– A game and determined Hermosillo battled back
along the inside to post a nose victory over Little Stitch in the $48,000
allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park
on Sunday afternoon.
Stephen DiMauro and ridden by Chuck C. Lopez, Hermosillo was passed in deep stretch by
Little Stitch, the lone mare in the field of six New Jersey-bred runners, only
to come back again for the win. It was
the third consecutive victory for Hermosillo,
who covered the mile over a fast main track in 1:37 flat. The winner returned $7.40, $4.20 and
$2.80. Little Stitch completed the
$110.40 exacta and paid $11 and $5.20.
It was another length and a quarter back to He’s So Chic, who paid $2.80
7-year-old gelding by Seas of Secrets from the Black Tie Affair mare Exquisite
boosted his lifetime mark to 11-13-6 from 59 starts.
continues at Monmouth
Park on Friday, Nov. 4,
with free Grandstand or Clubhouse admission.
Gates open at 11:30 a.m. with first post set for 12:15 p.m. In addition to live racing on Friday,
Monmouth will beam-in the first of two days of Breeders’ Cup action from
the racetrack is open seven days a week for simulcasting from across the
country and around the globe.