2023 Gallant Bob Stakes & More Parx Graded Races Recap

Grey was the common denominator on a stormy Saturday at Parx when all three lower-ranked stakes on the G1 undercard were won by horses of that color – Damon’s Mound continued his resurgence with victory in the G2 Gallant Bob, Nobody Listens led every step of the way in the G3 Turf Monster, and Next crushed his rivals to the tune of 25 lengths in the G3 Greenwood Cup.

Breeders Cup Odds

Gallant Bob Stakes, G2, $400,000, 6f dirt, 3yo

Damon’s back on top

Better late than never. Damon’s Mound is finally living up to his juvenile promise and produced a solid performance to take the Gallant Bob – the highlight of the undercard at Parx on Saturday – from Nautical Star and Gordian Knot.

2023 Gallant Bob Stakes Race Video


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The 9-5 favorite sat behind the pace through a brisk first quarter until Junior Alvarado sent him to the front at the top of the lane, and the Michelle Lovell-trained colt drove clear to win by a length and a quarter from the persistent Nautical Star, with Gordian Knot coming along late for the show, beaten a further three and a half lengths.

2023 Gallant Bob Stakes Race Payouts

1. Damon’s Mound5.603.202.80
2. Nautical Star 4.403.20
3. Gordian Knot3.20

Winning time: 1m 10.24s

Turf Monster Stakes, G3, $250,000, 5f turf, 3yo+

Nobody is a somebody now

It was a slog, not a speed test, on the soggy turf but Nobody Listens made sure that everyone could hear him by making his Graded-stakes breakthrough in the Turf Monster, going gate-to-wire to beat Smooth B and the odds-on Roses For Debra.

2023 Turf Monster Stakes Race Video


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The 3-1 second-choice, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione for trainer Tim Eggleston, broke on top from his inside post and simply kept improving his position. Nobody Listens surged clear in early stretch and maintained the remorseless gallop to win by three lengths, taking his winning streak to four, with Smooth B clear second-best two lengths ahead of Roses For Debra.

2023 Turf Monster Stakes Race Payouts

1. Nobody Listens8.204.802.40
2. Smooth B13.805.00
3. Roses For Debra2.10

Winning time: 1m 01.40s

Greenwood Cup Stakes, G3, $200,000, 1m 4f dirt, 3yo+

Saturday stroll for Next

The stamina-rich Next continued his rise up the ladder when demolishing the Greenwood Cup with a relentless display of front-running, rolling his rivals flat to come home 25 lengths clear of boxcar longshot My Imagination and Ridin With Biden.

The 1-5 chalk completed a stakes three-timer with the utmost ease, keeping a short lead for the first mile and then moving further and further clear without the need for encouragement from Luan Machado.

2023 Greenwood Cup Stakes Race Video


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The William Cowans-trained gelding was never out of second gear, and jogged under the wire. Ridin With Biden, weary from trying to keep tabs on the winner, was nailed for the place spot by a nose by the rallying My Imagination.

2023 Greenwood Cup Stakes Race Payouts

1. Next2.602.402.10
2. My Imagination27.6010.60
3. Ridin With Biden2.20

Winning time: 2m 23.28s

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