08/11/2010 12:18PM

Developing Story looks to build on maiden win at Monmouth Park


OCEANPORT, N.J. – Very few New Jersey-breds debut at Keeneland.

But then, trainer John Terranova always thought Developing Story was something special.

Developing Story steps up to face winners Friday at Monmouth Park in the $80,000 first-level allowance feature for New Jersey-bred fillies and mares going one mile, 70 yards.

This will be the fourth start for Developing Story, a 3-year-old on a steady progression that began at Keeneland in April with a third-place finish on the synthetic track.

“She was ready to go, and Monmouth wasn’t open yet,” Terranova said. “We let her get started there to see where we were at. She’s always had a lot of class.”

Her next race was a solid second at Monmouth against statebreds. The maiden win came last time out in Developing Story’s first crack at two turns. It looked to be right up her alley as Developing Story drew off to a three-length win as the 1-5 favorite.

“Her first three starts have gone perfectly,” Terranova said. “She’s a New Jersey-bred, and fortunately, this happens to be the year they’re giving away a good amount of money over there. We’ll gladly try and take those conditions down.”

Eddie Castro will be aboard.

Trainer John Tammaro III will take two shots at this lucrative pot with the duo of Ms Glory Be and My Honey B.

Ms Glory Be also comes into this race following her maiden win. In contrast to Developing Story’s odds-on victory, Ms Glory Be rallied for her initial victory at 29-1 in her second start for Tammaro.

Ms Glory Be, also 3, joined the barn in June and was a strong-closing fourth going six furlongs in her first start for the new stable. She tried a route for the first time on July 25 and clearly appreciated the added distance.

“She dropped way back the first time I ran her and made a big run to get up for fourth,” Tammaro said. “It was obvious she wanted to go long. A lot of times, the first time you stretch them out, they need the race. In her case, she was well ready for it.”

My Honey B petered out in low-level claimers over the winter. Given a freshening, the 5-year-old came back strong this summer, with a fourth and third in her two starts since returning.