The weekend’s mid-Atlantic stakes winners…
Grade 3 Jersey Shore, Monmouth Park
- trained by Lynn Whiting
- ridden by Trevor McCarthy
- owned by Choctaw Racing Stable, Winning Horse Stable and Scot Galloway
- Storyline: Churchill Downs shipper Hebbronville rallied from the back of the field to post a neck victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 Jersey Shore for three-year-olds at Monmouth Park. The son of Majesticperfection posted his first stakes victory after having been stakes placed three prior times. Last after a sharp opening quarter mile of 21 2/5 seconds, Hebbronville and jock Trevor McCarthy came wide leaving the turn and were up late to win. “We’ve been trying to ease him off the pace,” said trainer Lynn Whiting. “Today, with all the speed in there, we thought that was the only option and it worked.” Running time for the six furlongs was 1:09.65. Hebbronville has now won four of 10 career starts and earned $214,850.
Crowd Pleaser Handicap, Parx Racing
- trained by Brendan Walsh
- ridden by Frankie Pennington
- owned by Chad Schumer
- bred in Pennsylvania by Everest Stables Inc.
- Storyline: Saham was 6-5 at post time for Saturday’s Crowd Pleaser, for Pennsylvania-bred three-year-olds on the turf, and that was about right. The son of Lemon Drop Kid-Texas Kitty, by Forest Wildcat stalked the pace of Roxbury and Overton, engaged that runner on the far turn, and edged away in the lane to win by 2 1/4 lengths. A traveling sort, Saham has made starts at five different racetracks; the Crowd Pleaser was the first in the state in which he was foaled, and the trip to Parx netted him his first stakes win. He’s now won two of eight starts and earned $94,020.
Power by Far Handicap, Parx Racing
- Kiss the Daddy
- trained by John Dunn
- ridden by Hector Caballero
- owned by Knew Stable
- bred in Pennsylvania by The Elkstone Group LLC
- Storyline: A late career switch to the turf has turned Kiss the Daddy into an altogether different kind of horse. The five-year-old mare by Scat Daddy-Kiss the Breeze, by Kafwain made the first 29 starts of her career on dirt without making much impact, winning just three times. Switched to turf in May, she’s now won three straight on the lawn after taking the five furlong Power by Far by three-quarters of a length over nine PA-bred rivals. Sent off at 4.80-1, Kiss the Daddy saved ground just off the pace, found running room leaving the furlong grounds, and prevailed late to win in 57.57 seconds. She’s now won six of 33 starts and earned $310,200.
Little Silver Stakes (run in divisions), Monmouth Park
- Stormy Regatta (1st division)
- trained by Christophe Clement
- ridden by Joe Bravo
- owned by Cheyenne Stables LLC
- Isabella Sings (2nd division)
- trained by Todd Pletcher
- ridden by Abel Castellano, Jr.
- owned by Siena Farm LLC
- Storyline: Monmouth made the perhaps curious decision to run Sunday’s Little Silver in two divisions, one with six horses and one with seven. New York shippers rode into town and took back all the money, with favored Stormy Regatta just rallying to nose out 23-1 Rachel Wall in the first division and 9-1 Isabella Sings posting a front-running score over favored Pine Needles in the second. The trainer-jockey duo of Christophe Clement and Joe Bravo took the first division and ran second in the second. It was the first stakes win for both sophomore fillies.