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Bustin Out Looks For First Stakes Win In The Eleven North

August 27, 2016


After finishing second in both of her stakes appearances this year, Bustin Out goes for her first career stakes victory in the $60,000 Eleven North Handicap going six furlongs for fillies and mares at Monmouth Park on Sunday, which marks the 14th annual New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival and the best of the best runners bred in the Garden State.

“She is doing great,” said Chuck Spina, who conditions the horse for Gayle and Joseph Ioia. “She made a terrific effort last race against one of the best filly sprinters in the country (Stonetastic). It may have been her best race.”

Prior to finishing second to Stonetastic in the Regret Stakes, Bustin Out’s only other stakes run in 2016 came in the Open Mind Stakes where she led the entire way before getting beat just a nose at the wire against Eleven North rival She’s Hot Wired.

The 4-year-old filly by Bustin Stones out of the Disco Rico mare Disco Shaker has made 11 starts over the Monmouth main track, hitting the board each including seven by way of victories. Her lone run out of the money at Monmouth came in last year’s Miss Woodford Stakes.

Bustin Out hasn’t worked since her run in the Regret. Her last breeze came on July 24 when she went four furlongs in :51.

“She seems to be the speed of the speed,” said Spina. “I think she has a good shot. These races are never easy and there are some nice horses.”

To get to the winner’s circle, Bustin Out will have to hold off Let’s Parlay, for Gregg Sacco, who exits a win in his first start back off an 11-month layoff.

The Eleven North is set race 9 on Sunday’s 11-race card and is one of the three stakes on the card. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. with first post scheduled for 12:50 p.m.