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2-Year-Old Uncle Benny Impresses In Debut For Trainer Jason Servis

August 24, 2018


Uncle Benny, labeled by trainer Jason Servis as “one of my best 2-year-olds,” impressed in his career debut with a sharp 2½-length victory in a Maiden Special Weight race on Friday at Monmouth Park. 

The Kentucky-bred son of Declaration of War-Celebrity Cat withstood early pressure from Bronzed for the opening three-eighths of the five-furlong race and still had plenty in reserve at the finish. He covered the distance in a snappy :57.41. 

“I like him a lot. I think he has a chance to be a good one,” said Servis. “He should be able to run all day. And I think he’ll turf too. We’ll have to figure out what to do next. But you look at him and he looks the part of a good one.” 

Owned by Ara Aprahamian and ridden by Paco Lopez, Uncle Benny paid $3.80 to win as the favorite.