USTA Home > News Home > Sand Top Gun wins richest American monte race

Sand Top Gun wins richest American monte race
Monday, October 01, 2012 - by Ray Cotolo, for The Red Mile

       Decrease Text Size    Increase Text Size   Print  Email

Lexington, KY --- The Red Mile hosted the richest American monte race, with a purse of $20,000, on Sunday (Sept. 30).

Jenny Melander rode Sand Top Gun to a 2:00 victory, a lifetime mark in monte races. Getting away ninth, she picked up cover down the backstretch. Sand Top Gun was forced four wide as other horses were coming to the outside. He was four wide through a :28.1 quarter and a :58 (:29.4) half.

Sand Top Gun came a little closer to the pylons into the far turn. He was in third behind Take My Picture and Angel Eyes Hanover.

Melander brought Sand Top Gun three wide at three-quarters in 1:28.4 (:30.4). Into the lane, Sand Top Gun drifted slightly but chased down Take My Picture to win in 2:00. Take My Picture with Therese Lindgren was second and Angel Eyes Hanover with Anita Valstad was third.

Sand Top Gun is a 7-year-old gelding by Conway Hall out of the mare Top Chip by Pine Chip. Helane and Harold Solomon with Stephen Moss own him. He is trained by Tyler Raymer and Jenny Malander, a winner of two under saddle races in four tries, was aboard.

Related Articles :

Sebastian K wins the inaugural Trotting Masters final

Search Articles: