Peter D. Kelly’s Hobbs ran down Fan Base in the stretch to post a
length and a quarter victory in the $46,000 allowance/optional claiming
feature at Monmouth Park on Friday.
Trained by Kathy Mongeon,
stepped the mile and a sixteenth over firm turf in 1:40 3/5 and paid
$4.20, $3, $2.40 as the 6-5 choice in the field of seven colts and
geldings. Fan Base completed the $23.60 exacta and
paid $4.20 and $2.80. It was another length and a quarter back to
Midnite Silver, who paid $2.40 to show.
“He put me in the perfect spot,” said winning jockey
Kendrick Carmouche. “Joe (jockey Bravo aboard Fan Base) swept past me
around the 3/8ths pole, but that
was alright since I had so much horse. After that I made my move and
he was gone.”
A 4-year-old gelding by Put It Back from the Dehere mare Minister Abbey,
Hobbs has now won six of 16 lifetime starts.