|Bullisa Wins Kool Kue Baby Handicap
(Friday, November 21, 2003) - Five-year-old mare Bullisa
broke fast from the starting gate and held on to defeat a fast-closing
Go You Must and Carlotta Dream to win Friday’s $20,000 Kool
Kue Baby Handicap in front of 3,966 fans at Lone Star Park in Grand
Owned by Jack Kaiser of Oologah, Okla., and trained by Darin Bidleman,
Bullisa ran 400 yards in :19.89 under jockey Randy Wilson, who subbed
for regular rider Roy Brooks. She paid $20.60 to win as the 9-1
co-fifth wagering choice in the field of nine fillies and mares.
“That’s what won the race for her – leaving there
like she did and opening up daylight on them where they couldn’t
quite get to her in time,” Wilson said. Bullisa held on to
win by a neck.
The Kool Kue Baby was the Oklahoma-bred’s second stakes win
of the year. In September, the daughter of Bully Bullion drove home
to win the $20,000 Miss Blackhawk Stakes at Prairie Meadows in Iowa.
Overall, it was Bullisa’s 11th victory in 29 starts.
“You just have to let her have her way,” Bidleman said.
“Randy did a whale of a job keeping her going down at the
The $11,400 winner’s share of the purse improved Bullisa’s
earnings to $152,346.
Go You Must, the 5-2 second choice after winning the Grade 3 Rheudasil
Handicap at Lone Star Park five weeks ago, finished a neck in front
of late charging third-place finisher Carlotta Dream, the Kool Kue
Baby defending champ and 9-5 race favorite.
Joyalty, Fast Del Rey, The Cheetah, Mary Cartel, Copafly and Countin
On Jody completed the order of finish. Ari Go Anne was a late scratch.