09/04/2005 11:00PM

Thistledown: Ready for Roses romps

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Ready for Roses trailed the opening quarter, accelerated rapidly when set down, and drew off to a 5 1/4-length win in the 54th running of the $75,000 Governor's Buckeye Cup at Thistledown. Bernard's Candy finished second, a nose in front of Count on My Word.

Ready for Roses is trained by Tim Hamm, was ridden by Irwin J. Rosendo, and paid $5.20. The winning time for 1 1/4 miles was 2:05.24 over the fast track.