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 ninth in a
series of reports from Monmouth
July 16 (day 25) - Fast and Firm
Edge to stalking types on the main. Late-runners won both turf routes.
Hat trick for Elvis Trujillo. Carlos Marquez Jr. booted home a pair.
Myakka City (9th race) dead-heated for the place as the even money favorite in this $50,000 claiming sprint for fillies and mares. She was claimed by Scott Lake and can get back in the winners' circle in the near future.
River Fancy (11th race) necked Onwingsandaprayer in this $5,000 claiming sprint for fillies and mares and it was more than ten lengths back to the rest. The aforementioned pair both bear watching and note that the winner was nabbed by claiming artist Bob Dibona.
July 17 (day 26) - Fast and Firm
Early-pressing types (2 wire jobs) best in the six main track routes. Turf played fair.
Hat trick fo Garrett Gomez. Joe Bravo booted home a pair. Paco Lopez and Mike Mitchell teamed up for two wins on the day. Bruce Levine saddled a pair of winners.
(6th race) got up for the show after racing wide from post 11 in this straight Maiden turf route for 3-year-olds and up. The Ben Perkins Jr. trainee can graduate with a different post/trip next time.
(8th race) ran to her low odds in an easy stalk and pounce win in the Klassy Briefcase Stakes for filly and mare turf sprinters. Garrett Gomez guided home the Todd Pletcher runner.
Patriotic Viva (11th race) showed the way and kept on finding in sharp wire job win in the Serena's Song Stakes for 3yo fillies. Joe Bravo booted home the Patrick Biancone trainee.
July 18 (day 27) - Fast and Firm
Both surfaces seemed to play fair.
Paco Lopez, Angel Serpa, and Elvis Trujillo each booted home a pair.
B B Frank (8th
race) was bumped at the start and did not get to run his preferred stalking race in this $22,000 claiming turf route. He was claimed by Sydney Dutrow (owner Michael Dubb), likes the local green, and can go better with a more favorable trip next out.
Week 10 Stakes races from Monmouth Park
Sat (7-24-10) - The $400,000 Lady's Secret Stakes (f&m 3up, 9f)
Sat (7-24-10) - The $100,000 Desert Vixen Stakes (3yo fil, 8.5T)
Sun (7-25-10) - The $100,000 Tyro Stakes (2yo, 5.5f)