Upset-minded Balance of Power wore down Pants On Fire and won the $148,500 Philip H. Iselin Stakes (gr. III) with a smart last-to-first rally Aug. 17 at Monmouth Park.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2010
|Trainer||Marcus J. Vitali|
|Owner||Crossed Sabres Farm|
|Breeder||Edward P. Evans|
|Valid View Five-Cross Pedigree||Medaglia d'Oro||El Prado (IRE)|
|Grand Prayer||Grand Slam|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||John Ferguson||Lane's End, agent for Dispersal of the Estate of Edward P. Evans||$500,000|
|Racing or stallion prospect||Carolyn R. Vogel||Kiaran McLaughlin, agent||$115,000|
Already a three-time stakes winner at Monmouth Park, Pants On Fire will try for a fourth stakes victory in seven career starts at the Oceanport, N.J., track in the $150,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 17.
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