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Monticello Raceway’s Name Your Price Claiming Series got underway o Monday afternoon with three divisions for fillies and mares and strangely the final times for all three winners, Pot Limit , Romi Mystic, and Tracey’s Song , was 2:00.3.
The event, which has three legs and a final allows in the second and third legs for owners to choose claiming prices from $4-$6000, obviously with the horse(s) with the higher price tags drawing for positions outside the lesser priced entrants.
On Monday afternoon all entrants went for a $4000 claiming price and when they were completed only one horse changed barns, that being Franny The Great who went from Irving Bork to Melissa Guido Stable.
Pot Limit won the first mare’s division for driver Anthony Napolitano by a neck over Bet On Lindy (Jimmy Taggart, Jr.) and returned to her backers a $21.00 win payoff.
Pot Limit, a 5 year old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover, is owned by Joanne Giglio, John Giglio, Maria Lofrano and Nick Lynch is trained by Tony Cuccio. It was the mare’s first seasonal triumph
A second mare’s split went to Romi Mystic and driver Jimmy Marohn, Jr. with a 1-1/2 length victory over Winsmith Molly , driven by Jimmy Taggart, Jr.
Romi Mystic, a 13-time winner last year, notched her second seasonal triumph for owner Ed Hall. The 7-year-old Modern Art mare is trained by Danny Gill. She paid $7.30 for win
The final Name Your Price event saw Nancy Fugere’s Tracy’s Song and driver Bruce Aldrich, Jr. over- take Firiel Hanover in the deep stretch to score a 1-1/2 length victory.
An 8-year-old daughter of Astreos, Tracy’s Song scored her third consecutive victory of this fledgling season and remains undefeated in 2013. Trained by Bob Lounsbury she returned a $6.20 win mutuel.
The series continues next Monday where horses can be entered for a $5000 claiming price if owners so desire but they’ll draw outside the $4000 claimers.