One Fast Broad, patiently ridden by veteran Corey Nakatani after a slow start, rallied from last place to win the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies at Del Mar Friday, the first of two days of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
One Fast Broad, a daughter of Decarchy owned by Ruis Racing and trained by Mick Ruis, overhauled 2-1 favored Spiced Perfection in the final sixteenth to score by a length in 1:24.78 for the seven furlongs. Show It N Moe It was third, a length behind the runner-up and almost four lengths in front of fourth-place Ismelucky in the field of nine California-bred two-year-old fillies.
The winner went postward at 4-1 and returned $10.40, $4.60 and $3.60 after her second triumph in four starts. Spiced Perfection, who was piloted by Joe Talamo, paid $3.60 and $3, while Show It N Moe It returned $5 to show.
COREY NAKATANI (One Fast Broad, winner) -- “She ran dynamite. I was going to be one or two but at the same time I wouldn’t change how it happened.”
MICK RUIS (One Fast Broad, winner) – “Corey (Nakatani) never panicked. He waited with her and rode a great race. We knew she could run on dirt. She’s got a brother that won half a million on turf, so we started her there. I’m going to give her about 60 days off now and bring her back as a really good 3-year-old, and I do believe she’ll run on. .”
The stakes win was the first of the meet for rider Corey Nakatani. Nakatani now has 107 stakes wins at Del Mar, second best of all time.
The stakes win was the first of the meet for trainer/owner Mick Ruis. He now has two stakes wins at Del Mar.
Owner Mick Ruis is a native of San Diego who has residences in Whitefish, Montana and Descanso, California.
Source: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club