Updated on 09/17/2011 11:28AM

Stolen Time holds off Second of June

Jean Raftery
Stolen Time wins the $100,000 Foolish Pleasure Stakes at Calder Race Course on Saturday.

MIAMI - It cost $3,000 to supplement Stolen Time to Saturday's $100,000 Foolish Pleasure Stakes at Calder. But the lightly raced 2-year-old got that money back and another $57,000 along with it by rallying from just off the pace to register a three-quarter-length victory over Second of June and eight other juveniles.

Stolen Time, a Florida-bred son of Time Bandit, stalked the early pace of Wild Keven in the mile and 70-yard race. He gained control on the far turn, edged clear in early stretch, and then withstood a final surge from Second of June, who rallied mildly to finish second, 3 3/4 lengths in front of 30-1 longshot Imperialism.

Tap Dancer, winner of the Seacliff Stakes in his previous start, raced wide and finished a well-beaten fifth.

Stolen Time went postward as the surprising 8-5 favorite despite having made just two starts coming into the Foolish Pleasure. He paid $5.40 and covered the distance in 1:45.08 over a fast track.

Bill White trains Stolen Time for owner-breeders Dr. K.K. and Dr. Vilasini Jayaraman.

"I had this horse identified as my best colt from the beginning of the season and was very disappointed when I found out he wasn't eligible for the Stallion Stakes," White said. "I thought he would have been a major player. But then you have to play with the hand you are dealt.

"He's been lightly trained to this point, and I think he can still be fitter and improve," he said. "It looks like we'll have to look for something out of town before bringing him back here later in the Tropical meet."

Marina de Chavon placed first in Brave Raj

Marina de Chavon was awarded the victory following the disqualification of Ride Her Out from first to second in the $100,000 Brave Raj Stakes.

Ride Her Out rallied around the second turn to engage Horah for Bailey for command into the stretch of the 1 1/16-mile Brave Raj. Ride Her Out forged to the front near midstretch but ducked out suddenly nearing the wire to bump Marina de Chavon before edging clear by a length for the apparent victory.

Following an inquiry and a claim of foul by Manny Aguilar, the rider of Marina de Chavon, the stewards reversed the original order of finish. Horah for Bailey tired to be third, another two lengths behind Marina de Chavon.

Marina de Chavon paid $4.60 as the favorite in a field of 11 2-year-old fillies. She covered the distance in 1:46.37 over a fast track.

"We backed into one," said Joe Catanese 3rd, who trains Marina de Chavon. "I was confident all along that she would go two turns, particularly after her last race."

Marina de Chavon is not eligible for the Florida Stallion Stakes.

Norman Pointer, who trains Ride Her Out, agreed there was a foul. "She bumped her," he said. "She'll run back in the Stallion Stakes."

The $400,000 My Dear Girl, the final leg of the filly division of the Florida Stallion Stakes, will be run on Oct. 11.