Good Afternoon + Welcome To
Our Feature Today:
The RUFFARAMA Stakes
Presented By: Little Friskies
Today Run At: 1 1/8 M
The Horses are Entering The Track
For The Post Parade
Leading Off In PP #1
INTO THE MYSTIC
aka > Miss Super Sonic Speed!
This outstanding FILLY ran her heart out in her last effort in THIS
Series and was just shut out at the wire trying to catch the Runaway
But in her last start she seemed to have lacked the necessary late
closing kick to be able to hit the board...
She should rebound today with a good effort...
She is Always A Threat!
She goes off at: 4/1
In PP #2
A Dynamic Exciting FILLY Who can WIN Gate to Wire only to disappoint her
Fans by finishing Last in her next Start!
Even her Connections NEVER Know
WHICH DUSTY WILL SHOW UP?
She Can Explode right out of the gate and never stop until the Wire +
She can hang way back so far nobody believes she will get there in time
... And yet, often She DOES!
As she Shocks those she runs right by!
Sound Like Someone ELSE we Know?)
No wonder Some of her fans call her
'LIL--Z' ~ for Zenyatta
Her last start in THIS Series was A Gate-to-Wire Front Running
She bounced like a ball in her next race, finishing last...
IF She holds with her own "Tradition"
She should be right up there today in the top 3!
She Is at 3/1
In PP #3
A Late Blooming COLT whose early races this season were less than
impressive but who seemed to bloom during the Summer Campaign with some
explosive tenacious efforts!
He is still a Puzzle to his connections who constantly are experimenting
with Equipment, Diet, Distances, Surfaces....
He seems to do better at the shorter distances so today holds promise
as his LAST race was at THIS Distance
He ran very well just missing the Show Spot by a Nose to Criminal Type
He goes off at: 6/1
In PP #4
This highly Talented COLT has been a bit off his game lately when
compared to his races earlier this year
He has missed some Training workouts lately so remains a big question
mark for todays Race
He has proven in the past just how Capable he is and can run a Huge Race
on any given day...
Always A Threat and never to be taken lightly!
Due to the Missed Workouts
He goes off at 7/1
In PP #5
"Real Quiet" is just about how this COLT has run lately ~
He has lacked Early Speed and virtually little in the way of a late
He has run some outstanding races this year so his connections are very
confused over what the problem may be?
FOCUS has been one of his problems!
and he has been fined for Interference
in several races
So... BLINKERS ON Today!
We look for a better effort today!
He is always Capable of running Well!
He goes off at: 10/1
In PP #6
A Well Bred Classy FILLY who ran a decent race in THIS SERIES last out..
but who was Absolutely Brilliant in her very last start, almost winning
Gate to Wire!
She is usually seen running for the early lead but sometimes lacks a
strong closing kick in the final furlong
She can Always SURPRISE so never count her out till the wire!
She is at 9/2
In PP #7
An Older STALLION who earlier this season showed very little ~
Something 'Lit-The-Fuse' over the Summer and he has been running like
the 'Ole-War-Horse' who had won several year end honors last season!
His last race was A Front Running Display of Power and Determination
from gate to wire, Just missing out on the win by a nose to El Prado!
He goes off at: 7/2
Rounding out The Field in PP #8
And A Real "Ruffian" She IS!
She is Feisty ~ Fractious ~ Frisky
and Dances her way thru the Post Parade much to the Glee of her Fans...
--- and Much to the Chagrin of her connections who know she often leaves
her BEST energy AT the Gate!
Her Last 2 Races have been less than Impressive showing little speed or
She runs with BLINKERS On Today for the first time and has been given a
Dietary Supplement as well
Hopefully these changes may help?
She goes off at: 5/1
We Now Turn You Over To
Our Track Announcer
CRAZY CAT LADY
Thank You Trevor
The Horses are all in except for RUFFIAN who has Reared up and left her
Jockey on the ground
She is being Blindfolded now and led in...
THEY'RE ... OFF!
SIX of them across the Track ALL going for the Early Lead at this
ROC + INTO THE MYSTIC
REAL QUIET + EL PRADO
CRIMINAL TYPE + DUSTY
RUFFIAN almost 'fell out of her gate' stumbling badly yielding many
lengths to the rest of the field
KD is the early trailer but is moving well now along the rail...
Nobody seems to want the lead yet
and all are going along easily now...
The Speed is beginning to pick up as
ROC has moved up just a little to take a slight lead over REAL QUIET
who seems to have found his 'Running Shoes' today!
DUSTY looking strong up the middle of the track and INTO THE MYSTIC is
right at her heels...
RUFFIAN + CRIMINAL TYPE not finding their best stride yet...
KD has suddenly quickened and is moving up very fast on the inside
The front 6 are tightly bunched with RUFFIAN + CRIMINAL TYPE trailing
Half the race yet to run so its anyone's to win!
Coming Out of The Turn...
REAL QUIET's Jockey has dropped his whip and now has lost all
He is veering so far to the right and has carried EL PRADO + RUFFIAN SO
Wide they both are almost over to the grandstand side!
Sure to see an Objection from this!
DUSTY JUST managed to avoid that
nightmare and is starting to pick up speed now
ROC is moving along Strongly on the rail increasing his lead...
But There Goes
CRIMINAL TYPE + KD together
In A Monster Move up the middle of the track gaining on ROC with every
INTO THE MYSTIC has not gained on the front runners and is showing
And DOWN The STRETCH They Come!
KD + CRIMINAL TYPE both are moving like Twin Rockets gaining on ROC who
is showing NO signs of tiring yet!
He is ALL Out and Full of Run!
DUSTY is closing fast behind the front running 3 Colts... gaining with
every stride but she is running out of ground...
INTO THE MYSTIC is trying to keep up
but is clearly leg weary
REAL QUIET, EL PRADO + RUFFIAN
lost all hope on that Turn...
and all 3 are being eased towards the wire now
And At The Wire...
NO PHOTO TODAY FOLKS
ITS ALL ROC who has held the Lead
from the Gate ~
and going all the way to Win!
KD up for the Place Spot just a Nose
in front of CRIMINAL TYPE!
A Courageous COLT TRIFECTA Folks!
DUSTY holds on to complete the Superfecta...
INTO THE MYSTIC
STEWARDS + JOCKEY Objections
#6 + #8 Against #5
#5 Jockey will suffer a fine
But No change in the Finish Order
ROC > $89.80
KD >>> $63.40
CRIMINAL TYPE >> $56.60
DUSTY >>> $53
INTO THE MYSTIC > $36.20
REAL QUIET >>> $31.40
RUFFIAN >>> $30.80
EL PRADO >>> $29.60
For An Impressive Race!
We now bid you a Good Evening and a Safe Drive Home From Keeneland!