The Ruffian Stakes will be run this upcoming Sunday, May 2, 2021, at Belmont Park. This race is one mile in distance and will be for four-year-old Fillies and Mares. The total purse for this race is $200,000, and this race will be run on a dirt course. In 2020, Monomoy Girl, a five-year-old Filly, won the race with a time of 1:34.13. This race has seven entries.
Betting Preview: Gibberish
One of the top horses in this race is the four-year-old Filly Gibberish. This horse is one of the fastest out of all the horses and should be able to perform well on Sunday. This horse has won three of his last four races but is coming off a fourth-place finish at Gulfstream Park. This fourth-place finish was Gibberish's first race in 2021.
When looking at this horse's workout times, there is no question that this horse is fast. This horse has been working out at Gulfstream Park since March and has been running on a dirt course. On April 18, this horse ran five furlongs in 1:00.60. This is an improvement since April 4, when he ran five furlongs in 1:01.13. On April 25, this horse ran four furlongs in 47.58 seconds.
Betting Preview: Water White
Water White, a four-year-old Filly, is another one of the best horses in this race. This horse has raced eight times professionally and has won three times. Water White is coming off a win on April 1 at Aqueduct, and that is no joke! This horse looks to build on that win and continue a successful 2021.
Water White has been training at Belmont Park and has shown the ability to run quickly and in comparison to Gibberish is very similar. This horse has most recently run on April 30 on the dirt track, running three furlongs in 39.92 seconds. On April 23, this horse ran five furlongs in 1:00.82. These times are a major improvement from a 52.12 second run on April 15 when he ran four furlongs.
Betting Preview: Saguaro Row
Another horse that has shown the ability to be successful is Saguaro Row. This six-year-old Mare has raced in 17 professional races and has won five races. In two races in 2021, Saguaro Row has finished in third place both times. This horse has not won a race since January of last year.
This horse might not have won much recently, but this horse is quick. Saguaro Row has been racing at Palm Meadows Training Center. On April 24, this horse ran four furlongs on a dirt course in 47.75 seconds. This horse should be able to hold her own even though she has not won in a while.
Free Betting Pick
This race is filled with some interesting horses and a lot of potential. When looking at what all of these horses have to bring to the table, there is plenty of speed. I'm going to roll with Gibberish in this race as he has shown the ability to win and run quickly in workout times.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Gibberish
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