09/25/2009 11:00PM

Run Louis Run takes Funkhouser


Run Louis Run, making her stakes debut in her sixth lifetime start, ran down pacesetter My Sister Margaret in deep stretch to prevail by a half-length in Friday night's $51,500 Ruth Funkhouser Memorial Stakes at Charles Town.

The seven-furlong Funkhouser,, restricted to West Virginia-bred 3-year-old fillies, served as the local prep for the $140,000 West Virginia Division of Tourism, a seven-furlong race that is part of the $2 million West Virginia Breeders Classic program on Oct. 17.

Ridden by Larry Reynolds for trainer Tim Grams, Run Louis Run ($6) covered the distance in 1:25.00 on a fast track. My Sister Margaret was eight lengths clear of Silver Buckle, a 55-1 shot.

Jolie Ange flashed speed and faded to fourth as the 6-5 favorite.