Good Afternoon + Welcome To
The RUFFARAMA Stakes
Presented By: Little Friskies
Today Run At: 1 1/4 M
After The Big Day Of Super-Special Saturday some scheduled 'entries' for
today's race have been scratched, due to returning to their own
training centres for R + R
We hope to see them return soon!
Now Let's Meet The Field:
In PP #1 > KD
This COLT has surprised many of his fans as he went from Springtime
races that were Dismal Displays ~
To A Dazzling Determined Runner who can Never be Counted out till the
If there is one in this field who has done a total Turnabout this is IT!
His Better Races have been run at shorter distances than today's 1 1/4
~ so he remains a question mark
He goes off today at: 4/1
In PP #2 > EL PRADO
This Talented FILLY has had some major health issues this season and
thus has not always lived up to expectations
don't be fooled or lulled into a false sense of her NOT doing well!
She can also do a major Turnabout and run away with the race!
She has the pedigree and talent to do just that and often has!
She Is At: 9/1
In PP #3 > REAL QUIET
Here is a COLT who has the breeding to do exceptionally well, and often
has shown that ability
But his Focus often is more on the Fillies than running ~
And... THAT has been his Waterloo in many races
His BLINKERS ON in his last start showed amazing Improvement!
Now if he can maintain that momentum
he will prove just how talented he is!
Blinkers ON Again Today!
He Goes Off At: 9/2
In PP #4 > DUSTY
This is A FILLY who can WIN Gate to Wire and finish last in her next
Inconsistency is her only drawback to betting the farm on her!
Just when U think she is totally OUT Of ANY Chance...
BAM! There She Goes passing the field like they were trotting...
all the way with her nost to the wire
Nobody - including her Connections ever know ahead of time if we will
see the Front-Running-Masterpiece.....
OR The Late Closing Zenyatta Look-Alike
Either Way She is always an exciting Filly to watch!
She is at:7/2
In PP #5 > ROC
Here is A Super Speed Demon COLT who can leave the gate and never look
back till he wins at the wire
Lately his efforts have not shown off his ability and his connections
have been trying various equipment and dietary changes to solve the
His fans know how capable he is and they never give up on him in any
He Goes Off At: 5/1
In PP #6 > CRIMINAL TYPE
An Older Stallion who won several Awards Last year - - -
But... has not been quite as
flawless this season
Now and then he reminds his fans just HOW and WHY he had won them
His last 2 races were Lack Lustre efforts and it was later discovered
under examination he had cut his front leg when leaving the gate
We look for a better effort today
He Is At: 8/1
In PP #7 > RUFFIAN
Coming out Alone due to requests by other trainers based on her
Shenanigans in the Paddock and Post Parade
She is Feisty and Fractious much to the chagrin of her Jockey who often
finds himself on the ground...
She entertains her fans as she Dances thru the Post parade but often
leaves her Best Energy IN the Gate!
But ~ She Can POUNCE like a Cat just when you think she has NO chance at
and close like a Cheetah at full speed!
She Goes Off At: 10/1
We Now Turn You Over To Our
The Horses are all in except for RSA +
REAL QUIET who got 'into it' right at the gate and both are being
examined by the track veterinarian
Both appear to be ok and we are ready
And...Awaaaaaaaay They Go
FOUR across the Track going for the Early Lead
POST TIME MIKE
INTO THE MYSTIC
KD just a Half Length behind the front running four......
RUFFIAN Another Length back
DUSTY + ROC in tandem are next
Early Trailers are
And... RSA who went to his knees right out of the gate almost tossing
his jockey has at least 12 Lengths to make up....
Heading into the Clubhouse Turn...
POST TIME MIKE
has picked up the pace and has moved into the lead ALONE...
by around 5 Lengths
looking strong is holding on to 2nd right behind PTM
Super Strong is only a half length behind
PEEPTOAD and gaining on her with every stride...
INTO THE MYSTIC has been taken back and is weaving her way thru traffic
as her jockey has moved her over to the rail... for her stretch run
KD with a big move up the middle of the track is gaining ground fast
ROC + REAL QUIET both showing speed now and moving up easily
RUFFIAN ~ DUSTY ~ CRIMINAL-TYPE
far behind the rest
RSA not liking this track surface is at least 10 lengths behind the
Coming Out Of The Turn....
EL PRADO with a HUGE Move has moved within a head of KD who is beginning
to show signs of tiring...
CRIMINAL TYPE suddenly awakened with a strong move up the middle of the
REAL QUIET moving very evenly and staying close to the front runners...
ROC seems to be laboring...
DUSTY has not made her move yet
RUFFIAN is giving her Jockey one helluva ride, fighting with him the
And Down The Stretch They Come
EL PRADO with a Super Strong Move has Taken The LEAD...
and is showing NO signs of weakening...
KD Is Backing Up...badly as once again this Longer Distance proves to be
REAL QUIET is moving like a train and is closing fast on EL PRADO
But Someone is FLYING along the Rail
like A ROCKET....
...without much room to get thru..
the hole is closing up fast...
ITS ~ ITS ~ ITS ....... DUSTY!
She had fought her way up scraping paint on the rail ~ as she JUST
manages to squeeze thru and is within 2 Lengths of EL PRADO
EL PRADO is not showing any signs of slowin down...
DUSTY is exploding with a Late Kick
we are used to seeing from her....
but She is running out of ground...
now just half a Length of EL PRADO
AND NOW ---
THE 2 FILLIES are Neck and Neck!
A Whisker could separate them....
We got us a MATCH RACE Folks!
Neither Filly giving up or giving in
REAL QUIET NOT giving up yet is
just a half length behind the front running Fillies...closing like a
AND AT THE WIRE
TOO CLOSE TO CALL!!!
PHOTO FINISH for WIN!
Stewards are taking a LONG time with this one folks....
Even we could not tell which FILLY Won!
STEWARDS OFFICIAL RESULT....
By A Very Short Nostril Hair.......!
DUSTY over EL PRADO!
REAL QUIET in 3rd
Just holds off CRIMINAL-TYPE
who rounds out the SuperFecta
RUFFIAN (Pulled up, Vanned Off)
CONGRATS on a MONSTER Closing Kick by DUSTY ~ from so far back
It looked like An IMPOSSIBLE DREAM!
NOW U See why some of her fans
affectionately call her LIL-Z
Today's race was an Amazing Example
of her Classic Closing Kick!
PAY OUT PRICES
DUSTY >>> $70
EL PRADO > $69.20 !!!
REAL QUIET > $61.40
CRIMINAL TYPE >> $52.40
KD >>> $50.20
RUFFIAN >> $12.70
Check ALL Tickets for Accuracy!
We bid you a good evening and safe drive home from Calder Racecourse