Oceanport, N.J. – Love Unlimited Thoroughbreds LLC’s
Exploring split rivals at the top of the stretch and held off the late charge
of Solemnly Swear to capture the $44,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at
Monmouth Park on Friday by a half-length.
Bobby Dibona, Exploring covered the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:10
4/5 and paid $5.40, $3.40 and $2.60 as the 8-5 favorite in the field of eight
colts and geldings. Solemnly Swear
completed the $32.60 exacta and returned $6.40 to place and $4 to show. It was another 2 ½ lengths back to Peri Whan,
who paid $4 to show.
plenty of horse under me the entire time,” said winning jockey Gabriel
Saez. “When it was time to run I cut the
corner and when I asked him he dug in and never gave up.”
victory marked the second consecutive win this season at Monmouth for
Exploring, a 4-year-old gelding by Sky Mesa from the Bering mare Ing Ing.
continues at Monmouth
Park on Saturday, June 21
– gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.