The accomplishments of turf sprinter Pure Sensation over the Parx turf are hard to overstate. Having won three runnings of the G3 Parx Dash, the 8 year-old gelded son of Zensational was looking to win his fourth edition of the Turf Monster Handicap.
He not only captured a record setting seventh graded win of his career here at Parx, he did it style. Sprinting to the early lead from the outside gate in the field of eleven, Pure Sensation got a stiff challenge from Hollywood Talent, the long shot drawing even with him nearing the top of the stretch. That challenge was short lived however, as Pure Sensation turned him away and then began to draw away. Well clear late and geared down at the end, he went on to win by three lengths.
Owned by Patricia Generazio, trained by Christophe Clement and ridden by Paco Lopez, he was a prohibitive 3-5 favorite at post time and paid $3.20, covering the five furlongs on a good to firm turf course in 57.80.
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