EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Andrew Sulley's Bold Thunder took the lead from The Absolute One early and drew off to a four-length victory in the $32,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at the Meadowlands on Monday.
Trained by Patricia Farro and ridden by Pierre Hernandez Ortega, Bold Thunder covered the five furlongs over firm turf in 55 3/5 seconds. The 3-year-old mare paid $3.40, $2.40 and $2.10 as one-half of the odds-on favored entry.
The Absolute One finished second and paid $7.20 and $4. It was another half-length back to Take Heart, who paid $2.80 to show.
Bold Thunder has won three of his eight lifetime starts.
The all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet concludes this week with cards on Friday and Saturday.