10/30/2009 11:00PM

Stakes winner in for a tag


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Actin Good ran fourth last year in the Grade 2 Meadowlands Cup. He returns to the Meadowlands for the first time since then on Tuesday afternoon in a less challenging spot: a third-level optional $50,000 claimer at 1o1/16 miles.

A 5-year-old gelding trained by Bobby Dibona, Actin Good is one of four runners in the six-horse field who will carry the claiming tag.

He had an interesting summer on the Jersey Shore, topped by a game victory in the Majestic Light Stakes contested in the slop on the Haskell Day undercard at Monmouth Park.

It was a hard-fought win over Acting Zippy, and the effects were evident next time out in the Grade 3 Iselin Stakes as Actin Good finished 21 1/2 lengths behind Chirac.

He rebounded nicely in the Formal Gold Stakes, yielding to the late pressure from Good and Lucky in a half-length defeat. Actin Good has been off since then and lands the outside post.

Hermosillo, also a stakes winner at Monmouth this year, breaks to Actin Good's inside and figures to be heading right to front.

A 5-year-old gelding trained by Steve DiMauro, Hermosillo pulled off a 35-1 stunner in the Charles Hesse III Stakes. After setting a blazing clip, Hermosillo pulled away to six-length win in the stakes for New Jersey-breds on Aug. 23. He has run twice since then, earning seconds in the Lincroft Handicap for statebreds and in a similar third-level allowance race.

Kapazunder and Dubai Gold will be debuting for new barns, following claims in their latest races.

Kapazunder, a 6-year-old, looks to extend his winning streak to three in only his ninth start. He went 5 for 8 prior to the claim by trainer Scott Lake for $35,000.

Dubai Gold, another 6-year-old, is now with Jason Servis following a $32,000 claim. He won his last race with a strong inside move.