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Pool Winner All Heart In Return To Win Friday’s Feature; Class And Cash Set New Track Record
June 23, 2017
POOL WINNER ALL HEART IN FRIDAY FEATURE;
CLASS AND CASH SETS NEW COURSE RECORD
Oceanport, NJ- Colts Neck Stables LLC’s Pool Winner made his 2017 debut a winning one, holding off the late challenge of Super Spender to take Friday’s $42,000 allowance optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park by a neck.
Pool Winner took the lead right from the gate and never looked back, stopping the timer at :55.11 for the five furlongs on the firm turf course and paid $3.60, $2.40, $2.10. Super Spender completed the $13.60 exacta and paid $3.40 and $2.40. It was a length and a half back to Simon Bar Sinister, who paid $2.80 to show.
“He’s a really nice horse,” said winning jockey Paco Lopez. “I didn’t think we were going that fast until I saw the final time. He really finished well and he had a good amount left in the stretch.”
Trained by Alan Goldberg, the 5-year-old gelding by Broken Vow out of the Dixieland Band mare Welcome Home improved his career record to 7-6-1 in 18 starts, good for earnings of over $300,000.
Earlier in the day, Edward J. Short’s Class and Cash set a new course record for a mile on turf with the rail out 36 feet when the 5-year-old gelding by Exchange Rate reported home in 1:32.82 in the third race. Dispatched the odds-on favorite, Class and Cash paid $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10 for the three-length victory in the starter optional claiming event. The previous record was established on July 5, 2013 when 6-year-old Change of Command went 1:33.33.
Racing continues at Monmouth Park on Saturday with an 11-race card. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. with first post set for 12:50 p.m.
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