Metro Thoroughbred LLC’s Back
Away took the lead around the far turn and held off the flying finish of
Cheyenne Nation to capture the $32,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at
the Meadowlands by a nose.
With Victor Santiago in the irons, Back Away stepped the
mile and 70 yards over firm turf in 1:42 3/5 and returned $8.80, $4.60 and
$3. Cheyenne Nation completed the $44
exacta and paid $3.40 and $2.80. It was
another 2 ¾ lengths back to Film Shot, who paid $2.80 to show.
Trained by Derek Ryan, Back Away is a 4-year-old gelding
by Put It Back from the Pine Bluff
mare Que Delicia. He has won six of his
13 starts this year.
Live Thoroughbred racing continues at the Meadowlands on
Monday, Oct. 14 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m. The 2013 all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands
meet runs through Nov. 2.