Presidential Landslide in Salvator Mile
Date Posted: 7/25/2004 7:12:05 PM
Last Updated: 7/28/2004 5:14:07 PM

(from Monmouth Park report)
Presidentialaffair took control out of the gate and never looked back, winning the $100,000 Salvator Mile (gr. III) by a length at Monmouth Park on Sunday.

Trained by Martin Ciresa, Presidential Affair set fractions of 23 2/5, :46 1/5 and 1:10 before coming home in 1:35 1/5. He returned $6.60, $3.20 and $3. Unforgettable Max, who tried the winner coming out of the far turn, returned $3 and $2.80 and completed a $16.80 exacta. Roaring Fever, $3.80, rallied for the distant show.

"It must've looked pretty easy," said winning rider Stewart Elliott, winning his fourth on the day. "I just coasted him around there. I knew that horse (Unforgettable Max) was coming, but when I asked him he took off again. My horse just had plenty left."

Elliott rode four winners at Monmouth Sunday, but Eibar Coa won five.

It was the second consecutive win for the 5-year-old gelding by Not For Love   out of the Bear Hunt mare Quite Amazing. Owned by Vince Papandrea and E. Ciresa, he has won eight of 18 lifetime starts for earnings of $340,970. He is now being pointed toward the $200,000 Iselin Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Monmouth on Aug. 21, according to his trainer.

In the $55,000 Anderson Fowler Stakes, transferred from the turf to the fast main track, Quick Action took command going into the far turn and held all challengers safe at bay, going the five furlongs :57 and winning by two lengths.

Trained by D. Wayne Lukas, Quick Action returned $7, $4.60 and $2.80 and topped a $56.80 exacta. Little Red Rocket finished second, a length ahead of the favorite, War's Prospect.

"He broke good and was able to clear going into the turn," said jockey Coa, who claimed his fifth of the day in the Fowler. "Through the stretch he was able to hold them all off safely."

It was the third win in 11 starts for the 3-year-old colt by Carson City out of the Storm Bird mare Indian Sunset. He has earned $160,650 for his owner, Overbrook Farm.

Earlier on the card, Coa won the first race with Big In The Game ($5.80), the second atop Italydar ($6.80), the third with Suave Devil ($4.80) and the fifth with Dilistar ($5.80).

Elliott's four wins started in the fourth race with Four O Won ($5.40). He then won the sixth with Primo Nova ($4.60), the seventh with Vowel Play ($4.60) and the Salvator Mile.

(Chart, Equibase)

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