07/14/2007 12:00AM

Shedoesrock scores in slop


BOSSIER CITY, La. - Relishing the off going, Shedoesrock rallied from just off the pace under Jeremy Collier and wore down pacesetter and 8-5 favorite Top Story to win the $50,000 Princess Stakes for 2-year-old fillies Saturday at Louisiana Downs. American Price was up for the place, while Top Story had to settle for third over a sloppy track.

The Princess was originally scheduled for five furlongs on the turf but was moved to the main track following heavy morning rain.

Trained by Michelle Lovell for Agave Racing Stable and B/L Racing, Shedoesrock ($11.20) won for the second time in four starts and came into the Princess following a third-place finish in the Texas Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Futurity at Lone Star in early June. She is a daughter of Storm Boot out of the Meadowlake mare Cathedral Rock and brought $80,000 at the Texas 2-year-olds in training sale in early April.

Shedoesrock covered the five furlongs in 59.19 seconds to win by three-quarters of a length. The winner's share of the Princess purse increased her career bankroll to just less than $53,000.

Hallowed Dreams: 'Ruby' holds on

In the $125,000 Hallowed Dreams Breeders' Cup for filly and mare sprinters, Ruby's Grand Slam dueled with fellow speedster True Tails before shaking free in the turn and then held off a fast-closing Star of Idabel in the waning strides. Cintarosa reported home third, followed by Moroccan Rose.

Ridden by Don Simington and trained by Pat Mouton, Ruby's Grand Slam ($9) validated a convincing four-length win in an optional claimer over another sloppy strip in her previous start. A 4-year-old Grand Slam filly, Ruby's Grand Slam has now won 4 of 19 starts, and the lion's share of the purse increased her earnings to more than $172,000 for owner Stanley Seelig. She covered the six furlongs in 1:12.56.