10/24/2010 6:15PM

Oak Tree: A triple for Bob Hess


Trainer Bob Hess, Jr., won his third race on Sunday when Mr. Monkey Jones ($6.80) rallied from off the pace to win the seventh race, a $25,000 claimer over six furlongs.

Earlier in the day, Hess swept the early double with Sammy Choi ($4.20) and Rev Her Up ($10.80).

Mr. Monkey Jones was off the early pace of 22.81 and 45.55 seconds set by Sea of Pleasure. Turning for home, Sea of Pleasure had a commanding lead, but he faded through the final furlong and finished out of the first four. Mr. Monkey Jones rallied to win by a length over Yes It's a Cat. 

Hess had only one of the winners in his barn after Sunday's program. Sammy Choi was claimed by Jack Carava and Jerry Hollendorfer claimed Mr. Monkey Jones.