HRI
Triple Crown History
Race Tracks
2012 Top Races
2011 Top Races
Track Press Releases
Racing Newcomers
Champions
Thoroughbred Races
Past Bloggers

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


SOLAR FLARE SHINES BRIGHT IN MONDAY FEATURE AT THE BIG M


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. * Fox Hill Farms’ Solar Flare sat patiently off the early pace before taking command around the far turn and holding all rivals safe at bay in winning the $47,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at the Meadowlands on Monday afternoon.

Ridden by Terry Thompson, Solar Flare covered the mile and a sixteenth over a fast main track in 1:45 flat and returned $3.20, $2.20 and $2.10 as the odds-on choice in the field of five older colts and geldings. It was 2 ½ lengths back to Saratoga Lulaby, who completed a $6.20 exacta and returned $2.40 and $2.20. Dragon Fi, who finished another length and a half back in third, paid $2.60 to show.


“Everything worked out perfectly here,” said winning trainer J. Larry Jones. “We were using this race as a prep for a race at Aqueduct on Nov. 15 (Stuyvesant Handicap, $100,000, Grade 3) and this should be the perfect set up for him.”

Bred in Argentina, Solar Flare was runner-up in the Grade 1 Suburban Handicap this year and then finished seventh in the Grade 1 Whitney, when sent off as the favorite. Last out he was third in a restricted stakes at Delaware.

Monday’s win moved his lifetime mark to 5-4-1 from 12 starts.

Live racing continues at the Meadowlands on Tuesday, Oct. 28 * first post 1:10 p.m.


Comments (0)

BallHype: hype it up!

Read more articles in the Monmouth Park category.