Appealing Maggie cruises in Miss Woodford

by | Jul 17, 2016 | Breaking, New Jersey, NJ Racing, Racing

Appealing Maggie wins the Miss Woodford Stakes. Photo by Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO.

From a Monmouth Park release

Black Swan Stable’s Appealing Maggie dueled early with Brandy’s Girl before putting away that foe and all the rest to score an impressive 3 ¾-length win in the $75,000 Miss Woodford Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday.

Trained by Mike Hushion, Appealing Maggie went the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:09 1/5 and paid $5.40, $3.80 and $2.80 as the favorite in the field of seven 3-year-old fillies. Giddy Up completed the $117.40 exacta and returned $15 and $7.60. It was another length back to Bodacious Babe, who paid $3.40 to show.

“She broke well,” said winning jockey Chris DeCarlo. “I was able to get in a good early position. She is just naturally fast when I watched the replays. I just let her do the running and I was a passenger. I knew we were going really quick, but she never really came off the bridle, so I was pretty comfortable once we hit the eighth pole.”

A daughter of Successful Appeal from the Tale of the Cat mare Belgian Chocolate, Appealing Maggie has now won three of her five lifetime starts with earnings just north of $150,000.