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Bustin Out Looks to Continue Strong Form in Monday's Open Mind

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2016

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            Bustin Out strives to make it two-for-two in 2016 as she will enter the starting gate against five other New Jersey breds in Monday’s $60,000 Open Mind Handicap, going six furlongs on the Monmouth main track.

            “She came back great from spending the winter in Ocala (Florida),” said Chuck Spina, who conditions the horse for Joseph and Gayle Ioia.

            In her first start of her 2016 campaign, Bustin Out went gate-to-wire to score a length and a quarter victory in a six furlong allowance optional claiming event on May 14.

The 4-year-old filly by Bustin Stones out of the Disco Rico mare Disco Shaker hasn’t worked since her win two weeks ago. She last breezed on May 9 when she went four furlongs in :51 4/5.

“She got a great post for the style she runs,” said Spina when asked about breaking from post 6. “Ferrer (Jose) has ridden her every time so he knows her and he’s a very good rider out of the gate.”

Bustin Out has run eight of her career 10 starts over the Monmouth Park main track posting a 4-2-1 record.

            “It’s a tough race and very wide open,” said Spina. “She runs her best on the lead so that’s where we expect her to be.”

            Of the five that will enter the gate with Bustin Out on Monday, three of them are stakes winners. Eddie Broome sends out More Than A Party, who is returning to defend his title in the Open Mind after taking the race by two lengths last year. Love Came to Town comes in as the most recent stakes victor, winning the Nellie Morse at Laurel Park by five and a quarter lengths on January 2.

The Open Mind goes as race eight on Monday’s nine-race program.  Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. as Monmouth Park hosts the final day of a three-day Food Truck Festival.


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