FULSOME WINS THE $300,000 SMARTY JONES STAKES (G3) AT PARX RACING


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In the $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes (G3), Fulsome came from off the pace to win going away under jockey Florent Geroux. Positioned well back early, Fulsome launched a wide rally to prevail by two lengths in the end. The Juddmonte Farms homebred added to his growing resume with his fifth lifetime victory. The Brad Cox trainee could be seen again in the $1,000,000 PA Derby (G1) on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Parx Racing. Alonzo ran second and The King Cheek rounded out the trifecta. The final running time for the mile and a sixteenth was 1:45.57.

In the $100,000 Parx Summer Sprint, Beren controlled the early tempo and won stylishly by 6 ½ lengths under jockey Frankie Pennington. Trained by Robert Reid Jr., the three-year-old son of Weigelia collected his sixth victory from twelve career starts. Beren covered the six furlongs in 1:10.19. Marvalous Mike ran second with Privet Moon finishing third.

The $150,000 Cathryn Sophia Stakes was won by Lovely Ride and jockey Reylu Gutierrez. The front-running victress is owned and bred by Allied Racing Stable LLC and trained by Bret Calhoun. Lovely Ride repelled the challenges of Bold Tactics, Marion Francis, and the late charge of Leader of the Band for a half-length win. Final time was 1:42.66 for the one mile and seventy yards. The Cathryn Sophia Stakes serves as the main prep for the $1,000,000 PA Cotillion (G1) which will be run Saturday, Sept. 25 at Parx Racing.

The $200,000 Parx Dash (G3) scheduled for five furlongs on the turf, was cancelled and will be brought back Tuesday, Aug. 31.