Fan favorite Ben’s Cat collared race favorite Tightend Touchdown in deep stretch and drew away for a 1 ¼-length score in the PARX Dash Handicap (G3) at PARX Racing July 5.
Ridden by Julien Pimentel, Ben’s Cat raced near the rear of the field early but closed resolutely through the lane to prevail. The 7-year-old gelded son of Parker’s Storm Cat covered the five
furlongs on turf in :59.43 for King Leatherbury’s The Jim Stable. Leatherbury also bred the venerable veteran.
The defending PARX Dash champ, Ben’s Cat has now won an impressive 22 of 33 lifetime starts and has earned more than $1.5 million. He’s three for four this year.