PENNSYLVANIA-BREDS TAKE CENTER STAGE IN TWO $100,000 STAKES RACES AT PARX RACING ON MONDAY
For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, April 26 2022
Bensalem, PA – The Pennsylvania breeding program was in the spotlight on Monday at Parx with a pair of state-bred stakes races – the $100,000 Page McKenney Handicap and the $100,000 Unique Bella Stakes.
Fortheluvofbourbon earned the seventh win of his career with a game victory over Beren after a hard-fought stretch duel. Ridden by Kendrick Carmouche and trained by Michael Pino, the five-year-old son of Bourbon Courage prevailed by a neck to complete the seven-furlong contest in 1:23.49 for owners Smart Angle LLP. Forhteluvofbournon returned $13.00, 6.00 and 3.20 while Beren paid $4.80 and 3.20. Favorite I Am Redeemed paid $2.20 and had to settle for third after a troubled trip.
In the $100,000 Unique Bella Stakes, the favorite Cinnabunny held on by a neck to earn her second black-type victory, covering seven furlongs in 1:25.03. Ridden to victory by Jorge Ruiz and trained by Cathal Lynch, the Pennsylvania-bred daughter of Golden Lad returned $6.60, 4.20 and 2.80. Fast-closing longshot Ninetypercentbrynn paid $27.40 and 14.00 while Wildcat Cartridge closed for third and paid $17.60. Graded stakes-placed Cinnabunny is owned by Runnymoore Racing, LLC.
Also on Monday, Parx Racing held the first two-year-old race of the season. Trainer John C. Servis saddled both the winner, Condescending, and the runner-up, Chance Occurrence. Under Frankie Pennington, Condescending broke alertly and was in command throughout the two-furlong contest. A Pennsylvania-bred daughter of Exaggerator owned and bred in partnership by Main Line Racing, she returned $6.80, 3.80 and 3.20. Chance Occurrence paid $7.40 and $5.00 while Amira Wins returned $4.00.
Contact: Chris Griffin