The race is named in honor of the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame filly, Ruffian.
Race 8. Ruffian Stakes ,(GII). For four – year-old fillies and mares at one mile on dirt. Purse $250,000.
|PP||Filly / Mare||Jockey||Trainer||M/L|
|1||Pacific Wind||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Chad Brown||5/2|
|2||Sun Studio||John R. Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||15/1|
|3||Pink Sands||Jose L. Ortiz||Shug McGaughey||8/1|
|4||Frostie Anne||Hector Rafael Diaz, Jr.||Rudy Rodriguez||12/1|
|5||Come Dancing||Manuel Franco||Carlos Martin||2/5|
Come Dancing won the Ruffian Stakes (G2). She pulled away in the stretch and posted a 6 3/4-length victory over a sloppy (sealed) racetrack.
Come Dancing paid $2.60 for winning, a huge 3-10 favorite, broke slowly in but then prompted the pace of Frostie Anne in second through fractions of :23.76 and :46.97. Midway on the turn she moved to the front as Frostie Anne retreated to last in the field of five.
Pacific Wind took a run at Come Dancing at the top of the stretch. Come Dancing kicked free down the lane. The victory was her sixth in 10 starts and increased her earning to $476,700.
$2 Wager Paid
|Filly / Mare||Win||Place||Show|
Sun Studio ran fourth.
Running time – 1:36.54
Our Top Three Picks:
- Come Dancing – Best Bet of the day but will have very low odds
- Pacific Wind
- Frostie Anne