Charles Fisher’s Wire Funds took the lead right from the
start and never looked back, reporting home a two length winner of the $40,000
allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Saturday.
Jorge Navarro and ridden by Paco Lopez, Wire Funds went the 5 ½ furlongs over
firm turf in 1:02 flat and paid $6.60, $3 and $2.60 as the second choice in the
field of eight colts and geldings.
Mister Lucky Cat, the post-time favorite, completed the $16.20 exacta
and returned $2.40 and $2.40. It was
another four lengths back to Respighi, who paid $3.80 to show.
5-year-old gelding by Love of Money from the Rinka Das mare Emerald N Pearls,
Wire Funds has won seven of his 34 lifetime starts.
continues at Monmouth
Park on Sunday, Sept. 8 –
gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.