Dreamsgonewild Digs in for Friday Feature Score

Friday, August 8, 2014

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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.

            With Trevor 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 turf.

            The winner 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.

            A 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.

            Live racing continues at Monmouth on Saturday, Aug. 9 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.