Ben's Cat Seeks Third Turf Monster Victory
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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)
1Private Zone (ON)Martin A. Pedroza120Doug F. O'Neill
2Stormofthecentury (FL)Joe Bravo117Louis V. Ruberto, Jr.
3Sharp Sensation (KY)David Moran115Reade Baker
4Berlino Di Tiger (BRZ)Juan C. Saez117Eduardo Caramori
5Tell All You Know (KY)Junior Alvarado114Anthony J. Granitz
6A P Elvis (MD)Forest Boyce116Jessica J. Campitelli
7Ben's Cat (MD)Julian Pimentel123King T. Leatherbury
8Risk Factor (FL)Jose Valdivia, Jr.113Carlo Vaccarezza
9Tightend Touchdown (FL)Kendrick Carmouche123Jason Servis
10Bold Thunder (KY)Paco Lopez117Patricia Farro
11Petey Cramer (NY)Alex Cintron113Michael J. Maker

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