10/16/2010 5:12PM

Todd Got Even wins at Monmouth


OCEANPORT, N.J. - Todd Got Even swept to a two-length victory Saturday in the $76,650 Eillo Stakes at Monmouth Park. A 5-year-old trained by Scott Volk, Todd Got Even angled six wide turning for home and continued that rally down the center of the track for his first stakes victory.

Written in Stone, who had taken the lead with an inside move on the turn, was second with Evenings End third.

Todd Got Even ($7) posted his second straight win, and fourth in nine starts this year. Omar Figueroa was aboard as Todd Got Even, who ran the six furlongs in 1:10.97 on the fast track.

“We were looking for a spot to run and this race fit,” Volk said. “I told Omar to just get to the outside and try your best and that’s just what he did. It worked out very well for us.”

Joey P., the New Jersey-bred millionaire, was last in his comeback. He bumped with Unwritten at the start of his first race since May after being sidelined with a quarter crack.

“It was a tough task today coming back from the layoff,” said Joe Bravo, Joey P.’s rider. “He’ll be all right.”

The Eillo, originally scheduled for Oct. 9, was held over a week after it initially failed to fill.

* Noisy Feet ($31.60) edged Lady Alexander, the 3-2 favorite, by a half length in the $70,000 College of New Jersey Stakes for fillies and mares.

Trained by Tim Hills, Noisy Feet prevailed at the end of a long stretch battle in her final start before heading to the November sale at Keeneland.

"This might have just doubled her price,” Hills said. “The track has been playing to closers all day, but she was closer to the pace than I thought she would be. The jock had so much horse, he was steering more than riding.”

Angel Serpa was aboard as Noisy Feet, a 4-year-old, ran the six furlongs in 1:10.43. D’wild Ride was third.