Trainer Gregg Sacco will send out Glass Art and Keep the Canoli
in Saturday’s $40,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth
with the former a proven
turf runner over the Monmouth grass and the latter looking for his
first turf score.
“I have so much respect for Glass Art,” said Sacco,
who conditions the duo for the meet’s current leading owner, Red Oak
Stable. “He tries hard every time.
He’s had some minor issues in the past, but when he’s right, he’s real
good. He’s right right now and should put in a good showing on
A 5-year-old gelding by Hennessy from the Lasting
Approval mare Yard Art, Glass Art enters Saturday’s mile and a sixteenth
turf test off a third-place finish
here on August 4. Prior to that, he was a winner on July 7.
“He’s a horse for the course, that’s for sure,”
Sacco said. “He’s won four of nine on Monmouth turf and just loves it
Glass Art’s younger stablemate Keep the Canoli will
be making just his third career start on turf as the 3-year-old by
Imperialism looks for the third win
of his career.
“We gelded him just before his last race,” said
Sacco. “That was sprinting and we’re now going back to two turns. He’s
run in some very tough races this
year and should fit well with this group.”
Keep the Canoli was stakes placed as a 2-year-old last year
and has faced some of his division’s top runners, including Overanalyze
in the Remsen (G2) last fall and Micromanage in the
Long Branch this year.
Gabriel Saez has the call aboard Glass Art, who’s
drawn the fence, while Jose Ferrer will be aboard Keep the Canoli from
The Saturday feature goes as race nine on a 10-race program.
JERSEY SHORE SIX CARRYOVER
OF $11,507 FOR SATURDAY
With no lone ticket selecting all winners of
Sunday’s last six races, the Jersey Shore Six carryover is now at
$11,507.43 for Saturday’s race card.The
Jersey Shore Six, which made its debut at Monmouth this year, is a
10-cent base wager. To win the jackpot, a ticket must have the winner
of the last six races on the card and be the only one to have done so.
If more than one person has a winning ticket, they split 60% of the net
pool with 40% going to the carryover. The Jersey Shore Six comprises
the last six races of every card at
MONMOUTH/WOODBINE HANDICAPPING CONTEST
Sharp horse players will have the chance to test
their skills on Sunday, Sept. 15, and there are two berths in the 2014
DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship
in Las Vegas at stake.
There will be walk-up registration only for the $200
Monmouth Park/Woodbine Racetrack Handicapping contest, with $100 as the
non-refundable entry fee and
$100 as the tournament bankroll. There will be challenge wagering on
the full cards from Monmouth and Woodbine only, with a maximum of two
entries per person allowed.
Registration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at
designated tables located inside the Clubhouse and Grandstand entrances
on the day of the contest. For
more information, contact Brian Skirka at firstname.lastname@example.org.