The $75,000 My Frenchman Stakes is set as Race 9 on the July 12 card at Monmouth Park.
The event for 3-year-olds will cover 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf and include names like Meru and Kingpin leading the field of 9.
Here is a look at the top runners set for the My Frenchman Stakes.
The favorite coming in with a morning-line at 5/2 is Colts Neck Stables’ Meru.
Trained by Jorge Duarte, Jr., the son of Sky Mesa has a career record of 2-1-1 from five starts and earnings of $120,300.
Last time out, he finished fifth in the June 20 Woody Stephens Stakes Presented by Claiborne Farm (G1). The colt also took third in a May 25 allowance optional claiming race at Churchill Downs and second in the Nov. 3 Nashua Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct.
Meru will break from post 7 under Julian Pimentel.
The second-choice coming in at 3/1 is Twin Creek Racing Stables and Rick Ortyl’s Kingpin.
The son of Quality Road is trained by Miachael Stidham and has a career record of 1-1-2 from six starts and earnings of $45,711.
He finished third in a June 6 allowance race at Laurel Park, which followed a second-place effort in a Feb. 25 allowance optional claiming and first in a Jan. 20 maiden special weight race at Fair Grounds.
The colt will break from post 8 under Joe Bravo.
One of the other top horses among the field is Leonard and Jonathan Green’s Another Miracle.
The son of American Pharoah is 2-1-1 from seven career starts and has earnings of $218,750.
The colt finished seventh last time out in the March 21 Texas Glitter Stakes (Black Type) at Gulfstream Park, which was his only 2020 start. In 2019, he finished fifth in the Dec. 7 Inaugural Stakes (Black Type) at Tampa Bay Downs and third in the Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) at Santa Anita.
Another Miracle will break from post 1 under Paco Lopez. His morning-line is at 7/2.
The rest of the field (post, morning-line) is set to include: Caribbean Gold (post 2, 10/1); Jack the Umpire (post 3, 6/1); Cajun Casanova (post 4, 8/1); Johnny Ritt (post 5, 15/1); So Street (post 6, 15/1); and Muchmorethanthis (post 9, 12/1).
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