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OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) _ Puck rallied in the stretch to post a 2 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Long Branch Breeders' Cup Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday.

Shah Jehan, the pacesetter in the Grade 3 stakes, held second by a neck over Stephentown, the even-money favorite.

Ridden by Manny Aguilar, Puck covered 1 1-16 miles in 1:44.1 to win his second straight stakes and post his fourth win in eight starts this year. The Bill White-trained colt captured the Unbridled Stakes at Calder in his last start.

White, who was making his Monmouth debut, said he had a van ready to take Puck back to Florida after the race.

``I think we'll cancel it after the way he ran today,'' the trainer said.

Puck, who earned an invitation to the $1 million Haskell Invitational here on Aug. 4, paid $11.80, $6.60 and $2.60.

Aguilar, who rode at Monmouth a few seasons back, said his colt had some problems coming out of the gate.

``Around the first turn he wanted to run on, but there were two horses in front of him so I just grabbed hold of him and waited,'' Aguilar said. ``He's a late-running horse and today he was running in the lane.''

Shah Jehan returned $7.20 and $2.60 and Stephentown paid $2.20 to show.