12/04/2004 1:00AM

Revolutionary Act runs away with victory


Revolutionary Act broke fastest of all and was never headed when posting her first stakes victory Saturday in the $49,500 Holiday Inaugural at Turfway Park.

Owned by Camelia Casby and trained by Pat Huffman, Revolutionary Act returned $20.20 as fourth choice in a field of 10 fillies and mares after completing six furlongs in 1:09.27 over a fast track.

Billy Patin was aboard Revolutionary Act, a 4-year-old Boston Harbor filly who now has won four of 10 starts. Golden Marlin, the 7-5 favorite, rallied late to finish second, 1 1/4 lengths behind the winner and another two lengths ahead of Class Above, the 5-2 second choice.

Breaking from post 8, Revolutionary Act sped to the early lead with Private Opinion giving closest chase. Turning for home, Revolutionary Act sped away to a sizeable lead that enabled her to easily withstand the late run from Golden Marlin.

Huffman, who trains a small stable in Louisville, is the son of veteran trainer William "Blackie" Huffman and the older brother of Ben Huffman, the racing secretary at Fair Grounds and Keeneland.

The Holiday Inaugural was the first Turfway stakes since the Florence, Ky., track reopened for more than four months of racing.

* Jockey Rafael Bejarano, who dominated the last several meets at Turfway, will ride here Dec. 22-28 while Aqueduct is closed for a short break. Julio Espinoza will be his agent.

* Jockey James Lopez, a former regular on the Kentucky circuit, will begin riding here Saturday and stay until shortly before the Oaklawn Park meet begins Jan. 21. Retired jockey Charlie Woods Jr. will be his agent.

* Jockey Dean Sarvis notched the 1,000th victory of his career when riding Mr Mag to victory in the eighth race here Friday. Sarvis is the early leader atop the Turfway jockey standings.