Paul M. Steckel’s Dreamsgonewild held off the late charges
of Didn’t Take It and Bye Bye Bernie to capture the $37,800 allowance/optional
claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Friday afternoon by a neck.
McCarthy in the irons, Dreamsgonewild set pressured fractions of :20 3/5 for
the first quarter of a mile and :42 4/5 for the half. The Bruce Alexander trainee reported home in
:54 4/5, just one tick off the track record, for the five furlongs over firm
returned $12.60, $5.40 and $3. Didn’t
Take It completed the $51.40 exacta and paid $4.20 and $2.40. It was another nose back to post-time
favorite Bye Bye Bernie, who paid $2.40 to show.
5-year-old gelding by Freud from the Strolling Along mare Twin Stroller,
Dreamsgonewild sports a record of 5-4-3 from 20 career starts.
continues at Monmouth on Saturday, Aug. 9 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post