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Salutos Amigos scores easy win in Monmouth Park feature


OCEANPORT, New Jersey — Salutos Amigos sat off the early speed before storming home to a 3 1/4- length victory over Uptown Boy in the $75,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday.

Ridden by Cornelio Velasquez, Salutos Amigos covered the six furlongs in 1:08 2.5. The David Jacobson-trained gelding paid $3.40, $2.80 and $2.10 in winning for the 10th time in 29 career starts.

"He sat off the quick early pace and I waited to wait a little longer than usual to ask him to go," Velasquez said. "Once I did at the quarter pole, there was no hesitation. He got the lead with ease and finished strong."

Uptown Boy returned $10.20 and $4.80. It was another 4 1/4 lengths back to Happy My Way, who paid $2.40 for show.

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