Smoke The Devil Up Late to Win Friday Feature

Friday, July 1, 2011

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Oceanport, N.J. – 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 Glack Attack.

            Monmouth Park will host live racing on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Fourth of July) this weekend.  Each day will feature 12 races, including the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes and the Grade 3 Salvator Mile on Saturday as well the Grade 3 Jersey Shore Stakes on Sunday.