Oceanport, N.J. – Richard
Ravin’s Rip Roarin Ritchie took command out of the gate and held off the late
charges of I’m Boundtoscore and Itsmyluckyday to take the $60,000 Tyro Stakes
at Monmouth Park on Sunday by a half-length.
Wesley Ward, Rip Roarin Ritchie stepped the five furlongs over firm turf in
:56.46 and returned $3.60, $2.60 and $2.20 as the odds-on choice in the field
of eight 2-year-olds. I’m Boundtoscore
completed the $12.20 exacta and paid $3.40 to place and $2.20 to show. It was another neck back to Itsmyluckyday,
who paid $3 to show. “He broke really fast out of
the gate,” said winning jockey Elvis Trujillo.
“The gates opened and he was three lengths in front already. He relaxed really well, but I had to ride him
a little in the stretch because he started looking around.”
by Bring the Heat from the Mighty mare Silently Mighty, Rip Roarin Ritchie is
now two for three, good for earnings of $70,645.
continues at Monmouth
Park on Thursday – first
post for the special twilight card is 4 p.m.
As always the racetrack is open seven days a week for simulcasting from
across the country and around the globe.