09/26/2010 3:28PM

Monmouth: Good non-call in the 6th


Firster Eastern Assassin clearly came over several paths in the lane, crossing in front of eventual runnerup Bert B Don, but he was clear of that colt, and he did seem to be the best horse in the just-concluded 6th race. In that regard, my losing Pick 5 tickets notwithstanding, leaving him up after the inquiry and despite the objection was the right call. If you had the 24-1 winner to kick off the Pick 5, good luck going forward after dodging that bullet with Eastern Assassin.