Search Outcomes leads Chad Brown-trained exacta in Ruffian


Joe Labozzetta / NYRA

Search Outcomes stalked and pounced to a three-length rating in Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Ruffian, a one-turn mile for older fillies and mares, at Belmont Park.

Search Outcomes, a 4-year-old Flatter darkish bay owned by Klaravich Stables, received 4-of-6 sophomore begins, together with graded scores within the Gazelle (G3) final April at Aqueduct Racetrack and the Acorn (G1) in June over Large Sandy. These successful efforts enveloped a detailed runner-up effort to Malathaat within the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.

The proficient filly entered the Ruffian from a distant third-place end in her seasonal debut within the seven-furlong Distaff Handicap (G3) on April 9 on the Large A, however returned to successful from with a pointy efficiency beneath jockey Irad Ortiz Jr.

“Final time, she got here from a layoff going too brief possibly. However at this time was nice,” Ortiz mentioned. “I noticed it was time to go (on the high of the stretch) and I requested her and he or she responded very effectively. As quickly as I requested her, she took the lead and he or she did her factor. She’s a very nice filly.”

Girl Rocket, who captured the Go for Wand Handicap (G3) in December at Aqueduct, led the six-horse subject by means of splits of twenty-two.67 and 45.33 seconds over the muddy and sealed essential monitor as Search Outcomes saved shut watch from second place in entrance of Make Mischief.

Royal Flag, who brushed the gate on the break, settled behind the pack beneath Joel Rosario and superior into rivalry as Search Outcomes made a menacing transfer outdoors of Girl Rocket late within the flip.

Search Outcomes was in entrance on the stretch name and widened her margin with ease to cross the wire in a closing time of 1:34.88 as Royal Flag made her six-wide bid, closing down the middle of the monitor and overtaking Girl Rocket within the closing sixteenth to finish the exacta by 1 1/2-lengths. Rounding out the order of end was Financial institution Sting, Make Mischief and Zaajel.

Ortiz mentioned Search Outcomes demonstrated indicators of enchancment.

“She felt good. She’s rising and has extra maturity. She sat good and completely relaxed and waited for me,” Ortiz mentioned.

W.S. Farish homebred Royal Flag loved a memorable 2021, successful 2-of-5 begins, together with nine-furlong scores within the Shuvee (G3)  in July at Saratoga Race Course and the Beldame Invitational (G2) in October at Belmont. She accomplished her marketing campaign with a rallying fifth, defeated 1 1/4-lengths within the Breeders’ Cup Distaff in November at Del Mar.

Rosario mentioned Royal Flag, who completed a detailed third within the Private Ensign (G1) in August on the Spa, carried out admirably in her seasonal debut.

“She appeared like she was getting higher on the finish and the opposite horse ran an unimaginable race,” Rosario mentioned. “She tried to catch as much as her, but it surely was the primary time she ran since she ran within the Breeders’ Cup.”

The victory topped a profitable weekend at Belmont for Brown, who received a pair of Grade 2 stakes Saturday, taking the Sheepshead Bay with Virginia Pleasure and operating one-two within the Fort Marcy with L’Imperator and Sacred Life, respectively.

Bred in Kentucky by Machmer Corridor, Search Outcomes banked $110,000 in victory whereas bettering her document to eight: 5-1-2. She returned $9.80 for a $2 win ticket.

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