Todd Got Even Impressive Winner of Eillo Stakes; Noisy Feet Rides the Rail to College of NJ Victory

Saturday, October 16, 2010

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JMJ Racing Stables’ Todd Got Even closed well down the stretch to post a two-length victory in the $75,000 Eillo Stakes as Noisy Feet came up the inside to score by a half-length in the $70,000 The College of New Jersey Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday.

            Trained by Scott Volk, Todd Get Even stepped the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:10 4/5 and returned $7, $4 and $3.20 as the favorite in the field of seven colts and geldings.  Written in Stone rode the rail to a runner-up finish, completing the $42.80 exacta and paying $8.40 to place and $6 to show.  It was another length and a half back to Evenings End, who paid $7.80 to show.

            “The race worked out perfectly,” said winning jockey Omar Figueroa.  “We thought there was a lot of speed in there and it set up perfectly for him.  I put him in the clear and he took off.”

            The Eillo win was the seventh in 21 starts for Todd Got Even, a 5-year-old by Stephen Got Even from the Seeking the Gold mare Tomisue’s Gold.

            In The College of New Jersey Stakes, Noisy Feet, who is scheduled to be sold at the Keeneland November Sale next month, added some nice black type to her catalogue page by besting Lady Alexander by a half-length.

            Ridden by Angel Serpa, Noisy Feet went the six furlongs in 1:10 2/5 and returned $31.60, $9.60 and $5.  Post-time favorite Lady Alexander completed the $90.60 exacta and paid $3 and $2.20.  It was another 3 ¼ lengths back to D’Wild Ride, who returned $2.80 to show.

            “It was really gratifying to see her run the way she did,” said winning trainer Tim Hills.  “She’s worked really well for this.  We schooled her in the paddock and she was an angel.  Just a great race from her.”

            A 4-year-old filly by Tapit from the Ikari mare Victory Road, Noisy Feet improved her lifetime mark to 4-4-2 from 17 starts.  She has earned $197,290 for owner Sea Gull Associates.