OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Full Salute won a four-horse battle in the deep stretch in the $42,000 allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Sunday, beating El Grande Rojo by a nose.
Ridden by Paco Lopez and trained by Eddie Plesa Jr., the 3-year-old colt led for most of the race before he lost and regained the lead in the closing strides. Full Salute ran the six furlongs over a fast track in 1:09.79, winning for the fourth time in nine career starts.
Full Salute returned $8, $4.20 and $2.80, while El Grande Rojo paid $5.40 and $2.80. D C Dancer finished a nose back in third and paid $2.60, while Mewannarose was a neck back in fourth.