Sunday, January 04, 2009

Notonthesamepage Dominates Spectacular Bid Stakes Saturday

Ken and Rarah Ramsey’s 3-year-old Kentucky homebred Notonthesamepage took command from the start of Saturday’s $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes on opening day at Gulfstream Park, and drew off to a commanding 8¼-length victory over Kramer Stable’s You Luckie Mann.

The winner ran the six furlongs in 1:08:48 on the fast track, missing the track record by 2/100s of a second.

Trained by Wesley Ward and ridden by Elvis Trujillo, Notonthesamepage is a son of Catenius who was making his first start since tiring to last of 11 after setting the early pace in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) on Polytrack at Keeneland on Oct. 4. He paid $11.40.

J. Robert Harris Jr.’s Bee Cee Cee finished third in the field of eight, 4½ lengths behind the runner-up. Let’s Go Stable’s Silent Valor was the 13-to-10 favorite and he finished fourth.

Winning Jockey Quotes

Elvis Trujillo:

"I wasn't surprised with the way he ran at all - this horse worked real well leading up to the race. I knew even before we got going that if we got ahead we would go (on). I never felt challenged and you pretty much saw the results. I don't know what they (the owners) have planned, but he ran pretty good before at longer distances."

Winning Trainer Quote

Wesley Ward:

“He had issues with his throat and bleeding last summer, which explains his last couple of races, but it looks like that’s past him now. He trained great up to this race. The way he ran today it looks like he could have gone on longer. Mr. (Ken) Ramsey has said he would like to try and stretch him out again at some point. After they run a huge race like he did today, I like to give them at least a month before they run back.”


22:98, 44:73 & 1:08:48

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