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14 April 2011. #7 Boisterous and John Velazquez win the 7th race at Keeneland.
Phipps Stable’s Boisterous powered to a length and a quarter victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 Monmouth Stakes as David Melin and Laurie Plesa’s Brave Dave dug in gamely to the wire, posting a neck win in the $60,000 John McSorley Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday before a crowd of 17,008.

Boisterous, dispatched the even-money favorite in the field of eight, sat behind pacesetter Two Notch Road early, before angling out for the drive and cruising to victory in 1:48 4/5 over a turf course rated “good.”  The winner paid $4, $2.40 and $2.20.  Big Blue Kitten rallied to complete the $10.20 exacta and paid $2.80 and $2.80.  Pacesetter Two Notch Road was another neck back in third, good for a $10.20 show mutuel.

“I had the absolute perfect trip all the way around there,” said Hall of Fame winning jockey John Velazquez.  “We got squeezed around the quarter pole but once we got to the outside it was over.  It’s fun to ride ones like this.”

Trained by Shug McGaughey, Boisterous is a 6-year-old horse by Distorted Humor from the Cox’s Ridge mare Emanating.  He has now won 10 of his 24 starts, good for earnings of $937,910.

In the McSorley Stakes, the Eddie Plesa Jr. trained Brave Dave set a pressured pace right from the onset before holding off the late charge of Perfect Officer, stepping 5 ½ furlongs over “good” turf in 1:02 3/5.

“This was his first time on turf, so you never really know what to expect,” said winning jockey Elvis Trujillo.  “He broke out of the gate really fast so I figured I’d just let him do his thing.  A couple of horses ran at him in the stretch, but he dug in and gave me all he had.”

Brave Dave paid $14.80, $6.80 and $4.40 and topped a $68.20 exacta.  Perfect Officer returned $4.20 and $2.60.  It was another ¾ of a length back to Night Officer, who paid $4.20 to show.

The lone 3-year-old in the field of 10 colts and geldings, Brave Dave now sports a record of 5-1-2 from 10 starts.  The son of Put It Back from the Songandaprayer mare Sing That Song has earned $300,100 for his connections.


 

 

 

 

 

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