N.J. – Penny G. Pearce’s Private
Wish rallied four-wide before posting a neck victory over Arlo in the $45,000
starter allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
Robert P. Helmetag and ridden by Jermaine Burke, Private Wish covered the six
furlongs over a fast main track 1:11 and returned $47, $13.20 and $11.20 as the
longest shot in the field of five New Jersey-bred geldings. Arlo completed the $188.60 exacta and paid
$5.80 and $4.60. It was another 4 ¼ lengths
back to Macho Mo Mon, who returned $5 to show.
Taylors Tough, the odds-on favorite in the race, showed the way early,
but faded to fourth in the stretch.
win was the third this year and fifth lifetime for Private Wish, a 6-year-old
by Private Interview from the Waquoit mare Silicate.
continues for the Meadowlands at Monmouth meeting on Friday, Nov. 18 – gates
open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:15 p.m.
As always, Monmouth
Park is open seven days a
week for simulcasting from across the country and around the globe.