Will to Shine and jockey Pedro Cotto Jr. took the lead from
their outside post soon after the start and never looked back, winning the
$40,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park
on Sunday by three lengths.
Jorge Navarro, Will to Shine covered the flat mile over firm turf in 1:34 and
returned $6.80, $4 and $3 as the favorite in the field of eight fillies and
mares. Raro, who chased the winner the
whole way, completed the $21 exacta and paid $4.20 and $3.20. It was another length and a half back to
Malibu Red, who paid $3.80 to show.
4-year-old daughter of Sun King from the Woodman mare Willow Woodman, Will to
Shine has won four of her 10 starts in 2013.
continues at Monmouth
Park on Saturday,
September 14 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.