Oceanport, N.J. – BNB Racing,
Inc. and Rick Shanley’s Wildcat Creek made his turf debut a winning one,
holding off all challengers to take the $44,000 allowance/optional claiming feature
at Monmouth Park on Thursday afternoon.
Trained by Eddie Plesa Jr. and ridden by Paco Lopez,
Wildcat Creek covered the five furlongs over firm turf in :56.02 and paid
$9.40, $4.40 and $2.60. It was a
half-length back to A P Elvis, who completed the $34 exacta and paid $4 and
$3.40. It was another length back to
Shmooz Talker, who paid $5 to show.
A 3-year-old colt by Wildcat Heir from the Point Given
mare Prettyatthetable, Wildcat Creek scored for the second time this season and
third lifetime by taking the Thursday feature.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park
on Friday, Aug. 10 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:45 p.m.