No. 1 RUFF PROOF
Ran her heart out in defeat as she just failed to run down the winner, finishing second by a dwindling ¾ of a length. Was almost six lengths clear of the rest in this one mile starter allowance race. We will be using her as a single next time out. $$$
No. 1 SHAKAHARI
Speaking of where the turf meets the surf, this one was last seen there in July of last year running up the track. He came back in this straight maiden race for trainer Vladimir Cerin, who is having a solid meet, and looks good on the track. He showed good early speed, battling from the bell with the winner, but could not hold that one off. Held well to pick up the show dough and if able to clear early next time out will be long gone.
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