Jobe Racing, Inc.’s Smoke the Devil pushed past Who’s the
Cowboy in the shadow of the wire to capture the $52,500 allowance/optional
claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Friday.
Trained by Jose Samaniego and ridden by Elvis Trujillo,
Smoke the Devil covered the mile and 70 yards over a fast main track in 1:42
1/5 and returned $8, $4.60 and $3.20. It
was a neck back to 9-year-old Who’s the Cowboy, who completed the $41.60 exacta
and paid $5.20 and $3.80. It was another
2 ¼ lengths back to Pasta Lover, who returned $6.40 to show.
Friday’s win was the third in 11 starts for Smoke the
Devil, a 4-year-old gelding by Devil His Due from the Smoke Glacken mare Smoke