03/26/2005 12:00AM

Cat Shaker, 38-1, outruns Proud Accolade


FLORENCE, Ky. - Cat Shaker posted a huge upset Saturday at Turfway Park in the $100,000 , a race that effectively eliminated Proud Accolade from Kentucky Derby contention when he struggled home sixth.

Cat Shaker, ridden by Joe Bravo, returned $79.80 after overtaking front-runner Daddy Joe for a half-length victory. Catch Me finished third, another 6 3/4 lengths back, while Proud Accolade, never a serious contender under Jerry Bailey, was beaten 12 lengths.

Cat Shaker, owned by William Callis and trained by Craig Callis, is stabled at The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, Ky. The Rushaway was his fourth start, and first win, of the winter-spring meet at Turfway. He has won 2 of 9 overall starts.

Daddy Joe led from the start of the 1 1/16-mile Rushaway, holding an open lead until deep stretch, when Cat Shaker surged past him with a torrid outside run. Cat Shaker finished in 1:37.74 over a muddy track.

"I knew he had it in him," said Craig Callis, who has a had a trainer's license for only about six months. "I am a bit surprised we beat Proud Accolade."

Callis said Cat Shaker likely would make his next start in the April 23 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland.

Cat Shaker, by Catienus, was bred by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who earlier in the day won the $6 million Dubai World Cup with Roses in May.

Proud Accolade, the 2-5 favorite for trainer Todd Pletcher, was making his first start since a 4 1/2-length triumph in the Feb. 5 Hutcheson at Gulfstream Park. He missed his next scheduled start, the March 12 Louisiana Derby, after spiking a fever about a week beforehand. Saturday, he flashed a brief outside run approaching the half-mile pole before flattening out badly.

It did not take Pletcher long, however, to get a new Derby contender, as Flower Alley won the Lane's End Stakes a half-hour later.

Bourbonette: 'Capote' regains good form

Dance Away Capote, beaten 29 lengths in her seasonal debut in February, returned to top form with a convincing victory in the $150,000 Bourbonette Breeders' Cup Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

Rafael Bejarano was aboard Dance Away Capote for Pandora Farms and trainer Graham Motion. After breaking a tad slowly from post 9, Dance Away Capote ($9) was quickly guided to the rail, where she saved ground before angling out in the final turn. By the quarter pole, she had dead aim on Amazing Buy, who had taken over for the early pacesetter, Lady Dynasty, and with steady pressure from Bejarano, the winner drew off to finish four lengths ahead of late-running Gallant Secret, a 75-1 shot. Amazing Buy, the 8-5 favorite, was another 1 1/2 lengths back in third.

Last September, Dance Away Capote won a restricted stakes at Delaware Park by 12 lengths, then ended her season with a close fourth in the Grade 2 Alcibiades and a respectable fifth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Her lone start this year resulted in that uncharacteristic drubbing in the Feb. 5 Davona Dale at Gulfstream.

Dance Away Capote finished a mile in 1:37.52. She probably will make her next start in the May 6 Kentucky Oaks, said Motion.

Hansel: Call the Lord front-running winner

Call the Lord ($11), ridden by Rodney Prescott, took command soon after the start before going on to win the $49,500 Hansel Stakes for 3-year-olds by 1 3/4 lengths.

Call the Lord, a Lord Carson colt, is owned by a four-person partnership, including his trainer, Joe Cain. He finished six furlongs in 1:09.64.

Eyeforglory, the 2-1 favorite, finished second after getting away a half-step slowly. The Becky Maker-trained entry of Carnival Show and Departing Now finished third and fourth, respectively, after chasing the pace.

"When Eyeforglory broke slow, it really helped him out," said Prescott of Call the Lord. "He got a great trip - broke sharp and did everything I asked."

* Revolutionary Act ($9.60), the third choice in a field of eight fillies and mares, dominated the $50,000 Queen Stakes with an easy wire-to-wire triumph under Billy Patin. Trained by Pat Huffman, Revolutionary Act is now 4 for 4 at Turfway.