Ridden by Keibar Coa and getting from nine to seven pounds from the rest of the field, Sloane Ranger covered the six furlongs in 1:09 on a fast track and returned $12.20, $5.80 and $4. Escrow Kid completed the $98.20 exacta and paid $8.60 and $4.20. It was another half-length back to Golddigger’s Boy, who paid $3 to show. Odds-on favorite Travelin Man failed to fire inside the eighth pole and finished fourth.
Friday’s score was the sixth in 26 starts for Sloane Ranger, a 6-year-old gelding by Parker’s Storm from the You and I mare Toppenish.
Live racing continues at Monmouth on Saturday, June 9 – gates open at 11:00 a.m. and the first simulcast race on the full Belmont Stakes Day card is at 11:35 a.m. Post time at Monmouth is 12:45p.m.