'Green Monkey' Sister Seeks First Win
Updated: Thursday, March 6, 2008 9:11 PM
Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2008 2:36 PM
John Servis trains Coat the Cubes, half-sister to The Green Monkey.
Jeff Singer's Coat the Cubes is looking to accomplish something her now-famous half-brother never did: win a race.
Out of the Unbridled mare Magical Masquerade, who is also the dam of the $16-million 2-year-old purchase The Green Monkey, the Florida-bred Vindication filly will go postward in the second race at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Pennsylvania March 6.
Trainer John Servis has sent out Coat the Cubes in five attempts at various distances after getting the filly from the barn of Kiaran McLaughlin, who saddled Coat the Cubes to a seventh-place finish in her debut at Belmont Park last October.
Coat the Cubes made her last start in a one-mile maiden special weight test at Penn National, finishing second by a length. She appears to be sitting on a win as her chart reads like a countdown with her order of finish improving with each start: 7-5-4-3-2.
The March 6 race at one mile and 70 yards offers a purse of $20,400. Coat the Cubes, with Angel Rodriguez named to ride, is the 8-5 morning-line favorite.
Coat the Cubes was a $225,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling purchase consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency on behalf of breeder Padua Stable.
The Green Monkey, recently retired, set a world record for a 2-year-old Thoroughbred purchased at auction, but failed to win for trainer Todd Pletcher in three career starts. The Forestry
colt was retired to stud at the end of the 2007 racing season.
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