Money Multiplier, with five second-place finishes in graded stakes to his credit, finally broke through to claim a win when he captured the July 30 Monmouth Stakes (G2) at the track on the New Jersey shore.
Chad Brown trains the 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky, purchased at the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling Sale for $260,000 by agent Mike Ryan. Bred in Kentucky by Machmer Hall and Haymarket Farm,
Money Multiplier races for Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence.
Away from the races since a sixth-place finish in last year's Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) at Santa Anita, Money Multiplier was sent off the 4-5 choice in the Monmouth Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf.
Jockey Javier Castellano kept Money Multiplier on the rail in fourth through a slow first half of :50.42, then let him go on the outside to take the lead at the top of the stretch. He scored by a comfortable 1½ lengths with Irish Strait closing for second.
"He ran good," Brown said. "It didn't quite work out the way I thought, with him getting jammed up behind a really slow pace. Javier used good judgment to pull him out of there and just pass everyone. When you have someone like Javier, with his level of experience, he can call those audibles in the middle of a race.”
Last year at 4, Money Multiplier ran second in three Grade 1 stakes: Man o' War at Belmont, United Nations at Monmouth and Sword Dancer at Saratoga.