Updated on 09/17/2011 10:42PM

Hough wins two stakes at Monmouth

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Travelator (outside), and jockey Joe Bravo go past Fortress Hill and Chris DeCarlo, to win the $60,000 West Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Trainer Stanley Hough swept both stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday, when Travelator took the $65,000 West Long Branch for fillies and mares and Concorde's Edge won the $55,000 Gilded Times.

The two winners improved Hough's meet record to 5 wins in 12 starts.

In the West Long Branch, Travelator ($7), under Joe Bravo, swung into contention with a wide move on the turn and outdueled Fortress Hill in the final furlong to win by a nose. The win was Travelator's 11th in 27 career starts.

"They could have run forever, and there was no way this filly is letting the other one win," Bravo said. "She's a real tough horse, and the Hough barn always has them ready."

Travelator ran the six furlongs in 1:09.79.

Concorde's Edge ($7.20) made a winning transition to the turf with a front-running victory in the Gilded Times Stakes for 3-year-olds.

Concorde's Edge, ridden by Elvis Trujillo, beat Silver Moose by a neck, with Yes Yes Yes third. Concorde's Edge improved his career record to 3-0-2 in 5 starts and went five furlongs in 55.17 seconds.

"He made the lead pretty quickly," Trujillo said. "He kind of got to jumping around a little bit, but he ran tough the whole way."

Chris DeCarlo, aboard Yes Yes Yes, claimed foul against the winner for drifting in the stretch, but the objection was dismissed.