– George and Lori Hall’s Nacho Friend dug in gamely to repel the challenge of
Toboggan Slide, capturing the $54,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
Kelly John Breen and ridden by Angel Serpa, Nacho Friend covered the mile over
a sloppy main track in 1:36 1/5 and returned $4.80, $3.20 and $2.20 as the
favorite in the field of six colts and geldings. It was a neck back to Toboggan Slide, who
completed the $34 exacta and paid $5.80 and $3.40. At the Disco was another 2 ½ lengths back in
third and returned $4.40 to show. The
Sunday feature was originally carded for the turf, but was transferred to the
main track after heavy rains.
win was the second this year and fourth lifetime for Nacho Friend, a 4-year-old
colt by Friends Lake from the Kennedy Road mare You’renotlistening.
continues at Monmouth
Park on Friday, August 19
– gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.
As always, the racetrack is open seven days a week for simulcasting from
across the country and around the globe.