Owned by George and Lori Hall, My Adonis covered the mile and a sixteenth over a fast main track in 1:44.98.
“The pace was so slow and the horse is so strong,” said winning jockey Elvis Trujillo. “He was pulling really hard and I could barely hold him back. He got a little bit tired at the end, but by then he had won it.”
The Long Branch is Monmouth’s final prep race for the Grade 1 $1 million Haskell to be run on Sunday, July 29.
“The Haskell has always been a thought with this horse,” said winning trainer Kelly John Breen. “Obviously, well wait to see who’s coming and how he’s training before we make a decision on that.”
My Adonis has won three of his six starts this year and is now four for nine lifetime. The 3-year-old colt by Pleasantly Perfect out of Silent Justice, by Elusive Quality increased his earnings to $376,000 with the winner’s share of the purse.
–Monmouth Park Publicity contributed to this report.