Updated on 09/17/2011 12:09PM

On figures, it's Rough R.N.


ALBANY, Calif. - Friday's Golden Gate Fields feature race marks the return of Rough R.N., who has not run since finishing second at1-5 on Feb. 28

A 4-year-old Cal-bred filly who has 3 victories and 2 seconds in 5 starts, Rough R.N. has 10 rivals in the six-furlong allowance race.

Trainer John F. Martin said Rough R.N. has not raced because of a minor injury.

"I thought she'd need six months off, but we took a little extra time because we wanted to do the right thing," said Martin, who claimed Rough R.N. for $25,000 from her winning debut.

Rough R.N.'s lowest Beyer, an 86 when she lost by a length to Miss Tropics on Feb. 28, is higher than the highest Beyer of any of her rivals.

There is blazing speed Friday in the form of Hajji Babe, who faded badly in the mud in a comeback race last time but can cut out a 44-second half-mile. And there are several other runners who also have speed.

Rough R.N. has never been on the lead early, even when stretched out to a mile in her third career start, but she could find herself closest to Hajji Babe early.

She has worked well for her comeback with seven drills, including a six-furlong bullet move.

Martin points to the fact that she won her debut and came right back to win her second start as reasons to believe she will run well. It doesn't hurt her chances that Martin has good success off long layoffs, showing a $3.15 flat-bet profit with 18 percent winners off six-month layoffs.

"She's a nice, big, good-looking, long-striding filly," Martin said. "She looks like she has a lot of class, wants to train, and wants to run. We're looking forward to having her back."

Onebadshark big in comeback

Onebadshark looked good winning his comeback Saturday. Although Onebadshark had only a maiden victory in five starts before Saturday's race, he had always shown talent. He set a fast pace in the El Camino Real Derby and held on fairly well. But he came out of the race with a tiny crack in a shin.

In Saturday's comeback, he defeated older horses in a six-furlong allowance race. He was pinned on the rail through the opening half-mile by King Wonderful, and pulled away late as King Wonderful faded to last.

"He was going on his own out there," said Onebadshark's trainer, Brian Koriner. "You never have them quite as tight as you might first time out."

Onebadshark's owners want to run in the Sunshine Millions next.