06/06/2010 10:58AM

Monmouth: Scratches, Changes and Storm Warnings

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Below are the current scratches and jockey changes. The track is fast, the turf is firm, and the temporary rail is out 12 feet. Then, there's this forecast for Oceanport, from The Weather Channel:

... MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS INTO TONIGHT...

A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE TRACKING TO OUR NORTH THIS AFTERNOON WILL PULL A STRONG COLD FRONT ACROSS OUR AREA THROUGH THIS EVENING. A VERY WARM AND MOIST AIRMASS AHEAD OF THIS COLD FRONT COUPLED WITH A STRENGTHENING WIND FIELD ABOVE THE SURFACE, WILL LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT.

and...

THE WIND PROFILES IN THE LOWER PORTION OF THE ATMOSPHERE MAY BECOME CONDUCIVE ENOUGH TO ALLOW FOR SOME THUNDERSTORMS TO ROTATE, THEREFORE A TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT. IN ADDITION TO THE DAMAGING WIND POTENTIAL, THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING, HAIL AND HEAVY RAIN.

Sounds like the storm, if it does come, won't develop until after the races are over. But with this forecast in mind it's worth noting that post times may be accelerated today.


SCRATCHES

1st Race
#1  Mannington

4th Race
#2  Myprincessabigail

5th Race
#2  Imandra
#6  Best Look
#7  Primed to be Ready

6th Race
#1  Brother in Arms
#2x  Wana Elaborate

7th Race
#4  Drover

9th Race
#5  Prince of Belair
#10  I'm Sure
#14  Bad Debit

12th Race
#12  Quantico Hero


JOCKEY CHANGES
9th Race
#11  Bridled West, Pedro Cotto - Jockey Change
#12  Princeipatus, Charles C. Lopez - Jockey Change
#13  Jersey Kid, Alice Cartwright - Jockey Change

12th Race
#7  Oyster Harbors, Hector Salazar - Jockey Change