N.J. – Pot O’Gold Stable’s Innisfree dueled through the stretch with Steady
Gentleman, before posting a head victory over that rival in the $45,000 starter
allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Saturday.
Trained by Gregg Sacco and ridden by
Chuck C. Lopez, Innisfree returned $14.80, $7 and $3.40. Steady Gentleman completed the $89.80 exacta
and paid $5.60 and $3.40. It was nearly
two lengths back to Cryin Out Loud, who paid $2.60 as the favorite in the field
of nine New Jersey-bred colts and geldings.
The winner stepped the mile and a sixteenth over a muddy main track in
Saturday’s win was the second in 12
starts for Innisfree, a colt by Mutakddim from the Tabasco Cat