High Point Thoroughbred Partners’ Awesome Vow took the lead
from her outside post, opened up a daylight lead on the backstretch and cruised
home through the final furlong to post a 6 ¼ length win in the $38,000
allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
Pedro Cotto Jr. along for the ride, Awesome Vow stepped the mile over a fast
main track in 1:37 4/5 and paid $3.60, $3 and $2.10 as the odds-on choice in
the field of five fillies and mares.
Royal Suspicion completed the $17.20 exacta and returned $4.20 to place
and $2.80 to show. It was another length
and a quarter back to Lady Kierkegaard, who paid $2.10 to show.
daughter of Awesome Again from the Alphabet Soup mare Good as Her Word, Awesome
Vow has won eight of her 39 lifetime starts.
continues at Monmouth Park on Saturday, Sept. 28, when the track will celebrate
it’s first-ever Food “Trucktoberfest,” featuring 23 food trucks and a German
beer garden. Gates open 11:30 a.m. with first post set for 12:50 p.m. As always the racetrack is open seven days a
week for simulcasting from across the country and around the globe.