Oceanport, N.J. – Jobe Racing, Inc.’s Smoke the Devil pushed past
Who’s the Cowboy in the shadow of the wire to capture the $52,500
allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park
by Jose Samaniego and ridden by Elvis Trujillo, Smoke the Devil covered the
mile and 70 yards over a fast main track in 1:42 1/5 and returned $8, $4.60 and
$3.20. It was a neck back to 9-year-old
Who’s the Cowboy, who completed the $41.60 exacta and paid $5.20 and
$3.80. It was another 2 ¼ lengths back
to Pasta Lover, who returned $6.40 to show.
win was the third in 11 starts for Smoke the Devil, a 4-year-old gelding by
Devil His Due from the Smoke Glacken mare Smoke Glack Attack.
Monmouth Park will host live racing on Saturday,
Sunday and Monday (Fourth of July) this weekend. Each day will feature 12 races, including the
Grade 1 United Nations Stakes and the Grade 3 Salvator Mile on Saturday as well
the Grade 3 Jersey Shore Stakes on Sunday.