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Vengeful Wildcat Cruises in Tyro

New Farm’s homebred Vengeful Wildcat asserted his dominance inside the eighth pole and drew clear to a 3 ½ length win in the $100,000 Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday.


Vengeful Wildcat covered the 5 ½ furlongs over the “muddy” track in 1:04 2/5 and paid $7.40, $4 and $3.80. Brother in Arms, the early pacesetter, held the place and paid $3.40 and $3.60. It was another 2 ¾ lengths back to first time starter Christiesborntorun, who returned $5.80 to show. Sweet Ducky, the 4-5 favorite in the field of six 2-year-old colts, rallied from last to finish fourth.


“With the smaller field, I told Tiki [jockey Carlos H. Marquez Jr.] just to let him run out of the gate and settle,” said winning trainer Ben Perkins Jr. “He seemed very relaxed and had run the whole way.”


The winning rider echoed the trainer’s assessments, “I just let him run out of the gate and then I saw Bravo [rider of runner-up Brother in Arms] go to the lead so I just stayed within range,” Marquez said. “Turning for home, I called on him and he just ran off. This is a really nice colt.”


Vengeful Wildcat is by Vindication from the mare Wild Snitch, who was also owned and bred by New Farm. Wild Snitch, also conditioned by Ben Perkins Jr., captured the Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park in 2002.


Sunday’s stakes score marked the second win in as many tries for Vengeful Wildcat, who has now earned $96,250 for his connections.


Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Friday, July 30 * first post 12:50 p.m. This weekend marks the running of the racetrack’s signature event, the $1 million IZOD Haskell Invitational, which is expected to draw Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver and Preakness champion Lookin at Lucky.


As always, Monmouth is open seven days a week for simulcasting from across the country and around the globe.


 

 

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