The daughter of Wild Again out of the Two Punch mare Shiner enters the Ruffian after notching a half-length win over Raging Fever in the Aug. 25 Ballerina Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga for Allaire du Pont's Bohemia Stable. It was the second consecutive Ballerina title for Shine Again.Besides Shine Again, confirmed starters for the Ruffian include: Minister's Baby, Raging Fever, and You. Mandy's Gold is listed as a possible starter.While Shine Again stretches her legs in the Ruffian, Shiny Band will return to sprint distances in the seven-furlong Floral Park. In her last start, Shiny Band, also campaigned by Bohemia Stable, finished third, going nine furlongs over the Saratoga turf, in an Aug. 5 allowance contest. The last win for Shiny Band came in the one-mile Shuvee Handicap (gr. II) on May 18 at Belmont.
In her last attempt at seven furlongs, Shiny Band finished eighth in a nine-horse field in a July 12 allowance contest over the Belmont turf. Prior to that, she finished fifth in the seven-furlong Distaff Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct.
Expected to challenge Shiny Band in the Floral Park are: Carson Hollow, Gold Mover, La Galerie and Sweet Nanette. Cat Cay is listed as a possible.