Grade I placed three times last year, Money Multiplier (5h Lookin at Lucky x Intensify by Unbridled’s Song) was long overdue to post a big win and finally did so when taking out the $199,000 Grade II Monmouth Stakes on Sunday.
Prepared by Chad Brown, Money Multiplier was having his first run of 2017 following a sixth place finish in the Grade I Breeders Cup Turf last year.
He settled back in the field and charged home late to win the 1 and 1/8th mile contest by a length and a half.
“He ran good,” said winning trainer Chad Brown.
“It didn’t quite work out the way I thought, with him getting jammed up behind a really slow pace. Javier [Castellano] used good judgment to pull him out of there and just pass everyone.
“We’ll look to the [Aug. 26 GI] Sword Dancer [at Saratoga] next.”
A $260,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale purchase, Money Multiplier is a half-brother to Grade II winner Intense Holiday.
The 25th stakes-winner for Lookin at Lucky, he has the overall record of four wins and seven placings from 16 starts with prizemoney topping $770,000.