Shadwell Farm News

2YO LONG MONDAY Rallies Between Foes to Earn Maiden Special Win at Ellis

Trying the turf for the first time and stretching out to a two-turn mile in her third start, LONG MONDAY fought her way through a small opening and surged ahead late to win a Maiden Special Weight at Ellis Park by 3/4 length. The second first-crop 2YO winner by TAMARKUZ, from four starters to date, broke alertly from post three in a 10-horse field to take the early lead around the first turn. Heading onto the backstretch, she settled just off the lead in third no more than 1 1/2 lengths back. LONG MONDAY started her rally heading into the top of the stretch, continued to battle between horses down the lane which got tight inside the sixteenth and finished the fastest of the three to beat the less than even-money favorite to the wire. Bred by Keene Ridge Racing, LLC, out of the Henny Hughes mare, Vesper Lynd, LONG MONDAY races for Gatewood Bell’s Hat Creek Racing.