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INTERNATIONAL MONI WINS BY A NOSE IN FIRST HAMBLETONIAN ELIM

Saturday, August 5, 2017

International Moni, sent off as the 3-5 favorite, held off Bill’s Man by a nose to win the first of two $100,000 Hambletonian Elimination heats, the eighth race on Saturday at the Meadowlands.

International Moni, unbeaten in four starts this year, paid $3.40, $2.80, $2.20.  Scott Zeron guided the three-year-old son of Love You, out of two-time Horse of the Year Moni Maker, for trainer Frank Antonacci and the Moni Maker Stable of Enfield, CT.

Bill’s Man returned $5.00, $3.20.  Victor Gio It, who was third, paid $3.60.  

The mile was trotted in 1:52.3.

Also advancing from the first heat to the $1 million Hambletonian final for three-year-old trotters, were Guardian Angel AS and Giveitgasandgo, fourth and fifth respectively.

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