N.J. – Patricia Generazio’s Tune Me In took control right from the start and
held off the late charge of Lighthouse Sound to capture the $46,000 allowance/optional
claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
Trained by Bruce Alexander and
ridden by Elvis Trujillo, Tune Me In stepped the mile over “good” turf in 1:35
3/5 and paid $7.80, $4.60 and $2.60 as the second-choice in the field of nine
colts and geldings. Lighthouse Sound,
who finished a neck back, completed the $43.80 exacta and paid $5.60 and $2.80. It was nearly two lengths back to post-time
favorite Upgrade, who returned $2.40 to show.
Sunday’s win was the second this
season for Tune Me In, a 4-year-old gelding by Concorde’s Tune from the With
Approval mare Beautiful Caroline.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Saturday, Sept. 17 – gates open
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.