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Posse Dreamin Goes for 2nd Monmouth Stakes Win in Saturday's Reilly

Posted Friday, May 27, 2016

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Posse Dreamin returns to the Monmouth Park dirt for the first time since Aug. 23 and looks to score his second career stakes win on the track in Saturday’s $60,000 John J. Reilly Handicap going six furlongs.

            “He’s been doing great since coming up from Florida,” said breeder, owner and trainer Eddie Broome. “He worked nicely a few weeks ago over the track and he is ready to go.”

            The 4-year-old gelding by Posse out of the West Acre mare Don’t Stop Dreamin has worked twice over the Monmouth dirt since coming up from Gulfstream Park, with the latest being a four furlong breeze in :50 4/5 on May 21.

            “The work two back (five furlongs in 1:00 4/5) was to stretch him out a little bit,” said Broome.

            Posse Dreamin’s last try on the dirt was on April 13 in a $62,500 allowance optional claiming event going six furlongs at Gulfstream Park, where he finished second by six lengths to Delta Bluesman, who finished third in last year’s Teddy Drone on Haskell Day.

            “We probably won’t go to the lead because Green Gratto will be the early speed,” said Broome. “The plan is to sit right off of him.”

            The competition looks to be stiff for Posse Dreamin as the morning line favorite at 3-1, Green Gratto, a graded stakes winner, exits a third place finish in the Diablo Stakes last time out at Belmont Park. Saucy Don, out of the Teresa Pompay barn, comes back to defend his Reilly ‘Cap title after taking this race by a head last year.

            Jason Servis trained Fuzzy Muzzle returns to Monmouth Park after a seven month layoff to try for his second stakes win in as many tries. He won the Charles Hesse III in September.

            Jonathon Gonzales is back aboard Posse Dreamin again after leading him to the winner’s circle   in his last start.

             The John J. Reilly goes as race nine on Saturday’s 10-race program.  Gates will open early at 11 a.m. as Monmouth Park hosts the first of a three-day Food Truck Festival. 

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