After running last around the first
turn, Richard Santulli’s Means Well came wide around the far turn before
gaining the lead in late stretch to capture the $36,000 allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Friday afternoon by nearly a
Trainer by Alan Goldberg, Means
Well went the mile and a sixteenth over “good” turf in 1:43 3/5 and returned
$10.80, $6.20 and $4.20. Money for Maria
rallied to complete the $224 exacta and paid $17 and $11. It was another neck back to Subpoena, who
paid $3.80 to show. Post-time favorite
Minx checked in fourth in the field of nine fillies and mares.
“The main thing was to get her to
relax,” said winning jockey Julian Pimentel.
“She was just dragging me the whole way around there. I was just trying to take my time. I had her in a clear path. I waited as much as I could and when I asked
her she took off.”
A 3-year-old by Smart Strike from
the Cat Thief mare Great Intentions, Means Well has now won her last two and
sports a record of 2-1-1 from five career starts.