Oceanport, N.J. – Kenwood
Racing LLC’s Hermosillo took command early and held off the late charge of
Afleet Again to capture the $48,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at
Monmouth Park on Sunday afternoon.
Trained by Stephen DiMauro and ridden by Chuck C. Lopez, Hermosillo stepped the
mile and a sixteenth over a fast main track in 1:43 3/5 and returned $7.20,
$3.40 and $2.60. It was a half-length
back to Afleet Again, who completed the $27.60 exacta and paid $3.40 and
$3. At the Disco, who paid $6.40 to
show, was another neck back in the field of six colts and geldings.
has now won seven of his 10 lifetime victories at Monmouth. Last out, the 7-year-old by Sea of Secrets
from the Black Tie Affair mare Exquisite Affair captured the Charles Hesse III
Handicap for New Jersey
Live racing continues at Monmouth on Monday, October 10,
for a special Columbus Day card. The
nine-race program gets underway at 12:50 p.m., with gates opening at 11:30 a.m.