High Point Thoroughbred Partners’ Awesome Vow took the lead from
her outside post, opened up a daylight lead on the backstretch and
home through the final furlong to post a 6 ¼ length win in the $38,000
allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
With jockey Pedro Cotto Jr. along for the ride,
Awesome Vow stepped the mile over a fast main track in 1:37 4/5 and paid
$3.60, $3 and $2.10 as the odds-on
choice in the field of five fillies and mares. Royal Suspicion
completed the $17.20 exacta and returned $4.20 to place and $2.80 to
show. It was another length and a quarter back to Lady Kierkegaard, who
paid $2.10 to show.
A 6-year-old daughter of Awesome Again from the
Alphabet Soup mare Good as Her Word, Awesome Vow has won eight of her 39
Live racing continues at
Park on Saturday, Sept. 28, when the track
will celebrate it’s first-ever Food “Trucktoberfest,” featuring 23 food
trucks and a German beer garden. Gates open 11:30 a.m. with first post
set for 12:50 p.m. As always the racetrack
is open seven days a week for simulcasting from across the country and
around the globe.