Cool Bullet lived up to his odds-on billing in the $100,000
Rumson Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth
Park, taking the event by
Trained by Steve Margolis, Cool Bullet stepped the six furlongs over a fast
main track in 1:11 2/5 and paid $3.60, $2.20 and $2.10. Nathan’s H Q, who
battled with Kens
Cape early, held the
place, completing the $8 exacta and paying $3.20 and $2.80. It was another two
lengths back to My Man Marty, who rallied to pay $4.40 to show.
“I just let him bounce away from the gate,” said winning jockey Garrett Gomez.
“No one really wanted to go, but I didn’t want to take too strong of a hold of
him. The other horse (Kens
Cape) finally went up and
challenged so I was able to slide in and track in third. When it was time to
go, he went on with it very well.”
After stalking the pacesetters, Cool Bullet powered past his rivals just
outside the 1/16th pole before drawing off to victory. A 3-year-old gelding by
Preakness winner Red Bullet from the Saint Ballado mare Lizzy Cool, Cool Bullet
boosted his lifetime record to 4-2-0 from nine starts. He has earned $170,894
for owners Winmore LLC and Robert and Lawana Low.