Monmouth Park track update: July 13, 2021
The racing world turns its attention to Monmouth Park this weekend, as Saturday's card is packed with stakes, including the New Jersey track's flagship race, the Haskell S. (G1).
With a month and a half of the meet already finished, there's enough to figure out some trends going into the Jersey Shore's biggest week!
The top of the Monmouth jockey standings is tight, with Jose Ferrer and Paco Lopez tied at 28 wins. Lopez (111 starts, 25% wins) has won at a slightly higher rate that Ferrer (126 starts, 22%).
But Ferrer gets away with longshots more often. His flat-bet ROI is a shining +71%, while Lopez's is -16%. Ferrer has been particularly strong on dirt. His 21 main-track wins put him four clear of Isaac Castillo, and his +111% ROI on dirt means he has been great for bettors, too.
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On the grass, Lopez rules. He has 15 turf wins from 47 starts (32%), which eight clear of Ferrer (seven wins, 39 starts, 18%).
As for betting angles? Both Albin Jimenez (three wins, 19 starts, 16%) and Carlos Montalvo (three wins, 21 starts, 14%) have a +113% ROI on the grass, so give an extra look to their price horses on the sod.
Jose Delgado's 17 wins from 43 starts (40%) top the trainer standings. He is four wins ahead of Wayne Potts (13 wins, 56 starts, 23%).
The two others who have scored double-digit wins are Kelly Breen (11 wins, 63 starts, 17%) and Jerry Hollendorfer (10 wins, 36 starts, 28%). The only one in the top four who has a positive flat-bet ROI for the meet so far is Delgado, who sits at +13%.
Turf wins during the meet are well spread out, though the top end of the table still reveals something interesting for bettors.
Only two trainers have more than two turf wins, though both continue to get away with price horses on the grass — Delgado (four wins, 10 starts, +73% ROI) and Kent Sweezey (three wins, eight starts, +350% ROI).
At a Glance
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