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Glass Art, Keep the Canoli Go for Sacco in Saturday Feature

Posted Thursday, Sep 12, 2013

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Trainer Gregg Sacco will send out Glass Art and Keep the Canoli in Saturday’s $40,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth with the former a proven turf runner over the Monmouth grass and the latter looking for his first turf score.

            “I have so much respect for Glass Art,” said Sacco, who conditions the duo for the meet’s current leading owner, Red Oak Stable.  “He tries hard every time.  He’s had some minor issues in the past, but when he’s right, he’s real good.  He’s right right now and should put in a good showing on Saturday.”

            A 5-year-old gelding by Hennessy from the Lasting Approval mare Yard Art, Glass Art enters Saturday’s mile and a sixteenth turf test off a third-place finish here on August 4.  Prior to that, he was a winner on July 7.

            “He’s a horse for the course, that’s for sure,” Sacco said.  “He’s won four of nine on Monmouth turf and just loves it here.”

            Glass Art’s younger stablemate Keep the Canoli will be making just his third career start on turf as the 3-year-old by Imperialism looks for the third win of his career.

            “We gelded him just before his last race,” said Sacco.  “That was sprinting and we’re now going back to two turns.  He’s run in some very tough races this year and should fit well with this group.”
            Keep the Canoli was stakes placed as a 2-year-old last year and has faced some of his division’s top runners, including Overanalyze in the Remsen (G2) last fall and Micromanage in the Long Branch this year.

            Gabriel Saez has the call aboard Glass Art, who’s drawn the fence, while Jose Ferrer will be aboard Keep the Canoli from post seven.

            The Saturday feature goes as race nine on a 10-race program.

 


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