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Uncle Curly Surges To Half-Length Win In Friday’s Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Feature; Mandatory Pick 6 Payout, With $22,231 Carryover, Set For Saturday’s Closing Card

October 21, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Uncle Curly and jockey Paco Lopez split horses in deep stretch and surged to a half-length victory in the $45,000 featured allowance on the penultimate card of the Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet on Friday night.

Trained by Peter Walder, who co-owns the 7-year-old gelding with Paradise Farms Corp., Uncle Curly notched his sixth career victory – all on the turf — from 41 lifetime starts.

The winning time for the mile over a turf course listed as “good” was 1:39.34.

Uncle Curly, a New York-bred son of Curlin, rallied late to first overhaul race-long pacesetter Pirate Parade while simultaneously passing Raising Moon, who was inside of him, in the final stages of the race.

Pirate Parade held for second, a nose better than the fast-closing Rock the Stars.

Uncle Curly returned $8.40 to win in the field of 11.

Saturday’s closing night of the all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet will feature a mandatory payout of the Jersey Pick 6, which has a carryover of $22,231.

First race post time for the six-race card is 7 p.m.