Race of the Week 2017

Monmouth Park Barn Notes - Sept. 12

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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 Saturday.”

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 here.”

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 post seven.

The Saturday feature goes as race nine on a 10-race program.




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 Park.




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 bskirka@monmouthpark.com.






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