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Little Stitch Goes Gate to Wire in Who Did It and Run Stakes

Friday, May 4, 2012

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            Little Stitch popped out of the gate first and never looked back, winning the $50,000 Who Did It and Run Stakes at the Meadowlands by 4 ¾ lengths, stepping the five furlongs over “good” turf in :58 1/5.  The stakes event capped a four-race, all-turf card of Thoroughbreds at the Big M.   

            Little Stitch, trained by Joe Jennings and ridden by Chuck C. Lopez, returned $13.20, $5.80 and $4 across the board.  Salad Girl rallied to complete the $98.60 exacta and paid $5 to place and $3.80 to show.  It was another length and a half back to Ima Jersey Girl, who closed to pay $7.40 to show.

            A 6-year-old mare by Gerosa from the Evening Kris mare Stitch N Hitch, Little Stitch improved her lifetime record to 7-4-1 from 23 starts, good for earnings of $300,400.

            Live Thoroughbred racing continues on Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands - first post 3:30 p.m.  The Monmouth Park Thoroughbred season kicks off on Saturday, May 12 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.


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