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What the Chub Scores in Opening Night Feature at the Big M

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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  East Rutherford, N.J. – Pewter Stable’s What the Chub took the lead from the start and never looked back, winning the $37,500 allowance feature for New Jersey breds on opening night of a 13-day all-turf meet at the Meadowlands.

            With showers persistent throughout the early part of the card, What the Chub went five furlongs over “yielding” turf in 1:01 flat and paid $18, $7.80 and $6.40.  It was 3 ¼ lengths back to Unruly Heir, who completed the $117.40 exacta and paid $5.80 and $4.40.  Mello Groove was nearly another length back in third, good for a $6.40 show mutuel.

            Trained by Kathleen DeMasi and ridden by Jose C. Ferrer, What the Chub is a 5-year-old gelding by Hey Chub from the Slew City Slew mare Tanta Bertie.  He now sports a record of 6-3-2 from 22 career starts.

            The Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet runs through Saturday, Oct. 31, with live racing Thursdays through Saturdays from Oct. 1 through Oct. 10, followed by a Columbus Day card on Monday, Oct. 12. Racing will continue on Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 16 through Oct. 31.

            Post time will be 7 p.m. nightly, with the exception of Columbus Day, when post is 2:15 p.m.  For Oct. 30 and 31, Breeders’ Cup days, post-time will be 12:30 p.m.

            For more information visit www.monmouthpark.com or www.thebigm.com or call 732-222-5100