By Tom LaMarra
Joseph Besecker’s Aztec Sense made his MATCH Series debut a winning one in the $100,000 Salvatore DeBunda PTHA President’s Cup Aug. 25 at Parx Racing, but victories have been commonplace for the 5-year-old gelding this year.
The President’s Cup marked his sixth win in six starts in 2018 for trainer Jorge Navarro, who claimed Aztec Sense for $12,500 on behalf of Besecker at Parx a little more than a year ago. Aztec Sense won the Turning For Home Stakes at Parx in June and a restricted stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida in February.
“I like the MATCH Series,” Navarro. “I just need to find some horses for it next year, maybe claim a few.”