|Date||Track||Type of Race||Finish||Earnings|
|Oct 7, 2017||GPW||Clm 20000N2L||5||$180|
|Dec 3, 2017||GP||Clm 30000(30-25)N2L||12||$240|
|Jan 4, 2018||GP||Clm 16000N2L||9||$190|
|Feb 9, 2018||GP||Clm 16000N2L||1||$11,400|
|Mar 7, 2018||GP||Clm 16000N3L||2||$4,620|
|Mar 24, 2018||GP||Clm 16000NL||6||$210|
|May 5, 2018||GP||Clm 12500B||4||$1,170|
|Jun 14, 2018||GP||Clm 10000B||1||$10,800|
|Jul 12, 2018||GP||Clm 10000||1||$10,800|
|Sep 27, 2018||GP||O C 25k/N1X||1||$24,000|
|Nov 16, 2018||GPW||O C 25k/N1X-N||4||$2,000|
|Jan 30, 2019||GP||O C 25k/N1X-N||7||$500|
|Mar 17, 2019||GP||O C 25k/N1X-N||3||$4,840|
|Apr 5, 2019||GP||Clm 30000(35-25)B||1||$16,800|
|May 19, 2019||GP||O C 25k/N1X-N||1||$24,000|
|Jul 11, 2019||GP||OC25k/SAL 16k-N||3||$2,860|
|Aug 15, 2019||GP||OC25k/SAL 16k-N||5||$350|
|Oct 3, 2019||GPW||OC25k/SAL 12k-N||5||$230|
|Oct 24, 2019||GPW||O C 25k/N1X||2||$7,980|
|Oct 4, 2020||Mth||Clm 18000(22-18)||2||$5,600|
|Total Earnings for Hibiscus Stables||$128,770|
Gran Saman ran a very strong second chasing the favorite then fighting hard but getting edged by the eventual winner. Breaking from the 3 post Gran Saman stalked the pace, chased inside on the turn, rallied in the two-path in the stretch drive, dug in gamely late, and got second.
We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race. Steve said, “That was a very good effort. He chased a solid pace and still had something left to dig in. It’s nice to have him back.”
We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “Steve called and wanted to claim Saman back. He did very well for us during his previous stint. He’s picking up where he left off. This was a nice check in his first start back for us.”
Gran Saman earned $5,600 for Sunday’s 2nd place finish.
Steve will see how Gran Saman comes out of the race and we’ll point him accordingly.
Gran Saman is entered to run in Sunday’s 5th race at Monmouth Park which is a $22,000 Claiming race going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 3 and jockey Hector Diaz is named to ride. Diaz currently has 35 wins and a 12% winning percentage for the year.
Gran Saman is currently the 4-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race One DRF handicapper selects him as his second choice in the race and one DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.
The purse for this race is $28,000.
First race post time is 12:50 PM and Gran Saman's race is Race 5 which is scheduled to go off at 2:35 PM. Everyone is invited to join our partners at Monmouth Park for a fun day of racing.