Rush Now took control out of
the gate and never looked back, taking the $75,000 Spend a Buck Stakes at
Monmouth Park on Sunday by 4 ¼ lengths.
Trained by Anthony Dutrow,
Rush Now stepped the mile and 70 yards over a fast main track in 1:40 3/5 and
returned $4, $3 and $2.20 as the odds-on favorite in the field of six
3-year-old colts and geldings. Longshot
Uncle Otto completed the $60 exacta and paid $11.80 and $3.80. It was another 3 ¼ lengths back to Malibu
Glow, who paid $2.20 to show.
“He’s a nice 3-year-old,”
said winning jockey Joe Bravo. “We were
really helped out today by the lack of speed in the race. He just galloped around there. The hardest part of the race was pulling him
A colt by Tiznow from the
Wild Rush mare Dirty Rush, Rush Now sports a record of 4-1-1 from nine
starts. He has earned $158,765 for
owners David Cottle and Smart Angle LLP.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Saturday, May 28 – gates open at
11:30 a.m. with first post set for 12:50 p.m.
The racetrack will host live cards on Saturday, Sunday and Monday next
weekend. After that, the regular schedule
of Friday through Sunday racing will commence.