Ben's Cat Seeks Third Turf Monster Victory

Ben's Cat Seeks Third Turf Monster Victory
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Ben's Cat is the co-highweight at 123 pounds in the Turf Monster Handicap.
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The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat will seek his third victory in the $300,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) when the race is run again Sept. 1 at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania.

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.

Turf Monster H. (gr. IIIT)

Parx Racing, Monday, September 01, 2014, Race 11
  • 5f
  • Turf
  • $300,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 5:19 PM (local)
11Private Zone (ON)Martin A. Pedroza120Doug F. O'Neill-
22Stormofthecentury (FL)Joe Bravo117Louis V. Ruberto, Jr.-
33Sharp Sensation (KY)David Moran115Reade Baker-
44Berlino Di Tiger (BRZ)Juan C. Saez117Eduardo Caramori-
55Tell All You Know (KY)Junior Alvarado114Anthony J. Granitz-
66A P Elvis (MD)Forest Boyce116Jessica J. Campitelli-
77Ben's Cat (MD)Julian Pimentel123King T. Leatherbury-
88Risk Factor (FL)Jose Valdivia, Jr.113Carlo Vaccarezza-
99Tightend Touchdown (FL)Kendrick Carmouche123Jason Servis-
1010Bold Thunder (KY)Paco Lopez117Patricia Farro-
1111Petey Cramer (NY)Alex Cintron113Michael J. Maker-

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