Lindy Farms' Monteleone wins at Keeneland
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Frank Antonacci's Lindy Farms had a big winner in Lexington on Wednesday—at Keeneland. The Lindy Farms-owned 2-year-old gelding Monteleone won a six furlong race in 1:10.82, the first win for the son of Super Saver in three career starts.
Racing just six days after the death of his namesake, Standardbred breeder-owner Fred Monteleone, the first-year Thoroughbred was ridden by John Cruz for trainer Wesley Ward in the $23,000 race for $50,000 maiden claimers. Monteleone led gate to wire to win by two lengths as the 2-1 second choice in the wagering.
Monteleone finished 10th in his debut in early August at Saratoga. That was followed up by a fifth-place finish a month later at Belmont Park. With his win in his third attempt--which was his first since being gelded--Monteleone earned $13,800 for Lindy Farms.