07/09/2003 12:00AM

Fairmount track report


COLLINSVILLE, Ill. - The seven 3-year-old fillies in Saturday's $25,000-added Ruffian Stakes are all based here. But many of them have been running out of town, and the likely favorites will be running here for the first time.

Betty Spaghetti, trained by Steffanie Rakers, was claimed at Churchill May 23 for $18,000 on behalf of Ed Knell Jr. and has run twice for her new connections at Churchill. In her most recent start, Betty Spaghetti finished second, beaten a half-length, for a claiming price of $25,000 June 26 at the Ruffian's six-furlong distance. Vicente Flores will ride Betty Spaghetti for the first time Saturday.

Trainer Eddie Essenpreis has never run Jadester at Fairmount in her 10 career starts, instead racing her for bigger purses in Chicago and Kentucky. Jadester is owned by the trainer's wife, Shellye, and Lois and John Auer. Despite only one win she has earned $34,860.

In her two most recent races, Jadester has run on Arlington's turf at longer distances and finished third and fourth. But, in her first race of the year, going six furlongs at Hawthorne May 2, she finished third, beaten just 1 1/2 lengths, in allowance company. Essenpreis has named his first-call jockey, Cindy Medina, to ride.

Despite having raced at Fairmount in her last two starts, Moon Shine Time may have faced the toughest competition in her last start, June 20, in the Candid Type Handicap. In that mile race she dueled on the lead with Wildwood Royal before losing by less than one length. Wildwood Royal returned to win the $125,000 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows.