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French-Bred Snowday Wins My Frenchman Stakes
July 22, 2017
Quiet Winter Farm’s Snowday took the lead soon after the start and never looked back, taking the $60,000 My Frenchman Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday afternoon by nearly three lengths.
Trained by J. Willard Thompson, Snowday went the 5 ½ furlongs over firm turf in 1:02.27 and paid $17, $7.40 and $6.20 in the field of nine colts and geldings. Simon Bar Sinister rallied to complete the $90 exacta and paid $6 and $4.20. It was another two lengths back to Black Jet, who paid $12.40 to show.
“Willard had this one really sharp today,” said winning jockey Jose Ferrer, who booted home three winners on the card. “He broke well and was able to relax on the lead. At the quarter pole I said it was time to go and he took off.”
Bred in France by Wertheimer Et Frere, Snowday is a 7-year-old gelding by Falco from the Forest Wildcat mare Oceanique. He sports a record of 5-9-4 from 32 lifetime starts.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Sunday, July 23 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.