Sedamar Could Cap Big Week For Ruis With Win In Solana Beach At Del Mar

A victory by Sedamar in Sunday’s $150,000 Solana Beach Stakes would be the latest reason to celebrate for Ruis Racing headed by San Diegans Mick and Wendy Ruis and their daughter Shelbe.

On Tuesday, some initial progeny of prized stallion Bolt d’Oro, whom Mick trained to win the 2017 Del Mar Futurity, battle eventual Triple Crown champion Justify in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby and go on to run in the Kentucky Derby, had an impact on the prestigious Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale.

From Joe Nevills in The Paulick Report:

“The Grade I-winning son of Medaglia d’Oro was responsible for the sale’s most expensive yearling by a first-crop sire, when a half-brother to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra sold to Larry Best’s OXO Equine for $1.4 million …

“Bolt d’Oro yearlings were received incredibly well in Saratoga. Ten of the 12 that went through the ring sold for an average of $407,000 and he had three yearlings sell for $500,000 or more.”

Here at Del Mar on Friday, Shelbe, who became the first (and still only) female trainer to win the Grade 1 Debutante (Union Strike, 2016), saddled Ruis Racing’s Cool Your Jets ($8.40) to win the fifth race. It was the first win in 16 lifetime starts for Cool Your Jets and the second win for Shelbe Ruis from six starters at the meeting.

It will be something of an upset for Sedamar, a 5-year-old Ruis-homebred daughter of Richard’s Kid, to win the Solana Beach, a mile turf test for California-bred older fillies and mares. Among her chief rivals are Warren’s Showtime (6-5 morning line), a multiple graded-stakes winner, and Leggs Galore (5-2), who finished ahead of Warren’s Showtime twice in three matchups this year.

But Ruis has reason to believe it could happen.

“I think she has a chance to win if she gets the right trip,” Ruis said earlier this week. “I think she could have won her last race (4th in the Osunitas Stakes) against open company.”

The field for the Solana Beach from the rail out with jockeys and morning line odds in parenthesis: Pulpit Rider (Flavien Prat, 5-1); Leggs Galore (Ricky Gonzalez); Nardini (Kyle Frey, 12-1); Sedamar (Drayden Van Dyke, 4-1); Warm Summer (Abel Cedillo, 15-1); Cassie Belle (Tyler Baze, 15-1), and Warren’s Showtime (Juan Hernandez).

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