Monmouth Park Barn Notes - July 3

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With no lone ticket selecting all winners of Sunday’s last six races, the Jersey Shore Six carryover is now at $82,507 for Thursday, the start of the four-day holiday weekend. 

The Jersey Shore Six, which is based on the popular Rainbow Six at Gulfstream, has 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 Park.




Rainbow Heir will try stakes company for the first time in the Grade 3 $100,000 Jersey Shore Stakes this Thursday. Conditioned by Ben Perkins Jr., Rainbow Heir is perfect so far, going gate-to-wire in each of his three career starts. In his last outing on May 12, he finished two lengths ahead of the field in an allowance event at Monmouth Park, stepping six furlongs in a speedy 1:08 2/5.

“He handled the track well,” said Perkins. “He ran green in the race before (March 21 at Laurel) so he needed one more start to prepare for this. The break has really helped him. He’s had a steady stream of solid workouts.”

A 3-year-old son of Wildcat Heir out of Rainbow Pride, Rainbow Heir boasts two bullet works out of four sessions since his last race. On June 10 Rainbow Heir was the best of 17 going five furlongs in 1:00 handily, and he was the best of four in his latest outing breezing five furlongs in the same time.

Rainbow Heir, who will break from post six, will face his toughest competition yet in the Jersey Shore, but Perkins says he trusts jockey Elvis Trujillo to put his Jersey-bred colt in the best position to win.

“There’s a lot of speed in this race,” Perkins said, “but he’s pretty fast himself. There’s speed both inside and outside of him, so Elvis is going to have to use his judgment in where to put him.”

The group of seven 3-year-olds will sprint six furlongs along Monmouth’s main track in the Jersey Shore Stakes, which will go as race 10 on an 11-race card on Thursday.

Rainbow Heir, the 3-1 second choice, will have 5-2 morning line favorite Whiskey Romeo breaking just to his outside.




Monmouth Park will host a full schedule of events for Independence Day weekend, with live racing Thursday through Sunday. In four days Monmouth will feature six stakes events, highlighted by the Grade 1 $500,000 United Nations Stakes on Saturday, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race. On the same day fans will receive a free Monmouth Park t-shirt with the price of admission to the park.

Fans can also look forward to Family Fun Days on Thursday and Sunday with live music by Bullseye and Cats On A Smooth Surface, free pony rides, face painting, bounce houses and more. The park will also feature a jockey autograph and memorabilia sale, which will go on throughout the four-day weekend. On Sunday Monmouth will host a $200 Monmouth/Woodbine Handicapping Contest, in which the top two finishers will earn an all expense-paid trip to Las Vegas as well as a seat at the National Handicapping Championship.

Gates open at 11:30 a.m. with post time at 12:50 p.m. for each day of the four-day weekend.   




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