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Favored Blue Chip Prospect Holds On To Win Friday’s Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Feature Race By A Nose
September 21, 2018
Blue Chip Prospect, pressed to the limit despite his heavy 3-10 favoritism, held on by a nose to beat Daytime Lover in the featured $35,000 allowance during the all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet Friday night in East Rutherford.
Trained by Jane Cibelli and ridden by Jose Ferrer, Blue Chip Prospect appeared to take firm control in mid-stretch over Daytime Lover before the latter re-rallied with a strong late surge along the rail.
The two hooked up to duel for most of the final four furlongs of the five-furlong sprint for Jersey-breds.
A 3-year-old gelded son of Bluegrass Cat-High Flying Flag by Our Emblem, Blue Chip Prospect now sports a 2-4-2 line from nine career starts. He has yet to miss the board in five career grass sprints, with two victories, a second and two thirds.
Owned by Jon Brown, Blue Chip Prospect covered the distance in 1:00.96 over a course labeled “good.” Longshot Scobeyville was another three-quarters of a length back in third in the eight-horse field.
Total handle for the six grass races was $1,317,301.
Racing resumes Saturday night for the all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet before wrapping next Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29.
Post time is 7 p.m. nightly.