One Fast Broad (outside) runs past Spiced Perfection (inside) to win the Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course

One Fast Broad (outside) runs past Spiced Perfection (inside) to win the Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course

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One Fast Broad Prevails in Soviet Problem Stakes

Ruis Racing's daughter of Decarchy kept main-track record perfect with Dec. 2 win.

Favored One Fast Broad remained undefeated on dirt with a last-to-first victory in the $101,380 Soviet Problem Stakes Dec. 2 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

Anchored well off the pace by jockey Corey Nakatani, the 2-year-old daughter of Decarchy rallied wide into the stretch, gained the lead in deep stretch, and prevailed by three-quarters of a length over 5-2 second choice Spiced Perfection.

Owned by trainer Mick Ruis' Ruis Racing, One Fast Broad completed the mile in 1:38.26. Her third win—all on the main track—in five starts increased her earnings to $229,000. The 11-10 favorite, One Fast Broad returned $4.20, $2.80 and $2.20.

Spiced Perfection, who also finished second behind One Fast Broad in last month's Golden State Juvenile Fillies at Del Mar, paid $3.40 and $2.60 while finishing four lengths in front of pacesetter and 8-1 shot Twisted Rosie. The show price on Twisted Rosie was $4.20.

Although One Fast Broad is perfect on the main track at three different distances—she won at six and seven furlongs before the Soviet Problem—Ruis thinks turf is her best surface.

"We think she is much better on the grass,'' he said. "She's run well against open company in both of her turf races.

"We're going to give her about 30 days now and let her chill out and bring her back for the mile race on grass for 3-year-old Cal bred fillies (the $200,000 California Cup Oaks Feb. 19 at Santa Anita Park).''

Nakatani, who has been aboard One Fast Broad in each of her starts, remains impressed.

"She's been doing great and this is what she wants to do,'' he said. "She's very athletic and when you ask her she gives you that big run.''

One Fast Broad was bred by Richard Allen Kritzski and AGR Racing in California out of the Mr. Broad Blade mare Awesome Broad.

Video: Soviet Problem S.