Overview of Phillip H. Iselin Stakes at Monmouth Park

Phillip H. Iselin Stakes is a Grade III for three -year-old and up colts and gelding at 1 1/16 miles on dirt. Purse $100,000. Just Call Kenny won the 2017 Phillip H. Iselin Stakes.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Enough Is Enough Paco Lopez Mary Eppler 10/1
2 Backsideofthemoon Angel Arroyo Leo O’Brien 8/1
3 Page McKenney Horacio Karamanos Mary Eppler 5/2
4 Imperative Antonio Gallardo Robert Hess, Jr. 2/1
5 Harlan Punch Joe Bravo David Jacobson 3/1
6 Hit It Once More Kendrick Carmouche Gary Sciacca 10/1
7 Red Rifle TBA David Jacobson 15/1


Imperative will be making his 2018 debut in the Phillip H. Iselin Stakes. He won his last race in 2017 the Charles Town Classic , Grade II on April 22, 2017.  He has stated 38 times and has 6 wins, 8 seconds and 3 thirds. His earning are close to three million dollars.

Page McKenney is coming off a victory in the Salvator Mile , Grade III, at Monmouth Park on May 26th. He finished second in the Gulfstream Handicap, Grade II, on March 31st. His 2018 debut was winning the Oak Hickory Stakes at Gulfstream Park on February 17th.  He is a multiple Black Type stakes winner with earnings of $1,870, 940.

Red Rifle has started 36 times and has seven wins with career earnings over one million dollars. His last race was a $40,000 Claiming race at Belmont Park on June 7th. He finished sixth beaten by 11 lengths. He most likely will scratch from the race.

Harlan Punch has three wins out of eight starts in 2018. He won the Stymie Stakes at Aqueduct on March 10th. His other two wins were Allowance Optional Claiming races at Aqueduct. He finished fifth in his last outing the Flat Out Stakes, 1 3/8 miles on dirt at Belmont Park on May 4th.

Backsideofthemoon in 2018 won the Jazil Stakes at Aqueduct on January 10th. He finished in the Stymie Stakes at Aqueduct on March 10th. He finished sixth in his most recent race the Brooklyn Handicap at Belmont Park on June 9th.

Enough Is Enough is coming off an Allowance Optional Claiming fourth place finish at Laurel Park on June 9th. He has four start in 2018 and has a one win and 1 second. He has never started in a Graded Stakes.

Our Top Three Picks are:

  • Page McKenney
  • Imperative
  • Harlan Punch

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