After finishing second in both of her stakes appearances
this year, Bustin Out goes for her first career stakes victory in the $60,000
Eleven North Handicap going six furlongs for fillies and mares at Monmouth Park
on Sunday, which marks the 14th annual New Jersey Thoroughbred
Festival and the best of the best runners bred in the Garden State.
doing great,” said Chuck Spina, who conditions the horse for Gayle and Joseph
Ioia. “She made a terrific effort last race against one of the best filly
sprinters in the country (Stonetastic). It may have been her best race.”
finishing second to Stonetastic in the Regret Stakes, Bustin Out’s only other
stakes run in 2016 came in the Open Mind Stakes where she led the entire way
before getting beat just a nose at the wire against Eleven North rival She’s
4-year-old filly by Bustin Stones out of the Disco Rico mare Disco Shaker has
made 11 starts over the Monmouth main track, hitting the board each including
seven by way of victories. Her lone run out of the money at Monmouth came in
last year’s Miss Woodford Stakes.
hasn’t worked since her run in the Regret. Her last breeze came on July 24 when
she went four furlongs in :51.
to be the speed of the speed,” said Spina. “I think she has a good shot. These
races are never easy and there are some nice horses.”
To get to the winner’s circle,
Bustin Out will have to hold off Let’s Parlay, for Gregg Sacco, who exits a win
in his first start back off an 11-month layoff.
North is set race 9 on Sunday’s 11-race card and is one of the three stakes on
the card. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. with first post scheduled for 12:50 p.m.