Pomeroy Pounds Jersey Shore BC Foes

Pomeroy Pounds Jersey Shore BC Foes
Photo: AP/Equi-Photo, Bill Denver
Pomeroy wins the Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Pomeroy, the 4-5 favorite, made easy work of four rivals while drawing off to win Saturday's $95,000 Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup (gr. III) by four lengths at Monmouth Park.

Ridden by Joe Bravo, Pomeroy was clocked in a sharp 1:09 flat for six furlongs.

Pomeroy, owned by Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor and trained by Patrick Biancone, paid $3.60 to win and $2.20 to place in the field of five and topped a $10 exacta with Gotaghostofachance ($2.80).

"He broke full of run today, a lot faster than I was expecting " Bravo said. "He's fast and I never really had to move on him. At the three-eighths pole, he switched leads and drew away on his own. I pretty much had him wrapped up the whole way down the stretch."

Midnight Express nipped 8-5 second choice Value Plus by a head for the show. Dandoon was last.

Pomeroy held a narrow edge over Value Plus through fractions of :22 2/5 and :44 2/5 before drawing clear on the turn and completing five furlongs in :56 2/5.

The 3-year-old bay son of Boundary won for the first time in three starts this season and recorded his first graded stakes victory, which was worth $60,000. Last year Pomeroy won an allowance race by more than 11 lengths at Monmouth.

Jockey Eibar Coa rode four winners on the card, capturing the first race with A One Rocket ($2.80), the fifth with Lord Louis ($11.20), the sixth with Wildcat Heir ($2.60) and the seventh with Blakelock ($7.40).

In the $60,000 Goldfinch Handicap for New Jersey-bred fillies and mares, Firecard posted a 2 1/2 -length victory.

(Chart, Equibase)

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