OCEANPORT, N.J. * Sullivan Lane Stable’s Divine Master took command out of the gate and drew off in the stretch to post a 3 ¾ length victory in the $41,000 allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Wednesday.
Trained by Richard Dutrow Jr., Divine Master stepped the mile and a sixteenth over firm turf in 1:40 2/5 and returned $3.60, $2.60 and $2.20 as the odds-on favorite in the field of six colts and geldings. Codeword returned $3 to place and $2.40 to show and completed a $13.60 exacta. Tastefully Smart, who finished another length and a quarter back, returned $2.60 to show.
Divine Master, a 4-year-old by Montbrook from the Kris S. mare Issima, gave jockey Eddie Castro his fourth winner on the card. Earlier in the day Castro scored with Miss Challenge ($10.40) in the fourth race, Timber Ferry ($9.40) in the fifth and Tiger D. R. ($3.40) in the seventh.