Monday, June 3, 2019 |
Wooderson ran to his short odds and was ultra-impressive taking an allowance race for three-year-olds and up, going 1 1/16 miles over the main track at Monmouth on Saturday afternoon VIDEO
Sent off as the heavy 2-to-5 favorite, Wooderson and "Jersey" Joe Bravo were away in good order from the starting gate. Wooderson briefly held the lead before yielding to Guns of Steel (7) as they raced towards the clubhouse turn.
Carving out early fractions of :24.00 and :47.84, Guns of Steel maintained a four length lead down the backstretch, while a confidently ridden Wooderson tracked in second, well off the rail and in the clear.
As they raced around the far turn, Bravo gave a few peeks under his arm to gauge his rivals in behind then let Wooderson out a nudge and took aim on Guns of Steel. Within a blink of an eye, Wooderson inhaled the pacesetter coming out of the turn, pulled well clear down the stretch and was geared down the last 1/16th of a mile. Never asked for his best, Wooderson won as he pleased in a final time of 1:43.25 CHART