Oceanport, N.J. – Hardacre Farm LLC’s Pomeroys Pistol sat
off the early speed before reeling in pacesetters Maple Forest and Honey Chile
to capture the $75,000 Just Smashing Stakes as Zero Rate Policy dominated his
five rivals in the $75,000 Rumson Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday.
Chris DeCarlo, Pomeroy’s Pistol covered the six furlongs over a fast main track
in 1:09 flat and paid $5.80, $3.20 and $2.20 in the field of five 3-year-old
fillies. Maple Forest
finished 4 ½ lengths behind the winner and paid $3.20 and $2.20. The exacta returned $20.80. It was another 4 ½ lengths back to Honey Chile, the
post-time favorite, who paid $2.10 to show.
were some nice horses in there,” said winning trainer Amy Tarrant, who also
owns Hardacre Farm. “I’m always happy
when she shows what she’s got. I did
expect this today. She’s a stone-cold
sprinter. Chris (jockey DeCarlo) did a
great job riding her and when it was time to go she did what she needed to do.”
this year, Pomeroys Pistol captured the Grade 2 Forward Gal at Gulfstream Park.
She now sports a lifetime record of 3-1-2 from eight starts and earnings
Klaravich Stables and W. H. Lawrence, Zero Rate Policy covered the six furlongs
over a fast main track in a snappy 1:08 4/5 and returned $3.80, $2.60 and $2.20
as the odds-on choice in the Rumson. It
was nearly five lengths back to Razmataz, who completed the $8.20 exacta and
paid $3 and $2.60. Brother in Arms was
another neck back in third, good for a $4.20 show mutuel.
something special,” said winning rider Carlos H. Marquez Jr. “He’s push button. I just let him roll out of the gate and when
it’s time to go, he does the rest. He’s
really fast and continues to mature with each race.”
Policy, trained by Terri Pompay, sports a record of 3-1-0 from four
starts. The 3-year-old gelding by Trippi
from the Unbridled’s Song mare Untitled Song has now earned $124,184.