Sunday, May 31, 2009
Well Monied liked both the turf and the extra distance, cruising home to win the Grade 2 Honeymoon Handicap at Hollywood Park for trainer Howard Zucker and owner C. T. Grether Inc. In her come-from-behind style, Well Monied came around the far turn three wide, then held off a surging Acting Lady in the stretch to prevail by a length and a quarter.
The victory establishes her as a leading candidate for the $700,000 American Oaks, an invitational event on July 5 at Hollywood Park.
A very patient ride by jockey Joel Rosario gave him his third win on the Sunday card, placing him atop the jockey standings for the meet with 39 wins in 27 race days. Congratulations to the connections of Well Monied!
The video is courtesy of Hollywood Park, which does an excellent job of posting videos of the feature race on their newly revamped website. Enjoy!