Jim Devaux wins five on Thursday at Monticello Raceway

Monticello, NY — Jim Devaux owned the second half of the Thursday (Jan. 9) card at Monticello Raceway by sweeping the card’s final five races.

The win skein started in the fifth race with Rockme Socks Off who scored a pocket trip to win by a neck in 1:58 ($7.90) from post four for his first win of the season for trainer Elisha Lafreniere and owner Wilda McDanel.

Runhappy Ten was next up, who scored in a six length romp, pacing the fastest mile of the afternoon in 1:55.4 and paid a paltry $2.90 win pari-mutuel. The 4-year-old gelding by Pet Rock is trained and co-owned by Joseph Skowyra with Mo Coo Inc.

Devaux and Skowyra teamed up again in the next race with Big Is Better, who scored a 2-1/4 length win in 1:57.4 and paid $5.70.

Win four came aboard Adorabella from the rail in another romp, winning by 9-1/2 lengths for trainer Jody Riedel for his first win of the 2020 season in 1:59.1 ($2.50).

Devaux capped of the afternoon with Master Faster from post position four to score a wire-to-wire win by 3-1/2 lengths in 1:58.2, pacing his last quarter in :28.4 for trainer Jimmy Nickerson.

Live racing resumes Monday (Jan. 13) with a 12:25 p.m. post time.

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