Trainer Ramon Moya is enjoying not only a successful meet at
Monmouth Park but his best career year, and on
Sunday he hopes that West Coast Lady can add the exclamation point when she
runs in the featured $22,000 allowance/optional claiming race on the closing
out to be a nice claim,” said Moya, who haltered her for $25,000 back in March
at Gulfstream Park for Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred
Investments LLC. “In her last race, she improved a lot.”
time Moya ran her, at Parx Racing in April, she didn’t show much, finishing
fifth. While racing at Monmouth five times during the meet, she has two wins,
and one second, a third and a fourth. Moreover, her speed figures have improved
and in her last two outings she racked up an 81 and an 82, clearly the best of
the bunch of other fillies and mares she’ll see in the starting gate on Sunday.
father of jockey Ramon F. Moya, has only been training on his own since 2010
after being Bruce Levine’s assistant in New
York for about 10 years. At Monmouth this season, he
was tied with Bruce Alexander for fifth in the standings with 17 wins with two live
cards remaining. Of all of the trainers in the top 10, his win percentage is
the highest at 29.
been a very good meet for me and a good year, too,” he said. “I won 17 races
here and another 18 at Philly (Parx).
10 stalls at Philly (Parx) for after Monmouth closes the stable area and I’m
sending the rest of my horses to the farm,” said Moya. “I am really looking
forward to coming back to Monmouth next year.”