CAL wins Open at Monticello Raceway

January 20, 2021

R8 Cal 2

By Shawn Wiles
Photo Credit Geri Schwarz

Monticello, NY – As the heavy favorites Foo Fighter (Greg Merton) and KJ Erich (James Taggart) wrestled each other for the lead before the quarter mile marker in 29.1, James Devaux was content to sit 6th along the rail aboard CAL. At the half in 58.0. Devaux started to follow the developing outer flow, down the backside CAL was underway and 3 deep with a full head of steam and barely held off KJ Erich in a very tight photo in 1:56.4.

Monticello Raceway had its second dead heat in 2 days, Hans Solo made it 3 in a row for trainer Sheena Mcelhiney.

Also on the card James Devaux and Michael Merton each had driving triples and Bruce Aldrich Jr. had a driving double, Aldrich is now only 4 wins from win 8,000.