Back Pocket Money, $10.20, Takes Saturday Feature

Saturday, October 8, 2011

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Oceanport, N.J. – Finish Line Farms’ Back Pocket Money took command out of the gate and held off a challenge from Jersey Storm Cat at the quarter pole before drawing off to a three-length win in the $45,000 starter allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Saturday. 

            Ridden by Felix Ortiz, Back Pocket Money returned $10.20, $4.80 and $3.40.  Jersey Storm Cat completed the $49.40 exacta and paid $4.60 and $3.  It was another 4 ½ lengths back to Taylors Tough, who paid $4.20 to show in the field of 10 New Jersey-bred geldings. 

            “I’d been working on him at the gate,” said winning trainer Juan Serey.  “I expected him to be in front.  He’s been training great and he warmed up really well.  Everything fell into place.” 

            Saturday’s victory was the third this season for Back Pocket Money, a 5-year-old gelding by Lion Hearted from the Northern Idol mare She’s Jane.