05/30/2010 5:28PM

Monmouth: Right theory, Wrong Horse

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The 7th race was indeed controlled by the pacesetters, but you needed to have the right pacesetter. I didn't. Just Livin a Dream ($12.60) was able to shake loose when Hooked On Hope ran into some early troubles and that, as they say, was that. She wired the field, staving off "2nd speed" Octomon to key a two-speed exacta. Downgrade those two, upgrade the closers next time out.