06/06/2009 12:00AM

Go Go Shoot romps in Longfellow


Go Go Shoot had been flashing high speed and stopping in his last four starts, dating back to last summer's Grade 3 Jersey Shore. On Saturday, however, he maintained his high energy throughout six furlongs.

Sent to the front by new rider Eddie Castro, the 4-year-old Go Go Shoot ($13) set swift fractions of 21.53 and 43.70 seconds, yet had plenty left in the stretch while pulling away to a 9 1/2-length victory in the $70,000 Longfellow Stakes at Monmouth Park.

In his only previous start this year, Go Go Shoot was used up dueling Secretintelligence in the Vincent Moscarelli Memorial at Delaware Park. The Moscarelli has turned out to be a key race, producing next-out winners Acting Zippy, Secretintelligence, and now Go Go Shoot.

"He got stronger as the race went on and just opened up," said Castro, who rode Go Go Shoot for trainer Bruce Levine.

Go Go Shoot ran the six furlongs in 1:07.85, just .38 of a second off the track record. It was his fifth win in 12 starts overall, but his first after five consecutive losses dating to April 2008.

In a three-way photo for second, Celtic Innis nosed out Man of Danger, who finished a head in front of Disco's Son.

* In the co-featured $60,000 Candy Eclair Stakes, Reata's Quik Punch ($6.20) emerged from a three-way battle for the early lead and rolled to a 4 1/4-length win.

The 5 1/2-furlong race for fillies and mares, shifted from the turf to the main track because of heavy rains the previous two days, went in 1:03.60.

Rap Tale, the longest price on the board at 13-1 in a field reduced to five by nine scratches, rallied to be second. Sheets, the slight favorite at 2-1, was third.

Reata's Quik Punch, a 4-year-old filly ridden by Carlos Marquez for trainer Joe Orseno, was entered for the main track only. She has now won 5 of 13 lifetime, including a restricted stakes at Penn National last spring.