09/06/2014 5:15PM

Rainbow Heir much the best in New Jersey Breeders

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Rainbow Heir, under Angel Serpa, provides trainer Ben Perkins Jr. with his second stakes win of the program in the New Jersey Breeders Handicap.

Rainbow Heir blew away six overmatched rivals to score a handy win in the $57,000 New Jersey Breeders Handicap at Monmouth Park on Saturday. The Breeders was one of four statebred stakes on the card.

Rainbow Heir carried 126 pounds but it looked like he could have won this race with the entire grandstand on his back as he coasted home 12 1/4 lengths in front under jockey Angel Serpa.

Rainbow Heir paid $3.40 to win while recording his seventh win in 11 lifetime starts. A 4-year-old son of Wildcat Heir, Rainbow Heir was bred and is owned by Ebby Novak's New Farm and is trained by Ben Perkins Jr. Perkins also won the Jersey Girl Handicap.

Rainbow Heir covered six furlongs in 1:09.83.

Partyallnightlong, the second choice at 3-1, finished second, a length in front of Magical Fire.

Charles Hesse III Handicap: Disco Rhythm steps up

Disco Rhythm came into the $58,800 Charles Hesse III Handicap off a blowout win in a $7,500 claiming race. He went home a stakes winner.

In 41 prior starts, Disco Rhythm had only started in one other stakes, last year's Hesse, in which he finished ninth.

Disco Rhythm, part of a 5-1 Tim Kelly-trained entry, took the lead on the far turn of the 1 1/16-mile Hesse, opened up a three-length lead in upper stretch, and then held Gadget Man safe by two lengths. Gadget Man finished three lengths clear of Silent Appeal in third.

Disco Rhythm paid $12 to win and was timed in 1:45.25. He was ridden by Ramon Moya.

The Hesse improved 6-year-old Disco Rhythm's record to 8 wins in 42 starts. He has now earned more than $236,000.

Jersey Girl Handicap: Maybe Tonight wins duel

After a long stretch duel, Maybe Tonight proved best in the $57,600 Jersey Girl Handicap, a 1 1/16-mile race for New Jersey-bred fillies and mares.

Maybe Tonight, trained by Perkins and ridden by Paco Lopez, bid for the lead three-wide on the far turn. But Long Blooming Rose, who took a short lead between horses on the turn after putting away pacesetting She's Hot Wired, dug in tenaciously and ran side by side with the winner for more than a furlong before giving ground.

At the wire, Maybe Tonight was clear by 1 1/2 lengths. Long Blooming Rose held the place by a nose over fast-closing Stiffed.

Maybe Tonight paid $6.20 and was timed in 1:45.34.

"We thought she would fit with the Jersey-bred fillies and mares going long and have fit her schedule this summer to have her ready for today," Perkins said.

Maybe Tonight won her maiden at Laurel last November for a $12,500 claiming tag.