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Weekend Express draws off to win Monmouth Park feature


OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Weekend Express took the lead nearing the top of the stretch and beat Ginger Goose by 2 3/4 lengths Saturday in the $40,000 allowance feature at Monmouth Park.

Trained by Tim Hills and ridden by Vicente Gudiel, the 3-year-old gelding ran 1 1/16 miles over the firm turf course in 1:41 1/5 and paid $8.60, $5 and $3.40. It was the fourth winner on the card for Gudiel and third victory in 11 career starts for Weekend Express.

Ginger Goose returned $13.40 and $5.40, and Here’s to Mike was a nose back in third and paid $2.60.

Gudiel also won with Danalin ($11) in the third race, Lay It Down ($8) in the seventh, and Brandy’s Girl ($4.40) in the eighth.