Alfred and Filippo Rizzo’s Y to Kat moved for the lead
nearing the quarter pole and held off Pinot Grigio in the lane to capture the
$55,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park
on Friday by a length.
Ramon Moya, Y to Kat covered the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:10
3/5 and returned $7, $3.80 and $3.40 as the second choice in the field of seven
New Jersey-bred fillies and mares. Pinot
Grigio, the post-time favorite, completed the $22.80 exacta and paid $3.40 and
$2.80. It was another 2 ½ lengths back
to Hotnslick, who rallied to pay $6.20 to show.
alright, but we got good position which was the biggest thing,” said winning
jockey Ramon Moya, son of the trainer.
“I asked him to move when they started pressuring me on the
outside. From there, the race just
played out the way we wanted.”
6-year-old by Turnofthecentury from the Tabasco Cat mare Sweet Cali Cat, Y to
Kat sports a record of 6-2-3 from 32 lifetime starts, all at Monmouth Park.
continues at Monmouth on Saturday, August 10 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first
post 12:50 p.m.