The Turf Monster, at five furlongs, is one of four stakes on a 12-race card that begins at 12:25 p.m. EDT. The others are the $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III), $200,000 Greenwood Cup (gr. III), and $200,000 Turf Amazon Handicap.
Ben's Cat, trained by King Leatherbury and to be ridden by Julian Pimentel, is the co-highweight at 123 pounds along with Tightend Touchdown. California invader Private Zone is listed at 120 pounds in the 11-horse field.
In his last start July 12 Ben's Cat won the Parx Dash (gr. IIIT) for the third year in a row. His victories in the Turf Monster came in 2011 and 2012; last year the 8-year-old Parker's Storm Cat gelding finished third behind Stormofthecentury, who is entered again this year, and Tightend Touchdown.
Ben's Cat, who has earned $2,105,990 for owner/breeder Leatherbury and partners, has won 27 (22 stakes) of 41 starts. He will break from post 7 in the Turf Monster, the 11th race on the program.
Parx Racing, Monday, September 01, 2014, Race 11
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L 1 1Private Zone (ON) Martin A. Pedroza 120 Doug F. O'Neill - 2 2Stormofthecentury (FL) Joe Bravo 117 Louis V. Ruberto, Jr. - 3 3Sharp Sensation (KY) David Moran 115 Reade Baker - 4 4Berlino Di Tiger (BRZ) Juan C. Saez 117 Eduardo Caramori - 5 5Tell All You Know (KY) Junior Alvarado 114 Anthony J. Granitz - 6 6A P Elvis (MD) Forest Boyce 116 Jessica J. Campitelli - 7 7Ben's Cat (MD) Julian Pimentel 123 King T. Leatherbury - 8 8Risk Factor (FL) Jose Valdivia, Jr. 113 Carlo Vaccarezza - 9 9Tightend Touchdown (FL) Kendrick Carmouche 123 Jason Servis - 10 10Bold Thunder (KY) Paco Lopez 117 Patricia Farro - 11 11Petey Cramer (NY) Alex Cintron 113 Michael J. Maker -