Oceanport, N.J. – Mat Stables LLC’s Call First moved quickly
to the lead around the far turn and opened up his advantage through the stretch
to post a 4 ½ length score in the $32,000 allowance/optional claiming feature
at Monmouth Park on Saturday.
Patricia Farro, Call First covered the mile and 70 yards over a fast main track
in 1:42.29 and returned $7, $2.80 and $2.40.
the favorite in the field of seven geldings, completed the $18 exacta and paid
$2.60 and $2.40. It was another head
back to Nebikon, who paid $4 to show.
good,” said winning jockey Ryan Curatolo.
“I knew the horse that went to the lead (Nebikon) would be in front, so
I sat behind and waited. At the quarter
pole I started to get my position and he began to move. When I got to the eighth pole he was already
in front and when he changed leads he just opened up. He did everything right.” A 4-year-old by A.P. Indy from
the Storm Cat mare Connie Belle, Call First sports a lifetime record of 4-3-2
from 15 starts.
continues at Monmouth
Park on Sunday, Sept. 9 –
gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:45 p.m.