06/06/2013 11:50AM

Woodbine: Biamonte sends out two in Bold Ruckus three-peat bid


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Trainer Ralph Biamonte will try to win the $125,000 Bold Ruckus Stakes for the third year in a row Saturday at Woodbine, when he runs Click and Canuspellpatience in the six-furlong turf sprint for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds.

Click blew away maidens at first asking last June 21. Nine days later, he was softened up in a wicked speed duel and wound up fifth in the ultra-tough Clarendon Stakes, which was won by the future divisional champion Uncaptured.

Click missed the second half of 2012 with shin problems and resurfaced in a five-furlong Ontario-sired allowance April 27. With Eurico Da Silva up, he darted out to clear lead before drawing away in the stretch to score by 7 1/2 lengths, receiving an 82 Beyer Speed Figure.

“We were really anxious for him to run, but I didn’t think he’d run that good,” Biamonte said. “He just shot away. Eurico just sat on him. I think he’s a little bit special. He’s such a good-nerved horse – nothing bothers him. His only bad race was in the [Clarendon], when I shouldn’t have run him back in nine days.”

Click breezed a half-mile over the turf training course in 48.60 seconds on May 26, to Biamonte’s satisfaction.

“He had a really nice stride when I worked him on the turf,” Biamonte recalled. “His mother, Fantastic Allie, loved the grass. She moved way up on it.”

Da Silva retains the mount on Click. He teamed up with Biamonte to capture last year’s Bold Ruckus with Jenna’s Wabbit, and Biamonte took the 2011 edition with Citius.

Canuspellpatience was the 2-1 favorite in his only start in a five-furlong maiden special May 18. After setting a lively pace, he gave way late but put up an 84 Beyer for running second to the promising first-timer Skyrish.

Canuspellpatience is a son of Grade 3 turf stakes winner Marcavelly, who was second here in the Grade 3 Summer.

“He’s a good-looking horse, and he’s doing good,” Biamonte said. “He’s pretty quick. I hope he doesn’t screw up Click.”

Langstaff and Skyrish are the two unbeaten runners in the 10-horse field.

Langstaff won his maiden and a six-furlong allowance on the Polytrack earlier this spring for trainer Bob Tiller, who holds him in high regard.

Skyrish earned an 86 Beyer in his debut win, after a challenging inside trip from post 1. Ian Howard trains the son of successful turf sire Silent Name, who was a Grade 2 winner on the lawn.