08/13/2016 4:55PM

Pool Winner makes it five wins in row with My Frenchman

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Pool Winner, ridden by Nik Juarez, wins the My Frenchman Stakes at Monmouth Park

Pool Winner stretched his win streak to five with a front-running victory in the $58,800 My Frenchman Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday.

Owned and bred by Colts Neck Stables and trained by Alan Goldberg, Pool Winner broke running under Nik Juarez and went right to the lead in the 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint. He was joined on the early pace by Bold Thunder and Run for Logistics, but Bold Thunder was squeezed back off the pace from between horses on the backstretch and Run for Logistics could not keep up with Pool Winner on the stretch turn.

Pool Winner was all by himself in the stretch and won by 2 3/4 lengths. He paid $6.40 as the second choice in the seven-horse field and was timed in 1:01.72 after setting fast fractions of 21.70, 43.60 and 55.44.

"Speed has been good on both turf and dirt today," Juarez said. "I was looking around for competition before asking him for a little more at the three-sixteenths pole and he just kept on going.”

Goldberg said he would consider the Grade 3, $300,000 Turf Monster at Parx on Sept. 5 for Pool Winner's next start.

“He’s got so much natural speed," Goldberg said. "Everything worked to plan, go to the lead and stay there."

Pool Winner, a 4-year-old gelded son of Broken Vow, concluded his 2015 season with a first-level allowance victory to end a string of four second-place finishes. He is now perfect in four starts this year. The My Frenchman was his stakes debut.

Sylven Park, who was claimed by trainer Mario Serey Jr. for $16,000 at Parx in his most recent start, finished well as the 24-1 longest shot on the board to be second, 1 1/2 lengths ahead of 8-5 favorite Run for Logistics.

Zandar finished fourth, a neck in front of Bold Thunder. Joe Franklin showed speed but was steadied soon after the start and dropped from contention.

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