– Ward, Bell and Welker’s Gypsy Robin held off
Say a Novena to capture the $100,000 Sorority Stakes by a length as Team Valor
International’s Hasay powered past pacesetter In the Rough to capture the
$75,000 Omnibus Stakes at Monmouth
Park on Monday.
conditioned by co-owner Wesley Ward, covered the six furlongs over the fast
main track in 1:10 4/5 and returned $7.60, $4 and $2.60. Say a Novena completed the $30.40 exacta and
paid $3.20 and $2.10. It was 5 ½ lengths
back the 2-1 favorite in the field of 2-year-old fillies, Select Cat, who paid
$2.40 to show.
“I tried to
take her back a little bit, but she has so much speed,” said winning jockey
Jeffrey Sanchez. “In the stretch, I
wasn’t worried. She had so much left and
held everyone off no problem.”
broke her maiden first out at Keeneland in April. She was then sent to the Group 2 Queen Mary
Stakes at Royal Ascot in England, before returning to the States and finishing
fourth in the Grade 3 Schuylerville at Saratoga last out. From her two victories, the daughter of
Daaher from the Indian Charlie mare Feisty Princess has won $95,000 for her
Omnibus, Hasay sat just off the lead before collaring pacesetter In the Rough
and holding all rivals safe at bay, stepping the mile and three-eighths over
firm turf in 2:13 4/5.
H. Graham Motion, Hasay returned $12.80, $5.60 and $4.20 and topped the $45.60
exacta. It was a length back to Dyna
Waltz, who paid $4 to place and $3.40 to show.
Tarrip was another nose back in third, good for a $4.40 to show.
broke really good,” said winning jockey Pablo Morales. “Even though she was a little rank early, I
think I was able to get her to relax a little.
I tried to keep her covered up in behind the one (In the Rough) and when
I heard somebody coming I got her into a clear path.”
Stakes score was the first this year and third lifetime for Hasay, a 4-year-old
filly by Lomitas from the Sillery mare Saralea.
She has now earned $77,110.
continues at Monmouth
Park on Saturday, Sept.
10 – gates open at 11:30 a.m. with first post set for 12:50 p.m. As always, the racetrack is open seven days a
week for simulcasting from across the country and around the globe.