Jump Start Colts Snags Gr.3 Win At Monmouth

SanPablo IselinStks 800Burning Sands Stable LLC’s San Pablo got his first graded stakes victory when he powered past Small Town Talk and Toby’s Corner in midstretch before drawing off to a 3 ½ length victory in the $150,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes-G3 at Monmouth Park on Saturday, August 18.

“The plan was to just get him comfortable early and into a nice rhythm,” said winning jockey Chris DeCarlo.  “I just sat and waited with him until it was time to go.  He’s not a quick punch type of horse so I started riding him a little early so as to not give him too much to do.  Once we straightened up in the lane he was rolling.”

Trained by Todd Pletcher, San Pablo sat off the pace early before coming under a ride around the far turn and reeling in his foes near the eighth pole.  San Pablo covered the mile and an eighth over a fast main track in 1:49.59 and paid $3.80, $2.40 and $2.10 as the favorite in the field of six colts and geldings. 
           
The Iselin victory was the seventh in 12 career starts and fourth stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Jump Start from the Silver Ghost mare Hunt’s Corner. He has now earned $382,800 for his connections.