Rustlewood Farm’s Prudhoe Bay
battled early with Debt Ceiling before dispensing of that rival and holding off
the charge of Favorite Tale to take the $100,000, Grade 3 Jersey Shore Stakes
at Monmouth Park on Saturday afternoon by nearly a length.
With Paco Lopez aboard for the
ride, Prudhoe Bay went the six furlongs over a
fast main track in 1:09 flat and paid $12.40, $4.80 and $3. Favorite Tale completed the $42 exacta and
paid $3.20 and $2.20. It was another
length and a half back to Glacken Too, who paid $3.40 to show in the field of
six 3-year-old colts and geldings.
“I thought he ran fantastic, but
that doesn’t surprise me,” said winning trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. “He’s really been training great. I wasn’t really thrilled with the post, the
rail is tough, but Paco (jockey Lopez) handled it great and did what he needed
to do today.”
A son of Songandaprayer from the
Lion Heart mare Cameron Crazies, Prudhoe Bay
has won four of nine lifetime starts, good for earnings of $191,535.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Sunday, Aug. 17 – gates open
11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.
Sunday’s card is highlighted by the Grade 3, $150,000 Iselin Stakes and
Day Two of the Shore Chef Crab Cake Cook-Off.