Marco Thoroughbred Corp.’s Big John B angled off the inside
turning for home before pushing past S S Skittles in the late stages to capture
the $44,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Friday by a
length and a half.
Bobby Dibona and ridden by Joe Bravo, Big John B covered the mile over “good”
turf in 1:37 flat and returned $4.20, $3 and $2.10 as the favorite in the field
of seven colts and geldings. S S
Skittles completed the $41.60 exacta and paid $9.20 to place and $3.80 to
show. It was another ¾ of a length back
to Sharp Omar, who paid $2.40 to show.
4-year-old gelding by Hard Spun from the Doneraile Court mare Baldomera, Big John
B has won four races this year and sports a lifetime record of 5-4-3 from 17
continues at Monmouth
Park on Saturday, August
24 – gates open 11 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.
Monmouth will simulcast the full Travers Day card from Saratoga, featuring Haskell winner Verrazano,
which gets underway at 11:35 a.m.