Andrew Sulley’s Bold Thunder dueled early with The Absolute
One before putting away that rival and all the rest to take the $32,000
allowance/optional claiming feature at the Meadowlands on Monday afternoon by
Patricia Farro and ridden by Pierre Hernandez Ortega, Bold Thunder covered the
five furlongs over firm turf in :55 3/5 and returned $3.40, $2.40 and $2.10 as
one-half of the odds-on favored entry. The Absolute One completed the $28.40 exacta
and paid $7.20 and $4. It was another
half-length back to Take Heart, who paid $2.80 to show.
Thunder, a 3-year-old colt by Bold n’ Flashy from the Storm Creek mare Stormy
Kristine, has won three of his eight lifetime starts.
all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet continues this weekend with live cards
offered Friday and Saturday. Post-time
for the final two days of live Thoroughbred racing will be 12:15 p.m.