N.J. – Shadwell Stable’s Al Muhtasib moved by pacesetter Bwana Moja late in the
lane to post a length win in the $47,000 allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
Kiaran McLaughlin and ridden by Joe Bravo, Al Muhtasib made his many backers
sweat it out in the lane before the 2-5 choice asserted his authority in the
shadow of the wire. The winner returned
$2.80, $2.20 and $2.10 as he stopped the timer in 1:42 flat for the mile and 70
yards over the fast main track. Bwana
Moja completed the $16.80 exacta and paid $6.80 to place and $4 to show. It was another length and a quarter back to
The Cognac Kid, who paid $2.80 to show.
yearling purchase in 2008, Al Muhtasib earned his second victory in seven
career starts. The colt by Distorted
Humor from the A.P. Indy mare A.P. Interest sports a lifetime record of 2-1-2,
with both wins coming at Monmouth.
continues at Monmouth
Park on Saturday, Oct. 30
– gates open at 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m. As always, the racetrack is open seven days a
week for simulcasting from across the country and around the globe.