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style="font-weight: bold;">Monticello, NY --- James Devaux rounded out a productive week at Monticello Raceway, as he drove five winners on a single card for the second time this week; the tally for the last seven days was 13 trips to the winner's circle.


Can’t It Be Me started off the five-bagger for DeVaux in the third race. Starting from the nine-hole he got away fourth and was parked from the half-mile until the three-quarter pole to win by a scant head in 1:59.1 for leading trainer Dolores Basilone.


In the next race, Devaux scored a wire-to-wire victory with Lone Valley Sam for trainer Steven Ray.


In the seventh race, the out-of-town invader Mccito, took no prisoners to win by 11 lengths in 1:57.3, which was the fastest mile of the day. The 5-year-old son of McArdle was recently competing at Miami Valley Raceway for trainer Al Annunziat.

Newcomer Marta Piotrow has been turning heads recently at Monticello Raceway with a respectable UDRS of .256 and three wins in eight starts. She is a co-owner, with Anthony Napolitano, of Winback Prince, who gave Devuax his fourth win of the afternoon.


In the 10th race, Devaux survived a little scare when Troon put in some extra steps and briefly went off stride in deep stretch. The horse regained his composure and got back on gait to track down pace-setter Intheperfectstorm to prevail in 1:59.1.


Mike Merton and John Desimone Jr. each drove two winners on the afternoon card.


Monticello Raceway is dark on Presidents Day Monday (Feb. 20); live racing resumes on Tuesday (Feb. 21) with a 12:25 p.m. post time.