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Tommy's Memory Goes Gate to Wire in Sunday Feature

Sunday, November 7, 2010

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Patricia, Thomas and Anthony Ryan’s Tommy’s Memory broke on top and never looked back, taking his five rivals gate to wire to win the $60,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Sunday.

            Trained by Anthony Ryan, Tommy’s Memory covered the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:10 1/5 and paid $11.40, $7.20 and $6.40.  It was a neck back to runner-up Joey P., who paid $5.80 to place and $5 to show.  The exacta came back $65.20, with Hop Skip and Away another length and half back in third, good for an $8.80 show mutuel.

            “He broke sharp and took me right to the lead,” said winning jockey David Amiss.  “That’s very uncharacteristic for him.  Usually he likes to stalk the pace.  I wasn’t worried until the last 1/16th because he hadn’t run since July.  I waited as long as I could and he had enough left.”

            Sunday’s victory was the fifth in eight starts for Tommy’s Memory, a 4-year-old gelding by Good and Tough from the Nelson mare Princess Kay.

            Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Saturday, Nov. 13 – gates open at 11:30 a.m., first post 12:20 p.m.  As always, the racetrack is open seven days a week for simulcasting from across the country and around the globe.

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