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Ruler On Ice Under the Radar

2011 Belmont Stakes logo.

As the attention this week centers on the rubber match between Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom and Preakness winner Shackleford in the Belmont, there will be plenty of other horses looking to spring an upset.

 

One of those horses is Ruler On Ice, owned by George and Lori Hall and trained by Kelly Breen. Last seen running second as the favorite in the $65,000 Federico Tesio at Pimlico Race Course, the gelded son of Roman Ruler is remaining at Breen’s Monmouth Park base until Saturday.

 

“We have a lot of aspirations for this horse,” Lori Hall said. “He’s still a little immature, and a little crazy. I think [jockey Jose Valdivia Jr.] is probably one of the only jockeys that will ride him.”

 

Valdivia has been aboard for each of Ruler On Ice’s past four starts, including a February allowance win and a third-place finish in the Grade 2 Sunland Derby on March 27, his only previous graded stakes try.

 

“He’s a little green, but he has this amazing close,” Hall said. “He might be one to watch here, kind of one that’s not on anyone’s radar screen but might really surprise people.”

 

The Halls were represented by Pants On Fire in the Derby, and resisted the temptation to bring Ruler On Ice back to Pimlico for the May 21 Preakness.

 

“He just wasn’t quite ready to get into the Preakness, so we just pointed him to the Belmont,” Hall said. “We think he’s really coming around.”

 

 

 

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And boy did he create an upset! Magnificant run!

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