11/17/2012 4:07PM

Beulah Park: Rip n' Run turns back favored Deniro's Saint


Rip n' Run set all of the pace in the $50,000 Ohio Freshman Saturday at Beulah Park, winning the six-furlong race by a length and a quarter.

Trained by Doug Cowans, Rip n' Run was hustled away from the gate by jockey Perry Ouzts and set the pace while saving ground. The winner dueled with Plain Ol’ Willard to midway around the turn before beginning to draw clear at the quarter pole.

Post time favorite Deniro's Saint bobbled at the start and then was kept in behind the dueling leaders  before being angled out and challenging Rip n' Run for the lead in the stretch. But Ouzts went to work and Rip n' Run drew off  from the five-horse field of 2-year-old Ohio-accredited horses late.

Deniro's Saint settled for second, nearly 10 lengths in front of Plain Ol’ Willard in third. Rip n' Run ran six furlongs in 1.11.54 and returned $5.20 to win. The exacta with the favorite returned $4.80.