
But we have HALF the race yet to run and it could be Anyone's Race to Win!
At the Head of the Stretch
Its All ELITE MERCEDES in the lead
RUFFIAN is losing ground - looks like she threw a Shoe and her Jockey has lost the whip
but she is not quitting yet
DUSTY is super strong on the Rail
moving up into 2nd now a head in front of Ruffian
Someone is moving like A Tornado along the inside rail but I can't quite see who it is
b/c the entire field is running like a Stampede to the Wire with ELITE-MERCEDES still in command...
WAIT A Minute!
Its the Old WarHorse -
Flying like the Wind ....
FROM DEAD LAST
BUT - CAN HE GET THERE IN TIME?
CRIMINAL-TYPE has just FLOWN
by ELITE MERCEDES and has taken the lead
He is moving like the Amtrak-Express
~ leaving the field in his Wake!
HERE'S THE WIRE
And its ALL CRIMINAL-TYPE today folks
From Last to First like An AK-47!
ELITE MERCEDES holds on for 2nd
She was SO brilliant in the last quarter-mile
only to be OutRun by an Express Train
DUSTY just edging out RUFFIAN
for the Show spot with a Super-Sonic Closing Run!
Finishes up in 4th after being Super-Strong in the middle of the race, taking the Lead
only to have the bad luck of
throwing a shoe and lost all her momentum
He ran very strong in the first Half only to back up and finish 5th
Seemed to be consistent throughout the race but did not have the Stamina to hold on at this distance
and finishes in 6th
He looked Strong in the first half of the race
then faded to finish 7th
Was also was a Bullet in the 1st-half
fading fast at the halfway mark to finish 8th
She never really fired today and will have an examination back at the barn b/c this
is very UNlike her running style
She seemed to have something bothering her during the Post Parade
She finishes in 9th
DUSTINO was never really 'In It' today
he too will have a complete check up after being Vanned Off just after the wire
Please Check Tickets for Accuracy!
CRIMINAL TYPE > $105.80
ELITE MERCEDES > $67.10
DUSTY > $62.60
RUFFIAN > $51.60
BENG > $49.50
KD > $46.20
REAL QUIET > $44.20
EL PRADO > $33
INTO THE MYSTIC > $31.40
DUSTINO > $20.70
We now bid you a Good Evening From
Churchill Downs and have a Safe Drive Home