09/24/2011 5:04PM

Monmouth Park: Hunt Crossing, My Due Process take sales futurities


OCEANPORT, N.J. - Hunt Crossing and My Due Process won divisions of the National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors Futurity on Saturday at muddy Monmouth Park.

The NATC Futurities are six-furlong stakes for 2-year-olds cataloged to sell this year whose connections paid an advertising fund fee and made sustaining payments.

Hunt Crossing, the 7-10 favorite, bounced back from a dismal effort in the Grade 1 Hopeful at Saratoga to earn his second win in three starts in the $132,362 open division.

Catching a second straight wet track, Hunt Crossing and jockey Elvis Trujillo prevailed by three lengths from Dangerous Trick at the end of a prolonged battle with that rival.

"It was a perfect trip," Trujillo said. "Dangerous Trick was sent to the front and we were able to just sit right off of him.  Everything was perfect.  He had plenty left in the stretch."

Managed Account came on to get third, giving trainer Terri Pompay a 2-3 finish.

Hunt Crossing, trained by Todd Pletcher, paid $3.40 to win, giving freshman sire Corinthian his first stakes victory.  The time was 1:10.51.

My Due Process wins easily

In the $122,718 filly division, My Due Process ($8.20) and jockey Manoel Cruz rolled to a 3 1/4-length win over 3-2 favorite Singlet.

My Due Process won the early battle for the lead from Deep in Your Heart. She led by almost two lengths turning for home and was comfortably in charge the rest of the way.

"She broke right on the lead," Cruz said. "She has a lot of speed and I thought we would make the lead easy, but we had some pressure.  I just wanted to be patient with her, and when I asked her around the turn she ran on well."

Trained by Dale Romans, My Due Process got her second win in six starts. A $30,000 purchase at the Ocala Breeders' Sale in March, My Due Process made a smooth transition back to the main track. After running fourth in the Grade 3 Debutante at Churchill Downs, My Due Process ran twice on turf at Saratoga, getting her maiden win before stretching out to run sixth in an overnight stakes.

The time was 1:11.19

** Trainers Frankie Costa and Andy Amonte were both suspended the balance of the meet and fined $1,000 by the Monmouth stewards for having unlicensed individuals train horses in their care.

Both appealed the rulings to the New Jersey Racing Commission and both were granted stays of the penalties pending a full review.