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Las Vegas, NV - Monmouth Park on the Jersey Shore will be the scene of the Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes on Father's Day Sunday, June 15. Three year olds will be featured as they take to Monmouth Park's dirt track and go 1 1/16 miles in search of the winner's share of the $150,000 purse.
A field of seven will line up in the Pegasus - race 11 on Monmouth Park's Sunday card. Post time is 5:43 PM. Let's take a look into the past performances of all seven entries for this Grade 3 stakes - a major prep for the Haskell Invitational later on this summer at Monmouth Park.
Ring Weekend - H. Graham Motion trainee has been good in his eight race career. He is coming off an OK fifth in the Preakness Stakes after a good second in the minor Calder Derby April 5 and a terrific win in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby March 8. He finally broke maiden at Gulfstream February 8 in his fifth career start after a second January 18 and a pair of thirds in the fall. Ring Weekend will have Daniel Centeno in the reins of the 123 pound high weight Sunday looking for a second graded stakes win from the 4-hole. He is one of the two serious favorites in the race along with...
Uncle Sigh - New York bred will race for the seventh time for trainer Gary Contessa and is coming off a somewhat disappointing fourteenth after setting the pace and tiring in the Kentucky Derby as one of the long shots. Before the Derby was a fifth in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial April 5 and a pair of good seconds - in the Grade 3 Gotham and behind Samraat in the Grade 3 Withers February 1. This after breaking maiden December 27 by an incredible 14 1/2 lengths. He has a win and three second place finishes in six career starts and will be looking to place for the first time in three starts - after hitting the board in his first four. Joe Bravo gets the call from the rail Saturday.
Albano - Larry Jones trained colt looked to be on the Derby trail but didn't start a race in the Triple Crown - he hasn't been seen since March. Last time out was an OK fourth in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby back on March 29 at Fair Grounds after a pair of good seconds in graded stakes action on that same track - the Grade 2 Risen Star February 22 and the Grade 3 LeComte January 18. He has two wins, two seconds and a third place finish in six career starts - competitive virtually every time out. Kerwin Clark rides from the six-hole Sunday as Albano looks for his first graded stakes score - it could come Sunday!
Allstar - raced in stakes company for the first time March 29 and finished eighth in the Grade 1 Florida Derby for trainer Marcus Vitali and followed that with a fourth in the minor James W. Murphy Stakes at Pimlico May 17. He has two wins and a second place finish under his belt in seven career starts including an Allowance score at Calder February 28 and after breaking maiden in January in his third career start - also at Calder. He will have Orlando Boccachica guiding him from the outside post Sunday looking to hit the board for the first time in three races Sunday.
Pegasus Stakes betting online at Monmouth Park with OffTrackBetting.com
Lynx - Ontario bred Cathal Lynch trained gelding will make his stakes debut Sunday after seven career MSW starts resulted in a win (last time out May 25 at Parx) and a third place finish. He steps up in competition in the Pegasus off a career best result and will have Frankie Pennington in the saddle from post 2.
Encryption - has just two career starts for trainer Kelly Breen and enters after breaking maiden last time out on this track May 24. He started his career with a third in a MSW also on this track back on September 15. Encryption will have Paco Lopez aboard for his stakes debut from post 3.
Wildcatpleasures - will race in stakes company for the first time Sunday off a pair of runner-up finishes - both on this track. Last time out was in a Starter Allowance May 26 after a second in an Allowance Optional Claiming May 10. He has a win, two seconds and a third place finish in seven career starts and will have Ramon Moya aboard from post 5.
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