11/15/2009 12:00AM

No shockers in N.Y. Stallion races


Form dominated in Sunday's five New York Stallion races, which were swept by favorites and second choices, with no winner going off at more than 5-2.

The biggest payoff came in the Thunder Rumble division for older males, when Uncle T Seven ($7.50) ran down pacesetter Lookin At Her and drew away as the fourth winner on the card for jockey Ramon Dominguez.

Mr. Windjammer rallied to be a clear second. Dr. D.F.C. closed from last to finish third in the field of seven.

Uncle T Seven, trained by John Kimmel, ran the seven furlongs in 1:23.28 over a main track that had been upgraded from sloppy to muddy midway through the afternoon.

In the other New York Stallion events:

* Make Note ($4.70), racing with two bar shoes off, cut the corner under Edgar Prado and edged away after catching odds-on pacesetter Out of Respect approaching midstretch to win the Great White Way division for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Trained by George Weaver, Make Note ran six furlongs in 1:11.39.

* Mother Russia ($4) kicked off an all-Dominguez pick three by wiring the Staten Island division for fillies and mares. On a clear lead soon after the break, Mother Russia widened through the lane to score by more than three lengths over second choice Christina's Gold and picked up her fifth stakes victory of the year for trainer Linda Rice.

Mother Russia ran the seven furlongs in 1:24.34 over a sloppy strip.

* Ruffino ($2.70) led early under Rajiv Maragh, relinquished command into the backstretch to Pretty Boy Freud, and then closed determinedly to wear that rival down in the final strides of the off-the-turf Cormorant division for colts and geldings.

Coming off a close second in the Empire Classic three weeks earlier for Jim Bond, the 6-year-old Ruffino ran the mile in 1:37.42 and upped his record to 8-3-1 from 13 starts.

* Franny Freud ($6.20) rallied three wide turning for home, gained command nearing midstretch, and drew away to a five-length tally in the Fifth Avenue division for 2-year-old fillies. Her time of 1:11.15 was slightly faster than the male division earlier in the day.

Franny Freud, ridden by Maragh, was notching her third stakes victory for trainer John Terranova.

Raffie's Rose came on to be second as the rank outsider in the field at 43-1. Embrace Change was third. The previously unbeaten So N So lacked room into the upper stretch and finished evenly to wind up fourth as the 11-10 choice.