CAMPBELLVILLE, June 17 – Lindy Farms’ International Moni captured the winner’s share of the $251,000 Goodtimes Stakes purse on Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack.
Driver Scott Zeron was able to engineer a second-over trip for the Frank Antonacci trainee to come through and win in 1:52.4.
Enterprise, the 3/5 favourite, made a second-quarter move to the lead and posted middle-fractions of :56.1 and 1:24.3 to lead into the lane. International Moni, who was racing sixth in the early stages, caught the cover of stablemate Shake It Off Lindy heading around the far turn.
International Moni surged to the lead in the lane and was able to hold off a late-rally from Mass Production, driven by Scott’s father, Rick, to win by _ lengths.
“I didn’t mind where I got away, my horse is really handy,” said Scott Zeron about getting away sixth. “I was very happy with where I was sitting…and when I angled him over I felt like I was an easy winner and I didn’t even pull the plugs, but good thing I can hear my Dad screaming behind me, so I pulled them and he went on again.”
Seven And Seven came on to finish third, while Enterprise dropped back to finish fourth.
A son of French Stallion Love You and former Horse of the Year Moni Maker, International Moni is now two for two this season to bring his career numbers to three wins and over $330,000 earned for owners Moni Maker Stable.
International Moni paid $7.60 to win.