Pumpkin Rumble #6 with Luis Saez driving received the $100,000 Alphabet Soup Handicap at Parx Racing in Bensalem, PA. Photograph Via Invoice Denver/EQUI-PHOTO
Canadian shipper Pumpkin Rumble surged from off the tempo to win the $104,850 Alphabet Soup Handicap via a half-length in course-record time below Luis Saez Saturday at Parx Racing.
The 8-year-old gelding via English Channel, making his first get started within the U.S. for instructor Kevin Allard within the first of 7 stakes at the Pennsylvania Derby Day card, received in 1:40.21 for the 1 1/16 miles at the company turf. No matter For set the former route mark of one:40.40 in June 1986.
Pumpkin Rumble, the 6-Five favourite within the box of 7, stepped forward to 10-for-45 with the victory. Saratoga Jack completed 2nd and a couple of lengths forward of Taxable Items.
Assistant instructor Denton Ebanks: “Stunning race, we are satisfied to win. He is an attractive horse to paintings with. We got here in Friday morning and our expectancies had been to win. Nice trip from Luis.”
Jockey Luis Saez: “It was once wonderful. We broke best and we stored floor. I did not know the place we had been going to head as a result of everybody was once transferring in every single place. We stayed at the rail, and, thank God, we did. He completed robust and I’m more than pleased with how he ran.”
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