Ridden by David Cohen, Travolta covered the 5 ½ furlongs in 1:03 4/5 over the main track labeled “good.” The winner returned $5.40, $3.20 and $2.20 as the favorite and topped an $18 exacta. Museeb rallied up the inside to pay $4 to place and $2.20 to show. It was another three-quarters of a length back to Blue Sailor who returned $2.10 to show. A field of five contested the My Frenchman, which was transferred to the main track after afternoon showers.
Claimed for $30,000 on Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park, Travolta has now won three of four starts for La Marca Stable. The 4-year-old gelding by Grand Slam from the Capote mare Defiant Beauty has now earned $112,625.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Wednesday, Aug. 13 * first post 12:50 p.m. The 2008 Monmouth meet runs through Sunday, Sept. 28.