Pune: Ruffina lived up to expectations and raced to the finish line comfortably in the Akkasaheb Maharaj Trophy (Gr 3) at the Pune Race Course on Saturday.
Ruffina, by Excellent Art out of Miss Danehill (IRE), from the stables of D Todywalla is owned by Dr Cyrus S Poonawalla, Adar C Poonawalla, Natasha A Poonawalla Rep. Villoo Poonawalla Racing & Breeding Pvt Ltd, M/S Saleem Fazelbhoy, Dinsha P Shroff and Munchi P Shroff.
The well-bred filly led from the 200 metre mark and the race was virtually over by the time they reached the 100 metre mark as she romped home 2. ½ lengths ahead of the field.
Results: Race 1: 1.Ustad Pedro, 2.Speedo, 3.Malavika, 4.Glorious Land. Won by: ¾ , Short Head, Short Head, 1 ½. Time.1:00.09.
Race 2: 1.Angels Touch, 2.Goshawk, 3.Elegant Beauty, 4.Kimberella. Won by: 3/4, Short Head, 1 ½, Short Head. Time. 1:40.84
Race 3: 1.Anatevka, 2.Timeless Deeds, 3.Vitesse, 4.Angels Harmony. Won by: 4 1/4, 2, 1 ½, Long Neck. Time. 1:26.05
Race 4: 1.Ruffina, 2.St Andrews, 3.Captian Courage, 4.Timeless. Won by: 2 1/2, Short Head, ½, ½. Time. 1:09.70
Race 5: 1.Improvisso, 2.Notting Hill, 3.Flashing Martini, 4.Eagleinthesky. Won by: 2 1/2, 1, 2 ¾, 2 1/4 Time. 1:11.85
Race 6: 1.Gnostic Eyes, 2.Sylvester, 3. Doubledown, 4.Brazos. Won by: 3 1/2, 1/2, 3, Nose. Time. 1:55.15.