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HRN Monmouth Report: Week 10-11

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Horse Racing Nation is your source for the $50 million summer meet at Monmouth Park. HRN Editor Jarrod Horak will recap all of the action from the Jersey Shore, including track bias information and horses to watch. This is his tenth in a series of reports from Monmouth Park.


I missed a week on my updates so I have combined weeks 10-11 below. 

July 23 (day 28) - Fast and Firm


Four wire jobs on the main track (3 in sprints). Patient runners best on turf. 


Four-bagger for Paco Lopez. Pablo Fragoso and Carlos Marquez Jr. both booted home a pair. Bruce Alexander saddled two winners on the day. 


Beyondallboundarys (10th race) sat a nice tactical trip and ran past favored pace-setter Whoopi Kitten in the Dearly Precious Stakes.


July 24 (day 29) - Fast and Firm


Edge to stalking types on the main track. A trio of wire jobs on the firm turf course.     

 

Hat trick for Joe Bravo. Elvis Trujillo booted home a pair.


Rachel Alexandra (11th race) caught stubborn pace-setter Queen Martha and went clear to post a 3-length tally in the Lady’s Secret Stakes. The reigning Horse of the Year did what she had to do on a very hot and humid afternoon and it was almost eight lengths back to show finisher Ask The Moon. 


July 25 (day 30) - Fast and Firm


Four wire jobs on the main track (3 at six furlongs). Lone turf route was taken in wire job fashion.


Hat trick for Chuck Lopez. Paco Lopez booted home a pair.  


Vengeful Wildcat (10th race) cruised past front-runner Brother In Arms to post a sharp victory in the Tyro Stakes. Odds-on favorite Sweet Ducky was bumped at the start and finished a disappointing 4th


July 30 (day 31) - Fast and Firm


Edge to early-pressing types (5 wire jobs) on both surfaces. 


Hat trick for Elvis Trujillo. Pablo Fragoso and Carlos Marquez Jr. both booted home a pair.


July 31 (day 32) - Fast and Firm


Main track stalkers strong for the first half of the card. The remaining dirt races played fair. Two wire jobs, a stalker, and a closer made up the four turf winners.

      

Eddie Castro and Paco Lopez both booted home a pair. 


Rose Catherine (10th race) shook off her pace rival Spiteful Gypsy and cleared off for a 3.5 length tally in the $100,000 Mongo Queen Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. The Pletcher trainee completed her five and one-half furlong turf journey in 1:01.78.


Aug 1 (day 33) - Fast and Firm


Horses within striking range won the bulk of races on both surfaces.


Calvin Borel, Eddie Castro, and Carlos Marquez Jr. each booted home a pair. Bruce Alexander, Bruce Levine, and Todd Pletcher each saddled two winners on Haskell Day.


Omniscient (3rd race) gamely held off Cool Coal Man to take the $100,000 Majestic Light Stakes. 


Visually impressive debut straight Maiden tally for Christophe Clement trainee Erin Rose (6th race). Joe Bravo hand rode her to the wire in the six furlong affair for fillies and mares.


Hudson Steel (7th race) rallied to win the Jersey Derby but runner-up Audacity of Hope might have been best. The latter was blocked and had saddle slip in his promising US bow.


Get Serious (11th race) makes his living on the Monmouth turf course and the front-running favorite did not disappoint his fans with a neck victory in the Grade 3 Oceanport. Runner-up Violon Sacre was rank for much of the race and probably would have won if able to settle.


Lookin At Lucky (12th race) sat a nice outer stalking trip and powered home to decisively win the Haskell. Trappe Shot rallied to nab the place. Front-runner First Dude nipped Derby hero Super Saver for the show.  


Week 12 Stakes Races


Saturday (8-7-10) - The $100,000 Colleen Stakes (2yo fil, 5.5f)


Saturday (8-7-10) - The $100,000 My Frenchman Stakes (3up, 5.5T)


Sunday (8-8-10) - The $100,000 Select Stakes (3yo, 6f)

 

 

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