Marco Thoroughbred Corp.’s Big John B angled off the inside
turning for home before pushing past S S Skittles in the late stages to
the $44,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on
Friday by a length and a half.
Trained by Bobby Dibona and ridden by Joe Bravo, Big
John B covered the mile over “good” turf in 1:37 flat and returned
$4.20, $3 and $2.10 as the favorite
in the field of seven colts and geldings. S S Skittles completed the
$41.60 exacta and paid $9.20 to place and $3.80 to show. It was another
¾ of a length back to Sharp Omar, who paid $2.40 to show.
A 4-year-old gelding by Hard Spun from the
Doneraile Court mare Baldomera, Big John B has won four races this year and sports a lifetime record of 5-4-3 from 17 starts.