09/25/2010 11:56AM

Monmouth: Might As Well Jump


Today's card at Monmouth Park is a combination of flat and steeplechase races. John Heims, Director of Publicity at Monmouth Park, covers it all in his press release:

The second annual Monmouth Park-Meridian Health Steeplechase Festival, featuring a combined card of jump and flat races, will be featured here Saturday, with proceeds benefitting the K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a part of the Meridian Health family.
        The 12-race program, which includes four hurdle events, plus a mile and a half flat race run under National Steeplechase Association rules, will start at 12:50 p.m. Adult admission to any area of Monmouth * clubhouse or grandstand * will be $10, with proceeds benefitting the charity. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.

I didn't even attempt to handicap the jump races. Instead, I left it to a real expert, Sea Clancy, who wrote an analysis which is available on the pages of Daily Racing Form as well as right here on DRF.com, accessible if you download pp's for today's card.