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
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.
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.