Souper Colossal Super Impressive in Tyro Score

Sunday, August 3, 2014

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Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Colossal battled with Guderian early before putting away that rival and all the rest, cruising to an impressive 3 ¾ length score in the $60,000 Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday.

            With leading rider Paco Lopez in the irons, Souper Colossal stepped the five furlongs over a fast main track in :57 3/5 and returned $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10 as the odds-on favorite in the field of six 2-year-old colts and geldings.  Secured Position rallied to complete the $12.80 exacta and paid $4.60 and $3.  It was another seven lengths back to Reid the News, who paid $2.80 to show.  The Tyro was originally scheduled to be contested on the turf.

            “I thought he did everything we asked of him and he did it in a nice fashion,” said winning trainer Eddie Plesa Jr.  “You have to love his pedigree.  We thought he would be a win early horse and he sure is.”

            A colt by War Front from the Kingmambo mare Soaring Emotions, Souper Colossal is now a perfect two-for-two having broken his maiden here on June 7.  He has earned $64,800 for his connections.

            Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Friday, Aug. 8 – 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.